I said, "Hey let's go vegan for a week!"
After she came out of shock, she was really excited about the idea.
Here's the thing though, we had to plan this.
Can you believe actually planning what you are going to eat?
Usually these decisions are made for me by the large corporations that crank out meals in boxes with professional photos on them with names like, President's Choice, Ziggy's and Chunky!
There's even a plain yellow box with the non-creative cop-out label "no-name".
I typically like my food in a pre-cooked format that heats easily in the oven or microwave.
I like food that respects my time!
Vegetable have no regard for all the things I need to do in a day!
So we had to plan on what vegetables to buy and not only that, what day to eat them!
We went to the grocery store and ended up with a buggy full of clear plastic bags, filled with all the colors of the rainbow. (The Skittles one.).
We finished our shopping and went to the check out and began putting our bounty on the belt to be "checked-out" and I realized something in that moment.
There's no labels on all this stuff! There's nothing to say how fantastic this product of the earth is!
There is no way to impress someone else by buying a cauliflower.
Boxed chicken wings come in several varieties and many brands, and frozen pizza owns a whole aisle!
When you set down the box of chicken wings on the belt, many people unconsciously are making judgments about you.
"Check this guy out...PINTY'S! Big time high roller! Must be nice to live in that world!"
If you buy no-name wings in the yellow box, they might think..."Poor fellow. I wish there was something I could do. I hope things turn around for him. Hey, we all gotta make sacrifices. It's a tough economy!"
It's not the same when you put a potato on the belt. No one makes brand judgement when you scan a broccoli.
"Check this guy out, Beakman Farms...what a yahoo! Those guys don't know how to farm!"
That wouldn't really happen. (I don't think.)
Veggies come from the ground.
The only organization that can maybe take credit for a tomato is a GMO company producing those crazy cloned zombie versions.
Even then, the original idea for the tomato didn't originate with them!
Gotta go back to original gardener for that!
Well, the first week of going veggie worked out OK. I'm not gonna lie, I felt hungry sometimes.
I also felt great! No headaches and I even lost some of my residual flab around the belly region!
Should I go two weeks? OK, gonna do it!