Just wanted to finally get on here and introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I have been attempting to eat vegan for 2 1/2 weeks now. I bought Alicia's book and read the entire thing in 1 weekend. It was as if it all finally clicked for me and I haven't looked back since. I think I have been surprised at how quickly I started to feel better. I am finally sleeping really good at night, and not needing a constant caffeine boost to keep me awake, my stomach cramps disappeared, and I feel like I have more energy than I know what to do. I am starting to love cooking again. And most importantly I am loving being experimental with my cooking. I think the one thing that I have had problems with is that I am craving the convenience of my old eating habits sometimes. I do sometimes miss when I could just hit the drive thru and that was my meal. But I just keep reminding myself how good I feel and usually that feeling passes. I just am not used to not eating on autopilot! I am really enjoying being more connected to my food. I have enjoyed some weight loss but more than anything I actually feel lighter both physically and emotionally. I have been lurking around the forum for a while now and have been inspired by other peoples success and by how supportive everyone is. I am really looking forward to this journey of being a vegan and am anxious to hear if there are any other vegan south dakotans out there!
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