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Howdy from Portland, OR

#1 Postby xdarthveganx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:32 am

Well lets see.........
My name is Randall
I have been vegan for about 10 years now.
I just recently moved to Portland about 6 months ago from
Orange County, CA with my girlfriend Michele who is also been
vegan for 1 year. As far as my training goes, I have done some different
things on and off. I started out young just lifting, and then a while after that progressed into Jiu Jitsu for a couple of years. Then for financial reasons I had to stop. I would say this point was when I was in the best shape of my life. I was playing tennis in High School and doing jiu jitsu 3-4 times a week. I weighed about 215. This is where my weight loss goal is focused right now. I would like to get back to that weight, and physical ability. i.e. I have always struggled with my flexibility, but for that short period of time I was doing pretty well. I am still pretty young, almost 23 and I just started doing jiu jitsu again and would like to lose weight to help benefit my game. Let me start out by saying my cardio is HORRIBLE. I can barely run 3 blocks without gassing.
Right now I am at 275 and would eventually like to get down to 215 maybe even 205 if possible. I would like to be down to 225 by the end of the year.



Anyways enough about that,
Here is some personal info.
I am an environmental science major in my second year at Portland Community College
In my free time, I like to troll the internet, train jiu jitsu
read (chomsky, howard zinn, peter singer, etc etc...) listen to music and watch movies, and MMA Fights.

Here is a pic...
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http://www.myspace.com/xveganjihadx


thanx alot.
I hope to contribute alot to the forum
My backround....
Ex Assistant Manager of the Vitamin Department of my local Organic Health food store
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#2 Postby CrispyQ » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:41 am

Welcome Randall!

That ocean pic is awesome.

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#3 Postby Crash » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:02 am

Welcome ! :)
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#4 Postby Mavric » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:03 am

Welcome.

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#5 Postby PETACANABIS » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:43 am

Welcome dude
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#6 Postby xdarthveganx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:17 pm

CrispyQ wrote:Welcome Randall!

That ocean pic is awesome.

8)


yes it is. I took that in Big Sur , CA
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#7 Postby loveliberate » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:31 pm

Hello & Welcome! :D What part of Portland are you in? I live near Food Fight! in SE.

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#8 Postby veganpotter » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:35 pm

Welcome :D Try going mostly raw...you'll need alot less calories and have alot more energy...thats how I'm getting my last few off.

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#9 Postby SeaSiren » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:47 pm

Welcome! :)

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#10 Postby xdarthveganx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:09 pm

loveliberate wrote:Hello & Welcome! :D What part of Portland are you in? I live near Food Fight! in SE.



SW, Beaverton to be exact. But I say portland because no one knows where beaverton is. haha
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#11 Postby robert » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:20 pm

Welcome Randall!

Great to have you here. You'll find all kinds of great information, motivation, and cool people to be in touch with.

Awesome to seen another person in Portland. We should get together sometime.

I hang out with loveliberate, davidtarrfoster, and andesuma on a regular basis up in Portland, as well as with many other vegans who will hopefully soon be on the forum :)

Anyway, all the best with training and everything else and welcome aboard!

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#12 Postby xdarthveganx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:26 pm

robert wrote:Welcome Randall!

Great to have you here. You'll find all kinds of great information, motivation, and cool people to be in touch with.

Awesome to seen another person in Portland. We should get together sometime.

I hang out with loveliberate, davidtarrfoster, and andesuma on a regular basis up in Portland, as well as with many other vegans who will hopefully soon be on the forum :)

Anyway, all the best with training and everything else and welcome aboard!


would love to. My girlfriend and I dont know anyone up here. Well I always order the UFC and Pride PPV so if a some people wanna come watch and have a party/ vegan potluck at my house thats cool with me.
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#13 Postby robert » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:37 pm

AWESOME!!!!

Yeah, we do tons of meet-ups all the time up here. We have dinner, go to restaurants/hiking, and just hang out.

Check out the Vegan Vacation Threads at the bottom to see all the people from this area.

There are a bunch of us.

We'll be in touch.

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#14 Postby loveliberate » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:57 pm

xdarthveganx wrote: would love to. My girlfriend and I dont know anyone up here. Well I always order the UFC and Pride PPV so if a some people wanna come watch and have a party/ vegan potluck at my house thats cool with me.


I'm up for it and have a vegan friend who's very into Muay Thai, UFC, etc who'd love to join us as well. When's the next show you'll be ordering?

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#15 Postby xdarthveganx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:13 pm

loveliberate wrote:
xdarthveganx wrote: would love to. My girlfriend and I dont know anyone up here. Well I always order the UFC and Pride PPV so if a some people wanna come watch and have a party/ vegan potluck at my house thats cool with me.


I'm up for it and have a vegan friend who's very into Muay Thai, UFC, etc who'd love to join us as well. When's the next show you'll be ordering?



depending on my work schedule july 8th UFC 61
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