10:52 PM

The Reality Sets In

So, okay, it's been nearly three months sans land animal products. And it's felt relatively easy to date.

But this weekend? There were a lot of Wendy's Baconator commercials on during the last few days of the Olympics. (Um, what? I know.) And, yeah, ew, right? But I've always loved a bacon cheeseburger. Salty. Melty. Delish. And then the reality set in: not only will I never, ever have a burger again, I'll never have a steak. I'll never have a lamb chop with mint sauce. I'll never have a glass of milk with ice cubes in it to accompany my tuna sandwich. I'll never have a cheesy, creamy omelette. I'll never have my beloved nachos.

I miss food. I am feeling all worn out and slightly queasy - I think mostly because I've been pushing too hard again and am maybe not getting enough iron (have had iron issues in the past, will be making an appointment with doctor and nutritionist this week) - and... I would really just like some ham with scalloped potatoes. Hah.

Anyway. I'm really just feeling rather sorry for myself. I googled reluctant vegetarian and found this. The recipes look great, but the person doesn't seem particularly reluctant. Do you know anyone who's made such wholesale change with reluctance? I tried hunting for message boards or anything of the sort tonight, but found only an assortment of hardcore veggie snobs who would hate that I still eat fish, and people whose posts I could barely understand (yeah, that's the snob in me talking).

I don't even know what the point of today's post is. I am just feeling rather sorry for myself and am not much for complaining out loud. No need to respond, this is pure vent!


Ms.Smarties said...

I don't know the entire story but would it be so bad to cheat a little bit? It seems like one or two steaks a year would be a good compromise, non?

Anonymous said...

Nachos are still on the menu! There are soy veggie cheeses out there (avoid rice cheese - its beyond gross and rubberly) - be sure they don't have "casein" as an ingredient and you'll be eating guilt free nachos again!

Soy cheeses are not good "snacking" cheese, but they are fine when melted on veggie burgers and nachos!

reluctantveggie said...

that's not a fun situation. at all.

everyone has different reasons for not eating meat. and some are more reluctant than others.

there are plenty of days when i am angry at my husband for choosing to be a veggie. and i tell him. and there are other days when i am happy about the decision. particularly when i feel ill from eating meat.

if you ever want to talk about it, feel free to email me.

scs said...

Jacquelyn! Since I stopped posting on my own blog a year or so ago, I haven't been reading them either. I didn't realize you'd gone land-animal free. I started eliminating lovely land creatures about two years ago and now the only animal products I consume are eggs/dairy. And I have to say, I feel great. Good luck with it!



Val said...

I went meatless after spending way too much time close to animals on their way to (our) dinners. I can't say I miss it too much anymore, but sometimes I think about a nice rare filet mignon and want to cry. Even eggs and dairy, though I eat them on occasion, skeeve me out. Try to think about what they are, biologically, to lose any desire to eat them -- and good luck. ;)