Friday, August 8, 2008

A step in the RIGHT direction? *hopefully*

A while back, I took up vegetarianism and loved it. Being the "weak-minded" person that I can be at times, I faltered at this because my husband was "suffering". I'd never officially asked Wayne to join me, but he supports me like that. So when he started complaining that he "needed" to eat meat, I decided to put the vegetarian diet on hold.

Lately, I've been reconsidering. I KNOW for a fact that dairy (cheese/butter/eggs) is causing a mucous overload in my body every time I eat it. I get all congested and my sinuses feel like I have cotton stuffed in my head. I (normally) L O V E cheese; it's my food addiction. I've pretty much given it up. I don't eat pork; something that I never really got around to wanting once I did eat meat again. Pork and chicken both. I might crave a piece of bacon or chicken wings on occasion, but I just didn't get back into the flow of eating either. Now beef and seafood were the 2 things that were hard to quit the first time around.....and I don't know that I want to give them up for round 2. I have found free-range beef at my local grocery, and I just watch what seafood I eat and try to ask from where the fish was imported.

I also have an issue with the fact that I went to a doctor about my allergies at the beginning of the year, and reluctantly allowed myself to be put on meds. I couldn't tolerate the sinus infections and headaches, but I'm certain that things I'm ingesting are causing part of my problem. I decided this morning that I would take my last "dose" of allergy meds and be done. I hate taking medicine for anything, and in this day, they'll put you on a pill for ANY reason.

So, I have come to the conclusion that I'm taking the homeopathic route to any ailments; I'm giving up ALL dairy; I'm really going to make a conscious effort to (MAJORLY) cutback on meats; I'm going to include more raw fruits/grains/vegetables in my diet. I've already given up buying anything made from leather or fur, or anything that possibly harmed an animal in its production. I've began transitioning all of our household products (cleaning, beauty, soaps, shampoos, etc.) to all natural, totally GREEN products, and I've been trying to buy organic as often as I can find it! I've even found an organic hair color line :) (for those of you that know me and the fact that I LOVE to change my hair color).

When Pappy passed away, I wanted to change my appearance; total make-over. I was thinking of MAJOR hair color and cut changes, ways to change my appearance. I have now realized that's not what I really wanted to change; it's ME.....I want to become more enlightened, healthier, grown-up. And all the hair color in the world won't do that for me..........




Jim said...

Maybe these will help you also, Gi.

Vegetarian Times

Vegetarian Resource Group

Confessions of an Insomniac said...

Eat meat! Eat dairy! It is good for you. I am just kidding. I will support you no matter what you take on. Let me know how it is going!

Anonymous said...

The medical industry are now run by corporate drug cartels.