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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#46 Postby maybenot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:43 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:I have a few favourite vegan restaurants where I live, I consider myself lucky because there's at least five or six of them that are all in close proximity to one another and not far from where I live.

Cracks me up though as one says they are '80% vegan' lol. Not sure how they arrived at that conclusion ?!


Wow! Six Vegan restaurants!!!

You are a lucky guy indeed!
btw where do you live, mate?

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#47 Postby Amethyst8 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:14 pm

Lol. I am 86% exhausted. That's a proven calculation with science and stuff. ;-)

FITNESS
Burnout circuit training mini class at the gym tonight with the trainer. Spider crawls, steps, lunges with weights, supermans with weights, then planks, then repeat and increase reps each circuit. I completed 5 before crashing. Then did more balance with weights and tricep work with half pushups and more weights.

AND. tomorrow morning at 8am is another session. BEAST!!!

FOOD
I need to eat dinner but I'm just not hungry. I haven't eaten since that gnarly poisoned salad for lunch.

Hmmm... Tofu and tomatoes is easy but I really want something like soup. I'm way too tired for such decisions! Blah! G'night y'all from Spring, Texas! :zunge:
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#48 Postby Synny667 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:18 pm

MMMMM tofu!!! I have that every night with asparagus and waldorf salad (that I make) at work.
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#49 Postby Amethyst8 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:02 pm

Weighed in at 192 lbs this morning. Got beaten up at the gym doing lunges with weights, planks, squats with arm curls, and lots of back muscle work on the machines. Now 98% exhausted and working on hydration and long bubble baths and reading chapter 3 in my book - Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. It runs in my family and I refuse to die from something so uncool as heart disease.
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#50 Postby Amethyst8 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:00 pm

I relaxed Sunday and Monday for the Martin Luther King Holiday. Back to work Tuesday and back to the gym tonight! Feeling good. Feeling ready to burn some fat off this ass. But not too much. :wink:
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#51 Postby maybenot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Great, that 8 pounds off, 42 to go, right? =)

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#52 Postby Amethyst8 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:13 pm

maybenot wrote:Great, that 8 pounds off, 42 to go, right? =)


Yes!!! :D I want to lose faster! FASTER! ARGGG!!!!!! SO MIGHTY!
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#53 Postby Amethyst8 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:45 pm

FOOD
So this week I was feeling cheap and made my own cereal by mixing stuff from the bulk foods area. Organic raw oats, golden flax seeds, cinnamon, and leftover raw organic nuts-seeds-fruit mix from last week. Pour almond or soy milk, whichever I am in the mood for, add some fresh organic blueberries and/or banana, and that's breakfast everyday this week. For lunches, I made a big pot of lentils and split peas with cayenne and a little sea salt. I made 5 bowls of it measuring 2 cups each to take to work. For a veggie side dish, I baked squash, zucchini, tomatoes, peas, mushrooms, potatoes, and put that on couscous - 5 bowls ready made for the week. Fruit snack is a grapefruit. I had bought kale, chard, spinach, and extra tomatoes for after workout dinners, but I am not even hungry now. I didn't even need a preworkout snack! Those lentils and split peas pack a ton of filling protein!

FITNESS
Hit the gym tonight and did 30 minutes cardio and tore into my upper body, back, arms, and torso. Legs and core will go tomorrow. Oh and I wore high heels to work today. I count that as working my calves. Haha!
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He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
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You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#54 Postby Amethyst8 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:08 pm

Weight this morning: 191.4 lbs. I will take that .6 loss and wear it proudly. A little bit at a time, I WILL get there.

FITNESS
Killed my legs last night (Wednesday) after doing 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical - 15 min forward and 15 min backward at intensity level 10.
Leg Press sets of 20-25-30 in 3 different positions each set all at 110 lbs with NO BREAKS. BURN, baby, BURN!
Hit the hamstring machine and did 60 lbs for 4 sets of 15 followed by the quad machine at 40 lbs for 4 sets of 15.
Jumped on the booty buster that works the glutes 15 lbs for 3 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Jumped on the calf raise machine at 100 lbs and lost count in the middle of the 3rd set because my trainer saw me and ran up to me and slapped my behind with a rope while I was lifting. We have fun. LOL! Don't worry. I got him back. I grabbed his baseball hat and slapped him with it on the way out. I wanted to do the seatless chair, but some dudes were hogging it, so I didn't get to. Oh well. There is always tonight!

FOOD
Dinner from last night was inspired by Honey LaBronx's Tofu Scramble recipe - https://sites.google.com/site/honeylabronx/home/cooking-show
I did my tofu scramble with an entire bundle of fresh spinach, fresh tomatoes, fresh poblano pepper, cayenne powder, and nutritional yeast. I didn't even need to add oil because of the water from the veggies. I added a cup of leftover couscous and peas for texture. Let me tell you... IT WAS SO FRICKEN GOOD and the house smelled like sexy food. I was very proud of myself. Thank you, Honey!
Breakfast: Amy's brand vegan burrito. I know, I know, I made my own cereal this week. I just got bored and needed something different. I'm finicky like that.
1st Lunch: Leftover tofu scramble - about a cup and a half
2nd Lunch: 2 cups of my split pea/lentil soup.
Snacks: Grapefruit and a bowl of mixed baked veggies - squash, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes.

Goal for tonight is to do a lot of core work and cardio at the gym since Friday night is training night. I also have a bundle of swiss chard to use for tonight's dinner. I haven't decided what I want to do with it yet.

Happy Thursday! Almost there, people.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#55 Postby Amethyst8 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:37 am

FITNESS
I did my workout Friday night with trainer focusing on strength and control with a stretchy rope toy and then took the weekend off. Exhaustion - Sleep - And back tonight. It's a vicious cycle. :D

FOOD-GASM
I made a spinach salad this weekend for my grandmother. I put a pot of quinoa on the stove. While waiting for that to cook, I combined walnut halves, dried unsweetened cranberries, vegan cheese (daiya), a small chopped apple, a little salt and pepper, and a dab of olive oil in a big frying pan and toasted until the cheese melted. Then I stirred in the quinoa and let it rest for a few minutes while I washed the spinach. I tossed the fresh spinach with the warm ingredients to make a warm spinach salad, gourmet style. Try it!!!!

Breakfast: Amy's brand vegan burrito.
Lunch and Snacks for a day of grazing at my desk: blueberries, blackberries, 1 banana, 1 green apple, 1 grapefruit, 1 jimica, 1 green bellpepper, 1 red bellpepper, kumato tomatoes, a wheat bread bun, and 8 oz of Very Vanilla Silk Soymilk. Oh and LOTS of tea and water.
Dinner: Red and green swiss chard and tofu miso soup.
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#56 Postby Synny667 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 am

I think I am just gonna come eat with you.....
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#57 Postby Amethyst8 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:55 am

LOL well thanks! I love cooking and mainly do dishes with Mexican and Asian influences.

I had to modify my planned dinner from last night because of time constraints. I did tofu, tomato, and jalapeno miso soup for myself - tomato and jalapeno instead of swiss chard because it takes so much time to wash and chop fresh greens, and I took my carnivore husband on an emergency steak dinner. I know, it's horrible. He went on an interview yesterday and got the job offer a couple hours later, so I had to take him out to celebrate after I inhaled my tofu soup dinner. We also did not go to the gym last night because of that, but tonight we are back on track. It is also his birthday today, so that counted as his birthday dinner too. Meat is a special treat for him because I refuse to cook meat in my house. I will occasionally cook something with dairy in it just for him, but that's as far as I am willing to go.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#58 Postby C.O. » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:29 pm

Havent read your journal for a while. So sorry to hear about your grandma. On a lighter note thanks for posting what you are eating, I am definitely going to try to make a miso-ginger stir fry, that sounds awesome.

-Dylan

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#59 Postby Amethyst8 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:28 am

This week I have been way off track as far as getting to the gym. Mainly because I keep having to work late, and also because it was my husband's birthday dinner/happy new job dinner, AND I had a chiropractor appointment which has made my back muscles extremely tender. I guess it had been too long since the last back crack appointment and my body is telling me to go more often or else! So I can barely stand up straight this morning, but it's all in my muscles and my spine feels much better. Hopefully I will not have to work late again tonight.

My eating has been all over the place, though all vegan and all healthy. I could do better on my water though.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#60 Postby Amethyst8 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:54 pm

FITNESS
Friday I did all upper body because I took a fall and landed on my knees after I got home from work and wanted to keep from getting injured. Triceps were sore all weekend. I cleaned the house and cooked food for our Superbowl party on Sunday and now I've got tons of leftover goodies for my lunches all week.

Breakfast: Amy's vegan burrito.
Lunch and Snacks: 2 bananas, 1 cup grapes, 1 cup strawberries, 1 small tropical fruit (just the fruit and ice) smoothie from Smoothie King (co-worker talked me into it!), 4 cup bowl of raw and pickled veggies, and 3 cup mixed leftovers of Tofurkey, roasted veggies, and black beans with onion.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers


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