I have never been very fond of the vegan lifestyle, so when i tell my friends and family that i have converted to vegan-ism they usually bust out into laughter and i do too. I am not doing this solely for the well being of animals (i have had it with PETA bullshit and graphic violent videos of farm animals getting slaughtered) in fact, i am putting myself completely first. In exerting this strict diet, i have found a new control in my life that was once dominated by an eating disorder, tremendous self hatred, depression, and self injury. I am now learning slowly and very defiantly to like my body. For the first time in ages and ages, i am proud of myself.