I changed my settings for photos over the weekend when I posted the photo of the cross, which I think might be one of the best photos I have ever taken. I wanted it to be large. But I haven’t changed it back, and I am in such a hurry I can’t right now. (could have in the time I wrote that though. sigh)
I made it through one day as a vegan yesterday. There were sweet rolls at work, which I was able to pass on. There was pizza at the hospital when I went to a meeting there, I was also able to pass on that. I don’t think this is as easy as being a vegetarian, but I will give it a try.
Someone asked about my former preference for a low carb diet. I pondered that. I did a low carb, high protein diet for years. I felt good. I felt satisfied with the food. My lipid panels were good. And my weight was stable, and acceptable. But I strayed from that last year – actually I went on a crazy diet to lose a quick 20 lbs. – and my diet started staying as the year passed – I didn’t gain the weight back though.
In August, I was suffering terribly with my arthritic hands and back. I quickly looked into changes I could make to decrease inflammation. Meat seemed to be a big contributor. So I quit eating meat. It helped, really it did. As I was living without meat, I started to consider the meat industry, what it does to the environment, what they do to the animals, and all the chemicals and hormones I was ingesting when I ate meat. The weirdest thing was that I didn’t miss meat. I used to LOVE a steak – at least once a week. I absolutely do not miss that, and the thought of a bloody piece of meat makes me feel kind of ill.
Now I am thinking that getting rid of dairy might also get rid of some more inflammation. I would also love to know that I am not contributing to the whole eating animals and their milk and eggs thing. I am not sure I can do it, but I did it for one day yesterday.
I am running late for work, so I better go. Thanks again for your comments, they are wonderful.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen. — Revelation 22:21