I am so excited to have found this board (although it won't help much with my work productivity..
) ! I have been a lacto-ovo veg for about 12 years, and am currently making the transition to vegan. This has been a lot more difficult that I thought - No problem giving up milk and dairy directly, but the food additives are tricky! The lifestyle change I think will be ongoing for me as I learn more about how animals are used in different non-food products - I guess old (bad) habits die hard. Also resistance from family, friends, etc., they were OK with the vegetarianism, but as one friend put it 'now you've completely gone over the edge..' So, needless to say I am happy to find such a large support network here, and look forward to getting to know you!