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mwLorin
07-27-2003, 05:45 PM
Hi all,
My name is Lorin.

When I was younger, I was a vegetarian for about 3 years. I did not take good care of myself for
a while. Finally I woke up. I have been a vegan for about 15 years straight.

I became a vegan for personal health reasons, therefore gradually. One nite while with a
group of friends at a Thai restaurant, someone asked me how I could eat dinner without any meat. I answered,
it's easy, I simply feel better. I then woke up and became an active vegan (finally excluding honey from my diet).

Years ago, most people found veganism as a threat. Today, I am happy that most people are interested, rather than
threatened.

I am happy that I can now find vegan friendly grocery stores right in my own neighborhood. I live in the Chicago Gold Coast,
so if I can shop here, there must be hope for the rest of the city.

That's all for now.

Peace
Lorin

:cool:

jenzie
07-27-2003, 06:44 PM
Welcome Lorin!

I wish I could say I've been vegan for 15 years - wow!! What an awesome thing! :D

Adams
07-27-2003, 06:54 PM
Fifteen years is so cool. You are definitely the "oldest" vegan I know. ;)

San
07-29-2003, 11:00 AM
Wow that's amazing! I bet finding vegan foods has gotten a lot easier these days. I've only been vegan for about nine months, but the old school vegans speak of the dark ages when the supermarket carried only one variety of soymilk!