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Hello, I am new!

#1 Postby Wildflower » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:08 pm

Hello, I am new to the site and very excited about getting fitness/nutrition tips from other vegans.

I am 26 years old, and have been vegetarian since age 11. The first few years were a little on and off, but I have not eaten meat at all since age 16. A little over a year ago, I started going vegan. I am still improving on removing all animal products from my life, and feel better and better every day. :)

I am also getting back into lifting/routine fitness. I swam competitively most of my life, and started lifting around age 15 to help with swimming. I lifted consistantly though age 18 and since have been more on/off. I still enjoy swimming, as well as walking, hiking, and yoga. I also picked up on a few of my partner's fav activities :wink: - cycling (mountain biking), paddling (we have 2 slalom canoes) and climbing (we just joined a gym with a climbing center - no mountains here).

Other things I like to do are camping, cooking, eating, reading, writing, watching movies, photography, and playing with our German Shepherd. I am also a bit of a techie, with an Information Systems degree (allthough I started college focusing on philosophy and photography and went on a photography scholarship). Now I work as a Project Manager in the Financial Servies Industry and live in the Midwestern US.

Well, that's my life story! Looking forward to chit-chatting with everyone and getting lots of great information!

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#2 Postby SeaSiren » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:22 pm

Welcome! :hello2:

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#3 Postby robert » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:03 pm

Welcome Wildflower!

Thanks for the detailed bio, it is great to have you here.

I hope you enjoy your time on the forum and meet some cool people. Nice to hear that you are involved in lots of sports activities too.

Welcome aboard!

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#4 Postby Wildflower » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:48 pm

Thanks SeaSiren and Robert!

Sports have always been a big part of my life. As a child I also was very active in ballet and gymnastics (since age 2! :shock:) I started tennis at age 8 and played through HS.

My partner competed in aikido and judo at a very high level, and also in sailing, canoeing and climbing (he used to live in Boulder)

We are active people! :lol:

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#5 Postby flanders77 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:44 am

Welcome aboard! Enjoy this forum! It is the best I know! :D
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#6 Postby offense74 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:39 am

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#7 Postby Crash » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:40 am

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#8 Postby finbarrio » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:18 am

Welcome Wildflower!!!

Have fun popping around the different threads on this forum. There is tons to learn and chat about. I have a Mt biking topic in the "Other Sports" thread if you ever feel like chatting about that. I also have a German Shepherd (mixed with Rottweiler) that you can see in the Photos thread. You can post a pic of yours if you like... :)
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#9 Postby exciton » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:01 pm

Welcome Wildflower!

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#10 Postby Wildflower » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:06 pm

Thanks Everyone!

Finbarrio I am off to look for your doggie pic. :D

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#11 Postby Gorilla » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:05 pm

Welcome to the team : )

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#12 Postby kollision » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:45 pm

Welcome aboard

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#13 Postby Daywalker » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:14 am

Welcome!

I love your screenname and avatar! :)
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#14 Postby compassionategirl » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:22 pm

Hi Wildflower! :hello2:
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#15 Postby kollision » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:15 pm

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