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 Post subject: Good morning!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:45 am 
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My friends call me Rae. I've been a vegetarian since December of 2003, and a vegan since September of 2004. I went veg at the advice of my surgeon (I was convalescing from a nasty back injury, and had gained weight due to my inability to walk and my horrible diet). It worked for a while, but once my diet became heavy with seafood, I gained more weight. Long story short, I got fed up and went vegan.

The change in my diet allowed me to drop a large amount of weight. Once I was able to be more active, I ended up losing a total of 50 lbs. I still have a long way to go. I'm convinced that going vegan also aided in my recovery. While I still suffer from back pain now and then (mostly when the weather's bad), I'm able to walk, dance, and just plain stand again.

I joined this forum hoping to make new friends, and keep myself motivated. I don't always get the support I want or need here at home, and while I've done well without it, encouraging words and friendly advice is something any normal human being longs for.

I live in NJ (though I'm originally from NY). My life revolves around my art & music, my adopted guinea pig Noah, and my sweetheart. It's really late (or early, depending how you look at it), and I don't have much else to say. I hope this intro wasn't too long. Thanks for reading. Take care. :D


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Hi Rae,

welcome to VBB! We are an inviting bunch, one of which (that would be me) due to a cold sounds like Kermit the Frog doing an impression of Don Corleone... not a pretty sight!!

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Hi Rae,

welcome!!!

Congratulations with your results!! and good luck to get more results!!

hope you find some support and fun on this site!!

take care

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:24 am 
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Raw Ambition wrote:
Hi Rae,

welcome to VBB! We are an inviting bunch, one of which (that would be me) due to a cold sounds like Kermit the Frog doing an impression of Don Corleone... not a pretty sight!!

Thank you very much. :)
I hope you feel better soon!

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Hi Rae,

welcome!!!

Congratulations with your results!! and good luck to get more results!!

hope you find some support and fun on this site!!

take care

Thanks bunches! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:15 am 
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Welcome Rae!

Great to see you on here. I'm sure you'll make new friends within this group. I have, and it has been great. I can travel all over the US and various parts of the world and know someone from the forum who lives there :)

We have a few local meet-ups in different regions as well. We just had one in Germany and one in L.A. a couple of weeks ago. We have a bigger one in L.A. later on this year, which should be really cool.

Have a great time on the forum, welcome aboard!

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Welcome! :)


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Welcome Rae!


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robert, SeaSiren, and exciton, thank you so much for the welcome. :D


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Welcome ! :D

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Thank you Crash. :)


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Hi, teanyrican, Welcome! Interesting quote by Gregory ;) Gotta love 'im.


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Hey _raVen_, thanks a bunch. I found that quote by chance, and I thought it was amazing. It addressed two issues that matter a lot to me, at once so I just had to pick it. :)


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Welcome Rae!!!!

I think you'll find this group extremely welcoming and supportive.
I haven't been here that long but I already feel at home.


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Thank you JW! :D
That's very good to hear; I'm still a little shy. :oops:


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Hey Rae!
Welcome! Your story is awesome - so glad you've lost the weight and become more active. :D
Another East-coaster. We gotta set up an East Coast meet-up one of these days.

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