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Sunday, August 16, 2009

To Be or Not to Be Vegan?

Today was a very Successful Sunday. Hubby and I went grocery shopping, took a two hour nap( second one this weekend), organized all my cross country workouts, taught kickboxing, and met up with a local Blogger!

Instead of eating out for lunch, which was very tempting I made lunch at home. Much cheaper and healthier. I made a Cranberry/Strawberry Almond Salad….

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and a Morning Star Mushrooms Burger on an Arnold’s Thin.

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A very satisfying lunch, much better then Subway!

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After I taught Kickboxing tonight I met up with a Angelina from Angie Eats Peace at a new restaurant in town called Eureka! Burger.

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I love it when we get NON CHAIN Restaurants that open up in town, the food is always sooo much better. I first ordered myself a Local Brewed Beer called Hanger 24 Orange Wheat, a true summer delight!

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Angie and I could have talked for hours, I love meeting Blogger friends! She told me all about how she became vegan, and really got me interested. I think it wouldn’t be extremely hard for me, but I would first have to go vegetarian. I don’t know if I am ready, but I am pretty darn close.

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I ordered their California Chicken Sandwich, but for some reason I wasn't feeling the chicken and ended up eating 1/4 of it and all the AVACADO! I also had a side of sweet potato fries, they had honey on them.. nam nam!

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Hubby tagged along too, and he ordered the Eureka Burger, a little on the small side, but man they sure do pile on the FRIES!

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I can’t wait to hang out with Angie more, I am so glad that I found another running buddy :).

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Time to rest up a bit before I start a new week! I am going to try putting into practice what I learned this morning.

Check out this POP quiz!

#1. Who is your provider?
#2. Do you have a life of excess?
#3. Do you have a day of rest?

My mini goal for this week is to seek a lot of peace and serenity.
What’s your mini goal for the week?

Nite Nite Friends!


Lizzy said...

how cool that you got to have dinner with a blog friend! so much fun!

Angie Eats Peace said...

I look like I am in pain eating that fry! Dont know what was up with my face.
Anyhow, I had so much fun and glad we got to meet. We definitely need to do it again! Running, eating, or both!

Cate said...

I was vegetarian for a few years and have had vegan phases, but the bottom line is, I love cheese. I know that is a pretty shallow reason to not be vegan, but it it was it is.

I have stopped eating beef because of the environmental effects, and I could see going back to being vegetarian again at some point, but for now, I am happy with just eating chicken a couple times a week (if that)

Danielle said...

Bobbi, you cannot eat any of James' magical hamburgers if you go vegan! Boo on that. ;)

Heather said...

Check out "The Face on Your Plate". It will make you want to be vegan. (Not that I've made that switch yet). I also have tons of great vegan recipes from a high school friend.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Hi my dearest!
Great question - eating vegetarian or vegan some of the time is a great way to start!
SP fries with honey do sound quite tasty :) MMM!

Whole Body Love said...

I was vegan when I met my fiance and over time I was swayed by his carnivorous lifestyle. However, for the past year, my diet has been primarly vegetarian but, I don't know that I want to give up my yogurt to become fully vegan. Is that a silly reason? I'm not sure.

D10 said...

I am so jealous of your two hour naps!! The cranberry/strawberry salad sounds delicious.

Lauren said...

So much fun that you met a new blogger friend! :)

Great mini goal for the week. I think mine is to relax and try not to be so stressed. Ugh, I hope I can live up to it because today alreday started off on the wrong foot. :(

Take care hun!

Jessica said...

Aww I love Angie's blog - it's so great! That's awesome that you got to meet her for dinner!

My mini goal is to make sure I get all of my runs in for my HM training!

brandi said...

yay for new blog friends :) those sweet potato fries look SO good!

my mini goal is to run at least once now that we're feeling better and to get some work related stuff done and still be calm and have peace.

Niki said...

Yay for bloggy meet ups!! I think it would be hard for me to go vegan because there are too many foods I love that I wouldn't be able to eat! But more power to you if you decided to do it!!

Sheri said...

Another blog friend...that is awesome! It is so great you can meet people that you can talk to with the same interests!

Those sweet potato fries look so yummy!

buffmuffy said...

oh man that chicken sandwich looks amazing!

SLJ said...

I toy with the idea of going vegetarian or vegan as well since I already don't eat beef or pork but I think I would miss cheese and turkey sandwhiches too much LOL.

Did you review Jillian's making the cut yet and I missed it? I just finished it so I'm curious as to your thoughts. I reviewed it on my blog if your curious pop on over!

platipus329 said...

that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the stomach to suffer the beef and dairy of cows, or to take soy against a sea of products and, by cooking, eat them.

I think becoming vegan is a very personal thing so I don't know if any advice I can give is any help. I'm not vegan or vegetarian, mostly because I know I'd miss certain foods and I don't want to limit myself. But I do enjoy buying alternative products and have vegetarian/vegan meals every so often. And doing this I feel like my body has reached a good balance.

Tea Time said...

You should try it out for a month and see how you feel. You have to make sure you read the labels on packaged products if you decide to be vegan.