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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-06-09 02:18 PM
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9. Some people have had good luck picking a day to start.
For example, the Meatless Monday campaign might help you pick one day a week to eat veggie. That gives you both a fixed schedule to aid in buying groceries, and the confidence to prove to yourself that you can do it 1 day out of 7.

The next step would be to pick a 2nd day weekly. Try that for a few weeks/months until you feel confident, and add a 3rd.

Concentrate at the journey, not the goal, and you'll find yourself further along than you would have expected. :)
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  -Are there in other Buddhist types out there. I have a question. leftyladyfrommo  Apr-21-09 09:34 AM   #0 
  - My studies in Buddhism coincided with my going veggie.  Ignis   Apr-29-09 01:44 PM   #1 
  - Some more info:  Ignis   May-01-09 02:14 PM   #2 
  - Im pescitarian - was lacto ovo for a long time  FreeState   May-01-09 03:35 PM   #3 
  - Wasn't that the meal that killed him?  leftyladyfrommo   May-07-09 10:49 AM   #12 
     - Yes - thats the story - however as you say any food could do that  FreeState   May-15-09 02:22 PM   #18 
        - idn't make it. I just got so hungry that I went out and got a hamburger.  leftyladyfrommo   Jun-03-09 12:31 PM   #22 
  - My husband is a Buddhist and he eats meat.  I Have A Dream   May-02-09 02:42 PM   #4 
  - By following the Precepts of course....  mtf80123   May-05-09 03:26 AM   #5 
  - Of course some will attempt to justify killing....  mtf80123   May-05-09 03:31 AM   #6 
  - 1. Do not Kill  mtf80123   May-05-09 04:42 AM   #7 
  - Seems to me like eating meat and making excuses for it is just a cop out.  leftyladyfrommo   May-06-09 09:54 AM   #8 
  - Some people have had good luck picking a day to start.  Ignis   May-06-09 02:18 PM   #9 
  - That's a good idea. I think I could do that with no problem.  leftyladyfrommo   May-07-09 10:45 AM   #11 
     - Don't worry about what others think.  Ignis   May-07-09 11:53 AM   #13 
        - OK. That seems to be working.  leftyladyfrommo   May-13-09 09:51 AM   #14 
           - Great! Here's another suggestion:  Ignis   May-13-09 11:43 AM   #15 
              - I suppose that would mean cooking?  leftyladyfrommo   May-14-09 09:25 AM   #16 
                 - You'd be surprised.  Ignis   May-14-09 12:35 PM   #17 
                 - I bet they are quite a few sanghas/zendos in your area  LostinVA   Jun-03-09 08:27 AM   #20 
                    - Our Unitarian Church is really snobby.  leftyladyfrommo   Jun-03-09 12:28 PM   #21 
                       - i dont eat mammals.. it isnt required, it is suggested if it is necessary for good health, i saw a  sam sarrha   Sep-02-09 07:19 PM   #27 
  - Ommm  mtf80123   May-06-09 09:02 PM   #10 
  - No -- Zen Buddhism doesn't require that you be vegetarian  LostinVA   Jun-03-09 08:25 AM   #19 
  - My vegetarianism has more to do with Gaia than Buddha  GliderGuider   Aug-11-09 05:57 PM   #23 
     - Mine started out as a financial consideration...  Why Syzygy   Aug-11-09 07:26 PM   #24 
        - It's the iron in the meat  GliderGuider   Aug-11-09 07:47 PM   #25 
           - Raw beets have lots of iron.  leftyladyfrommo   Aug-12-09 12:38 PM   #26 
 

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