In high school, I had a problem with eating too much fast food. Also I was against anybody who was a vegetarian. I could not understand why anybody would just want to eat just green food. I always said no matter what I wouldn’t just eat greens over any other food.
Around the end of 10th grade, my friend Jason didn’t like how much fast food I ate because he was a vegetarian. Since he was a vegetarian, I would always give him a hard time about it. I called him a punk because of the simple fact that he was vegetarian. So one day he got enough of it and made a bet with me. The bet was that I couldn’t go on a veggie diet for a whole week. Because I have so much pride, I accepted the bet. If I lost the bet, I had pay him 100 dollars and vice versa. So it was a lot on the line. I was telling myself that I wasn’t going to lose the bet for nothing. I couldn’t afford to lose the bet so it wasn’t an option. For a second, I started thinking like maybe that wasn’t the smartest bet to take but my pride wouldn’t let me turn down the bet. Initially, I didn’t think it would be easy but I thought I could just breeze right through it. I soon came to realize that wasn’t the case.
The first day of the bet started off well. I started the day off with a salad before I went to school. By the time I got to school, I was hungry all over again. I thought the salad was going to keep me full until lunchtime. But I was terribly wrong. It felt like I had not ate at all. I knew after that point that this was going to be a long week. All throughout the school day everybody seemed to either have snacks or fast food. It started to eat me alive knowing that I could not get any. Before the school day was over, I decided to leave. I couldn’t take it any more. So I went home and ate 4 bowls of salad hoping that would fill me up. But once again I was wrong. I slowly started realizing being a vegetarian isn’t that easy. Vegetarians slowly started earning my respect. So I wasn’t ready...