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Vegan: Day 1

A declaration... today I am choosing a new life, I want to be Vegan. I am over 40 and mother to two. I came to this realization after I had the self-realization that I was nagging my child to eat his dinner last night. I felt sick to my stomach as I heard by parent's voices in my head, scolding me for not eating the meat on my plate. Growing up, it would not have been an option to be a vegetarian. Secretly I have always wanted to not only eat vegetarian, but also live a vegan lifestyle.

I have bowed to pressure from my family and forsaken my health and my true nature and eaten meat even though it made me secretly disgusted. I have no idea how to cook delicious vegetable meals, but I will learn. If for awhile I have to eat only salad and cold vegetables until I learn to cook, then so be it. I don't want to consume or use any animal products any longer. I am throwing out all that I own. If nobody else in my household will follow my lead that's okay. I want to set a healthy example for my kids and the first step of a long journey begins with a single step.

I think I am going to need a "Vegan for Dummies" book....

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  1. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    Whoo hoo! Keep us updated!
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    1. pamelablogs2020
      Thanks :) i love this site!
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  2. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    Hey...welcome to the community..I am sure you will have a great time reading and writing here :) You will find lot of easy recipes and other tips here. That is the whole idea of building this place. I agree with you completely. It is true that it is natural for humans to be vegans. It is just the conditioning that makes us forget our real nature and eat meat. Welcome to Theflamingvegan..I would look forward to reading about your experiences as a Vegan!
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    1. pamelablogs2020
      Thank you AkanshaLal! I am overwhelmed, but so happy! i appreciate your nice comment and so glad to have found this site! The recipes look great!
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  3. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
    This made me smile! I'm sure you will flourish in your new lifestyle:)
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    1. pamelablogs2020
      Thank you! I love all of the posts on this site, a lot of information!
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  4. Lindsay is Vegan
    Lindsay is Vegan
    Congrats!!! You can find some simple recipes on my blog: www.lindsayisvegan.wordpress.com- us vegans are a very supportive community :)
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  5. moregreensplease
    moregreensplease
    Congatulations on becoming vegan.In my family I am the vegan and my wife and children are vegetarian.A lot of the vegan food is cooked by me.For years I have known how to cook and now that I am a vegan I enjoy food so much more.It is fun to cook and I have learned so much about different kinds of fruits and vegetables.It is great to eat fresh food and challenge myself to cook new foods.Best of luck to you and your family.
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  6. Buster509
    Hope you enjoy your new Adventure!
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