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When's your Veggieversary?

Discussion in 'The Vegetarian Forum' started by Lord Snot, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. SummerRain

    SummerRain I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

    Location:
    UK
    :) you could just pick a day/month/year I guess? I don't know when mine is exactly either, just what age I was (11) and what time of year.

    I didn't really think about it until recently when I thought, hey I've been vegetarian nearly a decade now! Next year I'll have been vegetarian longer than not vegetarian which will be kinda cool. Maybe I'll celebrate it!
     
  2. AlmandineSky

    AlmandineSky Senior Member

    Vegetarian - March 6th 2009.

    Vegan - October 1st 2009.
     
  3. Josh James xVx

    Josh James xVx Ah Pook is here

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Sometime in mid November.

    Do people actually celebrate this or something?
     
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  4. Spang

    Spang Foot Fetisher

    I make mention of it on Facebook and the message boards I frequent (there are 3 of them), though I don't refer to it as my "veggieversary".
     
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  5. MrsSchu2u

    MrsSchu2u Veteran Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    I don't celebrate. Or rather I celebrate every day by continuing down my chosen path. I went full fledged veg*n in July of 2009. I only remember that because it was at my 35th birthday that I had the sudden realization that I didn't need to eat meat to please others any more.
     
  6. Mel

    Mel Coffee, black!

    Location:
    NB, Canada
    I don't really celebrate either, but it's nice to acknowledge it. It's an actual accomplishment rather than just being born (which we had nothing to do with).

    It's like when I acknowledge every extra year that I've quit smoking (which as it turns out is the same year I went veg, May 3rd, 2005 for quitting smoking, and Oct 11, 2005 for quitting meat).
     
  7. Rosie

    Rosie I don't know what to put here.

    Location:
    u.s.
    No celebrating from me, but I always mention it when people ask.
     
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  8. Josh James xVx

    Josh James xVx Ah Pook is here

    Location:
    Tennessee
    I could tell you roughly how long I've been veg down to the month, but I don't recall the exact date. I wanna say it's November 14th of 2004.
     
  9. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Deity

    Location:
    UK
    I celebrate my vegan anniversary usually by going to a vegan cafe and eating cake. It's the day before World Vegan Day too.:starshower:
     
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  10. peewit

    peewit Well Known Member

    19th August 1985 - it would have been sooner, but I was forced to eat "meat" when I was a young kid. :sniff:

    It's something I always think about when people complain about parents "forcing" their kids to be veg*an.
     
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  11. thefadedone

    thefadedone Needs a life

    Impressive!! :up:
     
  12. peewit

    peewit Well Known Member

    Thanks, but really it just means that I'm an old codger ;)
     
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  13. Pickle Juice

    Pickle Juice Member

    I did celebrate my 30th, by having takeout from Golden Era (vegan Asian restaurant in SF) with my family. I intend to celebrate my 40th at Millenium.
     
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  14. AspireToExpire

    AspireToExpire chomp chomp chump

    Location:
    Baltimore
    People out of curiousity will ask when the last time I ate meat was and I just answer in years, sometime rounding up depending where in the year.
     
  15. sallyomally

    sallyomally Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Houston,TX
    Six years on July 12. I plan to celebrate by baking a chocolate cake with strawberry filling topped with vegan marshmallow buttercream.
     
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  16. I Heart Corey Haim!!

    I Heart Corey Haim!! Well Known Member

    totally...my family and close friends usually throw me a small party or take me to dinner....they have always made a donation to a local animal welfare too in honor of the day.....its always been that way.

    peace:)
     
  17. AlmandineSky

    AlmandineSky Senior Member

    I throw a huge party! I'm kidding. Sort of.

    The reason why I remember the exact dates is because I was eating veg for a few months but not calling myself vegetarian yet since I just wasn't sure if I would mess up and give in at someone's house or something. Back then I was super shy about saying no to whatever someone was serving at their place. I rarely ate at someone's house but I just wasn't sure if I would be assertive enough. Anyway, I was learning about veganism at the time also and was just amazed that people could give up everything from an animal. Growing up where I doubt my mom ever made a single dish that was vegan, and rarely anything vegetarian, I just didn't know how people could do it and what they ate. So I was getting vegan cook books and exploring it. Since I was fascinated by it my husband took me to a vegan restaurant for my birthday that I'd been talking about. While we were eating and I thinking about the waiter being vegan and looking at other customers I thought to myself "If people can be vegan, then the very least I can do is commit to vegetarianism." and from that day on I never touched anything that wasn't vegetarian and made myself assert myself in social situations. I had pretty bad social anxiety which is what also played into why it was scary for me to take that last step that involved being assertive in certain situations.

    With veganism I was also pretty much vegan before actually calling myself a vegan because I was traveling across country for six days with six dogs and staying in some pretty rural areas and we were going to eat dinner at a restaurant every night to unwind and get some time away from the dogs before having to settle them into the hotel room for the night. I wasn't too sure if I would stick to veganism during that trip so I didn't want to call myself a vegan just yet. A few days after we arrived in our current city, which was October 1st, I started telling everyone I was vegan.

    So when I went vegetarian and then vegan I don't really know since it was transitional and I was before I started labeling myself with them but I just always wanted to make sure I wasn't going to screw up.

    I do sort of celebrate when I went vegetarian since it was the first step on my path to veganism but it's also my birthday and it was sort of like a new beginning for me I guess so it's usually included in my birthday celebrations.
     
  18. led.boots

    led.boots Guest

    I know it was the day before Thanksgiving, but I'm not sure of the year, embarrassingly enough. My son thinks it was 2001. :oops:
     
  19. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    September 2004, and vegan February 2011.
     
  20. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Cult Leader Administrator

    1st January 1996, and vegan some time in the autumn 2004.
     
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