So I will start by saying that I feel really weird saying it. I'm a Texas girl through and through so this is a completely foreign topic to me. I am a newbie. I am doing it for health reasons. I've had a problem with my thyroid since I was 10 or 11 and have been on medication since I was 12. I've had a lot of health issues bc of it. I just recently had a daughter and am currently breastfeeding so it does pose a challenge bc her tummy is sensitive to a lot of vegetables right now. While pregnant I had a complete and total aversion to ALL meat. Since giving birth I went back to eating a standard diet. I feel horrible and gross. I will be the first to admit that I LOVE cheese. So I was consuming.....a ton. Lately I've been consumed with the idea of going vegan. Even if it's for a month to cleanse my body. I'm 3 days in and I'm beginning to think this might be my new lifestyle. I'm excited. I'm excited to feel healthy. True pure health. I've been dieting since I was 12, bc my thyroid caused me to gain an excessive amount of weight that I feel I never truly lost. And if I have I gained it right back. I tried dieting pills, developed an eating disorder, exercised excessively. But it's never stuck. This to me.... Doesn't feel like a diet. Or a phase. It feels real. A genuine change. Ironically my husband, who is a carnivore, is extremely supportive of my decision. Overall this feels like the right step. And I look forward to this journey.