I PROCLAIM MY VEGGY-ISM!!!!!!

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  1. PLATINUMILLITY1

    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is Time.

    I am going Veggy...I have been good on not eating Beef (of COURSE pork)
    I have been eating turkey slices recently because my does aunt good, lunch meat was in order(smh) and Chicken I have eaten...I just figured that would be My main meat for now, but still eaten lightly.
    Until last night.
    My aunt took me to se her family friends after the heartbreaking departure of my younger sister back to North Carolina and When We got there I met potty mouth Uncle D(I mean this dudes mouth is Bad). Now, I had unofficially me them before, they sent over a home made Pizza(yum). For some reason I KNEW this woman could make good pizza. My aint brought it with her one night after work and that was to be my lunch(she knew what she was doing:madd: So lunch time the next day, I got to have my pizza(It was a LOT too.) Take it out the Fridge, place it on the Cabinet, opent it up, mmmmmmmmm, it's got like Two cheeses on it...looks like a little pepper(peppers), and...what is that...oh is that beef? steak?....(It may have been chicken but I remember beef!) Is...that....pepperoni? :madd:
    SO! I did not have the pizza.
    That was a sad waste....and I do not waste. It sat in the Fridge even longer.
    I was not certain if these were the same people, because she alked about them as if they were an old couple, they weren't. We were persuaded to stay and eat. We did.
    They had some Crab pot or something, like a stir of Crab, shrimp, corn, and pork. I was already not so happy. She told me in the bathroom to eat just crab, so I was like okay. I went straight for the bowl of crabs, when I got there, I saw the corn and shrimp and theought, "maybe they cook it all separate...and mix it all together" so i took 1crab legs a few shrimp and corn....and when I grabbed the corn, I saw it. The brown meat....with fat.
    then I looked at the other side of the Bowl and I saw the HUGE bone...I instantly did not want to eat. I was looking at my aunt in attemp to signal her, but then she went alll nuts and becaus etalking and such(yall know how folks do when ya see friends)
    I was lost...when she h=came bak to the kitchen she directed me to the crab salad....I was relieved. I evn thought that the deviled eggs had meat in them(It was just a lot of relish:wink:)
    I did not touch the baked beans(you know why)
    We sat down and I began with the crab salad.....and then the crab....it looked like it was coked separately and it was all on top,,,,it was good...I as relieved I ate more salad I ate some of a deviled egg and then looked at the corn...I looked to se if it was grilled, ad it wasn't I I was ssssooooo worried, and I was contemplating it the whole way into my mouth. WHen I bit it, it was like I bit something that I knew was wrong. I was going to spit it out into a napkin....but I didn't want them to be offended....and after then thought.....It felt hopeless, I had already soaked juices into my mouth and I might as well swallow it.....it was hard, I took juice with it...and from there was very upset. I took a shrimp(like one bad decision after the other) it was even worse....again I swallowed(Don't judge me, this was hard)
    I have up and went back to the crab(The whole time I am looking at my aunt figuring she would look at me, see how I was doing or something....no) I ate anther crab leg and got to the last one...I crack the shell and ate the top part(it was the Claw) smh....it tasted like sausage. I was almost furious! Here I am eating this FOOD!!!! I am the first one to tell people I do NOT EAT PORK! with No Shame...as others eat or do NOT eat things. and I can not say anything to these people because I was told not to...I am getting mad even now.
    I tried to continue eating the Salad and the Eggs....but I caught this pain in my stomach....at sharp sickening pain. I have a strong stomach and I have been tricked into pork before, I usually catch it early though. It was bearable, but not enough to keep eating(just bearable to not throw up). I told Uncle D that my stomach hurt and he said to stop eating. I was not going to argue with that. I am a very pleasing person so my sacrifice is sometimes bigger them=n my stance. I took a few more bits of the salad and such and left it alone...I finished drinking the apple juice with an upset stomach at hand and we watched the olympics....I was very happy, I wanted to watch them.
    He kept on asking me was I okay...I'm like "yes" he said You wan t me to throw your plate out...I said no...I will do it....not I NEVER am in a hurry to waste food....That is why I do not lose weight like I should....But the speed that I ran to throw that mess out is almost shameful(But also funny)
    I enjoyed most of the rest of the night....but this morning I realized that my aunt really did not get that fact that I do not eat pork...it's always Like it is not such a big deal..
    Maybe it was an upset sour stomach that had a Little resentment(it does have a mind of it's own) but I feel it was not taken as seriously as it should. I was told to just eat all the salads when we go over there because she makes a lot....
    I had to marinate on that statement.
    So, I have Declared my vegetarianism. I will not eat this crap....I am very tired of Fighting it as well when I do not eat pork in the south I am a vegetarian anyway!(It's kinda funny)
    Except for dairy and Fish....I am making it Official...

    I may have some aid, next time we visit Uncle D and Mrs. Cat...:bullseye:
     
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    Dear Beloved Sister PLATINUMILLITY1 ... this is a wonderful testimony and challenge to yourself (and the rest of us seeking to go this way).

    I have been thinking of becoming a vegetarian for some time, gosh, for years and years ... ever since i met Brother Aqil, who is not here anymore, but always encouraged me to go this way.

    I wish i were at the place you are, where it actually makes you sick to eat meat. I am so not there. I can eat it without any 2nd thoughts ... :) ... but i'm learning ... i even bought a book ... Becoming a Vegetarian ... so i could understand it all better ... i'm not far behind you (i don't think) ... so please continue to share with us / me ... as it is VERY ENCOURAGING to me! :love:

    You surely know how to tell a story ... i almost got sick just listening to your experience ... great read! :wink:

    Love You Sister! :kiss:

    :heart:

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    Congratulations to you sister! :grouphug: Ive been veggie for over 14 years. On occasion I might have some fish or dairy cause (as you know lol) being veggie down south is no walk in the park ESPECIALLY roun reunion time LOL but you will feel better sistah :)
     
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    Peace,

    I have been a Vegetarian for 8 years and I have ebbed and flowed about my militancy. Stick with it and go easy on yourself. Eventually meat will make you sick and you know that you have been cleansed. And it will be much easier after that to refrain from it.
     
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    Congratulations and salutation, my Sister.

    Depending on your financial status, this could be easy or it could be hard.

    If you are suffering from compulsive eating (from what I understand, most people living in the US due to the heavy commercials, hedonism and materialism around) you might have a hard start - but it seems you have started already!

    I've been a vegan (no animal products) for 3 years my Self, and it gets better every year, feel me?

    More power to you, Sister.

    Thank you for making an effort to saving the environment, yourself, the animals and abhorring all forms of exploitaton.

    One.

    - Chi
     
  6. PLATINUMILLITY1

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    THank You Familiy!!

    Yes, I am very optimistic about this decision and I feel it will be one of the greatest that I make.

    Destee, Let it come to you...If you are thinking about it, then ou can do it...I know you Can:D
    I will keep you Posted Great Sister:heart:

    14 YEARS Sister?????? WOW!!!!! That It a Beautiful Thing THere....And yes...roun reunion time....It has to make you want to do at least one out of a set of three choices...non being pleasant...lol But it is something Learned, cherished, and respected...I am looking foward to it.:kickball:

    8 years Strong Sister....WHew!.....I am very close to that in not eating pork(although I believe I need to start over now)
    I was about 13 when I decided to not eat prok any more maybe even 12(I believe that is right) and I just turned 21....I am happy and pround and I have NO regrets..it is a great thing...Thankx You Sister....The Power is Ours:couple:
    Brother Ikoro..you must know that I am poor....I know my energy is off the Wall with financial bind....but I am praying, and I know soon..I will be better than good:) (well, maybe just good;))
    I am an over-eater as well...but that is something that I know...and I have been working on....I know limits...and Now my task is to abide by the Limits(Sister ain't no Fool bro...LOL) Yes I was on a Very Fast strack whille in school.(Free food;)) I virtually abstained from all meat......about once maybe twice a week I had meet(avoiding exaggeration maybe three times) If I could avoid it I would...but I was close to none on red meat....I had it oncve throught the whole summer...and I still have not had it....turkey as well...
    I am confident....my body has to clease before the Proces actually can start...but It's part of the Process as well..
    I also have been making a few trips to the Clubhouse gym....other than shin splins I think that was a good choice(some foot arches should help that;)
    :love:

    BLess Family I appreciate it.
    :hearts2:
     
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    Hey Lil Sis PLAT!!
    I just made some tabouli... please have some. (lol) I wish you continued success on your vegetarian diet. I am a fish lover and will probably never be able to become a complete vegetarian. Anyway, it has been stated many times, Eat to Live..not Live to Eat. Here in the United Snakkkes, the health condition of our people is deteriorating at such a rapid pace because of what we put in our mouths. Drug companies and pharmacies are laughing all the way to the bank, due to the number of medications that are prescribed and sold. In the number of years I have lived in this country, I use to feel good and brag about my good health. Folks would be surprised when I would say, I have never had surgery or was not on any medication. However, in the past two years that has changed due to my bad eating habits and other things. Thus, this has caused me to be on prescribed medications for hypertension and high cholesterol. Currently, I am attempting to readjust all facets of my life. My thinking,eating,speaking,etc., so that I can appraise the second half of my life and be able to say once again that I don't take prescription drugs. Also, because I need to set a better example for my over-weight daughter who continues to have health and self-esteem issues stemming from to her diet. Keep the faith.
    Love & Blessings,
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  8. PLATINUMILLITY1

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    Thankx You so much Big Sister:)
    I appreciate you....and It is funny that you mentioned the fish..because I have been having some revelations about that...
    I can not call myself a Vegetarian.
    I know I am not fully ready for the complete Change...I intend on eating Seafood(maybe selective)
    I was also thinking about the fact that our fish are being just as over-consumed as the rest of the meat in this word...and their populations are decreasing as well(what are we doing?)

    I can not call myself a Vegetarian though...I would feel i was being Disrespectful...
    Does a Vegetarian call him/herself a Vegan?
    Does a Vegan call him/herself a Freegan(I desire to be a Freegan SOOOOOO bad)
    I can not call my self that unless I take the Full steps...I am still in detoxt stage so I am technically still a Mansahari(I just leard that Meat eating people are name Mansahari)
    So what do you call a person wh decideds to eat food from the Sea?(or Ocean)
    I do not feel it is the same class as Chickens meat or Cow's meat...
    Maybe some of you can help me out...there seems to not be a word...
    I would love assistance...
    I have only come up with Oceanarian..it's a good word to me...but it is not specific enough
    Vegetarian mean person commited solely, to vegetables.....
    I am commited to the Ocean?(not so much in the Sense...ya know?)
    Can I get some Education Help?:)
     
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    lol,

    Be sure to get a hold of the Ethnic Vegetarian by Angela Shelf-Medearis. This is a treasure chest of vegetarian recipes from around the African diaspora
    http://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Vegeta...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219081474&sr=8-1

    It's sure hard to be a vegetarian in a meat eating world. "Chile, ain't nuthin wrong wit dem chitlins. Eat dem chitlins. You was raised on chitlins now all da sudden you can't eat chitlins. You done got hooked up wit dem Muslims. That's what it is. You betta leave dem Muslins lone. What? You ain't a Muslim? Den whass da problem? Eat dem chitlins. I know one thing if you get hungry enough you'llj eat dem chitlins."

    lol

    Good luck, sista
     
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    Sister River you are going to make me cry

    And that remembers a time when one of the women i called Aunt Marilyn indeed MADE me eat chitlens
    I don't even think i was eating pork...but because i told her i had never eaten them...I guess she had to be the one to take chitlen virginity(I KNEW THEY WERE NASTY)
    That is all I can say...to this day i am still not correct about that.
    (With her yelling self)

    Anyway!



    :qqb014: Thatnkx Sister!! Oh it sounds Terrific!!!!!!!!I just need a stove...lQQn
    That might help...lol....OH!! On of the people I got close with JUST got herself an apartment....Maybe I can cook there on he Weekends
    OHHH THis is so Great!!!!
    Okay....
    Now...We need to get some money...

    I am not being Sarcastic sister...I am HYPED!!
    cept for the part about needing money(That's never fun)
    I just like to be creative and artistic...and you are helping me out
    I can not Wait to be Diverse with the veggies!!!!!
    :dance:
     
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