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    I have been a vegetarian

    for 2 months and a half so far. I decided to become vegetarian from watching P.e.t.a videos and ever since became disgusted by the fact that meat is a dead animal. The image of the animal before its been put in stores made me overcome with so much sadness, knowing it never did...
    Chinami9 Chinami9 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I had my first Thanksgiving with family

    as a vegetarian this year. Our family traditionally always has a turkey and many more meaty side dishes and even though it was sitting right in front of me, I didn't crave it. They considered me and had extra options to choose from. This pleasantly surprised me because they have...
    Asterly Asterly 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I Am Not But Some Vegetarians Are Hypocrites

    Post this story on I am not a vegetarian and think it is appropriate here also: I have a balance diet of vegetables, meat , seafood and consider myself heathy. The other day I was at a function and some people who where vegetarians said how could I eat meat. Think of all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    No way no how no meat ever

    for think girl! No dead flesh for me yuck.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26

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    I've just recently decided to become a

    vegetarian -it's been less than a week- and already I've witnessed how people will react when they find out. My boyfriend told his little brother and it was all "WHAT?! WHY! It's not like it'll make a difference, there's no point!" and ended up telling him he was kidding to...
    fromthegirlonthewall fromthegirlonthewall 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    Why? Because I love and respect animals

    and honestly, I don't like the taste.
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge!

    Join the Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge Here: http://www.experienceproject.com/challeng... By participating in the 'Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge', you will be helping animals, and the environment! In addition, you will be doing something terrific for yourself &mdash...
    PETAme PETAme 31-35 21 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for a week now. I feel absolutely great! Better than ever before! I haven't craved meat at all since starting either. I'm glad to done with it. Next step vegan! :)
    TreeOfNature TreeOfNature 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Am I a lowkey vegetarian?

    The only reason why I don't eat any kind of meat is because I do not enjoy the taste and smell Ugh When I tell people Im veggie they look at me like Im from another planet, I don't do it much for the animals lol But maybe I should start telling that to people so they don't try...
    zhr014 zhr014 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Who is with me? I am

    for many reasons, but it sometimes sucks.
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    peachovillain peachovillain 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    No, I'm Not *updated*

    But I do try to limit my consumption of meat. Anyways the reason why I'm writing this story wasn't to tell you that, it's because the group image reminded me of one of my favorite images on the internet. http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7392/1197527892862oe8.jpg That is all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 26, 2008

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    DestineeJayde DestineeJayde 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    Being vegetarian is being kind to animals (the

    suffering animals go through to produce meat is myriad and sickening), it saves on vital resources and is healthy! The logical choice!
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    Ignorance Is Not An Excuse

    It doesn't take a genius to know that humans are not very different from other animals, so even as a child, the love and respect I had for people extended to animals and other creatures also. My first real issue with eating animals came with the sudden realisation of exactly...
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 27 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    These are delicious,

    and vegan! I am still new to this lifestyle and am amazed that nearly all of the meat substitutes I've tried are so good.I just thought I'd pass along the recommendation. All of this brand's varieties I've tried so far have been great.Happy peaceful eating! : )
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 3

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    My parents made me eat meat yesterday

    and told me to grow up when I cried about it
    ellygrace ellygrace 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I love the teeth argument.

    you know the one I'm talking about. "humans have canines so we're supposed to eat gobs of meat." however I'm pretty sure that all the great apes have those two. they look more like fangs actually. gorillas and orangutans are vegetarians. a chimp's diet is about 2% meat. they...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 13

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    Yup! I'm a vegetarian.

    :) And pls STOP confusing us with Vegans. We have milk and many other products made from it. And I have no vendetta against people who are Non-Vegetarians or Vegans. To each, his own. :)
    KamasutraGirl KamasutraGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I met a woman recently

    who claimed to be a vegetarian for fourteen years and then started eating meat again :o I've been veggie for seven years and I'm thinking "how could you do that!?" because I'm at the point where even the smell of meat is genuinely displeasing. half the time it doesn't even...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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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 vegan) and just eat myself out of it. Also chocolate is a problem. But mostly cheese.
    Dorkella Dorkella 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian.

    Basically I don't eat anything that has a face. No animals. I'm a huge animal lover and I'm only 15.. So everybody gives me a hard time about it. Because apparently "you need meat to survive".. Oh ignorance...
    butterflyacid butterflyacid 16-17, F 19 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Why To Be.

    First this post is only for those who wish to go vegetarian and needs a little push, and those who are already vegetarian and , who would appreciate a little appreciation. If you enjoy meat, please don’t get angry about this; for I agree life is short enjoy it. ( I had nothing...
    anathema09 anathema09 26-30, M 13 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I'm leaning more and more towards veganism.

    last night my bf and I went to sonic and I got cheddar peppers. then spent all night purging every hour and a half until the entire contents of my stomach were cleared and I was forcing up stomach acid. still feel like ****.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    Copmassionate Eater

    I have been a vegetarian on and off.  I lived in countries where it was hard to be just because there were not enough healthy food choices. Then I read a book by Jane Goodall called Harvest of Hope and did more research and I now eat mostly organic. I live in the midwest and...
    divekyra divekyra 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 2, 2006

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    Okay not really, but I do agree with the idea

    of it. First of all, unless you hunt, skin, and eat the meat that goes into your digestive system, chances are you'll have had ground meat before, and other deli meats, most of which are not much healthier. The reason why is because ground meat mostly consists of fat and cereal...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I would like to thank photosynthesis

    for the five acres of shrubs I am about to eat.
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    In the place i live, people find it odd to be a

    vegetarian. They will just ask, why do u wanna be a vegetarian bla bla bla. That's why I don't want to let ppl know tht I'm a vgtrn 😔
    Hello1234321 Hello1234321 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    http://www.thomhartmann.

    com/blog/2015/04/put-down-cheeseburger
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I've been a vegetarian

    since I was 10 years old. So 10 years now. People always ask me how I get my protein and iron and such. The truth is, I don't pay attention to nutrition. I don't eat a lot of sugar or anything but I don't watch my diet. It's been 10 years and I'm perfectly healthy. You...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Is juicing actually worth it?

    I mean is it good for you and is it healthy
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Why is it that every time I eat cheese my

    stomach goes into a frenzy. It feels like a volcanic explosion about to happen within me. I love cheese so much and I can't let go of it but it really poisons my poor stomach. Does any vegetarian have this?
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10

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    My friends tend to joke around with me being

    vegetarian. I don't care because they are just like that and they come up with some really good ones. I know they aren't being serious about it. My step-dad says I should be a "real man" and eat meat. Reason #167 why I hate him (yes I really have a list.) Most of my step...
    FallennDemonn FallennDemonn 13-15, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I'm having a problem setting up a good

    vegetarian diet. I don't need to lose weight cause I don't weigh that much as it is but I want to stop eating meat as a whole it screws with my skin and I just cant fathom the horrors of what happened to it. It seems like everytime I eat fruits & veggies I am still hungry...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    (Sub-category: 'This Is Not A Feminist Rant'),

    Part 1. Being asked whether I want a bacon sandwich is galling at best. Not only is it rude and insensitive of my condition (being a LOV, a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian), it implies that my reasoning for being so is insignificant, or that I am fickle or that I have no will power. The...
    LuxThePoet LuxThePoet 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I feel connected to livig beings.

    I believe that our souls are all the same.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 17

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    I've only been one for about a month now.

    . my plan is to become full blown vegan sooner or later :P
    Canaduhh Canaduhh 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Vegetarian - doesn't eat meat (including chicken

    and fish) Vegan - doesn't eat meat, eggs, cow milk or any other products from animals. Then there are even more versions of those two. Stop mixing up the meaning of the words, people! ;)
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F May 13

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for about seven years. a lot of things lead to the decision (including being unwittingly fed a young cow that was my pet. I'm so sorry Billy!!) but what finally did it for me was reading a book called skinny *****. highly recommended.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    So Irritating

    I love my mother, I appreciate my mother, but it's getting so annoying coming over to her house on Sundays. It's like every Sunday she cooks something with meat in it, and gets pissed because I won't eat it. She's always like, "Well I'm not making another dinner." And I have to...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I am a vegetarian .. my life my choice.

    . if u got any issues it ur problem :) and u can watch this video for ur stupid diet questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM8s1ch5TRw
    sunnsood sunnsood 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    16 years and still going strong.

    I love animals. I love them as I love myself. I have no desire to kill them or cause them harm.
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    I tried veggie bacon

    for the first time in some soup that I used to put real bacon in. I can't believe how good it is! I don't know how they get it to taste like that, but I'm glad they do!
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I don't even eat eggs.

    I feel that eating animals is animal cruelty. I saw a chicken and a goat being slaughtered in front of my eyes and they were screaming.It made me cry.They have feeling s and emotions as well.And people are eating them for taste,proteins and other nutrients when those nutrients...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Today marks 1 month since I've become

    vegetarian. I have noticed changes in my life since the switch. I feel better health wise. I tend to not stress as much over things that used to bother me. My energy levels are higher and don't get that bloated feeling anymore after eating.
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    It's one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    But it's hard as I live in the place where I'm the only vegetarian.
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    Am a vegetarian.. but not a pure vegetarian.

    I like eggs... other than eggs i dont eat any non veg items :)