Monday, February 22, 2010

the learning channel's next star

so...it's been surprisingly easy the past few days being meat-free. like i said, i did eat spaghetti with meat sauce on sunday at my grandma's house. but that little bit of meat have been it!

i've made black bean burgers, fried up some tofu, and had whole wheat pasta with seared tomatoes as well as some other meals. john's been a great sport with atleast sampling what i've made.

before starting this little Lenten venture, i did a little research. because i'm that person who already researches crap who happens to be married to the king of researching everything AND I SWEAR TO THE PRECIOUS BABY JESUS WE ARE NEVER GETTING A WALLABY NO MATTER WHAT GREAT PETS THEY (ALLEGEDLY) ARE.

whew.

anyway, i had already sort of panned out what i needed to know: how to get the needed iron and protein, the types of vegetarian, and the possible "side effects".

except maybe i glossed over the paragraphs with all of the possible negatives. maybe because i didn't care? or maybe because i thought i'd be one of the lucky ones? but i should have known by now that if something IS a possibility, i'll probably be the first one struck down.

so on saturday while i was rolling around on the living room rug, clutching my abdomen while a certain hefty 9 month old repeatedly body slammed me and a certain neurotic husband sat on the loveseat LOOKING UP MOTORCYCLES THAT YOU'RE NOT GETTING i thought i was dying. i thought THIS IS IT. I'M DYING. there was awful cramping and points where i thought i was going to black out.

then i thought OH MY GOD. THIS IS HOW THOSE CHICKS WHO ARE PREGNANT BUT DON'T KNOW IT UNTIL THEY CRAP A BABY OUT FEEL. I'M HAVING A BABY. THAT'S THE ONLY EXPLANATION.

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in reality, apparently some people experience painful gas bubbles and tummy issues shortly after not eating meat and adding in lots of additional veggies.

there went my one and only chance to be on national television. you know, unless i grow a beard or warts that look like tree bark.

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