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I Am a Vegan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 248 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not going to lecture,

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 11

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    123me321 123me321 13-15, F Sep 20

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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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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 31-35, F Feb 7

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So the most common myth about vegans and/or vegetarian food is that its gross and nasty but its one of the biggest stereotypes in the world. Sadly its told by people who are not...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I recently started doing a little more research as far as animal rights and animal welfare. It was just heartbreaking to see how people can harm animals as if they are nothing...
    princessjasmne princessjasmne 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I am a semi-recluse whom lives in semi-darkness and wear earplugs. Why? Because I can't tolerate sunlight. However don't feel ashamed or embarrassed. And I 'sho 'nuff ain't a...
    HarloweRayne2014 HarloweRayne2014 46-50, T 2 days ago

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    Ok. I need to get this one out as a declaration of my new fitness goal. It might be a taboo idea, but my new goal has been inspired by the fact that I am reuniting with a friend of...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Now that I have jumped back onto my fitness plan I need to make a full effort to cook for myself more often. I do not cook for myself often. I love to cook for others though. Well...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I've never ever thought I'll be here today had I not experienced my spiritual awakening just a few days ago, right now it's been the 4th day and I'm still bedridden, sick...
    shiroblanc shiroblanc 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 14

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    Ok. So this happened today, and it was fantastic. This girl who I have "known" since freshman year, is in one of my classes. I don't know what we were speaking of, but all of a...
    illiy illiy 16-17, F Sep 18

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    Months of watching and reading dietary information from doctors, scientists, nutritionists, dieticians. All of this conflicting information, all of these people with different...
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey guys! How are you going? I hope your doing well. Listen, I really want to share with you something I have found to be very beneficial to me. I am currently taking...
    sgawlik sgawlik 26-30, F Sep 2

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    My new lifestyle.. I really want to share something I have found to be very beneficial to me. I am currently taking supplements that provides whole food based nutrition from 17...
    sgawlik sgawlik 26-30, F Sep 5

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    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Since becoming vegan, I've been drinking soymilk regularly, and it's become a comfort food for me. But the best part is when the taste overwhelms my mouth, and slides down my...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I hold an affinity with all animals; I am part of the animal kingdom after all. I'm not a dog-person or a cat-person in particular - I love all animals. I used to find it strange...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    1. I'm at the ripe old age of 16 (turn 17 on 9/21 2. Pansexual, I'll date anyone as long as they are pretty (inside and/or out 3. I live in the big apple (not gonna say where tho...
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M Sep 7

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    I am glad to listen to yours turned out nicely, as there are some horror tales on the market. And that i hear you on the jogging factor, I once in a while run however it is so not...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I do not appreciate that this group is centered around frustration and/or hatred. It should be known that Autism has been cured before. I hear that 40% of people have been able to...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Sep 9

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    Outrageous immorality found within its pages. The Quran like you have never seen it before. 3 verses critiqued by The Vegan Atheist.   
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M Sep 11

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    In the last year I think I’ve become more of an open-minded person. I’ve started to accept myself a lot more and, dare I say, actually like aspects that I previously despised...
    lookingatstars lookingatstars 18-21, F Sep 17