I Am a Vegetarian

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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
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    I become vegetarian 3 months ego

    and I'm really proud of my self
    NikkiCOCO NikkiCOCO
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    Any one have any food suggestions

    that aren't full of carbs, I've been eat mostly carbs and I don't want to gain weight
    FtmTroy FtmTroy
    16-17, T
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I'd call myself a Vegetarian/Vegan.

    Honestly, this is one of the few things about my life that I truly cherish and love. I'll honestly never eat another animal again, and not just because it's super messed up what we as humans are capable of putting them through is not only obscene and disgusting, but I as a Vegan...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    Did you know my mother?

    I’m told her name was Belle. I don’t know what she looked like, but have memories of her smell. Did you ever hear my mother?…Did her cries pull at your heart? I remember them quite clearly, when the men pulled us apart. Did you drink from my mother? Did you ever taste her...
    AsiaBorden AsiaBorden
    18-21, F
    Jan 6, 2016

    I wish there were whole communities of

    vegetarians. a town, a county, where there are only vegetarian restaurants and grocery stores and no meat or dairy industry. I think everyone would be healthier and the air would be more breathable. I live near dairy farms and it's disgusting. some days the air reeks of cow. and...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    50th day of vegetarianism !

    It all started because I don't like meat and I realized how easy it would be for me to commit to a philosophy I totally believe in. hardest part is telling my parents (I haven't yet) and eating out (limited options) but I love the lifestyle choice and hope it's for a lifetime.
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2016

    Been vegan for about a year

    and four months now. Nothing feels too different now to before, I just find it harder to find something I want to eat whenever I'm out and about.
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    I was raised vegetarian.

    I love animals so I would never want to eat them. I love being a vegetarian. I just want to exchange recipes. And talk to people that don't think I'm the crazy one because I don't want to chew on dead body's.
    slavegirl222 slavegirl222
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    my daughter's open house at school is tomorrow

    and they're only serving tacos. like if you don't eat ground beef you're just out of luck. I know I don't HAVE to eat but it'd be nice to be given some consideration.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    any other vegetarians kind of lose their desire

    for dairy also after a few years? I'm not saying cheese doesn't taste good; it does. but I don't HAVE to have it on everything like I used to. if I'm making a sammich or veggie burger I leave the cheese off. I don't put it on spaghetti anymore. I prefer broccoli without cheese...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Feb 6, 2016

    My friend just became vegetarian

    and she's changed completely, it's like I've never seen herbivore.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015
    GlitterJules GlitterJules
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge!

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    PETAme PETAme
    21 Responses Jan 1, 2009

    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

    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
    madmatty1 madmatty1
    16-17, T
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    I've been a vegetarian

    since I was 17. Best decision of my life :)
    hollydotcom hollydotcom
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 6, 2015
    Grrlpeach Grrlpeach
    16-17, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    I've been a veggie little over a month now,

    not eating meat has been easy but my god do people give you bs about it.
    JakH20 JakH20
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

    (Prescriptive vs descriptive) Prescriptive is

    how something should be, your doctor writes you a presciption for medication "take this x times a day for x number of days and stop". Descriptive is the characteristics something already has. Its not a guildline, it's not a prescription, it simply describes something Words...
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority
    1 Response Apr 13, 2016

    I always put myself in everything's shoes

    and that's one reason why I'm vegetarian I couldn't imagine the horror that must be like. Meat for me is sad to even look at it feels wrongs to eat and makes me feel like a terrible human being people can call me weak but I'm connected with nature and would never hurt an animal...
    FtmTroy FtmTroy
    16-17, T
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    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

    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
    7 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    meathead ideals that I'm getting tired of

    hearing: "God divinely put animals here for me to eat. they were CREATED for that purpose." "drinking milk, from another species, as an adult, is good for you." "animals kill each other... and that's somehow comparable to how we mass breed and slaughter them on a multi...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    You the most stupid counter argument you get

    off people is well animals eat other animals. This may be true but then animals don't have the higher intelligence to think off alternatives and use them and an animal is slave to its instincts because it don't have enough brain power too choose different but we are men't to be...
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx
    22-25, T
    Dec 28, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    Have been for 5 years,

    but I have attempted to be vegan in the past....just doesn't work for me. I like ice cream and cheese too much.
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2016

    already a month cutting out the meat

    and I feel so much more energetic. it feels good! also I am stopping with caw milk and buying soy milk and i had a lot of pimples on my forehead and since i stopped milk and dairy my forehead is becoming clean x) im so happy bc of that. tho i still have ice cream and things...
    Camehashi Camehashi
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2016

    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
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    Great job guys you're half way there.

    I strongly encourage you to go vegan. The dairy industry creates the veal industry, don't look it up it'll hurt to see. You're already doing an amazing thing to better the planet if you can please come a little further. much love - random vegan
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    Jan 20, 2016

    "I don't understand why you don't drink milk.

    " you don't understand the difference between a baby cow and an adult human?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    Question for vegetarians: How do you resist

    the temptation to not eat meat? What made you become a vegetarian? Have you eaten meat before? Do you see any benefits of eating meat?
    IJustFellFromThatMotherShip IJustFellFromThatMotherShip
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    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
    18 Responses Nov 4, 2012

    Health has always been a struggle

    for me, even though my efforts have always been in place. Thousands of dollars have been spent on specialists and doctors, medications, and yet never have I achieved much of anything other than a short fix. The cycle of my problems always came back or did not leave at all. This...
    LexiLove18 LexiLove18
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Well not really I still eat meat 2-4 times a

    month. You got to admit thats low for most meat eaters. I just prefer plant taste I guess
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    "Meat is good for you" So are fruits

    and vegitables. "You're hurting plants too" Not in any observable, documentable, applicable, varifiable, or meaningfull way. "If we dont eat the animals they would over populate." Actually most farm animals are forcebred, so if you reduce the demand slauterhouses would breed...
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority
    5 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    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
    9 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    I will never see the sun rise,

    I will never see it set, I will never feel a kind touch, I will never be a pet. I will never feel love, for I will not be loved, As I’m led to my murder, being prodded, poked and shoved. As they cut my tender skin, I wondered who would care, If anybody out there, would...
    AsiaBorden AsiaBorden
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015

    I live at Bali and I eat all the timle in

    retaurants. There are so good at Bali ! Earth Cafe, Paradiso Ubud, Zula vegetarian Paradise and Divine Earth If someone wants to go at Bali, I advice you to go in these restaurants. You will not be disapointed ! Kiss !
    juliebellard01 juliebellard01
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    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
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    I was a vegetarian for 2

    and a half years in high school, and i wasn't very healthy about it because I didn't really understand all the nutrients your body needs. So I started eating meat again. But about 7 months ago I started again :) and now I am getting all the nutrients I need and feel so much...
    haileyx3 haileyx3
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    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, 2015

    I went back to being a vegetarian few months

    ago. I eventually want to go vegan and am slowly cutting out cheese...but it has the addictive propensity of cocaine so it's pretty hard haha.
    ebolarama ebolarama
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    I'm a vegetarian, but I also don't eat dairy

    because my husband and daughter both have dairy allergies. A local shop is opening this weekend and I'm SO excited! It's called The Herbivorous Butcher. It's all vegan meats and cheeses. I won't be able to eat the meat at the start since a lot of it has wheat, which is my...
    frostyflower frostyflower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    any other vegetarians in a mixed relationship?

    I dated a guy once who was very open to vegetarianism and loved everything I cooked. it was great. but my current bf is a total meat head and complains constantly. it's a bummer you know? it feels like he doesn't accept me for me and expects me to change for him. even though he...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    I've been vegetarian

    for 3 months and I'm doing really well 😌👍🏼
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Not trying to attack people,

    but I kinda find it hypocritical how people love some animals so much, but don't think twice about the animal that were murdered for their tastebuds. I know murder is a strong word, but it's true. I think eating meat is one of the most selfish things a human being could do. I...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    I started last week. I was a vegetarian in the

    past once so things til now are being a piece of cake to b honest...
    Camehashi Camehashi
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    I would love to open my own vegan/vegetarian

    restaurant. That's something I would love. Maybe a little one down here where I live on the south of the untied states. Most everyone here eats meat and I think it would be a good change to have something like this. I can have my own locally grown garden and a positive fun vibe...
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    I live in a world where people eat bacon,

    eggs, and sugar for breakfast, greasy burgers and fried chicken for lunch, and cholesterol and fat laden steaks for dinner then look at me with my steamed veggies and rice and think, "that's an unhealthy way to live." -.-
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Dec 9, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    17 Responses Aug 24, 2014
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