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#1 Old 03-23-2005, 11:21 AM
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Let's just call it... hmm..



Vegan in Training?

or...

Vegan Apprentice?





You know, since we're all having these label issues, let's just make a new "official" one for those of us that haven't quite gotten that 100% vegan mark LoL.



Grade B Vegan? (as opposed to grade a...)



Oh heck, I just say 90% Vegan!



What do you guys think? Get creative!
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#2 Old 03-23-2005, 11:24 AM
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OO that is such a good idea!!



I like the vegan-in-training (VIT) haha. hey everyone, i'm a vit! haha maybe not since it rhymes with zit. hahaha.
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Sounds like vitamin...



At the time I said "Going Vegan." I like that, it sounds progressive. Like you're actively moving towards something.
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#4 Old 03-23-2005, 11:40 AM
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I'm actually a level five vegan. I don't eat anything that casts shadows.
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Let's just call it... hmm..



Vegan in Training?

or...

Vegan Apprentice?





You know, since we're all having these label issues, let's just make a new "official" one for those of us that haven't quite gotten that 100% vegan mark LoL.



Grade B Vegan? (as opposed to grade a...)



Oh heck, I just say 90% Vegan!



What do you guys think? Get creative!



I got one! Vegetarian



Really. Please dont start yet another label - too many people already associate "Vegan" with "the person who eats dairy and eggs".
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I've used vegan-in-training, but sometimes I say "near-vegan". Mostly I call myself vegetarian.

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Vegetable-arian

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#8 Old 03-23-2005, 12:47 PM
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How 'bout vegetarian with vegan tendencies?
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#9 Old 03-23-2005, 12:48 PM
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mostly vegan,almost vegan,kinda vegan...



At restaurants I have to say I am vegan because I dont want any dairy or meat ect..but if I say I am vegan I can't eat a muffin with egg in the batter or waffles..so I am screwed.



So I am "pretty much vegan".so there.
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#10 Old 03-23-2005, 01:39 PM
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How 'bout vegetarian with vegan tendencies?



That's what I put in my Introduce Yourself post!

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Yeah, I think that's most accurate for a lot of people - the ones who are veg*n but prefer most vegan foods/products.
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It's like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. I tell people i'm vegan but then i screw up and they're like "i thought you were vegan yadda yadda" but if i say i'm a vegetarian and then i don't happen to eat the pizza because it's covered in cheese, they say "what, you can't eat cheese? there's no meat in cheese!" and then we have to have a huge discussion. maybe i'll just say i'm a veganvegetarian. course, then i'll have to have a lot more discussions but oh well.
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#13 Old 03-23-2005, 02:32 PM
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From those mentioned above, 'going vegan' seems the best.

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#14 Old 03-23-2005, 04:10 PM
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I always used aspiring vegan untill i felt i had gotten it right and i was a fully fledged vegan
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#15 Old 03-23-2005, 07:18 PM
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^^^ yeah, i'd refer to them as aspiring vegans.
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#16 Old 03-23-2005, 07:34 PM
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I call myself a "lazy vegan" at home - not to people that would be confused by that though...



I'm mostly vegan, but living in a non-veg household, I get "lazy"...if I run out of soymilk, I'll sub. milk sometimes (depends how much)... I don't read labels in the extreme - I use veg cheese with casien in it, the veggie burgers I prefer have dairy in them, I buy bread with milk or honey in it (Actually have no problem with honey) and we have chickens, so use eggs in baking sometimes if they're around...



I don't feel compelled to be "totally" vegan in every aspect - so it seems sort of like 'when it's convenient' to me - this is where I'm at right now, but may work towards being less lazy and more vegan at some point...
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transitional vegaterian ??

TV for short

yellow belt in vegaterianism
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yellow belt in vegetarianism



Oh gosh! That is SOOO funny!





Vegan acolyte?



Understudy for the 'real' vegans?



Vegan wannabe?

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why didnt i think of vegan wannabe ....thats classic

vegan in the rough

if one of your parents were vegan does that make you 1/2 vegan by default lol jk
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How 'bout vegetarian with vegan tendencies?



that one's my favorite
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#21 Old 03-24-2005, 11:52 AM
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LoL I love it.



Lvl 5 Vegan! Sounds like D&D stuff. "My tofutti cream cheese will unleash the fury to your Philadelphia cream cheese!!!!!" Mwahaha!



I also like VIT and yellow belt vegan!
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#22 Old 03-24-2005, 12:36 PM
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Compassionate Individuals.



Maybe if we have more and more labels people will think veg*nism is more widespread than they think it is now.
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#23 Old 03-25-2005, 08:18 AM
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House-vegan -: being vegan at home, not returning cheese at the restaurant.

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#24 Old 03-26-2005, 07:15 AM
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hey, One of my mates, yesterday, called me a "vegian". I was explaining to her that i dont eat any animals and i am currecntly trying to cut all dairy out of my life and she came up for this word. It means a person who is currently vege but wanting to be vegan. Gud on her
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hey, One of my mates, yesterday, called me a "vegian". I was explaining to her that i dont eat any animals and i am currecntly trying to cut all dairy out of my life and she came up for this word. It means a person who is currently vege but wanting to be vegan. Gud on her



"vegian"



I like that one.

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#26 Old 03-26-2005, 02:13 PM
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I like aspiring vegan. At least for me, it makes my intentions the most clear.



Vegan wannabe sounds scornful to me, like a person who's just doing it 'cause it's trendy.



Technically I fall in the strict vegetarian category in terms of what I eat. The problem with that label is, it leaves out the rest of the lifestyle. I don't buy leather, wool, fur etc (though I am "using up" my leather boots and wool coat.) I don't buy or use products on my skin/hair/body that have been tested on animals, or have animal ingredients. But when I am broke, I will buy the cheap dishwasher soap at the dollar store instead of paying 8 bucks for the environmentally friendly kind. When I'm financially secure, I'll be happier buying the good stuff but it's not always possible now.



So I'm stuck in a no-man's land between vegetarian and vegan. Aspiring vegan feels pretty accurate, though some true-blue vegans might not like it.
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#27 Old 03-26-2005, 09:08 PM
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Frugal Vegan, eh? That could be me.



I live in a household that well eats meat. I'm trying gradually without pushing to get them away from buying it. To my surprise though tonight, my mom said, I could live on beans and tofu and stuff. Wow.



Things are definately looking up. Right now, I'm trying to move away from cheese and dairy traces found in products. I guess I'm a Vegan trying at the moment too.
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