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Greetings everyone!

#1 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:14 am

Hello folks. I am Courtney, a new member to the boards! I got invited by Robert, who I ran into on another vegan message board.

Only 4 days ago I made the decision to change my lifestyle and go vegan. I am an assistant manager at a Mcdonald's here in Fargo and I was curious about a book I had heard about called "Fast Food Nation." So I bought the book to read it. Well what I read not only turned me off of fast food, but off from meat products in general. Even the one time I tried to eat meat after reading it, I vomited. I just can't do it anymore! So, I decided to become vegan. Not only will being vegan make the nevironment a better place for both humans and animals alike, but it will make me become a healthier person and aid me in my weight loss and fitness journey.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! :)

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#2 Postby robert » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:17 am

Hey Courtney,

Welcome aboard! We're happy to have you here. Congratulations on changing your life to follow a healthier, more compassionate path. Great stuff!

You will find a very supportive group here. Some people joke around a bit (including myself as you'll see) but we're all here to support one another and share information, inspiration and motivation.

All the best and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Since you're "new" to veganism, please explore the various sections and post any questions you have. At least someone here will have an answer to almost anything you could think of.

Take care,

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#3 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:19 am

Thanks for your kind reply! I am really looking forward to delving into the depths of this forum and learning all I can, not to mention getting to know some cool folks in the process. :)
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#4 Postby runner » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:14 pm

hi Courtney,

welcome to VBB!!

Congratulations with your decisions!!!

For your health the animals the enviroment!!!

I saw a lecture from the writer and also went trough fastfood nation (or the dutch translation off the book) .. I did not like all parts off his book, but ok..

http://www.mcspotlight.org/ might be interesthing as well

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#5 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:58 pm

Thanks for your warm welcome runner! :)

I have also heard of the McSpotlight site, although had never been there until now. Thanks for the link! :)
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#6 Postby compassionategirl » Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:19 pm

I am so excited for you! You have made the best decision of your life - one that has far reaching impacts beyond just you. Congratulations!

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Remember though that vegan junk food is still junk food. *I have a hard time with that one too :wink: :wink: :wink: *
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#7 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:52 pm

Thanks a bunch compassionategirl! :)
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#8 Postby Matt » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:42 pm

Welcome, Courtney. Very interesting background story...glad you decided to go vegan. :wink:
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#9 Postby endcruelty » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:46 pm

o wow you're vegan and work for mcdonalds??? that should be interesting :shock:

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#10 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:12 am

Thanks Matt! :)

Yeah, end cruelty, it's kind of weird. I am looking for a new job but the job market sucks in Fargo. I have to stay there until I find something better. I like my coworkers and the job itself but it doesn't pay much and I can't eat anything there, which is tough. Side salads (just lettuce and tomatoes) get boring after a while. I do hope I can find a higher paying job that I will like soon.
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#11 Postby finbarrio » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:58 am

Welcome VG2006!

Congrats on making the leap!
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#12 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:57 am

Thanks finbarrio! :)
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#13 Postby Raw Ambition » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:40 am

Hi Courtney!

welcome to VBB! I thought Fast Food Nation was a fantastic book, I'd also recommend "Mad Cowboy" by Howard Lyman. Another fantastic read.

How are things going with the flooding this year? Congratulations on your descision to becoming healthier, believe me, you will NOT be dissapointed
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#14 Postby JW » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:12 pm

Welcome Courtney!

Fast Food Nation was the turning point for me too!
I went vegetarian then vegan a couple years later.

I work for a Foodservices company which supplies restaurants.
I don't have to work with meat or cooking of meat but it is sure tough sometimes.

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#15 Postby Crash » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:04 pm

Welcome ! :D
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