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Why I really became a Vegetarian…

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It hurts my heart…so many lives being claimed behind these counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs that aren’t being properly tested, they release them to us as their guinea pigs…you, I and thousands of others lose family members and all they can say…oh well, we must pull that drug off the shelf and figure out what we need to fix so we can re-release it. Then all we are left with is memories and brainwashed people around us who believe it was just his/her time. No, it was not their time…but the crooks do a very good job and making us believe that. Please stop putting so much trust into your Dr., please! I keep saying it…I’ve been saying it. Don’t be their guinea pig! Since the doctor told me in the summer of 2006 that my blood pressure needed to be managed by a pill and I was pre-diabetic and I would possibly need a pill for that too…Lord No! I then asked if I could get a nutritionist to help me avoid it and she said, No, nutritionists are only offered once you have the dis-ease and insurance doesn’t pay to help prevent it…it was in that moment that I stopped trusting the healthcare system. With the assistance of God and God alone, I decided to do what in my family didn’t seem like had ever been done before…I became a vegetarian! My only goal is to gain knowledge, share it and encourage others to do the same! God created plants and that is all I trust! So the exact date was December 1, 2006, I decided on that day that I was going to trust in God to lead me in the direction that my heart desired. I stop eating beef and pork that day for good! It was funny because my 23rd birthday party was approaching, so I thought I was doing good by getting my outfit early to avoid the last minute rush. Party comes not even 2 weeks later my clothes were already starting to fit loosely and I hadn’t even done anything but that little change. So I was excited! Then I began to educate myself on what to eat and not eat, what supplements to take and ask people who have done it before for advice. It was like being born again, so much to learn. I was praying that God brought people into my life that understood and could help me along my journey. I am a visual learner and this was before YouTube, but I needed more options fast because everyone around me thought I was losing my mind! LOL. After giving up beef and pork, I was eating chicken, fish and turkey, but it didn’t take long for me to give up chicken as well. Then I was eating everything turkey…turkey sausage, turkey bacon, turkey burgers. I let go of the eggs and starting buying egg whites (less cholesterol). I would buy tuna and only mix it with a little bit of mustard and pepper for when I was in a rush or wanted to add it to a salad. Then of course some people around me tried to be discouraging, but it didn’t work. During that time I hung out with my Bestie most of the time and she always supported me, even though she was a little concerned at the same time because the weight was just falling off. My energy was confidence was up..I felt lighter and my mood didn’t have such drastic extremes. It was like all that meat was clouding my natural thought process and blocking my blessings! This was all happening to me at the peak of my life it seemed. I was very active working at UPS, I was also in college and I had been enjoying the single adult life, but it seemed like the doctor took a look at my family history and wanted to push me to continue the cycle, but I had other plans for my life so I continued my journey. I had a blender so I started to make fruit smoothies instead of milkshakes. I can’t forget the Tilapia…my favorite, so I had it a lot…baked with some rice on the side and a salad. I stopped drinking dairy milk and discovered how awesome Soy milk was so I switched…didn’t help that I was still eating ice cream though lol. This was a world that I wasn’t familiar with at all. I grew up as a fast food/restaurant child, except for when Mom wasn’t tired from working…or when Dad didn’t burn the dinner LOL or it was a holiday. Then on January 7, 2007 I met my future husband and guess what…he had been a vegetarian for 5 years! I couldn’t believe it…a handsome, black man and he didn’t eat meat?! Seriously?! This was unreal in my world, but I realized God was answering my prayers! We have come along way almost 8 years later and have learned a lot about the Law of Attraction, the various ways prayers can be answered and how to become Vegan. We haven’t totally committed to the vegan lifestyle yet, but we enjoy it a couple of times a week. My husband gave up alcohol 2 years ago and I just recently within the past few months decided to give up alcohol because it went against my goal, it is not easy…but it is worth it! I may not be as far along in my goals as I want to be, but I have come a mighty long way! 

Peace and Love

Author: Ono Marchell

I am a 37 year old Mother of 4, friend, relative, entrepreneur and consultant. I have a vibrant spirit and an increasing quest for knowledge, truth and overstanding. I love being social, creative and helpful. I enjoy meaningful conversations and family outings. Positive people make me happy, people who are curious about the world around them, make me happy. People who are ignorant to the understanding of themselves and refuse to think independently pose a challenge, however my life purpose is to deliver these messages without prejudice and that is what I am here to do. I love working with teens and young mothers and enjoy teaching goal setting and self-confidence classes in my community. I feel my best when I am helping others, what makes you feel your best?!

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