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I am Vegan

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    Did my first sea world protest with my fellow

    San Diego animal activists on Sunday!:)
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Today marks the first year I've been vegan.

    It's been an enlightening and desconstructive journey. I'm looking forward to the many years to come.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I've been vegan for 3,

    soon 4 months now and yesterday was the first time it really hit me how horrible the dairy- industry is. I cried for hours. Im a woman who wants to have children one day and I can't imagine how it would feel if if somebody stole my baby from me.
    whaaatt whaaatt 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    Vegan Chicken and Vegan Beef taste sooooooooo

    good!!! And the best part is that no animals were harmed in the making ;D
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I've been vegan intermittently,

    but every time I think I'm going to stop, for health reasons usually, I go back. I can eat eggs from pastured hens ok, but I tell myself I'm going to bring home a humanely raised chicken or something for dinner, and it never happens. I can't carnivore. I'm just happier as a...
    lotusdrum lotusdrum 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Anyone a vegan and have tips

    for me to stop eating things like ice cream and chocolate? Anyone go/going through the same thing? Like meat was super easy to drop But the things where dairy is hidden under all that sugar and other stuff is hard to let go I want to adjust to a raw vegan diet, that's my...
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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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 7 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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 have failed to find a wife of my interest in

    the past 5 years. Family and kids has been my dream which I no longer see coming true. I wanted a reason to live which should been a family I work for and support. I no longer need the sweetness of food. I just want to eat to remain alive. The lowest option available is to be...
    SilverDrachen SilverDrachen 26-30, M Jan 7

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    I made my own vegan chocolate,

    and it tastes so, so good! Nom nom nom.
    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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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 Dec 18, 2014

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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...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I've been vegan for about 8 months now

    and I could not dream of going back ^-^
    Lilink75 Lilink75 18-21, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses May 30, 2010

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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...
    GoCycling GoCycling 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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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 have been a vegan since last summer

    but I find it so hard because none of my family are even vegetarians. They are really judgemental of what I eat and I know it's probably just because they care but I wish they would stop. I have tried to meet them half way but I can't because the thought of consuming any animal...
    caitycheeno caitycheeno 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 having g a hard time going vegan

    for three reasons: 1. I can't seem to stop eating eggs they're just so darn delicious but I feel bad after I eat them 2. It's hard to balance out all the supplements and vitamins my body needs without meat. 3. Where I live the soil is terrible year round so I can't grow...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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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...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I have been vegan for over 9 months.

    It started out at me simply being annoyed at planning meals around meat. It turned into me looking more into veganism. I discovered the health, environmental and ethical benefits of such a way of eating. Not only these things, but it also lets me channel extremism and...
    BracedGoddess BracedGoddess 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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, 2014

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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 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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    I have been vegan for 20yrs

    now befor that i was vegetarian for 15yrs. In some ways I am happier now than iwas but i have to say being vegan is not easy. I know very few other vegans and most people i know have very little interest in being vegan. I think the social isolation is the worse aspect of being...
    goodeone goodeone 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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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 Dec 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I don't kill to eat. I don't ask others to kill

    so I can eat. I don't feed off other beings from what is described as the animal kingdom. I pick from plants, fresh leaves, beans. I drink lots of water, and I enjoy a glass of wine. I am stronger in myself for my lifestyle.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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, 2014

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    So you like eating flesh,

    yes? Do you enjoy it more then the animal that lost it?
    alextbdl alextbdl 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 13