To get through the month of January without meat, sweets, or alcohol. Honestly, I expected to miss having a glass of wine at the end of a long week, but it was meat that I missed the most. I have always wondered if I could ever be a full time vegetarian, since I eat vegetarian meals quite a bit when the hubby travels. This month proved to me, that yes, it is possible, but it wouldn’t make me happy.
This was a great experiment, it gave me a bunch of new recipes that we can use during Lent. It was reinforced for me that I DO HAVE incredible will power. I feel healthier, the scale certainly agrees that this has been a worthwhile endeavor. Will I try this again next year, probably. Although the hubby is lobbying for February….well…until I mentioned that he wouldn’t be able to have a beer during the Super Bowl. He is rethinking that plan as we speak.
Will we still eat vegetarian meals, you bet! Will I have an easier time convincing the husband that it is OK to eat vegetarian once a week, maybe. It was nice to step outside our normal, to stretch my creative muscle to find dinners that would satisfy us both AND still be vegetarian. Sometimes you need to try something new to truly appreciate the everyday.
To finish out the month, I made a batch of broccoli cheddar soup to have for lunch – it was AWESOME. Thankfully, the hubby has never objected to a vegetarian soup…of course, he prefers to have a meat sandwich alongside!