On August 10, 2007 we decided to be vegetarians. We have always wanted to cut meat out of our diets primarily for health reasons, but also environmental and ethical reasons.
On the night we decided would be our last I had exactly 6 chicken tacos at the soccer field.
On October 10, 2007 I had my blood work done at the health fair. My total cholesterol now 288, triglycerides 150, HDL (good) 66, LDL (bad) 192. My ratio is 4.4 so that is not too bad. My uric acid levels were also low indicating low protien.
I have gained 6 pounds during the past 3 months.
Chilli's for dinner Friday night, had chicken crispers.
Mi Casa Too for dinner Saturday night, had carne asada taco.
Made salmon for the girls, and chicken sausage for us on Sunday night.
Made pork fried rice and chicken potstickers for dinner last night.
I think that covers all the meats in the food chain...
I do believe that you can be athletic and vegetarian if you have either a personal chef or do not have a job or children in sports. It was a good experiment and I don't regret having tried it - it is just not going to work for us at this phase in our life.