In December I decided to flex my flexitarian wings, and eat Chicken, Turkey, and even Pork… I also ate all of the junk food that filtered into the house through Christmas. I abandoned my menu planning, and pretty much ate what my family was eating, with the exception of red meat. I ate take-out, fried chicken from the new deli, everything that I possible could with cheese, and you know what?!? I feel like crap!!!!!

I am disappointed with myself because all of that progress that I made as a vegetarian was wiped out in a matter of days. Physically, I’m achy, lethargic, unable to sleep at night, but I can sleep all day, my skin is itchy and dry, and I just feel physically awful. My depression is terrible too, I have zero motivation to do anything, and no energy to start anything. IT STINKS!!!

I’ve been reading about the vegan challenge for January, and I want to give it a try. I only made it a week vegan, and I stopped because I was just too hungry all the time. This time though I’m motivated to get myself feeling better, and I’m going to plan out my months meals before hand.

Today I’m starting by cleaning out the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and taking inventory of everything vegan that I have on hand already. I think that will help me start my meal planning. I’m also thinking of vegan snacks that I can have ready, because I’m a bit of a grazer. I think that is going to be the trickiest part of all.

I’ll be posting how this goes, and I hope to have some success in January. I know I need to do better, I can’t keep feeling like this.


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