I've been a vegetarian for about a year now. Last year while at my university, a vegan group was handing out pamphlets which made me realize that eggs and dairy demand do hurt animals. Took a couple more months before I finally decided that I need to go vegan (I'm just stubborn I guess same thing as a vegetarian, awareness of the brutality, a couple months of me pretending that I don't care and that they are just animals, then making the change). I am with my mom for the summer and do my own grocery shopping and cooking. I but nothing non-vegan, and will not have cheese/eggs/milk that is just laying around the house, but I find myself having trouble with the odd non-vegan item. For example, I had some cake that was sitting out yesterday. I'm also pretty concerned about food at university. It is looking like I might get one buffet meal a day, and the food there is really limited, even for an omnivore. So, I am hoping to find a community that will help me stay in line. I know after this up-coming school year is done with it should get easier since I'll be able to live on my own then, but until then I want to eat as little animal products as possible (and hopefully none).