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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:01 am 
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i couldn't get warm today... even when I ran. First five minutes i felt creeky, i felt like i weighed a million pounds and my joints and muscles were covered in rust. 13 minutes running. After about five, i felt warmer and smoother, my lungs weren't cooperating too well, we turned the heat on yesterday, it might be a reaction to that. Or else to partying outside Obama headquarters in the freezing cold last night.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
1 cucumber
alot of hot herb tea
3 rice cakes
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, 1 veg sausage
3 sticks celery
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
2 pickles
artichoke hearts (Hi John!) chard, and a veg burger
3 little rice cakes
a couple slices of carrot and a tsp of flax meal

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:11 am 
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Do you ever eat berries or nuts?
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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:18 am 
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No berries. The sugariest I get is jicama and carrots. Nuts are too fatty for my goals right now. Why do you ask about nuts and berries specifically?

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:25 am 
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vivalasvegans wrote:
No berries. The sugariest I get is jicama and carrots. Nuts are too fatty for my goals right now. Why do you ask about nuts and berries specifically?

I feel that that are very nutritious foods.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:22 pm 
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Thursday: no workout, 12 hour work day, usual food, still digging the aternoon snack of lettuce, tomato, lemon, and flax.

Friday:
I reached my goal of running 15 minutes straight on the treadmill!
Pain free! (Except it felt kind of creeky at the beginning)
So as of right now, my gym cardio is 30 minutes fast on the elliptical, 15 (or maybe 13) mins treadmill running, and then 8 (maybe 10) more minutes on the crosstrainer. Then weight training, abs or back, and stretching.
Food yesterday:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 up jicama
1 cucumber
mint tea
some cucumber and carrot
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, 1 veg sausage
4 rice cakes
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of green beans and a veg burger
alot of crappy sugarless candy

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Nice journal! You seem very assiduous in what you do. Keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:12 am 
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Aw, thank you ^_^ no one's ever called me assiduous before! I can use all the cheering on that comes my way too so double triple quadruple thank you!

Ran 15 on the treadmill again...
I overstretched a glute last night, and it made my knee hurt today... but since I knew the root of this particular pain, I ran through it. I knew there was not threat of re-injuring. It' feels so good to be getting myself back. I'm so scared to get hurt again. I think I'm on the right track though - my quads are getting strong enough to compensate!

Food today
3 tsp miso
1 scoop of rainbow light with powdered ginger
a little cucumber and tomato
coffee, splash of soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of spinach and 2 veg burgers
about 6 cups of popcorn and yeast (it was so delicious)
maybe a tsp of ground flax in a little while

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:53 pm 
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Sunday: Ran 15 on the treadmill again, and increased the resistance on the elliptical. I felt so strong yesterday!

Food:
2 tsp miso
1 scoop of rainbow light with water and ginger
some lettuce and tomato with lemon
much coffee
WOKOUT
2 veg burgers and a bowl of broccoli
6 cups of popcorn, with salt
1 tsp ground flax

I wonder if I can reach 20 minutes consistently by winter break?
Should I rephrase the as a goal?
Yeah, I think I can, I can state this goal without putting myself at risk for re-injury.


Goals:
To run 20 minutes on the treadmill by winter break.
To run a mile outside during winter break.
To run a 6k by spring/summer.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:52 am 
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15 fabulous minutes again. It felt clunky at first but then it felt so awesome. I could have gone longer - but I won;t for a while. Maybe I'll wait till the end of November.

Food:
a scoop of rainbow light with water, stevia, chile, flax, and cinnamon (best recipe so far)
a tomato and a baby cuke
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of spinach and 2 veg burgers
2 cups of popcorn
i'll hit some more flax seed meal in a little while
the tequila is flowing around here, maybe will hit that too!

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:43 am 
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15 again. I felt really strong! During weight training too.


Food:
2 tsp miso
same rainbow light drink as yesterday
lettuce, tomato, and lemon
Coffee and soy
WORKOUT
a couple bites of carrot
boiled cabbage and 2 veg burgers
4 cups of popcorn with 1 tsp yeast
some delicious and very gross sugarless candy
will hit some more flax later

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:14 am 
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cardio: 35 elliptical, 15 running, 5 elliptical

it was so freaking hot in that gym this afternoon.

so i had this thought today as i was running in the heat and wanting to quit: my body is beginning to look like how i want it to look, i might as well stop running, i don't need to today. i talked my self through that and felt great when i was done. REALLY GREAT!

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
1 cucumber
1 green pepper
1 zucchini 1 tomato, a veg sausage
2 rice cakes
coffee soy
WORKOUT
bowl of veggies, veg burger
8 little rice cakes
flax later

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:59 am 
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Thursday: no workout, regular thursday food except I ate some of a vega bar in place of some rice cakes.

Today:
20 minutes treadmill running(!!!!!!!!) then two more minutes (!!!!) . This is good because I twisted the knee on my injured leg this morning playing basketball, and I was going to baby it tonight, but I assessed the situation, was realistic about it, and knew what I could and could not do. I feel just as good about that as I do about the 20 minutes!

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee w/ soy
1/2 vega bar
5 sticks of celery
a cucumber
1 zucchini, 1/2 tomato, a veg sausage
1 green pepper
coffee w/ soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of spinach and a veg burger
6 cups of popcorn
a boiled tomato with SALT (i want!)

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:24 am 
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Today's cardio: 30 mins fast elliptical, 20 mins treadmill running, 5 mins treadmill fast walking, 8 mins crosstrainer. Thed deltoids, back, abs, and stretch.

Food:
some celery
a scoop of rainbow with pumpkin pie spice, chile, stevia, 1 tsp flax, and water
random celery
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
alot of pickles
some chard and about half a package of trader joes chicken strip things
2 little rice cakes
maybe some flax in a while and maybe will eat the rest of that chickeny stuff

note:
it is true, i always recover faster when i drink electrolyte water instead of plain after workout

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:58 am 
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Way to stick with it! :boxer:
I just bought Trader Joes gluten meat for the first time, happy to see a more affordable brand.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:11 am 
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I didn't think it was too bad, I thought it needed salt, chile, and lemon, but I think everything needs salt chile and lemon!

So much fun at the gym today! It got in the way of me doing abs and a proper stretching tonight though, cuz I was kind of in a rush to be somewhere on time. Finding my old long lost friend D there was a trip and so great! And then shot some hoops with some old students I lovelovelove. That was awesome because I hate going to the court when its filled with guys but I always want to. 30 mins elliptical, 20 mins treadmill run, 5 walk, biceps and triceps only. I guess its ok once in a while, I always do more, I shouldn't feel like I'm slacking and am going to lose progress just because of one off day. Right? Right. I think.

Food:
a scoop of rainbow with pumpkin pie spice, chile, stevia, 1 tsp flax, celery, and water
random celery
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a tomato
a couple carrot and celery sticks
a shot of bourbon in some herbal tea with splenda and a cinnamon stick
some deep fried tofu buffalo wing things (1/2 an order, prob about 1/4 lb of tofu?)
salad of lettuce tomato and about 2tbs sunflower seeds w/ a few dips of ranch on the side
most of a piece of chocolate strawberry cake omg vegan heaven on a plate

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