New Vegan, New Here.

Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

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Baptizedinfire
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New Vegan, New Here.

#1 Postby Baptizedinfire » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:43 am

Greetings,
I'm a recovering meat, dairy and egg eater... I became Vegan approximately two months ago after watching the documentary Earthlings. My initial reasoning was ethical, but the more and more I read about the health benefits I'm excited to be healthier also.

Almost all of my life I had been overweight. In 2008 I decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I had struggled and failed so many times before at losing weight so I took drastic measures. After my surgery I begin working out and I've been going at it ever since. My progress and gains are a bit slower then most due to Mal-absorption but I still love working out.

I'm always looking to discuss new routines, recommendations and other things even cooking and food ideas. Looking forward to getting to know some of you wonderful Vegans.

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#2 Postby C.O. » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:41 pm

Remarkable transformation, nice work! You even grew some arms!

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#3 Postby Baptizedinfire » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:46 pm

Not nearly as big as I want to be, which is depressing sometimes.

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#4 Postby Kora » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:13 pm

Baptizedinfire wrote:Not nearly as big as I want to be, which is depressing sometimes.


You've made great progress. You should start a training journal. The journals are always the best way to get feed and swap ideas with other people.

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#5 Postby C.O. » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:21 pm

is feed the new feedback? I like it!

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#6 Postby Baptizedinfire » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:33 pm

I'm to lazy to journal but I do use Jefit on my phone which is a WONDERFUL app for tracking workout progress.

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#7 Postby Kora » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:51 pm

C.O. wrote:is feed the new feedback? I like it!


Apparently, LOL.

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#8 Postby Kora » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Baptizedinfire wrote:I'm to lazy to journal but I do use Jefit on my phone which is a WONDERFUL app for tracking workout progress.


I had to google that. It is actually a pretty neat app.

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#9 Postby Baptizedinfire » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:38 pm

It's an awesome app. A great resource and way to track a workout and progress.

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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#10 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:49 am

Great work, you have turned your life around by the looks of it. What a transformation!

Welcome to the forum anyway, it's great to have you here. I look forward to seeing you around posting more MF.
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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#11 Postby mrbear666 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:10 am

what a transformation, congratulations and welcome! :D
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Re: New Vegan, New Here.

#12 Postby Kelle23 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:33 pm

It's good to see another gastric bypass person on here. I am transitioning to veganism.....do you find you have a hard time meeting your protein requirements? I know it's already a touchy subject in the world of veganism, but I've been worried about it in light of the bypass.


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