Tomorrow it will be one week since I stopped eating meat. I've noticed a few differences during this week.
1.) It seems easier to say "no thanks" to food if I choose to now. I feel like I have willpower again.
2.) I don't feel guilty when I say "yes" to food. I went to a party yesterday and had cake and enjoyed every bite without guilt because the rest of my day was moderate in calories.
3.) It's way easier to keep my calories lower when I don't eat meat.
4.) It makes it way tougher to find a drive-thru to hit. The only thing I can think of that I could eat in the car would be a bean burrito from Taco Bell, which, when compared to an Angus Bacon Burger with Cheddar and fries, seems like a pretty reasonable choice. In fact, I ate at home all week except for work functions.
I wonder how long before I can officially call myself a vegetarian? Two weeks? A month? It seems sort of premature to do it right now. I can tell you though, I have no craving whatsoever for meat, which, while it really surprises me, makes life much easier.
Tomorrow is weigh-in day - wish me luck!