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I Am a Vegan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 231 People

    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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    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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    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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    Not going to lecture,

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 26-30, F Feb 7

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    Related Experiences

    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 Jul 19

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    I'm wanting to cleanse my body and seeking a new life style. I would like to be vegan but I'm a fussy eater so my palette is really limited. I don't eat lentils, nuts or mushrooms...
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Today is my first day of being a vegan! Even tho I'm a Muslim and we only eat animal products that are killed in humane ways my heart just can't take to eat another living soul it...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jun 28

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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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    Finally fasting is over! Will be going back to my vegan lifestyle starting tommorow! Cannot wait to feel cleansed once again! I am only a beginner vegan so I'm still getting into...
    fatgirl123fat fatgirl123fat 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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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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    So a pastor asked me that if there was no god, why it would be wrong to "humanely" shoot a group of orphans playing at the park in the back of their heads so they wouldn't feel...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M Jun 30

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    I'm thinking of going vegetarian. Mainly for health reasons and for cleaner, easier cooking. I have no intention of going vegan, so I will include eggs and dairy in my diet. I do...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I certainly don't think we fought our way to the top of the food chain to be vegetarians. No offence to all vegetarians and vegans out there, but you simply can't judge and force...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 4

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    Like I've said before I'm a compulsive list maker, so I decided to make a list of things that I want to do in my life (sort of like a bucket list) - Dye my hair light pink (all...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I sat my bean blower on the couch for several hours when I was extremely gassy from eating vegan food all weekend. I let out extreme cheek flappers and now the cushions have...
    Fartmickfart Fartmickfart 31-35, F Jul 6

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    1. I'm a man 2. I live in US Capitol 3. I want to get a new job 4. I'm not sure if I know how to be happy 5. I have an amazing family 6. I am gay 7. I wish I had the money to have...
    shortadonis shortadonis 31-35, M Jul 8

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    I cant help it but i purge everything. If i eat just one thing, it instantly comes up. That is probably why I no longer eat. I dont eat any meat (im vegan) or junk food or anything...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F Jul 8

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    Gosh I really want me some VEGAN peanut butter cookies. Like Now... RIGHT NOW!!!! ohhhhh I love them sooo!
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Or so I was just told by a neighbor. They were canvassing for some fringe politician and I was politely listening when my Kindle radio app went from hymns to preaching. Her eyes...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I met this girl called Megan She might be a vegan But probably not It just rhymes that's why I said that
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jul 10

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    At the age of 17 I suffered from a severe case of acne vulgaris. It covered my face but it did more damage to my entire upper back, chest, some parts of my waist, thighs and...
    LuilloPR LuilloPR 36-40, M Jul 17

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    I made sugar cookies from scratch on wednesday, and they came out so beautiful. And they were SO CHEWY! well the recipe wasnt my own but im happy it was a success, my mom praised...
    martiangrrl martiangrrl 16-17, F Jul 17

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