Hi from Clarington, Ontario - vegan-in-the-making

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libbyblue2006
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Hi from Clarington, Ontario - vegan-in-the-making

#1 Postby libbyblue2006 » Mon May 08, 2006 12:29 pm

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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#2 Postby SeaSiren » Mon May 08, 2006 12:52 pm

Welcome! :)

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#3 Postby Crash » Mon May 08, 2006 1:20 pm

Welcome ! :D
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#4 Postby robert » Mon May 08, 2006 1:52 pm

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!

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

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#5 Postby JW » Mon May 08, 2006 2:00 pm

Welcome! :D

another Canadian!
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#6 Postby loveliberate » Mon May 08, 2006 3:48 pm

Hello & Welcome! :D

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#7 Postby libbyblue2006 » Mon May 08, 2006 5:26 pm

Thanks everyone. Finding some great information here. I have many excellent vegan recipes to share... coming soon!

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#8 Postby Last of the Sane » Mon May 08, 2006 5:29 pm

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

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#9 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Mon May 08, 2006 5:49 pm

Hi and welcome! :)
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#10 Postby Marie-Eve » Tue May 09, 2006 7:51 am

Welcome!
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#11 Postby compassionategirl » Tue May 09, 2006 12:53 pm

Greetings from Toronto :D
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#12 Postby CrispyQ » Tue May 09, 2006 2:03 pm

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

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#13 Postby Raw Ambition » Wed May 10, 2006 8:45 am

Welcome to VBB!
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#14 Postby exciton » Sun May 14, 2006 12:12 pm

Welcome libbyblue!


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