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I Am a Vegan

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I've been becoming a vegan

    for 3 years. I like animals more than people.
    Amwolf Amwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 18

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    Happinessarrow Happinessarrow 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    Not going to lecture,

    just saying it because it's an experience.
    OatsAndBeans OatsAndBeans 18-21 Mar 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    And am going to most likely get some backlash

    from family for being so again.
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I do this only to lose weight,

    but I will downgrade to vegetarian when I reach my goal because I honestly don't car about not eating milk and cheese and stuff, but meat and animals are off limits.
    DepressedTeensRus DepressedTeensRus 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3, 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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    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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    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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    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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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 31-35, F Feb 7, 2014

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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 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi, I have been vegetarian for almost 8 years and am in the progress of turning vegan. My life entirely revolves around the care and welfare of animals, I not only have a degree in...
    SelcouthAestete SelcouthAestete 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I've been struggling with health issues lately and I hate them. I've been cutting calories and not wanting to eat and because of it I feel terrible, my energy levels suck, I cant...
    handache handache 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I have failed to find a wife of my interest in the past 5 years. Family and kids has been my dream which I no longer see coming true. I wanted a reason to live which should been a...
    SilverDrachen SilverDrachen 26-30, M Jan 7

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    No cheese, no butter, no dairy, no eggs....just leafy greens, nuts, and berries. How do vegans smile? If someone took away my cheese and butter and said no more fried chicken, I...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So after deep consideration last night I've decided to stop procrastinating and go Vegan for February. Thats two weeks away so im researching detox programs/methods. For me the...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Day 7/137 Any vegans out there? :( I slipped up today..for some reason I just really wanted pasta and cheese..my weakness :(. The rest of the food I have eaten today has been...
    jessie123h jessie123h 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Proof of significant neurological hurt as result of Persistent vitamin B12 deficiency in vegans and vegetarians is rare; having said that, numerous scenario reviews have revealed...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I just made vegan "Really Hungry Burgers" and topped them with avocado, spinach, heirloom tomatoes and field roast chao slices (vegan cheese). I put sriracha and mustard on mine...
    GoCycling GoCycling 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Also, about 50 % of Guys consuming a vegan food plan and seven% of Adult men consuming a vegetarian diet program had been categorised – In keeping with their serum vitamin...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Hey guys! :D I've actually been here for a while, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I am vegan and if you're interested in becoming vegan or about this lifestyle, feel...
    thatvegangirl thatvegangirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    His name is ..... It's funny how people come together. We ended up chatting first about food.. And it lead to us talking more. We click. We have a lot of things in common, but...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    1. I live in New York. 2. I am nineteen. 3. I have a huge fear of birds. 4. My biggest dream vacation is the travel to Tokyo. 5. I hate long waits. 6. I have an older brother. 7...
    carolinexoxo carolinexoxo 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 3

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    Most recently vegan chocolate peanut butter cups! Also I make ginger cookies with fresh ginger. I do other minor works like my own pizza crust. I try not to bake too much when I'm...
    GoCycling GoCycling 36-40, M Jan 3