Saturday, June 18, 2011

Meatless Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...

I haven't had meat since the "porterhouse incident" on Sunday. Definitely the longest I've gone without carnivoring. Other than the time I went three days without any food at all, I can't think of a time when I've intentionally skipped meat, certainly not for more than a day.

It started because my body was calling for a timeout after that ridiculous meal at Commerce. And then I just wasn't hungry for it. The thought of any meat just seemed like too much. Plus Brett and Emily eat vegetarian at home now and they seem so healthy for it. And by day four I did feel a little better without it, a little more "pure" or something. (Placebo effect? Yeah, definitely possible.)

Going meatless hasn't been as hard as I would've thought either. Salads at lunch, with beans replacing the chicken. Yvonne has made dinners of tilapia, chowder, vegetarian chili. Last night at the diner I had eggs and pancakes. Still, tonight we're going out to dinner with Adam and Nell, and it's hard to imagine ordering the vegetarian plate, continuing to go out of my way to avoid meat. On the other hand, I'm curious how long I can keep this up before becoming miserable. Who knows, maybe there'll be a good-looking fish dish.

5 comments:

Ara said...

That a good one, Brett and Emily eat vegetarian at home. HAHAHAHAH!

David said...

Good for you. Good luck with that. One thing I know about you is that you'll keep it up just to see how long you can last. I give you till the 27th before you take a break and have a carne asada burrito.

libraloves said...

Quitting meat "cold-turkey" only results in an all-out meat binge later!

I have a friend who recently decided to become more "vegetarian-ish" and is loving it. I could describe myself that way, as well. I mostly cook vegetarian at home, but get a meat fix here and there with some chicken or fish once in a while. Red meat about once a month, whereas I used to indulge at least twice per week.

When I tried to avoid meat all together, I found myself on violent "must have steak now!" missions, knocking down everyone in my way. Being vegetarian-ish has definitely improved my health, my body feels overall better, and I hardly crave meat now.

Anonymous said...

I learned from my cousin Roberto when we went to Italy. Always go with a Good plate of pasta.

Squeen said...

I probably didn't do my body any favors tonight when I ate like a million chocolate-covered pretzel balls at Jason's. I think he's a bad influence.