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January 4, 2011

Back to Basics

It’s been a while since I have posted anything, and it really has to do with many factors.  I didn’t see the point in being a vegetarian – maybe due to laziness, budget, environment, etc.  BUT that does not change my respect for vegetarian/vegan lifestyles, and it does not change my eating habits completely.  I still enjoy vegetarian/vegan dishes a lot, and I like knowing that I have broadened my tastes to include these dishes.  I can go for weeks without eating meat, but I just don’t want to hold myself to the standard of definitely not eating meat.

What I still definitely want to do is try to balance my meals.  I still need to make big changes to eat healthy, and I knew that vegetarianism would never calm my cravings for oreos and ice cream.  My main goals starting this year are to cut down on cheese (this will be very hard), cut down on portions, and cut down on sugar.  Note that I am saying ‘cut down’ and NOT ‘cut out.’  I no longer wish to cut anything out, but I have to cut back on things I know are bad for me.  In order to keep with my goals, I want to keep better track of what I’m eating – therefore this blog will hopefully hold me accountable.  If I eff up though, eh, stuff happens right?


For the past few weeks, I’ve been religiously eating oatmeal for breakfast – the awesomely sugary, filled-with-empty calories variety aka Fruit n’ Creme.  I decided to buy some old fashioned oats and raisins to try and improve a bit upon my breakfast.  But today, I had no desire for breakfast really.  I had a handful of Parmesan Basil Wheat Thins (sooo yummy) and less than 1/4 cup no-fat cottage cheese.


My typical work lunch: tomato soup and diet soda.  I also had some vanilla chai tea beforehand, as you can see in the corner.  It kept my desk smelling wonderful the rest of the day, actually. 🙂


I made a batch of peanut butter cookies last night and actually wound up eating some of those for my dinner, and I brought two of the leftovers for dessert.  I also brought a gala apple, and drank some more vanilla chai tea later on.


By the time I got home, I was pretty hungry.  I had a little of my mom’s sloppy joe meat on 1/2 a whole wheat tortilla.  What I really wanted was an egg and turkey bacon sandwich, though!  But seeing as I had no turkey bacon or bread, that was a no go.  So I baked some battered mushrooms and chicken fry things…I only ate one mushroom and about 5 chicken string things.  I chopped up a carrot and tomato for a salad with spinach that came out pretty good, but the tomato was a bit mushy.  Someday I’ll get the hang of salads…

And that’s that for today.  Not too healthy, not too junky – so I’d say it’s a good day, for me at least!  Be back tomorrow!

July 7, 2010

4th of July: Mosquito Attack Day

I am still recouping from a crazy 4th of July weekend.  My biggest worry was that since this is the season of grilling meat, I would easily give into meat temptation.  Luckily, that did not happen.  Here was my basic menu for the holiday:

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July 2, 2010

How to Stop Eating Meat (& Maybe Become a Vegetarian)

Okay, so I have not eaten meat for about a week or so, and let me explain – I never meant to actually become a vegetarian.  I just wanted to see if I could really live without eating meat for a while.  The more and more that I thought about how I would simply avoid meat, the more I realized that a vegetarian lifestyle meant a somewhat healthier lifestyle – at least compared to my previous diet of cheeseburgers and bacon.

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