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 Post subject: Introduction from Texas
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:23 pm 
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Hi! I am Liz from Texas. I am new(ish) to the vegan world. My boyfriend and I decided to go vegan together after watching "Super Size Me". We already knew that we should be healthier, but that movie was the proverbial icing on the cake. That was summer '05.

I tend to stay on the vegan "wagon", sometimes I slip, but I usually jump right back on. It has been a great experience for us together. I think that we were lucky to have eachother's support through the switch, or I may not have been able to make it stick.

Over the past year and a half I have lost 65lbs. through a regular diet, then a vegan diet, and better exercise. I started getting into triathlons last summer and continue to train for this season. I now have become interested in weight training. I know that in my younger years that I was always pretty strong and healthy, but after having my daughter in '02 I began to let things "go". It is exciting for me to get going again. I really like to push myself, and with Jay's ongoing support, I know that I can do well. We are looking forward to the Summer Shape Up.

Veganism is not for us so much a political statement as it is a health issue. We just know that we can't be putting toxins in our bodies anymore.

I know this could have been a shorter intro, but I hope you liked it anyway!!!

Go Vegan!---Liz


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:26 pm 
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Thanks for the intro Liz. Welcome! Great to have you here. I know you and Jay will enjoy the Summer Shape Up Challenge. The Spring Shape Up Challenge participants made some awesome transformations!

I also enjoyed Super Size me and I'm glad documentaries like that are out there to show how unhealthy that lifestyle is.

Again, welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy your time here!

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 Post subject: Hi Liz
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:55 pm 
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HI Liz, fellow Texan here. (DFW Area)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:54 pm 
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Welcome! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:07 pm 
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Hello & Welcome! :D


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Welcome!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:33 pm 
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Hi and welcome Liz! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:13 pm 
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How is that TX vs. OR competition Rob?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:20 pm 
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It is getting more and more stressful, Texas is making a major comeback after I recruited all the Portland and Salem folks. So things will change soon :twisted:

I love seeing all the people from Texas on here, but it reminds me I'm not working hard enough to get the Oregonians in my own community to join our forum. That's it......back to work for me!

Welcome aboard!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Sometimes I think it's an all-Oregonian board! :P

Time to recruit some Californians!

Welcome, liz halliburton!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:40 pm 
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I actually didn't want to have that feel, because other forums can have that feel to it and it can leave others left out :oops:

We just started doing all kinds of stuff in Oregon (meet-ups every week, etc.) and a lot of the Oregon members have been pretty active.

I actually warned against it when Topher, Megan and I lived together and Kourtney (vamprilla) was just down the street. I didn't want us to just chat amongst ourselves on the board.

Meet-ups are great and I think that is why we've had so much fun talking about them. I'll work on recruiting more California folks.

Again.....welcome Liz :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:29 pm 
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I'll stay on track here and try not to say much more, but really, robert, I'm kidding. These boards don't have that feel at all. Kudos to you because of that. Keeps me coming back. ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:11 pm 
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hey another texan! always happy to see some texans going vegan. so what area of texas are you from?

welcome to the boards. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:40 am 
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Rob TX is so big I dont think many of us know the others, no recruiting going on down here as far as I know.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:53 am 
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I actually want you guys to be recruiting. I've been hanging out with stove6 (Steve from Dallas area) and he is really looking forward to meeing some Texas folks in person. We just had a good ol forum meet-up in Portland for dinner and there were 11 of us there including:

loveliberate, xdarthveganx, andesuma, davidtarrfoster and myself (others were family members of forum members).

I hope a bunch of you in Texas can get together soon. I know you all live in various areas of the state but I"m sure some of you are close to each other.
Have fun!

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