This Grill Runs Cold

A year and a half ago I went to a class at Whole Foods Market and heard Gerrie tell her heart-felt story of being ill almost to the point of death and then curing herself through a plant-based diet. I was so moved by her account that over the next few months I made the transition myself.
I’ve never forgotten that it was a story that moved me to change my life. And since one of the reasons I started this blog was to inspire others to consider a plant-based diet and/or a vegan lifestyle (which is more than a diet and involves living in a way that avoids using or consuming anything that harms or exploits animals), I want to share stories here. I want to inspire others in the same way I was inspired.
Yesterday I shared Dave’s touching tale, and today I have Ryan’s amazing weight loss story to share.
I discovered Ryan’s story accidentally. I stumbled upon his blog that shows his lovely artwork and I ‘liked’ some of his art. The next day he made a thoughtful comment on my blog and casually mentioned that he went vegan 3 years ago and has since lost 95 pounds.
Losing 95 pounds is like losing a whole person! I was impressed and asked Ryan if he would be willing to share his story on my blog. He readily agreed and quickly penned a narrative. He decided to post it on his blog, so I’m simply reblogging it.
I’d love to share your inspirational ‘gone vegan’ story too! Send me a note on this post and we’ll talk about it.

About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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15 Responses to This Grill Runs Cold

  1. run4joy59 says:

    What a great story, Celeste! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Thanks so much – glad you liked it. I’ve had my struggles with weight too, and I just had to share Ryan’s story. Anyone that can lose 95 pounds is a hero in my book. Celeste 🙂

  2. carmen says:

    Truly inspirational, if I wasn’t already vegan, I would go vegan!!!
    With compassion
    ❤ carmen

    • Thanks for your comment Carmen – I always appreciate hearing from you! I agree, Ryan’s story is very inspirational. I hope he inspires some non-vegans to go vegan. I’m sure he will! Celeste 🙂

  3. I enjoyed this story and loved his line in the comments about considering people who live this lifestyle friends by default. Imagine a world in which everyone chooses to live in a way that honors their bodies, other beings, and the earth, and where we consider each other friends by default. Hardly a life of deprivation. 🙂

  4. Sophie33 says:

    What a cool story, Celeste! A great post! 🙂

  5. Mike Lince says:

    You will be pleased to know our first meal in the UK was vegetarian. 🙂 – Mike

  6. Maria says:

    What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to read Ryan’s story Maria. I really appreciate your support with my blog!! And yea, this was an amazing story. I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. Celeste 🙂

  7. RMB Photography says:

    Thank you very much for the opportunity Celeste! Deepest thanks! -Ryan

    • Not a problem Ryan! You wrote a wonderful story that a lot of people responded to. The way you’ve changed your life is inspirational and I’m thankful to you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful week! Celeste 🙂

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