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Hello all!<br><br>
I'm new to this forum. Just found it tonight, actually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
However, I'm in my mid twenties, and I've been a vegetarian for over half my life--for about 16 years, in fact. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
With regards to "converting", I was a lucky one. First, my mother stopped eating meat. Then my sisters. Then my brother and I. I actually still remember my last meal; it was a Big Mac--I felt horrible after eating it. In about 3 weeks, my whole family stopped eating meat. Our reasons were (and still are) related to our love for animals. Better health is just an added bonus.<br><br>
I'm sure everyone on this forum is the same. We get the questions. I get the questions all the time about why I don't eat meat. I even got them from my fifth grade teacher. She couldn't believe that someone would not eat meat, unless it was over concern for health. Ok, I'll admit it. I was a chubby kid. I still consider myself a chubby kid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> I was teased all through school for it, but it never bothered me. I would just say, "so what, I'll probably live longer than you!"<br><br>
Heck, I still get questions. "What do you eat?" "How do you do it?" "Are you healthy?" "Are you weak?" "Do you do it for better health?" "Did your doctor recommend it?" "Why not just try this cheeseburger? Or this steak? Just a little? No? Are you sure?" "What do you eat?"<br><br>
Anyways, I digress. I'm glad I found this forum, and I hope to have many healthy discussions!<br><br>
-Wade
 

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Hiya Tailfin. Welcome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">With regards to "converting", I was a lucky one. First, my mother stopped eating meat. Then my sisters. Then my brother and I. I actually still remember my last meal; it was a Big Mac--I felt horrible after eating it. In about 3 weeks, my whole family stopped eating meat. Our reasons were (and still are) related to our love for animals. Better health is just an added bonus.</div>
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Wow, that <i>is</i> lucky. That must make things much easier.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Anyways, I digress. I'm glad I found this forum, and I hope to have many healthy discussions!</div>
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Or, failing that, you can always just hang out in the Fun n' Games forum, corrupting people's wishes and such. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hello Nessus!<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nessus</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3031727"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wow, that <i>is</i> lucky. That must make things much easier.</div>
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It made things <span style="text-decoration:underline;">much</span> easier. Meals rarely had meat, even if a non-vegetarian was over to feed their face. They usually didn't notice the lack of meat until they were stuffed.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nessus</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3031727"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Or, failing that, you can always just hang out in the Fun n' Games forum, corrupting people's wishes and such. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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I can always use a good moral perversion game. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I like it on this forum. Everyone seems nice and open and not mean. I've been on other forums where there are a bunch of negative people ready to pounce on every new thread or comment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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Welcome to VB, Wade/Tailfin! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I see you've already got your feet wet in the fun and games forum. I'm glad you like it here. We mods try to make it so for everyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
If you want to chat with some nice people, stop by the Slut Thread. Don't be nervous, it's just a random chat thread in the fun and games section. Jump in anytime and say hello, tell us what's on your mind, and we will bore you with what we have to say. Just kidding about that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Thanks and hi, Amy SF! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
I may stop by the "Slut Thread" (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">) tomorrow! I don't think anyone on here will bore. At least not more than work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Welcome, Tailfin! My last "meat" that I ate was also a McDonald's cheeseburger.<br><br>
How lucky for you that your family is vegetarian with you! Many vegetarians have lots of trouble at family gatherings, especially during the upcoming holidays, but that must be much easier for you.
 

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Thanks dormouse!<br><br>
You're right! If my immediate family or I am hosting for the holidays, it's actually harder to find meat. We will, however, always provide for our omnivorous family members or friend at their request.<br><br>
My wife is also very special in that she, coming from a very meat heavy family, is slowly converting (on her own, as I do not push or persuade). Despite telling her that I will cook any meal that incorporates meat, she denies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 

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Hi and welcome, ThaiFin!<br>
I think vegetarianism is the best switch for remain healthy, while that's depending on everyone's taste that choose raw-eating, Lacto or other styles that don't use meat...<br><br>
Best Wishes!<br>
Moein
 
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