Sunday, July 13, 2008

41 Hours of Gluttony

So, I just got back from 2 days in So. Cal. visiting my mother and eating entirely too much... It's just that there are no decent, authentic, Mexican food restaurants in Buffalo, and I was dying for some home-made food, and some food from my favorite Mexican restaurant, AND my favorite steak house, etc. Afterwhich I vowed to myself that I was going to take the 30 day vegetarian challenge. However, this mostly came as a consequence of visiting my favorite Mexican food chain restaurant, Green Burrito, and having the "mini" super nachos. Carnitas, mmmmmm.

Ok, so anyway. Having thought about the amount of animal protein I consumed, not to mention all the other badness, I began to think about how I really should start taking better care of myself. I had read Oprah's 21 Day Cleanse and had been tempted to try it out. Although, I know I couldn't do the caffeine part. I live on caffeine. So, I'll make some minor adjustments.

I also don't think I could go completely vegan. I can do soy instead of milk, so that's not a problem. I don't know how I would do without cheese. I may have to try some of the soy products and see. I am planning on following the PETA recs Vegetarian Starter Kit and be a more earth conscious eater.

So, we'll see how I do over the next month. I also challenged a friend to get in shape for a 5K in November. I should be able to run it by then. At least, I hope so.

Tomorrow back to the pedis. We'll see what the morning brings!


lv2trnscrb said...

oh how fun!! I bet you had a great visit/time!! hoping the weather was nice for you; we had a lot of humidity this past weekend

I did read what Oprah was doing with her 21 day cleanse fast; I couldn't do it; I'm glad she could

I'm following a high-protein diet right now so being a vegetarian would be very hard without eating lots of calories, but I had thought about being one before; I bet you will do great on it!!

and I think its awesome you are trying to get into shape for the 5K race!!!

and I'm looking forward to reading more of your hospital adventures :)


nightmaremom said...

I suppose Mighty Taco doesn't count?!  LOL  Glad you had a nice visit.. welcome 'home'

kraztweety2 said...

I live in So. Cal. and I know the weather is horrible right now. I have been reading your journal for a while now and love reading about medical situations. I always wanted to be a midwife but was (and  still am) afraid I might do something wrong under pressure. That ice cream looks good. Yes, Green Burrito has no small dinner plates LOL. There is no way I would be able to do Oprahs 21 day cleanse and I will never be able to be a vegan. I have no will power. LOL  Good luck