Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bye Bye Vegetarianism

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


  1. GOOD! Being a vegetarian is retarded stupid!

  2. I cannot even begin to explain how much I've missed meat. So many more food options.

  3. You should start with stocks, like pouring a little chicken or beef stock into your food, like if you are making stir fry use beef stock to tenderize the vegetables (also makes it yummy) then if that doesn't upset you start eating a little (.5 oz) meat, starting with chicken and ham cuse their proteins are less complex than most red meat... like say mixing a little chopped ham into an omelet. do this at first 2 or 3 times a week then progress to doing it more often and using different meats... make sure you sick to one kind for the first 2 or so weeks... then start using more meat till eventually you can eat anything you want again... make sure you leave very fatty, rich, and processed meats till the end.

    Good luck :-)

  4. also, many health and whole food stores sell protein emulsifiers that will help with digesting

  5. Thanks for the advice. I just kinda dove right into it and have had no problems :)

  6. So I was on my way to ohio northern with my brother and saw ur blog-did know u were giving up being a vegeterian! I was just talking bout u being a vegeterian the other day and hope being ur roomie I learned to like different things cuz they wefe around-like hummus-hate the beans its made from but like the hummus! Lol and cuz u talked me into trying it! Lol so weird to think that ur no longer a vegetrian! Oh the memories!