Hey so I just had a browse round this forum and really like a lot of what I have read and thought it would be useful.
My name is Ben, I have been veggie for over 5 years and Vegan for 2 years 9 months. I gave up alcohol and drugs just over a year ago.
I used to go to the gym when I was vegetarian for a while in 2002/3 and saw some good results, although I felt the weight I gained was a bit fatty (probably due to high dairy/cheese intake in the my diet).
However since then I have lost a lot of weight to the point where I now weight 148lbs, this is bad as I am 6"4!! The main reason for this weight loss has been through not eating enough and eating crap.
So I have started to plan out a weekly chart of meals that I am eating to force myself to have regular healthy meals I am also taking soy protein with fruit juices occasionally, but only after training.
I have started lifting weights again as the guy who used to live in my house left them behind, I am focusing on my upper body mostly as my lower is in pretty good shape (although my calfs could be bigger I guess). I aim to train 3 to 4 times a week doing bicep curls, press ups, sit ups, bicep press', shoulder press. (I am not sure that is the correct name for the exercises).
I am not a big fan of gyms to be honest.
My only current worry is that my left side is a lot weaker than my right and so I am doing less reps on that side...is this an issue or will it even out as muscle builds and then strength follows?
Also what is the best way to chart progress? (We currently don't have any scales in our house that I am aware of)
Anyhow any tips would be appreciated.