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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:55 pm 
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Bike commute day. My knee was twanging so I didn't push too hard. I did feel strong otherwise, but not with really good balance, probably because my bag was packed so weird.

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2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
munched on green beans and cherry tomatoes over the morning
yellow squash, tomato, and a veg sausage
2 rice cakes
a subway salad with no nutritional value whatsoever and a veg burger
5 cups of popcorn
probably a tsp of ground flax later

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:23 am 
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I love going to the gym so much. Such good things happen there. Today I saw a guy totally attack some chin ups and it was so inspiring. I saw some people make a commitment to get healthy, I saw a woman improve massively on this pose she was practicing, I saw my friend m and we only talked a little but it was so rich - she's so cool, people all over the place were getting their muscle and cardio on, it makes me so happy.

My knee/glute thing was still going on today, stairs hurt, the elliptical hurt if i made the resistance higher than 4 so I kept it at 2. I didn't think i would run, but i decided to try it anyways. I had to wait for a treadmill for a while, and when I got one in front of the yucky air blow out thing i figured i wouldn't long. Then a different one opened up and i hit it. I love my legs. They run. They're awesome.

I did a lot for this time of the month. Usual cardio, added 10 pounds to 2 out of three of my camber curl sets, also hit triceps and pecs. Wasn't feeling any backbend stretches but that's to be expected. Or is it?

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
some baby peppers, like 8
some celery sticks
yellow squash, tomato, and a veg sausage
a rice cake
coffee n soy <--- best cup of coffee i've had in weeks
later... more coffee n soy
a bowl of spinach, 2 veg burgers, and a tomato
1 tsp of ground flax

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:02 am 
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No workout, 12 hour workday. I think I'm getting sick, I hope I don't have to bag on tomorrow's workout. I got it scheduled before I have to go to the place that likes to call itself a dental clinic. All considered, today was a very good day.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
1 cucumber
some celery
zucchini, tomato, a veg sausage
a rice cake
some spinach and a tomato with a tsp of flax
coffee, soy
a bowl of mixed veggies and a veg burger
some broccoli and a pickle

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:00 am 
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Very tight on time and fighting a cold today so I only did 30 elliptical, 25 run, 5 walk, 3x15 bicep 3x15 tricep and abs. Running felt ok. Weights felt like crap. I'm glad I could do what I did.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
some celery
some of a green pepper
zucchini, tomato and a veg sausage
coffee, soy
WORKOUT (early)
1/2 vega bar
I blended some summer squash, a mushroom, a thawed veg burger, and a pepper with mad ginger, garlic, lemon and chile, and heated it up to make soup. So good. I stay away from onions and garlic, it'll be interesting to see how I do with it.
Some popcorn, I'm too lazy and sick to measure it. Seems like kind of alot...

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:09 pm 
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Get plenty rest. I hope you feel better

Just out of curiosity, I notice you have 2 tbs of Miso. Do you use it in a sauce, dip, soup ? ? ?

Also, are you looking for any places to move in at the end of this month ? :)

I'll see you tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:55 pm 
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Thanks Jaleel. I didn't, because I was passed out for most of the day. How does green tea help with a cold?

Tasha, I did rest, good advice! I planned on hitting the gym for at least a little work. My body had other ideas. I could have gone at night but then I thought about how missing a workout wasn't going to be as bad as having to miss a lot of workouts if I don't get better and have to stay home more... About miso: I eat some every morning. I soften 1 teaspoon (I use the abbreviation of tsp for teaspoon and tbs for tablespoon - that's probably wrong, heh) of miso in cold water with however much powdered or fresh ginger I think I need. Then I add another cup of just boiling water to it. It makes a kind of broth that's great to wake up with, and before I'm even out of the house, I've consumed 4 cups of water! See you today maybe.

Yesterday's food:
a couple sticks of celery
soup: 1 can garbanzo beans, some spinach and collards, with lots of ginger, garlic, chile, lemon, and mint - blended up and heated
6 rice thins

Note to self: all out of echinacea

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Yeah come by. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:50 am 
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I will, I will, some time this week. :)

I surprised myself doing cardio today, running was fine. I could have done 30 minutes but I figured since I'm not feeling well, no reason to push it. Even lifting at my new weights was fine but I only did 2 deltoid things, 3x15. Then abs. Not bad for a sickie.

Food:
2 tsp miso
some celery, 2 tomatoes, ginger
vega / h2o / ginger
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
1/2 vega bar
2 crowns of broccol, a pepper, 2 veg burgers, with a sauce of ginger & garlic, a jalapeño, basil, and a tomato
3 cups of popcorn

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:52 am 
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I did it today, on top of being sick, after working all day, without an ipod. I was kind of uninspired so i switched up biceps and triceps from 15 reps to 20 at the old weight. I just didn't have it in me to push any more.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
a cucumber
3 celery sticks
a zucchini, a tomato, a veg sausage
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of spinach and a veg burger
about 10 rice thins
flax in a couple minutes

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
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I added a 2 minute interval on to the 25 minute run even though my lungs were all rattly. 30 minutes here I come. I just had to. I'm back to 30 lbs on my 2 hardest shoulder moves. Still not all the way unsick, and work administrative stuff is getting ridiculous, and I'm not sleeping... I hope I don;t get any sicker.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
3 celeries
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, and a veg sausage
1 green pepper
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
Some cauliflower, broccoli, artichokes and a veg burger with a real lot of ginger
flax in a bit, and maybe some popcorn

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:12 am 
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Yesterday was a bike commute day. I love riding my bike. It's like flying. last night it was freezing 'cuz i wasn't dressed for it. But the moon was waxing almost full and I was moving, slinging myself around corners, floating up hills... it really took the edge off a hard day.

Yesterday's food
2 tsp miso
coffee/soy
some green beans
some cherry tomatoes
a zucchini, a tomato, and a veg sausage
some more tomatoes and green beans with a little salsa
5ish blue corn chips (I could really taste the oil in them)
a bowl of broccoli, tomato, ginger, and jalapeño with a veg burger
2 cups of popcorn
a pickle
1 tsp flax

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:19 am 
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Yesterday: long ass workday at 2 jobs so no workout at all, and pretty usual food, except I grubbed on a lot of rice cakes when I got home. It may have been emotional eating but i've been craving carbs so bad all week. I think it might also have to do with needing extra energy to fight this cold.

Today: 30 minutes running. I'm pretty proud of myself. My self-confidence is better, I feel strong, I love that my body can do what I ask it to do, it's all so good. Today I was feeling so yucky till I got to the gym. Two days away is too long.

So here's where I'm at right now, today's workout
30 mins elliptical (fast) 30 mins running (5.7-6.7) 5 minutes walking (cool down @ 3.5) 3 supersets of bicep curl (20 @ 20#) and tricep extension (20 @ 40#) dip machine (1 set 15x135#, 2 sets 15x120#) 100 front crunches, 50 to each side, then a cool down stretch.

Ok not too shabby for a basic workout but looking at it I see I should prob spend more time with weights. I do now if I have time... god, these past few weeks have been murder... at this point I think it's more important to just get basic work done in a way that's going to be easy to sustain as a lifetime kind of habit.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
4 celeries
a green pepper
a ton of herb tea and a crappy sugarfree soda
a zucchini, a tomato, and a veg sausage
2 rice cakes
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of disgusting okra and a veg burger
some sugarless candy

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:03 am 
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Aww still not well ? :( I hope you get better soon.
You still have to pick up your shirt :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:14 am 
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I know, Tasha! I'm still fighting it!


Workout: 30 minutes again :) .

It's almost time for me to start running outside. I'm scared to. But maybe this break isn't the right time to start... a bunch of guests will be staying here, and all the holiday activity... idk... i have to think about this.

Food:
2 tsp miso
celery, tomato, and ginger
vega w/ water
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
1/2 vega bar
mixed veggies and 2 veg burgers (bok choy, mushroom, carrot, celery, pepper, ginger)
4 cups of popcorn
1 tsp flax
sugarless candy

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:55 pm 
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What was your workout ?

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