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#31 Postby Shelby » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:30 pm

Hey Meggy!
Thanks for the welcome! And I totally agree with you and Michael... we vegans obviously know whats best for us, even if that means going against the grain. I love that whole protein debate thing that non-vegan bodybuilders are obsessed with... more protein DOES NOT equal more muscle! Ugh, I won't go into detail, cuz I know that you've all been thru it numerous times... Just eat healthy, exercise, and the mass will follow. Consuming hundreds of grams of protein will not help... in fact, it may just have the opposite effect and turn into fat (or much worse). I'd rather eat sensibly and experience slower gains than try to do it really fast and unhealthily. (Ok, enough venting for today, lol).

PEACE!!!!!
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#32 Postby veganmadre » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:37 am

Hi Shelby! Sorry I'm late with a welcome but I see you have been warmly received! Rant away if you desire. This board is way tolerant!! :o

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#33 Postby Tarz » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:46 am

Hi Shelby - I'm glad you liked Floyd. Here's a couple more pics of him:

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I'm seeing my sister this weekend, so he's gonna be spoilt with lot's of walks and fuss. He is very strong - I can lift him with a stick so my arms are fully extended above my head so he's about 6ft off the ground and he will not let go. I can spin him round until I get dizzy and he will not let go either. We 'pull' over the stick until his gums are bleeding ( only a little - I'd never hurt him! ) and my hands are all scratched. He loves it though - Staffs love to 'rough house' when they play. They are a very gentle breed of dog despite their strong physique. They are very popular in the UK, and sadly many are stolen. It is very sad when family pets are stolen to train those of the breed that are trained for fighting. Unfortuantely Staffs, like pit bulls are used for dog fighting, which still does go on here in the UK. It is a little known fact that Staffs are one of only two breeds of dog approved by the Kennel Club for being with children. Floyd is a big softy and not in the least aggressive. Dogs are only aggressive if trained to be such, despite the reputation of certain breeds.

Yeah, my own dog had a nice long life. I had him from when I was 9 until I was 24, so the majority of my life and so obviously I missed him terribly when he first died. Saying that he had a good life - so many pets are maltreated or just abandoned and put to sleep because they can't be rehomed......

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#34 Postby Tarz » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:16 am

veggymeggy wrote:I have two little furry loves too, but mine are kitties :) Queso and Cava, the loves of my life! And the bane of Topher's existance :)


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#35 Postby Shelby » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:20 pm

HEHEHE... Floyd looks like he is smiling! What GREAT pictures! He is a very handsome dog!

Megan: Cats rock... I have one as well. Yours sound adorable!



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#36 Postby Tarz » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:41 am

Yes Shelby - Floyd smiles a lot. He is also a huge sulker - he will let you know if he is not happy in no uncertain terms - when he wants yet another walk, a play, a seat on the couch or if he thinks he is not getting enough attention.

I'll be seeing him later - I'll get such a greeting from him when I walk through the door. :D

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#37 Postby Aaron » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:33 am

Welcome, nice to have you, cute dog, yes you should be in Oregon, etc... ;)

How'd you get into personal training? Schooling... certs... Do you work for a gym? Independent contracting?

Can you tell I'm interested in the personal training? ;) It's one of my interests after I get this teaching degree I'm working on done.

-Aaron

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#38 Postby Shelby » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:47 pm

Hey Aaron!!!
Simon, my dog, thanks u for the compliment! :o)
As for the Personal Training, I went to the National Personal Training Institute... they have them all over the country. It's an awesome program, tho rather expensive. But it's worth it, for it's a lot more comprhensive and practical than those on-line certs (like ACE). NPTI is a 6m program where graduates receive a diploma and cert in PT and Nutritional Counseling. The day is divided into 2 parts: 2.5 hours of lecture and 2.5 hours of practical experience training actual clients. So, u leave the program with over 200 hours of Personal Training experience. Check out their website if u want more info.... I highly recommend it!
Due to school (I'm trying to get into a nursing program), I took a break from PT for now, but I did apply to Cardinal Fitness and it looks like I'll be hired soon. Not only that, but the manager hinted at the possibility of me becoming the Head Training! How cool is that?! :o) It's Independent Contracting there, but they take 30% of what I charge. So, i'm employed by them, but at the same time, I'm not... kinda confusing, isn't it?
Thats awesome that u are studying to be a teacher! What do u want to teach? Are u almost done with school?
ttyl!
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#39 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:39 pm

I definitely think we need more VEGAN personal trainers out there to somewhat neutralize the damage done by meat-head personal trainers 8)

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#40 Postby CrispyQ » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:21 pm

Shelby wrote:"May I always be the type of person my dog thinks I am"


Welcome, Shelby. I love that quote!! And Simon is so cute! What other animals do you have?

I'm also new here. BTW, I have three cats. Here's Bad Charlie. This photo was taken about 3 years ago. He's now 22. OMG!! He's older than you!

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#41 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:25 pm

Your cat is TWENTY -TWO years old!!! :!: :shock: :shock: :shock:


I hope Riley and Rambo can live that long -- they are my two cats, both rescued from death row in a shelter and winter storm, respectively, and now live in the lap of luxury.

I cannot believe that your cat is 22!!! Does he suffer from any major old age problems? :( Is he a happy kittie, or is he old and cranky like my grandpa was? What makes "Bad Charlie" so bad? Details please details. 8) How does he get along with your other cats? Can i see some pics of your other cats?

And Shelby, how does you kittie get along with Simon? WHo did you have first? Details please details.

I think y'all know by now that you cannot post one line about your animal friends and then leave me hanging and begging for more. That is SUCH a tease :(

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#42 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:30 pm

:lol: :lol:

I still cannot get over that :!: :lol:

"Twenty-two year old Bad Ass Charlie :twisted: ."

I think that deserves a special thread all to itself, so I am going to start one on General Discussion with the above title. :lol:

22 is like, what, 154 in cat years!!!! This cat is an ancient bad ass :!: :lol:

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#43 Postby Daywalker » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:49 pm

:lol:

compassionategirl wrote:Details please details.

You're starting to get a reputation for these words, Nat... ;)
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No one said it would be easy.

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#44 Postby Shelby » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:16 pm

WOW.... 22!!! That's absolutely AMAZING!!! Whats your secret?! As Nat says "Details please!" Bad Charlie is absolutely adorable! You must be a great parent to him!
My Kids include my dog, Simon, a 2 year old cocker spaniel, my cat, Bennett, a 3 year old DSH, my turtle, Teddy who's 25, and Binya-Binya, my 13 yr old aquatic frog.
Nat, i agree with u on how it's a tease to leave one-liners about one's furrykids!!! hehehe! I also love to hear about other's animals! Rambo and Riley sound adorable as well.... post some pics of them too! (how do u post pics on a post?)
On another note, does anyone live near the chicago area? I'm sick of being the only vegan... today, my mom told me how she "hates how different" I am from everyone and that me being vegan is a huge inconvience. Yeah, I was hurt and shed a few tears... especially since I dont force my views on people and try to be very accomodating in all situations. I'd never change my ways, but I want to be able to hang out with people whom have my same views, so I don't feel so isolated. It's getting old... it's amazing how ignorant people can be... even family members! :cry:
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#45 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:19 pm

Shelby,

What I would do is sit my mom down in front of my computer and watch "Meet your meat" with her and say that is why I am vegan and you should be proud that you have a compassionate and empathetic daughter. Not to mention the fact that you should be happy that I, yourr daughter, is living a healthier lifetsyle. Then give her some literature about the health benefits of being vegan. After all, what parent wouldnt want their kids to be healthy?

I'm serious. Maybe she does not understand the magnitude of suffering caused by non-vegan diets. Seriously-- that is what I did with my mom. I watched meet your meat with her and not only did she understand me better after that, she fiercly defends my veganism to other ignorant relatives of ours when they question my diet choices. AND she also has dramatically cut out meat herself.

So maybe you should give that approach a shot if you havent already.

peace
I have no digital camera and no pics of Riley and Rambo. :( and they are very cute. Riley is like a Golden Retreiver stuck in a cat's body. And Rambo is a very vocal kitty, like "Bad Ass Charlie the cat". He makes a sound with everything he does -- and the sounds arent always exactly meow sounds -- but his own weird but cute grunting kind of sounds. :lol: very cute indeed.


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