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Hi all. I've been lurking on this forum for a long time now, close to two years. I figure it is about time to get involved.

 

ABOUT ME:

 

I'm 23, living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania - about five miles from Philadelphia. I've been vegetarian ever since I started buying my own food, about 18 months ago. I don't consider myself vegan: my workboots are not vegan (yet), I wear the occasional silk tie, I eat like 99% vegan, but I still partake in famliy birthday cake, etc. On the bright side, my mom made a vegan cake for my birthday this year, so my family is definitely becoming more and more supportive.

 

My favorite exercise is sprinting, squats, and pushups. My favorite sport is wrestling. I mainly work out for recreation. I'm not opposed to working towards definite goals, but currently I workout purely when I feel like it for fun. So I go through periods of exercising everyday, and periods where I get home from work and do nothing physical. HOWEVER - I work as a laborer for a brickmason, so five days a week I put in eight hours of heavy lifting, carrying, sledgehammering, shoveling, etc.

 

My motivation for joining this forum is to get past that 1% of my diet that is non-vegan. My reasons for being vegan lean WAAAYY more to the compassion/spiritual side than the health end. I feel like being a member here will help me live this personal commitment to myself, which I feel is essential to my spiritual wellbeing.

 

FAVORITE FOODS:

 

Papaya, avocado, and mango.

 

#1 ACCOMPLISHMENT:

 

I have completely abstained from drugs and alcohol since October 18, 2005.

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My motivation for joining this forum is to get past that 1% of my diet that is non-vegan. My reasons for being vegan lean WAAAYY more to the compassion/spiritual side than the health end. I feel like being a member here will help me live this personal commitment to myself, which I feel is essential to my spiritual wellbeing.

 

FAVORITE FOODS:

Papaya, avocado, and mango.

 

#1 ACCOMPLISHMENT:

I have completely abstained from drugs and alcohol since October 18, 2005.

I am pretty sure you will be all vegan soon... you know where the dark side is - so now you can head for the good side

 

Adding water melon and banana and you listed all my staple food!

 

XveganX!

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Welcome to the forum And don't sweat those non-vegan things you use. You bought them a while ago and there no gain from dumping them.

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Welcome to the forum And don't sweat those non-vegan things you use. You bought them a while ago and there no gain from dumping them.

 

I agree with Potter -- it took me a while to filter out my non-vegan clothes, health products etc.

 

Welcome tommybricks!!!

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Welcome to the forum And don't sweat those non-vegan things you use. You bought them a while ago and there no gain from dumping them.

 

I agree with Potter -- it took me a while to filter out my non-vegan clothes, health products etc.

 

Welcome tommybricks!!!

Hey Welcome !

I agree with Potter too,

take it slow.

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Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

 

Odidnetne: I live in Bristol Boro, a couple miles from where Frankford Ave turns into Rt 13. I'm a five minute walk from the Deleware River.

 

1%: Yeah I feel a little guilty about some of that non-vegan stuff, but I know that change happens over time, and I'm more comfortable taking things easy and letting things happen naturally, instead of forcing something too soon.

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Welcome!

 

Being vegan is an ongoing journey and I think no one is ever at 100% depending on how specific one gets about it. It is about doing the best you can and if that is what you are doing that 1% will eventually become lesser and lesser. That makes you vegan in my opinion.

 

Congrats on being drug and alcohol free!

 

Put your papaya, mango, and avacodo chopped into a bowl with some chopped bananas and strawberries and you have the best fruit salad ever!

 

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