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I Am a Vegan

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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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    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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    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 6 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 LOVEĀ  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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 26-30, F Feb 7

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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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    Not going to lecture,

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

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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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    Made A New Blog!

    Would love to get some followers! It will contain tips, information, inspiration, stories, humor, and fun. Here's the link, hope some of you click on it(: www.vegangirlsdoitbetter.blogspot.com
    xxcassandra1228xx xxcassandra1228xx 18-21, F Feb 16, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I am a 13 year old vegan (turning 14 in a month 1/2!) and i feel so alone! I feel healthy, look healthy & feel great because I am doing it for the animals but I can't help but be...
    cityfolk cityfolk 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm a vegetarian, and I was once a vegan for 5 months. I want to go back to my vegan ways. I miss being vegan. I felt a lot happier then.
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F Apr 10

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    Why are so many vegans total narcissistic elitist sociopaths? Treating animals humanely and humans like animals?
    spaeth spaeth 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    There are some people who disagree with the butchering of animals to provide for our needs, but I don't quite understand why. When people eat plants they're still consuming life...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 Mar 24

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    Or I think I'm not ... I think I'm a carnivore RAWR I'm kidding I eat plants and meat
    MerpR MerpR 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I watched a rerun episode of an old-time favorite TV series yesterday. In it, a radical animal-loving vegan had gone to stay with a family who happily eats meat, because she couldn...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Hey. This is my first story on EP, so I'd like to tell about myself. Ok, so, who am I? Here, just call me samoralsophy. I believe in God and consider myself a Christian, but I do...
    samoralsophy samoralsophy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm trying to go vegan, but there's only one problem... I love cheese too much. I'm going to try eating most of the cheese in the house (I live with my mom who is not vegetarian or...
    Dorkella Dorkella 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    one of my best friends is diabetic (type 1), and she's really self conscious and worries all the time how other people see her. she's not fat at all, but she's not fit. i think she...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 13-15 Apr 8

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    I feel people should know these things about me Ps brownie points if you find all the song references and can message me with the songs and artists. So, my list: 1. I am gay 2. I...
    ZC343454 ZC343454 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I also hope everyone on this "experience" is vegan.
    sailorrmoon sailorrmoon 22-25, F Mar 19

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    12 million people died during the holocaust. More animals are killed every four hours for food in the US alone. Until everyone goes vegan, the holocaust has still not ended.
    NomNomNoMeat NomNomNoMeat 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 19

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    that's why I am vegan. I finally was willing to open my ears, my eyes and then my heart to other species' pain and suffer.
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Yes. I'm a meat eater. Pork, Beef, Poultry, Fish, etc. Don't go all vegan, vegetarian, and PETA on me now.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My names Christy I'm 19 I'm engaged I'm NOT interested in talking to pervs on here! I'm going to school to be a dental hygienist. I was born and raised in a small town. I'm...
    Christydawnx3 Christydawnx3 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I am 26 years old and I have chronic pancreatitis with a surgery coming up. My story started 2.5 years ago when I had a snowboarding accident. When I fell I hit my abdomen pretty...
    christine921 christine921 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have a different one every single night. Last week I had a nightmare that I was in the middle of nowhere, where many many people were being held captive and hostage, being...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It used to be that my best friend (a man) and I (a woman) could joke around, have fun, do things- but since I moved in with him going on 3 years ago, it all seemed to change in a...
    Sweetlady58 Sweetlady58 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I was first diagnosed with diverticulosis when I was admitted to the hospital with an abcessed divertula in the lower left sigmoid portion of my colon. Of course the surgeons...
    rhapsodic rhapsodic 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2