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Being a Pescatarian is hard…

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For the first 3 weeks of my new lifestyle things were going GREAT!  Then I took a trip to New York for the weekend.  How can one not eat meat when visiting New York for the weekend?  The answer is, you have to.  Honestly, it wasn’t that bad, I had some chicken and a few slices of sausage.  Other than that it was all seafood and other non-meat food items.  The real challenge was when I got home and realized that I had 7 more days of vacation under my belt.  For the most part I handled myself with dignity, but there was the visit to Bern’s Steakhouse for my dad’s birthday (if you’ve never been to Bern’s, just know it’s $100 a plate and it’s pretty much a requirement to eat steak) and then the impulse to have a chicken ceasar wrap the next day.  Needless to say my count is back to 0.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I feel bad for breaking my commitment but I don’t feel like dying since at the start I did add a stipulation that I would eat meat “every one in a while”.  While this vacation meatfest was more than I intended I don’t feel like I’ve completely wrecked my self-made promises.

All-in-all, I’m back to eating veggies and seafood, and just to show you i’m committed I’m here to tell you that Morning Star entrees are BOGO at Publix until Wednesday the 10th.  And, here’s a great recipes for General Tso Tofu.

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My journey as a Part-time Pescatarian

Recently, I decided to cut meat out of my life.  Don’t get me wrong. I. Love. Meat.  I honestly am having a difficult time picturing my life without meat but I want to explore the health benefits and aid in weight loss.

So, as of August 11th I have switched over to a pescatarian diet.  This diet consists of meatless products, vegetables, and seafood.  No chicken.  No beef.  No pork.  I’m definitely getting used to the concept of eating options that don’t contain animal  meat.  Especially, chicken.  Chicken is probably my #1 choice when eating a healthy meal and even more so when eating out.  I feel great so far so I want to continue the progress and see where it takes me.

The reason I call it a part time change is that, as I stated before, I love meat and I would like to still enjoy it every once in a while.  With this restriction, I am going to let meat be my treat and once or twice a month have a meal containing meat.  I don’t think that’s too bad considering I used to eat meat 5 out of 7 days of the week.

One great thing I want to share is that I even started dabbling with tofu recipes!  I made tofu for the first time a few days ago and I have to say I was pretty impressed with my skills.  Hopefully, I can find new ways to incorporate meatless options and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Any suggestions or tips, stories or comments for surviving the change are welcome with open arms.  Wish me luck on this journey.

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2014 Resolutions

Every year billions of people around the world make New Years Resolutions, most of which become empty self made promises which are quickly forgotten about.  I usually do ok when it comes to keeping my resolutions and I intend this year to be no different.  So, here are my resolutions for 2014:
  • Blog more:  Shortly after I created this blog I completely forgot about it.  So in 2014 I hope to become more active in the blogging community so that I can really figure out what I want to do in blogging.  I also added another blog: vivalacorgi.blogspot.com.  My corgis are becoming famous and blogging is our 2nd stop to greatness.  I also plan to start doing book reviews which leads me to my next resolution…
  • Read more:  I have been doing a decent job of reading more books in the last couple years but no where near where I want to be.  Part of this resolution is starting a book club with co-workers.  It has already failed once so we will see if we can get it going.
  • Lose weight and just generally be healthier:  This is probably the most common Resolution for people and I am definitely no different.  This year I lost about 60 pounds so I want to keep it going so I can be more of a hottie for my wedding in 2015.
  • Get more organized: I’m not sure why I’ve never made this a resolution since my life is an unorganized mess most of the time.
  • Keep my shit neater: I will completely admit I hate cleaning and I can be messy (not dirty) at times, so in the new year I hope that I can make a conscious effort to keep my house tidy and my stuff neater.
  • Manage my money: I am what some people might possibly maybe kinda call a shopaholic, so in 2014 I am hoping I can learn to manage my money better so that I can have better habits in the future.  This resolution is not just for the year, its something I hope I can continue for-e-ver.
I think this list is pretty good so far.  I may add more later but I think this is plenty for now.  So, here’s to the new year and all the resolutions that will be kept!