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i feel really pathetic posting this needy post<br><br>
but i was just coming up to my two month veganniversary and then i find out that i have been drinking non vegan oatley <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
i can't believe it cause when i went to the health food shop and asked the lady for help (she was vegan) she never said that the fortified one wasn't vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
i feel like its two months down the drain<br><br>
two months of not eating any animal products, i even changed my toothpaste, shampoo and soap! but then all the time ive been drinking animal products <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> i feel really hypocritical cause i've told people i'm vegan when its come up in conversation and now i feel like i have been lying to everyone...
 

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It was an honest mistake. It's nearly impossible to be 100% vegan all the time. Even people who have been vegan for years are sometimes surprised to learn that a product they have been using has and animal by-product in it. You are not a hypocrite.<br><br><br><br>
Don't be so hard on yourself. Focus on the positive. A lot of animals were saved because you have been eating vegan food and using vegan toothpaste, shampoo and soap.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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I agree with what jojob has said.<br><br><br><br>
Everyone makes mistakes, and you will certainly not be the first or last person to do so.<br><br><br><br>
Start afresh, and continue to enjoy your vegan diet!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>UseHerName</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think of veganism as an ongoing process. You're always learning about new things being vegan or not, so don't worry about it.</div>
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Agreed.
 

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Non-vegan oatley?? You're not hypocritical, you didn't realise it had animal products in it and drinking it accidentally like that doesn't make you not a vegan. As others have said, being vegan is a learning process, and now you know to avoid that particular brand in future. Don't worry about it, it sounds like you're doing your best, that's all anyone can do.
 

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I have no idea what oatley is but whatever it is no WAY was that two months down the drain and no way does it undermine such an awesome accomplishment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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like everyone else said, you are still a vegan. Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to strange bi-product ingredients. And it really is imposslbe to be 100% vegan. If i kill a millipede, therefor harming an animal, an i still vegan? Yes. Don't feel bad about your mistake, get over it, and move on.
 

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I have no idea what oatley is but whatever it is no WAY was that two months down the drain and no way does it undermine such an awesome accomplishment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"></div>
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sorry i spelt it wrong<br><br>
its 'Oatly' which is basically oat drink made from oats, water and salt.<br><br>
i won't have the fortified one again as that's the one that contained D3 (but only labelled it as D on the packet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">) but luckily the original version without added vitamins is perfectly vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> so i will drink that instead cause its so good, especially cold from the fridge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br><br><br>
thanks to everyone for their support<br><br>
i get a bit down when stuff like that happens and forget that veganism really is a journey, you can't help making mistakes and tripping up along the way...
 

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awww <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"><br><br><br><br>
btw, doesn't the new design for Oatly suck? The old design was far better!<br><br><br><br>
When I can get my hands on some & can afford some, I buy the original thats vegan.. I never drank any fortified one, so I don't know about that, but thanx for letting us know....I hope you do well on your vegan journey and don't berate yourself for your honest mistake or I guess misdemeanour in the case of the shop keeper.<br><br><br><br>
How please did you discover, the D3, in the end after it was too late n' all?... Anyway don't worry.... you're doing good.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>everything_is</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
sorry i spelt it wrong<br><br>
its 'Oatly'</div>
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Yeah. No. Sorry. Even with the drastic change in pronunciation that entails I've still never heard of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I hope you're feeling better over the whole thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Definitely not two months down the drain. You are still vegan, and you were vegan for those two months, IMO. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i can't believe it cause when i went to the health food shop and asked the lady for help (she was vegan) she never said that the fortified one wasn't vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br></div>
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Hopefully she just didnt realise also.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Definitely not two months down the drain. You are still vegan, and you were vegan for those two months, IMO.</div>
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Agreed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i feel really pathetic posting this needy post<br><br>
but i was just coming up to my two month veganniversary and then i find out that i have been drinking non vegan oatley <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
i can't believe it cause when i went to the health food shop and asked the lady for help (she was vegan) she never said that the fortified one wasn't vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
i feel like its two months down the drain.</div>
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hey first, big HUG<br><br><br><br>
second, that's two months of dedicatedly committing to not eating animal products! you were dedicated and you did it. That is the most difficult part.<br><br>
And now you learned something that you'd obviously want to have learned, so that your actions can be more effective.<br><br><br><br>
I'd 'judge' you as being committed to veganism for 2 months, and your body hasn't been vegan, but you're sure going to make it vegan now.<br><br><br><br>
Plus, after 1 year, 2 months won't seem long at all. The time spent learning is short compared to the time spent applying what you've learned <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Really, you have 2 months of solid committment, and in 2 months you'll also have 2 months of solidly being vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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