I have been a vegetarian for about 4.5 years and starting in February I had been having thoughts of giving it up. However, I wasn't quite sure how to end something that I had been committed to that long. When I became a vegetarian I was under insane amounts of stress with school, friends and of course boys. I couldn't seem to make anyone happy and I had a desire to grasp something that I knew I could solely control and no matter what it wouldn't have an opinion about me. So I woke up one day and decided I was going to give up meat and become a vegetarian.
I had this theory that if I could eat better, I would feel better and maybe in some aspect I would be able to make things around me better as a whole. I was holding a grudge against someone, I hated my classes and I was just fairly miserable for an entire semester in school, and for some reason this seemed like a good way to pull myself out.
I didn't expect to stay a vegetarian for so long, but I ended up being extremely dedicated to it and researched some great recipes substituted meat for tomatoes and found that I actually like mushrooms (of course I tried them about a thousand times before I decided they were okay.) So this brings me to the whole point of this post, on Saint Patrick's Day this year I really wanted a corned beef Reuben. I thought about ordering one at lunch but I was worried I'd get sick and I got a salad instead. My coworkers were really rooting for me to break the veggie lifestyle but I couldn't do it. After work my intern and myself went out to the Winking Lizard in Coventry to celebrate his new job and have a drink and it was there that I finally decided to order my Reuben. One bite into it's corned beef goodness and I knew I made the right choice. Let me tell you, you never forget what those things taste like. I'll still be eating a great deal of veggies but I have decided that I'm going to hang out with the protein again.
So have any of my readers been vegetarian and gone back or have you thought about becoming a vegetarian? Give me some feedback :)
Peace & High Heels