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11-30-2009 08:07 PM
GhostUser I have been Veg for 20 years In Dec and I am not Skinny....I am a Yo-Yo....and People are Suprised I am not a Stick and Yess I actually Eat....LOL....
11-30-2009 07:48 PM
Kiran Being 6' 2" and 215 pounds I hear this one now and then...usually after I stick up for another veggie being picked on by some goon. For some funny reason they usually back off and move on..so much fun!



All I can say is that ever since my wife went veg, she became more beautiful than ever...with glowing skin and eyes!
11-30-2009 03:12 PM
Werewolf Girl I can't really tell if I fit the veggie stereotype or not. I'm not that skinny but I'm weird looking, vegetarians are supposed to look funny aren't they?
11-30-2009 02:04 PM
mihai_alexandru Oh noes, + 90 kg. Hmmm... I think I should start eating less, but with the protein paranoia spread all around by the meatatarian propagandists it's difficult for a newbie vegetarian.



Haha, just joking. I'll weigh sub 90 in the morning.
11-21-2009 08:25 AM
VeganTigress I wouldn't be considered "Skinny" I have curves, always have. when I went Vegan I lost 10 pounds but kept the curves. I have also always been Pale, my whole family is, I actually got a "glow" when I went vegan so it gave me color...LOL!



People have sterotypes of Veg*ns I suppose but the comment made earlier about "being to fat to be vegan" is horrible and completely rude. I was shocked when I read that...



Kindest Regards,



VeganTigress
11-21-2009 08:24 AM
theatregirl I don't look like the stereotypical skinny vegetarian either and I've been vegetarian for many years!!
11-21-2009 08:09 AM
mihai_alexandru Dunno about skiny, but I'm actually gaining weight on the vegetarian diet/ eating very few meat in the past year. I'm 1,90 m and 90 kg now, lol. I'm turning into an elephant. I'd wish most of the weight was be muscle weight, but I don't have very much fat either, just sometimes an inflated belly, lol.
11-20-2009 04:27 PM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by Brandon View Post

I'd say "Oh really, what do vegetarians look like?"







I suppose people think all vegetarians are either are hippies or frail, pale sickly weaklings or something.



thats how I always respond....I have the hippie part but not the other characteristics and I am not thin enough....veggies are supposed to be stick thin I am told and I dont fit that mold....lol
11-20-2009 03:41 PM
Kiz
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Originally Posted by PRC47 View Post

Isn't that good news?



<<<<< If all vegetarians looked like that one to the left it sure would be! :P
11-20-2009 03:29 PM
Mojie I've never had anyone be surprised by my veg*nism. I think I must fit the stereotype and look like how they expect a veg*n to look (even though I was like this as an omni)...skinny, pale, "natural" (I almost never wear makeup), quiet, conscientious. I was always the kid picking worms out of the gutters when it rained so they wouldn't drown.
11-20-2009 09:05 AM
Usva I'm not skinny either, but I feel good in my skin most of the time (which I didn't as an omni). However I wonder if I still somehow have this mysterious vegetarian look...I'm pretty pale and have slender hands and face despite being a little overweight. When I still ate meat I was mistaken as a vegetarian a couple of times. I was actually happy about that xD.



Anyway I don't mind too much about what omnis think, but it annoys me if other veg*ns assume we should look a certain way to be "good" and presentable veg*ns. I'm not really thinking about the discussion here, but things like the recent Peta's "Save the whales" ad etc. I could be overly sensitive about that ad and understand it in a wrong way because of my own eating/self-image issues, but that's how I felt. I don't like stereotypes.



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Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

I get perplexed looks when I say I'm vegan.



One person actually came out and SAID "But you're too fat to be vegan" and I'm pretty sure that's what everyone else is thinking...



I'd have said something I'd have regretted later. What kind of person says stuff like that?!
11-20-2009 08:04 AM
lavenderboozer Sadly, the veg*n crowd can be junk food couch potatoes like anyone else. I carry a few xtra pounds so some ppl are doubtful when they learn I am a nearly 16yr vegetarian. I'd prolly lose a few if I could be strong enuff to cut fat free milk and cheeses from my diet but oh well...
11-20-2009 07:01 AM
GhostUser I know lots of vegans and we definitely are not all skinny. There is so much delicious meat-free food in the world.
11-20-2009 06:02 AM
PRC47
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Originally Posted by _elle_ View Post

quick one-liner responses:



and my favorite:



That's funny, you look *exactly* like someone who eats meat.



Love this response!
11-20-2009 01:48 AM
holnrew
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Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

I get perplexed looks when I say I'm vegan.



One person actually came out and SAID "But you're too fat to be vegan" and I'm pretty sure that's what everyone else is thinking...



Woah, that's harsh.



I bet your cholesterol levels are lower than the average omni's
11-19-2009 09:13 PM
_elle_ quick one-liner responses:



Wow, I thought I looked pretty healthy!



Of course I look like a vegetarian... I AM one.



Do you need some help finding an optician?



and my favorite:



That's funny, you look *exactly* like someone who eats meat.
11-19-2009 08:16 PM
economy32 we've become the largest and most active vegetarian forum online! We hope you will enjoy being a part of the community we've created.



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11-19-2009 08:15 PM
Cornflower My husband gets this all the time, because he is overweight. It's true that most vegetarians are leaner than meat-eaters, but doesn't apply to ALL vegetarians across the board. My husband has weighed basically the same amount ever since we got married (before we went veg). I think people don't realize that vegetarian food can be delicious, rich, and decadent just like any other cuisine!
11-19-2009 08:15 PM
Jinga I don't think anyone was ever surprised when I said I was vegetarian ... pale, slender, not overworked or overdressed, quiet and kind ... pretty much one of the veggie stereotypes.
11-19-2009 08:11 PM
Tofu-N-Sprouts I get perplexed looks when I say I'm vegan.



One person actually came out and SAID "But you're too fat to be vegan" and I'm pretty sure that's what everyone else is thinking...
11-19-2009 07:49 PM
danakscully64
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Originally Posted by holnrew View Post

Bacne is a family issue, but it's not severe. I get it on my chest and shoulders too, although my neck is the worst. I don't know if it's actually spottier or I'm just more self conscious about it because it's visible.



I've never thought any of it was bad enough to warrant medical attention though.



I wouldn't worry about it, it's not a big deal I hope my replies didn't make you feel self conscious or anything, I wasn't trying to go down that road at all. My Dad had really bad bacne, I'm surprised none of my siblings or myself got it. I think of it as an opportunity to take more relaxing baths with nice scrubs and bath bombs



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Originally Posted by icepick View Post

I guess I don't look like a vegetarian. I am 6' 1" 200lbs. To be honest, most of the veg*n's I know are either stick figures or fat. I don't know any veg*n's in person who lift weights. The only veg*n's I now who lift weights are online.



My guy is just a hair under 6'1 and he's about 159, lean with muscles. He works out so much, makes me feel like a lazy bum He has to stay in shape for his career in the military.
11-19-2009 07:47 PM
icepick I meant to say scrawny not stick figures. Semantics.



Off topic: Boxers are bad ash cans. :-)
11-19-2009 07:17 PM
childoftheoor
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Originally Posted by icepick View Post

I guess I don't look like a vegetarian. I am 6' 1" 200lbs. To be honest, most of the veg*n's I know are either stick figures or fat. I don't know any veg*n's in person who lift weights. The only veg*n's I now who lift weights are online.





Oh, I lift weights! Mostly just to make me stronger for boxing, but that doesn't really matter...cause I'm online...



Oh well! :P
11-19-2009 07:13 PM
childoftheoor I've never been told I looked like a vegan, but people used to think I was veg before I became one! Oh well, here I am now.



Either way, my skin has definitely been clearer, my asthma is better, I rarely if ever get sick. My family always makes comments on how great my skin looks, that my diet is working for me! Yay!



See, you guys, THIS is what vegetarians look like:















I love cartoons, can anyone tell?
11-19-2009 06:10 PM
icepick I guess I don't look like a vegetarian. I am 6' 1" 200lbs. To be honest, most of the veg*n's I know are either stick figures or fat. I don't know any veg*n's in person who lift weights. The only veg*n's I now who lift weights are online.
11-19-2009 02:22 PM
holnrew
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Originally Posted by danakscully64 View Post

I'm about the same age, I still have a little bit of acne issues too, mostly around my period. If it's really bothering you, you may want to see a dermatologist. It may be as simple as a food intolerance or skin allergy (perfume, detergent, hair spray, shampoo, etc). Luckily neither are serious, so it's not even something you really have to worry about in terms of your health Does anyone in your family have the same going on?



Bacne is a family issue, but it's not severe. I get it on my chest and shoulders too, although my neck is the worst. I don't know if it's actually spottier or I'm just more self conscious about it because it's visible.



I've never thought any of it was bad enough to warrant medical attention though.
11-19-2009 02:14 PM
danakscully64
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Originally Posted by Brandon View Post

Ya home wrecker, you.








Yeah, it happens.
11-19-2009 02:10 PM
Brandon
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Originally Posted by danakscully64 View Post

He's married.



Ya home wrecker, you.





11-19-2009 02:04 PM
danakscully64
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Originally Posted by Brandon View Post

Maybe he'd buy you an alco-pop too.



He's married.
11-19-2009 02:04 PM
danakscully64
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Originally Posted by holnrew View Post

24.



I'm about the same age, I still have a little bit of acne issues too, mostly around my period. If it's really bothering you, you may want to see a dermatologist. It may be as simple as a food intolerance or skin allergy (perfume, detergent, hair spray, shampoo, etc). Luckily neither are serious, so it's not even something you really have to worry about in terms of your health Does anyone in your family have the same going on?
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