Hello everyone! My name is Brenda, I am new to SP! I am a vegetarian currently, but am flipping back and forth between vegan and vegetarian. I have been off and on vegetarian since November 2005, but have been completely vegetarian since January 28th, 2008, so I will be celebrating 1 year at the end of this coming January!! I recently completed a personal challenge to eat all Raw for 30 days! I went 42 days before eating anything cooked again! I feel my best when I follow a Raw diet, but we (husband and I) are on a tight budget right now and it is hard to get enough nutrients with our budget, so I am eating a "regular" vegetarian diet right now.
I recently discovered that my body does not handle dairy very well at all (lactose-intolorant), but have been having a hard time giving it up. Since we just recently tightened our budget, I am still trying to figure out what we can afford (soy and other substitutes), but my goal is to be completely vegan for 2009 and so on!
My husband and I are currently trying to conceive our first child, so that is exciting and stressful at the same time! ;) I am taking a Vegan Pre-natal Vitamin, which makes me feel a little more at ease about getting my vitamins. See, I was taking a regular Pre-natal Vitamin before, then I found out that those are derived from animals, and also, the B vitamins are really low, so I switched about a month ago! I believe it has made a huge difference!
Anyways, that is my little introduction! I am just hoping that 2009 will be a much better year for me! I am DETERMINED to make it that way! ;)
"Be who you are and say what you think. Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind!" --Dr. Suess
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