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Hello. I first tried Vegetarianism when I was 13 in 1993, but I missed a growth spurt until I went back to my normal diet, possibly because I had no idea what I was doing.<br><br>
I gave veganism a try in 1997, and collapsed and woke up in the hospital. I didn't realized I had inherent anemia, not to mention I was dieting and exercising rather hard at the time. I knew I wanted to try again, and do it right, but not for a while. In the next some odd years I made a few more half hearted tries.<br><br>
So, in 2007, I decided I was really going to work at it and started easing myself into a "more vegan lifestyle." I started with a kosher diet, namely giving up pork, shellfish, and some other foods. I also stopped eating a lot of animal by-products like honey, marshmallows, and such (except for in the occasional pre-made foods).<br><br>
In 2008, I gave up eggs, except in pre-made/bought/baked-in foods. No more omelets for me.<br><br>
In 2009 I started replacing dairy with rice and soy products. However, I have a history of ulcers, and yogurt really soothes and coats my stomach. I gave up milk, but I'm still easting cheese and yogurt. I get a lot of my protein from dairy, too.<br><br>
And, in 2011, four days ago to be exact, I finally cut out all meat from my diet.<br><br>
I feel good. I smell good. My complexion is good. I'm really feeling the benefits already.<br><br>
I'm also an animal lover, so I have been phasing out the use of animal products/animal by-products at the same time. I'm an out ASPCA supporter, but a closet PETA supporter.<br><br>
Though accepting, no one in my life seems to understand why I made these changes. I'm hoping for a little more acceptance and understanding here. This seems like a really great place, as I've been lurking for the last 2 days.
 

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Welcome! You'll definitely find some like minded people here. It might be worth bearing in mind that the eggs you're consuming in pre-made foods are FAR more likely to be from caged hens than ones that are sold raw in supermarkets, as they will be labelled 'Free Range' or not.<br>
It sounds like you've been on a long journey. Is your aim to one day be completely animal product free?
 

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Congrats on making the (hopefully final) switch to a meat-free diet!<br>
I hope you find lots of useful stuff here. There are some health sections on this forum if you ever need help with that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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