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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:49 pm 
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dropsoul you look great! :):):) As you said, get some more muscle on and rip the fat on top of them. Yay for all the vegan good-lookingness on your thread!!


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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:11 pm 
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This was the only full length shot of the before. That was the weight I was on any given week. I started the exercise in mid July and eating small, frequent meals. So 5.5 months and more to go! The white pants look good in real life, but not too flattering here. And no make up. Oh well. I'll post the after photos in a few months. 42 years old in 12 days! (shh ;-)

5' 3/4" Size 14-16 to size 3/4. Neato!

By the way, I added the design to the shirt, it's not really on there in real life. It reads: As long as there's slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields. - Tolstoy. And "Eat in Peace" with a fork, knife, and spoon. A best seller at redbubble.com

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Was 168 - 172 or so (May 2008). Middle 129 lbs (January 2009). Current (right) 117lbs June 2009.

Still got work on my lower body, but it's coming along! About a year to go on that for the muscle I want. No more weight loss, just building muscle (so weight gain!!). Maintaining for 2-3 months.


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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:39 pm 
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Wow !
Great Job, you go girl :)

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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Thanks Sweetheart!

Damn quads and glutes are hard as hell to build. Giacomo has loaded me up with SunWarrior and Vega for the VeganProteins.com site so I've got the good stuff. Every other day, because I recover quick, I'm working the lower half and just maintaining strength for the upper, except I want wider lats. It looks nicer, especially 'cause I am low in the boob department!!!

VeganPersonalTraining.com Melissa helped TREMENDOUSLY. She rocks!


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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:02 pm 
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Great work!

Awesome to see this!

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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:33 pm 
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Gosh you look SO GOOD! Go go dropsoul!

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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
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You look great!!

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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:14 pm 
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You all rock!


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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:49 pm 
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Well done! You're looking great.


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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:13 pm 
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Very respectable! Keep it up, you look great.

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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:56 am 
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Your transformation is wonderful! You've done lots of work and can be proud of yourself =D>

You look a bit like Sigorney Weaver on the last pic of the process pictures :heart: I decided a couple of days ago that i'll be her when i grow up, but maybe i'll be you instead! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
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I dig you too, Candy! I like the way Sigourney Weaver looks and I'm very into her work as I'm a Sci-Fi / Fantasy freak. She's a whole lot taller.

It's the cheek bones that came out when I lost the round face.

Today I did this at the gym. Bigger butt HERE I COME! I FINALLY joined a gym today! I was the only woman at the weight area! They were all wasting away their muscles doing tooooooooo much cardio without foooood.



* Do 1-to-2 sets of 8 reps using a light-to-moderate weight to warm-up and then...
* Do 3 sets of 5-to-8 reps with a moderate-to-heavy weight (rest 2-to-4 minutes between each set) and then...
* Rest 5-to-10 minutes and then...
* Do 3 more sets of 3-to-5 reps with a moderate-to-heavy weight (rest 2-to-4 minutes between each set) and...
* Do this only once a week and take every 4th week off and...

Do some stretching (as shown in the video above) if you have trouble going down deep for your squats to work your butt and...

Try to increase the amount of weight and/or reps you do in each set (but do no more than 8 reps per set) so for example - going by the workout plan above - your squat workout should look something like this*...

* 55 pounds for 8 reps (take a 2 minute rest)
* 65 pounds for 8 reps (take a 2 minute rest)
* 80 pounds for 6 reps (take a 3 minute rest)
* 85 pounds for 6 reps (take a 3 minute rest)
* 85 pounds for 7 reps (take a 3 minute rest)
* Take a 10 minute rest/break
* 95 pounds for 5 reps (take a 4 minute rest)
* 97½ pounds for 4 reps (take a 4 minute rest)
* 100 pounds for 3 reps (take a 4 minute rest)

*Please note: The weights used in the example may be too heavy or too light for you so make sure you only use weights that are moderate-to-heavy for you and when using heavy weights...


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 Post subject: Support my walk for Farm Animals on 3 Oct!!!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:57 am 
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Fork over the money, but please don't fork the animals!
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(Ooo, that's sick Christina, are you sure about that headline?)

Be CompassionATE and help animals by sponsoring me for the 3 October 2009 Walk in St. Petersburg, Florida. Your donation/sponsorship of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, or more really helps! Whatever you can spare. But don't spare a rib! I hear it's painful.

I used to eat meat and I understand that it's a huge change to become a vegan. You don't have to be a complete vegan to make a difference. See VeganOutreach.org and TryVeg.com for loads of non-judgemental info to help you cut down. Listen to your heart, young Skywalker...
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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:08 pm 
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dropSoul wrote:
Thanks Sweetheart!

Damn quads and glutes are hard as hell to build. Giacomo has loaded me up with SunWarrior and Vega for the VeganProteins.com site so I've got the good stuff. Every other day, because I recover quick, I'm working the lower half and just maintaining strength for the upper, except I want wider lats. It looks nicer, especially 'cause I am low in the boob department!!!

VeganPersonalTraining.com Melissa helped TREMENDOUSLY. She rocks!


I know this post is a couple months old but I wanted to respond about the glutes and quads.


My legs recently exploded in size this summer. I train legs only about once a week.. sometimes twice depending on how energetic I feel :D

Ass to grass squats is how I did it. My leg workout is pretty intense, and the first time I did it I couldn't walk the next day. Not just squats but also leg presses and lunges did the trick.
I've also been eating a high protein diet and taking creatine which really helps make those muscles grow.


My routine is as follows:

10 minutes on the stationary bike
squat warm-up: 10 ass to grass squats with 40 LB bar
Throw in some walking lunges
Rest a few minutes, load up the bar. I squat 90 LBs right now, going slightly below parallel for 6-8 reps.
After my squats I do stiff-legged dead-lifts. About 8-10 reps with the 58 LB barbell.
Then I go back to squats, and then deadlifts until I've done 3 sets of each.

To really fatigue my leg muscles I hit the leg press. I am currently doing 180 pounds on it, about 2-3 sets for 10 reps. I use a close stance to target the outer quads, and have my feet up high to target the glutes.

If I still have some energy after that I'll do some plie squats with a 35 LB dumbbell.

This workout isn't for the faint of heart. I've nearly puked doing this but it's making my legs grow like crazy!

I'm gonna start DC training to increase my size even more. Ruz sent me a bunch of stuff and I can't wait to try it!


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 Post subject: Re: Before & During Photos (Notes, Observations, Progress)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:35 pm 
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Thanks!!!


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