Thursday, July 27, 2006

Post numero uno!

Cool, my first post on my new blog.

I will start by introducing myself.

I am a reverse-vegan. I really can't think of any better (dietary) category to put myself into. I like meat. I eat animal products, and animal products only (with a few exceptions). But please don't confuse 'reverse-vegan' with 'anti-vegan', cause quite frankly, I don't care if you want to live off of tofu and bean sprouts. If you like it, that's great, and more power to you. (Just please don't e-mail me telling me how I'm going to have a heart attack or a stroke or whatever. I will just delete it, because, as I'm sure you know, I've heard it all before. )

Before I started this way of eating (WOE) I was (and still am) insulin resistant, and, at age 19, was well on my way to acquiring Type 2 diabetes. With a BMI of 32.5, I was clinically obese. I stood at 220 pounds (99.79 kg) at the not-so-short height of 5’9 (175.26 cm), had elevated blood pressure, and all the symptoms of PCOS.

Oh boy.

But you know what? I consider myself lucky. I am lucky that I won’t have to endure a lifetime of obesity. Though I still have 20 more pounds to go, I'm glad I figured out how to control my weight at age 21, rather than at age 40.

And I don't want anyone else to have to put up with it either.

I hope, perhaps, that I can help even one person with this blog.