I hate labels. I don’t want to be grouped in with anyone except other “Red-headed Mexicans named Monica Melinda Olivas”. I am in my own group and would prefer not to be labeled into another.
The only reason I call myself a “pescatarian” is to avoid having to answer questions about the lack of meat on my blog (or while dining with others).
I don’t want to feel guilty or apologetic for my food choices. But, since I present myself as a vegetarian I feel like I would be a liar if I ate meat. 99% of the time this isn’t an issue. 99% of the time I happily chomp on the veggie options of the world 🙂
I genuinely love beans and veggie burgers and tempeh. I never feel deprived. But, today I wanted a turkey sandwich.
And then I got worried that people would think I ate meat and force steak on me.
What? Doesn’t that happen to anyone else?
Anyways, I ate a turkey sandwich today. I don’t want to eat meat on a regular basis at all (unless I buy a farm and raise animals myself). In this case I listened to a rare, but healthy craving for turkey.
I felt like a liar, but now I’m over it. I never wanted a label in the first place. Unless that label is “Doesn’t eat meat 99% of the time – and only free range when it happens (well unless I’m in another country), and only eats organic dairy – except fro-yo…”
That seems a bit long to say when people ask if I am vegetarian, so I might just try and avoid the question…
I normally don’t care what people think, but eating ethically and healthy is very important to me, not because it’s socially cool…
Breakfast – Today is a rest day so I took a leisurely walk and then dug into breakfast. This is the same thing I had to dessert last night! I am obsessed.
I have an appointment for a facial this afternoon. I’ve had a gift certificate for this since Christmas and am finally cashing in!
Question: Have you ever had a facial?
Did you like it?
Me: I think facials are usually painful at first, but they always end with relaxing massaging so you forget the trauma and keep coming back for more! I’d rather have a “real massage” any day of the week!
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