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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Vege...what?

By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat
After the last post on bacon, my son and I were in the bookstore this past weekend (we are there at least twice a week) I picked up a book I had seen on a previous visit, it is pictured above.  Let me preface this by saying that I have been attracted to the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle for years but could never make the commitment.  The closest I came is going about 5-6 years with no red meat or pork.  Well I started browsing this book and reading to my son some of the things they said about the slaughterhouses ( I will spare you the details) and we started talking about trying to become vegetarian and I was shocked because my son is the hamburger king. 
We made a plan to eliminate pork first (alas no bacon), then we would eliminate red meat...etc.  Well by the time we read some more he was like mom let's just do them all now.  Well of course I can't be the weak one so I agreed so I am now on day 4 of vegetarianism.  We haven't eliminate cheese yet so we are not all the way end at this point, he says his ultimate goal is to become vegan (we'll see).
I checked with the nutritionist at his school and everyday they provide vegetarian options which is good.  I had to tell Mr. Anti-veggie dude that he is not going to be a carb vegetarian, he needs to actually eat more veggies besides broccoli with cheese (he claims he likes, Ive never seen him eat), raw carrots and salad oh yeah and faux meat. 
So that's the plan, wish us luck.  Oh yeah and I go in for my 3rd fill Thursday right now, I'm about 2lbs from my lowest and I pray that this next fill gets me closer to the sweet spot.  I have been doing some resistance bands exercises but have yet to do a full sweat workout of any kind, I am ashamed to say.  Tomorrow is my 2 month bandiversary and I will post pics and break a sweat....that is my vow to you!!! lol

4 comments:

Liz - Lizzle - Libby Lou said...

Kudos to tryin' the vegan way! the only thing that really makes me not a vegetarian is; chicken and cheese. That's about it. Good luck with your fill as well!

Amaris said...

Good luck to you! I was lacto-ovo for about a year, almost 30 years ago. I have to admit that I felt great and had lots of energy. I've thought about doing it again, but now that I share my life/home with someone who's not interested in that, it would be much harder to do. Anyway, good luck again to the two of you!

Justawallflower said...

Best of luck to you! I was a vegetarian for 8 years until I got pregnant. My daughter, when she was 6, decided she wanted to be a vegetarian, and since that is the age I gave up meat I wanted to take her seriously. Ultimately it was something she wanted to do at certain times but not others, but we gave it up. But best of luck to you! It is a wonderful way to live, and some of the faux meat is not bad at all!

Stephanie said...

You are a better soul than I will ever be...No bacon? Let us know how it goes!