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Running pace

There's nothing more frustrating than having a brilliantly fast (for me anyway) run and then .5km from home a set of traffic lights stalled me by over a minute. So annoying. Anyone else running at the moment?

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5 Replies · Reply by JohnnyP Feb 25, 2015

Already gaining weight

Christmas festivities have put on a lil weight already. Eep! I know being vegan means I say no more than if I was omni or lacto-v but there have been enough yesses already to do damage.How are you guys holding off the holiday pounds?Or are you…

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5 Replies · Reply by Amoli Feb 23, 2015

Moodley Gauntlet

Who's interested in a vegan/vegetarian December fitness challenge? It's too easy to let the cold weather and dark evenings keep me on the couch. We can keep each other accountable and check in on Fridays with our progress. It's open to any form of…

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40 Replies · Reply by Ais May 1, 2015

Members' Stories

When I was about 3 years of age, I asked my parents for a toy kitchen, the kind you usually think girls would have as kids. I got it. At three I was imitating my then chef father, dicing fake carrots and serving plastic chickens.

Years later, much to the embarrassment of my parents, I wanted an easy bake oven. I wanted the damn thing to cook with, because I was not allowed use the actual oven. The idea of being able to bake a cake was magic, I could literally pull any treat I…

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Lurcher Love

I think I always instinctively  wanted to be vegetarian. I don’t remember it, but my family tell a story about me, aged four, becoming hysterical one Christmas when we visited my Grandparents farm in West Cork. They were due to kill one of their turkeys to have for dinner, but I was so inconsolable they had to drive miles on Christmas eve to find a pre-packaged turkey as a last minute stand in, which I happily ate as I…

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My Journey To A Better Me.

I grew up in a rural, meat eating family. I ate what I was given & never thought about where my "food" came from or the life it had before it ended up on my plate. I remained like that throughout my childhood & teens.

Then one evening, sixteen years ago, while flicking through t.v channels, I stumbled across a programme about slaughter houses. That was it for me. I cried myself to sleep & from theat moment on became vegetarian. There was no going back now, my mind…

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Growing up on a farm perched on nature's shoulder in the West of Ireland, it's safe to say while organic vegetables were in abundance, vegetarians were not. As a slightly eccentric child at 10 years of age, my main companions in life were my animals - my cat, my dog, my chickens, my cow, my lamb and my pony. (Before you ask, yes, yes I did have friends but they lived reeallly far away..or so it seemed to me as a child who was not permitted to drive a  car although I was trusted to drive…

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Thank Heavens for Waffle Irons

My vegan story is slightly embarrassing actually, well the first part anyway.  The dreaded Y2K was coming and New Zealand television was rife with doomsday documentaries.  I was sitting on the couch watching one of said uplifting programs, when a segment came on about animals turning against human kind for all the things we had done to them. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, our humble television networks in the 90’s couldn’t…

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Amy's tale

I thought it wise to give this a go as its gotten so cold.I was a vegetarian from my mid teens as my mom was all the time I grew up. My dad generally joined us but also ate meat.Then a couple of years ago I met my now ex-gf and she made such delicious vegan food I thought is finally give it a go. It was something I aspired to do one day.We joked that she had me at ethically-sourced tofu! Now I hope to get my current gf to fall in love with vegan food and the lifestyle as well as with me :D
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It took me a bit longer than Joe

But I got there in the end.I heard about red meat vegetarianism from an older girl in school. I tried it for a while and then got lazy. All through my teens I gently weaned off it without really noticing and when I was 22 and meeting the potential inlaws for dinner they asked if I was vegetarian.Without hesitating, I responded yes. I was and since then I haven't slipped.
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I'm vegan and I'm cold

Hey Moodleys - Do I get one for being first to post?

EDITED *Moodleys say 'maybe'*

Here's my story. It's a simple one. I was in school, looking at my ham sandwich which I gobbled every day. I looked at it, saw a streak of fat in it which I didn't usually see in processed meat and noticed it was strange. I picked it out, brought it home in the tin foil and asked my mam what it was.

She explained the whole story of where meat come from and that was it, I was vegetarian…

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