I was HOPING to find a "we're vegetarian but eat fish and no that doesn't mean we eat chicken, too, we're vegetarian, remember, oh and eggs and milk are a go, yes, some vegetarians eat eggs and milk and don't end up in vegetarian hell, would you STOP trying to feed me chicken, since when do chickens swim in the sea?" message board!
I reached my goal weight last year because I completely lost interest in eating. It's almost worth signing up for a depression, isn't it? But of course it came back with a vengeance once I was on the meds I needed to treat the issue. Life is cruel. I broke down and weighed myself the other day and I'm up to my "nine month pregnancy" weight for my largest little dude. D'oh!
So I'm baaaaaaack!
I've been a pescatarian for three years, now. My daughter has been one for five. I tried to be a vegan at first, but only lasted a month. Vegan cheese tastes like feet. There's just no way around that. And the family (five others) began plans for my impeachment. You'd think I'd have slimmed down as a vegan, but I actually GAINED weight due to the unfortunate discovery that, according to PETA, OREOS are a vegan food. Indeed I did partake. Excessively.
The remaining family members are meateaters. But guess what? Mama cooks and shops and gags at the sight of uncooked flesh in her fridge, so you eat what Mama eats. We'd like a "No-gagging zone" if you please. Thank goodness they don't complain. And they just gorge themselves when we go out to eat.
Though that might also be because I'm completely culinarily challenged. When it comes to cooking, I have the dumb. Yes, that makes vegetarian cooking a challenge, doesn't it? I rely heavily on meat replacements and adapt simple recipes. Even so, most likely if somebody asks what I'm making for dinner, I'll stare at the stuff on the stove and say, "I'm not sure, yet...."
How's that for the longest.intro.evarrr? All that to say, "glad to be here!" :)
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused -=Shirley Maclaine=-
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