Tuesday, June 02, 2009

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Ok, I'm taking the plunge! I'm going meatless for a month. Ok, let me rephrase - I am going to TRY and go meatless for a month. It's going to be hard, especially since there are cookouts coming up that *I* am hosting, but that also means that I can prepare yummy, meatless munchies for myself to enjoy there. ;)

As I've said before, I'm just not digging meat products lately. After reading a lot at HelloVeggie and other sites, I'm excited about this little "test" I'm giving myself, and hoping it turns into a lifestyle that will continue on. (a nice bonus will be if I can drop about 20 lbs before beach time...but I won't hold my breath for that)

Wish me luck!


Joan said...

David and I went meatless for a month a few years ago. He was doing it for health reasons. He had just read Fast Food nation. I went along for the ride. I don't think the kids caught on. It was challenging but we did it. David went back to meat and I can't see my son being a vegetarian. Daughter - maybe. Afterwards though I did start buying organic, grass fed beef and organic chicken. It's a little more expensive but we feel strongly about it.
Good luck. I look forward to your updates.

Michelle said...

good luck! you'll have to keep us posted! my reason aren't healthy ones it just grosses me out.....so when you're tempted to eat an hot dog or hamburger just think about what is in them....ewwww

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