I read an article one time with a comment by a person who is pro-choice. That person said, basically, if the pro-life movement wasn’t so “all or nothing” many types of abortions *might* very well be illegal. Is that a good point?
However, this post isn’t about abortion. It’s about food.
I am struggling with losing weight. Ok, well, I lose about 5-7 pounds and then bounce right back up the scale the next week. My body is liking this extra 25 pounds. I wish I was the kind of girl who could throw up her hands and say “so be it” and get on with my life wearing double digit pants sizes.
But, I’m not.
And, I am not looking to be the next bulimic or anorexic walking the runways either. I just want to be healthy. I want to be strong. I want to feel well again.
I have a couple of things against me. My knee. My foot. My baby. My appetite.
Alright, more than a couple.
You get what I’m saying though. Obstacles.
I can’t exercise like I want to. Physically, it is impossible right now.
I can’t diet like I used to. I am nursing a growing 7 month old baby boy and he is hungry a lot. That means I am hungry a lot and so I need to eat a lot.
However, I can exercise. I’ve been doing Pilates and lifting light weights off and on for about 2 or 3 weeks. I’ve been sick, though, too. And so it’s a snail’s pace until I am well again. But… exercise is good no matter what form it takes. It is much better than doing nothing.
Diet though. The one I love better than all others is the South Beach Diet. I tried to get back on that wagon a few months ago and almost fainted one day. Then I got a visual migraine that lasted an hour and prompted me to call my husband and warn him that I may need him to come home so I could go to the hospital. That scared me. So, I resumed my normal eating habits and all is well. It’s apparent that I needs me carbs.
Has anyone ever seen a fat vegetarian?
I am considering becoming a part-time vegetarian. I wouldn’t be doing it for the animals. That’s for sure. Who flippin’ cares about cows or chickens? Ok. Some people do. Maybe a lot of people do. I don’t. Dumb smelly animals to me. So, y’all know it’s not that.
But, I love vegetables. I even love veggie burgers and fake chicken made from tofu. I like tofu just sauteed in with some veggies a la Chinese restaurant style. Sprouts… yum! Lettuce… yum! I can make a mean dinner w/out any meat just using what spices I keep on hand regularly and a little neutral tasting coconut oil. MmmMmm Good!
Seriously. That all sounds good to me.
Does being a vegetarian have to be all or nothing? If I eat some fish a couple times a month or have a hot dog at a birthday party does that make me a vegetarian misfit? Like I’ll be expelled from the vegetarian club? Somebody will come hit me upside the skull with a wet noodle for breaking the laws of vegetarian?
I think I want to become a part-time vegetarian. What could it hurt?
Have you ever considered
being a vegetarian? Do you
know anyone who is?