(*EDIT - this is a pre-merge post ;)
I feel like I might have hyped myself up a bit for posting. I have been thinking carefully about this blog for so long that I forgot about the actual "Post" part of it!
Hey there! I'm Heddy. As you have read in my 'about me' page, I am a vegan and yes my dad is in fact a butcher. I've always had something I "couldn't" eat (or chose not to) so this venture really doesn't come as much of a surprise to my family. Before I was diagnosed with hypothyroid I thought I was either lactose intolerant or had celiac disease. They are two of the MANY symptoms that come along with the disease...is it a disease? Hmm, I don't actually know.
Anyway, I have been vegan for a year and I am loving it! I try to pass my wisdom on to people (mostly at my office) and I tend to get the "there there" look...kind of like a hypochondriac would get every time they complain to their doctor. The most frustrating part of knowledge ... any knowledge, is having it and not being able to share it. Especially when you see your friends and acquaintances suffering (burping, farting, headaches, joint pain, heart burn, over weight, low energy) and they don't want to hear about your "hippy" ways. Even if it might help them.
Anyway, I'm not here to get on a soapbox...I really hope I don't come across that way. I'm just here to actually document my trials as a vegan and will probably vent from time to time!
I do hope if you stumble across my blog you sign in and say hello...I know I have one reader! Thanks Nanny!