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My name is Adam.
My journey started August 30 2012. Almost 3 months from the time I am writing this.
On that day I woke up inspired by an event that took place some weeks before.
I went fishing Upstate in New York.
Even before I went Vegan I was not the fishing type. Therefore, I had never killed a fish by my own hands(but I contributed to there death, B.V(Before Veganism).
On Our trip(as I was with my Partner(girlfriend); I caught a fish and did what fisherman do, what i was told was OK. I did what I have been programmed to do thanks in part to the society I live in and my own ignorance.
I wish not to go into a more descriptive account of my crime. The image is burned inside me.
After this event, something changed inside my mind. I stopped eating meat Immediately.
In the first week or so of this dietary change I started to feel symptoms of chronic pain I had for years and just excepted as normal life begin to subside. "Begin to subside"; as in still there but diminished pain levels.
The worst pain I had was in my stomach and it was not subsiding. I Completely stopped eating solid meat; e.g. Cow, Chicken, Of coarse fish....But was still unclear as to what to do on the mater of liquid meat; e.g. Cow milk and cheese...
Well, This brings the story back to august 30th 2012.
That morning I arose To a warm sunny, beautiful day in New York! And what did I do on that early bright morning? Why stay inside and search the net of course!
Never Recommended on a fine morning like that, but lucky I did.
The word vegan was floating around in my head. Naturally, I type it into a youtube search bar to discover info. I saw a short cartoon informational vid on the mater. You know the one, the cave man! Then I jumped around the videos on the sidebar and Something I will never forget happened! I came across a durianrider video.
For the next while I went through as many durianrider videos as I could. I laughed, I cried, I screamed! Most importantly I got it!
Somehow throughout all these goings ons, My girlfriend managed to stay asleep(as we live together in a small apt. and the computer was in the bedroom. When she awoke, she was startled by the site of me, clearly in some sort of emotional state. The first thing I said to her is "we are going vegan NOW!"
It did not take any convincing on my part for the love of my life to agree and join me! She has always eaten a diet that mainly consisted of plant based foods, so the notion of tossing the dairy out was A.O.K!
as of that morning almost 3 months ago we have diligently and whole heartedly adjusted to our new vegan life! Every aspect of it. Our soap, shampoo toothpaste and cleaning products have all changed with our diet! As I believe Veganism goes beyond diet extending into every choice you make.
I am fully aware that I'm a "noob. Three months is hardly a blink! I vowed to myself that i will never go back to the person I was. That person makes me sick and I can no longer relate to him. He died 20lbs ago.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
What is your gender? PLEASE NOTE: To enhance the community experience, profile pics of yourself are *REQUIRED* to gain membership. Membership will be declined otherwise.
Please tell us about your dietary inclinations:
I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
Are you Connected?
yes i am
My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley
The Demon-Haunted World/Science as a Candle In The Dark by Carl Sagan
The documentary "Earthlings"
Fat, Sick and nearly Dead
As for pastimes i enjoy; spending time upstate New York in the wild, Hiking, camping, really want to get into cycling! I also enjoy staying at home with my lovey(here on long island) and we enjoy relaxing yoga, reading, light gardening and occasional visits to NYC!
I am also interested in getting into volunteer work. I used to live in NYC and I volunteered in a no kill animal shelter!
Please list your website/blog/facebook/myspace etc
Durianrider & Freelee started this site to bring together high carb, raw vegan and vegan lifestylists' across the Globe! 30bad is a high standard and high performance team! We're here to help you make our team! Let us know what high fruit assistance do you need?
I would like to gain insight, wisdom and knowledge on a complete raw vegan lifestyle. Now I eat two meals a day raw and all my snacks as-well. But I still crave the rice and steamed veg at night!
More than anything, I desire a positive net work of support. Perhaps make a couple new friends to complement my new life.
30bad is a fruit-focused vegan internet community which promotes a high carb fruit based vegan lifestyle free of any animal products. Our forum does not tolerate encouragement of anything contrary to this. Nor do we allow endorsement of non-vegan items or practises which involve the imprisonment, exploitation, abuse or murder of sentient beings. We also require our members to post with proper netiquette. Therefore, please indicate your intention:
I will comply because I like totally agree with all this

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