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 Post subject: Hi Everybody
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I am new to this forum and returning to bodybuilding/fitness after about 20 years of distraction. My biggest distraction being my career as a filmmaker. Now that I am once again in a position at a studio where my hours, although still long, are at least in a semi-regular schedule. So I began about 4 weeks ago to carve out at least an hour a day for work-outs. Been working long distance with a PT in LA but we are parting ways soon. She's a great PT and individual, just not aligned with the vegan approach.

I have been vegetarian for about 25 years and vegan for, oh...8 years or so, of and on. All ON now since last December. I didn't think diet would be such a struggle for me, but finding it tricky to ADD effective calories to my diet that has been mostly raw for the past 12 months.

My major goals are to lose the extra fat I put back on last year, about 15 lbs. worth, and build muscle definition. Would love to find a PT in the Portland, Oregon area that I can check in with from time to time. Or maybe just some folks in a support group scenario.

I just ordered Robert's book and one of Brendan's as well and am looking forward to digging into those upon my return from LA next week.

J


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 Post subject: Re: Hi Everybody
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Hey J,

Welcome to the forums. I think you will find the books really helpful in regards to adding effective calories.

In terms of PTs, you could look into Ed Baurs PDX gym, located here http://plantfitpdx.com/ :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hi Everybody
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:47 am 
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Hey J, welcome to the forum and the VBB community. I'm pretty confident that you'll like it here, honestly it's one of the best boards I have been a part of and whatever your goal it's all basically here at your fingertips.

I look forward to seeing you posting more around the forum, sounds like you must lead a very interesting life being a filmmaker ?! Once you are settled in you might want to consider starting up a journal so we can follow your progress. Oh, and I am 100% sure you will love Brendan's and Robert's books MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi Everybody
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Hi J, welcome to the group here. Portland, OR. That's where I was from. Its a great place to be vegan! I bet you'll have no trouble linking up with some helpful people there. Try searching under key words portland oregon and message people directly. Also maybe post a thread in the regional section as well.

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