Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day for our neighbors to the north and I wish my Canadian friends a happy one. But, it got me thinking in general about Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. For those who have known me for a while know and understand, I have always looked forward to my tradition of the day--camping out in my living room in my PJs, eating the foods that I never allow myself to have and watching more movies in one day than I do in six months time. The thought did occur to me this weekend, however, of my new mostly vegan diet and how will that play out for me this coming Thanksgiving.
Certainly there is a lot of time between then and now, but at some point, it's a choice coming up. Not unlike the choice before me currently. I've been craving fish for over a week now; it is not going away. When I began this journey I always said I would allow fish from time to time, but haven't wanted it nor have I had it in over three months. While that isn't a strange thing (fish has never been a huge favorite of mine) I feel I might have to give in this week. It's hard to do because I kind of liked the idea of not eating fish either, but as Kelly pointed out to me today, I might be needing something in my diet for it to persist this long. I'm looking at it as a test--will it have no impact on how I feel, or will my fear of whatever I cut out of my diet that made such an improvement in my health be reintroduced and I'll wake up sick the next day? Since I'm fairly confident fish was not the culprit, I was enjoying not including it in my diet... but since I have almost decided I am going to give in on this one, I will enjoy going out to one of my favorite restaurants this week to do so.
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