Operation: Vegan – Day 28 & 29

Sorry about the lack of updates… as my body still knows (feels), last Saturday was St. Patty’s day, and apparently I’m incapable of leaving the couch a day after drinking for 17 hours straight. Go figure. As carefully scripted from the beginning, Saturday was my first day of eating meat in a month. For those who are confused by the title, I made it a point to at least be 3-4 days ahead of my blog, just to make sure I had enough time to write something out that didn’t belong on an ass-napkin. Ok, so maybe I failed on the last part, but what can ya do. I’m such a huge success at everything else I do, I’m allowed to be humbled when it comes to blogging about veganism.

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So Saturday morning I woke up bright and early, as you can see from the huge bags under my eyes, and headed to my usual St. Patrick’s Day party destination, where a huge bowl of corned beef and cabbage was waiting to be devoured and washed down with multiple cans of Guinness tallboys. I honestly didn’t miss meat at all over the past month, but it still tasted sooooo delicious to eat it again. So while it was a very easy decision to become vegan for a month, and stick to it, I seriously don’t understand WHY you would want to do it. There’s just so much amazing food you’re missing out on! I tried to limit myself on the meat, so I only had the one bowl all day, then stuck to veggies and potatoes the rest of the afternoon/evening/night/early next morning.

As for the getting sick/fever from not easing back into meat… I really can’t tell you if that is true or not, because I had a wicked bad hangover the next day, which maybe that added to it? So sorry, can’t disprove if that’s a rumor or not. As for being “backed up” while my body learned how to process the meat again, really didn’t notice any of that happening either. Maybe I didn’t have enough for it to matter? Even if I was, would you REALLY want to know? God, you’re so perverted.

So for days 28 & 29 I cooked up a ton of rice, and soaked it in the Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce that I love so much, then made some vegan burgers (that were also marinated in the teriyaki sauce, because I’m awesome like that). I really enjoyed the whole “fake meat” stuff. I don’t know what the hell its all made out of, but it tastes really good. Not as good as the real thing, as I’m sure you can imagine, but it’s definitely something I could deal with for an extended amount of time. The texture, on the other hand, is hard to explain. It just doesn’t quite have the same feeling as if you were biting into a juicy slab of murdered animal. Its not bad, just different. Anyway… amazing meals, if vegan meat wasn’t so damn expensive, I would eat like that a lot more often. Anyway, I’ll be back to wrap this up in a couple days. Enjoy!

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Day 28

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Day 29

Calories for day 28: 1640 Weight: 186.08
Calories for day 29: 1580 Weight: 186.00

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