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On Saturday, November 20, 2010, Barbara went vegan "Cold Tofurkey" for the animals, after watching the documentary, Earthlings.

But the seeds of the idea of going vegan sprouted a couple of months before that for the now 63-year-old from from Jersey City, N.J. Barbara told me that's when two other women at work decided to go vegan for 30 days.

"I had a conversation with them about how they went vegan and later saw the outcome of their 30 days which was a kind of glow and good feeling about them that inspired and intrigued me," she said.

After that conversation at work, Barbara spent the next month or so reading blogs and articles, seeing the documentary, Food Inc. and reading The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, which contained the 30-day plan the 2 women at work had used to go vegan.

"I knew nothing about veganism until then, she explained. "I had no plan to change my lifestyle which was total carnivore - mostly poultry, fish and dairy but little red meat - for 57 years."

How Barbara went vegan overnight

On November 19, 2010, Barbara watched Earthlings (also recommended by the 2 ladies from work) and the next day, she became a vegan without knowing exactly what to do.