The Withdrawals are REAL!!

Day 4, 5 & 6 of 31

This past weekend was extra busy for me. Not only did we have White Linen Night on Saturday, but it was also my Pearland HS c/o 98 20th year reunion. Gah, I felt so old. I was nervous that I wouldn’t remember many people or even worse, no one would remember me. At the end of the day, it was a really cool experience. Everyone was feeling the same anxiety and everything quickly turned into just a walk down memory lane filled with laughter and fond stories.

Saturday

There wasn’t really much for me to eat there, but thank God they had a vegetable tray. I wasn’t too sure of the ranch dressing that was there, so I didn’t really eat it. They had chips, and I opted for the bag of Sun Chips. I was on the verge of passing out from starvation by the time I got the truck to White Linen Nights. As soon as Burger Joint opened their window, I ordered a veggie burger. I know that even their bread is vegan, so that’s good news. I scarfed it down in seconds. The rest of the night was so busy, again it was easy to ignore the hunger because you kinda just forget about it.

Sunday

Some friends of ours just started a food truck and we went to McIntyre’s to go visit them. I knew I wouldn’t have any vegan options, so I just made a veggie burger real quick and ate that. It was so good! I used a hi-protien patty, I can’t remember what brand it is now, but it was delicious. It tastes almost like a real burger. When we got there, I felt bad because they were offering me food, but I explained my restrictions. They actually had a vegetarian option for me though… BUT once I bit into it, I realized there was cheese. I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, but I suggested they use vegan cheese and the item could be considered a true vegan option.

Monday

Today, I was so hungover and and I was starting to have meat withdrawals. I seriously thought I was making shit up, but there really is a thing as meat withdrawals. My body was just craving a big greasy burger. I thought the veggie ramen would hit the spot, but it didn’t. I came so close to giving in and eating something meat, but I stopped myself when my vegan friend msg’d me and ask how I was holding up. That was all the encouragement I needed to keep going.

This thing is hard. My body was really craving for meat. I wanted something solid and fulfilling. I don’t know if it was just because I was hungover, or what, but nothing today really satisfied my cravings. After work I did eat a frozen TV dinner, a vegetarian pad Thai, it kinda hit the spot, but it wasn’t enough. Hopefully this feeling subsides soon, it’s annoying.

Over all, still feeling great. I get a little anxious when I’m hungry and don’t have a snack on hand. Monday I woke up and weighed myself, I lost 3 lbs, Not sure if it was a real weight loss, or just the fact that I’ve been so busy I haven’t really sat down for a real meal. I did notice however, that water plays a big factor. Usually my yellow hydro flask is with me at all times, but lately I’ve been a little too lazy to fill it up. Not having water on hand at all times, I do notice a little bit of sluggishness. Also, not sure it’s because of the lack of natural vitamin B from eating meats (because I take a b-complex every day), I do notice that when I’m tired, I’m EXHAUSTED. Twice already I’ve slept so hard this past weekend. I guess I’m starting to see and feel the body changes from this diet right now.

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