Thanks for your patience and help with my introduction.
I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 16 years. I dabbled with being vegan some time ago and lasted 6 months. I was training for a sprint triathlon at the time (which I never competed in).
I am hoping it will stick this time.
I am a personal trainer and have been trying to lose a certain amount of weight for 2 years. Despite my weight lifting and cardio, the weight has not budged. I was eating a lot of animal protein (egg whites, whey powder, etc.).
Using cow's breast milk started grossing me out, so I decided to give it another try. I also read Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live". Have any of you read it? Anyway, I joined this site to hopefully get some great encouragement and information/advice. I would love to look like a figure competetor after all is said and done (doubtbul), but the ethical and spiritual reasons for becoming vegan are much better.
Anyway, I am happy to be here! This is so cool.
P.S. My deepest apologies to Paul--I accidentally posted my intro on his thread at first--I didn't know how to do this.
Sorry about that