Lunch: veggie sandwich with vegan mayo from Wheatsville Co-op. Who knew vegan mayo was so delicious?

Snack 1: kiwi.

Snack 2: vegan oatmeal cream pie from Wheatsville Co-op. Scrumptious.

Dinner: vegetable and cannellini bean saute and cheese toast.

Back to center: I think the only thing I can count on is that I will frequently change my mind. I’ve been reading The China Study, and by a quarter of the way through, I was convinced that I needed to be vegan IMMEDIATELY. By this evening, I had read much of the book, and started growing skeptical about the author’s bias and choice of nutrition studies to highlight. Then I talked to my friend Lindsay (who’s also a dietitian), and she mentioned hearing the author speak and be quite crazy about his vegan diet, and using statistics to insinuate causality instead of just correlation. (I hated statistics class, but I’m now thankful that I understand these tidbits.) So now I’m back to my normal state of just eating dinner. Which is good, because I do tend to think in black and white, in extremes, in “right” and “wrong.” Lindsay can always pull me back to center, for which I am grateful.

Weird fears: Tonight we’ve been working on income taxes, which is tedious and somehow a bit scary. I’m always afraid we’ll mess something up and then FBI agents will show up at our house in the middle of the night and take us away to jail, because I forgot to add a receipt for a mousepad. Again, I think in extremes. 🙂

Chickens: I don’t think I’ve mentioned that our neighbors have chickens. We can see them from our window some days, pecking around, rooting through the grass, and generally being cute.

4 responses to “Monday”

  1. oh, this is so me. many, many times i’ve considered becoming a vegetarian. and many, many times i’ve changed my mind. what i do now is make sure that the animal products i buy all come from organic farms, where the animals are grass fed and cared for and things like that.
    re the vegan thing, i have a pretty fixed opinion, though. i think that they end up eating many processed foods just to avoid animal products. not to mention all the substitute products that they come up with, like vegan cheese/bacon/hamburger and stuff. things that, in my head, wouldn’t appeal to me for a second if i were a vegan. and not to mention all the nutrition polemics, too… i don’t think i’d ever be able to feed my baby a completely vegan diet, for instance.
    but hey, this is me and i also have to admit that i’m not always so informed, so…

    1. Justin and I were veg for a couple of years, and then went back to being omnivores. I often think about going veg again, but never stick to it. It would be very difficult for me to be vegan – at least in this point in my life. But I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who goes back and forth in my food thinking. 🙂

  2. I wish I had a strong enough ethic mind to become fully vegetarian or vegan. Sometimes, when I watch videos/read articles, I’m like “oh poor animals! I shouldn’t be eating meat/eggs/milk/jello/honey” but then I know, somewhere in the back of my mind, that I’m really not that moved. Am I inhumane, cruel, or just detached? No idea.

    1. I don’t think it’s that you’re inhumane or cruel – I do think I can become detached from my food sources in the hustle and bustle of life. Everyone has to draw their line somewhere, and somehow make peace with what they choose. Right now my line is quite lenient. 🙂

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