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#16 Postby xdarthveganx » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:11 pm

welcome!
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I am in the process of trying to lose 60lbs of fat while gaining lean muscle by December 2012
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Re: Hey Buddy!

#17 Postby loveliberate » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:41 am

sxejustin wrote:A Vegan child? That rules! I've been thinking quite a bit about the prospects of having children lately and what kind of diet I would use to raise them. That is very inspiring! 8)


Come out to Portland if ya want to see vegan kids Justin - I've got 3 in my family alone! :D
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#18 Postby ARvegan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:57 am

[quote=I like the term ethical vegan. I just started using it about 6 months ago. I'm not sure why. I heard someone use that term and it just seemed to fit for me too, so I often say the same about myself.quote]

Hi!. Ethical vegan usually applies to those who have chosen to be vegan for the animals (as opposed to health reasons or religious).
(Maybe you knew that but I misinterpreted :lol:)

Although, I am (& especially my daughter) vegan for the health benefits, as well.

So nice to feel invited into this circle with all of your replies.

In response to some of the mention of my raising my daughter vegan....
It has been a diffucult journey due to much opposition from her father (mainstream, non-vegan, divorced, 'nuf said) & a (my) interfering mom.

I try to stay in the company of open-minded, respectful people alot of whom are veg'n or spiritual folks.

I also started a local vegan kids meetup as a way for veg'n kids to find comraderie with veg'n peers and to positively reinforce compassion for animals, good vegan food and kid-fun.
http://vegan.meetup.com/375/

Do any of you have kids and are you raising them vegan?

Nice chatting!!
Michelle

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#19 Postby loveliberate » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:50 pm

Hola Michelle,

I checked out the meetup link you provided - it looks like you are doing lots of great stuff! :D

I'm sorry to hear that your Mom & Ex have opposed your wonderful & wise decision to raise your daughter vegan. My wife, 3 kids & I are all vegan - our families have never made much of an issue of this choice either way.
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." - The Dalai Lama, May 2001 at "Educating Heart Summit" in Portland, OR.
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#20 Postby veganmadre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:43 am

Oh wow! How cool to make the connection! My boyfriend and I started the Pittsburgh meetup group just back in November and noticed your group back then! And to think shortly after we'd have a real contact through Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness. We're raising 3 veg*n little girls - ages 4, 5 and 7. We've met some vegan families through our group and through the pgh veg_yahoo group that coexists. Having that social support network for kids is invaluable. It's been essential for me as an adult so, I can only imagine...

Anyway, it's great to meet you! Welcome! :D
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#21 Postby Crash » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:49 pm

Welcome ! :)
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