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I Am a Vegan

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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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    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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    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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    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 LOVEΒ  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 13-15, 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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    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 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 10, 2009

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    Not going to lecture,

    just saying it because it's an experience.
    OatsAndBeans OatsAndBeans 16-17 Mar 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Vegan-ish For 18 Months :)

    I can't call myself a full vegan...I have rescue hens (ex-bats) and they lay eggs which I'm not going to throw away..so we eat them..pets with benifits ;) We don't eat any other eggs though. I have been veggie on and off since I was 14, with lapses into meat when I was pregnant...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable 31-35 Aug 6, 2009

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 26-30, F Feb 7

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm mostly vegan. Sometimes I eat goat cheese but that's all the diary I ever eat. Eating this way makes me feel so much better about myself and so much more energized. I never...
    irisjuuu irisjuuu 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I've gone vegan plus no refined sugar's for almost 6-8 months somewhere in 2012-2013 and it was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made. I felt what people call...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M Jun 25

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    I started the 1 month vegan challenge on Monday so today was my sixth day. It hasn't been too bad because a lot of tasty food (most crisps, pasta, poppadoms) are suitable for...
    zenforever zenforever 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm very strict with my vegan lifestyle, so I wouldn't change for anything. I've been vegan for two years now and want to continue forever. I don't want to go back to stomachaches...
    veganismrocks veganismrocks 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I want to be vegan-vegan! One day!
    lizablack lizablack 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Love you guys for being vegan as well. We are a family now and must stick together. True animal lovers!
    veganismrocks veganismrocks 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I love cheese and meat way too much lol :)
    crazymornings crazymornings 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Its great, i feel so healthy
    morbiddepression morbiddepression 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm a vegan, so it I'd quite complex getting a good wholesome meal. There's lots of preparation in all I do, so the first art is shopping. Finding so place with no cross...
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm bored so I might as well... 1. I'm a vegan 2. I do not believe in abortion 3. I strongly support gay rights 4. If I had a daughter I would name her Abcidy 5. If I had a son I...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F Jul 9

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    "True to Her Song" She curls up under the sturdy oak, Wearing a skeleton key on her arm. Long strands of angel hair become a bed. Sisters in emerald, twist and turn on the charm...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I really do..I don't know where it started, but it did. It might have started at a "Family Fellowship Dinner" but I'm not sure. Maybe it was when I told them we should respect...
    AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes 13-15, F Jun 24

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    Why I wish I lived in Europe? Well, my family originally was from Europe (Ireland, Russia, Germany, Spain), I want to meet my list relatives. And I've heard so many great vegan...
    veganismrocks veganismrocks 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Update! I lost about 60 lbs awhile back. So this is just my uodated version of my 1 Year Update on how to be healthy and lose weight. 1. Drink lots of water. About an ounce for...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    1. My name is Cynthia 2. I am vegan 3. I love singing 🎀 4. I love animals🐾 5. Reading sounds fun πŸ“–πŸ“š 6. I'm trilingual 7. I'm in love ❀️ 8. I want to get married...
    veganismrocks veganismrocks 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    My breakfast foods are essentially the same as what I eat at the other mealtimes! I'm a vegan!
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    1. I am an animal rights activist, however, I am not vegan or vegetarian and I HATE PETA! 2. I totally love Pokemon. Haha. 3. I love to draw and specialize in anime manga 4. I like...
    HeartOfNature HeartOfNature 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Being vegan is pointless. You need animals in your diet.
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 26

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    Vegetarians and vegans...those guys are locked out of heaven πŸ˜†πŸ€πŸ›πŸ—πŸ–
    AngularAnger AngularAnger 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    When a vegan or vegetarian eat a piece of fruit and throw the seed in the garbage can, do they consider that murder as well? You basically kill a baby tree or bush. I suddenly...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 27

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    1) I just applied to College, really nervous 2) I am a vegan 3) I play piano and violin 4) I am so glad high school is almost over 5) I read way too much 6) My brother is one of my...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F Jun 30

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