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I Am a Vegan

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    Do any other vegans have experience dealing

    with pushy, condescending meat eating relatives? My husbands family (big family) is very terrible when it comes to food. The last time I was at his cousins' all they made was meat, no salad's or sides or anything. When I got there they kept going "all we made was meat you can't...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    It's awesome

    In 25 days it will be two years. I am definitely going to celebrate. I have only one regret about becoming one. Not turning sooner. I LOVE  vegan food! Just anything edible that has nothing to do with animals, I love it. I feel so much healthier and cannot believe what I was...
    nomeatforshrimp nomeatforshrimp 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    I have vegetarian for 5 years now

    and vegan for 1 year. Although I consider myself a "convenience vegan." I am a very strict vegetarian, never red meat, chicken, fish, shellfish, gelatin, or anything containing those products, and I turned to it for ethical reasons because I don't believe an animal should have...
    augustncorso augustncorso 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Vegan Since 2005... Vegetarian Since 1992

    I went vegetarian as a teenager for health reasons and because it fitted with the spiritual ideas I was exploring. It wasn't really much to do with animals or the ethical concerns until much later. In fact it was only in 2004-5 that I really started to think about whether or not...
    Solaruk Solaruk 31-35, M May 10, 2009

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    I Am a Chegan (cheatin' Vegan)

    Actually, I'm not a pure vegan because I cheat sometimes.  I find it impossible to be driving around and feeling hungry, and stopping in a small town expecting to find something vegan.  However, there is a Mexican restaurant in town where I can pick up an order of...
    Chegan Chegan 41-45 4 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Vegan Here =3!

    Been a vegan for almost 3 years now and loving it. :P It all started when I came across videos of animal testing thanks to my friend, which eventually led me to factory farming videos. It was painful and horrendous to see, but I'm glad I did see what I did because it has...
    VegansLoveLife VegansLoveLife 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    How Do You Eat Out?

    Hello vegans/ fellow animal lovers! I'm a vegetarian/ sometimes vegan and would love to eventually become a lifelong vegan. My husband and both sides of our families are all meat eaters and I have difficulty when we eat out at "regular" restaurants. Usually the only option...
    nothingandsomething nothingandsomething 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Thinking Raw

    Been vegan for a while now and loving it. I'll never go back! Considering going mostly raw. I do want to feel better but mostly I am looking forward to not cooking cuz I'm really lazy.
    croutonscroutons87 croutonscroutons87 22-25, F Jun 28, 2012

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    123me321 123me321 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Never Going Back

    I am 14 years old and 100% vegan. I love life as a vegan and I am never going back! People ask me all the time "Why are you vegan?" So I tell them about the millions of animals murdered, slaughtered, tortured for the meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products most people eat...
    LunHerGin LunHerGin 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Happinessarrow Happinessarrow 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    It has been a month

    since I started eating 100% vegan(before I was simply a vegetarian) and it has really started to pay off! I just feel great and I can look myself in the mirror and feel good for once! Best choice I've ever made.
    Kekegenkai Kekegenkai 18-21 1 Response May 22

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    I've been vegan since I was seventeen.

    Its hard, and I miss cheese, but to eat something with eyes breaks my heart.
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Pizza Its Whats For Dinner

    I love teaching my son how to bake when I am making dinner and today he made pizza. I measured out the dry ingredients while he measured the water and crushed the garlic and tomatoes. He oiled up his hands and spread out the mix from the kitchen aid. I let him put the veggies on...
    thisismypage thisismypage 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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    I Am Mostly Vegan...

    I've been a vegetarian for 1 year and I've gradually given up diary products. Eggs were easy to give up because I've never liked eggs. Milk (which I never consumed much or liked that much) I replaced with soy and almond milk. The reason I say I'm mostly vegan is because cheese is...
    SusanTheChristianVegan SusanTheChristianVegan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    I Have A Snack Once Every 2 Weeks

    I am an organic vegan because my child hates meat. I found the change easy and it saves me a lot of money. However once every few weeks I will have cake made with eggs, pizza or a hamburger. I still think I am a vegan but I enjoy a change now and then.
    thisismypage thisismypage 26-30 Jun 1, 2012

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    Decision

    I made the decision to be vegan a couple of years ago now, and for me it was a sound reasoned decision. Eating meat and the products of animals to me is wrong, falsely keeping cattle pregnant so they produce milk, herding chickens into barns where they experience nothing but...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    I love animals and this planet!

    I know I'm going to make a change for the better in this world. One step at a time and day by day. I love giving advise to all that are transitioning! do it for your health! I feel amazing and I want the same for others.
    CrypticJan CrypticJan 26-30, F Aug 4

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    Changing For The Better

    Hello everyone. I'm new to the vegan lifestlye. I sort of started out a few years ago without even realizing it. I started cutting out pork from my diet when i was 18. and it sort of went from there, until now the only meats i eat are chicken and certain types of fish. I rarely...
    SurrenderedAngel SurrenderedAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    Hello! Just added a few vegan experiences

    so to meet some new people I will post this on them all :) I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan since January this year (2014) I do it for the animals but so far I have lost 20 pounds. Just a nice bonus. I find it hard having any non vegan friends so Facebook found me a...
    NjVgVrgo NjVgVrgo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Yes I Am Lol

    i started being a vegan in october on the 18th, but restarted on the 23rd. i love how i feel and look...at first i was slightly worried that i would not have any thing to eat...but that was far from the truth lol i bought three vegan cook books and man...lets just say they are...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2010

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    Finding It Hard To Be Married To A Non-vegan

    I've been married for 12 years to a carnivore.  I became vegan after we had been married 5 years but had never eaten much meat.  I would make meat dishes and eat all the veggies and let my husband have the meat.  When I became vegan he was very supportive but over...
    jennywrenny jennywrenny 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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    I am a vegan, and pround of it!

    Animals have the same rights on earth than we do and we need to be kind to them! Its our duty on earth, to protect them! Also, being vegan means less risk to have disease like cancer, diabetes, or else. Being vegan was the smartest choice of my life and i couldnt be more proud...
    thinordie thinordie 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Not going to lecture,

    just saying it because it's an experience.
    OatsAndBeans OatsAndBeans 18-21 Mar 4

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    I Am An Ethical Vegan

    I am 22 and am a practising vegan. To be specific am an ethical vegan. It's not just avoiding fat free food from animals but also to cease using products made of animals say, leather belts, shoes etc.. They are here to live in this world peacefully like us but not to become a...
    birminghamvester birminghamvester 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    On My Way :)

    I am a vegetarian. And I recently stopped using ANY products that are tested on animals. I also am anti fur, leather, etc, I like cotton and other fabrics just fine :). I still like regular cheese and milk sometimes, but I am starting to eliminate that slowly :). For me it all...
    ktd23 ktd23 18-21, F Apr 5, 2012

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    New Vegan

    Hello :) I have only been vegan for 2 months, but I am loving it. The only thing that has been hard is the learning curve. I'm sure I haven't been 100% vegan because I'm still learning about everything that is derived from animals. I started a vegan diet to eat healthier, but...
    Adub712 Adub712 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Transitioning From Vegetarian to Vegan. Help, Please!

    So, I'm coming up on my one year anniversary of being a vegetarian. It's extremely odd because I don't feel like I'm any different than I was one or two years ago. Probably because I don't consider not eating meat anything abnormal. But that's not the point! I'd really like...
    everydayvintage everydayvintage 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    Where are all the vegans on EP!

    ? I'm feeling pretty isolated here lol!
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    Let's Go Natural...

    I have been doing my vegan thing for awhile now, the way I feel is so amazing not having the pollution of mistreated, tormented animal karmic energy in me. I do believe that it does leave an imprint on your soul, and the fact that it is bad for the earth, and that all of us...
    vergerherring vergerherring 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    I hate thanks giving.

    It's the one holiday that encourages the slaughtering of animals, more specifically chickens. I hope your happy with what should be considered cannibalism
    ImJustARandomPerson ImJustARandomPerson 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    My General Story; I'm Not Fully Vegan

            I am not fully vegan but sort of vegan.            I became a vegetarian for the ethical reason in fall of 1998.   Later I decided to stop consuming animal products too and...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F Aug 30, 2010

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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 31-35, F Feb 7

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    I actually tried it for a month just to see

    and it's not bad. Although I did want some burgers yesterday at the Mother's Day BBQ. Lol. I think I want to go vegan:)
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam 13-15, F May 12

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    Declaration On Consciousness

    "On July 7, 2012, a prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists and computational neuroscientists gathered at The University of Cambridge to reassess the neurobiological substrates of conscious experience...
    IvyOrchid IvyOrchid 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Or more accurately I eat a vegan diet. However, I'm an interloper of sorts. Whenever I go to meetups or cookouts it is like I'm crashing the party on the Animal Rights movement. I...
    foolface foolface 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I'm vegan and I'm surrounded by meat eaters. It's annoying and hard out here, as I go to a school with limited vegan options in a small town. Anyone want to rant with me about...
    Emilyyyyy Emilyyyyy 18-21 1 Response Dec 7

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    As of today I'm trying to go vegan. I can't go completely vegan until I see a doctor. Wish me luck!
    mcus mcus 13-15, M Dec 13

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    Vegetarian with a plan to eventually go vegan! I'm definitely an activist but not really with a focus. I'm open to conversation!
    Ebbal Ebbal 16-17, T Dec 3

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    I am so happy I'm vegan. Knowing that I'm doing something to lessen the suffering of others just makes me smile and my heart sing. It gives me a reason to worship my King ~ I...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F Dec 3

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    So I want to lose weight asap I know it won't be a quick process but I honestly want to change my lifestyle far as eating and working out but I don't know what I should do.. I also...
    jae1013 jae1013 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I dont eat mammals... i eat poultry, fish, and seafood... but i just cant get myself to eat mammals. why would i eat a piglet but not a puppy ? to me eating mammals feels like...
    TheIllusiveGirl TheIllusiveGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Rewinding my life back to early adolescence and a boring summer’s day, I found my mum in the garden, checked to make sure she was in a good mood, and asked if I could try out...
    morea morea 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Hydroquinone decreases the formation of melanin while in the skin. Melanin could be the pigment within the skin that gives it a brown shade. For that reason, hydroquinone applied...
    Joseph0368lyk7 Joseph0368lyk7 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I like the fact that they are spreading awareness for abuse. I like that they are spreading vegan ideas. I just really don't like peta at all they are just Hippocrates. It's sad...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    This experience message is for anyone who currently suffers from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). PLEASE read my entire post before commenting, I have an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and...
    starlits0ul starlits0ul 26-30 Nov 23

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    I’ve never had A great self-esteem and as a child was never concerned with health. I just ate what tasted good and ate it until I was stuffed. Once I reached high school I...
    dontgetmewrong dontgetmewrong 16-17, F Nov 25

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    Im curious, what's the difference between vegetarianism and veganism?
    Ryel004F Ryel004F 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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