Monday, December 3, 2007

I've Been on a Quiet Health Kick Lately

A few months ago I decided to cut back on alcohol. Now I have just a glass or two of wine a month. I also cut back on coffee, to about a cup a day. And most importantly, I'm eating less meat-- only four meat meals a week. The meat thing has been the hardest. I never thought I ate much meat, until I realized that cutting back required a conscious effort (as opposed to not drinking, which hasn't been that hard for me). Limiting to four meals (and not five or three) was pretty arbitrary. Four seemed like a challenging, but doable, number. It's like I'm on a meat budget.

I'm not making grand plans to cut out alcohol or meat completely, although the idea of becoming a teetotaller is appealing. I think I'm just trying to be healthier. So far it seems to be working. I sleep better, I feel better overall. I think I've even lost some weight. And of course not drinking saves a lot of money. So all in all it's good.


Adrienne said...

My son went vegetarian over the summer and my grocery bill has grown exponentially. It's expensive to be healthy.

Suasoria said...

Hi Chanchow! Shout-out from the Domino forums. Congrats on limiting the meat. I've been vegetarian for more than a decade and I would never go back knowing what I know now.

Great blog, I'm looking forward to reading more.

chanchow said...

hi suasoria- thanks for stopping in! eating less meat has been great so far. it makes me feel monastic!