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(no subject) [Jun. 19th, 2006|03:53 pm]
stephgoesveg
[mood |groggygroggy]
[music |Water Night - Eric Whitacre (the part that chills me)]

The headaches must be psychosomatic. I had virtually no protein yesterday and didn't feel a headache at all. I ate a meal at brunch that didn't make me feel ill- I had lots of fruit, some yogourt, a tiny waffle, a half a piece of french toast, and a muffin top. Large for a regular breakfast, but small for going out and paying $22. I was limited since I'm not eating meat anymore but it certainly made me feel much better instead of ill from overeating.

My eyes are too fuzzy to write much more.

I had veggie meat for the first time today. Not too pleasant, that's why I put cheese and tomato on. But I really like putting soy bean seeds on ice cream and yogourt. :D
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2006|09:10 pm]
stephgoesveg
I had to tell my mom today because I saw we were having BBQ chicken for dinner. She said that she respected my decision, but she already had enough burdens trying to plan meals for my family that she didn't want to have to think of all the meal replacements she'd have to allow for. So I told her I'd give her ideas of things she could make, and told her our family would likely end up eating more healthily because of this. I'm not sure how seriously they're taking me.

I think right now, I'm trying to get over the hump. I've only been doing this for a week, so it'd be easy to go back. My main problem right now is I'm getting hungry between meals, which again might be psychosomatic, thinking I should be hungry because I haven't had meat. Maybe if my mom goes grocery shopping tomorrow I'll go with her and pick up some veggie meat, tofu, etc.
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(no subject) [Jun. 14th, 2006|08:25 am]
stephgoesveg
[Current Location |Family room]
[mood |groggygroggy]

Vale gave me her opinion on me going veg, and while it was what I was intending on doing, it just sounds good when someone else confirms your thoughts. :p She wondered why I didn't want to consume dairy products, because she said it's not killing animals. The treatment is still the same, they are over-milked, calves are taken away from their mothers and can't even drink their mothers' milk, the waste from raising animals for milk is still there, and likely they're just slaughtered for meat in the end anyway, with the way practices are going these days. But I digress. She suggested I stay on milk, cheese and yogourt for now, which is what I am going to do. Somehow I keep not having moments to tell my mom, but I must do it tonight. I've had fish a few times, but I can't think of the last time I consumed chicken, pork, ham, or beef. I need to tell her so meal adaptations can be made. And who knows, my family may end up eating more healthily because of this.
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2006|02:37 pm]
stephgoesveg
[music |Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out) - The Arcade Fire]

Well, welcome to the inaugural entry in my going veg blog. :D

I'm wondering if the head aches I've been getting have been psychosomatic. Am I believing that the fact that I haven't been eating much meat will translate into some sort of somatic ailment? I'm not even sure if I'm eating any less meat than I usually do. Well, the operative word is "usual". During the school year, I'd eat meat about twice a day because of lunch meat on sandwiches. My summer meals are usually made up of small things like cheese, fruit and pita bread. Anyway, I haven't meat in a while, just fish mainly. I'm not sure if I will omit fish because I know it's got Omega-3's in it... God, this whole being busy while being unemployed thing isn't working so well for me- I don't have time to read my book! I'll probably have to read it twice just to process it all.

I thought my dad actually noticed that I was going off meat. Last night my mom asked if I'd make dinner tonight, and my dad said "Can you make meat things and veggie things?" I thought he was saying that, asking if I could make something that would have meat for the 3 of them, and be veggie for me. But he was just asking if I was capable of cooking both meat and vegetables...

The good news (and the gross news), the 2 subsequent times I've had bean salad since Saturday, I haven't had gas. :p
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