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#1 Old 11-21-2007, 04:25 PM
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I just joined the forums today. I am 38 yrs old, live in Chicago.



I have been pondering a vegetarian lifestyle for more than a year. It is the reason why the meat in my diet was becoming slimmer and my breakfasts were all meat free, and in some weeks, about half of my evening meals were meat free and I played around with vegetarian recipes. Then only recently I began to study it deeply to see if it could be for me and bought some books.



Finally, i just decided to go for it, why bother with chicken... I never liked it anyway and that's the truth. I ate it because my mother fried it. I think she and I were both surprised when that confession came out of my mouth without thinking about it first.



I went to PETA website and saw all those terrible things that I always knew were going on anyway. I don't want to be a part of that horror. I thought... I'd be damned if I'd want someone to treat my Ganymede that way!! (She's my cat, of course, who I adopted from PetSmart in 1999.)



So, as of tonight, I am vegetarian for 4 days, and I don't miss any meat, and I have not been hungry either... While my goal was to only give up animal flesh, I found out about that Rennet enzyme in cheese... from the stomach linings of baby animals?... no, no, no. So, I am dumping that too.



I have been considering this for so long, I don't foresee any huge problems in the change. I can only take one day at a time. So far I haven't met any opposition from any of my family or close meat-eating pals. In fact, most are very supportive.



I am grateful for any support and I am glad I found this forum.
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#2 Old 11-21-2007, 04:28 PM
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Congratulations on the switch to vegetarian!!



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#3 Old 11-21-2007, 04:35 PM
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#4 Old 11-21-2007, 05:53 PM
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Lots of Chicago area vegetarians here! You should check out http://vegan.meetup.com. A bunch of people get together on the first Saturday of each month (you don't have to be vegan).



Anyway, welcome and good luck with your vegetarianism!

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#6 Old 11-21-2007, 06:17 PM
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Welcome!! You will find lots of support here!

"Women & cats will do as they please, & men & dogs should relax & get used to the idea." Robert Heinlein
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#7 Old 11-21-2007, 07:35 PM
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hello, welcome to vb. tigers are very cool
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#8 Old 11-21-2007, 07:59 PM
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Yayy!! Smart Choice!!



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#9 Old 11-22-2007, 07:33 AM
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#10 Old 11-22-2007, 08:06 AM
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I appreciate the welcome! I have been reading the boards and learning a lot.



Happy non-Turkey Day to everyone!
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#11 Old 11-22-2007, 11:52 AM
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Welcome to VB!
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#12 Old 11-22-2007, 12:20 PM
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Hello and welcome TigerLover! Hope you enjoy VB.



Congratulations on your transition to vegetarianism
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#13 Old 11-24-2007, 11:13 AM
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Thanks, everyone!



It's been a bit easier than I had anticipated. I am in my 7th day!
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#14 Old 11-24-2007, 04:32 PM
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Woohoo! Glad to hear it's going well!
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#15 Old 11-28-2007, 06:18 AM
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Welcome, and kudos for going veg!

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