I have gone back and forth trying to become vegetarian my WHOLE life. At first, I was doing it for me, for the health reasons for “the glow” that all those true vegans out there have. The beautiful skin, the hair. They just have a vibrance and unique happiness to them that radiates on the outside. I could probably pick vegans out of a crowd if you asked me to. So, I’ve began asking myself why is it that I stop? I always give in after about a month. And the main reason is convenience no doubt, I work three jobs and at the end of the day I’d much rather take home a greasy, carb loaded pizza covered in God knows what. I’ve struggled the most with it since I started working at a pizza place that offers me a free meal every time I work. And well, let’s face it, I’m poor and free food is not something I was going to turn down. In the last month or so that I’ve been working there I have noticed HUGE changes with in myself. Not just weight gain, and skin blemishes. But in my mood, how I act. I’ve watched several documentaries such as food inc, fast food nation, etc. All giving me thousands of reasons not to eat this stuff, but I do, and I feel AWFUL. I truly think I’ve reached depression. I’m moody, critical of everything, unhappy most of the time. And yes, I’m blaming it on food. You may think I’m crazy but there are many others out there, such as Ellen DeGeneres (everyone just loves her) that believe we carry more than just caloric energy from the foods we eat. Eating the meat of, whether you want to face it or not, animals thwt were abused and tortured, is processed in us. And after going straight from vegetarian to 100 fast food meat eater I truly believe this food and this lifestyle is making me someone I do not want to be. I feel helpless and like I can’t control it. Well, starting today I will be eating almost all organic and no animal byproducts AT ALL. Free food or not, I’m saying no. Not worth it. I’ll choose what I eat and know where it comes from. I’m expecting major changes in my mood, my energy level, and general health. I hope I’m not disappointed. I also hope that by putting this out there for the whole world to read it will keep me motivated. Wish me luck.
I want to follow all of you!!
I’m a vegetarian! I used to be a vegan and I’m planning on going back to it in the future. :) I haven’t eaten meat since the New Years!