days 2 & 3
Saturday, June 04, 2011
I don't know if this should count as day 3. Yesterday I ate Gummi Cherries from the Death Valley Nut & Candy company. Upon searching the Internet I discovered with great joy that original Haribro cherry gummis DO NOT have gelatin. Alas, the knockoffs at the Nut & Candy Company do.
I'm so ashamed of myself for caving into my sweet tooth. My mom brought them to me at work (I haven't told her about my vegetarian experiment - guess I should have!) and it was a stressful day. And of course, gummis are my all time favorite. But why didn't I just eat something else to assuage my craving?
So, I had a hiccup on day 2. The only good thing about it is that I didn't do what I normally do when I fail a dietary goal, which is give in and go hog wild. Literally. I at least managed to resist for the rest of the day.
It's not as if I crave meat (yet). And I feel great not eating it. But gelatin! Argh! It's in everything. For example, I'm a little tired of Greek yogurt and I wanted to try something else. Almost all the non-Greek yogurts Fresh & Easy have gelatin.
I did much better today. All veggie. I even went out to eat and maintained my resolve. We won't talk about the calories.
My coworker loaned me some vegetarian cookbooks/magazines and I've been visiting tons of vegetarian websites for ideas. Thanks for the suggestions.