As you might or might not know, I’ve been a vegetarian for only a short time, about four months. Let me give you a history of my eating habits, or whatever you want to call them. I ate anything and everything until I was about 14 or 15. Then, I cut out all pork and red meat. Then, when I was about 24, I became pescatarian, only eating fish and seafood but no other forms of meat. I did that for about five or six years and then I decided to reintroduce chicken into my diet. I ate chicken and fish, but still no pork or red meat for about a year. Then, I went completely vegetarian. And that’s where I am now.
Jason eats everything. When we met, I was pescatarian. We went out for sushi and mussels and when I took him back to Maryland to visit my family, we ate Maryland Blue Crab. When I cook at home, I only cook vegetarian meals and I don’t think he’s satisfied. He wants me to eat fish again.
I’m sort of torn. On one hand, I feel like if I do start to eat fish, I’ll have a much easier time in life. There will always be something on a restaurant menu that I can eat and Jason and I will have an easier time cooking dinners together. Plus I like sushi. I also think that if I’m eating fish, Jason will eat more fish and therefore, eat healthier which is something that I really want him to do.
I became vegetarian after watching Earthlings and reading Eating Animals. I’m just not sure if I’m really that empathetic to fish. But it makes me feel like I’m doing something good when I’m not eating them.
Argh, I don’t know. Part of me thinks that if by becoming pescatarian again, it would make Jason eat better, it’s worth it. But part of me thinks that I should stick to my convictions. Argh, I don’t know!!
The word pescatarian sounds kind of dumb, no?
Dinner tonight was still vegetarian. Even if I do decide to eat fish again, I have a feeling that it will only be in small amounts. I took a frozen Trader Joe’s naan and made a pizza out of it.
I sauteed some spinach and artichoke hearts and topped the naan with it, plus tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. The frozen naan looks small, but it makes quite a hearty pizza crust.
Before dinner, I ran 5 miles. I decided that I wanted to run in the neighborhoods instead of on the busy main roads that I usually run on. Except that I could not figure out a 5 mile neighborhood route. I did, however, map out a 2.5 mile route. So I ran it twice. Let me tell you, it’s kind of mentally difficult to run right by my house and know that I have to do the entire loop again. Plus, it was hella hilly. But I did it and the neighborhoods were quiet and nice and I’ll probably do it again.