Early in 2012 I started reaching out to vegan friends on twitter to ask them to share their testimonials. My hope was that by getting vegans to share their stories we could educate and inspire others and give people first hand accounts to replace perceptions or stereotypes. I’m incredibly grateful to those that have participated. Their stories speak for themselves! If you enjoy the series please let us know!
I’m ArmedVegan – aka Kevin. I took up the name when I started making significant changes towards healthy living. I chose ArmedVegan because I live by, “Mens sana in corpore sano” – a sound mind in a healthy body. I believe that includes nutrition, fitness, open-mindedness, education, and self-defense.
I’m currently 5’7’ tall and weigh 140 lbs. I was 165 lbs at my heaviest before I was vegan. My family has been supportive, though they were reluctant at first. I got the, “You look so skinny” for a while until I found my groove. I try small suggestions and give them tastes in hopes of inspiring them to eat healthier too.