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I am Vegan

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    BrokenLostWings BrokenLostWings 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Im 15 and I'm vegan and I decided 2 months ago

    to be vegan. My family still doesn't quiet understand why I eat what I eat. When ever I try to explain they tell me that chicken, is healthy, and so is yogurt, eggs, milk, and cheese. I like to eat apples in the morning or some other type of fruit. I tell them that I eat 4...
    123me321 123me321 13-15, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I've been vegan since March.

    It still gives me thrills knowing that nobody suffered for my lunch. Never would thought that it's so easy. And my life in general actually didn't change. My mom is somehow proud of me, but I do not think that it is some sort of accomplishment. Just something I set my mind for...
    larav larav 18-21, F Jun 24

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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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    Stopped eating meat when i was 11

    and became vegan a few months ago because i don't want anyone to suffer and try to raise the expected emotional value (emotional balance sheet) of all creatures.
    Saedington Saedington 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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

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

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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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    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 was raised eating meat

    and have recently became a vegan. My family criticizes me for doing so, but I don't care. If they really loved animals, they'd go vegan. Oh well. You should really watch this video (if you haven't already): www.youtube.com/watch?v=32IDVdgmzKA
    waffles0113 waffles0113 13-15 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    Okay so since I went back to being vegan on

    Monday, I have had so much diarrhea! On the first day(Monday) I must have pooed up till 6 times! Then it was less on Tuesday and Wednesday(on Wednesday I didn't manage to do a full day of raw food and ended up having some junk food since there was no healthy food at home). Then...
    fatgirl123fat fatgirl123fat 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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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 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses a week ago

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    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 9

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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'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 was born a vegetarian,

    now I am vegan. I find it particularly irritating when people ask things like "If you were in a desert and you had to choose between death and eating a desert animal, would you rather die ?" Okay so the likelihood of that event is impossible.. And no I wouldn't like to die.
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    How did you become vegan

    and why? I wanted to live close to the Earth and follow my biggest passions of animals and nature :)
    BattleAxe32 BattleAxe32 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Hello! Just added a few vegan experiences

    so to meet some new people I will post this on them all :) I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan since January this year (2014) I do it for the animals but so far I have lost 20 pounds. Just a nice bonus. I find it hard having any non vegan friends so Facebook found me a...
    NjVgVrgo NjVgVrgo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    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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    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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    Today is my first day of being a vegan!

    Even tho I'm a Muslim and we only eat animal products that are killed in humane ways my heart just can't take to eat another living soul it's disgusting looking at my beloved pets the animals I have in our farm it just kills me there must be another way they deserve to live as...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I eat SO much meat, and I love it.

    So when my College lecturer challenged me to be vegan I thought 'hey, why not'. After weighing the options and seeing no major drawbacks, I figured I'd give it a go. So one day after College I went to my local supermarket and bought all this vegan stuff; fruit, vegetables, and...
    Liamm194 Liamm194 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 29

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    I don't kill to eat. Flesh is not the same

    as vegetation. I don't take the milk of calves. I am happy eating nuts and fruits!
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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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    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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    Have been for over a year.

    I eat whole foods and try to avoid anything articifical.....how i feel and think are leaps beyond what i could ever imagine.
    earlycrisis earlycrisis 31-35, M 3 Responses a week 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'm going mostly raw Vegan in 2 days,

    on May 1st. I've been vegetarian for 6 months now and I'll never go back to eating flesh again. Can anyone give me any tips for making the transition? Any sneaky ingredients I should look for on packages? If someone feels like posting what they ate today as an example for me...
    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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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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    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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    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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    TenguMomiji TenguMomiji 16-17, F Sep 9

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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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    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'm mostly vegan. Sometimes I eat goat cheese

    but that's all the diary I ever eat. Eating this way makes me feel so much better about myself and so much more energized. I never want to go back to eating meat.
    irisjuuu irisjuuu 18-21, F Jul 23

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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 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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    Do You Need Motivation?

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

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    Vegan All The Way.

    I'm vegan. It truly is a path. I wouldn't have it any other way. It started at a young age I became vegetarian which was of course back and forth and almost impossible being raised by a mainstream American family. But the more I became aware of the benefits.... Spiritual...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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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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    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 17 hrs ago

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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 4 Responses Sep 9

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    Related Experiences

    Its trendy to not eat meat, and we all know a militant vegan that tries to shame us for the senseless eating of cute critters. Here's the thing, I'm right and they're wrong and...
    BigbadGus BigbadGus 36-40, M Aug 29

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    I recently started doing a little more research as far as animal rights and animal welfare. It was just heartbreaking to see how people can harm animals as if they are nothing...
    princessjasmne princessjasmne 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Ok. I need to get this one out as a declaration of my new fitness goal. It might be a taboo idea, but my new goal has been inspired by the fact that I am reuniting with a friend of...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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