I have said it before and I will say it again. Time Flies! Lily is already five months old and she is changing and doing new things every day. Every time I have to buy bigger sized clothes for her, it makes me a little sad.
So, I know I have written a lot about being healthy and changing my eating habits and what not. Now I feel like I’m actually doing it! I am exercising almost every day and I am eating a lot better.
I’m eating mostly plant-based foods these days. I am about ninety-five percent vegetarian, using mostly organic produce. I am eating very few processed foods and a lot less dairy. I would have never seen myself doing this a few years ago. I would not have even seen myself doing this 6 months ago.
It has only been two weeks and I have only lost two pounds so far. The important part is the way I feel. I feel so much different already! I feel lighter, thinner and I have a lot more energy. I feel so much less sluggish and it is quite refreshing.
I have always loved animals and I have always felt like a hypocrite for eating meat since I know how the animals are treated. Since I have always been so picky, I did not think I could ever go vegetarian. Since I put on “my big girl panties” and started eating more vegetables, I think I can do this!
I know this is far away, but I was thinking about when the time comes for me to tell Lily where meat comes from. I am sure she will love animals like I do, and like most kids do. Then I imagined her asking me why we eat them. I could never try to justify eating meat to her with a clear conscious because I do not believe it is necessary.
I am not saying people should not eat meat. It’s just that I do not think I feel right about it.
I know most people say “but how will you get your protein?!” There are plenty of other ways to get protein. I say I’m only ninety-five percent vegetarian because I am still trying it out and I have had a tiny bit here and there.
I figured I will try it and see how it goes. So far it has it has gone really well! I think I am going to stick with it and see what other health benefits come from it.
Are you, or have you ever been vegetarian? What are your thoughts on vegetarianism?