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So I went out to eat with family members tonight to celebrate a family birthday. Let me just explain that I don't go out to eat and I don't eat fast food. I'm one of these health nuts I guess. So my body is not accustomed to junk. I usually eat a meal and feel like I could run a marathon.<br><br>
So, back to the story, I go and I order a cheese enchilada, rice and beans. I used squeeze butter in my hot sauce and a little bit on my flour tortillas. I'm actually trying to cut all cheese out of my diet right now and really trying to transition from vegetarian to vegan, so I should have just ordered a side plate of rice and beans but I didn't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br>
As we are leaving the restaurant I start feeling cloudy headed and just odd. Just totally weighed down. I don't have the words to describe it I guess, just an odd, heavy feeling.<br><br>
I'm driving home and noticing all these restaurant signs. "$2.00 Fried Catfish Fridays" "99 cent tacos" "ribs galore" Seriously, sign after sign.<br><br>
Then I began feeling very dissatisified with my surroundings and the world in general. It hit me then that this wasn't a phase I was going through. I realized that being a vegetarian was important, not only for my health but just for the greater good.<br><br>
I swear if there had been corny music playing it would have been like a scene in a movie where somebody has an epiphany. I actually started laughing at myself for being so corny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
I got home and still felt kind of nauseated. I don't think all the dairy and grease set well on my stomach, which I have spoiled with awesome food for the past few months or so.<br><br>
Forgive the book I wrote but I had to share. As vegetarians/vegans, have ya'll had similar experiences?
 

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Haha that's very awesome!
 

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I have felt that way about my surroundings. I haven't had issues with food I've eaten but just what I see around me. All the signs for the most meat for the lowest price I see while driving always makes me wonder why that's considered such a good thing.<br>
The biggest epiphany for me was when I was with some friends who were eating meat and I literally saw the meat as the animal it came from on their plates. I couldn't not see the animals anymore and it was really frustrating to me that it took me so long to reach this point. I feel like part of me is awake that has been asleep for way too long.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jenbug26</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2896151"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I feel like part of me is awake that has been asleep for way too long.</div>
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Yes, it's like part of me has been asleep, like I'm waking up. I know exactly what you mean!
 

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Sounds like sentimental liberal garbage to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
Next thing you'll be telling me, these big corporations are dishonest and misleading people. That's just a hop and a skip from commie atheist abortion meetings.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2896175"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Sounds like sentimental liberal garbage to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
Next thing you'll be telling me, these big corporations are dishonest and misleading people. That's just a hop and a skip from commie atheist abortion meetings.</div>
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I have even more bad news - the government doesn't always tell you the truth!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jenbug26</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2896151"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have felt that way about my surroundings. I haven't had issues with food I've eaten but just what I see around me. All the signs for the most meat for the lowest price I see while driving always makes me wonder why that's considered such a good thing.<br>
The biggest epiphany for me was when I was with some friends who were eating meat and I literally saw the meat as the animal it came from on their plates. I couldn't not see the animals anymore and it was really frustrating to me that it took me so long to reach this point. I feel like part of me is awake that has been asleep for way too long.</div>
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This is the way I feel too. After I became vegan and learned the truth about the animal product industry, I couldn't see a plate of food without thinking of the animal alive sitting innocently on the plate and I realized how cruel the world is. I wish everyone could see things this way, I wonder if as many people would eat meat if they were as sensitive and empathetic towards animals as the people who have an epiphany and become veg*n. Sometimes I can't help but imagine the animal being tortured and squealing on the plate, especially with more obvious and visual meat, like a rotisserie chicken. Even just a glass of milk makes me think of calfs getting killed and tortured, and the despair of the mother and baby when they're separated and just want to be together. The first few days of being vegan I thought I was crazy for thinking this way but now I realize it's okay to be sensitive to it, and it works as a reminder and motivation to stick to veganism, because sometimes it can get tough when people that are close to you try to discourage you, so driving down the street and seeing all the gross signs for meat makes me more determined.
 

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Yay! I like that you had the epiphany and didn't get depressed about all the corpse consumption, which is what often happens when I see adverts for meat and dairy.
 

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i can relate 100%. it was easy to make the decision to be vegetarian but now that I do eat "sometimes eggs or diary" it is starting to freak me out. ESP EGGS.<br><br>
Luckily for me I never liked cheese... YEAH so greesy and high in cholestrol.<br><br>
I had some ice cream over the weekend and boy oh boy was I feeling sick afterwards. I do think that becoming vegetarian cuts out a lot of junk from your eating plan and you have to becareful cause you get more "sensitive" to junk.<br><br>
How is your transformation to vegan going? I am slowly doing it not too hurt my body in the process.<br><br>
I look into my puppies eyes and think there are people in the world who eat dogs... GROSS me out. Karma is also a ***** cause animal fat is so unhealthy for me as I have high cholestrol.<br><br>
I am also very sensitive and imagine "the animals" on the plates etc. FREAKS ME OUT ...
 

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I get a similar thing when I either see someone eating a meat-filled grease fest, or I'm doing my food shop. The food shop is the worst one for this feeling; I look at all the thousands of animal products on sale and see wasted life in all of them, and it frustrates me that so many people are oblivious to it. But it makes me happy every time one person wakes up and makes a conscious effort to change things with their choices.
 

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I get a similar thing when I either see someone eating a meat-filled grease fest, or I'm doing my food shop. The food shop is the worst one for this feeling; I look at all the thousands of animal products on sale and see wasted life in all of them, and it frustrates me that so many people are oblivious to it. But it makes me happy every time one person wakes up and makes a conscious effort to change things with their choices.</div>
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That's true, I can't walk into a grocery store now without noticing that half of it is filled with the remains of animals.
 
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