Today is the day that I come clean about a few things…
1. I’m secretly addicted to Young Adult books. Ugh. I feel like a creeper just saying it. Doesn’t it make it sound like I hang around the teen room stacks at the library?! Whatevs. My addition is now confined to my little Kindle so I don’t get weird stares my parents at the bookstore. I just finished The Hunger Game series and I’m dying for more! Teenage love and all things angst are right up my alley.
2. I look at this picture of my hair and sometimes think about what once was earlier in the year. The summer has killed my hair already and I’ve relegated it to ponytails. I even thought about cutting all of my hair off for a few minutes, but then pulled this photo up and just stared. Maybe I am just a creeper?! So long normal hair. Until we meet again in Fall…
3. Ok, so this is actually what I’m coming clean about…I’ve started to eat some meat. *Sigh* I feel like the world has been lifted off my shoulders. Let me explain.
On my About Me page this is what I had posted,
In 2001 I stopped eating chicken, pork and beef. The reasons are numerous but it boils down to one thing…meat and my stomach don’t get along. I don’t know if I will stay meat free forever, but for now it works. I do eat seafood, love sushi and can crack a crab claw with my hand like it was a twig. Being meat free does provide some challenges but I’ve learned to adapt in restaurants and with my home cooking.
When I stopped eating meat it really was meant only to be pork and beef so my stomach would finally feel better. I have opinions on animal cruelty and how animals are treated, but my food choices really boiled down to my sickly stomach. Slowly chicken and turkey just progressed into the mix. Ever since then that is the way it has been.
However, over the past year or so I’ve noticed that I’m becoming more tired and have that constant run-down feeling. I’ve switched things up, but it just wasn’t happening. Several family members have suggested that I give chicken a try to get some extra protein and I pondered it. I realized that the days of me being grossed out by the thought of eating chicken were gone. When my Dr suggested it, I started to really think about it.
Then one day…I ate it. I felt fine. Possibly even better than normal. I then started to realize that I needed to evaluate my reasons for not eating white meat and would it be worth it to add it back in. After some thinking and soul searching, I did it. Sorry I’m not sorry …
So hopefully for those of you who are veggies/vegan, you will continue to read the bloggie. I will be posting some chicken and turkey recipes every now and then, but nothing majah. My blog is about my life primarily through food and that includes some white meat every now and then. Its not a huge part of my diet and probably never will be. However, I don’t want anyone to be shocked when you see my awesome recipe later this week. Ok?
I could get into more detail about that soul searching and the struggle that I had coming to this decision. I could also get into all the things that led to me looking for ways to just feel better. But instead, I’m telling you the result of those things and just moving on. Lets be honest…that’s really all we can do, right?! This might come off a little defensive and it probably is, but I’m happy to say that family and friends are accepting the changes which is a relief.
Thanks for letting me be honest with ya and listening to my confessions.