My name is, Maile, and I have been on a vegan/vegetarian diet for almost 2 years. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a vegetarian like my best friend, Megan. She has been a vegetarian since she was born. I never knew why, but ever since summer of 2009 I made the effort and became a vegetarian. At first it was for health and weight loss, then I learned about vegan-ism and was inspired to vegan, but not for the health benefits, though those are a plus. I love being vegan, and I plan on living this lifestyle for a VERY long time. :) If anyone else is vegan or vegetarian, I'm open to discussion. However, I do not give my personal information on the internet, so don't ask.