To Veeg or Not to Veeg?

To Veeg or Not to Veeg?

That is the question.

Maybe I should be vegan I thought to myself as I gnawed on some pork shoulder.

I have been feeling like a pile of melted crap for the better part of two weeks. I’m not sleeping, I’m not eating well, I’m popping antacids like they’re going out of style. I’m sure this isn’t all due to pork shoulders, but my terrible diet has to be exacerbating my other problems.

Every day I feel sluggish, like I’m walking around with an anchor tied around my neck. Drinking 8 cups of coffee each day isn’t enough to wake me up. The pounds of sugar I’ve been eating isn’t helping. In fact, I think it might be making things worse. Go figure.

I know that being vegan won’t help with the coffee or sugar thing. But the half and half is dairy, so there’s that. I don’t just sit down with a pile of sugar either, it comes carefully packaged in other non-vegan treats. Being vegan could create an unintentional cutting back of other things.

I’m aware that one needn’t be vegan to be healthy. But I also know that when I eat more fresh produce and home-cooked healthy food I feel better. So what if I just cooked more of the healthy stuff? The year I was vegetarian I felt better than I did at any other time.

I just don’t know if I can do it again though. I don’t know if I can handle another restriction on my life.

I don’t know if I can keep walking around with a gut full of pork either.

Something’s gotta give. But what?

This is yeah write’s nomo writing challenge Day 7.

6 Responses to “To Veeg or Not to Veeg?”

  1. Stacie says:

    I am sorry you don’t feel well. Dietary restriction is hard, even if you think it will make you feel better. I try to do the 25-50-25 thing most days. Half the plate veggies, a quarter lean protein, a quarter grains or whatever. Tonight is my first Blue Apron dinner (thank you!) and it’s guess what? Pork meatballs in lettuce cups, haha. Sounds delicious though!

    • michellelongo says:

      Hope your pork balls were good! I feel like whenever I try to set food rules they backfire. I need to stop my whining though and just do it.

  2. katydidknot says:

    I understand this too well. The more I read about meat and animal products, the less I want to eat them.

    But I am lazy, and attaempts to weed those things out of my diet end with me eating pure junk. Mostly bad carbs.

    Someday, we’ll do it. Maybe start with pork, huh? Haha…

    • michellelongo says:

      I have read so much about animals that I know I should stop eating them. I have to pretend I don’t know things so that I still can eat them. It’s so hard though. I’m working on being more conscious and on cutting back. I was going to cut out pork but then I remembered Christmas ham and these breakfast sandwiches that I’ve been eating at work that have bacon and are low calorie and pretty tasty and cheap and portable. Sigh.

  3. ellenbehm says:

    I’m always trying to find that elusive happy medium of eating anything but in moderation. I haven’t found it lately with a new obsession of Butterfingers. :/

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