I’ve been on the vegetarian journey for a week and I’ve learned a lot about myself and more importantly I’ve learned a lot about the power of perseverance. Allow me to humor you with a few things I’ve learned…
• Meat is everywhere and is in everything!
• I’ll miss Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbecue.
• I’ll miss steak.
• I hard to eat Mexican knowing I can’t have Arroz Con Pollo also known as ACP.
• Lots of places serve fish. Thank God!
• Granola is good and I should eat it ALL day long!
• Going to a steak house and not ordering steak just feels wrong.
It has been a funny week and hard at times. I’ve found comfort in granola, black beans and anything that swims. Ha! In all seriousness it has been a challenge, but I feel so much better and have my energy back. Each day I’ve said to myself “Kelly, keep persevering” so I’ll say the same to each of you KEEP PERSEVERING!
When I blog I like to be though provoking, challenging and make major claims about faith, however that I’m not sure my blog will do that today – its rather personal and a little out of my comfort zone to be honest, but I hope it will encourage someone.
Over the past year or more I’ve had some frustrating stomach issues – doctors have sent me around the block and back trying to understand what has been going on with me. I’ve spent a countless amount of days in pain, had a multitude of tests done and doctors have scratched their heads confused by my good health, as they like to call it. I’ll admit there have been times when I have felt hopeless and wanted to just sing my woe is me story from the mountain tops, however I have been hopeful to find a solution to my problems.
This past weekend I had an idea to explore the options of becoming a vegetarian. It is intimidating to think about giving up meat and scary – I’ve been shaking in my Chaco’s about the possibility of not eating meat. I had a doctors appointment this past Monday, the whole time I had my vegetarian idea in the back of my mind, after talking with my doctor about some things I posed the idea of me being vegetarian…after a long pause my doctor looked and me and said “yes, Kelly that is the perfect answer, it may solve several problems, processed meat is not good for you” – that wasn’t the answer I wanted. Ha! Well y’all, I’m transitioning to becoming a vegetarian, I’ll only eat fish!
I’m questioning if I have the will power to become vegetarian (I love ribs and barbecue) it will take a lot of work and will power on my behalf but will probably be a helpful for my health and future. I plan to blog about my journey to becoming a vegetarian from time to time – in the mean time, I need your help, and I need prayers for strength because this will require some will power and intentionality.