Happy Birthday Kristina!! I hope your special day was full of wonderful surprises and all of your most favorite people, places, and things; may your upcoming year overflow with everything that makes your heart sing :-}
Kristina - Hi! Your body may be adjusting to the Vegan life. Are you getting enough greens, as in green smoothies? I have cut out a LOT of nuts for the last month and the weight that I gained last year (long story, but was a bad year, so I ate my sorrows away - shame on me, but hey! I'm human!), but since stopping the nuts - the weight is dropping. AND exercise is sooooo important. Water too.
Sea tea is using sea greens (my fav is Bladderwrack) and steeping like any other tea. BUT you HAVE to like the taste of the ocean (minus the salt).