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12/5/10 10:52 A

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Sorry to hear you have to eat meat to please your family. That stinks. My family has been very supportive, including my mom who has been wonderful about it. My husband's family, while it was strange at first is coming around. My Sister-in law called me a few weeks ago before I came to my nephew's birthday party and told me no need to bring my own dishes she would have quite a few vegan items for me. I brought hummus and pita chips and between that and what she had I had two huge plates of food that were healthy and yummy.

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9/21/10 10:52 A

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I am a flirt. Its just too hard to for me to give up dairy and eggs. emoticon Plus when we visit family I have to eat meat because they really freak out if I don't.

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8/25/10 4:37 P

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I definately cut it out at home and use less processed forms.......but I will say that I don't go out of my way to stay away from it outside the home. It's hard enough eating vegan without worrying about cutting out sugar too.

Great job on the 5 days (hopefully 7 now)!!

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8/23/10 7:48 A

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I started reading Alchia's book about a week ago. I decided to give it a try. I am not nor have I ever been real meat eater so that has not been a problem. I am really trying to stay away from dairy and sugar. I have a true addiction to sugar and I feel that it needs to be cut from my life. I am flirting with all the idea's from her book. I am finding I really enjoy all the foods I have been eating and watching the scale drop as well. I even got my husband to go with me to a health food store and have lunch. He is being very supportive. I have a lot of weight to lose and by a lot I mean about a hundred pounds. I feel good after being vegan for 5 days so I see no reason as to why not keep it going. I was wondering does everyone in the vegan lifestyle cut processed sugar from there food plans?

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MELANIEC.'s Photo MELANIEC. Posts: 910
8/10/10 6:41 A

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I've been able to stay vegan for 3 months now, including 2 weeks in Disney, and a bunch of other things like camping, and a lot of other shorter vacations and other events.

It's been way more easier than I could have ever imagined, and it's finally becoming a way of life and I don't feel so awkward saying I eat this way. The family is coming around, and I'm sure after a few years it won't be difficult at all. Looking foward to eating Vegan in Vegas next month.

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7/26/10 9:28 A

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I'm a longtime vegan flirt. I've been a vegetarian for 16 years, a few times a year I eat fish and feel terrible about it (I don't miss meat or chicken at all, but I live in a coastal area and fish was the last thing I cut out when I first went veg). Like others have said - at home it's really easy to eat vegan - out, more challenging. My husband is an omnivore and very cool - he eats whatever I make. Most of my cookbooks are vegan... but for some reason I've never been able to do it completely for more than 2 weeks at a time.

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7/16/10 11:11 P

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Well, I am flirting with vegetarianism but my Dr wants me to go totally low fat vegan. It is for my health issues.

Right now I have cage free orgainic chicken but I am determined to cut it down and down until I can do without.

It is a process going from a meat eater on Thursday to doing my best to be a vegetarian in one day. I think this team is really going to help.

Nimsy, AR

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No one is going to sail your ship for you, they are busy sailing their own, so suck it up buttercup and get underway or out of the way, the choice is all yours. Nimsy



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7/13/10 3:49 P

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all of the above!

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7/12/10 8:52 P

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After 19 years of flirting, I became vegan on last year's birthday.




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6/15/10 4:40 A

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I guess I'm a little of everything.

I was a vegetarian from 1995 to 2001, vegan from 2001 to 2003 - and then I met my husband and my eating got out of control. I think a lot of it was influenced by my husband and a lot had to do with not being able to afford "real" foods.

I started getting back into healthy eating in 2008 (after the birth of my daughter) but from 2006 to 2009, I was just flirting with vegetarianism - plus I was doing dieting with almost 100% processed foods. Crap like fake butter spray and all those fat free plastic things.

I've always been on the verge, just needed a kick in the butt. Watching Food Inc. was that kick in the butt. I've been a happy veggie with no issues since November 2009. In January I started getting more into healthy eating - not just not eating meat.

Currently I eat no meat (though I do have an egg on occasion if it's in a dish or baked item and I'm having a treat), and I have greek yogurt about once a week. I don't eat any processed foods, though I do indulge on Rice Dream "Ice Cream" once or twice a month as a treat. I also steer clear of wheat, sugar and flour.

There are a few things I could never do as a superhero (I freakin' love bell pepper) but I'll probably end up vegan at some point (if my friends and family don't kill me).

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5/20/10 12:47 P

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flirting with vegetarianism. I eat meat one or two times a week. I've really cut it down a lot. The problem is that my husband and daughter eat meat so Its kinda hard, but I think eventually I will end of full vegetarian and maybe one day vegan

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MELANIEC.'s Photo MELANIEC. Posts: 910
5/17/10 1:55 P

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Just an update that I've been Vegan for 2 weeks now. Just taking it day by day, but I'm so excited in the change I've made!

Melanie ~

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Absolutely! Go team!

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4/27/10 10:48 A

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Glad to see us all Flirting towards being healthier and helping out our fellow animals.

Melanie ~

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Flirt.

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4/22/10 10:36 A

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I took am just flirting with veganism. It's really easy for me on regular week days/nights (mon-thurs) to make things I know are vegan but when I'm at a friend's house or on a date I find it to be so much more difficult to try to order vegan. Ordering vegetarian in a restaurant is difficult enough (Even at panera they give me looks when I ask for no chicken on a salad) but vegan requires some real effort and I'm just not there yet.
I think it would possibly be easier somewhere like LA or NYC where you have tons of options for health markets and hip restaurants but here in lincoln, nebraska...well, people already think I'm nuts!
Still, I'm eating clean without any processed foods so I just focus on that and when you do so you find yourself really not eating many animal products :)

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MELANIEC.'s Photo MELANIEC. Posts: 910
4/22/10 8:05 A

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So far I'm a flirt and making a more effort these days to work towards Vegan. I've been vegetarian since 11/10/09, so a little over 5 months now. That part was so easy!!

Eating Vegan at home is very easy. Eating out is a little harder, but I'm learning to do it more and more. Cheese is the hardest. I believe it's something I can do, but the Vegan part I'm working on slower just so I can make it work.

How about you? Would love to hear about your journey?

Melanie ~

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