When this month started, I said I would challenge myself to the ultimate dietary discipline. Being a Vegan. I did it to see if the results would be “real”. It’s also something that is semi easy to do now that my wife is one. I’m officially on the 14th day of the journey and a lot of things have come to my mind.
There have been a couple times during the last two weeks where I’ve said to myself, “I don’t think this is for me, but it’s honestly not that bad.” I’m not sure if that’s because I would have had chicken or a pizza by now, if it’s just my mind doing what it does when I have alone time, or the devil playing with my emotions. Either way, it does come up time to time. I don’t get many “cravings”, but I can’t deny my body and mindset knows that my routine is different. I don’t need meat every day, but even that little bit I was still consuming is still there psychologically. As for Dairy; Minus pizza, I can’t say that I miss it that much. I’m not an “extra cheese” or must have ice cream or milk type of person. Outside of cheddar and provolone, I’m not a fan of having cheese on anything. Not as a must anyway. I had to stop eating a trail mix that was in the house because it has milk in it. Why would a peanut butter product need milk? I’m so lost on that. Whether you are vegan or not, read these food labels. please, just read them.
On a positive note, the change that I’ve noticed is my body acne is down. It’s not 100% but it is significant and I don’t itch as much and my skin is not as dry as it usually is when it’s cold. I haven’t had a lot of knee pain, but this back, different story. I’ve also been able to maintain the 235 lbs I started at. I plan to get back to my 6 day workout weeks to drop that.
Today may be tough. I’m heading to Outback Steakhouse for my Father-In-Law’s birthday. It’s not my favorite place in the world. Matter fact, I don’t think I’ve been there 5 times in life. However, I anticipate the idea of seeing a Ribeye or T-Bone cooked medium and sizzling within 5-10 feet of me being difficult to deny at a time like this. I’m honestly not sure what I’m going to eat or if I will. I just didn’t want to be rude and not go at all. There may be a funny story developing over all of this so stay tuned. Talk soon.
Oh real quick. Hot dogs smell worse than ever now! I haven’t eaten one since I was like 9, but this week at work, they boiled some and it literally smelled like a decomposing body was simmering in the break room. Appetite ruined for 3 days straight!