Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 4: So Far So...... Ouch

I woke up this morning feeling a little weak and achy all over, and it only got worse throughout the day. This usually happens right before I come down with a sinus infection or the flu, so that's exciting. The weird thing is that I don't have any other symptoms at all - just the ache. But right now the ache is so bad that I almost cried while trying and failing to open the door to my house. The damn key wouldn't turn!

So today is my second day of full vegetarianism, and it's gone well so far. I haven't dropped any weight yet, which is a bummer. I feel like I deserve to start losing weight the minute I decided to go veg. Lol @ my sense of entitlement.

I've decided to add some additional mini-goals to my main goal of eating no meat through May 2. I'm also attempting to:
1. avoid cheese (lactose intolerant and all)
2. cut back on bread (you can't cut out bread, but DAMN I eat a lot of bread)
3. stop eating fast food (because not a single fast food item is good for you)
4. get in the habit of packing my own lunch in the morning (yes, my mom sometimes makes my lunch, and you know you're super jealous)

My food intake so far today included a breakfast of my usual coffee with lactose-free milk and sugar, a lunch from the salad bar at Jason's Deli (pasta salad, couscous salad, and regular salad), and a pre-dinner snack of Special K Chocolaty Delight. Not too shabby.

So here I am lying in my parents' big, comfy bed, blogging and contemplating going to sleep at 7 PM. Delightful.

Before I go, I have a question for vegetarians out there: is it strictly the act of eating meat that you avoid, or is it just as bad to buy food with meat in it and eat around the meat? The other day I thought about buying some chicken-flavored ramen noodles and eating them without using the chicken flavoring, but I would still be contributing financially to the chicken-killing industry. So is it the money or the act that matters? I guess it depends on whether you're a vegetarian for health or ethical reasons.

That's all I have for you today, loyal reader(s). Cheerio!

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