I was so excited today to chat online with an old friend from back in our Sunday school days who had some questions for me since she decided to take the plunge and dive into plant based eating last week. She has been eating lots of veggies, even for breakfast and has given up almost all meat and dairy except for dairy in her coffee in the morning and is still eating egg whites. I am always excited by these successes and don’t expect people to be able to change their diet 100% in the very first week. When I think back, I remember that I didn’t give up my half and half in my coffee for a couple of weeks and there were probably other things I took time to eliminate completely. My friend has already lost 10 lbs and is hoping to improve her high blood pressure. I’m confident that if she continues on this path, her blood pressure will improve. She has also noticed she has more energy and she said she is really enjoying her veggies! I hope to share her success publicly someday in my success stories series.
I also am feeling thankful today for all of the supportive people that are so positive and encouraging in the plant based community. Bobby Anderson, The plant fueled trucker was kind enough to share the link to this blog on his page today as I was feeling discouraged and a lot of new folks came to check out my page.
It is my dream to someday be able to incorporate my passion for plant based eating into my nursing practice or at least into a way to pay the bills along with being able to help people prevent disease or return to good health. I talk to people everywhere I go about this lifestyle as it has had such an amazing impact on not only my life, but that of my family. Recently, people have been asking my for my business card. I tell them I don’t have one because I don’t have a business! However, my husband and some of my friends tell me I don’t need a business to have a card with my contact information, so that will be the next step.
I feel like I’m on the verge of something, some exciting change or opportunity, but I’m just not sure what! Hopefully I’m on the verge of something good and not on the verge of insanity or some crazy delusion that something wonderful can come out of all of my excitement about better health through a nutritious and delicious plant based diet!
Thanks again for all the love today!