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hmm, i just had a friend of mine from work come up to me and asked if i could drink coconut milk, since im vegan and all; sometimes i wonder about people. :\\
 

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hahaha..yeah, but watch out for them mamma coconuts when trying to steal the yungguns....she can be an animal if she catches ya <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I was a vegetarian from 1990 to September, 1999. At that time, I became a vegan. I tried to make myself hate (dairy) cheese for a long time...it finally worked.
 

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you just lost your VBvirginity <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
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I'm lacto-ovo. When I first started down the road of veg*nism, I thought that not eating any animals would be impossible, so I was pesco-pollo-lacto-ovo. My attitudes were starting to change, and since I didn't eat red meat, omnis would classify me as a vegetarian. Fortunately, that stage lasted... ohh... a month? Then I became lacto-ovo and didn't buy leather, silk, down, or any of those exotic animal products. It's always been hard to decide whether I buy my own animal-friendly version of an item or to use what my parents buy for the family and don't charge me for.<br><br><br><br>
I tried going vegan last year for the new year when several other VBers did it, too. I gave up trying to eat veganly in early June, five months after starting. I don't know if I ever made it an entire week in those five months without eating any animal products, but the point was that I was trying. I decided to go back to lacto-ovoism because it was easier with my hectic life of full time undergrad college, two jobs, church, friends, family, and all that. I could eat more things that my family ate since my mom would often make lacto-ovo versions of their food, but rarely would she make me anything vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I have to go to class! I'll tell more later if you like.
 

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I'm a vegetarian. I stopped eating red meat in college & finally gave up chicken about 2 months ago. I will probably eventually give up eggs, but I'm just not ready for that yet.
 

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Yay, SeaDolphin!!! I didn't realize you had officially made the switch! congrats!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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*Leads everyone in a rousing celebration song for SeaDolphin* Great job, SD! I think it's great that you've made it this far. When I first started thinking about veg*nism, I though that lacto-ovoism, let alone veganism, would be completely impossible. I have found out otherwise. I took baby steps, and I'm still taking them.
 

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vegan for about 14 months. was really, really shocked to find out that 1. I could survive without meat and 2. so could the animals!<br><br>
so my health is better, and my mental health is better and if I can just get my friends and family all to quit eating creatures..<br><br>
well, as Popeye said: " I yam what I yam".
 

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i was vegetarian for 4 years and i've been vegan for about 5months. sometimes i'm tempted by cake,milkshake etc but then i think of the suffering that's happened just to make them and then it's easy to pass them by! i could /never/ go back to eating meat.
 

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I have never really craved meat. I guess I crave the simple life that meat-eaters have when they go to restaurants though! Now I've been vegan for about 6 months & the only thing that tempts me is if I see someone enjoying a cheese pizza. I was a BIG cheese lover but the idea of a block of cheese doesn't appeal to me at all now, so perhaps I'll feel the same way about cheese pizzas after a while! Thankfully I can still enjoy pizza without the cheese though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Omnis don't have it so simple at restaurants! Sometimes it's nice for me that when I go to a restaurant there are only two or three items on the list for me to choose from as a vegetarian. I love the restaurants that give me a selection of 10+ (Yeah Indian food!), but honestly I think we've become superobsessed with choices and options.
 

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I get very confused and it takes me forever to choose if I have more that one or two options!!! I'm just not used to it! I'm perfectly happy if there is one good option I can eat in restaurants! I would say that omnis have it harder than us in that aspect, but my friends always tend to get the same type of thing anyway! Talk about a waste of all that choice!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Vicky,<br><br>
Tell me about it! My little sister Hope gets a hot dog at every place she eats. If they don't have hot dogs, she gets pizza. Sure, she's 6 years old so it's to be expected, but you'd think she'd try some other foods. She could have a hot dog or pizza at home.<br><br><br><br>
I used to be a club sandwich connoisseur (sp). I would get the closest thing to a club on the menu. I knew what places had the best clubs and if I knew I didn't like the club from one place I would try something else on their menu. Now I don't eat clubs. A few places have vegetarian clubs, but they are fewer than those that don't.
 

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I am a creature of habit too. So being veg*n has forced me to try different things all the time from restaurants to when I cook at home! So it's a good thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The girl who "showed me the light" turned back to omni 2 months ago. I dont hate her for it, but I still dont understand how she could do it. Especially since she was sooooo passionate about it. It broke my heart when she told me.<br><br><br><br>
btw, im semi vegan i guess. My daughter is semi vegan too. Was vegetarian until we found out shes allergic to dairy so she went to vegan. Shes not highly allergic so I can get away with buying the mock meat that may contain egg whites but I we dont eat it often. Our cheese, mayo, butter, yogart, ice cream are all rice or soy. So the only thing that could be making us be considered semi vegan is the egg whites in the mock meat. If i could find some great mock meat without dairy then I would love to know about it. Its just that I pack her lunch for school everyday and peanut butter can only get you so far. I cant send anything in bowls. Has to be in sandwich form.....
 

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Wraps are very good...you could make those. Stuff them with just about anything you like. You can even buy the flavored wraps (their sort of like burrito shells but a little thicker)...<br><br><br><br>
Bean and veggie wraps..or pizza wraps...or burrito wraps..these wouldn't taste too bad unheated.<br><br><br><br>
I just looked in my fridge..I buy the Smart Ground by LightLife. I really like it. I also buy the pepperoni's. I looked at the ingredients and it there's nothing listed from animal origins. Maybe give that a try.<br><br><br><br>
Too bad about your friend. Good for you for staying true to your values. It speaks highly of your character.<br><br><br><br>
Oh, I just opened the box thingy that was with the smart ground. There's a recipe for stuffed peppers..mmmm. I'm gonna go check out their website. it's <a href="http://www.lightlife.com" target="_blank">www.lightlife.com</a> if you want to browse around. It says they have recipes there too. And one more thing. It says that their products do not contain genetically modified organisms..sounds like a good thing to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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