36 yr old Artist from Maryland. I have been vegetarian for almost 10 months. (I converted on 7/30/10.) I am here hoping to meet friends and get the information that I need to be a successful vegetarian. I started this lifestyle change to help me lose weight. I found out that I have actually been gaining instead of losing. I am hoping that by joining a community like this I can find a system of support that I have been lacking in the real world.