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Today marks my 1 year "vegan-versary". It's quite a milestone for me because I never thought I would have made it this far.<br><br>
As to how I got here in the first place, basically, I was curious. I did sort of a "becoming a Vegan in steps" thing here: First, I gave up red meat, then I became a pescatarian, then a vegetarian, and finally I said "f-it" and became a Vegan, and I've been once since. Curiosity was my starting reason, but in time it has grown into so much more (and I have to remind people constantly that I'm not a Vegan because of my husband, I did it for my own reasons). Being a Vegan has given me the "extra eye" i need to see the world how it TRULY is, I have more compassion than ever for living beings, I have become an obsessive label reader, healthier, and oh yeah, a damn good cook (my husband seems to think so).<br><br>
That being said, it hasn't been easy. Dairy has gotten me into trouble several times and being plain lazy and not ASKING and assume it's vegan has gotten me in trouble too. I don't beat myself up about it, I just try to be more mindful of it. Oh yeah, and being a Vegan doesn't mean you are exempt from junk food. Believe me, I have a list of Vegan junk food items that get me into trouble ALL the time, lol!<br><br>
But, here I am, two weeks after my wedding and a week before my 31st B-day...proof that someone from South Louisiana can give up eating living/dead beings and commit to a better life for myself and those around me...with an honest, real heart.<br><br>
*steps off bragging box*
 

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Congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
I'm now 6 weeks into veganism, and in Georgia so like you am in what's possibly the most carnivorous region of this country. Although once I made the decision to give up just meat, everything followed from there very quickly as I have dairy allergies. It's liberating but depressing at the same time to see the world as it truly is, although it's so good to take heart in the fact that I'm no longer contributing to the suffering of animals. And my cats seem to notice, even though they still have to eat meat, and they approve!
 

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Yay good job!! Congrats on making it a year and on your wedding. I hope it was as fun as it sounded (you should post some pics of it in the user picture thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">) and early Happy Birthday!! What an awesome year you're having <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fadeaway1289</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2892314"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yay good job!! Congrats on making it a year and on your wedding. I hope it was as fun as it sounded (you should post some pics of it in the user picture thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">) and early Happy Birthday!! What an awesome year you're having <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Will do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> And Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br>
In a little over a month, I will have been vegetarian for a year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Wow congratulation!<br><br>
I am almost at my 6months.
 

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Congratulations!! I just celebrated my first veganversary as well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Congratulations! That's amazing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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Well done. Hope you can stick with it.<br><br>
You have the funniest avatar btw FatVegan1980, always makes me chuckle!
 

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Congrats! I am just starting my journey to veganism (yet again. Sucks when you have a carnivorous family) and hope to be able to post this same kind of thread in a year or so.
 

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That is awesome! I think one of the most excited things about becoming a vegan/vegetarian is all the new cooking you will do! Congrats again! :-D
 
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