Friday, October 01, 2010

The Can'ts

I've been a vegetarian for over 7 years.

I hear "the can'ts" a lot. Usually this comes right after someone learns I'm a vegetarian.

"Oh, I could never live without (insert meat product here)!"*

I've started noticing the can'ts in weight loss bloglandia. Yesterday there was a post from someone who *just can't* eat a burger without cheese.

All I can think when I see the can'ts is:

You might be surprised by what you can do once you've made up your mind to.

What "can'ts" have you turned around on your journey?

*I have no idea why my being vegetarian makes some people feel so defensive of their own carniverous ways. I'm really not trying to convert you.


Wine Dog said...

The can't that comes to mind is that I can't go too long without wine. But I did in 1990 when I got out of the CCU after spending a week there with pancreatitis. I went two years without anything to drink at all. So I guess I can.

dolphyngyrl said...

My favorite "can't" is "I can't give up diet Coke!" I haven't had one since the end of May. So I'm pretty sure I can.