So I've been a lacto-octo-vegetarian for about 3 moths shy of a year now and recently I've decided to explore whether or not I want to eat meat or not.
This all started a week before Thanks Giving. I decided to give up meet, for reasons I'm not exactly sure. I just remember my dog's dinner and felt utter repulsion to meet when I was separating the chicken out. I immediately started gagging and feeling sick. I decided to become a vegetarian at that instance. It was to my grand parent's, well at least my grandmother's, dismay.
My grandparents, especially my grandmother, are post-children for the Social Register 65 years ago. They're WASP's, conservatives (my grandfather less, but not as much), they have old money and their families were active in the world. Needless to say, they're very classical.
My grandmother thought it was absurd that I made such a decision, while my grandfather didn't particularly feel anyway about it. There's also a tradition in my family where my grandfather gives each grandchild 100$ for Thanks Giving (Weird, I know. Who really gives out money on Thanks Giving? You give out food). Anyway, so my grandfather told me that I should go buy some vegetables with the money as a joke to sort of lessen any negatives feelings I might have been feeling from my grandfather's criticism (Though I didn't feel any criticism). So that's been a joke ever since between him and I.
I don't mean to make my grandmother seem uptight, mean or nasty at all. She's a cool person. I asked her what the most important moment in her life was and she said "Meeting your Grandfather, George". Made me smile.
Anyway, I started the exploration about 2 weeks ago. I tried a bit of chicken and I couldn't swallow. You see, things that aren't homogenized in texture gross me out. I like things that are uniform like yogurt, tofu, beans, cheese, radishes, carrots, yams and lettuce. Meat has tough spots and fat veins, I'm am completely grossed out by that.
Then in Maine up at my family's estate, I tried lobster. I couldn't swallow the tail. It was way too tough, another reason I don't like meat.
So I guess this exploration is done with. Nothing's changed, I still don't like meat and I don't want to eat. I'm not concerned about protein or iron intake anymore either. If the Kikuyu's people were able to live to 100 about 200+ years ago eating a vegetarian diet, than I should be fine.