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Hi all. I am a few weeks into vegetarianism !! It was a long time coming and then I finally snapped lol.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I would be called a Pesco-vegetarian.<br><br><br><br><b>I do eat:</b><br><br>
Fish<br><br>
Cheese<br><br>
"modified milk ingredients"<br><br><br><br><b>I do not eat:</b> (simply by choice/preference)<br><br>
Milk (yuck)<br><br>
Gelatin (Nasty, boiled skin and tendons... yum)<br><br>
Eggs (simply can't stand the thought of it)<br><br>
Rennet (again, yuck)<br><br><br><br>
I Have been struggling to find food that I like. I have a weak stomach and I have a nack for imagining gross stuff about the food I'm eating WHILE eating it. I do not like nuts/beans. I can sqeeze down some firm tofu but I really have to be doing something while I eat it to take my mind off it. I started out Vegan but realized that with a 7 year old son and both of our likes/dislikes, it was clear that Vegan is out of the question for us, although I highly respect it.<br><br><br><br>
I have always had to fight meat down my throat but it was'nt until I realized how many of these animals are treated that it was a done deal for me. I'm far from being a spokesperson for animals rights, however as a decent person I could never eat animals again after knowing what I know now. I guess the "Mya Angelou, when you know better you do better" thing apllies to me.<br><br><br><br>
Anywho, I hope to learn from this gathering place and I hope to give someday too !!<br><br><br><br>
Cheers !!
 

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Welcome and good on ya for what you do!<br><br><br><br>
Every little bit helps and this is a place for vegetarians just as much as it is for vegans. You'll find a lot of help and good advice and support here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome and good on ya for what you do!<br><br><br><br>
Every little bit helps and this is a place for vegetarians just as much as it is for vegans. You'll find a lot of help and good advice and support here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Thank you !! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shy:">
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
If you plan to raise your son as a vegetarian, you should check out the Raising Vegetarian Children forum, if you haven't already. You'll find lots of helpful tips, advice and support there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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Congratulations! Pescatarianism is definitely a large step in the right direction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>raw jess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Welcome, are you attempting to go vegetarian?</div>
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No, I am happy with "pescotarian". I have a thing for fish. Its eggs and milk that I can't stand lol<br><br><br><br>
I guess I'm a modified pescotarian <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/idea2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":idea:">
 

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Thank you,<br><br><br><br>
No, I am happy with "pescotarian". I have a thing for fish. Its eggs and milk that I can't stand lol<br><br><br><br>
I guess I'm a modified pescotarian <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/idea2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":idea:"></div>
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it's great that you are reducing your consumption of animals !<br><br><br><br>
I gave up meat, dairy and eggs way before I gave up fish as well (not saying you will or should) but if you ever do eventually, I know you'll find support on VB.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Welcome!<br><br>
It's great that you are reducing your consumption of animal products. Every little bit helps.<br><br>
I hope that you can find some great food ideas for you and your kids by browsing here.<br><br>
I know I've found tons of ideas for things I wouldn't have ever touched before.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>FlexibleMatthew</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hi all. I am a few weeks into vegetarianism !! It was a long time coming and then I finally snapped lol.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I would be called a Pesco-vegetarian.<br><br><br><br><b>I do eat:</b><br><br>
Fish<br><br>
Cheese<br><br>
"modified milk ingredients"<br><br><br><br><b>I do not eat:</b> (simply by choice/preference)<br><br>
Milk (yuck)<br><br>
Gelatin (Nasty, boiled skin and tendons... yum)<br><br>
Eggs (simply can't stand the thought of it)<br><br>
Rennet (again, yuck)<br><br><br><br>
I Have been struggling to find food that I like. I have a weak stomach and I have a nack for imagining gross stuff about the food I'm eating WHILE eating it. I do not like nuts/beans. I can sqeeze down some firm tofu but I really have to be doing something while I eat it to take my mind off it. I started out Vegan but realized that with a 7 year old son and both of our likes/dislikes, it was clear that Vegan is out of the question for us, although I highly respect it.<br><br><br><br>
I have always had to fight meat down my throat but it was'nt until I realized how many of these animals are treated that it was a done deal for me. I'm far from being a spokesperson for animals rights, however as a decent person I could never eat animals again after knowing what I know now. I guess the "Mya Angelou, when you know better you do better" thing apllies to me.<br><br><br><br>
Anywho, I hope to learn from this gathering place and I hope to give someday too !!<br><br><br><br>
Cheers !!</div>
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UPDATE LOL :<br><br><br><br>
I have since become full Vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I have eliminated the fish, cheese, all dairy/milk derived.<br><br><br><br>
I have even given up white sugar (animal bone char). I can honeslty say that nothing remotely animal enters my mouth (glutin,CS,MMP etc etc).<br><br><br><br>
If I don't know what an ingredient is... I google it before buying.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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That's wonderful!! Congratulations on going vegan!!<br><br><br><br>
I didn't welcome you yet, so, welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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That's wonderful!! Congratulations on going vegan!!<br><br><br><br>
I didn't welcome you yet, so, welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"></div>
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Thanks a bunch !!!!
 

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Quote: FlexibleMatthew<br><br><i>"I Have been struggling to find food that I like."</i><br><br><br><br>
remember me? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> If you need any help finding tolerable vegan food just ask. I make vegan food for my <i>very</i> picky vegetarian mom (who hate beans, nuts, and most tofu) that she loves.<br><br><br><br>
welcome to VB, by the way! I didn't realize you are a n00b. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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wow, what changed your mind?</div>
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Me ?
 

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Me ?</div>
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yes.
 

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yes.</div>
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I can't say that "I" changed my mind. I had already eliminated everything but fish. As with all the other things (meat, milk, eggs) something in me just said: "and this is over now"... and voila !!<br><br><br><br>
Same thing happened 4 years ago with smoking... one minute I was a pack a day smoker and then like a flash I knew it was wrong and it was over.<br><br><br><br>
Certainly I never liked meat (but I was "ok" with fish) and I always toyed with the idea of becoming vegetarian. I was like a Vegan who ate fish LOL (please don't throw rocks at me people, I know that Vegans don't eat fish... lol) but now that fish is gone... I'm 100 % Vegan. I'm very confortable now and I have even lost 5-10 lbs during the whole transition.<br><br><br><br>
Mind you it all stems from the fact that I know that I can live a happy healthy life without making animals suffer for nothing.
 
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