Friday, 29 March 2013

It's Been Two Months

Two things quickly before we begin: One, my interview with Addman SHOULD be up today. 
Two; My short story has been published on my other blog, for those who wish to read it.

I got curious on Tuesday and I found myself looking something up. I found out that it's been a little over two months now since I went vegetarian. It's actually not been that bad at all. My guess is that this is because I still eat tuna. Although the main reason I still eat tuna is because then I have a healthy option while going to the local sandwich place. The only thing they have there that isn't meat, or isn't cooked, is cheese. Cheese is not so healthy.

You could argue though that I've not exactly achieved my goals of what I set out to do by becoming one. Although really I didn't actually have any kind of goal in mind. I've just been telling people that one of the main reasons I went vegetarian was to be a bit healthier. If we take that as a goal then nah, I've failed miserably. It turns out you can be very unhealthy even when not eating meat. I have actually eaten more cheese lately for a start. My local supermarket doesn't really have much in the way of vegetarian options which I consider a bit of a shame and am also citing as a cause for the fact I'm an unhealthy vegetarian. I expected when I went vegetarian that I would be eating more fruit and, well, vegetables. I'm not though really. I should be, and I hope to be, but I'm not doing so good on that front right now. I mostly stick to cheese and meat substitutes which have varying degrees of fat content. The main thing I really need to do is not be so lazy in the kitchen and set aside more time to cook.

Another problem I have is that I don't like eating fruit straight to put it simply. I don't like just eating fruit. I find most fruit to be too sweet for my tastes and the ones that aren't so sweet, such as say pears, I find to taste bad. I am an enigma wrapped in complexity.

Still I'm not really about to moan because I know the answers and when I know the answers I refuse to moan. I need to be eating more actual fruit and vegetables, and I need to be more willing to cook and even expand my cooking abilities.

Still, two months, that's not bad at all. I actually barely miss or want meat at all. Which is good seeing how every time I eat dinner with my dad he orders a small breakfast which includes bacon and sausages and I used to love those.

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on the two months though Mark, I'd have difficulty with two days myself.

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  2. Sticking with that is really difficult especially when not everyone in the household is doing it.

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    1. The only thing I really feel bad about is how my food is a bit more expensive than anyone elses. We aren't too close as a family and that one day we eat dinner together is the only time me and dad actually eat together so it's not too tough I'm the only vegetarian in the house.

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  3. Well done on lasting two months mate, you've lasted quite a long time for sure so good on you. I don't think I could live a life without eating meat but to be frank with you I don't think that I'd want to.

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  4. sounds like some positive healthy steps you are taking...you know there are some amazing vegetarian cooks out there as well that can make vegetables taste wonderful...if i ever went that way i would be looking them up to get some ideas....

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  5. I've been reading up on change. If you really want to make fruits and vegetables a part of your regular diet, want to change your life, look into Change Anything a book by: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler. They work at a lab where they test how people manage to make changes that stick while so many of us fail to do that.

    Honestly, I think it's awesome. Maybe it could help you, too.

    Btw, thanks for the comment. I most definitely am not going to let any boy, even one I've loved, break me down. I wish you all the luck in your change and maybe I can pop by a little more often.

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  6. I've been reading up on change. If you really want to make fruits and vegetables a part of your regular diet, want to change your life, look into Change Anything a book by: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler. They work at a lab where they test how people manage to make changes that stick while so many of us fail to do that.

    Honestly, I think it's awesome. Maybe it could help you, too.

    Btw, thanks for the comment. I most definitely am not going to let any boy, even one I've loved, break me down. I wish you all the luck in your change and maybe I can pop by a little more often.

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  7. I love my meat to much to give it up.............lol
    Good on you sticking with it........

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