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Hello everyone! My name is Alyshia Goodchild and i am thinking about becoming a vegan... Here's my story...<br><br><br>
Well first off i was over weight, and unhappy with my self. So i tried dieting and nothing worked.. I just couldn't lose weight.. I was 240lbs mind you and i am 5'4... So i was heavy.. My friend introduced me to a thing called "The 90 Day Challenge" I didn't know much about it. Ive recently heard of it.. But that's it!<br><br>
So i checked out her website and i saw this "Meal replacement shake" It had all the vitamins, minerals and protein i would need. (2 shakes = 60% DV 1 inthe morning 1 at supper). So i did the 90 day challenge, lost 40lbs . I didn't eat meat the entire time. Now its been 5 months in total, I have eaten no meat and am down 66lbs... Its suffice to say i am happy with my self..<br><br>
So i started talking to my friend she was a vegan, and i started to see her point of view... And i haven't really looked at meat the same..<br><br>
I wasn't sure if i should continually not eat meat.. I wasn't sure what it would do, or if it would be bad for me. And i wanted to hear for my self! So i went to my nutritionist, Told them about what meal replacement shakes i am taking, He said you wont ever need to eat meat for the rest of your life if you took these shakes as a replacement. Sooooooooo!<br><br>
Now i am here! I would like to hear about other people's experiences, and journeys!<br>
To see how being a vegan has changed your lives =)
 

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Welcome!<br>
I lost quite a bit of weight when I became vegetarian too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The last day I ate meat was on June 22, 2010, so about 14 months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome to VB!<br><br>
Congrats on your achievement and abstaining from meat. I think your vegan friend may have a good point!
 

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Welcome! I havn't eaten meat for 7 years now, and I've never felt healthier! That's without even really thinking about nutrition, I only sat down to think about it when I gave up eggs and dairy. You could keep on having the shakes, but with plenty of fruit and veg, a good source of vegan protein and perhaps a few supplements (I take iron and vegetarian omega) you would get all the nutrition you require. Despite what many people think, you don't NEED meat in your diet!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Hello and welcome! Congrats on the weight loss success.
 
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