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Kitteh
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:05 AM
Congrats Miss Bettie and Huddy, I will celebrate my 2 year anniversary in August too!

Joe
Apr 17th, 2008, 07:43 AM
I became a vegan at the end of 1994; hence I've been vegan for 14 years - I've enjoyed those vegan years. I was a vegetarian for 3 years before that.

Animosity
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:33 AM
It was late June or early July 2006 for me. I didn't really see the point in keeping the exact date. I was only vegetarian for about a week before that.

Aradia
Apr 17th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I don't have a frame of reference for when I became vegan. About 18 years ago.

For those of you have been vegan a long time, how do you remember when you became vegan? What I mean what association do you have with it? Like a wedding, or world cup or similar.

I've got such a crap memory .. .especially for time lines.

Marrers
Apr 17th, 2008, 03:01 PM
I really can't recall either. But from some literature I found it looks like I went vegan around 15 years ago (I found my order for handmade vegan shoes but I didn't get rid of all my leather shoes straight away, so I still don't really know exactly when I went vegan).

babak.deghat
Jun 10th, 2009, 08:45 AM
since 2005

MontyM
Jun 11th, 2009, 02:21 AM
I don't have a frame of reference for when I became vegan. About 18 years ago.

For those of you have been vegan a long time, how do you remember when you became vegan? What I mean what association do you have with it? Like a wedding, or world cup or similar.

I've got such a crap memory .. .especially for time lines.

WOW!!! 18 years. I am always encouraged by long term vegans!!!!!! Monty

Enchantress
Jun 12th, 2009, 01:59 AM
It looks like this poll needs updating again, to include a 2009 option.

xrodolfox
Jun 13th, 2009, 05:31 AM
I remember the day I decided to go vegan like it was yesterday, and that was in 1994. 15 years now?

It was a late spring day, and I was walking down from Liberty on Fifth Ave in Ann Arbor MI, towards "Jerusalem Gardens", and I decided in two steps that my reasoning for being an omnivore just didn't cut it. So I went in, ordered a falafel with hummus sandwich, and ate it outside. That was my first vegan meal, and I've not stopped since.

kolo
Jun 30th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I went vegan in the summer of 2005.

Buddha Belly
Jun 30th, 2009, 08:24 PM
It is my two year vegan anniversary today. Helen remembered when we saw this thread. It is hers tomorrow. My first vegan meal was sizzling vegetable fajitas from Garfunkel's, without the cheese and sour cream. I went vegan after attending a talk about milk at the Incredible Veggie show and have had no regrets since.

smallhelen
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:40 PM
I've been vegan for just over 6 years now, and was vegetarian for 14 years before that (14 years of omni before that, but that was from age 0 to 14).
Feel much healthier and happier since turning vegan!

crazy_4_veg
Nov 14th, 2009, 08:32 AM
I've been vegan for 4 years 2 months and 2 days :lol: as I remember it was the very start of the 10th of September 2005 when I went vegan (00:00:01 lol). I also remember when I went vegetarian as it was my 15th birthday :thumbsup: so that would mean I was vegetarian for 1 year, 3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days before going vegan (I think) so I haven't eaten meat for over 1/4 of my life :D. I'm already planning on what to do for my 5 year vegan celebration as being vegan is such a big part of my life.

I do get upset that I even ate animals and animal products in the past, however as every day goes by I remember about how many animals that are not needed in that system because I stood back and said 'no, I'm not going to be a part of this any more'.

Barley
Nov 14th, 2009, 11:09 AM
I've been a vegan for 30 years and 3 months!

BlackCats
Nov 14th, 2009, 01:14 PM
^ Well done Barley!:amazed_ani::smile:

I just had my 3 year anniversary on Halloween.:thumbsup:

RubyDuby
Nov 14th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Why Halloween? Is there a story?

It will be 5 years for me on New Years.
I always forget to celebrate it though. :p

BlackCats
Nov 14th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Why Halloween? Is there a story?


Not really, I had been trying to lose weight for my wedding by cutting down on cheese and found it much easier than I had thought and I had always wanted to try veganism. I think I had done some meditation that day for Halloween/ Samhain and I felt like it was a good time to start something new. So I looked online for some information and I was like this :eek: when I read the truth about dairy production so I went vegan. (Maybe there was a story after all!:D)

Why was your date on the New Year? Is there a story?;)

RubyDuby
Nov 14th, 2009, 03:30 PM
:lol: funny. :p

HerbivorousWendy
Nov 14th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I was vegetarian for two years before i decided to be vegan which i have been for four years now. I'm glad i made the change :)

rulska
Nov 16th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I went vegetarian in September 08 to test the water:p as my intention was to eventually become vegan. I did that one month later.:)

sandra
Nov 16th, 2009, 07:58 PM
I will be vegan 4 years at Christmas time! :)

cobweb
Nov 16th, 2009, 09:27 PM
I really can't recall either. But from some literature I found it looks like I went vegan around 15 years ago (I found my order for handmade vegan shoes but I didn't get rid of all my leather shoes straight away, so I still don't really know exactly when I went vegan).


i'm a bit the same, when people ask me i don't know what to say :confused:
i was pretty much vegan by 1993, so that's 16 years ago, but it's kind of grown over the years, with a couple of bumpy bits along the way :rollseyes_ani:

veganwitch
Nov 16th, 2009, 09:31 PM
In February I'll have been vegan for 9 years. I don't recall the exact day though.

veganchoco
Nov 19th, 2009, 08:04 PM
I've been vegan for exactly 11 days now! Yay!
I was vegetarian for about 10 months before that.
I'm NEVER going back to eating meat/dairy.

Jiffy
Nov 20th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Only since June 2007 I'm afraid, I was vegetarian for the preceding twenty years.