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|01-15-2004 01:14 AM|
|01-14-2004 11:12 PM|
|Chrysalis||Ovo-lacto, although lately I've been trying to decrease my dairy consumption|
|01-14-2004 10:49 PM|
Ditto for me. I've been doing very good though lately and not eating cheese. I am so in love with Vegan Gourmet mozzarella right now and it totally satisfies any cheese cravings I might get.
|01-14-2004 09:48 PM|
|GhostUser||I hate eggs with a passion. Rejected them when I was 3. But I love cheese and need to get that out of my diet. Was a strick vegan for awhile, but the cheese just creeped back in.|
|01-14-2004 07:39 PM|
|kirkjobsluder||Strict vegetarian. Don't eat much in the way of milk, cheese, or eggs. Don't buy leather. But I don't worry about medications or cross examine people when I eat out.|
|01-14-2004 07:24 PM|
|chiaraluna||I'm strict vegetarian... I occasionally eat honey and I don't always remember which random long-named ingredients are from animal sources and which are not, so I inevitably cheat in that way.|
|01-14-2004 07:21 PM|
I Will take meds that may not be vegan, but only when I am really miserable. I still wear/use many non food residuals (stuff I already have), but I no longer purchase animal products knowingly.
|01-14-2004 05:23 PM|
|Mirko||I'm vegan, but I frequently cheat by drinking wine and beer that are probably not vegan.|
|01-14-2004 02:08 PM|
if we are labeling, am vegetarian. no meats, no gelatin.
i don't drink milk, but i do use it in cooking. i have started experimenting with soy substitutes, however.
i really only use egg to bake (which isn't very often.) and i really hate to eat eggs on thier own. i do eat meat alternatives that contain egg.
i do love cheese, but i have lately been more open to vegan alternatives. i also try and buy cheeses made by smaller local farms. (living by wisconsin helps this! i've recently found cheese made only from hand-milked family owned farm cows, even.)
i eat vegan alternatives when they are available.
i feed my cat non-biproduct catfood.
when people ask what i "am" i usually just say, "i don't like to eat meat."
|01-14-2004 02:06 PM|
|Pee Wee's Pants||I hate labeling, but I guess I'm lacto-ovo. My dog is a cat-turdarian.|
|01-14-2004 01:41 PM|
I know others have already pointed this out, but just want to add my own two cents....
Vegan refers to lifestyle and encompasses diet, clothing, household products, etc.
Strict vegetarian is someone who refrains from eating animals or animal products but may wear or use animal-derived products.
As for the fish and chicken thing .... I posted this sometime back, but it bears repeating...
Calling yourself a vegetarian because you "only" eat fish (or chicken, or whatever) is like calling yourself a Christian because you only worship Satan one day a week.
Point is, the two are mutually exclusive. You can't eat animals -- and fish and chickens are animals -- and be a vegetarian. That would make you a semi-vegetarian, which is fine, especially if you're working toward veg*ism.
|01-14-2004 12:16 PM|
|borealis||I forget what schmegan is, and a quick search didn't help -- can someone remind me what y'all mean by it? thanks|
|01-13-2004 01:07 PM|
|01-13-2004 01:01 PM|
|GhostUser||What type are you? I'm a Shmegan.|
|01-13-2004 12:07 PM|
|01-12-2004 06:31 PM|
After two years I've settled comfortably into the status of lacto-ovo vegetarian.
I avoid dairy and eggs; however, I do consume them on occasion (pizza is one occasion - baked goods another). At home I am quite strict (though my margarine isn't vegan). I make it a point to be mindful when consuming any dairy/egg products - which is why I consume so little (guilt can be a good thing).
I found my niche finally, and I'm happy about this. For a while there I had a lot of veg*n angst which went away once I truly realised it's my personal journey (whew - what a relief)
|01-12-2004 04:59 PM|
The way I see it is, animals are shot alive everyday...they're children are taken away from them when they are born. Ya'll already know this, if animals go through that everyday and see their friends killed knowing that they are next. The least that we can do is go through a little pain for getting our teeth pulled or whatever else you'd go through pain for.Its probably nothing in comparison and the pain will go away after a few days. So I admire vegan23 for that...it shows character
BTW,I'm not being judgemental towards anyone else. I just think that its cool that there are still hard-core vegans around.In my defintion of being a a hard-core vegan of course.
If you don't stand up for something, you'll fall for anything....
|01-12-2004 10:56 AM|
|herbivore||I voted "I'm not a vegan" because while my diet would be considered vegan, (no meat or dairy), the rest of my life is not vegan, yet... I'm working on it!|
|01-10-2004 10:12 AM|
Originally Posted by meatless
For example, I was looking at non-animal tested, environmentally friendly cleaning agents (i.e. Mr. Clean substitute, dish detergent) and they cost a small fortune! I am introducing this sort of thing bit by bit as I find them and can afford them, but there are so many things we all use on a day to day basis (unless the teenagers don't have to do the housework--if so, lucky ducks! ) that must be replaced to be considered "vegan" by some standards. I wouldn't be surprised if my "house hold items" budget triples by the time I've found substitutes for everything.
I have recently made the commitment to do all my 'food' shopping at my local hfs because I feels it's an important step (for me), but I admit I still haven't totally commited to animal free cleaning supplies. As it is buying all my food at the hfs is more expensive than the grocery store....so I'm trying to go one step at a time since it is an added costs.
The cheapest cleaning/household needs stuff I've found is 8th Generation, which is relatively good and biodegradable. Anyone else know of good brands that are inexpensive and environmentally concious?
|01-10-2004 10:08 AM|
|bethanie||Thanks for informing me Zoebird!|
|01-10-2004 04:14 AM|
Well, I'm a vegan teenager living at home and I have vegan soap, deoderant, shampoo and toothpaste. I still need to get a moisturiser. That's pretty much all I use. Regarding cleaning products - the ones in the house aren't vegan but if I need anything I tend to use the basics like vinegar and bicarb soda anyway.
|01-10-2004 02:23 AM|
|hurbuvowr||Hi, I am vegan. Nice to see so many vegans.|
|01-10-2004 12:42 AM|
UCC is united church of christ (not to be confused with the church of christ). they're a relatively new organization, founded sometime in the 1940s. They are basicly a combination of two protestant derrivations.
|01-09-2004 11:55 PM|
|Christy||Meatless - I'm not a teenager, but I agree about the cost. And a lot of the replacements are not as good quality, IMO. Maybe I haven't found the right ones.|
|01-09-2004 11:06 PM|
well i get cruelty-free shampoo, soap, deodarant, and toothpaste, im not much into make up though. so thats all i need
|01-09-2004 08:48 PM|
|kraftykraft||I am an octo-lavo vegetarian right now, but I am going to try to cut down on dairy products a bit for health reasons. I eat a TON of cheese and cheese products and although there is calcium, there is also cholestrol and I just found out that high cholesterol kind of runs in my family. I drink soymilk, so I am going to experiment with soy yogurt and soy cheese. If anyone knows of a good soy cheese - I am open to suggestions because I haven't found one that I can tolerate yet.|
|01-09-2004 08:12 PM|
|meatless||For example, I was looking at non-animal tested, environmentally friendly cleaning agents (i.e. Mr. Clean substitute, dish detergent) and they cost a small fortune! I am introducing this sort of thing bit by bit as I find them and can afford them, but there are so many things we all use on a day to day basis (unless the teenagers don't have to do the housework--if so, lucky ducks! ) that must be replaced to be considered "vegan" by some standards. I wouldn't be surprised if my "house hold items" budget triples by the time I've found substitutes for everything.|
|01-09-2004 08:07 PM|
|GhostUser||meatless, the no animal-tested ones are pretty easy for the majority of people (St. Ives, for example, is pretty cheap), but I've wondered about the by-products as well.|
|01-09-2004 08:03 PM|
|meatless||Just out of curiosity, do all of the teenagers living at home with their families manage to have all cruelty-free hygiene products, etc. that are associatied with a vegan lifestyle? I know I have a half-decent-paying job and I can't afford them yet. Just curious.|
|01-09-2004 07:59 PM|
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