I know, I know. We've heard this a million times and I'm sure you're all tired of answering the same questions. Yes, I could type into the search engine and find my answers but this post isn't just about the question, it's about finding others who support this new lifestyle.
I've tried to talk to so many friends and family members about this and they can't seem to hear me - only the word vegan. I've tried to not use the term, maybe get rid of the negative connotation, but they seem to reach that conclusion anyway. I find most of my happiest moments are sitting in front of youtube or on this forum with my smoothie, watching others who feel the same way I do. So my question isn't just a question and this post isn't just a post - it's also hopes to connect with those who understand why I'm doing this and why I feel so much better now that I've made this choice.
I guess my current troubles are transferring from my calorie restrictive lifestyle to one of abundance. I'm addicted to bananas and dates and I feel like I could eat a million if I was allowed. BUT, My mind won't shut off my old bulimic habits.
So in light of my needing support and wanting to find others in this lifestyle, I reach out to you all. How did you get over those negative thoughts? How much do you actually eat in a day? How do you look past the weird stares and the criticism?
Freelee and I are binge eaters. We suffer from emotional eating disorder apparently. Thats what the 'experts' say.
I guess we should eat less and do less.
Thanks for the comments! I know you hear it all the time, but I really can't say how inspiring you and freelee are. I watch and re-watch everyday! I love you both! Thank you!