Thursday, March 25, 2010
My Vegetarian Ways
You know what's hard about being a vegetarian? Well I don't know the answer for other people, but I do know what it is for me. It's hard being vegetarian when everyone else in your family are not. It's also hard when they forget that you're a vegetarian. Yea my mom did that a lot when I first became one almost two summers ago. It did come out of the blue to her, but it didn't to me. I had been thinking about becoming one for a while. I hardly told anyone when I first became one. I only did when they asked why I wasn't eating meat at lunch. Now most of my friends know, but they still seem to forget a lot. I also hate the question, "Why did you decide to become a vegetarian?" I don't know why I hate this question. Maybe because my answer isn't, "I don't want to hurt poor helpless animals." I don't, but my reason is because I hardly ever ate meat before, so it's not that much of a change, and for my health. I had my gallbladder removed when I was in the eigth grade after months of problems. The doctor said it was because of what I was eating. I'm not saying meat did it to me. It did take me over two years after that to stop eating meat. It was fast food. I hardly eat fast food anymore. Oh, and just because I'm a vegetarian does not mean I'm a crazy hippie obsessed with health. I could never be a vegan. I could not live without my dairy products. Also sweets is something I eat a lot. Cheese can be very unhealthy when you eat too much. I'm trying though, maybe unsuccessfully at the moment, but still I'm making some sort of an effort. I even put my habits onto this six-year-old girl I babysitted over the summer. She started eating meats less, but I think it was just around me. I saw her the other day, my sis and I took her brother and her to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland! Yes! It was awesome! Okay back to seeing the kids I babysitted, well we went to Wendy's after wards, where basically I either get a salad w/ no meat or I get fries and a Frosty. By the way, fries are awesome dipped in Frosties. The little girl got a burger so my ways no longer affect her, she's following my sis now. lol. Not really this girl is her own person all the way. So this was once again a random post. I just felt like typing this. Maybe I will be successful in becoming a lot healthier, hopefully before the summer.