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Vegan festival

I went to Montreals first ever vegan festival over the weekend.

And it was amazing I ate so much great vegan food.

I caught up with an old friend.

I just enjoyed myself.

Had no problems driving into the city.

I just had a huge head ache by the end of the day.

Got a bunch of information

A book on veganism

food (on nom nom )

Did you go ?

What festivals have you been too ?

Peace ūüôā

 

Debt

I need to figure out a better budget.

I keep using my credit card.

I keep buying unnecessary things.

I keep just going out when I actually¬†don’t want to ( I rather just stay home and watch Netflix and drink tea or walk my dog)

But not all of my purchases are useless or unnecessary, for example I spent 600 on dental Рthat was important and is just part of general hygiene.  (this benefits my physical state)

I spent 400$ on a puppy and another 200 for supplies.  (this benefits my psychological state)

School related expenses such as gas to drive to school, intuition even lunches and food that I bring to school. (this benefits my mental state)

But all other things included such as food, more food, and how about some ice cream (because my ass need that) and stocking up on food (necessary to a point)

So here’s¬†the common denominator is that I spend way too much money on food that I don’t need or really want – that being sure I¬†want ice¬† cream and pizza but after eating¬†it I go through this Psychological down fall of I shouldn’t have eaten¬†that, or that’s¬†not vegan or that was expensive or that just quite literally¬†made me feel like shit (pizza on saturday game me food poisoning)

 

Now I just don’t know how to budget – should i¬†still put some money in saving or should i just put it all onto credit ?

It’s rather frustrating.

Any advice ?

peace.

 

 

GMV: Fad Diet?

So Becoming vegetarian / vegan/ organic /GMO free or anything that can ultimately better your health is being label as a “fad diet” via people on the internet, or certain persons I’ve talked to have said “fad diet” in the same sentence as Veg/ organic/ GMO free.

Let me take a moment of my day to define a “fad diet” Using my ever so trusty Google page definitions :

–>A fad diet is a weight loss plan or aid that promises dramatic results. These diets typically don’t result in long-term weight loss and they are usually not very healthy. In fact, some of these diets can actually be dangerous to your health.

Hmm, I think those whom say that the above mentions is a fad diet are wrong, yep wrong and more or less ignorant. Because how is consuming mainly organic food a means of “extreme weight loss” or even GMO free. How is becoming vegetarian a diet that “promises dramatic results”, when I choose to become a vegetarian the only thing dramatic it promised me is that I would be saving animals lives and not eating carcasses any more. Lastly how is consuming pure natural foods from the earth closest to their natural state “dangerous to [my] heath”¬†

I don’t know about you but I can tell you my reasoning to becoming Veterinarian/ vegan ¬†are not of anything of a “fad diet” that’s for sure and if more and more people are doing it then the better! I personally choose this lifestyle (not fad diet) because it promotes health and longevity while being aware and conscious, I choose to eat a sustainable diet that doesn’t involve mass murder.

I’m sure ya’ll have opinions so lay them down in the comments! ūüôā

Peace.

 

GMV: Steps

This little series covers my¬†transitioning¬†from¬†everyday Canadian¬†foodie to raw vegan.¬†On¬†this¬†quest of a life style change I will enter¬†through¬†the easier vegetarian way and from there ¬†I will soon transition into a Raw till 4 vegan. ¬†Right now I’m a vegan- but still eat “boxed” ¬†or ” processed” foods. This entry was written a few months ago but I am only posting it now and I had pre-assumed¬†it would only take me 2 weeks per step but reality is it is a very slow¬†transformation¬†and is taking time and¬†consistency¬†and every so often I slip up and have ice¬†cream.But I have been vegan for 5 days straight!!! ūüôā

Step one:

– No red meat

Easy peasy, cutting out meat is not hard for me at all (just go watch Earthlings and it’d be easy for you too haha)

Step two:

-no Dairy

-No eggs

-No chicken

-No fish

NO ANIMAL BY PRODUCTS

Step three:

-No coffee

-No alcohol

-No “boxed food” unless organic

Step four

-Mostly Raw.

-Low fat

These are my three steps. Rough time frame is 2 weeks each. once completed then moving on to the next

Peace,

Please leave positivity only ‚̧

Forks over Knives

Is such a  great documentary,

but then again every documentary I watch is a good one haha.

This one relates to my ideology about meat & other animal products. Which are they are actually not that good for you, the calcium in milk which is “told to us day in and out” that it is good for us – but actually it leaches the calcium out of your bones. The cholesterol in all animal products can be deadly long term.

Another thing animal products are carcinogens which can lead and promote cancer growths.

And finally, every time you eat meat, bird, fish or a mammal you are killing, or supporting mass murder. ¬† (hardcore tree huger sorry bros) ¬†I’m not saying ” I hate you” or “we cant be friends” or “you are stupid” but what I am saying is this : Can you yourself go up to a cow Cut it’s throat open and drain it’s blood, then proceed to gut it and butcher it, then finally sit down and cook yourself a nice old steak ? I know I like steak – but personally I could never do those actions so WHY SHOULD I pay someone else to do it for me. ¬†Since I feel like I cannot kill and will not kill – I personally believe that I shouldn’t pay someone to do it for me.

* This is just my personal thoughts and what I believe in, and I am not telling you my readers that this is the only way, I’m just stating my opinion on my way of life, do not what so ever be offended, and I would love to welcome your POSITIVE comments at the end of this post ‚̧

Anyways I’m not an expert and I’m not saying I know everything, But I’m’ saying I’ve been doing research and plan on taking a nutrient course soon. (There goes 1000$) ¬†So that I can finally preach and say things being backed up by a paper.

Do you ever know things but people never believe because you lack a professional paper ?

peace.

Also my supper yummy soup recipe to come ‚̧

 

She cooks, I think :s

I’m not one to cook, mind you apparently if I put my mind to it I can.

Today I made my first ever soup, 100% vegan and it had some organic products in it. No added butter or oil, no added salt either.

I’ll let you guys know how it tastes and if it is good then I’ll blog my recipe ūüôā

What is the difference between potassium and salt (sodium) ? does anyone know ?

Peace ūüôā

Chocolate

Why you so yummy yet so bad for me.

Obviously everything good in moderation.

But there is no moderation when there’s chocolate.

There is simply just stuffing my face.

at 9am.

and all the other times of the day, especially near holidays.

UGH.

Peace

 

GMV: Hardest step

So this is the second entry in my Girl meets vegan (and in later Girl meets vegan lifestyle meaning that I have successfully become vegan) This entry is a little on the worrisome side and the unsureness of my decision.

Coffee.

And

Dairy. (less of a concern / problem as compared to coffee hence why this blog will mostly address my coffee problems)

These two things have been in my life for years.

I grew up as a little girl occasionally getting tea and then steady at the age of 14/15 I would have a cup a day, then my late teens 17- 22 I would have more than cup ¬†a day sometimes ¬†a pot a day- I did included 22 there because I only started changing my habits in March and ¬†I turned 22 in February so that is accounted for. ¬†And going back to my 17 years I would have a pot a day – I didn’t like soda and coffee was relatively a cheap beverage, so it was and still is an addiction.

I plan on quitting coffee, maybe cold turkey, maybe substitute it with something else.

One thing is for sure I am ADDICTED to caffeine, the kind of massive head ache, and even sometimes vomiting if I don’t consume a cup of caffeine a day. Mind you as long as I have a cup a day of tea or coffee I’m good as gold.

I don’t want to be addicted to this. Maybe if coffee was a super food it would bother me, but it is not a super food and has been labeled as bad for you. Sometimes I won’t even consume other beverages like water or juice it was/is just coffee. Thirsty have a cup of coffee, preworkout beverage is coffee. (~~Mind you these are true and real examples of my self between 17 and 22, But I have started since Jan 2014 to cut down on coffee consumption and first thing in the am have a good big ol’ gulp of water, sometimes 1/4 a glass sometimes a cup of water~~)

So to conclude, I want to quit coffee and limit my milk intake or replace these two intakes with better healthier options that I’m not addicted to.

What are you addicted too ?

Peace

Girl meets Vegan; A diary series.

This little series covers my transitioning from everyday american / Canadian foodie to raw vegan. On this quest of a life style change I will enter through the easier vegitarian way.

“Raw veganism is a diet that combines the concepts of veganism and raw foodism. It excludes all food and products of animal origin, as well as food cooked at a temperature above 48 ¬įC.” according to wikipidea

This is what I’m working towards, This is the first post in my journey. I started this journey March 1st. ¬†As you’re reading this you are probably thinking wait that’s a month ago or so …

I wasn’t comfortable with posting this to my news feed right away. Only people I know personally know about my lifestyle changes.

So readers I ask you of two things,  Support and positive vibes.

Are you partaking in a “lifestyle” change ?

Peace.

 

 

Tuesday To-Do

Hi ya all ūüôā

Go to Super C and buy 40$ of strawberries (that is 32 cartons)  DONE

Cash cheque and Budget   DONE

Workout

Crochet

Take a nap

Clean and trim strawberries and freeze them

Blog   DONE!

Read a couple pages in my book

Plant my soy bean

So here is todays to do list ūüôā

What do you have to get done today ?!?!?!

PEACE!!!