The Lilac Rabbit: first of all...i love this girl. her comments on my blog always make my giggle (i think we have pretty much the exact same sense of humour). anyways...this lovely lady has posted the story of how she became vegetarian as well as a few helpful links. check it out!
Mary Sew: Trisha is a sweet German lady with a cute blog who just participated in her first craft fair (trendmafia)! Trisha posted her veggie story here so go check it out too!
If you have posted anything Veg Out related let me know and i will link you :)
i thought i would get the first part of my story out there. just as an overview...i have been a vegetarian since the summer of 1997 and vegan since January 2010. this is the story of how i went vegetarian.
here are a few stories that have me convinced that i was destined to be a vegetarian.
1. i was on a trip with my parents and the hotel was having a big dinner...a pig roast. while the pig was cooking (and still looking very much like a pig) my dad brought me over to it and said "this is what we're having for dinner." I burst into tears and ran away. I didn't want to go back into that room and i ended up eating a chocolate bar for dinner.
2. i went to medieval times with my mom and some friends. when they brought our dinner i freaked out and thought i was going to be sick. if you have never been to medieval times, they serve you a little chicken...a little WHOLE chicken. i couldn't handle it.
3. in general, anytime someone cooked meat for me i would freak out and feel sick to my stomach if i saw the tiniest bit of blood (or any liquid) coming out of it. this resulted in me eating a lot of terribly overcooked meat which didn't make me like it any more
i didn't love meat but i was usually able to eat it as long as i didn't have to associate it with the animal it was coming from. when i was young, no one told me that it was an option to just not eat it. it wasn't until the summer before i started grade nine that i heard about vegetarians. (i think, my memory is a bit spotty, but i'm pretty sure that is accurate!)
i really loved the band silverchair...ok i was obsessed. so naturally i had to find out everything about the members of the band.
at first i just cut out red meat. i had some people who gave me a hard time asking what i could eat and saying it was too hard to cook for me. at that time i still ate chicken and fish! come on!
this was about 1 month after i gave up meat. my friends faces have been hidden out of courtesy :)
about 1 year after i cut out red meat i started to get really grossed out by chicken and had a few traumatic experiences, haha. at that point i cut out all meat products.
this was around the time i gave up chicken and fish
When i was in highschool i was not a healthy vegetarian. i hadn't really taken the time to educate myself and i didn't replace meat with anything. i basically just ate all carbs all the time including a lot of really junky food. thumbs down to me :(
Sometime during university i decided to reintroduce fish into my diet.
i think this photo was from the night i started eating fish again...it was at a dinner theatre place.
i did it because i felt it was necessary for me to get omega 3's, etc...which i now know is entirely possible to do without animal products. I guess at this point i was not a vegetarian but a pescetarian. I ate this way until about January of 2010.
but that is the next part of my story...until next time :)