Greetings from (warm) Texas

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Greetings from (warm) Texas

#1 Postby TxTom » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Hi yall! I am a 51 year old male in San Antonio, TX. After a bad EKG, I was lucky enough to find the movie Forks Over Knives & have been vegan ever since (April 19, 2012). Within a couple of months, my cholesterol went from 247 to 140 and my wife's went from 297 to 148.

My wife & I are both active & are members of a run group. We just finished two half marathons & a 35 mile bike ride. I'm a member @ Gold's Gym & am 15 miles from finishing my 2012 goal of running 1,000 miles this year. Last years' goal was to run a marathon, which I was fortunate enough to complete in Nov '11. I'm taking a look at the 2013 goals now, and would like to focus more on weight training.

Even with all the running, I've still got way too much body fat and so I've come here to learn, make new friends, & meet new goals. I'm looking forward to it! :mrgreen:

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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#2 Postby Jessica.veggiegirl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:46 pm

Congrats on the marathon i like running but that sounds so hard haha.
I have never been to Texas, or much of the U.S for that matter hehe, I am just curious about how it i to be vegan there. I have heard it is a very meat meat meat state.
Also maybe you could post up your exercise regime and sample diet and others could give their opinions and advice and maybe could help you out =) Good luck!

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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#3 Postby Lean and Green » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:14 am

Hello and welcome to the forum TxTom!! 8)

It's really nice to hear of your accomplishments by getting onto a plant strong diet. Hope you enjoy your time here and looking forward to seeing you on the threads.
Where do you get your protein?

Joelk wrote:But as long as people stay away from our cooler bags with our meals and not ask silly questions, we're all pretty tame

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#4 Postby VoodooSeb » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:22 am

Welcome from a neighbor in North Texas!

I`m pretty new here myself, and so far it`s a great community to be a part of.

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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#5 Postby TxTom » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:14 pm

Thanks for the welcomes. It's not as big of a deal to be vegan in TX as people probably think. Believe it or not, a lot of our streets are even paved now & not that many cattle roam the towns. But you do have a valid point - it is much more abnormal here than other places. I'm working my way back from a bout with the flu, so it will take a while to get into the swing of things here, but I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Again, thanks for the welcomes!

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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#6 Postby Iron Clad Ben » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Hey there! My first half marathon was in San Antonio last year.

If you ever want to drive on up to Kyle (it's about an hour from SA) to workout at Bonebreaker Barbell, get in touch with Big Bald Mike. He normally lets vegans train for free at his gym

Robert has worked out there too quite a bit:

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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#7 Postby robert » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:01 pm

Welcome Tom!

Great to have you here. Excellent results and progress. That is awesome to hear!

All the best with your running and with your training in general.

Nice to see the Texas vegan community expanding all the time. Check out the Austin Vegetarian Festival on April 6th. There will be 5,000+ people there.

Welcome aboard!

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon ... 497&sr=1-1

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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#8 Postby C.O. » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:48 am

Hey Tom Welcome to the community here. Sounds like you'll fit in perfect and also likely meet many other Texans that are active here. Please start up a journal and continue to share with us.


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Re: Greetings from (warm) Texas

#9 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:41 am

Nice to have you here, good stuff!

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