I’m Giving up Meat!

Transitioning to a Pescatarian Lifestyle

So sis, I have decided for the month of February I am going to transition towards becoming Pescatarian. Crazy right? Every time I say or think about ME giving up Chicken, it scares me, bad. Cause your girl loves her some chicken. But I do have a valid reason behind this decision and I think I have a semi-solid plan on how I intend on transitioning.

What is a Pescatarian?

Pretty much, a pescatarian is a person who does not consume any meat except for seafood. A vegetarian who consumes fish, so to speak.

What is my reason behind giving up meat?

I have been toying with the idea of going pescatarian for a few weeks. As I have told y’all time and time again my motivation level has been really low and as I result I have gained weight.

Like A LOT of weight, 27lbs to be exact.

I ended the summer at about 178 and last week I went to the doctor and discovered I was 213, the heaviest I have ever been in my life.

I didn’t even weigh this much when I gave birth to my daughter. Smh.

Honestly, I am not worried about this weight gain and I’m confident I can get it off. Plus I am excited to restart and show you ladies my new chapter in my fitness journey to you ladies. Live and in the flesh. Lol

The fortunate (yet unfortunate) thing is I went doctors appointment last week I figured out why I am gaining weight.

Here’s what’s going on with me:

About 4 or so years ago, I went to a small clinic for pelvic pain that I would occasionally feel here and there. I was told by the Nurse Practitioner that it was possible that I had ovarian cysts, but at that time I was unable to follow up because I didn’t have adequate health care coverage.

From then up until last year, there was some symptoms that I would notice such as the pelvic pain and irregular spotting, but it usually went away and thought nothing too much of it.

Last year though, sis, it got ugly.

I don’t really want to go into too many details, but the irregular spotting as well as the random pelvic pain outside of my menstrual cycle got way worse.  It was so bad to the point where I went to see a gynecologist and get an MRI done. After the results came back it was mentioned to me that I could also have a condition called adenomyosis, which is when your uterine wall grows into your muscle, causing pain.

Last week I went back to the gynecologist because I was beginning to feel pain more frequently.  This time I was told the cyst is “rather large” compared to last year, which is why I am starting to experience more pain. I have a follow up as well as a ultrasound scheduled in a few weeks with a different gynecologist and if I am presented with the option to have a surgery to remove it, I will.

I know that I have been living life on the edge so to speak as far as my eating habits and lack of working out. So finding out that I weigh 213 AND my cyst has grown bigger is the straw that is breaking the camel’s back.

I can’t let it go down like this, I refuse to.

So here is my plan.

February 1st, I will be doing the 10 day Green Smoothie by JJ Smith  I did it a few years ago and it worked wonders. People generally do it to lose weight, and while I did lose weight, my main purpose will be for detoxing my system and resetting my taste buds.

I never in my life felt as light and fresh as I did when I completed this cleanse. It was not easy at all but my taste buds craved nothing but healthy food after I completed it.

After the 10 days are over with, I will incorporate more plant based meals into my diet, and only seafood…I have already eliminated a majority of dairy out of my diet, but I love cheese, and I don’t know if I am quite ready to give that one up yet. Lol

My goal is to make it 28 days on a pescatarian based diet.

I am definitely taking you all on this journey with me. I plan on being extremely open and honest, and we will see where things go from here!!

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So let’s talk about it, is there anything you are scared to give up but you know you need to? Comment below!




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Good luck! I haven’t eaten any meat since New Year’s Eve. Honestly if you really want to do this, I don’t think that it will be hard. My biggest struggle is just finding things to eat on the go. My post about my one month of vegetarianism is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

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Congratulations! I am going to checkout your post now! Thank you for the encouragement

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