Hello from Melbourne, Australia

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Xavier
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Hello from Melbourne, Australia

#1 Postby Xavier » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:09 pm

Hey kids,
I'm 19 and completing the last year of a Bachelor in IT. Have been vegetarian for a few months now after studying philosophy 101 and also going to one of Peter Singer's public lectures. Trying to figure out how to go vegan, but it's fair difficult when green bananas are $15/kilo :( Baby steps, baby steps.

Have been training on and off since the start of the year, but more focusing on running. Did my first half-marathon last weekend, and am now going to try and switch focus to bodybuilding. With summer coming up and all. May be too late - we had a 36C day a few days ago which is the hottest it's been in October here for a century!

Look forward to seeing you in the forums :)
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#2 Postby Odidnetne » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:14 pm

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#3 Postby robert » Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:45 am

Welcome Xavier!

Great to have you here. Awesome job with the half marathon. We have a few other endurance athletes who are also bodybuilders.

You came to the right place.

We hope you enjoy the forum and meet lots of cool people.

All the best and welcome aboard!

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#4 Postby veganpotter » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:21 pm

There's lots of other foods other than bananas...surely there are local fruits more price friendly

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#5 Postby offense74 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:43 am

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#6 Postby benny boy » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:41 pm

Hello.

When I visited Australia I always found the fresh fruit and veg really reasonable/cheap.

Also the Vic markets have some awesome organic veggie stalls.

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#7 Postby sydneyvegan » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:19 pm

Hey Xavier,
Great to see another Aussie Vegan on here...
There are some great Vegan places in melbourne, plus a big group of vegan lifters...
Check out www.veganstrength.com if you get the chance...
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#8 Postby princessbee » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:43 pm

hi and welcome from another Aussie :D

I know bananas are expensive at the moment but loads of other seasonal fruit and veg are as reasonable as ever so you are definitely not deprived. plus don't forget your grains and legumes... time to get acquainted with the health food section of your supermarket, coles usually has a fairly good range. check out the frozen food sections for vegan soy schnitzels and the like.

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#9 Postby Xavier » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:14 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words and wisdom.

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#10 Postby loveliberate » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:43 pm

Hello & Welcome Xavier! :D

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#11 Postby veganpotter » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:59 pm

vegan soy schnitzels??? Are those just vegan hot dogs???

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#12 Postby princessbee » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:41 pm

nope they are like fake chicken schnitzels, they have fake nuggets too.

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#13 Postby veganpotter » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:23 pm

snitzels are just things we don't have here :cry:

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#14 Postby princessbee » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:02 pm

I bet you do... america seems to be queen of not-meat products! ;)

they are pretty nice and yummy... but also are heavily processed with preservatives... and some have dairy in them...

you can buy all natural organic types from various health stores tho!

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#15 Postby Crash » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:54 pm

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