Update to the Epiphany

It’s been one month since my life-changing epiphany. How is my new vegetarian life going? Not as hard as I thought it would be. I’m still cooking meat for the family, but it’s practically no effort to cook something else for me to eat. I do feel it’s hypocritical of me to cook animals for everyone else while I’m protesting the meat industry, but my family is not going to change. One less person is better than none, I guess.

Healthwise, I feel great. I’ve lost 5 and a half pounds. I’m not as hungry as I used to be. I don’t feel as grouchy as usual (people may dispute that, but that’s how I feel!) For the first few weeks I didn’t have any migraines, but then they showed up like bad realtives at Christmas. The changing of the seasons, and the fact that I haven’t been to see Dr. Evelyn, my chiropractor, probably has a lot to do with the frequency of occurences. I just found a video that totally captures my “aura”- the time when the migraine shows up visually. Link is here.

To recap, I’m:

  • not eating meat.
  • not eating dairy, except for 3 mozzarella slip-ups, for which I paid for in bathroom visits.
  • trying to eat organic.
  • not eating refined sugar, except for finishing up the package of Twizzlers I bought.
  • limiting myself to 1-2 cups of coffee a week, in dire emergencies.
  • trying new veggies. Broccoli IS good!

I’m also taking my vitamins every night, and walking to and from the train/bus stop every day.

It’s evident that this can be a healthy way of life for me. It takes a little planning, and things cost a little more, but the way I feel is totally worth it all for me!

Goals for next month:

  • Try 5 new vegetables
  • Have dark greens every day
  • Make a large meal on the weekend for lunches for the rest of the week.

Thirty days. That’s what it takes to change a habit. And this is one “habit” I’m glad I changed!

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