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Jun 17th, 2004, 05:48 AM
*claps* yay! today is my half year mark for being vegan. six months vegan now :)

how long has everyone else been vegan :)

Jun 17th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Congratulations - its been 10 months for me.


Jun 17th, 2004, 08:41 AM
Just one month. But I can`t picture myself eating meat ever again; it has really started to digust me.

Jun 17th, 2004, 08:42 AM
Aargh! I did it again;must remember to login before replying...

Jun 21st, 2004, 04:07 AM
It's been about 4 years after about 10 years of being veggie. After a year, I experienced a huge surge in energy. However, this might have been from quitting cigarettes, which I was somehow able to at the same time I became vegan, after 10 years of smoking. Anyway, I've never been so healthy. I can't believe I ate all that toxic sludge for so long (milk, eggs, etc.).

Jun 21st, 2004, 08:50 PM
I am now 14 years vegan. I remember being 6 months vegan. That's when I visited an international vegan festival and met other vegans for the first time. There were some people that had been vegan for 10 years or longer. That seemed so far away back then...

Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:24 AM

Jun 22nd, 2004, 03:30 AM
I don't really know when I went truely vegan as I was a total vegetarian for a while beforehand, but I've been raw vegan for almost fifteen months.

Oh, and the hard part wasn't the food, it was all the crazy other products they find ways to pump dead bodies into. That took a while to sort out.

Jun 22nd, 2004, 03:46 AM
ohhh i want to be a raw foodist very much.

Jun 22nd, 2004, 07:01 PM
foxy, there's plenty of information out there. The only hard part for a lot of people is learning to eat more, and of course finding a good supply of varied organic produce. Not that you can't do it with conventional produce, but organic tastes so much better, and of course isn't poisonus.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:42 AM
ohhh i love organic food. its mostly all i eat!

Jun 23rd, 2004, 03:23 AM
Same here!

Jul 12th, 2004, 06:51 AM
I have been vegan for a year...veggie on and off for 8 years before that!

Jul 12th, 2004, 07:11 AM
Almost four beautiful years. After ten of being vegetarian.

Jul 12th, 2004, 07:12 AM
i notice most people were vegetarian before they became vegan. that surprizes me, as i never ever had even thought about not eating meat before i became vegan.

Jul 12th, 2004, 07:36 AM
I didn't even know what a vegan was at age 12. Later, I thought that vegans were nuts. Milk and eggs don't hurt no one, right? It's hard to be compassionate in this cruel world.

Jul 12th, 2004, 07:17 PM
4 years in august. I was veg for a couple of years before that.

Same here, John. When I went vegetarian, I had no intention of ever becoming vegan. I didn't see any point in it. ;)

Jul 12th, 2004, 09:22 PM
14 years vegan. Before that 5 years vegetarian.

Jul 12th, 2004, 11:36 PM
I've been a vegan for about 10 years--vegetarian for many years before that.

I didn't know that "veganism" was possible. (I hadn't done enough reading, of course!)

Best regards,
Kukla's Mom

Jul 14th, 2004, 09:28 PM
yeah i went veggie at the age of 12 (i'm now 24) and my parents said it was ok as long as i didn't want to be vegan 'cos vegans are just WEIRD!!!! according to them....

well now i don't live with them they can't stop me! went vegan 10 months ago, the best thing i ever did. :D
i thought being veggie was enough for far too long :(

Jul 15th, 2004, 02:16 AM
About 4 months then i quit, and now i'm back to veganism for one day now :)

Jul 15th, 2004, 01:11 PM
Poll added!

Hi, we took Tofu Monsters idea and made a poll with a little more detailed options than the other we had, and merged it with this thread. To make things simple, we deleted the old poll, so if you already have voted, please vote again!

If you switched to a vegan diet more than once, use the first year.

Jul 15th, 2004, 02:15 PM
I wasn't what you could call 100% Vegan as a child, because my mother occasionally gave my siblings and I cod liver oil as a "tonic" and she followed other popular trends in natural diet at the time by forcing us to eat liver on a few occasions because someone said we were anemic since we didn't eat meat or drink milk. Also, we had hens and ate eggs about 4 times a year. So, we weren't constantly "vegan" but certainly followed an alternative diet with wheatgrass, popcorn with nutritional yeast as "dinner" or a bowl of greens, flax seed, homemade breads so thick you could stop a leak in a boat with a slice and no dairy or meats 99.9% of the time during my childhood.

Jul 19th, 2004, 05:00 AM
So far there have only been 12 responsed to the poll. Not much is it?

Jul 20th, 2004, 04:42 PM
I was vegan for 2 years, ending in 2001. I became malnourished because I didn't pay attention to my diet at all. I just started back up about 2 weeks ago. Gonna do it right this time. :)