Newly vegan girl from Dallas :)

newbie_vegan80

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Hello everyone,

I just want to introduce myself and share my personal journey with the vegan fam, and probably provide motivation for people struggling with the same difficulties that I have been struggling with.

So, I am 30 yrs old and I've been trying to go vegan since I was 18. Every time I would relapse after a few months, sometimes even weeks. I've weighed almost 250 pounds when I was 27 because I was eating nothing but junk food, burgers etc. The problem was not a lack of commitment but my working hours that didn't allow me to sustain healthy eating habits. I was working 40 hours a week and everyday I would just go to the fast food restaurant across the street and eat meat-infested burgers, fries, sodas etc. I've had this lifestyle for about 10 years and caused me various health problems on top of that overweight issue. I hated myself. I knew I had to make a change but as I said above, my attempts to start eating healthy were short-lived since I didn't have the proper knowledge and my job required more and more hours.

Finally, I've met a vegan friend 2 years ago that went through the exact situation I was going through at the time, and had a similar job than me. She gave me tips and tricks to turn my eating habits around and I'm proud to say today that I'm a happy vegan that woman that's full of energy all the time and enjoys life to the fullest. I weigh 145 pounds and I've never felt better in my life. It's crazy how small changes in someone's life can do this much benefits in their health and the way they feel inside. I've been helping my friends and family with similar problems and that makes me even happier.

If you are in a similar situation, please DM me and I will be happy to assist you and motivate you :)

Cheers,

Andrea
 
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Emma JC

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welcome Andrea! I am looking forward to your contributions to the forum as you can be a valuable resource to the community!

Emma JC
 
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Hello and Welcome! I don't work at all as I'm deafblind but I spend a lot of time at the gym. I make myself a weeks worth of sandwiches all at once. It saves me making them one at a time.