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 Post subject: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:12 am 
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Hi, I'm Katy!
Just stumbled across this site while researching vegan body building. My boyfriend and I are on a pretty good workout schedule (about 5 days lifting, two days 'rest' in which we're supposed to do cardio but it's a little harder for me to get up and moving with that..oops). I've had my own weight loss journey, being quite the chunker growing up, and I've learned a lot within those years. I've studied up a lot on nutrition and was working at Jenny Craig for a while until I moved with my hubby-to-be. I recently weighed in at my highest in about 5 years (148lbs) but once my boyfriend and I got on a good workout schedule, and made minor diet changes, I'm back down to 141 currently. (My goal being 135 since I'm 5'8 1/2").

So anyway, before I ramble even more: I love lifting. I want to eventually enter competitions, etc. But I know my diet needs to improve. I'm not the worst eater, but sometimes we slip up a bit. I'm not vegan, but I've considered making the change permanently. (I've done vegetarianism and veganism off and on, just for my own personal satisfaction). So the real question is: how do I get started? How do I ensure I'm getting in a well-balanced diet? The whole protein deficiency always worries me. Would definitely love some feedback!


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:10 am 
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Welcome Katy!

Thanks for joining the forum.

I'm just heading to bed but wanted to welcome you before signing off. I'll get back to you about places to start. There are tremendous resources all over the place from Forks Over Knives to individuals in the vegan fitness industry such as Brendan Brazier, Derek Tresize, Ed Bauer and sites like www.veganproteins.com and www.veganessentials.com.

All the best and welcome aboard!

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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:26 am 
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Sounds great, Robert. Thanks so much! I'll check out the links as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Hey Katy, welcome welcome. Where are you from?
Feel free to post a journal in this forum in the journal threads section with you and your boyfriends workouts and check out others for new exercise and routine ideas.

-Dylan


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Dylan,
I'm from Austin, TX!
I'll definitely figure out where to post and post our workouts, ha.
Now, can someone direct me to a sample day for an all vegan diet? I think that's my biggest concern for finally making the switch--not sure where to start.


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:32 am 
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Hi Kathy!
Many people post in their blogs what they eat ;)

viewforum.php?f=24

you can find a lot of information there and see what works best for you... as for a meal plan, I guess the best one would be getting ideas here and there and making it yourself according to your taste and to what has worked for you before.


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Cool glad someone pointed you in the right direction. Austin, nice, I'm going thee in November for the first time. Any suggestions on what to do, see, or eat while I'm there?


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Hi Katy you and your BF should feel free to sign up on http://veganaustin.org and come out to some of the VRA events some time. We will be having a huge vegan potluck in October.

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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:39 am 
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Hey Ben thanks for the info, im stealing from Katy haha, gotta see if you all are doing any fun events while I'm there visiting end of october/beginning of november.


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 Post subject: Re: Just introducing myself!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Austin Rocks!

Such a fun town!

Great vegan and vegan athlete community too!

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