I'm new to these forums, and wanted to say 'hi'.
I will admit up front that I am not a vegetarian... yet. I've made several attempts, but they have all failed horribly.
Even though I did my research thoroughly up front, I never had the support or community aspect to really push through with my decisions. So, I'm really exited to be a part of these forums.
I would like to go vegetarian for several reasons... the first being that I am a practicing Buddhist and love animals too much. The second reason is more selfish... when I eat meats and processed foods, I literally feel like I am poisoning my body. It wasn't until I experienced the joy of vegetarian meals that I actually felt GOOD after eating. I had more energy, felt clean and refreshed... and I want to experience that again.
So, thanks ahead of time for dealing with my veggie ignorance!