Thursday, March 19, 2009


Yup, that's me.

Some of you asked me about my confession the other day and wanted some specifics.

Let's get the run down of why a perfectly good meat eating gal suddenly makes a complete 180 decision to cut meat out of her diet....

...blame Sarah Palin.

So around Thanksgiving she was doing an interview* after pardoning a turkey (she saved one little guy from being killed) and in the background the workers on the "farm" continued to do their job. Their job consisted of taking a live turkey and putting it in some machine that cuts off its head. This was all going on in the background and from that day forward, I vowed I would not eat meat.

I hated (and still hate) that animals are bred just to be food. That's not a life to live. Never mind the torture and inhumane things that goes on at these "farms". I just can't eat something knowing that it had to die to be on my plate.

I'll jump of my little soap box and let you all know that while I don't consume meat, I understand that others do. I'm okay with that, I won't judge you because it's a personal decision.

On the flip side of that, I have a hard time with people who judge me and criticize me for my decisions. I have run into many people who try to change my mind by saying that it's not right that I eat eggs and drink milk because those both come from animals. You're right, but only partially... I eat eggs that are from free-range farms AND the animal did not have to die for me to eat it. Again, it's totally my choice and I just can't look at a peice of meat the same way after watching the turkeys die like that so I made the choice to cut meat out of my diet.

I did not used to like vegetables that much. Now I LOVE them. I cannot get enough of them. Which, I suppose, is a good thing because there wouldn't me much left for me to eat if I didn't eat veggies!

*I'm sure the video is on You Tube if you want to see it.


ReRe said...

4 years ago the hubby and i decided to fast on sundays, but by the end of the day we were starving and cranky. so we decided to not eat meat on sundays. that worked out find. then the hubby expanded his no meat eating to mondays, then tuesdays then wednesdays etc. he hasn't had meat in 4 years. i'm proud of him for making a decision that was right for him.
he's not a vegan, so he still does eggs. many folks don't understand the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian. but oh well.
kudos and good luck to you on your new lifestyle

Angie said...

I know, I hated watching that video, it was so awful!! I only eat meat a few times times a week. Congrats on your decision to give up meat! Did you stop all at once or do it gradually?