Hello everyone. I am currently in Eugene Oregon and I am so glad to have come across this site. I have been Vegan for almost 3 years now. I'm 5'11" and approx 75lbs overweight, ugh. About a year before becoming Vegan i was on medication for hypothyroidism - Hashimoto's Syndrome to be exact, I had rheumatoid arthritis and I had just been told by my doctor she thought I had Lupus. When I became Vegan I was doing fantastic. I was healthy, exercising, I was off my medications, all of the auto immune disease symptoms went away and I lost about 35lbs. The problem was that I didn't find a support system right away. I didn't know anyone who was Vegan and I didn't seek out people that could help keep me motivated. I ended up where I am today which is zero exercise, I'm a junk food Vegan, my auto immune symptoms are almost all back, and I feel like crap pretty much every day. I struggle with motivation and I lack direction. I know I need help but I don't know where to go. I am normally a very happy and vibrant person but at the moment I am feeling pretty desperate. I am hoping to find an affordable Vegan Trainer that can help me get back on track. I know I need the guidance and support. I also know joining this site is step in the right direction.