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I became a vegetarian a year and a half ago when i came across the 'if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian' video. From then on my researches segued into global animal abuse from pet shops to vivisection i couldn't stop i was astounded: how could i have got past all this information during a lifetime? I was almost 22, and realized i was a closet vegetarian! My heart only needed to be awakened to the truth
Now i come from a past of bulimia anorexia and dysmorphobia. This last one is not to be taken lightly cause as superficial as it may sound it did lead me to the point of deathwishing.
I had always been a skinny child and brutally putting on 7kg at age 14 traumatized me. Cause i suddenly had access to junk food, i indulged myself. I saw my body deforming and had so little guidance in how to mend it, asides i maintained a ferocious refusal of womanly developing which didn't make it easier
Years went by and i kept putting on weigh especially since i left home at 18 and allowed myself to fastfoods, it was catastrophic. I ate more meat and ice cream than anyone i know. I remember a time the first thing on my mind when i woke to the last when i dozed off was to fill up with anything edible, or i would panic
I stopped purging the day i started spitting blood, reasonable decision. I was around 20 by then and overweight at my heaviest. I didn't want to remember my past, had lost all my ambitions to self-consciousness, and present felt unbearable. I finally made my way to drugs which was easy for a good girl living in the parisian underground, and challenged my brains & overall health with them for a solid year. I wanted to stop existing more than ever, but didn't do anything about it. I guess my spirit knew that there was more to life than this
So the happy day veganism found its way to me a couple of years later coincidently happened at a moment of change: i'd left the underground and every poison it carried behind, found a job, and so a new diet
Five months into simply giving up meat i saw wonderful improvements sleepwise skinwise & weightwise, i knew i was on the right track and couldn't wait to level up to vegan. Which i did for two months and i had never felt better in years, my energy kept increasing, my weight decreasing. I was heading back to the surface, doing the right thing for myself and for the rest of the world.
Yet i fell off the wagon when i decided to "level up" my dieting to fasting, regardless of the boomerang effect warnings. I was about to start the most confusing year for my body -aside facing one of the hardest times in my personal life
I fasted 3 weeks in January, then binged for 3 months, stepping back to vegetarian. Refusing to fail i waited til i felt ready again and fasted 6 weeks during summer unto a point of madness, and failed again for a fast is always meant to be broken and followed by a period of unmanageable hunger. So i binged to the point i'd throw up naturally, couldn't breathe to finish a sentence and needed to hold my gut to walk around. For the next months i'd spend every waking second stuffing my face and ignoring my body screaming as well as my integrity, for the worst part was i'd stepped back into eating animal products again. Uncontrollably and disrespectfully. My intestin and legs articulations were damaged by the violence of this experience. That was four months ago.
But by then i had found my way to the raw movement, as i had to veganism a year sooner. And i immediately recognized it as the exit to 8 years of hell. I trust its long term blossoming testimonies and conceptual simplicity. It all just makes sense instictively, logically.. I tried it for a week and felt amazing, fell off the wagon tried again fell off again and here i am for i am NOT giving this up!
Never again do i wanna feel as insane as i did the day i broke my fast crying "There is no way outta this i can't win! I'm so scared so lost what am i gonna do.."
Now i know i won't ever have to.
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My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
Running (though my articulations are sore from the yoyo i put on this year, i need to take it slow now so..)
Swimming! (aka salvation for the broken bodies)
Climbing (anywhere anytime especially on drugs, which became problematic to the point i had to give up the drugs. Seriously :3 )
Roller skating rallies
Horse riding (and having second thoughts about the enslavement of equines by now.. one more thing i'm gonna have to give up)
And above all hanging out with my friends! There's nothing like it, laughing living travelling taking a shit or just going to the movies together you name it.. I've been a loner for long enough now, time to share!
And then my worst enemies: facebook and youtube... though i must thank youtube for you Leanne. Thanks for passing on the message.
We recommend you purchase Freelee's ebook "Go fruit Yourself!". It is a must-read for newbies to the high carb raw vegan lifestyle.
Durianrider & Freelee started this site to bring together high carb, raw vegan and vegan lifestylists' across the Globe! 30bad is a high standard and high performance team! We're here to help you make our team! Let us know what high fruit assistance do you need?
I am deeply interested in the ways our bodies work, how they keep reacting to what we have put them through in the past, and in all the ways to help them rebound, resiliate, heal and then push themselves to the fars and highs of human abilities.
I also absolutely need to take a look at other people's personal experience over the track that i have chosen for myself now.
I will need to know about the amount and quality of exercize required not only to shed this layer of toxic fat i've built for the last eight years of my life, but also to feel free, and relieved, at last.
I am lucky i found out so "early" about this lifestyle though most of the damage has already been done. But! Now that i have left behind a past of self-abuse and doomed vision of life and that i seriously consider being happy again, i know i'll end up committing myself to this diet and lifestyle with all i have. For that i will need your welcoming in the community. And your book, which i can only get my hands on if you let me in :b
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