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Christine Smith is now a member of 30 Bananas a Day!
Dec 18, 2011

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Our community would be delighted to know you better. Please tell us more about yourself and what brought you to 30BaD. Detailed responses will only be accepted (feel free to reapply with more detail if at first not approved as a member). We suggest you pick a name other than your own if you want to maintain anonymity.
My name is Christine. I'm 30 years old and I live in Queensland, Australia. I became vegan a few weeks ago (this is actually my second attempt). It was after watching a documentary called 'Earthlings' that I developed a desire to become vegan. After my first attempt I found that I was extremely lethargic and tired after only a few months, and slowly I went back to my omnivorous diet. I know where I went wrong though. I wasn’t eating nutritional foods. Instead I was eating a lot of bread, potato chips etc. I also found the lifestyle difficult in social and family functions. People don’t seem to like a ‘fussy eater’. Since then I’d been eating a so-called ‘normal’ diet. But every day I’ve lived with a constant guilty feeling, knowing I was living a lifestyle that was not true to my moral beliefs. Therefore I decided I am going to be true to myself and what I believe.. And I am proud to once again, call myself VEGAN!
Not only am I doing it for the animals, but I am doing it for my health. For the past year I have felt unhealthy in general. I lack energy, I never feel like I’ve had enough sleep. I suffer from constant stomach aches (which seem to have actually stopped already since becoming a healthy vegan). I just want to feel ALIVE and healthy, in mind, body and spirit.
Lately I have been watching A LOT of videos on Youtube, looking for healthy vegan recipes. In my searches I came across a lot of “RAW” food videos and discovered some really creative meal ideas using raw-only ingredients. This got me experimenting in the kitchen, which I really enjoyed. I stumbled across the ‘Freelea’ channel and watched quite a few of the videos. I found them really inspiring! Hence how I ended up on the 30 Banana’s a Day website 
I have decided that my New Year’s resolution for 2012 is to become a Raw Vegan for 1 year (at least). I need all the information and support I can find. I actually don’t know anyone in my area who is vegan (except my cousin), let alone a raw vegan. It would be great to meet like-minded people.

Christine xo
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I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
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yes i am
My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
Favourite Books:
‘A New Earth’ -Eckhart Tolle
‘Christine’s Ark’-John Little
‘Vegan Freak’ -Bob & Jenna Torres
‘The Witch of Cologne’ -Tobsha Learner
‘Elephant Dance’ -Tammie Matson
‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ Jean A Auel
‘Revenge’ –Ellen Von Unwerth

Favourite Movies:
Into the Wild
The White Masai
Sucker Punch
The Beach
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Last Samurai
Stealing Beauty
Under the Tuscan Sun

Water skiing /Knee Boarding/Tubing
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Gardening Fruit/Veg/Herbs
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30bad is a fruit-focused vegan internet community which promotes a high carb fruit based vegan lifestyle free of any animal products. Our forum does not tolerate encouragement of anything contrary to this. Nor do we allow endorsement of non-vegan items or practises which involve the imprisonment, exploitation, abuse or murder of sentient beings. We also require our members to post with proper netiquette. Therefore, please indicate your intention:
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At 8:58am on December 22, 2011, PK said…

Welcome to 30 Bananas A Day!

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