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#1 Old 12-21-2008, 11:35 AM
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How long did you wait to tell your parents that you were vegan?



I'm old enough to take care of myself and worry about my own nutrition needs, but I still want to tell them eventually. I know that when I do they will be upset. My parents will tell me that it will be a hassel on them and that I will not get all of my nutrients. I am hoping to tell them in about 2 more weeks, so that they can see that it is not a hassel and that I am fine. (I did my research) They will support me, but it will take them a while.



Again, how long did you wait to tell them, and what were their reactions? How about friends? Did you tell them right away, too?
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#2 Old 12-21-2008, 12:02 PM
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I'm a vegetarian, but I told everyone immediately. Everyone I know was pretty supportive, or apathetic. But no one tried to change my mind or made fun of me or tried to argue with me.
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#3 Old 12-21-2008, 12:10 PM
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Yeah my parents are fine with me being vegetarian, but vegan will be a strech. When I told everyone 2 years ago that I was turning vegetarian, they were all unsure about it. Some of my friends even told me that it was stupid and that I would fail. It was just an intense time because I am the only person that they know that has turned vegetarian, so there was ignorance. I just hate it when people ridicule me and tell me that it's stupid. That is why I want to wait, so that they can see how healthy I am as a vegan, and they didn't even know it! I just don't want to go through all of it again, some of the reactions that I got from people when I told them I was vegetarian led me to tears. People can be just so mean and unsupportive.
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#4 Old 12-21-2008, 09:36 PM
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i was in the car one day and said to my mom "i want to be a vegetarian" and she said "i knew you would one day" and we wwaited to see how long it took for my dad and brother too realize it (2 months) and they're totally against it, but, thats just them...my mom is very supportive
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I sent my mom a four page email telling her about what I want and believe in.

And I had done a bunch of research, so i was prepared when she started asking questions.

Anyways, I had been thinking about it for about four months.

She's really supportive, and she was a veggie with me for 2 or 3 months, but she quit.
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#6 Old 12-23-2008, 01:33 AM
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when i went vegetarian i waited like 4 months to tell them, because i had tried a few times before and failed and i just wanted to make sure it was gonna stick.

i didn't actually tell them when i went vegan. they just kind of noticed. They knew i was thinking about it though. then one day i just didnt eat any animal products and like a week later they started asking me if i could eat certain things.
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#7 Old 12-24-2008, 08:21 PM
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I told them as soon as we ate together. They were fine with it, all it meant was a carton of soymilk in the fridge and me cooking more.



My closest friends knew very soon after I went vegan. One kid (a former vegan) told me I wouldn't last 3 months. It's been over 2 years.
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#8 Old 12-24-2008, 08:24 PM
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The first day.
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#9 Old 12-25-2008, 08:46 AM
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Wow. I have been vegan for 2 weeks now and no one has noticed. I am just waiting for someone to comment on it, and then i will be like, "Oh yeah I decided to become vegan _____ long ago." The longer it takes for people to realize, the better chance I have for everyone to believe that I will stick to it, so I am fine with my little secret right now.
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#10 Old 12-25-2008, 12:13 PM
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Wont they wonder why you hid it for so long?
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#11 Old 12-25-2008, 06:54 PM
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i don't necessarily think its considered hiding.



i just wanted to see how observant my parents are..



they aren't very observant.
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#12 Old 12-25-2008, 07:39 PM
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Hahah either are mine.
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#13 Old 01-02-2009, 03:30 AM
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im a vegetarian, but i (like dormouse) told everyone straight away. its not like they wouldnt notice me not eating the meat they cooked XD
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#14 Old 01-02-2009, 05:20 AM
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When I was omni my mum cooked most of our meals, so if I hadn't told her she would have known within a day anyway. I did wait a while to tell her I was going vegan because I suspected she wouldn't be too happy about it, and I was right. I wish I'd told her earlier though because she had bought some things that we had to throw away.
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