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Hi everybody. I'm a 39 y.o. woman from Argentina. I have been vegetarian for about 3 years now. I am trying to go vegan but still a work in process.<br><br><br><br>
I'm married (he's omni) and have 4 kids. Most of our meals are vegetarian anyway but I try not to force my choice onto the rest, (though I would love them to switch to veg too). I try to show them as much as I can why I eat the way I do without becoming a bore, and maybe having the opposite effect on them.<br><br><br><br>
We are a meat-eating country and there are a few veg*ns and a handful of health stores. They don't carry the variety of products that I've found in the US for example but I try to make the best of what is available.<br><br><br><br>
I have become a veggie for moral issues mostly and have been a bit of a junk-food type of veggie (french fries, cookies, etc). I am seriously trying to eat healthier now and could lose some pounds too! So by the way, if there is anybody in search of a diet buddy, let me know. I know virtually NO vegetarian here in my city so I'm glad I found this site.<br><br><br><br>
Bye for now and hope to hear from you,<br><br>
Viv.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Hi, vividarling! There are a lot of other members dealing with the same types of veggie problems as you, which I'm sure you you'll discover soon enough!<br><br><br><br>
Welcom to VB! Be sure to post often! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome to VB vividarling! Yes, a lot of us face these kind of problems, and we're all here for support!
 

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Welcome to VB! I think you're the first VB'er from Argentina! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I hope you enjoy it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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welcome viv!<br><br>
my uncles' wife was vegetarian when she came here from Argentina (to Israel). but since he's a carnivore she stopped after their first child was born (same old story).<br><br>
good luck on your move to veganism!
 

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Hi, Viv, welcome. I hope you´ll keep us up to date about environmental issues down South.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>Welcome to VB! I think you're the first VB'er from Argentina! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br></b></div>
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I vaguely get an inkling we've had a one or two from Brazil and Argentina here at some point <b>but alas</b> maybe I'm thinking of people at VegSource.com(?) <<There's definately been South American people on there in Singles and Penpal columns. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
......................I saw you in chat, you know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> WelcomeVivi!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
QwertyFerti,<br><br>
Aka ~ V/A.
 

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Hi, vividarling! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> So nice to meet you!
 

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Hello and welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I'm sure you'll love it here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You guys are all very supportive and I really appreciate it. I had been feeling a bit on my own here down south as a vegetarian. I also realized that maybe out of shyness or just not knowing where to start, I had not had any contact with other veggies in my area. So I'm happy to say I started changing this. I volunteered to work for two fundations here. One is an animal rights one, and the other is the main vegetarian organization here. I will be helping (at least, for the time being) the animal rights one, with translations and stuff, which makes me feel good because I feel I try to become a mini-activist without any violence but still it is better than just being vegetarian and staying home feeling isolated.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks again for your nice welcome.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Un miembro de la Argentina! ¡Buenissimo! Abrazos a tÃ* y Dios te bendiga en tu viaje en vegetarianismo. Si quieres hablar con una vegetariana hispanohablante, envieme un PM. Lo siento, el español es mi lengua segunda y no soy proficiente en la conjugación de los verbos.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
But maybe I should have double checked to make sure that you do speak Spanish before launching into a Spanish welcome... I shouldn't assume that because a person lives in Argentina that she wants to talk in Spanish online, too. Welcome aboard!
 

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Hello, Viv! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Nice to meet you!
 

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Hell vividarling, welcome to VB <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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