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.

2 comments:

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.