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I Am a Vegetarian

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    I'm not actually a vegetarian but am thinking of doing it. I don't really like meat and try and avoid it if I can. it's not because I'm against killing animals I just think it...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    Black licorice for low blood pressure. Licorice capsules work, but it takes a whole lot of them to make a difference. And one has to use the Nature's Way brand or equivalent...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I still eat fish which means I am not a true vegetarian and definitely not vegan but try to reduce the harm I cause to other species in this world.
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    Almost Vegan. Mainly for ethical reasons. It's so sad how we treat animals like objects. When you look at the way we use animals objectively it's just not right for many reasons...
    doby007 doby007 31-35 Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    anathema09 anathema09 22-25, M 11 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Veggie Girl - I love being a vegetarian and have been for only 4 years, but my transition was fairly easy and convenient...let me explain: It began at a relatives home...my parents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Did You Know Fish Can Feel Pain? - Hey there, this story is in no way meant to belittle or discredit those who do not wish to eat meat yet eat fish. Just sayin'.I'm not sure if...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    Turning Point - I was raised with the mantra that if I 'didn't eat meat I would waste away'. Okay, I'm underweight and it's understandable that my parents were concerned about...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    New Vegetarian - I am a new vegetarian (2 months).  I started by cutting out beef when I read a book called Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman.  Then, I really started thinking...
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    A Convert... I used to be the kind of girl that would eat chicken, sometimes a steak and always eat turkey, as is the tradition in England, at Christmas.... Getting with my other...
    KarenDurose KarenDurose 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 26, 2008

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    I am not a vegetarian because I hate "the fact animals suffer". I enjoy being a vegetarian because it's a challenge for me to find alternatives to "typical food". I feel better...
    Mtlawren Mtlawren 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I started a few days ago for the hell of it and enjoy it. A bunch is Easyer
    XDeathTheKidx XDeathTheKidx 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I Did It For Love - I went veggie when I was 17. I was never that crazy about meat to begin with. It was always the last thing I'd eat on my plate. In high school I developed a...
    showergal showergal 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    I am for the vast part a vegetarian, I have lost lots of weight by eating a primarily plant based whole foods diet, I've gone from a size 18 to a size 10 or less in just a few...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F Feb 4

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    I have been a vegetarian for 18 years, and know for a fact i will never eat meat again for as long as i live. I live my life to cause the least amount of pain and suffering to...
    Lou2011 Lou2011 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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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...
    PETAme PETAme 31-35 22 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Bacon Sandwiches - I can't even remember what meat feels like but I was recently intrigued by a scientific breakthrough whereby they're growing meat in petri dishes and test tubes...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    Vegetarian - It is hard to imagine myself before I became a vegetarian. The thought of eating a ground up cow today is so disgusting and absurd, I wonder how I ever could have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Chicken - Next to my work, there is this little cafeteria that's run by a very sweet lady in her sixties. Everything is homemade by her, and she's a talented cooker. Well, she's so...
    anonimacy anonimacy 36-40, F 11 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I have been a vegetarian since I was 10 and the reason I started was because I think it's cruel to kill and eat innocent animals who don't deserve it. People always tell me they...
    Hisokara Hisokara 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I've been a vegetarian since I was eleven years old. My only regret is that my parents didn't raise me on a vegetarian diet. Contrary to popular belief, I don't just eat fish and...
    GoldStreak GoldStreak 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I feel like non-vegetarians are worse with the whole "shoving views down your throat" thing than vegetarians. I constantly have people being condescending and rude about me being...
    philobee philobee 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    not because of religious faith but I think non vegetarian causes violence
    aspirant00 aspirant00 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Is it bad if I would like my future boyfriend or girlfriend to be a vegetarian?:D I just hate to kiss someone when they taste like meat. I mean I don't require that but I think it...
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Spaghetti sauce for chest pain. My boyfriend discovered this. He was getting chest pain and we looked up vitamins and minerals and found that magnesium and potassium were really...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Vegetarian since 1998. That is one thing in me life that will never change.. Unless I go vegan : )
    SandyEyeCandy SandyEyeCandy 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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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...
    divekyra divekyra 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 2, 2006

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    I am a vegetarian since my birth. I got this from my family in which no one eats meat. Why kill some creature just for the satisfaction of your taste buds? I find that inhuman. Don...
    tallboy10 tallboy10 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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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...
    Dorkella Dorkella 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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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...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Why would you be a vegetarian, one might ask? There's loads of reasons why... I personally want to minimise the number of deaths I'm responsible for Do you know how many gallons...
    kaatiee kaatiee 13-15, F Dec 31, 2013

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    It all started with me giving up meat for lent (im not catholic but my mother is) it was suppose to be a quick thing, but i enjoyed eating fruits more and exploring how good non...
    JustDyani JustDyani 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Is it bad if I would like my future boyfriend or girlfriend to be a vegetarian?:D I just hate to kiss someone when they taste like meat. I mean I don't require that but I think it...
    alpacca alpacca 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I've always been aware that many nonhuman animals can feel pain, fear, sadness, anxiety, excitement, happiness, and a range of feelings that are so common to humans. I've always...
    EvryWer2Go EvryWer2Go 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I always get asked "What do you eat" and since I have been vegetarian my whole life I never know what to say. I usually just say "anything without meat in it" but people don't seem...
    CutiCat CutiCat 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm a 3rd generation vegetarian. Vegan for a while. I didn't really know it was a life choice, I simply grew up not eating meat, made sense, still does. My daughter was a 4th...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    A Few Reasons Why I Decided To Become A Vegetarian. - I just recently started becoming vegetarian, I am still kind of hanging in that balance but I still find that if I think...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 15 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Can stand eating mean I look at it and just think dead body parts disgusting
    be4everyome be4everyome 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Love Those Veggies - I love vegetables, fruits, nuts and beans.I have nothing against those that eat meat, that's fine and dandy.I adopted a vegetarian diet because it helped me to...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    I've been a vegetarian for almost two years (i wish I was raised into a vegetarian lifestyle). And I've always felt like animals are treated like objects and it's disgusting. I...
    Kannerrr Kannerrr 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I started a few days ago for the hell of it and enjoy it. A bunch is Easyer
    XDeathTheKidx XDeathTheKidx 13-15, M Feb 11

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    My mom was a vegetarian for more than 20yrs b4 I was born and I was a meat eater for a few years until i learned where it came from and became a vegetarian. Ever since then I have...
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    Going on 3 years now. Should have made the decision to change sooner.
    Royced45 Royced45 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Why I Don't Eat Meat... - I am vegetarian, simply because I don't like the taste of meat.  I would only eat meat if I were starving.  Even human meat... ahahaha! UPDATE 2013...
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    I Was Raised a Vegetarian After I Was 8 Years Old - My parents decided to become vegans when I was 8 years old.  What a change that was.  We became lacto ovo vegans which...
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    Semi vegetarian, fish is awesome when seasoned well, wildly humanly caught in sea that isn't contaminated my human foolishness. Hard to find I know. <3
    truthbetold22 truthbetold22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    What's your favorite vegetarian recipe? I've been veggie for about 5 years and want some new ideas for dinners :) thanks!
    Collette85 Collette85 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been a vegetarian since I was one. My parents made the decision for me and have told me numerous amounts of times that if I ever want to eat meat I can but I have to cook for...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I like saying,to you it is just a meal but to them it is existence
    Emma307 Emma307 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Very Proud Vegetarian. - Well I stopped eating meat two years ago and let me tell you I have never in my 39 years felt healthier. I became a vegetarian when I found the Hare...
    bhaktagerald bhaktagerald 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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