I know Durianrider and Freelee might not read this but I just want to put it out there so anyone reading this can see how grateful I am to be introduced to these two amazing people :) You guys rock <3
A little about myself, like Freelee, I have been battling with eating disorder for almost a third of my life. Always have been afraid of what I put in my mouth. Controlling food intake was my only way to feel significant and "being in control" of my life. Little did I know, the seemingly harmless act has led me to a very, very dark place where being thin was all i can see, all i want to be and all i care about. It got to the point where depression hit me hard and I was so ashame to go outside, to be with friends and relatives because of the fear of everyone else's judgement about my "fatness" or my "flaws" or any of the mistakes i may make (think about it, how stupid i was, to care about everyone else' opinions but my own needs).
Later, I've got into a few relationships but they never lasted because of my own insecurity and unwillingness to give up what i called "the secret". I would rather lock myself in my room, weighing food, logging calories, going for a jog, reading or watching movies about ED related than socialising and doing what's considered more beneficial. However, things started to change around when I met my boyfriend. He has always been there to support and help me through this hard time despite how emotionally crazy I could be at times :P. And so, slowly, little by little, I finally came to realize life is so much more than the number on the scale and finally got the courage to admit I deserve to be free and do and have what I truly want in life <3
Anyways, long story short, during the 6 months spent with my boyfriend, we came across those videos of Durianrider and Freelee promoting the low fat raw vegan lifestyle. I got really intrigued because at the time, I was still undereating due to the fear of gaining all the weight I have lost back, so I just wanted something that works, that keeps me fit and healthy LONG TERM. I started doing more research about the diet, watching a tons of videos about the consequences of eating meat and also the benefits of adopting a plant based diet. I started watching more and more videos of Durianrider and Freelee, and even bought Freelee's book - "Go fruit yourself" (awesome book by the way!). Everything about this lifestyle just makes so much sense to me and that's why I decided to do a one week trial of the diet with my boyfriend (One week, what a joke I know but bare with me here :P).
After only a week, I started to notice a HUGE difference in my energy level. My skin started to clear up. My digestion got so much better, no more bloating or stomach pains. No more body odor whatsoever. But the greatest benefit I would like to emphasize is how eating enough calories from fruits has helped improve my mood and brought more positivitity and abundance in my life. As a result, we decided to keep going with the diet and never looked back. I can't even say how grateful I am to discover this lifestyle that not only benefit myself but also others, the animals and the planet. It is such a WIN WIN WIN WIN situation :D
Harley and Freelee have helped me so much to overcome the fear of "calories". They taught me how to view food as fuel, as what my body needs to function optimally. They taught me how to eat enough so that I can have more energy, so that i can give out more to the world and live the life I want. I remember one day a friend of mine was attacking me through texts (I wouldn't go into details here). Normally, I would take this personally and probably feel all sad, sorry for myself and wonder why bad things always happen to me. BUT NOT THIS TIME, because I was fully CARBED UP. My mind was clear and my thinking was always heading towards the positive side. I did not sit on the side and let life pass me by, instead, I went full on and fight for it. I said everything on my mind to that person whom was once my friend. But I also reacted in a much calmer state of mind coming from positivity and love.
All of these wouldn't happen if I did not stumble across you guys' videos. Thank you Harley and Freelee for being such an amazing inspiration for me and thousands of people out there <3 Thank you for never being afraid of telling the ruthless truth <3 Thank you for always standing up for what you believe <3 And last but not least, thank you for living your life purpose of helping others living their life purposes <3
And congratulations to you, Sunny, for putting in the hard effort to achieve all these positive changes.
You're just getting started :)
That's so wonderful. Congrats to you. I have a similar story to Freelee too, and am so grateful for them both. I love Harley's views on life. So inspiring. And its much easier now to deal with tough situations. I used to cry a lot, now I barely do. I'm much calmer and mentally and physically stronger. I love that its a win win win lifestyle too :) <3
They taught me how to eat enough so that I can have more energy, so that i can give out more to the world and live the life I want. I remember one day a friend of mine was attacking me through texts (I wouldn't go into details here). Normally, I would take this personally and probably feel all sad, sorry for myself and wonder why bad things always happen to me. BUT NOT THIS TIME, because I was fully CARBED UP. My mind was clear and my thinking was always heading towards the positive side. I did not sit on the side and let life pass me by, instead, I went full on and fight for it. I said everything on my mind to that person whom was once my friend. But I also reacted in a much calmer state of mind coming from positivity and love.
CHARLES MANSON I LOVE YOU BRO!!!!
Feeling super energized right now!!!!
congrats! Celebrating with a big datorade :)