Hi everyone, and Happy New Year

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#16 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:53 am

Hey offense74!

You got that right. Actually I've been off pork and beef for a couple of years now. That had a bit to do with me being a butcher a number of years ago. I knew first hand what was being fed to people and theway it was "packaged" That was enough for me!! Not to mention the some of the "nutcakes" I worked with.
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#17 Postby compassionategirl » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:21 pm

I butcher turned veg. I think that is awesome!

Compassion rocks! :mrgreen:
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#18 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:41 pm

i thinks it's all about having the fortitude to make a change once you have all the information.

Knowledge is not power until it instills action......
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#19 Postby compassionategirl » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:49 pm

Phoenix wrote:i thinks it's all about having the fortitude to make a change once you have all the information.

Knowledge is not power until it instills action......


I agree. I have always said that knowledge isnt only power, it is obligation.
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#20 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:05 pm

Absolutely. As moral an obligation as you can get.

Unfortunately knowledge can also lead to self righteousness especially when like they say, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. I'm still upset at what the "church" has done to indigenous peoples around the world :evil:

But that's another story......
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#21 Postby SeaSiren » Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:33 pm

Welcome Phoenix! :)

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#22 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:41 pm

thanks SeaSiren.
I was smiling to myself when reading your posts about your new equip. I was the same way when I got my smith machine complete with adjustable pullies :lol:
having the equipment in the house leaves no excuses. Although I'm still able to come up with them :shock:
But you guys are inspiring. I'm putting my schedule together and starting on next Monday.
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#23 Postby SeaSiren » Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:51 pm

Phoenix wrote:I was smiling to myself when reading your posts about your new equip. I was the same way when I got my smith machine complete with adjustable pullies :lol:


Woohoo! Isn't it awesome?!

Although I'm still able to come up with them


Yes, but them your new equipment, just sits there staring at you....mocking you :shock:

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#24 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:03 pm

It's crazy, I actually love doing it. I love the natural high it gives , I love the way my body feels and yet this is going to be a monumental struggle!!!! Christmas is such a terrible time for me. I know damn well, my state reflects what i'm putting in my mouth but I'm finally taking the time to make myself some half-decent meals. It also helps when I have my kids, as i make sure they are well exercised and well fed. they're coming up this w/e so it's a perfect start to going back to the new and improved me.
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#25 Postby CrispyQ » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:33 pm

Phoenix wrote:But you guys are inspiring. I'm putting my schedule together and starting on next Monday.


We expect to read posts of sore muscles on Tuesday! :wink:

I've been fighting a sinus infection AND strep throat. After 10 days of feeling sub-human, today is the first day I've felt human. Early to bed tonight & Friday night & then, Saturday I hit the workout area with no expectations other than I will do something!
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#26 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:45 pm

Thanks for calling me on it CrispyQ!!

Sorry to hear about your down-time :( That's brutal.
It's a little late now but I always find that if I take three zinc citrate tablets with Vit C when I first get that little itch, tickle, cough for two sometimes three days it greatly minimizes the cold/flu or makes it go away all together.


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Re: Hi everyone, and Happy New Year

#27 Postby Nakeddragon » Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:41 am

Phoenix wrote:I switched to a veg. diet because of the spiritual path that I have been on but perhaps more on that later.



:) Welcome Pheonix... being one who is also consciously walking a spiritual path I would enjoy to hear more about this. I know from my own personal experience that going veg*n improved my awareness greatly.

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#28 Postby Molly » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:00 am

compassionategirl wrote:I butcher turned veg. I think that is awesome!

Compassion rocks! :mrgreen:


*Very* awesome! You & Howard Lyman should write a book together, phoenix. :)

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yup...

#29 Postby Phoenix » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:14 pm

Ohh....the stories I could tell Molly......I worked in a meat plant not a store but at least it wasn't an abbattoire (where the murdering is done...).

I don't know if you ever watched that sci-fi series on years ago "V" where the aliens came to earth to harvest us but I wonder how we would react to something like that since we don't see any problem doing it to other species that share our planet with us?
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nice...

#30 Postby Phoenix » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:21 pm

That's excellent Nakeddragon... I'll (pm) you on that one....Like veganism, spirituality, awareness, heightened consciousness, enlightenment, whatever term you use, there is a movement and one of these days it will approach critical mass. It can't help but not. There is truly a peaceful (re) evolution going on out there and for the earth's sake it can't be fast enough......




Peace.....
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