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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Weight: 148

Brunch (work up late this morning): Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Snack: Pita with cinnamon, peanut butter and raisins
Dinner: Big salad, avocado, corn, veggies, homemade dressing

Workout: 30 min run

Water: 90oz

Took some more pictures this morning, no difference :( Still no difference in weight either :( Little discouraged.

I read on this forum, vegan blogs and every book/article I can get my hands on and everyone always says that going vegan and working out gives them so much energy and they feel great. Well, I have been vegan for over 7 years now and for over the past year I have been tired all the time (no matter how much sleep I get), have chronic headaches and generally feel like crap just about everyday (the weight won't budge either!). Not sure what I am doing wrong...is there something that I am missing. I eat all whole foods, nothing processed, drink only water, don't drink alcohol, never eat junk food, work out 5 days a week and get 8 hours of sleep a night. I'm very frustrated :/


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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Just checking in to see how you're doing....Email me with an update when you get a chance. Thanks!

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Breakfast: 2 slices of homemade whole wheat raisin bread w/ peanut butter
Lunch: Big salad, avocado, corn, veggies, homemade dressing
Snack: Banana
Dinner: Protein Smoothie

Workout - Chest/Triceps

Bench Press: 60lbs 1x10, 65lbs 2x10

Decline Bench Press: 50lbs 2x7, 1x3
Superset w/ 15lb flies

45 second planks x3
Crunches on ball 12x3

Shoulder Press (free weights): 15lbs 1x10, 15lbs 1x15, 20lbs 1x10

Iso Lateral Decline Press (machine): 35lbs each side 2x10, 45lbs each side 1x7

Iso Lateral Incline Press (machine): 25lbs each side 1x10 1x8 1x7

Tricep Dips (unassisted): 1x3, 1x4

Cable Cross: Different heights 6x7

Tricep Dips on bench: 4x10

Plans, Ball Crunches, ab crunch machine


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:29 am 
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Hi Stephanie
My name is Sandra and first of all I think MichelleRisley is your personal trainer and if that is the case I am really not trying to go against anything that she has told you but here is some helpful advice if you like. If not just ignore. I've been training for over 21 years and I've been a vegan for 3, best decision I ever made. Anyway just looking over your food journal try incorporating more whole food especially greens and fruit, eat as much of the greens and fruit as you like and limit your intake of processed foods and fats like peanut butter, nuts, oils etc.

Anyway I hope this was of some use.
Take care
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:53 am 
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Hi Stephanie
My name is Sandra and first of all I think MichelleRisley is your personal trainer and if that is the case I am really not trying to go against anything that she has told you but here is some helpful advice if you like. If not just ignore. I've been training for over 21 years and I've been a vegan for 3, best decision I ever made. Anyway just looking over your food journal try incorporating more whole food especially greens and fruit, eat as much of the greens and fruit as you like and limit your intake of processed foods and fats like peanut butter, nuts, oils etc.

Anyway I hope this was of some use.
Take care
Sandra


Hey Sandra,

Thanks for the advice. Honestly the only processed foods that I am eating at the pita bread (which has 4 ingredients), protein powder, soy milk and the little bit of catchup I use in the morning. When I do each peanut butter its only about a tablespoon. I cut the little bit of olive oil out of my diet and started cooking without it and making my salad dressings without it too. Everything else I eat is whole foods, I am actually pretty obsessive about everything I eat, whats in it and where it comes from. Michelle and I have been working on tweaking my diet a little bit. One of my problems is that I have found that being a vegan on a budget is a bit of an oxymoron :lol:

- Stephanie


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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:08 am 
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Hey thanks for the reply. I guess I was focusing on the triscuits and the wheat thins that I read, but if you have cut them out great. I do understand being a vegan on a budget, I'm in rabbinical school and I feel like I never have enough money. Have you checked out this blog http://veganonabudget.wordpress.com, I haven't read it in a while but it's pretty cool.

These days my diet consist of fruits and greens it works great for me, for my budget as well as how I feel. I will sometimes go out to eat with friends and eat other stuff, as long as it's vegan, but I feel better when I can stay totally clean. I was out of town for half of December and the first week of January and ate a lot of food that was processed and when I finally returned home, I felt heavier.

Anyway, good luck with everything and if I can help in anyway let me know. BTW I also have a training log that I just started and will probably post my food but have not gotten to that yet.

Here is my workout journal viewtopic.php?f=24&t=27490

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Breakfast: Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Snack: Apple Pie Lara Bar
Lunch: Salad - home made black bean burger, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, cucumber, red onion, homemade dressing, Orange
Snack: Wild Rice pilaf w/ lentils
Dinner: Protein smoothie

Calf Raises - Inside, Outside, Middle 70lbs

Leg Press- 175lbs 3x10

Weighted Sumo Squats - 45lb dumbbell 3x10

Bulgarian Split Squat - 15lbs in each hand 3x10 on each leg

Decline Leg Press- 180lbs 3x10


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Weight: 149

Breakfast: Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Snack: Carrot Cake Lara Bar
Lunch: Salad - home made black bean burger, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, cucumber, red onion, homemade dressing, Orange
Dinner: Wild Rice pilaf w/ lentils, Peas, Broccoli

Took the day off, feeling really tired today


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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
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Breakfast: Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Snack: 1/2 pita w/ peanut butter and cinnamon
Lunch: Salad - home made black bean burger, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, cucumber, red onion, homemade dressing, Orange
Dinner: Vegan Pizza

Workout: 30 min run on lunch break


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Breakfast: Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Lunch: Bagel and Peanut Butter
Dinner: Home made black bean burger, peas and broccoli

Rest Day

I'll be doing a weigh in and progress pictures tomorrow morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:26 pm 
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Hi Stephanie. Just checking in. Have you tried incorporating some of my suggestions? If so, how are things going?

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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
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Hi Michelle,

I have been working on incorporating some of your suggestions. I have been adding some intervals in this past week. I have been guzzling the water everyday :) I started making some rice and beans with different grains/wild rice/quinoa and lentils/black beans and I have been eating some before workouts to get in the extra protein and carbs. I am looking into mixing up the protein powder, I just recently bought the soy so as soon as that is done I'll invest in other varieties. Thank you for everything so far!

Weight: 149lbs

Grazed on salad and rice pilaf today....back to the routine tomorrow.


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Breakfast: Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Snack: Kashi granola bar
Lunch: Salad - cannelloni beans, avacado, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, cucumber, red onion, homemade dressing, Snack: Banana
Dinner Out: Sushi

Yesterday's workout: Back and Biceps, 3mile run

Today's Workout: 35 min intervals on elliptical


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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Breakfast: Whole wheat pita, tofu, green pepper, scallion, onion, seasoning, catchup
Snack: Kashi granola bar
Lunch: Salad - cannelloni beans, avacado, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, cucumber, red onion, homemade dressing,
Dinner: Not sure yet...

Workout: Chest and triceps


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 Post subject: Re: Stephanie's Workout/Eating Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Awesome! You're doing great. Email me with an update when you get a chance, as well as any other questions you may have. It's been a great month, so far. And I have no doubt you will keep up the great habits and workouts after January. : )

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