Hello VBB community! I am Mike. Vegetarian for a year, vegan since 5/31/07. I stopped consuming dairy products three days after I found this site and frequently browsed through pages of all of the great benefits, not only for the animals, but for me as well. Getting a good body is priority for me right now, I am 6'1" and 136 pounds.. I lost 50 pounds 4 months after I quit eating meat, and fatty products. The pounds have stayed off.. Now it is time for me to tone my body into shape, to perhaps inspire people that you do not have to have cruelty in your daily diet to be fit, and strong. I am eighteen years old, usually awake during the night, I enjoy getting to know people, baths/hot tubs, and my dog "Ming Mei the Shar Pei".