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So it's been one month to the day now since I became a vegetarian,… - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Nov. 4th, 2009 05:57 pm
So it's been one month to the day now since I became a vegetarian, and I have to say, it's going rather well. I'm pretty sure I can stick with it for the long haul. (I do miss fish, though...)

Trying to go vegan...not so much. I've managed to make it through a mostly-dairy-free month (no cheese, milk, milk-based yogurt, or frozen dairy deserts; I've fudged a bit on chocolate, cheese crackers, and "hidden dairy"). In the long run, I'm still planning to minimize use of animal products, but I'm not really committed enough ideologically to put in the work it requires to cut out all animal products. I plan to go back to eating cheese on a limited basis this Friday. (My school orders Domino's Pizza on Fridays. I'm planning to get one slice and bring a salad to go with it.)

Joie

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coastal_spirit
coastal_spirit
Gale
Thu, Nov. 5th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)

Good for you! Do you feel better?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, Nov. 6th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)

Thanks. I do feel better. And though I haven't lost a lot of weight or anything (I'm reasonably thin to begin with, so I really shouldn't lose too much, but about 10 lbs less would be the "ideal weight" for me, at least according to WiiFit), I feel like I look better/healthier, too.

However, it's also become clear to me that I need to tackle some other bad habits to really get the kind of energy levels I would like to have--namely, staying up late "screen-sucking" on the computer, not exercising regularly, and eating too much sugar.


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coastal_spirit
coastal_spirit
Gale
Sat, Nov. 7th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)

I'm glad that your dietary changes are making you feel better and healthier. ^_^ That's a good goal.

Yes, those other bad habits can be energy-sucking; I know, because I have every one of them, and I'm terribly overweight as well.


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kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
Mon, Nov. 16th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)

I have the same bad habits! I was not doing too bad a few months ago with exercising, but something made me lose my course.


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Tue, Nov. 17th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)

but...it's ok to eat fish 'cause they don't have any feelings.

Seriously, glad it's working out well for you.

If you're going to be 'ok' with a limited number of animal products, you should try some fresh honey *off the comb*! I've been eating it at breakfast a lot here (with dates) and it's very energizing...I think it's ok because we have a somewhat symbiotic relationship with honey bees (and they could use some help these days what with colony collapse disorder and whatnot). --but I think careful vegans usually try to get 'happy' bee honey...not sure all the specifics but probably bees with access to pesticide free nectar, no weird chemicals on the bees or plants, etc.

When I get back from KSA let's research it and find someplace to get awesome, organic, happy-bee honey from the comb?


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Tue, Nov. 17th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)

pros/cons of honey -> http://www.naturalnews.com/022385_honey_food_sugar.html

I think it underscores the 'grey-ness' of whether vegan-ism is really all that beneficial (for people or animals either one). And isn't a healthy symbiosis more ideal than rigid abstention?

In other news I had an ostrich steak (medium-rare) a couple nights ago and it was quite possibly the BEST steak I have ever eaten in my life; if I had not ordered it myself I probably could not have guessed it poultry rather than red meat. nom-nom-nom-nom.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Nov. 17th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)

Interesting article.

And isn't a healthy symbiosis more ideal than rigid abstention?

I'd say so, yes. Personally, I think if I were in a position to keep pet chickens or bees or goats, for example, and keep them well-cared for, I wouldn't feel any qualms about taking a little of their eggs/honey/milk. For commercially sold items, though, it's difficult to know whether the animals and their human caretakers have a symbiotic relationship or an abusive one.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Nov. 17th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)

Happy-bee honey sounds good to me. :)

Although, I've been sampling a popular vegan alternative to honey, agave nectar, and I must say that it's quite good. It has a mild tanginess to it that I like.


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