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My friend just told me that she's been vegetarian for two months! I said, "Wow, why didn't you tell me?" and her response was that she felt like she was experimenting with it and wasn't sure if it would stick. Which I can totally relate to; I didn't tell anyone at first for the same reasons. I didn't want everyone holding their breath for me to fail.<br><br><br><br>
It's funny, I guess I never noticed the change in her diet because I just thought she was putting out special food for <i>me.</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Last time we cooked out at her house there was meat there; I just didn't notice that she wasn't one of the people eating it.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I told her, "Two months! That's a <i>lot</i>, that's a huge accomplishment." And generally praised her to the moon. I think there's an excellent probability that she'll continue with it, because she's a huge animal lover and one of the few people I know who have long said they "wished they could" do it. If so, it'll be nice to finally have a veg*n friend.<br><br><br><br>
I think I'll cook her a big, fat vegan celebration dinner!
 

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yaaaaaaaaaay <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"> celebrate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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congratulations for your friend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That's great and it sounds like you know the importance of being supportive. It's really tough when you feel like you're on your own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> The fact that she made it that long is a good sign. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Good for her and good for you.<br><br><br><br>
I have yet to make a veggie friend IRL (the closest I have come is a girlfriend who doesn't eat red meat).<br><br><br><br>
My daughter (the anti-vegan) recently committed to not eating pork - I was floored at her bravery.......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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excellent news DV <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
what was it that led her to this (wonderful) decision?
 

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Now I just have to get her to hook up her computer, so she can meet all of you wonderful people! Now <i>that's</i> a support system.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by with_open_eyes</i><br><br><b>excellent news DV <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
what was it that led her to this (wonderful) decision?</b></div>
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I believe it's her way of taking a baby step for my sake. She's only 15, so I haven't pushed her. I do have Meet Your Meat and A Cow at my Table on order. I want to watch them with her and then discuss. I just don't want to cause any trauma I shouldn't (she might become some psycho - then they'd be talking about the whako veggie mom who brainwashed her kid on 60 minutes....).
 
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