Today marks five days before my birthday. Five days before The Day. the Day it all is different. Okay, I'm going to eat pizza (non-veg*n), have a beer or two and wake up to take a ton of pudding to school for my child. And maybe eat some cake/pumpkin pie.
I've been legitimately preparing for this, this time. I've started stocking my pantry with plant-based foods. I've picked up a couple of faux-meat things to have on hand, too, when my family is having chicken fingers and fries or burgers, and then I'm not oddly left out.
I purchased a cook book that's really, really controversial.
Look, in case anyone's wondering, I thought their blog was funny originally and I bought this book before I ever found out who they were. That being said, their recipes are, admittedly, pretty good...so I feel weird about having this. Love-Hate.
I've tried out a few vegan recipes to test the waters.
I also ate McDonald's twice this week. Let me tell you, I feel like a complete sack of garbage. Seriously, even two days later. My stomach is in knots, I feel tired and yucky, and my tongue is all white and nasty. Maybe I'm getting my kids' colds, but you never know. I chalk it up to the McD's; that's what I felt like the last-last time I had it.
I wish I could sit here and say that I'm excited, but I'm not. I'm hesitant. I'm honestly worried that I'm not going to follow through with it, even though I've done all this prep work. I mean...I'm not cutting everything out cold-turkey. That'd be tough as heck and I know that's not the way to do it. I had way more success, and for so much longer, when I did things gradually.
First is going to be the caffeine being cut out. This is something that I may (or may not, there's so many delicious caffeine-free options out there) reintroduce back into my body after I've had some time to get away from it. This is more of an experiment to see how dependent I've become on it. Do I have tea because I enjoy tea, or am I after that woken-up feeling? I put myself in the "enjoy tea" camp right now because of this:
|Hi, my name is Mademoiselle Poire, and I have a (David's) Tea problem.|
Another day I'm going to post all of what I'm cutting out and such. It deserves it's own post ;)