After 6 months of a vegan diet, I am retiring. It was a good run, and I still truly believe it’s not that hard to do, unless you are training for Ironman. Even then, I am fully aware that there are people out there who are vegans and do long distance endurance events, and I applaud them for their efforts. Yay them! As for me, I cannot continue to break down to tears because of how hungry I am.
This decision was made last night when I could clearly see how irrational and crazy I’ve become when it comes to intense hunger. Last night I opened the refrigerator and cried at the sight of beans, carrots, beets, nectarines, and mixed greens. I didn’t want any of that. I sat on the sofa, wept a little more, and couldn’t even think of anything that I did want to eat. I tried to remind myself I’m a grown adult, I can pick my pathetic self up and go to get food. But I had no energy to do that.
Instead I drank a half a carton of almond milk and went to bed.
Obviously this isn’t even healthy anymore. I’m irrational, hungry, and moody. This behavior and lack of energy is not going to get me through training.
I choose chicken quesadillas.