Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Going Veggie...

When I said I was going Vegetarian on Facebook, everyone went,"Noooo - you will lose too much weight, what about those curves?" - For future reference, genetics will never allow me to lose my curves - Impossible... stop worrying...

Decided to go Veg after Matthew stayed here for SXSW.... Matthew, my bestest friend ever, has been living in Syracuse NY for two years now with a house full of crazy Vegans. They have "Save The Pig" magnets all over the fridge, they wash all their sandwich bags, every non-perishable in their house is a product of dumpster-diving, they conserve water by turning off the shower when they soap up (.....house of crazy Vegans).... Matthew has only been a Vegetarian for four months, or maybe five now, I lose track of time - But he is looking good - Looking healthy... Matthew and I have always been really competative..... so after I saw him doing the Veggie-thing and being all sexy and healthy and stuff, I kept thinking to myself, "Wonder if I could disipline myself food habits enough to be a Vegetarian...?"

Ha - bet he is reading this, smirking, like he made it happen... Wipe that smile off your face, buddy - You weren't the half of it.... Want to know what pushed me to become a Vegetarian? It was my "I am going to watch all the oscar movies": Hurt Locker, Blindsided, Up In the Air, Precious, Inglorious Bastards, ect... Which led me to the winning Documentary: The Cove (which was amazing)... Which led me to take a closer at the other documentaries that were nominated: Which Way Home, The Most Dangerous Man in America....... and Food Inc.....


Have any of you watched Food Inc? I know a few people have watched it and changed absolutely nothing about their eating habits (it happens).... I, on the other hand, was totally creeped out - The film concentrates on grocery stores and how your food gets there... While the movie covers all kinds of food: Organic, Soy, Chicken farms, Corn industry, Dairy... It was the Beef industry, the ecoli, the mass number of dirty farms, quanity over quality.... that just really turned me off. Meat being mass produced like that, is not safe... Not even about the animals (I know that sounds horrible) but it is not... It is about how the meat you buy in the supermarket comes from one of four companies. Those four companies mass produce meat... Millions and millions (and millions) of animals go through those slaughterhouses, seven days a week, can you imagine how dirty your food is by the time it gets to you? Your hamburger is made out out of over 1,000 cows... yuck....

Anyways - This Veggie thing is more of a challenge. It has been five weeks since I have had meat and yet, this could easily be a temporary thing, who knows - All I know, is that if I decide to start eating bacon (mmmm) again... it is going to be bought locally, safely, and from a place I trust... like our local Wheatsville Co-op here in Austin

Photos: May 1st 2010, Shot by MeadowSoft (my new buddy from Boston... who randomly was in Austin last week)

8 comments:

Au├čeneiter said...

Those crazy vegans, do they take hot or cold showers?

Hot showers are very, very energy inefficient. With electric water heating, each minute under a hot shower means about ~100 gramms of coal burnt somewhere.

Unless you live in France ,where they produce their energy in a modern and sensible manner.

Jim in Huntsville said...

Does this have anyhing to do with the carrot in the tush photos of about a year ago?

London Andrews said...

Speaking of that carrot... : ) I am working with Muki's kitchen this month.... ha... and there might be a suprise or two...

Curvaceous Dee said...

As always, London, you look amazing!

I've been vegetarian for nearly a decade, and am still the same curvy me as I was before :)

xx Dee

Mr and Mrs Muki said...

Vegetarians just taste better! :-)

Duffboy said...

Haven't seen Food Inc. but Earthlings turned me into a vegetarian almost 2 years ago (you can watch it 4 free on Vimeo). Hope you keep up with it!

rschwartz70 said...

As for shower efficiency, water to wet, then soap, then rinse. If you use less than a minute's worth, you are efficient, warm or cold.

As for London, more avocadoes for sure. What can you eat going out now? Plenty of non meat choices but what will rock you?
R

Logan said...

As someone who tried it once and failed, and has several vegetarian friends, make sure you still get some protein, likely in a protein shake form. When I tried it out that was the one thing my vegetarian friends told me I needed to do that most people don't think about. Having a protein deficiency is bad for ya.

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