Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
I'm new here but I feel at home already! My name is Carrie and I'm 29, I'm from Texas but I'm living in the UK with my husband. We've both been vegans for about 11 years.
I won't bore you too much, although I tend to be long winded with my stories. Basically I caught on to the raw food thing with Dhrumill and we like it raw about 4 years ago. Since then I've tried and failed with it,doing everything at once instead of slowly incorporating like you should. I'm an all or nothing kind of person.
I finally got the hang of things when I moved to Brighton with my husband. Its kind of a mecca of raw food besides London of course .I've seen Shazzie and Kate Magic around a few times. But 2 years ago I got a really bad kidney infection ( I was told it was a uti at the time) and it pretty much stopped my life. I wasn't eating completely raw but I was having the smoothies in the morning and kombucha and it all killed my stomach after I got sick. But everything was killing my stomach and I was afraid to eat anything. To make a long story short, I've gotten it under control now after a lot of trial and error and patience.
All this time I gave up raw food because I was sure that I couldn't eat it. I've seemed to have healed myself enough though that I can have whatever I want good or bad.
About a month ago, I felt led to start eating fruit. Anyone that knows me for a few minutes, knows that I hate fruit. Its not because it isn't good, but it usually makes me more hungry. I love veggies though, I was raised eating fresh vegetables and my parents have been vegetarian/vegan off and on for 30 years. My dad hooked me on Whole Foods when I was 5, I remember when it was still called Bluebonnet in Dallas. Anyway, I felt compelled to eat 4 bananas for breakfast instead of my normal oatmeal. Then 5 apples for lunch and so on and so forth.
Fast forward to Thursday, my roommate was out of town until tonight. I was so excited to get out my blender, I couldn't sleep or push him out of the house quickly enough lol. All weekend I've been eating lots of salads and blending like crazy. I feel incredible and my chronic heartburn(to the point of actually vomiting) that I've developed from the ibs is gone.
I'm so excited about this and once we move out and I can have my own kitchen, this is it for me! I dream about blending and having a food processor. I've been watching hours on end of youtube videos of all the wonderful and inspiring people spreading the word about raw food. I may not do it 100 percent but I'll see where my heart leads me
I could go on and on, and I have. So on that note, thanks for reading!