Tuesday, September 28, 2010

different strokes for different folks...right?

absolutely.

so veganism didn't work for angelina...and of course many many negative and hateful comments were born out of that one...but perhaps it just didn't work for her? perhaps certain lifestyle choices are not for everyone...

i am no longer a vegan. and yes, i gave up the label not to long ago...but i also went back to my old ways...why? well. i was sick all the time. i was dizzy all the time. i was exhausted all the time. i was hungry all the time. i was just not myself ALL THE TIME. and i did my research...i ate VERY good food...i did not starve myself...in fact i gained too much weight. weight i am not happy about. depressing amounts of weight. it just didn't work for me. and that's the end of that.

if any of you feel that you need to send me comments filled with hate and loathing, don't bother...because i don't care, in fact it won't change my mind...it will only fuel the fire that has already been building inside of me for a while...a fire that started with all of the negativity aimed at those people that felt it was best for them to not adopt a vegan label...apparently it is wrong to support people who decide that veganism is not for them...uh huh!

so if you don't have anything nice to say, zip it. please and thank you.

i still eat vegan food...i still eat some raw vegan food...but i also eat outside of the vegan box as well...and i am ok with it. i'll be honest and admit that it was a very hard decision...and it took me a while to be ok with it...i didn't just wake up one morning and decide to eat animals...nope! in fact i was sick for a while...had many conversations with my very good friends...and my john...and those people that like myself, were vegan and felt ill...and not well. it was a very tough choice...but it was one that i chose to make...because at the end of the day it is my life...and as much as i love my animal friends...i can't be a vegan. it's not for me.

my blog will now be a little different. it will not only focus on vegan foods, and i will still be eating vegan foods...it will also focus on recipes that my love and i create together, and our adventures in and outside of the kitchen...it will focus on my upcoming wedding...my jackson, of course...my friendships...my life...if i lose some of my readers, so be it...but i know i will gain so much more from my new found truth...my new journey...

thank you all for all of your support during my vegan days...and i look forward to the future with those of you that decide to hold my hand through the next chapters of my life and journey...

sending you all love and strength...

nelly

20 comments:

  1. Well said sweetie! I love you for being so REAL and living YOUR truth! MUAH!

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  2. So happy that you are at a place where you want to be, are happy at, and have evolved to a place of health, peace, comfort, and that things are clicking into place for you. Who cares what you are or arent labeled as, as long as you're happy, healthy, and feeling great..that's all that matters!

    xoxo

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  3. You've got to do what's best for YOU! I'm glad you're sticking to that :)

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  4. I heart you sweetie, and I know this was a tough decision to come to but I support whatever you eat or don't eat - it's for your own health and like you said that's what's most important. You're brave and honest - love those qualities about you. Wishing you all the best on your new journey towards good health!

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  5. Nice work! After all, it's your health that's important. How can you live and love if you're feeling too sick all the time to do so. I'm glad you've written this post and I can't wait to see what you've got in store for us.

    Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. I know how difficult it is to find out what is best for YOU and to admit that sometimes, what the body needs is going against what the brain would like to see...it is so great for you that you are finding out what works and you are listening to yourself to get to better health - never allow yourself to feel miserable! Eating meat is many things, you can still be a very conscious meat consumer, I think - and for anyone to spend time judging you on making a tough, well thought through decision, how sad for them! Hope you are making the best of this move for you, and hope you feel better about it! Don't let anyone get you down!

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  7. Nelly - I'm so happy for you that you found a place that is good for YOU! I'm excited to follow you on your journey. :)

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  8. You know what your body needs. Good for you! Sweetie, you eat whatever makes you "feel" best and keeps you healthy. That's the best any of us can do.

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  9. I will look forward to your new blog iteration, whatever that is, and I admire your honesty.

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  10. Nelly! I am so happy you are listening to your body and doing what is right for YOU! I look forward to continue following you along on your journey - you won't be losing me as a reader, that is forsure :) xoxo

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  11. I'm so happy you are listening to your body and finding what works for YOU. As you know, I'm going through a lot of the same things right now. As much as I love veganism, it has failed my body. I've lost my bountiful, vibrant healthy me that I was, and am now sick and weak and depleted. For 6 months I've exhausted myself trying to find a solution that works with my vegan ethics, but it just isn't going to cut it. Right now I know what I have to do, I'm just still trying to get up the courage to do it.

    I'm proud of you and happy for you. Thanks for this post.

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  12. Thank you. I have been having a struggle myself, and my heart is telling me that I need certain animal products.. it helps to know others are feeling the same way.

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  13. Doll so sorry for having missed this monumental post! You know I don't care about whats on the end of your fork, I just care that you are YOU!!
    xoxo

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  14. Wow - just found this through Heather's blog - I don't even know you but I am so proud of you for being true to yourself and listening to your body.

    I am going through the exact same experience - I have to start trying to heal the mess I created as a vegan/raw vegan - who'd have thought huh?

    10kg heavier, acne, low thyroid, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression, tired - just not me.

    Let's heal together dude - I'm subscribing and will hold your hand through your next chapters if you'll hold mine!!

    xx

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  15. It's a birthright to decide what to eat, its nobody else's business :) So you go girl! Just take care of your body, and it will take care of you <3 You are showing what an intuitive communication with ones body can be like.

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  16. I've just decided to eat meat too and I feel so great about my decision, and I was telling my mum that the only thing I was worried about was telling people!

    Thanks Nelly for telling your truth - you make it easier for people like me!

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  17. I have had a similar struggle as a long time raw vegan. I also had to introduce some cooked foods and animal products into my diet to regain health and find balance in my body again. I chose my health over the dogma. I am glad you are able to be open about your journey because so many others share this experience and need to hear that they are not failures because their bodies need more that what the dogma allows them.

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  18. "It's a birthright to decide what to eat..." yeah, not WHO to eat.

    It's nobody's birthright to torture and murder innocent creatures, be they humans or animals.

    If I drop dead from being vegan at least I know I didn't take a thousand innocent lives with me.

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    1. wow! who took a dump in your vegan corn flakes?!

      grow up!

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