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Hiya, my name is Aeni, and I'm glad to be here (as of this moment I've been here for about 5 minutes).<br><br>
I have read some of the messages, and I noticed that there is a mixture of vegetarians and vegans. I started my "quest for a better life" in 2000, and I feel and look better for it. I tried being a complete vegan, but, I have to admit, it didn't work out as good for me. It wasn't because it wasn't the right choice, actually it's a good choice, but I found it too restrictive. The main reason I went with this life style was because I was over weight from constantly snacking on bad food, not over eating food in general, but a whole lotta processed food. I hated the idea of just changing my food habits because I was still eating what is considered bad foods. So I took control of my habits, and decided that vegging out fit well with me. I wanted to eat healthier. So after I accomplished that, I tried to go completely vegan. Not that this happens to everyone, but being on that kind of diet actually harmed me than helped me. I was actually becoming unhealthy, losing the body's natural nutrients. I was actually taking more vitamins to make up for it. For me, taking anything more than you have to, to make something work, is essentially defeating the purpose. So I had to readjust and go back to vegetarianism. And I'm a happy camper now, and I'm glad to be here.
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I'm glad you found what works best for you.
 

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Hi Aeni, welcome to the boards!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
It's unfortunate that you felt restricted while you were vegan. When eating properly, it is possible to have a satisfying, nutrient-filled, healthy vegan diet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I used to be a vegan too, but then I was driving my husband so crazy that he suggested a compromise. I would go back to being a vegetarian and he would become one also! I concluded that I would be saving more animals if there were two vegetarians in the world rather than just one vegan.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tracyfart</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I used to be a vegan too, but then I was driving my husband so crazy that he suggested a compromise. I would go back to being a vegetarian and he would become one also! I concluded that I would be saving more animals if there were two vegetarians in the world rather than just one vegan.</div>
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Good logical thinking here! Welcome Tracy!
 

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Welcome to the boards. Lots of us have tried veganism and gone back to ovo-lacto vegetarianism, myself included. You have to find whatever suits you at the present time.<br><br><br><br>
I have decided to re-embark on the vegan path, but this time, I am armed with way more knowledge, so hopefully I'll be able to kick the cheese to the curb. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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