I was a strict vegan (dude, I didn't even eat refined sugars) for a year before regressing back to ovo-lacto last September. I still eat (ate) vegan the majority of the time, but would occasionally eat cheese, and I wasn't very picky about baked goods (containing eggs or diary), either. Of course, I wouldn't ever sit down and actually EAT an egg, or DRINK a glass of milk- but I would eat them in things. You know what I'm talking about. Anyway, last night I had this brilliant idea to make a milkshake. Well, I'm currently visiting my parents for the weekend and they were (obviously) without soymilk or Soy Delicious. So I got out the skimmed milk and ice cream and went to work.
I was okay with the ice cream but as soon as I opened up that carton of milk I felt my stomach turn. I haven't so much as looked at cow's milk in almost two years- and even growing up as an omnivore I was never a fan of it. It is so foul looking and smelling; ugh.
Anyway, in the end I ended up forcing the shake down (I HATE wasting food and I was the only person up in the house), and feeling horribly nauseous afterward
. This event has forced me to start, once again, realizing the connection between milk and cheese, milk and ice cream, milk and butter, etc. Because I want nothing to do with milk, I don't see why I should want anything to do with other dairy products. I have decided that it is time to end my diet of convinience and once again head in the direction in which I know will end my guilt and will allow me to feel better about myself. I may not be ready to fully cut out refined sugars, again- but I am ready to completely cut out diary and eggs. I've done it before, but will hopefully stick to it this time around. Wish me luck!