Friday, March 22, 2013
Hey readers :-)
I am so exhausted after the week I've had. I've been studying and taking exams all week, going to choral practice and trying to find a job. I've barely had time to work out (really haven't done much at all), let alone eat well or track nutrition. I gained a pound back since last week and I guess it doesn't surprise me :-/ When I think about it, it's really my own fault, because...yet again...I didn't prepare any meals this week which I think might be crucial for future success.
I'm really having a tough time with the food aspect of my "healthstyle". I'm trying to be a healthy vegetarian, but there isn't as much variety in recipes in this style as there is for a meat-eater. It's SO easy to be on a regular "diet" and eating meals that revolve around meat. I'm not going to lie, I loved fish for dinner, turkey bacon and slices of ham on a sandwich. I miss my mom's chicken noodle soup too. And Thanksgiving isn't really the same without a bird on the table. But I made the choice to be vegetarian to improve my health and also because factory farming has gotten way out of control, especially in the US. Plus, it's more cost efficient and beneficial on an international level to have a plant-based lifestyle.
Unfortunately, I'm a BAD vegetarian and don't really eat my veggies! The truth is, I'm a horrible cook and don't know how to make veggies appealing enough to satiate my hunger. It also frustrates me at the lack of vegetarian recipes on SP and online that are healthy and easy to prepare. As you can see, I'm a "put it in the crockpot" type of girl and don't have a lot of time to develop chef-level cooking abilities. My lunches are also something I really have to think about because I don't have access to an appliance to reheat leftovers; My lunches have to be soup in a thermos or something cold. Salads get old fast and I refuse to buy lunch out. Bad, bad, bad for my budget.
Ohhhhhh, woe is me. I hate complaining, but sometimes it's necessary. I will continue to try it again until I get it right, but I'm open to suggestions! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!