My name is Pam. I have been vegan for 7 years. I have dabbled with weight training for about 5 years, in varying degrees. Lately, I have been very dedicated, although I can not claim to be a "body builder"
I first learned of veganism in college, and was sooo turned off by it!!! My room mate was a vegan, and let's just say she did nothing to persuade me. Years later, walking through my work place, I came across the Why Vegan? pamphlet that someone had posted on a bulletin board. That was it - I was converted.
I started weight training in an attempt to lose weight. Before becoming vegan, I lost 30 pounds with Weight Watchers. Since then, I have gained it all back, plus a few more...
But, although I am heavier, I am smaller, so I guess the weight training works. I have tried all sorts of diets that basically boil down to calorie reduction. My last attempt was the McDougal diet .
Anyway - that's as much as I want to bore you right now. I am looking to lose weight and hope to use this board for inspiration. I know that the key to weight loss is using more calories than you consume, I just need help with staying on track.
Oh - and I do have a fitness goal - to be able to do an unassisted pull-up - any tips?