So I am new to living a Raw Vegan lifestyle and looking for some cool people to get to know and talk with on here. Pretty much my story. I was brought up eating meat and ate lots of carbs through pasta etc. I loved my fruits and veggies and was picky about my meats but ate "healthy" most of the time. On my sweet 16 I was tipping more than 200lbs, about a week later I saw a video on Peta.com called "Meet your Meat." I was devastated to the point where I could not eat anything for about 3 days in fear that I would unknowingly be eating meat. I told my parents that I wanted to become vegan, they told no and said things like "Where are you going to get protein?" and "If you are living under my house you will still eat eggs and dairy so you can get enough protein!" So I did, I became a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian. I was one for close to 7 years till I met my boyfriend. I never had Sushi in my life and he wanted to share the experience with me so the 1st time eating sushi was my 1st time eating meat within 7 years! (I had also so got blood-work results back saying that I have a genetic clotting disorder called Factor V Laden, my mom was diagnosed with the same disorder after her stroke at a young 40 years old. So because I was "sick" I thought "will maybe if I eat meat I'll get "stronger" and be able to fight this disorder. On that desperate answer I became a Pescatarian. About a year later being a fish eater haha, me and my boyfriend are now both about 1 to 2 months being Vegans (me a littler easier than him seeing I was already a Vegetarian He has never given up meat and is still having some difficulties.) But anyway we are slowly working our way into a Raw Vegan lifestyle and I would love to find more people on this site. Get at me :P
Peace and Love
Welcome to 30BaD Amanda Lee, :)
I've been here since April and today is my 2nd day on the 811lfrv-Lifestyle (I'm vegan since August 2004). I'm glad you found this haven because this lifestyle not only does your health wonders, but it is exquisite and wonderful at how you meet the greatest people here - all over the world! :)
I hope you enjoy it here just as much as I do! :)
Thank you :) So far I have been really enjoying this website and have been going on it everyday checking out the videos and discussions. Its very helpful and motivating to live a healthy lifestyle its like for the 1st time I feel like I found the answer to taking care of myself properly and its been there all along.
Hi jade the more support we both can get the better :)
Im also slowly on my way to a 100% LFRV lifestyle, so i'd love some friends to share the struggles and tips and everything :)
Strength in numbers! I am pretty new to the HCRV life as well but I have been a raw vegan for three years and recovered from basically the entire medical dictionary of symptoms. Lets be friends for sure! I want to help as many people succeed along with myself :0)
Love the enthusiasm :D need more people like that around makes this life change a lot of fun :D
I'm also very new to this lifestyle, only 4 weeks in. It would be great to connect with some more people to help each other out and learn from each other. I believe you'll succeed as you seem very motivated!
Thank you I also have my boyfriend to help me be motivated as well I wouldn't be able to do this alone glad hes doing it too!
That's great! My husband isn't into it, but I'm going to give him time to see how I'm doing... maybe he'll come around. :-)
Hey Amanda..My name is Keisha. I'm in the process of switching to a straight vegan lifestyle..previously i was vegetarian. I myself am looking to reach out to others in the vegan community, for support and for people to have more things in common with..I find that being vegetarian and now vegan, people think that I am some type of weird hippie lol...I mean I guess I kind of have a hippie-ish vibe but thats besides the point hahah. So just showing some love and support..keep in touch :)
haha when I became a lacto-ovo my dad called me a hippie. If eating for health and for the environment means I am a hippie than so be it I'll take that :)
Hiya Amanda :-)
I sent a friend request to you - would love to stay in touch. I've been eating this way for almost (3) weeks now. It's truly amazing how great I feel! The weight I'm releasing is an added bonus :-D
Anyone else out there, newbie or professional RAW folks, please feel free to friend request me. Thanks!