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I Am a Vegetarian

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    This summer I am celebrating my 20th

    anniversary of becoming a vegetarian. I was 16 when a bus full of rainbow family hippies came through my home town. They called themselves "have a beautiful day cafe." They were all veggie and I wanted to be just like them. .
    Wanderlust1903 Wanderlust1903 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I've been vegetarian

    for 3 months and I'm doing really well πŸ˜ŒπŸ‘πŸΌ
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I have been a vegetarian

    for three months, and I can't go a day without getting made fun of by a family member. Even after I explained how much of a healthy lifestyle it is, does anyone else have this problem?
    DannyLee584 DannyLee584 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so ******* sick,

    physically ill at people making stupid excuses not to give up meat. Just tell me you want to eat meat and don't want to stop. You have the freedom to do that and I don't have the right to take that away from you and I won't try. Just tell me the truth, tell me you don't care...
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority 22-25 12 Responses Jul 10

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    people keep saying that bananas will make you

    make you gain weight. **** that. eat the banana and skip the greasy burgers and fried chicken. eat as many ******* bananas as you want. you'll never gain a pound.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 14

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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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    Hi im just going vegetarian

    and aside from fish and eggs, i dont eat meat. Im worried that now that my main source of protein is cut, i'm not getting enough. What other things can i eat? And am i going too "cold turkey"?
    owlabyss owlabyss 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Been a proud lacto-vegetarian

    since age 10 and now working towards full veganism! Also planning on opening a vegan restaurant in the future! yaaaay!
    athenadivide athenadivide 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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 26 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    Im a vegetarian I love it,

    animals are beautiful.
    jadeink jadeink 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Co-worker: "Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?

    " Me: "Yes, I did, what about you?" Co-worker: "I ate too much haha" Me: "Haha yea me too." Co-worker: "What did you even eat?" Me: "What do you mean?" Co-worker: "Well you're a vegetarian.. What do you eat for Thanksgiving if not turkey, ham, or chicken?" Me: "Everything else...
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority 22-25 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    That doesn't mean I'll prevent anyone from

    eating beef or pork. Everyone has their own tastes and they must be permitted to eat what they want. Banning a food item is just not correct. Like the beef ban in India. It doesn't really concern me as I do not touch it. But thinking as a logical individual, how can a...
    rebelliousgal rebelliousgal 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 14

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    I Am a Vegetarian And I absolutely love it.

    I'm not a preachy vegetarian; in fact, a lot of people I know don't even know or remember that I am half the time. It's not for ethical or health reasons (though it truly is healthy), but it's really just a preference. Of course I know a-holes that shove something in my face...
    TuffGhost TuffGhost 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm close to Vegan. And I do think living this

    way is beneficial for the planet. Most people are very accepting I've never been bugged about my lifestyle. Sure I do get comments like What did you ate for dinner? Baked cucumber? Or You make Vegan dishes all the time? I feel sorry for your husband. But I'm not bothered by It...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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 12 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    You know what annoys me?

    When someone finds out I'm vegetarian and they automatically assume I'm one of those people that forces their opinions on everyone. I don't tell anyone to stop eating meat. I am aware it is their choice and me being vegetarian is my own choice.
    arkaybee arkaybee 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 26

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    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I

    eat healthy all the time, don't get me wrong salads are great, but it's not all we eat.
    avg123 avg123 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Not yet I'm trying though.

    Meat makes me tired/sleepy. I ate meat today to see if it still makes me tired / sleepy and does.
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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'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 18 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    I love food but I've become quite ignorant

    regarding what I'm actually eating and I feel guilty about it, so starting today I'm not going to eat meat. Any tips? What's your favourite food?
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 22

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    I've been a vegetarian

    since Nov 2014!
    ughcharlie ughcharlie 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 27

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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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    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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    People dont give a **** about what you eat

    until you tell them youre vegetarian or vegan! Its so annoying! They tell you what nutrients you dont get without animal products yet i eat way healthier than most meat eaters.
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    My friend just became vegetarian

    and she's changed completely, it's like I've never seen herbivore.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Food must come from earth,

    not from a womb.
    dahilia dahilia 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 6

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    Well, I am starting from today.

    I never thought I would be able to do it but I am 100% determined. When I want to eat meat I will just think of the precious little animals and I will know I'm doing the right thing for me.
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 15 Responses Feb 8

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    Look at the smoothie I got,

    it tastes like heaven!!
    teenageapple teenageapple 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I think the people who complain the loudest

    about vegetarians and vegans, are the ones who have the hardest time dealing with their hypocrisy.
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am. It's just, I like to stay healthy

    and I love animals. People always joke around with me being a vegetarian and all but in the end they are just joking. I started going vegetarian when I was 14. One thing I dislike is when people confuse vegans and vegetarians. "What's the difference?" I hate when people ask that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 6

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    Just because I am vegetarian does NOT mean I

    eat grass. I've actually met people, my cousins and people at school, who have said, " you want some grass." Actually, I can't go a family gathering without someone cracking that "joke." My uncle has even done that. People are acting like I'm trying to push my vegetarianism onto...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I proud to be vegetarian 10 years!

    I think that killing animals for food It's not fair.
    Almogavital12 Almogavital12 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    No being on this planet needs to die

    for me to live. 😊
    buddiesj buddiesj 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Almost 10 years, in november.

    It's insane that it's been than long. Technically I am lacto-vegetarian. Most people consider me vegan though.
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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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 5 Responses Jun 1, 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 6 Responses Oct 31, 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've been a vegetarian

    for 5 years and it's probably the best thing I've done (and only thing I've stuck with this long). What's your favorite veggie meal? I loveeee morning star bean burgers!!
    giraffesmiles giraffesmiles 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    animegirl110699 animegirl110699 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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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