There are so many things to update you on. Just so many it is hard to know where to start, but I am ready to BREAK THE SILENCE. I am ready to shout it from roof tops! It is time to share my very own personal journey & awesome triumph. What could all the ruckus be about you ask?
Well, here goes ……………… I am VEGAN!! You read it right. I am 100% vegan since right before Thanksgiving. Yep, I dared to take this new “lifestyle” on during the hustle and bustle of the holidays!!
The holidays are a crazy time to embark on such an adventure, but that is really what happened. I woke up on a Monday and just went for it. November 17th will forever be a day in history for me.
Honestly this is something I have always wanted to do. In fact, I have tried before but never got very far. Dairy usually kicked me right in the butt. I crave cheese over anything else, including chocolate and other sweets. This craving for dairy products has done me in regularly. Changing to a vegan diet is more for health reasons than anything else. I truly look forward to sharing all the great recipes I am trying out. You are all in for a great treat!
Since this drastic change, it must be told – I feel tons better! I have had more energy and less pain from my Fibromyalgia. My digestive track has been more ON track. Almost most no waging war in my belly. As I eat healthier I feel happier! This what I was truly hoping for.
One thing that was a total surprise after changing my diet was finding I have a GLUTEN sensitivity. Soon after making the changes in what I was putting into my body I began to itch and have hot flashes. It only happened after consuming things like bread, crackers and of coarse SPAGHETTI (darn it)! Having these symptoms in a restaurant with your family was not a gluten sensitivity test I was thinking of, but it did happened. After that incident gluten was banned from lips.
So, really I am a GLUTEN FREE VEGAN!! Strangely – I am LOVING it!!! The truth is there are times it’s frustrating. I have to be creative, prepared and patient (with myself) a lot. Traveling & eating out is the most challenging. While I fumble through this new lifestyle (on and off the road) my goal is to share with you all the in’s & out’s of a traveling vegan – plus all the regular fun stuff our family experiences. There will be vast tips to come.
This has been a huge challenge and venture so far – one that I have been up for this time around. I am so excited to see what the gluten free vegan life has in store for me.
Are you looking into a vegan lifestyle and wondering what it’s all about? Perhaps you want to walk this challenge while living abroad or traveling the world but not sure how to get started? Share your thoughts or concerns here so we can take this journey together 🙂