Tuesday, February 16, 2010

March Will Be Meatless

I’ve decided. Thirty-one days without meat.

I have been thinking about the vegetarian lifestyle for years but never really had any real motivation to try it. I thought it would be too inconvenient. I thought I would not get the protein that I needed in my diet. I was really just too lazy to think about it. But over the past 24 hours all I’ve done is think about it.

What am I going to eat?

Truth is, there are many days when I don’t eat meat without even thinking about it. Yesterday, I had a slice of wheat bread with peanut butter and some yogurt for breakfast, a can of soup (white beans and a ham-like substance) for lunch and eggplant parmesan for dinner. I also had cheese and crackers for a snack.

I’ve been doing some research just to see exactly how difficult this is going to be. Tofu? Tempeh? Lentils? Meatless crumbles? Should my home be a meat-free zone or should I still buy and prepare it for the kids? Are there always vegetarian alternatives when I go out? Questions, questions and more questions. I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

I did find some really interesting recipes to try and I’m realizing that I would eat this stuff anyway: cheese lasagna, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, veggie pizza, spicy rice and beans, veggie fajitas, etc.

I don’t know what is going to happen at the end of the 31 days. I want to see if I lose any weight and I want to see if there is any difference in how I feel. I’m going to record my progress in a journal and I’ll probably post updates here.

I'm going to miss my wings.

9 comments:

LadyLee said...

Go girl! You can DO it!!!

Luv said...

pls keep us updated... i want to do it but i can't give up tacos...tofu tacos just don't sound right

ShellyShell said...

Good luck! I thought about this too but I decided against it...lol! I just don't know if I could go without a ribeye and bacon! Keep us posted!!

Icey said...

Do it do it do it! You know we will be here to cheer you on!!

Icey said...

Oh and I am giving up alcohol for Lent...yeah...(downing last drink of the evening)

Terry said...

You are a Brave Soul.

Believer said...

I say go for it, especially if that's what you want.

Remnants of U said...

Good Luck! And with the kids in the house. Although one of my former co-workers did it and she lived with 3 meat eating men. (her 2 football playing sons & her husband)

Rose said...

I have lot of friends who are vegetarians. They eat alot of pasta, rice, and vegetables. Also the tufu. They even dropped sugar-only using honey- but they said they feel great. Honestly they look great too. Oh yeah- they eat vegetarian meat which I have tried and with the right cook taste just like meat. Go for it!