The hard part of being vegetarian is that other people are idiots and seem to have formed the impression that chickens and fish are possibly some sort of root vegetable, possibly a bit like celeriac? And occasionally you are forced to punch somebody for saying, 'I am a vegetarian. I sometimes have fish and chips.' There is the occasional complication of people sneaking gelatin into places you wouldn't expect - actually, having just done a teensy tiny bit of research, it generally is places you would expect. But there used to be a thing with Hobnobs - which is possibly no longer a thing.
It always seemed to me (and by saying this I admit that it may not be the case, my vegan friends) that to be a vegan you had to be proper obsessive to make sure that somebody hadn't snuck the animal by-products into foods. Admittedly, after about a minute's thought I realise that this isn't the case. But I'm going to go with it.
Because to lose weight you have to be thinking about what is going into your mouth all the time! And as a person who likes to eat a lot, I already do think about food all the time. Now I have to think about it a little bit more. And to be honest, today it is making my head hurt!
I've been a bit cross all week. Cross and tired. And I haven't been eating really really tiny portions. I've just been cutting out on snacks. At my enormous weight I can still, in theory, eat quite a lot and still lose weight. So I've just cut out most of the snacking (primarily on cheese) and I'm still having 3 good meals a day (though the Aldi Bixies I had for breakfast this morning weren't exactly good - they were fairly rank) But I think the constant thinking about food and not being able to just stuff all the food in the house into my mouth in one go is making me quite cranky.
Essentially my brainspace at the moment looks something like this