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Sep 11th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Since the early 90s roughly, I was vegan without knowing it if that makes sense,and before that I was veggie from 11 years old.

Sep 12th, 2006, 02:01 AM
oo i thinkit's been about 6 months!! huzzah for meeeeeeeee!

Sep 15th, 2006, 02:57 PM
vege form the age of 6 and vegan form the age of 14 so about 5 years.

Nov 15th, 2006, 04:36 PM
I've been a vegetarian since the beginning of March of this year and a vegan since June or July. My skin looks nicer, and I lost fifteen pounds right away even though I was eating like mad. My weight eventually stabilized right where I think it's probably natural for me. It's strange; now when I see a piece of meat, I see a piece of animal. I never was able to make that connection before, no matter how hard I tried. The mind is a strange creature, I guess...

It hasn't been that difficult. I hated milk before I was ever vegan or even vegetarian -- hadn't had any plain since I was twelve and just flat out refused to continue drinking it. Yogurt made me feel queasy. So did eggs. The only dairy I have to worry about now is in baked goods and such, and seeing as I can find replacements that don't seem to alter the flavor, that's no problem.

And one last thing -- my allergies are almost completely gone. I had a sniffly nose this fall, but otherwise, they are gone. They used to be horrible all year round.

Nov 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM
I wish I had marked the day that I made the switch but alas I didn't. It's been about a year for me though and I must say that once I got past the initial withdrawals it's been as easy as vegan pie :).

Nov 18th, 2006, 09:49 PM
17 months now:D after being veggie since 6 - 26 years veggie,

Nov 19th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Over a year, Veggie for 7 years or so...

Nov 19th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Veggie since '96 (i was 7), and vegan since 14th April '06 (aged 16)! ;)

Nov 19th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I went veggie in late '82, then vegan in late '84
and it still feels like the best decision I ever made

Apr 2nd, 2007, 02:22 AM
I've been a veggie for just over 10 years. My daughter became a vegan 5 months ago and I started 4 months ago.

I'm surprised there aren't more long term vegans. I was hoping to see more with 20+ years. I cycle a great deal, last year I road over 13,000 on my bicycle. Are there any athletic types here? How has being a vegan affected you

FYI: I'm 54 years old.


Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:41 AM
Are there any athletic types here? How has being a vegan affected you

Welcome, Monty!

You may be interested in this thread:
How has the change to a vegan diet affected you? (http://www.veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376)

(To new vegans: 2007 has now been added as a reply option!)

May 11th, 2007, 04:17 AM
tommorow is two years! yay!:D

May 11th, 2007, 11:30 AM
8 days vegan:) and 6 years vegetarian :p


May 11th, 2007, 02:31 PM
My husband and I decided to become vegan last december after 4 years of vegetarianism. I did have some odd ethical doubts - which lots of people here might find strange - but basically i suppose I felt a bit guilty about having the choice of food when lots do not have such luxury. Anyhow we finally got over our ethical problems and i have to say that, like almost everyone here, we find that the food part of it is really easy - everything tastes fantastic, food is better than ever before and really presents no pronblems at all.

May 13th, 2007, 05:48 PM
I became a vegetarian in about 2001, then vegan in 2003. I went back to being a vegetarian for about nine months between 2004 and 2005 because I was living in catered halls at university and it was extremely difficult to have vegan options. However, I've been a vegan again since 2005 :)

May 13th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Feb 1, 2007

May 16th, 2007, 12:26 AM
I'm not sure exactly. I eased myself into a vegan diet/lifestyle gradually, but I think it's been about 18 months.

Jun 16th, 2007, 10:22 PM
i don't want to appear soppy, but i'm sure speaking from the long time vegans 10years+, it's really reassuring/comforting that there are so many new vegans popping up `all over the place not just the 'young' but all ages.

i started when i was 22 being vege for only six months and had at least 5 other people i knew that were vegan and were near by, also the vege's i knew were numerous. as i've got older we have all gone our separate ways and now my vegan circle is at its smallest.

i began to post VP to socialize with other like minded types and now here. the polls here that show age and length of time vegan are quite enlightening, also this site seems more Europe based so the chance of meeting up on the vegan front is much more likely.

for example the lovely Redwellies housewarming party, and her most open and friendly invite to visit is most heart warming. also finding vegans who live near me and are really friendly, i hope at some point to meet up with the quite fluffy members that post here.

Jul 3rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
vegan for 6 months, veggie for a year before that

Aug 14th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Next month I will have been vegan for one year.


Aug 29th, 2007, 05:10 AM

Aug 29th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Since 1996! Blimy, seems a long time when you think about it like that!

Aug 29th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Oct 2005 - so almost 2 years already:eek:

Sep 1st, 2007, 11:06 AM
Since 1990

Sep 1st, 2007, 11:28 AM
17 years.