I'm not sure if this is the proper section for this, so feel free to move it if there's somewhere else that is better.
An acquaintance of mine is in nursing school, and in his nutrition class he has to create a diet profile for five people. He mentioned to me he would be really excited to profile a vegan diet. I am active, and have put effort before into both cutting down, and bulking up, but have never logged my diet, and I thought it would be beneficial to get a baseline of my diet (plus he could help to tell me if I'm disproportionate in what I am eating).
I blogged 10 days of normal eating and drinking, and made a concerted effort not to modify my behavior just because I knew I was being watched. You'll notice around day 6 or 7, some vegan cookies make it into the blog
27 years old, 6'2" (190cm), 174lbs (79kg). I've been vegetarian since I was 18. From 19 to 21 I was vegan, and then after developing an allergy to tofu I lapsed back into eating some dairy (read: cheese), and eventually eggs. In late 2007 I became tired of the tofu issues, as well as a long term relationship with someone who is not vegan, keeping me from living how I feel is best. I'm vegan again now (for the last several months), and feeling very positive again about my diet.
My main athletic interest is rock climbing (bouldering).. I try to climb 4-5x per week. In addition to climbing, I run about 30 miles per week. I started running around June of '07 as a way to cut down, and get in better cardio shape (bouldering tends to be anaerobic). Before I started running, for the first half of 2007 I was lifting almost every day, but eventually stopped entirely (and started running to cut down) after putting on way too much muscle in the wrong places (for climbing) as well as fat. I ballooned up to 210 from 185 by eating 300+grams of protein per day (which, in retrospect, was way too much, although I did enjoy eating as many protein shakes/bars as I desired haha!). So from June of last year, to now I've cut down from 210 to 174. I've probably lost at least 1/2 (if not more) of the muscle I added from lifting, since most of it was in non-climbing muscle groups.
Nowadays I concentrate on just climbing as much as I feel my body can handle (and schedule will allow), and trusting in that to put on strength where needed.
About the blog:
If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know.. I welcome thoughts from anyone. Although the "charts" in the blog were calculated with my weight and activity level slightly off (my friend just guessed), I think the calculations are still mostly right. He also was missing a lot of vitamin info for some of the stuff I eat, and as a result initially reported me as having 0% of my needed Vit A/D/E/K/B12. I sent him photos of some of the food labels, and it's been rectified now.. mostly, at least.. I think it may still be a bit incorrect, but even factoring that it might be a bit off, it seems I would benefit from a multivitamin.
The biggest surprise, to me, was that I'm eating under 2000 calories per day. I'd figured that I was eating about 2500-2600... then again, I'd also figured 300g protein/day was optimal for me to get stronger, so we have established that I am not good with estimation. I was meticulous in my measuring.. I did not estimate anything in the blog if I could avoid it. Whenever possible I would use a measuring cup or a table spoon (etc) to ration the various ingredients.
A link to the actual blog: http://worshipseitan.blogspot.com
I imagine some of you will remark that I tend to eat a lot of the same things (cereal, pbj, veggie wraps, soup, rice+seitan).. I have noticed this too, hehe. Working on diversifying my meals (I suck at cooking).
A few photos that might be relevant:
2001, vegan, close to my skinniest (mid 140s). At low 170s now, this shirt is SKIN TIGHT on me.
2007, vegetarian, at my heaviest (210).
In fairness to the lovely Sherpa next to me, this isn't a great photo of either of us, and she's cut too since then...
A 2008 photo of her
2008, vegan again, 174 lbs and dropping.