Thursday, July 10, 2008


I suppose I should revise my estimate about my pot of soup feeding a family of 12. I have had 6 bowls thus far and have eaten more than half. I guess it feeds a family of 10, with no leftovers for Papa.

After eating so many vegetarian meals the past few days, I have come to two conclusions, one obvious and one not as obvious. The obvious conclusion: My stool, though still a solid, is much softer. (I didn't say it was an interesting conclusion.) The not so obvious conclusion: I'm addicted to meat.

I mean that in all seriousness. I think I have meat at every meal, except for when I eat cheese pizza. And since both places out here where I have ordered pizza have two toppings included on their respective specials, it's been months since I've had a cheese pizza. My two favorite toppings: pepperoni and ham.

This veggie soup is worse at curing hunger than Chinese food. I know people joke about being hungry an hour after eating Chinese food, and maybe they are, but I'm usually good for 4-5 hours. Literally, within 90 minutes of eating this veggie soup, my body says, "Hey! You forgot something!" and it tells me I'm kind of hungry, but I know I'm not. The problem is I'm not, or rather my body, is not satisfied. It's looking for that protein burst; something just a wee bit more substantial, I suppose.

Naturally, I can't let a situation like this stand. I don't know what it is about me, but once I have a realization like this, I feel the need to fix it. If my body is crying and whimpering for some sort of meat based food product. I won't let it have it. Or at the very least, not at every meal. So I've decided to have meat only once a day for a few days and then maybe even go a couple of days without any meat at all to break my body of this expectation.

I think I do things like this to let my body know that I am in charge. My decrease in meat consumption could very well be the reason I have been a little off in my sleeping and motivation. Which is a bit weird, considering vegetarians accuse meat eaters of being more sluggish overall because their bodies are continuously forced to break down the animal proteins. It's likely my body is just rebelling at the consumption of too much healthy-ish food. If that's the case, I'm sure it won't need to fear too long.

For those that don't know, proper vegetarians tend to live longer. I throw in the word proper, because it is hard work to be a vegetarian. You've got a lot of requirements the body needs and it isn't always easy to get them in this day and age, what with all the food being doped up on more hormones than a person preparing for sexual reassignment. For the record I applaud those who opt to eat organically. I buy organic whenever I can. It is usually well worth the added expense.

Anyway, I guess that's it for my dietary plans for the next few days. I suppose I'll continue to be grumpy. We'll see if I can mange to get in my 4000 words with this week being so tough, because you know, my life is so difficult.


Kimberly said...

Oh come on now. You know better than this. Your body is crying out for protein. Its perfectly natural. Did the benevolent Dr. Atkins teach you nothing?????

Doc Brown said...

Well, he did teach me to move to a warmer climate...