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 Post subject: Hi from Clarington, Ontario - vegan-in-the-making
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:29 pm 
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Hello All!

I discovered your forum this weekend and am thrilled to find such a supportive, respectful online community. Just thought I would say hello.

I am married, currently a stay at home mom (for the summer anyway!) with one daughter living at home and 3 step-daughters living on their own. My family are all omnivores, and I do most of the cooking. I have been working toward making the leap- getting back to my vegan roots. Fish and dairy have been the first to go - just this past week.

I was vegan for about 7 years, vegetarian for about 12. Then after several years at a high-stress job I drifted into a rather unhealthy lifestyle. It started as a matter of heavy reliance on fish, dairy and eggs, "healthy" convenience foods etc then gradually got worse until I found myself extremely overweight, out of shape and quite miserable.

I have been working out with a personal trainer for over a year now, following a standard "clean" bodybuilding diet that includes whey protein, fish, organic eggs, soy, limited dairy and mostly organic, unprocessed foods. Lots of fruit and veggies. I have seen some good results, I feel great, but my progress has slowed. Thus, I am ready for a change. I still have about 20 lbs to lose. Lots of work to do, but I am very motivated.

So that's my story, looking forward to "meeting" everyone.


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Welcome! :)


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Welcome ! :D

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Welcome to the group! Yes, we are a very supportive community and we like to encourage each other, motivate each other, learn from each other and the forum is a great resource for information as well.

Glad to have you here and enjoy exploring the forum and meeting others!

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Welcome! :D

another Canadian!
I'm sure you'll find lot's of support and good advice here

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Hello & Welcome! :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 5:26 pm 
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Thanks everyone. Finding some great information here. I have many excellent vegan recipes to share... coming soon!


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Welcome & good luck getting into shape. I look forward to those recipes!

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Hi and welcome! :)

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Greetings from Toronto :D

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Welcome libbyblue! Can't wait to read your recipes!

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Welcome to VBB!

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Welcome libbyblue!


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