With that said, I did my "3 month" followup from July this week. I decided to go back because I actually wasn't that afraid of this Doctor. He speaks softly and directly. No accent, no over-my-head-medical-jargon, and no death threats. I went in July because I realized after 4 years working at the hospital, I needed to be proactive for my health and not "wait to see the light".
Here is the scoop:
- I am to be a vegetarian
- I need to embrace vegetables
- I have to give up meat 4 days a week
- I am to love the plant species
- I am to shop the perimeter of the store
- I am to come to terms with me and veggies
- We are one
He told me to watch Food Matters and Food Inc. Did that. I watched a hundred more like it. I showed him my book The China Study tucked in my purse- not for sucking up- but, to read the last bit before dropping it off at the library- swear. I told him I have read every book I could get my hands on about vegetarianisms and veganisms and the gross processes animals go through before they become the staple on the dinner table. I have read and watched and thought about all of it. Buddy, I lost FOUR POUNDS while doing this. I AM doing it, buddy...
Can you picture this?! The Doctor had the audacity to look me directly into my really big eyes and say "Nah-uh".
At this point, my right thigh fell off my left thigh and I perched up like a bird and said "Yuh- huh". And if I could have, I would have stuck my tongue out to give a raspberry!! Swear on the back of Mark's mom's head.
Here is the part where his hand opend up and smacked my forehead and he bluntly stated that I need to stop learning and start doing. I needed to create a file for recipes I find, cook and like so I can DO IT 4 times a week.
OMG. It never accured to me to actually cook that which I learned. My hand hit my head and I saw the light, duh.