Dieting, General., Goals., Health., Uncategorized, vegan, veganism

Past Mistakes.

In one of my previous posts, I briefly mentioned my pre-vegan eating. Let me elaborate. Before the year 2014, I ate horribly. I’m talking fast food all day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King… those were my top 3 favorites. The reason I say this is because I was headed on a bad path for my health and well-being… and I was pulling my children down right along with me.

This is so important because in my previous post I complained about my insecurities and my unhealthy eating habits, when in reality, I should feel much better about the decisions I make now. I cook much more than I ever did. Years ago, my go-to meal was the double quarter pounder and for my kids, it was the chicken nugget Kid’s Meal with fries and a soda. YES, SODA. It kills me to think of how poorly educated I was when it came to health and nutrition.

Neither my kids nor I have had fast food (or soda) in 3 years.. unless Chipotle counts?? In fact, my kids LOVE fruits and veggies. They eat so well and I couldn’t be more proud! That never would have happened if we didn’t have a major life change. Now, I’m not saying veganism is the answer for everyone, but it was for us.

I bring this up to you because if we never made the transition to a vegan diet, we would still be eating the same way. I don’t think I would have ever developed an interest in nutrition. I wouldn’t read ingredient lists like I do today. I would be in terrible shape… literally speaking.

Am I where I want to be when it come to weight now? As you would know from my previous post… the answer is no. I would definitely love to lose a few pounds and get in better shape. There’s always room for improvement.


Journey into Veganism.

Although I want my future posts to be more captivating and full of accurate, useful information for all things that I find interesting, I’m going to keep this one about my story to veganism simple and sweet.

Before anything, I want you to have a little insight of who I was back in my high school days and my earlier years of parenting. Below is a piece that I wrote last month to my family and friends on Facebook. It’ll give you an idea of how I used to be.


Now you know, without having to go into too much detail, that three years ago my family and I made the transition to a vegan diet. It just takes time and dedication. Soon I will take the time to discuss types of food that I eat, supplements I take, and how all of it has had a positive effect on my life. I will write these pieces in different sections to make the reading simple. Just know for now: the only thing I regret about going vegan is not doing it sooner. If you’re considering making the switch to a vegan diet, my message to you is: Start today. ❤


The Veginning.

This is quite obviously my first post.

Let me make this clear… I simply have no idea what I’m doing right now. I have no idea what this blog will become, if it becomes anything at that, and I have no idea how many people will take an interest in what I have to say. Regardless, I will continue to fight for what I believe in and I will encourage anyone that I can to do the same.

Before we begin, here are some things you should know: you should know why this blog was created, what it was created to do, and learn a quick background story of the author, eh… meaning myself.

Prior to making this blog, I had been struggling to come up with ideas to become more involved with my community. Let me be real–I’m still struggling. I’m hoping this blog will help me sort out those ideas. Those ideas will more than likely include personal stories, opinions, and feelings as well.

My ultimate goal is to meet others with the same interests, to encourage people to get more involved, and to help anyone who’s interested in make better life choices. Those are my reasons for starting this page, but what exactly will this page support?

One of my biggest passions is veganism and that’s exactly what my blog will promote. In this day and age, it’s not necessary to consume animal products. There’s so much information available on the mistreatment of animals, the effects that farming has on our planet, and what animal products are doing to our bodies. I’ll go into more detail on each of these issues in later posts.

Another passion of mine is getting involved. When I talk about getting involved, I mean an entire range of things, from spreading awareness about important topics to helping those in need. In order to implement change, people need to open their eyes to the evils of this world. Without knowing what problems there are, how can we fix them? This is why it’s so important to spread information. FACTUAL, REFERENCED information.

I also want to help those in need. I want to help children in hospitals and foster care, I want to help the homeless, and I want to bring happiness to elders in senior homes. It’s so overwhelming to me that I really don’t know where to begin. As I figure things out, I’ll post the information that I find and list useful resources that anyone can use. It will be a learning process, but I’m ready to begin.

That leaves me to tell you a bit about myself. My greatest life accomplishment, before anything else, is being a mother to three amazing kids. I’m indescribably grateful to have such outgoing, intelligent, beautiful children. You will see me write more about them and their involvement in my projects in future posts.

I’m also proud to say that I am an Airman in the United States Air Force. I’m a Staff Sergeant in the field of technology. Technology is another passion of mine, but won’t be discussed in this blog. When I have the time and energy, I will create a completely separate blog to teach those who are interested in what I do.

Last of all, as you already know, I’m a vegan and have been so for the past three years. This means I don’t eat any type of meat or seafood, dairy products to include cheese, yogurt or milk, and I don’t buy items made of leather. Of course, I will show you in later blogs that there are alternatives to all of these things. My children are also vegan and wouldn’t have it any other way. They, as am I, are proud to know that we don’t support the meat or dairy industry.

Now you know why this blog was created, what it supports, and you know a little bit about me. I’m excited to start this journey and I’m hopeful that I can make a difference, even if it’s to one person. Please feel free to contact me at at any time. I’m a slow at responding, so bare with me. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Remember, this is only the veginning. 😉 Peace out. ❤