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.