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Who I Am:
I am a fun loving, charismatic, fashionista (veganista), bubbly drinking, haven’t found the one (and have dated every A@*hole there is) 30 something year old gal who loves life and is finally in love with my authentic self. But don’t let that fool you, I still have my Hot Moody Messy moments but the journey that I have taken over the years finding out who I am vs. what other people think I am or think I should be has gotten me to this point of finally accepting all the things that God has blessed me with (inside and out) and the BIG one, my relationship with food. (deep sigh)
I think the word “vegan” gets a bad rep. When I tell people that I am indeed a “Vegan” I get these reactions that quite frankly make me laugh. No, I am not in a cult and YES, I am from Texas and grew up in a family that had steak more times than I would like to count. But even in my childhood I would always have the same battle with my parents when it came to dinner time and there was a huge piece of meat on my plate ( usually ended with me being sent to my room). I guess you could say I was a stubborn child so when I made the decision to become vegan I don’t think it really surprised anyone. I have been on my vegan journey for nearly two years now and it’s the best thing that I have ever done for myself. But please know this, I am not your typical vegan and will probably get a lot of slack for what I am about to say but this is who I am, my authentic self. I don’t think it’s wrong to consume meat/dairy products but do think people should limit these products in their diet. I don’t agree with the factory farms and pumping hormones to increase production and to make a buck. I feel that this is inhumane and I am 100% against it. I have made a conscience effort not to buy items that are not animal friendly since going to an all plant based, whole grain diet but you will still see me rocking ( purchased before) my Louis Vuitton bags and my Christian Louboutins. Love it or hate it, it’s who I am.
My fur baby Gizmo is exactly that- my baby, I love him so much and he warms my heart and puts a smile on my face daily. My love and compassion for animals is overwhelming at times. I tear up at the SPCA commercials and at times have to turn the channel because I get so upset. I have the best friends a girl could ask for and always feel complete when I am around them. I know that we all have a path to lead in life and feel that my path in life is to help others through my own trials and tribulations, whether that is through, nutrition, exercise, fashion, dating and everything in between that comes up in this crazy thing called life.
The Food: Being vegan is full of great food and I never feel deprived. My decision to do this wasn’t gradual (I don’t’ do anything gradual or in moderation) it’s all or nothing. So when I committed to this I had no idea the journey that was ahead of me. I finally have a good relationship with food (heck it only took me 16 years) but dangit I am here. Since I was 17, I have always had a love/hate relationship with food, which has made me a Hot Moody Mess (I know I was a hot mess). Throughout my 20’s, I spent a lot of time on the diet train, trying to fit a picture that society had drilled into my head. Now, don’t get me wrong, my issue was more of my head telling me things than my weight, which my mom and friends can contest to. I was a nut about this and very obsessive which in return, had me try all sorts of crazy diets, such as, banana and honey diet, cabbage soup diet, cayenne/Lemon water diet, low carb diet, only eat peas diet- YES I have tried them all, and looking back I was on the diet yo-yo train from hell because I wasn’t feeding my body with the type of food it needed. It wasn’t until after I read, The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (Thanks Tawny) that it all clicked in my head and it has been the best decision I ever made. I feel healthier; have tons of energy and my skin glows!
Now, I know that it’s not one size fits all when it comes to the way we all eat. The way I eat might not be the best for you but know if you incorporate more veggies and whole grains into your diet and cut out the junk, you will see a difference. I will never push a vegan lifestyle on anyone, but will help you find the exact diet that fits your needs. I am here to help you in your relationship with FOOD. I want you all to LOVE food again (the way I finally do) and to let go of the HATE for it- Food really can be a GOOD thing!
The Lifestyle: : I feel like we tend to focus so much time in energy thinking about food, what’s for lunch when we are still eating breakfast and so on. It’s not healthy to be so consumed with food and trust me- I have been there, it really is a small piece of the pie! Exercise, spiritual journey, love, fashion, friends, family are bigger pieces that we all need to focus on in order to live a balanced and happy life. Nobody ever said that being happy was easy…it takes real, hard, dedicated work to get there and feel like we all can get there through guidance. In today’s society it’s hard not to get sucked in so many directions, from wearing the right clothes, to carrying the right bag to having the biggest house. These things in the long run mean nothing and nine times out of ten at the end of the day you still feel a void deep down inside that those things can’t fill. Trust me, I have been there and heck I still have my moody moments, my good and bad days. I am not going to sit here and say I am this perfect person cause I am not and still have challenges that I come across daily but through my experiences, my hope is that I can help each of you find the perfect balance in your life, with food, exercise, personal relationships, fashion and overall wellness. Keep the Hot but lose the Moody Messy Moments!
My services: My goal is to help ladies young and old find the perfect balance in their life. I want to help those who struggle with food, move past it and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Whether it’s the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the exercise, the jerk that broke your heart and all of those other Hot Moody Messy moments that we all encounter on a daily basis, I hope you will consider giving me the opportunity to work with you . You can find more on the services we offer on the “Mentor Services” page and also at www.jonesystylewellness.com
All Messiness, Stacie