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Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

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#1 Postby bunnylalu » Tue May 02, 2006 10:32 am

Hi all,
My name is Christine and I live in the suburbs of Dallas. I found out about vegan bodybuilding from one of the vegan podcasts I listen to - I think it was Eric Marcus. Anyway, I got excited about the SHAPE UP bodybuilding contest - SUMMER - and have been recruiting some people from another forum: Vegan Freaks to do the summer contest with me. I believe there are 5 of us who are interested.

I got the DVD from Robert (thank you! it works just fine) plus a packet of info & a Vega bar & a pkg of Vega mix. I took the flyers to Spiral Diner - the only vegan restaurant in the DFW area.

I am not your typical bodybuilder. I am 47 years old and quite out of shape. I did weight training for 2 1/2 years (age 40 - 43) and then got very sick. I haven't done any weight lifting since then. My sister is a personal trainer (who lives in PA), and she is helping me to develop the best program for me in participating in the summer contest.

I became vegan Oct 2004. I am looking forward to getting in shape! Thanks for making it possible - vegan style!

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#2 Postby robert » Tue May 02, 2006 10:51 am

Hello Christine,

Welcome to the group! Thanks so much for promoting the website in your community.

Cool that Erik Marcus pointed you to us. We see him at a variety of events with both attend.

The Summer Shape Up contest will be pretty cool. I think we have nearly 30 people doing the Spring Challenge. It's not really a contest against others, but just one to motivate the participants to improve their own health and fitness and we make it a bit competitive just for extra motivation and to award cool prizes to those who complete teh 12-week challenge.

I think we have more people here from Texas than any other place so you're in luck!

Welcome aboard and we look forward to hearing more from you.

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#3 Postby loveliberate » Tue May 02, 2006 1:53 pm

Hello & Welcome! :D

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#4 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Tue May 02, 2006 1:58 pm

Hi and welcome to the boards! :)

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#5 Postby compassionategirl » Tue May 02, 2006 2:11 pm

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#6 Postby JW » Tue May 02, 2006 2:24 pm

Welcome Christine!!!

Don't worry, you're not the only "old" person here!! :wink:

That's awesome that you have a trainer in the family!
Good luck this summer!!!
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#7 Postby CollegeB » Tue May 02, 2006 5:19 pm

Spiral aint the only vegan place in the DFW area. Check out Veggie Garden and Suma Veggie Cafe, both in richardson off of Highway 75 @ Arapaho. They both have buffets around lunch time. The buffet is 5.60 at Veggie Garden, I havnt been to Suma's. It is probably around the same cost. I have also heard of a Buddhist lunch thing in Plano, but I have no more info. And on Inwood Dr. there is a cafe next to Tempest Tea. They have a bean burger that is vegan unless they lied to me.

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#8 Postby bunnylalu » Wed May 03, 2006 8:49 am

Thanks everybody!

The Summer Contest is just what I need to put me on the right track - self-discipline wise. I'm looking forward to the challenge (and the support).

Thanks CollegeB - I actually do know about Veggie Garden and Suma Veggie and the Buddhist lunch but not the place on Inwood - I'll have to check that out! I just don't go to Veggie Garden or Suma Veggie because so much of their offerings are fake meat and lots of fried stuff. Haven't tried the Buddhist lunch buffet... need to get out more! LOL

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#9 Postby runner » Wed May 03, 2006 9:33 am

welcome christine!!

good luck with reaching your goals!!!

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#10 Postby Crash » Wed May 03, 2006 10:37 am

Welcome ! :D
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#11 Postby flanders77 » Thu May 04, 2006 2:52 am

Welcome aboard! Enjoy the process of getting in shape!
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#12 Postby exciton » Thu May 04, 2006 4:19 am

Welcome Christine!

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#13 Postby CrispyQ » Thu May 04, 2006 4:16 pm

Welcome Christine! I think a vegan diet & working out are great starts to regaining your health. I hope you are on the road to recovery! Like JW said, you are not the only old person here!

BTW, I love your flying spaghetti monster avatar!!!

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#14 Postby Bigbwii » Tue May 09, 2006 10:27 pm

Hi There

I'm in Dallas too :shock: I'm in Irving...

Where are you from?

I wanna set up a Raw Vegan/Vegan social club where we go for hikes and bike rides and stuff like that!!!

Anyway catch ya later!
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