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#1 Old 08-16-2015, 08:08 AM
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Hi I'm Michelle, I'm 52. I've recently become a vegan.I have been a vegetarian off and on most of my life. I've joined to get support because there really aren't any older vegans that I know. Maybe though they are just in the vegan closet. It is easier I find to hide that part of myself than almost anything else. I have several health challenges that have gotten better since I have become a vegan. You would think that would be enough to convince some people that I am doing the right thing. If one more person tries to convince me that I need to change my diet I am going to scream . I have recently shut my mom down about it. I talked to my doctors and got their approval before telling her because I knew it would become an issue with her.You would think I was teenager and still living at home, instead of a grow woman with grow adult children. Anyway, nice to meet you all.
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#2 Old 08-16-2015, 08:58 AM
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Welcome Michelle. It sounds like you went from good to great. In my opinion there are no negatives to being vegetarian or vegan. I would not worry about what others say or think.
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#3 Old 08-16-2015, 10:43 AM
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Welcome, Michelle!

You've come to the right place. I am a new vegan myself, and I've found VeggieBoards to be a wonderful resource. Good luck to you as you continue on a plant-based lifestyle.
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#4 Old 08-16-2015, 11:15 AM
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welcome! i've recently become vegan as well!
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#5 Old 08-16-2015, 11:56 AM
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Hi Michelle! I'm also 52! Went meatless in 2008, and have been mostly vegan since 2010. Yeah, I said mostly...I haven't been strict about some of the fringe ingredients lately...

There certainly are a wide variety of ages on this forum.
Welcome to a whole new world. Where it's not about what you won't eat as much as what you can!
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hello! i turned 52 a few days ago.
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Hi Michelle and welcome to VB! There are a number of "older" vegans on the boards here so you are not alone! I am 43, turned vegan at 38 and have never looked back. Nice to have you here!

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#8 Old 08-16-2015, 12:44 PM
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hello! i turned 52 a few days ago.
Happy belated birthday!!!

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#9 Old 08-16-2015, 11:25 PM
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Lifelong vegetarian, turned vegan in 2009, now I am nearly 60 years old.
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My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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#10 Old 08-18-2015, 12:16 PM
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Happy belated birthday!!!
wow, thanks, how sweet of you!

i got a nice belated present at work.
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