A friend writes:
[Y]ou might be sad now, but you won’t be for long. Going full-on vegetarian comes with countless bonuses. For example, learning more about what you eat, generally eating better, trying new and excellent foods, becoming a better cook, never having to look at a menu for more than ten seconds to figure out what you can eat, and most importantly inflicting a sense of smug superiority on any and all meat-eaters (that is why you’re becoming a vegetarian, right?). If you stick with vegetarianism, I think you’ll quickly become happy with it, and wish you’d started earlier.