I asked about posting the link to my new forum, and they said I could once, if its in the right place. Only, I'm not sure which place is right for it, but this seems like the best!
I now consider myself a semi-vegetarian (I prefer flexitarian as the term since people are so virulantly hatred towards people who are vegetarian most of the time but eat meat maybe once a week or once a month, calling them hypocrites and such.)
I made this forum for flexitarians/pescatarians/pollotarians because I feel that we are rather left out of this forum, and even criticized and derided. We need a place of our own.
Why not just a regular food forum? Why not just call ourselves omnivores and be done with? Well there's a difference between a flexitarian and an omnivore.
We have hearts for the lifestyle that goes with being a flexitarian. We think about the food we are eating, where it comes from, we feel guilty if we eat battery cage eggs instead of free range organic or whathaveyou. We want to be healthy and live good lives. And we still mostly eat vegetarian! But we don't restrict ourselves to the point where we almost religiously and fervently kick ourselves for having one bag of marshmellows at a campout or going for takeout when a friend is treating us! I know my step-family won't LET me eat vegetarian when I visit, I have to eat what they cook or not at all (and they don't let me cook in their kitchen!)
Another reason I made this forum is because I don't feel right posting in a vegetarian forum when I don't really fit the specific 'type' of vegetarian that is considered 'vegetarian' here. Semi or flexi isn't considered veggie and thats rather a shame to me, but better to create a place where I can feel comfortable than try to force others to change their attitudes. I still may post here from time to time, but only if people are really willing to put up with this sometimes-a-meat-eater.
So here is a forum for us, I'm still figuring out how each forum section is going to be. Its new so it has no members yet.
Anyhoo here it is. http://thefringe.freeforums.org/
Hope this post doesn't seem to step on anybodys toast, not trying to sound flamey, but coming back to this forum and seeing threads that criticise pescatarians and such so recently posted too and all the 'if you eat a little bit of animal you aren't veggie' threads, its sort of made me a bit bitter and cynical.