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Hey everyone, newbie here.

My name's Katelyn, and I've made the switch to vegan about two weeks ago.  As far as I'm concerned its permanent.  There's been some mishaps as I learn what ingredients are in certain foods, but so far so good.

Anyway, I'm new to this forum so I thought I'd introduce myself.  I live in NJ and I'm looking for some people to hang out with and meet.  I came here because I'd like them to at least have one thing in common with me, and a healthy and conscious diet is important to me (in aspects of animal well-being and, even more relevant for me, health).  I'm a certified holistic health counselor but I'm not currently practicing.  But, as you can tell, I'm big into health.  I'm not perfectly healthy myself but I'm trying.  My ultimate goal is to go 80/10/10 raw vegan.

Besides health I'm into animals, books, video games, deep conversations, hanging out at parks and just doing things outdoors in general...  I also like to make things.  I make my own jewelry and I'm learning to sew.

If anyone's in the NJ/NY, or even PA area and wants to hang out, let me know!  :)

Hi Katelyn!  That's awesome that you're two weeks into being vegan!  :w00t!:

I like to do jewelry and sewing as well.  I got a new machine for Christmas but I have yet to use it.....gotta get on that.....

Welcome to vegweb! :)

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Hi, Katelyn!  Hanging out here makes the transition easier.

What's a 80/10/10 raw vegan? 

I used to sew more.  I'm thinking of getting Me On A Pumpkin.  You can download a picture and it will print out a picture to carve into a pumpkin.  I'm thinking of using it to make art quilts of my favorite musicians.

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Kissmekate, I got my sewing machine I think two years ago for christmas and I JUST started using it!  Lol.  But I made my little cousin a blanket (basically just sewing over the edges so it looks neat, with a big sheet of fleece... no big deal), so that was fun.  Thanks for the welcome :)

Humboldt_honey, 80/10/10 raw vegan is a diet that was "created", or at least outlined, by Dr. Douglas Graham.  It consists of eating 80% of your calories from carbs, 10% from fat and 10% from protein.  You do this by eating a lot of fruit and leafy greens, with occasional fatty fruits like avocados or nuts.  I've done it for days at a time and I've felt wonderful every time, but it costs a LOT of money when you can't grow your own food.  The summer makes it easier cause I can grow a little bit of produce but its still impractical for NJ weather.

I had never heard of that Me On A Pumpkin thing.  Thats really neat!  I just looked at a demo on the site.  That's really useful... I've been meaning to make some shirts but I needed a pattern to put on front... if I used that program though they sort of lay an outline for you.  Thanks.

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hey nadalia,
i did 80/10/10 for a while and i felt great, too. then i really wanted cookies. ::sigh::
it does cost a lot, too, such a bummer!

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Hi Hespedal.  Its really sad that it costs so much.  Why can't hey put subsidies on fruits and veggies instead of meat and dairy?! So not fair.

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Hey Nadalia! Welcome to the vegweb community--I'm sure you will love it here :)

Wow! The 80/10/10! That's some serious stuff--good luck with that! I have friends who have been trying to do it for awhile, I give them (and you) so many props for trying, it is not an easy lifestyle to maintain! Who ever thought that there would be a harder lifestyle than vegan  ;D

Anyways--welcome again!

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welcome to vegweb!

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welcome to vegweb!

Yeah! It will become your second home.  :flower:

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You can also post, and learn about others here: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=13109.0  ;)b

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Kissmekate, I got my sewing machine I think two years ago for christmas and I JUST started using it!  Lol.  But I made my little cousin a blanket (basically just sewing over the edges so it looks neat, with a big sheet of fleece... no big deal), so that was fun. 

Haha, I just made one of those two!  I bought a big piece of fleece on sale and just zigzagged over the edges (this was over winter break before I got my sewing machine).  It's like my favorite blanket ever. :)>>>

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Nice to meet you.  You'll find lots of support here, if you ever have questions or rants.  Plus, I'm sure you have a lot to offer others.  Good luck on your journey.

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Hey there, welcome... here's a local event. I most likely will be attending.

The Veg Social NJ will be holding a very special event on Saturday April 19th starting at 7pm in Lawrenceville, New Jersey!

A vegan potluck with UFC 83 featuring Mac Danzig and a special presentation from Philadelphia's own vegan mixed martial arts expert Chris Price!

Mac Danzig is a vegan mixed matrial arts fighter who has recently won "The Ultimate Fighter, Season 6" on spike TV. The win was a victory for vegans and the animals worldwide!

Let's eat vegan food, have a blast and support Mac on his journey in the up and coming exciting sport of UFC! UFC fighting is new to a lot of us, Chris Price, local vegan activist and mixed martial arts expert will be explaining the UFC and giving a demonstration on fighting techniques starting an hour before the UFC pay per view!

UFC 83 starts live at 10pm, but the party starts at 7pm! We are getting the pay per view, you bring the vegan food and drinks!

Bring all your friends - we will show them how good vegan food can be!

This event will be held in Lawrenceville, NJ. (near Trains, 30 minutes from Philly and an little over an hour from NYC)

For more information and directions please contact the New Jersey Veg Social at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%76%65%67%73%6f%63%69%61%6c%6e%6a%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%76%65%67%73%6f%63%69%61%6c%6e%6a%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) or http://www.myspace.com/njveg

For more information on the UFC please www.ufc.com and UFC event 83 go here:
http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.FightCard&eid=1082

For more information on Mac Danzig:
www.macdanzig.net or http://www.myspace.com/macdanzig

For more information on Chris Price:
http://www.myspace.com/veganfighter or www.veganfighter.com

Be sure to subscribe to the list serve. To get on the list for all upcoming events, just send a blank email (no subject, no body) to: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6e%6a%76%65%67%2d%73%75%62%73%63%72%69%62%65%40%6c%69%73%74%73%2e%72%69%73%65%75%70%2e%6e%65%74%22%3e%6e%6a%76%65%67%2d%73%75%62%73%63%72%69%62%65%40%6c%69%73%74%73%2e%72%69%73%65%75%70%2e%6e%65%74%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))

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Hi Nadalia! Welcome to vegweb. I came here when I started my vegan diet about 10 months ago. The recipes are great and the people are greater!

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Hey everyone :D

Kannas, thanks for all that info!  I used to live in Lawrenceville so I know how to get there... I'll give all the links a look.  Its a little short notice for me but I'd like to go.  I made plans with my mom buuut maybe she'll consider a reschedule.

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