COWARDS EAT COWS. WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?

People want you to do what they’re doing. It makes them feel more comfortable if you’re as fat as they are, or at least if you’re dining out together, that you eat as much as they do. Or eat the same kinds of food. Or drink the same drinks. Smoke the same cigarettes, wear the same clothes, watch the same movies. What no alcohol? A zillion stories flow and none of them are designed at that moment to make you feel good.

What, no meat? What’s an animal? You said you were animal-free, is that the same as vegan? I didn’t know milk and cheese were animals. Yeah, well if it contains the cells of an animal, it’s an animal. What’s a cell? Milk and cheese don’t have feelings. Cows can’t feel. Then why do you keep saying they’re happy? I don’t care if they’re happy or sad, I like cheese. Nobody cares, so why do you? Don’t you want a bite of my juicy steak? That’s not blood. No, it isn’t. It’s not the same thing. Cows can’t think.

What do you want a pat on the back? Pity? Everybody’s looking for pity these days, and they’re getting a shit load of it. That’s right a truckload of bull shit, human shit, chicken shit, who cares where it came from if it looks and smells like shit. It’s all a lie.

Non-vegan people say they admire vegans. No, they don’t. When you admire someone, you want to be them. You can’t, so you copy their behavior. Everybody tried to look like Marilyn Monroe. Why? Because they wanted to be like her, so they tried to look like her. People lie when they say they admire someone they don’t try to emulate. The two don’t fit.

Oh, I wish I could be a vegan, but I couldn’t.

What these people can’t do is be the outsider in the group, family, work, church, bar. When you walk in, others move away. You remind them of what they want to be but CAN’T? It’s the rejection YOU CAN’T TAKE. It’s not the food. Turn your nose up to a plant, but not to dismembering a cow and gorging on the flesh and blood?

At least be honest about it. You’ve heard what people say.

Why? You don’t care why. Because if you cared, you’d have to tell yourself the truth. And that great person you always thought you were disappears. Only for as long as it takes you to make a correction in your life, though. You can get that great person back, without cannibalizing anybody, and feel much better about confronting the WHY and acting on it.

Go ahead, give it a try, ask yourself WHY.

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28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Revisited (2 months out of sight)

Back in June of 2018 (this past Spring), I mused about how much weight, if any, I could lose by eliminating all alcohol from my daily consumption of calories. Although when I was doing the Rapid Fat-Loss diet my calorie count was reasonable, I did wonder if I eliminated the empty calories, would I shed more fat.

I played around with it for a while, then decided to go all in, so I could accurately report my findings, instead of just cutting back, which I had essentially done anyway.

So, sometime mid-September till now I consumed no alcohol in any form – didn’t even cook with it. So that’s about 2 months. I figure that’s enough time to smooth out any wrinkles.

I gained 1 pound after 1 month. I haven’t weighed myself since then, because even though I may not have gained and maybe even lost a couple pounds, I’d rather keep in the dark about it till the end of the year. I want to give myself more time to focus.

My calorie count didn’t go down since I just ate what I normally would drink in calories. I wasn’t too strict with myself.

It wasn’t difficult to abstain from alcohol, and Steve did it with me, but the habit of eating out and drinking out was the biggest obstacle to overcome. What do we do instead? Being animal-free, I didn’t care so much about the quality or availability of animal-free food when out, since I could have a couple of drinks and a salad or fries or just a veggie and still have fun. Without the drinks, it’s a whole different ballgame. I’m not going to pay twelve dollars for green beans or a salad that I could make at home.

You’d be surprised how much a couple of drinks will allow you to tolerate mediocre food. It’s just not worth it, and frankly, I’d rather be using my money for something else, rather than supporting every restaurant in the city that serves a vegan burger. It’s like, is that all there is? I mean, how many vegan burgers can one person eat and pay top dollar for them, in addition to the tip and the drinks?

I was shocked at how much a soda costs in a restaurant. It’s almost the cost of a beer. So that’s over. If a new place opens I’ll try it out, but I no longer consider it my responsibility to support restaurants that offer one vegan item or that have no imagination nor desire to please the customers with varied tastes. I fought that battle – for decades – now let others do it or not. I’ll eat my own cooking at home. It’s far superior to anything I could get out.

And the socializing thing? I socialized enough for ten lifetimes. It gets old.

I made myself a new skin and it’s alcohol-free and I’m comfortable in it.

I’ll check back before midnight on 31 December and record my weight progress.

Oh, and the exercise. I’m not noticing a big difference in the amount of exercise I do, or noticing an increase in stamina, but one thing for sure, all those little things that I often attributed to alcohol, didn’t end up being the alcohol at all. So that in itself could make someone decide what’s the point, I might as well drink. And I’d have to basically agree, except that I don’t worry as much about stuff. I’m feeling the presence of my younger self. I like that.

This new skin is a keeper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 DAY ALCOHOL-FREE CHALLENGE