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#1 Old 01-12-2005, 03:41 PM
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Some people have different definitions or circumstances of when you're actually a Vegetarian. Some people simply view it as a diet and you're vegetarian as long as you're not eating meat. But i've heard "you're vegetarian when you've decided to do it for life."

I stopped eating meat about 6 months ago. And after my experience last night, i think i can officially say my whole body is vegetarian.

I went to Harvey's yesterday, a Canadian burger chain, and ordered a veggie burger. It's been a while since i've had one. They're awesome and honestly, they're pretty much bang on compared to their real burgers. So bang on, i didn't even know that i was served a real one by mistake. When i took my first bite, i was a little worried. Something wasn't right. I hadn't touched a real burger in so long cause even when i ate meat, i still ate veggie burgers. I inspected the burger, and since their real meat patties are so processed, it didn't look like real meat when i broke it up. It really did look a lot like the soy protein burgers i'm used to. So i finished it up. I really should've went with my instinct though.

The evidence came about 5 or 6 hours later at home. I felt disgusting. I had a fever and i wanted to puke. It took a few dry heave sessions before I got a nice flowing puke-a-thon going. The type where you throw up like 4 times in a row and you're gasping for air. It was disgusting.

But i'm glad my body has gotten to the point of knowing to reject this crap when i don't know better myself. And because of that, i think i can officially call myself a vegetarian.
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#2 Old 01-12-2005, 03:57 PM
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Ugh not nice. I accidently ate a small amount of meat, cunningly hid under a tomatoe. I also started over heating and the dry heaving as well. I feel for you!

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I'm going to come clean and say that a few months after I became "officially vegetarian" I backslid and had a tuna sandwich, which made me sick to my stomach. My sister said it must have been bad mayonnaise, but I hadn't eaten tuna or any other kind of fish in a long time, so it might have been a reaction to the tuna. Or both, who knows?

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#4 Old 01-12-2005, 05:49 PM
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i once accidently ate veggies w butter....the toilet was my new best friend
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Wow. Well that really sucks about the fest...

But congratulations on this next step!

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#6 Old 01-12-2005, 07:55 PM
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how unfortunate that you had such an awful experience.

but at least it had a happy resolution. congratulations!
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#7 Old 01-12-2005, 08:26 PM
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Oh dear, I'm so sorry. For future reference the veggie burgers there are supposedly shaped differently, with frilly-type edges as opposed to round ones.

Anyways, your vegetarian ID and broccoli print raincap will be arriving in the mail shortly.
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Hehe. That's interesting. "Why are you vegetarian?" "My body just won't eat meat."
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Wow! Sorry that happened but, good no maet for you.

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#10 Old 01-13-2005, 01:13 PM
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This same thing happened to a friend of mine who just quit meat about 4 months ago. She ate tuna last weekend and a couple hours later, up it came. She thought she had food poisoning, but who knows, perhaps the meat is getting so bad now, that if you quit and get it out of your system, you can't go back.

I know what you meat about mock burgers, though, some are so convincing that it's hard to tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by Coney View Post

I know what you meat about mock burgers, though, some are so convincing that it's hard to tell the difference.

Yeah you're right. Some stuff is just so close to the real thing, its scary
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#12 Old 01-14-2005, 12:11 PM
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ooo, I'm sorry, I know it sucks. I had a bit of gravey at Thanksgiving and I was sick too. I convinced my parents to make me onion gravey at Christmas because I got sick, so it all works out. Yay veggies!
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#13 Old 01-14-2005, 02:38 PM
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so is it once you turn veggie there is no going back?

Just wondering. BUt i also feel for you. I gave up dairy because it really sets my IBS off, and i accidently bought a drink today that contained real milk in it and i felt so bad.

I guess my body has finally accepted no more dairy, and thats good.
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Originally Posted by CharityAJO View Post

Hehe. That's interesting. "Why are you vegetarian?" "My body just won't eat meat."

I am so using that one on the next person that asks me why I'm vegetarian.

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Welcome to the club newstars.......your vegetarian membership card has been mailed out to you. Please learn the secrect handshake.

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Please do not let the word "vegan" in it scare you.

The information applies just as much to vegetarians as

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#16 Old 01-19-2005, 06:41 PM
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Thanks everyone especially CharityAJO for that awesome line!

Glad to be a part of the club!
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