I've made it through the first 3 days as a vegetarian, and I haven't missed meat at all. I know that the first few weeks are the hardest, and I'm pleased so far. I've been using quinoa and hemp seeds for proteins, and will be using nuts and beans as well. There are thousands of recipes online, and I've already tried some. I'm having to teach Hubs that it's okay for him to eat meat, and that I have no problem cooking it for him. I just don't add meat to my meal. It's surprisingly easy. We went to the grocery store on Saturday, and I walked out with no animal proteins or dairy in my bags. It was easy to ignore the meat.
My PCOS group is doing an event called "Creating Goals with Soul", using Danielle LaPorte's Workbook O' Fire. Some of the girls are so excited to participate - and we could all use a little help sticking to our goals.
My current health goals:
- Continue my vegetarian lifestyle change
- Eliminate my coffee consumption (I've already reduced it to one cup a day, down from 4)
- Keep up my half mile walk on my elliptical
I don't know when I'll start to see changes because of these goals, but I know that I have to stick to them. And I will. I've decided that I will only be getting on the scale once a month. The number isn't as important as how I feel, so I don't want it to get me discouraged.
I'll keep you updated on how things go.