Thursday, June 26, 2008


I think it's time for me to go vegetarian. It's something I've been contemplating for a long, long time, but I just don't know if I have the willpower. My guilt over eating meat is getting stronger, and the environmental and health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle are extremely appealing to me. Since Mark doesn't eat meat it will be easier, but I don't know about the boys. Eh, not like I usually eat the same stuff I give them anyway.
The problem is, I don't really like many vegetables. And no way in hell I'm going vegan. I admire those who can and do that, but my cheese and butter and eggs are staying on the menu, even if the role of bacon will now be played by a tofu substitute. And I do like tofu. I like many legumes as well as fruits and almost all grains that I've tried. So once I finish off the meat that's in the apartment, I don't intend to buy any more. I'm sure I'll occasionally slip and I don't intend to become obsessive about reading labels, but I feel like this is something I need to do for myself, for the environment, and for the animals. We'll see how it goes.