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I am Vegan

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    is anyone's partner not a vegan

    and do you feel like they want you to eat meat? my boyfriend is really into going to the gym etc and getting all his protein and he really wants me to eat meat and I'm scared it'll eventually become an argument between us
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Taking a Stand

    I have discovered that there is so much more to being vegan than most people realize. When I first decided to live by my own values instead of those of the misguided masses, it was based on furthering my evolution as a spiritual being. Our species no longer is forced to exploit...
    Janie7777 Janie7777 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    So the most common myth about vegans and/or

    vegetarian food is that its gross and nasty but its one of the biggest stereotypes in the world. Sadly its told by people who are not lying, they think they are telling the truth (in their minds.) Sadly, it just so happens their ignorance is hurting them. What they been eating...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Do You Need Motivation?

    Watch "Earthlings", the section on food.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I went vegan in one day

    and never in my entire life I would thought that being vegan is so easy. My mom is proud of me, but I don't see anything great in this, it's just the path you take.
    qlara qlara 18-21, F Sep 17

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    International Vegan Gourmet Extravaganza Or Just A Little Someth'n I Whipped Together

    Dining shouldn't be just eating it should be an experience. Gourmet, gastronomy, and molecular gastronomy don't have to be fancy. Just delicious. "We eat with our eyes" is a statement I'm sure you're all familiar with, that being said I love to incorporate complimentary colors...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    the only im only a vegetarian

    and not vegan is because no one in my family is vegan/vegetarian and they wont help me suit the diet and i have no control over what goes in my house
    cookingaubrey cookingaubrey 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Made A Pledge

    Hey Everyone! It is so wonderful to be in a group of like-minded people! I had recently met the author of 'Skinny *****,' Rory Freedman. She gave a presentation at my school. I was already becoming vegan, but my friend and I made a pledge to go vegan for 30 days. I am really...
    paws444 paws444 18-21 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Homeless And Vegan

    Since my van broke down, I've lived on the streets. I found a shelter, but I had to attend an interview before I could stay there. I knew beforehand that the shelter residents were expected to save 90% of their income, but one of the two people conducting the interview told me...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I never share I don't eat meant

    unless people ask. I know some people can be very strong about not eating animals. I keep to myself, but am always happy to share how my health has gotten better. I didn't realize red meant was giving me horrible stomach aches, and when I say that I mean excruciating. I am 5'8/5...
    lovpain lovpain 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Hellmann's Mayo is apparently suing Just Mayo

    for not using eggs in their products, they claim they have a right to sue Just Mayo because they claim their Mayo is false. What are we doing as a species guys? Sorry but this is only a fear of health foods and this is why I am precisely vegan. I know for a certain fact that...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 12

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    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Vegan Networking!

    I saw a girl with a "VEGAN" sweatshirt and hung up on the person I was talking to over the phone to introduce myself. We ended up talking for HOURS and there are so many ways and reasons people are Vegan, but we have such similar experiences- She even said to me "I think you...
    theFROZENmango theFROZENmango 22-25 7 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    MEEEEEEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I've been vegan for about 2 months now

    and I am feeling great! I've never been this happy in my life. My body has changed and my attitude on life had changed. It's all so simple. Don't murder or steal from living things :) Just a few questions for my vegan friends.. Is there a sort of chocolate I can eat? Maybe...
    missmekissme missmekissme 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I am on a journey to become vegan.

    .. may I ask, how do you vegans feel physically and emotionally since becoming vegan?
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 14

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    I'm Not Vegan But Even I'm Sick Of...

    Every vegetarian or vegan i know ends up having to explain their reasons for being so to every dim-witted small-minded soul at almost every meal. For #%$@'s sake. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't non-vegans (like me) feel obligated to explain why we eat...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 7 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Ordering Vegan At In A Texas Steakhouse.

    I travel a lot for work. I do industrial construction so there's a lot of exaggerated manliness, and I'm the leader of the guys so I'm always front and center. We're all good friends even apart from work. There's never more than a half dozen of us, but this week there were only...
    UppityProletarian UppityProletarian 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    BrokenLostWings BrokenLostWings 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Or more accurately I eat a vegan diet.

    However, I'm an interloper of sorts. Whenever I go to meetups or cookouts it is like I'm crashing the party on the Animal Rights movement. I went vegan mainly for health reasons (family history of heart disease) and also because of the environment. Sure I hate to see anything...
    foolface foolface 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I Love Life

    What brings me to be vegan is the value of life and freedom. The biggest holocaust ever experienced on earth just flies by everybody's faces while they gladly take part in it. Countless billions of innocent beings getting stocked, enslaved, tortured, fed terrible hormone-high...
    NoodlePan NoodlePan 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    Today I just made a kick Butt Super Easy

    DELICIOUS Meal that I made up on the fly and I'm Super D Duper Proud of myself. Like seriously enough to make this a post/story ;-) - I took pictures to show off my skills I hope they post it seems like sometimes my pictures don't post... Let me know if you can't see my picture...
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Vegan sources of protein.

    Also shrouded in myths. Many people use the excuse not to be vegan because they are afraid it will not have enough protein. I've argued with plenty of people who say "well if your vegan, then where do you get your protein from?" I have actually lost friends due to that same...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I feel guilty. Horribly guilty.

    Because I'm vegan for ethical and environmental reasons, but lately I've been lying and saying I'm vegan purely for environmental reasons. Because now, the onslaught of verbal abuse from my family is way way less. I mean, the normal stuff is still there, but the abuse...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Finally!

    im 46. ive been a vegetarian since i was in my teens, but i still ate cheese and ice cream. i have always wanted to go totally vegan and i finally did last week. now im learning about so many other things that you think are vegetarian and theyre not! i knew about gelatin, but i...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    I'm not vegan but I have been wanting to become

    vegan for a little while now. I have been a vegetarian for almost 8 years and I want to challenge myself to be healthier and to eliminate as much animal suffering as I can! I became a veggie for the animals and now I want to understand the world of veganism.
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I've just started my lifestyle change to become

    a Vegan. I have not gone through the transitionface with being a vegetarian. I jumped right from "normal" to Vegan, which I don't have any struggles with (yet?), but there is so much to think about when going Vegan. Clothes, bedding, food, meds, furnitures and so on. It does...
    xcwebx xcwebx 18-21, F Nov 2

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    Disgusting.

    we don't need to slaughter and consume hormone packed animals crammed into cages with their own feces.  free range and organic meats are still disgusting cloggers. but really, when i read about it i just couldn't do it anymore. it was an easy transition and i never felt a...
    sheeralane sheeralane 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    I Am Not Vegan But You Have to Read This From Natural News.

    Vegan parents charged in death of baby raised on mother's milk; facing 30 years in prison by Mike Adams http://www.naturalnews.com/031883_vegans_criminals.html (NaturalNews) In the latest outrage of the global "vegan police" striking out against those who follow a healthy diet, a...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 14 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    I've been a vegan for almost a year now,

    pescatarian for 2years and I can't imagine eating meat or diary again. I'd like to know if anyone has been strictly vegan for 5+ and what has kept you from not going back to a meat based and diary based diet.
    illiy illiy 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I Don't Miss You At All

    I've been vegan for over 2 years now. It started when I began to get very ill anytime I consumed dairy. I occurred to me at that time that this is really something I can do. I've always loved animals and wish people would no longer do them harm, I don't know why I never realised...
    consciousxp consciousxp 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    and tonight my mum forced me to eat meat.

    We had to go to the doctor because I was losing too much weight because i started running long distance again and hadn't yet added more calories into my diet. my doctor basically told my mum i wasn't getting enough protein or calcium, and if I didn't eat meat to get these...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    People Who Order Pizza And Then Take The Cheese Off Are Retarded.

    Seriously, what is up with these idiots? If you already took the time to give direct financial support to a product with cheese on it, then what does it matter if you eat it or not? The only reason not being vegan is a moral crime is because there is a negative moral property to...
    Madej Madej 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Dessert

    I had vegan soft serve ice cream today....it was divine!  It has been years and years since I have relished in such a treat.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Its almost a year now

    since I have completely turned vegan. In childhood, I used to starve when red meat was prepared at home. Much later my sister introduced chicken which tasted a lot like cottage cheese and I liked it. In between for a few years on and off I turned off that as well. Now I...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    TenguMomiji TenguMomiji 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I made my own vegan chocolate,

    and it tastes so, so good! Nom nom nom.
    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I have been vegan for eight years.

    Before that, since I was ten I was vegetarian. Eating animals, of something made from their flesh just doesn't appeal to me. My body is not a graveyard!
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    so I've been eating vegan

    for about a month now and it's cool.it is harder to find stuff but at the same time your conscious about what's going in youwhich is very good.plus of it aint hard its not fun.lol
    abronymous abronymous 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Yup. I'm vegan. It's safe to say though,

    I really love meat. I love it with a passion. However, sometimes, we all have to peak into the world and find other alternatives. Society expects me to eat meat, so I'll eat veggies instead. I'm not going to even touch on the fact that billions of animals are slaughtered every...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I became a vegan not

    for health reasons or for the environment but for ethical reasons. I love animals, and I do not want to eat my friends.
    Yasmeenaofficial Yasmeenaofficial 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Just Be Honest And Consistent

    It is impossible to discuss the moral aspect of veganism with some people because they do not have a consistent moral position, and do not even realize that they do not have one. If you think it's ok to kill animals for food or clothing, just say so. That is a moral position. "I...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Hey all vegans!! :) Im on my way becoming one.

    I would love to get to know more vegans, as I feel pretty isolated, since it's not very popular in my country.
    ChattyGirl555 ChattyGirl555 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    Hi Everyone! Just thought

    that I would share my 100% vegan skincare and cosmetics with everyone! I am a representative for Arbonne International and we are a 35 year old company derived in Switzerland. We are botanically based, vegan, dermatologist tested, opthamologist tested, pH correct...
    rmccluskey rmccluskey 26-30, F Oct 22

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    No, I don't drink any alcohol

    or eat any meat or cheese. No eggs. No milk. No butter. No marshmallows. No, fish are not vegetables. Neither are chickens, frogs or crickets. No, it isn't a weird diet, it is a lifestyle. Society stares at me with such a strange expression. I find this annoying.
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    It's Not Sentimental To Respect Life

    It is moral - I don't eat animals because I respect their lives and feel I have no right to take their lives, or steal their eggs or their milk . . It is ethical - What's more is I don't need to take their lives or exploit their bodies to have an existence so why would I? It is...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Becoming vegan has been one of the best

    decisions of my life. I have a better relationship with food. I've recovered from my eating disorder. I feel more comfortable with my body. My confidence is higher. I'm no longer anemic. I can eat as much as I want without having to worry about calories. I'm not so tired and...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I went vegan in October

    and it really has made me a healthier person! It is not as hard as people usually think it is! If anyone wants any tips that have helped me in the past, feel free to message me!
    shakenintonothing shakenintonothing 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    Related Experiences

    I'm vegan and I'm surrounded by meat eaters. It's annoying and hard out here, as I go to a school with limited vegan options in a small town. Anyone want to rant with me about...
    Emilyyyyy Emilyyyyy 18-21 1 Response Dec 7

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