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May 1st, 2008, 07:11 AM
I was playing World of Warcraft (as I do all too frequently) chatting to my mates about how everything was so spectacular looking and I was noticing all the amazing colours and textures.

My friend sent me a whisper asking if i was stoned haha! I said no as I was not. I explained how everything in game and in real life looked so much better now that I was vegan, it is as if the graphics card in my brain has been upgraded :D

I love gamers! Everything in our lives relates to computers. AWESOME! :D

Pug Ugly
May 1st, 2008, 12:00 PM
.I feel awake for the first time.
.I've always felt that there was so much wrong with the world, and somehow .now I see more clearly what it is.
.My breath smells good.
.My back doesn't hurt.
.I find it therapeutic to read labels at the grocery store now.
.I was an angry human being and realize now that (part of) it was because I resented myself for not doing anything about all the stuff that pissed me off. I feel righteous. At the same time I don't feel the need to stuff it down peoples throats.
.I just feel good.

May 1st, 2008, 05:06 PM
Good for you PUG and welcome to the forum! :)

May 1st, 2008, 06:17 PM
.I find it therapeutic to read labels at the grocery store now.

So true! I never thought of it like that before.

May 17th, 2008, 04:15 AM
I"ve been vegan since I was 12 so dont know about weight"loss".......I've always been thin though. My favorite unexpected effect was the fact that I went back to my pre-pregnancy weight/size after each of my 7 kids. At 49 I weigh what I did as a teenager!

Aside from that, it is the one and only area of my life that I can feel guiltfree............and I never ever get sick.

May 17th, 2008, 04:20 AM
7 kids!! wow! thats an accomplishment in itself!

pat sommer
May 21st, 2008, 04:41 AM
I am treated as an 'Authority'.

Folks ask the VEGAN about cooking weird veg or what nutrients are in kelp or even environmental questions... hey, we gotta know; we're vegan, right? ;)

(not really a favorite but makes me laugh)

May 22nd, 2008, 06:18 PM
broadening the range of foods i cook! I originally thought I would have a harder time finding things to eat when in reality I've found the complete opposite. I've become quite the cook! ALSO, my live-in boyfriend (current omnivore) is realizing that my way tastes and FEELS better! DUH! ;-)

Silver Owl
May 23rd, 2008, 07:05 PM
I'm a newbie vegan, after years of being veggie. And it feels GREAT!! I keep going to my kitchen cupboards just to have a look, because they're all stuffed full of new and wonderous things now!! I feel so proud of myself! :D

May 25th, 2008, 10:50 PM
I'm also amazed about all the new food I discovered since I've become a vegan. Now, when I go grocery shopping I spend most of my time in the produce section trying to find a new vegetable or a new herb. For the life of me, I have no idea why restaurants find it so difficult to prepare a couple of vegan dishes for their customers.

May 27th, 2008, 03:59 AM
been a Vegan for almost 3 months. I have lost 20lbs, what more can be said. I didn't even care when I started what I was going to eat, I just didn't want to eat animals anymore it was too cruel for me. Tell me something though, does everyone who recently turns Vegan believe something big is coming? I feel like there is the huge movement on it's way...a general shift towards healthy vegetarian eating. I feel like there are big changes happening right now and stronger ones on the way...or maybe those are just silly pipe dreams.

May 27th, 2008, 04:00 AM
oh yeah and someone tell me about this color thing. Everything starts to look brighter? what? lol I mean....awesome I guess.

May 27th, 2008, 08:53 PM
don't you think it's more like being generally more aware of your environment?

May 27th, 2008, 08:54 PM
If I want someone to leave me alone, I just fart. :)

May 27th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I think omni farts stink worse by far.

May 27th, 2008, 09:01 PM
I think omni farts stink worse by far.

Lol, that is actually true though - meat eaters have different bacteria in their gut and the ones they have that we don't produce methane, which is stinky! :D

May 27th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I think we need to set up a peer-reviewed double-blind experiment to put this one to rest once and for all ...

May 27th, 2008, 09:04 PM
yeah even omni food... today I was totally put off when a coworker wanted to show me a website during lunch and she had a steaming bowl of soup with cream in it in front of her and I thought it smelt like it had gone off T_T

Oh well off topic...

May 27th, 2008, 09:06 PM
I think we need to set up a peer-reviewed double-blind experiment to put this one to rest once and for all ...

I nominate you for the smelling panal. I'll adjudicate

May 27th, 2008, 09:08 PM
now let's gather some omnis. I shouldn't be posting it, but really... omni farts and poo smell really bad. I won't go into the details as why how I know.

PS.: Of course vegans only fart flowers :D

May 27th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Vegans are too delightful to fart, I think you mean!!

May 27th, 2008, 09:20 PM
I nominate you for the smelling panal. I'll adjudicate

Very well ...

*shakes up and cracks open tin of haricot beans*

Do we have a volunteer .. ? Fork not supplied ..

May 27th, 2008, 09:24 PM
:lol: :thumbsup:

Jun 2nd, 2008, 10:05 PM
i also realized that i´ve gotten extremely sensitive to the smell of omni-food. man, do they know, what they eat? oh, i forgot, if the knew they were also vegans. haha. it makes me feel sick having to smell their sh**.

but there´s another positive effect: my hafever has gotten much better. it already was not that bad las year and this year it has also been not that like hell like all the other years before. i can leave home without any medicine and loads of hankies! it´s s great!!!

Jun 2nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
I know what you mean... even smelling a soup with dairy with it... seems to have an off taste to me... though I'm not sure that's a positive aspect?!