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Telling my parents I'm a Vegetarian again

They are going to flip their lids! My parents believe that my vegetarianism (from age 8-25) is one of the reasons I have so many health issues today. They are going to freak out when I tell them that I've gone back to a vegetarian lifestyle.

Some of my reasons for doing this are:

1. I miss it - I just hate the thought of eating dead animals.

2. My boyfriend and some of my friends are vegetarians and it's just easier (lame reason, I know).

3. If my boyfriend and I get married and have children, we want to raise them vegetarian so I want to get used to the lifestyle again before that.

I've been a vegetarian again for about 1 month (maybe more, I can't remember) and I feel fine. I've been tracking my nutrients against the vegetarian food pyramid and taking the neccissary suppliments. I am healthy and losing weight!

But they're still going to freak.

This is part of my "series" of not hiding stuff from them anymore. I need to stop being afraid to be who I really am just because they will so harshly disapprove. I told them about my knee and about a friend coming to stay with me until she can get her feet on the ground here in Washington. They totally freaked and are very pissed off at me. They think my friend coming to stay with me is one of the dumbest decisions I've ever made. We'll see. They haven't said much about the knee yet, but I think it's cause I shocked them so much with the other thing.

I'm so nervous, but eventually they'll figure it out (since we eat together so often), so I'd better just tell them.


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Apr. 26th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
I think it's great that you're going to tell your parents about going back to being a vegetarian. I'm sure it won't be easy. I mean, it would be so great if it was as simple as saying "hey I'm 34 years old and this is my life so get over it" but it's never that easy.
Apr. 26th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
No, it never is! Especially because ever since my divorce, my parents act like I'm 12 again.
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