Monday, November 19, 2012
A Disappointing Experiment....by Jessica
Zack and I were downtown with our friends Matt & Jamie and we walked past a cute little tented area with a fancy little event going on. Zack said he thought the event was put on by The Bear (a brewery) and Matt and I said "no way, it was too fancy for The Bear." Long story short, we were wrong and we were chastised with a punishment of going vegan for a week.
Flash forward through the week of veganism (we survived) to today, my fourth day of no vegan eating. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I ate like normal. I didn't feel very good (had a cold) so I didn't eat anything too exciting, but I did have some non vegan items including some cheese, a little butter, some chicken.
And my stomach HURT so bad. Like knives piercing through my belly. I was pretty sure it was because I had a cold. I mean, what other reason could there be, right? (ha ha) So I ignored the knives in the stomach until today...experiment day.
Today was no dairy.
And no knives in the stomach.
You know what this means, right?
Yes, I've got to build my tolerance back up. This is exactly what I did not want to have happen. I always told Zack to keep enough animal protein in his diet so that his body wouldn't totally freak out if he had to eat some.
He thinks my reasoning is ridiculous; his exact words were "like a smoker who stopped smoking except occasionally and wanted to build up their tolerance because it made their lungs hurt to just smoke occasionally."
I don't even know what to say or how to wrap this up. I'm hoping this is just some strange strange cold virus that reacts when combined with dairy.
That has to be it, right?