25 April 2008

A Slight Modification

I've tried going completely vegan for a week several times and it just never works, for some reason or another. A couple of weeks ago I vowed to not eat ice cream until the end of May, simply because I was doing too much of it. And so far, I've made good on that.

Due to my inability to go completely vegan for a week, I've decided to cut almost all dairy from my diet until June 1. No ice cream, no "real" eggs, no dairy milk, no butter (unless someone else cooked with it and I had no say), etc. The only thing I cannot give up completely is cheese. I will try to not eat very much of it, but I cannot substitute it.

Hence, my alteration of the old #4: Go vegan for a(nother) week. So far, so good!

24 April 2008

#2: Read, "Eat Love Pray" by Elizabeth Gilbert

This is a fantastic book. I can't praise it enough. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone - all ages, nationalities, religions, whatever. If you've ever found yourself wondering what the point of life and/or religion is/was, this is the book for you. And if you can read and aren't ADD to the point where you can't sit still long enough to read, this is the book for you. In short, read the book!

The book is about the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, after she goes through a harrowing, traumatizing divorce. She takes a year of her life and decides to spend it looking for meaning and searching for God. She spends 4 months each in Italy, India, and Indonesia, and finds more than she bargains for.

A journey of self-discovery is one every human makes; Gilbert simply made a much more obvious one than most of us get the opportunity to make. Simply fascinating. I can't say that enough. Definitely a book worth buying.

#2: Read, "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. CHECK!

New #2: Figure out where to plant a garden.