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First off, I completely understand that I am starting off as a pescatarian. My hope is to learn more about proper vegetarian nutrition before making the switch. At this point, I can't imagine going full on vegan, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.<br><br><br><br>
I'm Paige, I live in Texas.....a state that isn't really known for its vegetarian virtues. During high school, I went full vegetarian as part of Lent, ended up staying vegetarian for a year, then developed B12 anemia, and went back to meat eating.<br><br><br><br>
I'm 25 and for the most part have generally accepted whatever food comes my way. In 2004, I started a whole weight loss journey that has continued to this day, where I am 40 pounds lighter with about 20 more to go. Along the way, I started working towards my masters in health care administration. For one class, I studied childhood nutrition habits in public schools. That is when I first put together the crap in foods with health issues (A.D.D., anxiety, etc).<br><br><br><br>
With the notice that beef will be cloned and sold in the coming months, I just became appalled and repulsed. So, I've decided to become a vegetarian. Because of my nervousness about redeveloping the B12 anemia, I want to learn as much as I can about proper vegetarian nutrition before switching, so for now, pescatarianism it is.<br><br><br><br>
I look forward to learning from y'all and hope that y'all can help in the transition.
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
We do have a Texas thread on VB, so if you want, you can chat with other Texans on the board about restaurants and so on.
 

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Welcome - you will find a lot of help and advice here. You might also want to check out websites like <a href="http://www.vegsoc.org" target="_blank">www.vegsoc.org</a>, which might offer you some nutritional advice! But people on here will help even more!<br><br><br><br>
Good luck,<br><br><br><br>
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welcome!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Hi! Glad you've found VB. I do have a question: your thread title calls you a "newbie in training." Why are you training to be a newbie? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
We have a lot of recipes here, but also check out <a href="http://www.vegweb.com" target="_blank">www.vegweb.com</a> for even more.
 

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Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
For detailed information on vegan nutrition / health (incl. a lot on Vit B12), I've found <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/</a><br><br>
to be rather helpful.
 

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Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
For detailed information on vegan nutrition / health (incl. a lot on Vit B12), I think <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/</a><br><br>
is rather helpful.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>skylark</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hi! Glad you've found VB. I do have a question: your thread title calls you a "newbie in training." Why are you training to be a newbie? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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Heehee, you would think being in marketing I could come up with something better, huh? Oh well!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for all the links, I'll be checking them out over the next few weeks. I also did a search here for recommended books, and surprisingly every one of them is at my local library, though Vegan with a Vengeance is checked out!<br><br><br><br>
Check y'all later.
 

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Welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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hi and welcome.<br><br><br><br>
b12 can be an issue. here are some links that i hope you'll find helpful.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/nutrition/b12/" target="_blank">http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/nutrition/b12/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.vegsoc.org/info/b12.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegsoc.org/info/b12.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/b12.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/b12.htm</a>
 
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