RE: New Here
Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Hi, Shell! Ah, New Jersey... the Garden State! I'm in the lesser known, "South Jersey." Really missing the fresh produce from our CSA in the depths of winter, but love knowing that the farmers are hard at work, buying seeds and planning for the upcoming season. Still, there's lots of winter greens and root veggies at the market, so I'm off to stock up for the weekend and next week.
I call your challenge "the siren song of the cheese." When I'm checking out at the grocers, I often hear the cashier say, "Are you vegan? I would be, but I can't give up cheese." So many of the youngsters that operate the registers are vegetarian, which is awesome. It was easy for me to give up... hubby is lactose intolerant, so no dairy comes into the house. After some time, I realized that I had lost whatever ability I had (or not!) to digest dairy myself, so no dairy -- including cheese -- for us! Truly, if you can just stay away for a few weeks, you'll be surprised by how awful you feel after indulging what you think is a craving, or a harmless splurge. Just takes some patience.
Good luck to you! (Actually, you don't need luck when you have a plan, but you know what I mean...)