So far I find that being vegan is quite easy. I did not think that I would transition unscathed but my will to prove to myself that I can do it bewilders me. I am predictably unpredictable.
There was a luncheon today at work and I did not even have the urge to look at what they were serving as I knew it would not be vegan friendly and I was right. Burritos! Chicken! Beef! Vegetarians! I saw sour cream in their burritos so that alone makes it a "no no" for me however, I did not miss out as I had my leftover garden salad from Plant Based Pizza and the other half of my falafel wrap from Trader Joe's that I bought on Saturday. I am envisioning patting myself on the back. I can't move my arms because my arms feel like jello; the triceps, biceps, traps, and deltoid workout did a number on me. I got my cardio from work and from Insanity just a short while earlier made me feel extremely good about myself.
Tomorrow I will make the same breakfast: tofu, spinach, and onions scramble burrito w/ 2tbs of hummus. My lunch will most likely be whole wheat mini pizzas w/ spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions w/ tons of red pepper flakes. My dinner will be a "beef" taco salad w/ guacamole and pico de gallo. I bought my "beef" for the taco salad from Trader Joe's and cooked it yesterday. I used cumin and taco seasoning. Let's hope it taste great!
Diary of a carnivore turning vegan [temporarily] is not as hard as I thought it would be. Of course I transitioned on Saturday so that meant I had the freedom to go anywhere to experiment but the true test will take into effect tomorrow when the daily grind is upon me.
My portion control has been on point. I think this vegan thing is making me have a placebo affect; thinking I am healthier on every aspect. I have been eating only half of my meals.... something I seldom do. Nonetheless, I am proud of myself.
I thought that I would be craving meat but I seriously am not. How could that be?! I think this challenge will be a piece of pie. I wonder where I can get a chocolate vegan pie. After completing this, where should I go as a reward? Espetus? Perhaps. I have had over 2lbs of meat before, w/ this challenge, I might devour 5lbs at the very least. Oh yeah.
Woke up early as usual. I am just used to it regardless but I only feel tired on the weekdays. Both kids were still asleep so I started to clean. I need to go through 3 more drawers then I could say that my "spring cleaning" is complete. I am not as bad as Monica on Friends but I am a neat freak. This is how I usually can tell that my day will be a bad day: messy room and unable to workout. I can't workout to Insanity and P90X just yet but I will start my core workouts: crunches, bicycle kicks, mountain climbers, push-ups, burpees, squats, and planks.
I'm contemplating whether or not I should start my new vegan quest today and I think I will. Tomorrow is lacto-vegetarian per the Lunar calendar anyway. I do have to buy BBQ pork for the pray this afternoon (to be give thanks) but I will use the BBQ pork in the dishes I will make for the kids; perhaps BBQ pork chow fun, extra gravy style? Damn, that sounds delicious. All that dish needs is Chinese donuts (dau cha quay). I still don't know what I will make to eat (for myself)... perhaps soy chorizo taco salad. I can make pico de gallo, I already have guacamole, and I need to get fat free sour cream along w/ lettuce and pinto beans. I also want to bake falafels. I almost always end up making too much and because I have no self-control, I just eat and eat.
I am going on a vegan diet next week from just Monday through Thursday. I am giving myself some breathing room because my Mom's birthday dinner is next Saturday; she happens to choose the restaurant I despise! I will opt for the fried Cajun fish tacos vs. the Cajun fish and chips because I know I will eat all the fries. That place is Kickin' Crab, serves nothing but seafood and no vegetarian option - unless I count their garlic noodles however, the pasta they use is spaghetti so I am thinking that is a no to my newfound diet challenge.
I have a thing for bread and meat so this challenge will be interesting, nonetheless. I have gone lacto vegetarian before and lacto-ovo vegetarian so I wonder how hard can this be. It shouldn't be that difficult, right?
Starting this blog today so that I can document my food cravings, workout routines, calorie intakes, and hopefully once I do this consistently, it'll make me be more aware of what I put in my body.
Question is, "What should be my meat meal before the challenge?"