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 Post subject: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:15 am 
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Hey everyone,

This is the title of one of my books I wrote a couple of years ago (still waiting to be published). The theme means a lot to me, so the title of this journal carries that same message.

I've been pretty much absent the past 8 months or so on the forum. There were days in a row I never visited, probably a week or longer I never even logged in or came to the forum and I though I posted occasionally, I was all but removed.

Now I'm back! I was hiding out to write my book, up to 15 hours in a day, but now the book is out and doing extremely well and I'm a lot skinnier than I'd like to be. For years I kept a training journal, but now I'm going to keep a NEW training journal and a food journal.

Let's jump right into it. I didn't think about this until this evening while at the gym so I don't recall exact times of meals for this first day, but from now on I will be able to keep things up to date super accurately. This should really help me get back into shape.

Sunday May 23, 2010

11:00AM - Two scoops of Vega Sport Protein = 40 grams of protein

12:00PM - Two scoops of Vega Sport Protein = 40 grams of protein

12:30PM - 1 organic banana, 1 organic apple

1:30PM - Vega Vibrancy bar

3:30PM - 3 servings of organic Kettle Chips

4:30PM - 1 organic apple, 1 organic banana, 2 servings of Vega Sport Performance Optimizer

6:30PM - 1 organic banana, 1 Vega energy bar, 30 ounces of water

7:30PM - 1 Vega Vibrancy bar

8:30PM - 1 Vega energy bar

9:30PM - 3 servings of organic quinoa pasta with Daiya vegan cheese and 1 organic avocado

12:30AM - 1 organic orange, 1 organic banana

Totals: (will sort these out in the morning, too tired now)

Notes:

I admit that this first day looks like a Vega commercial but I'm just being honest and authentic and will post exactly what I ate. I'm sponsored by Vega and low on income right now as I pay to print my own book so I'm relying pretty heavily on Vega products at the moment to keep costs low. I admit that I had the potato chips, that I only drank water with 3 Vega drinks and another 30 ounces at the gym, and I didn't have a single vegetable, just fruits and bars all day. Yesterday I had a bunch of carrots, brown rice, beans, etc. but each day is it's own unique beast.

I'll continue to update this authentically, honestly and consistently. I'll do the same for training.

My book will become a best-seller soon, and soon I'll once again look like the guy on the cover (my prior self).

-Robert

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:37 am 
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that's for sure.....each day IS it's own unique beast! What's the difference between the 2 types of vega bars?

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:10 pm 
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Barb123 wrote:
that's for sure.....each day IS it's own unique beast! What's the difference between the 2 types of vega bars?


+2!

Well for one, the vibrancy bars taste a whole lot better. I like both though... I think theres a tad more "stuff" in the energy bars, but its been a while since I looked at the two.


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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:10 pm 
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robert wrote:
I'm relying pretty heavily on Vega products at the moment to keep costs low.
If only that was the case for non-vega employees too!!

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Glad to see you journaling!


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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:43 pm 
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Monday May 24, 2010

10:30AM - 1 organic banana

11:30AM - Large bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with Daiya vegan cheese a full organic large avocado

12:45PM - 2 Scoops of Vega Sport Protein with organic rice milk = 40g protein

2:00PM - 1 organic banana

3:00PM - 1 organic apple

4:00PM - Big bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with organic pinto beans, Daiya vegan cheese and 1/2 organic
avocado.

5:00PM - Handful of organic Kettle Chips

6:30PM - 2 organic oranges, 1.5 organic bananas, 2 scoops of Vega Sport Performance Optimizer

8:45PM - 2.5 scoops of Vega Sport Protein = 50g protein, 1/2 organic banana

9:30PM - 60 ounces water

10:30PM - 2 organic oranges

11:40PM - Large bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with Daiya vegan cheese, 1/2 organic avocado, 2 organic carrots

12:30AM - Medium sized bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with hummus and a handful of peanuts.

Notes:

I was up until almost 4AM crushing it with work, contacting bookstores and other stores about carrying my book. Slept in a bit, but should have a good variety of food today. Will keep updating as the day goes on.....

Almost had a 2nd day in a row without any vegetables! So I grabbed some carrots from the refrigerator to end that streak of no vegetables at all. I've had a not of nutrients from Vega products, loads of fruits and grains but no vegetables in site! Gotta get some greens in there this week!.

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:07 pm 
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Tuesday May 25, 2010

10:45AM - 2 organic oranges

11:30AM - Handful of peanuts, 1.5 scoops of Vega Sport Protein with rice milk = 30g protein

12:30PM - organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with hummus

2:00PM - A little bit of organic chia/apple/cinnamon cereal with ricemilk, but didn't like it.

3:30PM - 2 organic oranges, 2 organic bananas

4:15PM - 1 organic apple

5:00PM - large bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with organic chili beans, 1 scoop of Vega Sport protein powder

6:30PM - 1 organic apple

7:45PM - Vega energy bar

8:30PM - Vega energy bar

9:45PM - Medium size bowl of organic gluten-free pasta with a few beans and Daiya vegan cheese

10:15PM - 3 pieces of gluten-free red bean bread with Daiya vegan cheese

11:45PM - 4 pieces of gluten-free red bean bread with Daiya vegan cheese

Notes:

Another day without vegetables. I really need to work on this. When I travel and eat at Whole Foods Market nearly everyday I'm traveling I eat salads all the time, but at home I don't. I should fix that asap.

As vegans we often think we eat a lot of salads, tons of vegetables, etc. but we really don't if we're totally honest with ourselves. Most of us probably don't eat that many greens or vegetables and rather rely more on sandwiches, burritos, processed foods, etc. It's a bit of an assumption but it's based on years of observation of many and discussions with many.

Time for some greens RC!

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Have been working like crazy lately 12-18 hours a day constantly for as long as I can remember....going back years!

Been thinking about rest a lot more now that I'm training again, in the gym 1-2 hours a day all week long. Quite frankly I just physically feel like I need/desire more rest as a result of the workouts and all week long I've been up until 3:30AM, 2AM, 1:30AM, etc. So today I slept in until 1PM! I woke up around 9AM and a couple other times but I refused to get out of bed, even with semi-important emails coming in to my Blackberry. I would have none of it.

My stomach was also super upset all last night and today from the massive amounts of food I'm eating...sometimes 100g protein just from shakes, as documented in my journal. It's already almost 8PM, heading to the gym now and I've had almost no protein....just needed to eat fruit all day to eliminate some stuff if you know what I'm saying.

Here is what I've had today:

Wednesday May 26, 2010

1:30PM - 2 organic apples

2:30PM - 2 organic oranges, couple handfulls of peanuts

5:30PM - 2 scoops of Vega Sport Performance Optimizer, 1 organic banana, 2 organic oranges

7:30PM - 1 organic banana

8:15PM - 1 organic banana

8:45PM - 1 organic banana

9:45PM - 1 scoop of Vega Sport Protein with rice milk, red bean gluten-free bread with Daiya Vegan Cheese, large bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with Daiya vegan cheese.

10:45PM - Small bowl of organic gluten-free quinoa pasta with hummus

11:45PM - 1 organic orange

1:30AM - 1 organic banana

Notes:

Another day without vegetables! I really need to sort this out! Lots of fruits, nice supplements, good calorie dense quinoa pasta, etc. but need to work on getting some greens in this week! Some weeks I really do eat greens daily, especially when I travel, but not this week. Shame on you Robert.

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:59 am 
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Thursday May 27, 2010

11:30AM - 2 organic oranges

12:30PM - 2 organic bananas

1:00PM - 1 Vega energy bar, 2 scoops Vega sport performance optimizer, 1 organic apple

3:00PM - 1 Vega energy bar, 1 scoop of Vega Sport Protein

4:00PM - A couple of handfuls of peanuts

6:00PM - Large bowl of cantaloupe

7:00PM - 3 bowls of lentil soup

12:30AM 1 organic apple


Notes

I had a long break between food in the evening...those bowls of soup actually stretched like 8:30 or so and I was super full and at a friend's house watching the Suns game then talking about vegan stuff, then came home.

Now bed time.

Nice back workout and sprints today too!

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 am 
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Interesting I've had quinoa before, but never heard of quinoa pasta. I'm gonna have to go search the city this weekend see if I can find it :D
Thanks, look forward to reading more of your training/food journals.


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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:02 am 
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Thanks :) It's good stuff.

News: I had some vegetables today :) Was all about fruit, grains, legumes and supplements last week.

May 28, 2010

8:15AM - 2 organic apples

8:45AM - Vega Vibrancy bar

9:30AM - Vega Vibrancy bar

11:45AM - Organic apple

1:30PM - Organic chips with bean dip, natural soda

2:30PM - Bowl of cherries

5:30PM - Grapefruit, 2 apricots

7:30PM - Big bowl of rice, peas, peppers, onions, broccoli and other vegetables with coconut curry sauce

9:30PM - Coconut ice cream, sorbet, and a fruit popsicle

12:00AM - 1 orange, 2 apricots

Notes: Got some sun in Denver today and now off to bed since I only slept 3 hours last night...gotta get more sleep, still working on getting more variety in the diet, etc. as well. Busy life but working on making strides.

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 Post subject: Re: Take Action and Make it Happen - Food Journal
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Nice journal, Robert. The coconut curry & coconut ice cream sound great. Makes me hungry..

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Saturday May 29, 2010

8:30AM - 3 apricots, 1 large grapefruit

9:30AM - Bowl of brown rice and vegetables with coconut curry sauce, organic chips and bean bip (small serving size)

10:00AM - 2 scoops of Vega Sport Performance Optimizer, 1 organic banana

1:00PM - Bowl of brown rice and vegetables with coconut curry sauce, can of natural soda

4:00PM - Chips with guacamole, salsa, hummus - natural soda

6:00PM - Strawberries and watermelon, small serving sizes

8:00PM - Brown rice and vegetables with coconut curry sauce

10:00PM - Coconut ice cream, 1 organic orange

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Sunday May 30, 2010

Slept in big time! Trying to get more sleep these days :) ...recovery, growth, lower stress, overall rest.

12:00PM - 2 organic apples, cup of organic lemonade

12:30PM - Large grapefruit, Vega energy bar

1:30PM - Romaine lettuce leaves, hummus, garbanzo beans

3:30PM - 2 organic bananas, Vega energy bar

7:00PM - 3 plates of Mixed greens, mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, cup of lemonade

12:00AM - 1 organic orange, handful of cherries, handful of grapes.

Notes: Brother's wedding today so food was up and down and had long breaks without food during wedding-related stuff, but it's all good and I'm looking forward to a solid day of eating tomorrow :)

Sleep time.

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Monday May 31, 2010

I'm actually updating this on Wed June 3, so I may not be 100% accurate in my recollection but I'll try hard. I'll do the same for the 1st and the 2nd too.

10:00AM - 2 organic oranges

11:00AM - Vega Vibrancy bar, Vega Sport Performance Optimizer, 1 organic apple

12:30PM - Cup of apple fennel soup, bowl of beans, rice, collard greens, vegan gluten/soy-free raspberry desert

2:00PM - Organic apple

4:00PM - 8oz grapefruit juice, organic apple

6:00PM - Organic banana

7:30PM - French fries, hummus, vegetables, avocado, artichoke hearts, rice, romaine greens, 24oz water

10:30PM - Organic apple, EmergenC drink

12:30AM - Organic banana, 2 organic oranges, handful of peanuts


Notes: Getting more vegetables in the diet that has been focused on fruits and grains and supplements primarily over the past week.

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