Trying Something New. . .
Monday, March 21, 2011
There is a saying, If you want something you have never had then you have to do something you have never done. This statement defines me at this time in my life.
So for lent I decided to give up all meat except seafood. For me seafood only consist of fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters (fried hard). Before I did it, I thought it was going to be extremely hard to do, but once I got started I saw that it wasn't so bad after all. Now being about 2 weeks in, I am STARVING!!!! I have cut two major food groups out so all I am really eating is freggies, and seafood. No mean and no carbs. Well, honestly I have been eating carbs b/c every 45 mins I am hungry like I never ate. I keep hearing that I need to add protein to my diet b/c that is what I am missing by not eating the meat. I am not sure how to do that, but I have been eating beans more now that I am not eating meat.
My goal in doing this is to further discipline myself. Cutting carbs was hell in the beginning, but I managed to do it and get wonderful results from it. Cutting the meat out of my diet is my way trying to see how much more weight I can lose by doing so. I have also did it b/c the hormones and things that the meat we eat is injected with is not good for us. I knew that all along, but my attitude was if I cut the carbs and the meat I will die. CLEARLY that is not the case as I type this blog, so I want to see what 40 of no meat feels like. I have heard that I will have more energy and that will be an added incentive!!!!