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 Post subject: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:36 am 
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Hi to all of you and thank you for accepting me here!

My name is George and I am 33 years old, married, two children, 8+4. I am from Romania, Europe.

I stopped eating meat more than 10 years ago and I turned vegan arround 30 moths ago. I made exceptions a few times and I eat some food that had eggs or dairy in it, mostly cookies, but only as an exception.

I kept a food journal for 1.5 years on a very good forum here and it helped me immensely. It's a standard diet forum and now I feel that I need to find a vegan comunity to further educate myself.
Keeping this diary was the best thing I did for my diet and health, as it helped me rotate foods and most importanly, knowing that I will write down all food I eat is preventing me from eating all sort of bad stuff, like sugar and gluten.

I worked out twice a week for 6-7 months with a personal trainer, once in the gym, once yoga. Mainly body weight exercises and small (2-4kg) weights. 2-3 months ago my pt left the country and I stopped going to the gym. I continue however to workout at home, once a week, a lot less intense unfortunately.
I plan on going back to a gym an workout once a week there and once a week at home. Before meeting my ex personal trainer, I never worked out in my life, never was attacted to sports. Now I am atracted to looking good and being healthy.

Thu, 31 OCT 2013 Coming after a 24h water fast (more like 36, last meal was on Tu evening)

M1 07:00 - 1 Pomelo
M2 08:30 - 3 pears
M3 10:25 - big salad: one beat, one black raddish (small apple in size), 2 hands parseley, juice from a lemon, onion.
M4 11:30 - 5 bananas
M5 11:50 - 2 apples
M6 12:35 - 2 apples
M7 13:30 - 3/4 coconut
M8 14:50 - 2 pears
M9 16:15 - 50-60g seeds crackers dehydrated, 2 pieces like in the pic
M10 19:00 - 500ml grape juice
M11 20:00 - 10 walnuts, not soaked

No workout today.

In total today I had 1kg of apples and 1kg of pears. I managed a fully raw day, I try this after a fast day. I also managed it because I knew I was going to write here ;)
I would put imageshack hyperlinks to some meals, as I take a lot of photos, but I dont know how yet.

I appreciate and welcome all comments. Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Welcome! You're almost a fruitarian?

What you posted looks good.

Do you know of Andrei Codrescu? His poem Sibiu, Romania is one of my favorites.

-Dylan


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:11 am 
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Thank you Dylan for the welcome.
I eat a lot of fruit, but I am not almost a fruitarian, as you will see soon, I also eat cooked food as well. I think I will go 100% raw in one or two years maximum, when I will be able to grow in the garden all the fruit and green leaves I want.
I am ashamed to admit that I dont know Andrei Codrescu, but I will google him.

Fri, 01 NOV 2013

M1 07:00 - rolled oats porridge, water, 1/2 frozen banana (use them to sweeten foods), 2TBSP hemp protein, 1TBSP mesquite, 1TBSP maca. Then, some rolled oats with honey and coconut butter left from the kids, mixed with mine. Yuum.
M2 09:15 - 3 apples
M3 13:45 - 800g jar full of lentil pate (lentils, garlic, tahini), 6-7 green salad leaves as bread, salad: cucumber, 2 hands parceley, 1 black raddish the size of a small apple, 10 cherry tomatoes, lemon from 1 lemon. Big meal.
M4 15:45 - 4 bananas, needed sugar
M5 16:15 - 50g roasted salted peanuts. Not good at all, but had too much sugar and had to do something about it. I get off balance when i eat too much, like it happened now at M3.
M6 17:30 - 15 walnuts soaked over night
M7 20:15 - clear soup from root parseley, root parsnitp and another one. My wife is cold and she cooked it for herself, but I had some too and it was very good. It had a lot of pepper and was very hot.
M8 21:15 - big salad: one green salad head, one big hand of baby spinach, one tomato, one capsicum, one avocado, one big hand of parsely, juice from 1/2 lemon. I chewed for 30 minutes this meal, went to bed tired :)

The time written down is the time I finish eating.
No training today.

I made some progress with the pictures, but still i would rather learn adding imageshack hyperliks because I might want to add more than 3 pics sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:56 pm 
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What is that dish in the first picture you posted with all the purple colored fruits or vegetables in it? You should post some recipes to go with those pics.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:35 am 
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C.O. wrote:
What is that dish in the first picture you posted with all the purple colored fruits or vegetables in it? You should post some recipes to go with those pics.


That's M3 (meal 3) of the that day. All ingredients are listed there.

Sa, 02 NOV 2013

M1 07:00 - rolled oats porridge: water, 1 banana, 1TBS lucuma, 1tbs cinnamon, oats, 1TBS maca. My 4 y.o. loves this breakfast. So do I.
M2: 11:15 - 1L smoothie: 1/2 hand parseley, 7-8 spinach leaves, 1TBS chlorella powder, 1TBS camu camu, 2TBS chia seeds (added after blending), 2 small apples.
M3 12:15 - 300g beans in tomato sauce (from the store, didn't have sugar or other chemicals)
M4 14:35 - large bowl of lentils creme soup, large portion of tri-coloured quinoa with vegetables. Unfortunately I could not stop and I also ate 150-200g traditional cake (gluten+sugar) that someone gave me for a holiday here. Not good.
M5 18:00 - 2 slices quinoa apple, pear, dates cake. Had some quinoa left and my wife improvised. The kids didn't like it because it wasn't sweet enough. I loved it.
M6 20:30 - 15-20g pumpkin seeds


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:02 am 
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Su, 03 NOV 2013

M1 07:00 - tea, jam and 2 slices bread (gluten) + small bowl of rolled oats porridge left from my daughter: banana, water, oats, 1 TBS acai powder, 1TBS mesquite

08:45 - 09:15 workout at home. I was craving for potatoes and I thought I should deserve it.
i did 3 sets of 15 reps pushups, 3 sets of 15 something for the legs (standing, legs parallel, hands behind neck, going up and down), 3 sets for biceps using weights 4 kg then 6 kg. Something for the shoulders, triceps as well on the hard edge of the bed + weights, 3 sets. In the end I did arround 80-100 reps for abdominals.

M2 11:30 - HUGE portion of steam boiled potateos with onion and parseley, red cabbage salad with dill, a little broccoli also steam boiled and carrot garlic sauce. Honstly, I eat enough not to be hungry the rest of the day.
M3 16:00 - cakes. still not hungry but visiting friends and deserts looked too good not to eat. Delicious, I will be reproducing some soon.
M4 21:00 - 150-200g pretzels, in the car on the return way home. Gluten again. Addictive shit.
M5 22:00 - 6 apples


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:45 am 
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I would like to find a home workout routine. Ideally 15-20 minutes each day :)
i would preffer body weight but I also have weights up to 10kg.
First thing I will check out will be the px90. If you know any, feel free to tell me about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:58 am 
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Tu, 05 NOV 2013

M1 07:20 - 2 large bowls of rolled oats porridge: water, oats, 1 frozen banana, 1TBS Maca
M2 09:00 - 300ml honey sweetened cocnut milk, left from the kids
M3 10:15 - brown rice with steamed vegetables, indian spices, delicious
M4 12:45 - 2 bananas
M5 13:00 - 2 small apples
M6 14:00 - lentils creme soup
M7 15:50 - millet (boiled, salt + pepper)
M8 22:00 - large salad, baby spinach, parceley, 1 tomato, juice from a lemon, 1 avocado, pumpkin seeds.
M9 late - 3 apples, 60-80g crackers (home made) + some gluten free crackers (bought) + 2-3 TBS honey.

I eat a lot yesterday because I am preparing for my water fast.
I could have skipped M9 all together, but I stayed up late watching some documantaries and eat.
No training.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:58 am 
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Wed, 06 NOV 2013

24h water fast started Tuesday evening, broken today Nov 7th, in the morning.
Still no exercise, but I do consider every evening starting the p90X. It will happen soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:05 am 
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Thu, 07 NOV 2013

M1 07:30 - 1 sharon fruit, 1 pomelo, small bowl of pudding left from the kids: almonds soaked overnight, 1 bag of frozen berries, coconut butter honey
M2 09:45 - 3 apples
M3 10:30 - 4 pears
M4 12:25 - veggie balls (oily, not good), veggie mix (jar), don't know the English word for it, 5-6 slices bread (no no)
M5 14:10 - 3 bananas
M6 15:45 - 250-300g topinabur
M7 17:00 - 3 apples
M8 19:30 - bean stew, onion
M9 22:30 - 10-15 almonds (soaked)


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
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Fri, 08 NOV 2013

M1 07:30 1/3 pomelo
M2 09:30 100g cookies sugar + gluten
M3 11:45 - bean salad, frozen steamed veggies
M4 14:15 - another 100g sugar + gluten cookies
M5 gluten free corn pasta, one big hand of parseley
M6 1/2 coconut
M7 100g dates

Went to bed late.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:32 am 
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I have not been writing down my meals during weekend, but I know that I ate a lot. I feel I could go without eating for two days at least.
For this week, my objective is to eat 100% raw and to start the p90X training.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:07 am 
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Mo, 11 Nov 2013

M1 08:45 - 1.2 kg bananas
M2 09:40 - 4 apples
M3 10:10 - roots salad
M4 11:00 - 3 apples
M5 13:15 - 3/4 coconut
M6 14:30 - 1L beat juice, carrrot, apple, parseley, wheatgrass powder
M8 16:00 - 4 apples

19:30 - 20:10 training at home, pushups 3 x 15 reps, biceps, triceps, shoulders, abs. Right after I had a glass of water and 2TBS hemp protein.

M9 21:00 - 3/4 big mango.


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:02 am 
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Tu, 12 Nov 2013

M1 08:45 - 1L smoothie: parsley, 1TBS Mesquite, 1TBS Maca, 1tbs Chlorella, 1/2 frozen banana, 1TBS wheatgrass powder, 2TBS Chia seeds.
M2 09:30 - salad: cherry tomatoes, zucchini, parsley, lemon juice, green onion.
M3 10:35 - 12-15 walnuts, not soaked
M4 12:45 - 4 pears and 4 apples
M5 14:45 - 4 apples
M6 15:15 - 3 bananas
M7 20:00 - salad: baby spinach, parsley, 1 avocado, 1 green pepper, green onion, lemon juice
M8 23:30 - 4 big hands hazelnuts, not soaked + 6 or 7 dates (big meal to support me during my fast)


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 Post subject: Re: Eastern European vegan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:15 am 
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We, 13 Nov 2013

I did not make it through the 24h water fast. I ate:

M1 16:00 - 4 bananas
M2 19:30 - 21:30 1/2 pomelo, 4 pears, 4-5 walnuts, not soaked.


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