We have a winner!
Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences becoming vegan! This serves the community well. It's not just a contest to award a prize to someone, but also acts as a place to read dozens of stories from people from all over the world.
We appreciate you sharing!
Winners are picked at random by one of the organizers of this challenge and we appreciate all of you entering. Stay tuned for more biweekly contests and prizes.
Today's winner of the No Meat Athlete t-shirt and ebook generously donated by http://www.nomeatathlete.com
, and the Food Fight Grocery stainless steel water bottle generously donated by http://www.foodfightgrocery.com
goes to forum member: Ojibwa!
And what did Ojibwa
say about her vegan lifestyle?
"I had diabetes and sky-high cholesterol, even after losing 83 pounds and working out three days a week for five years. I tried the low carb diet and it did nothing but make things worse. So I decided to give a vegan diet a try for three months. Truth is, I was actually hoping it would NOT work. I couldn't imagine life without meat, eggs, milk, cheese, etc. But after three months, my blood sugar was completely normal and my A1c's were normal, too. My doctor was blown away and so was I. I thought that being vegan would be hard and boring, but I have tried more different kinds of foods in the last year and a half than I ever did before. I have so much more energy and I can train even harder. The biggest surprise was my last visit to the eye doctor. Seems diabetes makes your lenses hold water and makes your vision worse. So now that I am no longer diabetic, my eyesight has improved drastically. Instead of a 2.0 and a 2.5 in my prescription, I have a 1.0 and a 1.5! I'm enjoying all kinds of exotic new foods (to me, anyway!), and I am so happy to have conquered diabetes. I watched my dad die a slow horrible death from complications of diabetes, and being vegan is NOTHING compared to that. I am enjoying life with my husband and my grandkids, and looking forward to being healthy and happy for however many more years God grants me."
We will announce Contest #4 in a few days, likely on Tuesday. Check back for updates.
Note: All biweekly prizes will be shipped in the first week of February when all contests are completed.
-Robert, Karen and Richard