Deciding to go on a vegan food plan was a no brainer for me. I’m just not a huge fan of meat, never was. Don’t believe me, read my post from August 26th then you will get it!
The first few days were great. It’s still summer so produce in Ohio is good and plentiful. I’ve actually had a ball bringing home nothing but fruits and veggies! A dream come true for me. I’ve been playing in the kitchen with new recipes I’m developing and having a blast.
The hubby is a carnivore for sure, loves any kind of meat. However, he has decided that this would be good for him to do as well. He’s not strictly following the plan like I am, but it’s not bothering me when he adds a little stuff here and there to his own food.
I’ve made a decision to go without any animal products (ie, nothing with a face or a mom) and no white poison (white flour, white sugar, white rice, white pasta, salt). Wait. WHAT? No White Sugar? What about my sweet tea? No white flour/pasta – are you kidding me? Pasta is my life! Oh, then here comes the kicker…no salt?
Oh. My. Goodness.
I never realized how much I salted food, or how much was used in my cooking. I just never knew how MUCH I WAS ADDICTED TO SALT.
I did real well the first few days as I said above. Then day six hit me. Like a drug addict craving the fix, I wanted anything with salt. Oh, who am I kidding, I just wanted to put some in my palm and lick it off slowly to savor that sodium deliciousness…slowly going into a salt high!
As sick as that may sound, I did this as a kid often! I also loved crushed ice in a cup with salt sprinkled on it, then I would just crunch and enjoy the salted ice chunks until my cup was empty (or my Mom or Dad caught me and took it!). But my favorite way to eat salt is with a side of green onions or radishes to dip into my little salt pile on my plate. Yum – Yum!
Great news though. I’ve made it to day 12. I have not cooked with salt or added salt to anything. The mental crave has seemingly diminished to the point of unnoticeable. Would I like to have some salt today? Uh, duh, I am still breathing you know, so YES! Will I? No!
I’m actually starting to feel the difference physically. Also dropping 11 pounds in 12 days is certainly a little bouquet of goodness wouldn’t you think?
As I continue on this journey of better care of the “temple” God has given me, will you walk along beside me? I would like to ask a favor…would you pray for me and hold me accountable? I’ll keep you posted from time to time as the “Journey to Shrink My Booty” continues.
In return, are you going through a rough patch at this time? If so, I would love the opportunity to walk along beside you as well. I will pray for you and check in on you. I would love to be a source of encouragement for you along your journey, whatever that may be right now. Let me know below or you can privately e-mail me at email@example.com. I would love to be there for you.
Oh – one more thing…I haven’t totally conquered this salt/sugar thing just quite yet. So if I come around you, you just might want to hide your salt shaker and sweet tea! Just sayin’…
….and that’s all I have to say about that!