If anyone has been keeping up with my posts, or even looked back at previous ones, they know I used to be highly carnivorous. A few months ago, I decided to go vegetarian. I was having problems digesting meat and had already been feeling kinda guilty when I saw farm animals.
When I drive to see my mom, I always see these cows in a field that sits on a corner lot of the road I turn right on. Every time, I look at them before I turn and a little after the turn. I can never stop looking at them and wanting to play with them, they’re just so cute! I would also see videos of goats and cows on YouTube. I would always feel horrible about the burger or curried goat I ate earlier that day.
So, when I made the decision, it was a little easier than I thought it would be. Sure, it limits my already tiny diet and I have to think more about nutrition. But, it ended up better for my body and I felt a little less guilty. But, that was when I could have eggs and tofu.
Recently I became a bit sick and I’m thinking it was from tofu and eggs. I had eaten tofu one day and my stomach felt a bit heavy and my body felt a bit lethargic. I didn’t think anything of it and ate it a second day. This day I started to get a migraine. Luckily, I ran out of tofu. I thought that perhaps now I just couldn’t have tofu and I wouldn’t buy it anymore. But, the next day I had eggs. And then I vommited. And a lot. So, I am thinking both are too hard for my stomach. It would make sense, since they are about as hard for my stomach to digest as meats are.
So, I decided to go Lacto-Vegetarian. Because I just can’t give up my cheese without it being something I know I am not allowed. My diet is getting smaller and smaller. I am not sure how long it will last, I’m hoping I can hold off for a pretty long time and it will get easier. I am pretty optimistic that it will. I will have a lot more conversations about it, I’m sure. But, I don’t mind that. I would actually enjoy it if it were a conversation over cheese and tea!