Thursday, May 21, 2009

I can't do it Captain, I haven't got the time

I'm going to call my time spent being vegetarian a success, considering I set out with the plan to stay meat-free as long as I could stay healthy. The staying healthy part ended during my time in Seattle. I was doing pretty good until Mother's Day and I kept getting really dizzy & feeling all around weird, and I knew that I wasn't getting enough protein. It's one thing to be at home & have your meals planned and have access to your protein powder & zone bars, but I hadn't had any of that in over 5 days...and wasn't even eating every meal.

I gave in and ordered some shrimp, since they have more protein than chicken, and started feeling better within an hour. Then Eric's brother wanted to have us over the next night for burgers and the last thing I wanted to do was have his family accommodate my special preferences with everything else that was going on.

Then, during my trip to Missouri I just said the heck with it. I had some great pulled pork & slow-cooked brisket that was to die for!

Oh meat, how I missed you :o)

I think 5 months was a pretty good run, and I probably saved at least one animal...don'tcha think?

10 comments:

Jillene said...

At least you tried it and I say good for you. And I am pretty sure that you saved at least 5 animals----does that make you feel better?!

Michelle said...

5 months?!? Wow, I didn't realize you made it so long. Way to go. Are you gonna try it again or are you done for good?

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am impressed with your duration and will power. I am glad though that you enjoyed the brisket, shrimp etc...when the time came. I don't know that I could give up meat that long. Impressive...

SO said...

At least one animal for sure! Way to give it a try.

Mary said...

Jillene,
Thanks, that does make me feel better :o)

Michelle,
I might try again some other time, but right now things are just a little too hectic.

Kristina P. said...

I am ALL about the meat. Seriously, I could eat a hamburger, everyday!

Jessica said...

Good for you. It was a good run and I'm sure that one cow will be very happy. Bring on the brisket!

Wendyburd1 said...

That was an amazing run! People don't realize how important protein is! I learned that once I had the surgery, protein is one of the things I have to make sure I get in first before even veggies, it is too important for your bodies well being!

Now you have me wanting meat ut it is almost 4 am and I can't make anything like a burger...what I really want now is roast beef!! Mmm!

Missy said...

You saved a whole field of animals! You are a tough woman! LOL

Momma Sarah said...

Way to go Mary! We try to have a couple of meatless days during the week. Hey, beans ARE good for you, too! Plus, they've got some good protien! I've learned that I don't eat enough with this pregnancy - who knew? Guess it really is that important. I still love that veggie pizza from Papa Murphy's!