On Becoming Vegetarian (or at least trying)
Monday, August 25, 2014
I have been transitioning into a more vegetarian lifestyle this past year. I gave up soda pop a couple months back and I'm very happy I did. I've been trying to give up cheese lately. That is a hard one, it seems to be hidden everywhere. Plus I sabotage myself every morning by taking a cheese stick with me to eat after my workout. I am always so hungry afterward and can think of nothing else that I can leave in my car for 2 hours. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
Last Thursday I didn't have my daily dose of beans and by the evening I was missing them. Missing beans, how weird. It was late in the evening so I didn't go grab one of my premeasured containers but ate a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter instead. I haven't had peanut butter on a spoon in years. Oh my how lovely it was. I logged it here on SP and it didn't seem to be a bad thing. So I might be buying a small jar to keep at school when we go back next week, for those days when I get hungry.
Anyway this started out about trying to become vegetarian. DH stumbled on a recipe for eggplant rollades a couple weeks ago. Slices of eggplant with a spicy cottage cheese filling. We have had it 3 times since the first time because I like them that much. We have discussed adding spinach but haven't yet, they are pretty close to perfect just as they are. I have been eating salads twice a day with my beans, which I dearly love. I try very hard not to eat meat, not because I don't want to eat someones mother or whatever but because I want to live a long and healthy life. I'm 56 and healthy now and I want to remain that way. I still need to lose weight but it is coming off so slowly that I think I need to take my attention off the weight loss and just concentrate on the being healthy part. Exercise, have fun, enjoy my life.