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Hi from Austin, Texas!

#1 Postby gabrieldj » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:38 pm

My name is Gabriel, I'll be 29 next month, and I've been vegan since 2002. I'd been lifting since I was 18 or so, but never saw results that would justify the time I spent in the gym, so I became frustrated. Last year, I decided to give Astanga Yoga a try instead, and had been doing that 3-5 days a week until I started grad school this fall, at which time my yoga dropped down to 2 times a week if I was lucky due to class schedules.

I decided to head back to the gym so that I can workout more regularly, and that this time, I would get a trainer and make sure my time is well spent. My trainer has me lifting 4 times a week, eating 2500 calories a day and 150 grams of protein. I'd never really added up my caloric intake before, and now know that I was taking in about 1500 calories a day prior to this Sunday. Needless to say, this is a change!

Learning how to reach these nutritional goals in a healthy way is definitely an ongoing process, and I've been helped already by the substantial collective wisdom of all of you! Thanks, and I'm sure you'll be hearing more from me!

Gabriel

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#2 Postby Ladyviv » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:53 pm

Hi Gabriel! I am very interested in hearing your progress, now that you are on a differant eating style! Glad you are here!
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#3 Postby robert » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:31 am

Welcome Gabriel,

Thanks for the great intro. I know exactly what you mean about once you are away of caloric intake you know why results were previously slowed.

We're really happy to have you here and I hope you enjoy our forum. We have quite a few members from Texas as well. In fact, other than Oregon, there are more members here from Texas than anywhere else!

Enjoy the forum and welcome aboard!

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#4 Postby flanders77 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:37 am

Welcome aboard Gabriel! Yoga and lifting is a very popular combination around here!
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#5 Postby loveliberate » Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:01 am

Hello & Welcome Gabriel! :D
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#6 Postby CollegeB » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:32 am

Glad you joined up. Eat at veggie heaven much?

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#7 Postby gabrieldj » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:17 am

Veggie Heaven is awesome! In fact, I might have to hit it this weekend :D

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#8 Postby Crash » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:46 pm

Welcome ! 8)
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#9 Postby offense74 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:43 pm

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#10 Postby ian b » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:10 pm

Another Austinite. A great city for vegans.

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#11 Postby robert » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:13 pm

That is a city I want to go to sometime. Maybe next year :) Ian, nice to see you on here again as well.


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#12 Postby Odidnetne » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:16 am

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