My name is Christine. I've been vegetarian for 18 years and vegan for the past year. I am currently interested in keeping the lean muscle mass I've worked very hard to build and leaning out for a fitness competition. I don't seem to have much trouble building muscle, but I continue to have a very difficult time getting as lean as I want/need to be, particularly my lower body. I know it's possible, I just have to find out exactly what combination will get my body to let go of it.
Honestly, I don't get a lot of support from folks around me.
I am the only veggie at work and the only one in my family and spiritual circles. All I hear is why people could never do it. "I love meat!" is all I hear. I'm kind of sick of hearing it, to be honest. I don't really care if they do or not.
Anyway, I want to keep things positive. If you have any suggestions, references, advice, I'd -LOVE- to hear from you! I have been and am a member of another fitness forum, but hardly anyone is vegetarian, let alone vegan.