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I've decided to forgo meat

Geoff Wood

Partly inspired by friends Danny and Ben, mostly motivated by possible improved health, and somewhat certainly kicked off by eating the best pulled pork sandwich ever, I've decided to forgo meat.

Image by splorp on Flickr.I'm not going vegetarian, I'm just forgoing meat. I'm not excluding it completely, either. I plan to eliminate it from my day-to-day consumption but fully reserve the right to have turkey at Thanksgiving (if I last that long), have the occasional steak if someone I know butcher's a cow(1), or have BBQ next time I'm in Austin. 

I'm a meat lovers pizza-type of guy so I expect this to be hard. I'll have fish as a default choice if I'm stuck somewhere, but since I don't like fish or seafood in general, it's not much of a comfort.

I should point out this is not a Peta-like philosophical choice. It's borne from need for a change as opposed to a protest of how cows are treated in western Nebraska.

I'm not sure how long I'll run with this but, like any good blogger, I plan to share my experiences here on the blog. Wish me luck!

(1)For those not from the Midwest, this does happen