My journey going 100% vegan for 6 months. November 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010 (And my new life now)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday - In Like a Lion, Out Like a Slaughtered Lamb
For lunch, the Vegetarian Powerhouse salad at Chop't. That was after a good work-out at the gym. But....No sooner (minutes really) did I decide that veganism was what I was going to fall back on until I hit my goal did I break that promise unsuspectingly. Then the day sort of lost control, and I wound up entertaining people in my old way -- a Dark 'n' Stormy AND creamed spinach? Really, Terrence? What the hell, man? But, here is the deal, I decided to condense my week into one day and get it over with. So instead of a week of entertaining, I made Tues. night the night I had drinks with my old boss, my old assistant, and my visiting cousin. All at once at my new favorite retreat, Bryant Park Grill roof top.
Yesterday was a crumby day at work, and I was stuck in a form of procrastination paralysis -- I needed a breather, a break, to move around. I took a walk around the block in the Deuce and every bar was packed with international travelers cheering the World Cup - in this case Brazil vs. North Korea. Like the Sirens calling sailors to shipwreck on their shores in Greek Mythology I wafted inside to watch some of the game and satisfy my sweet tooth. Why a sweet tooth? Probably from my weekend of drinking I guess. So, inexplicably, and for the first time since I was 11 years old I ordered a milk shake.
Like a pregnant women, when you start messing around with your diet you are bound to get weird, and often unhealthy desires. Simply put, I acted on the urge without thinking and felt awful afterwards. Outside of my rigid six-month vegan quest I allow myself more leeway, and that leads to poor choices. As a player I need a playbook and a rule book, otherwise, as you can see, I run pell mell all over the field and outside the lines.
But, like Spain's shocking loss to Switzerland minutes ago, I need to shake it off, and move forward again!
As I sit her writing this my upper body is sore from my work-out yesterday, so I am happy about that muscle soreness, ignoring my stomach soreness, and look forward to the rest of a clean living day, and week. I cleared my docket to do just that.