As I am sitting here, I am eating chocolate. It is Ghirardelli dark chocolate that I won at a ladies brunch this past weekend. I completely forgot about it until now. Dark chocolate is good for you, right? (Even if you eat half the bag? Probably not!)
Last night my hubby & I watched the documentary "Vegucated". In case you have never heard of it, it is a short film where three people from New York (who love and eat meat) are challenged to go Vegan for 6 weeks. The film follows their journey.
My diet mainly consists of chicken and anything I can microwave. I have little to no patience when it comes to food. I make my hubby food a week at a time and put it in little tupperware containers (his diet consists of chicken, pork, beef and eggs). That means I just have to make food for one - me. And I am not spending an hour making an entire meal for me.
I eat red meat only 2x-4x a year and it usually makes my stomach sick.
But...I have decided to try a mostly vegan diet. I say "mostly vegan" since I have about 40 Isagenix shakes left and I adore them. They fill me up and have great nutrients. Unfortunately they also contain a bit of milk.
Past the Isagenix shakes, I am going Vegan for the next month. I start tomorrow. Why? I am not going to sit here and preach about animal cruelty. My decision has nothing to do with animals (sorry cows!).
My reason is simple - I feel awful. My stomach has been getting sick almost every day. There was a time when I was sensitive/allergic to milk casein (the protein in milk) and I think it is bothering me again. I know my iron levels are below normal (this was due to the fact that I tried to give blood again...and failed...again). I am exhausted but I am not sleeping well.
So...starting TOMORROW (12/7/12), I go "mostly Vegan". I am going to stop eating meat and anything dairy (except the bit of milk in the Isgenix shakes). Which means I have to give up cheese and chocolate.
This has nothing to do with my weight (I have been a steady 140-142lbs for months now) but rather has to do with the way I feel.
I went shopping today and picked up veggies, fruits, whole wheat pasta, vegan spaghetti sauce and Luna bars. I have plans on adding bagels and natural almond butter to my list. I am going to print up a list of food choices for each meal and then stick to it! Hopefully at the end of the month, I have more energy and feel better.