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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#76 Postby Amethyst8 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:59 pm

30 DAY CHALLENGE
Day 5 and I'm doing just peachy keen without caffeine. I don't even notice it. :D He is now craving cheese and fast food. LOL! He even texted me today that Chick-Fil-A has vegan french fries. I said I wouldn't trust that. Fast food anything is just gross and probably cross-contaminated with animal products. Who's the addict here? I am impressed that he's made it this far already. Maybe it will be good for him. Oh and he says he is pooping every couple of hours. He said he doesn't know how I can stand that! I said, I don't, but my body isn't going through detox right now. The proof is in the pudding.

FOOD
I've had a green smoothie every day for breakfast this week. Today was kale, wheatgrass, sprouts, frozen strawberries, frozen mango, and strawberry banana soy milk.
I made a yummy pasta with marinara and nutritional yeast and green peas the other day for dinner and ate the leftovers last night for dinner. Lunches have been a 2 cup bowl of beans and a couple pieces of produce.

FITNESS
Haven't been to the gym since Sunday. Boo, I know. I have an issue with both eyes this week. My glands are blocked and it is causing them to burn and itch and swell. Eye doctor gave me drops and medicated wipes to clean my lids with. Gross, I know... so I've been soaking in hot water and going to bed early all week to help my body heal itself. 2 other co-workers had similar issues recently so I think it might be the air in the building we work in. Eye doctor says it is not contageous, so something must be in the air.

Happy Valentines Day to you all. Honestly, in my humble opinion, I hate the holiday because it's dumb. You should appreciate people all year round. Not just on one scheduled day a year. And I hate how it can be depressing if you have no one to share with. So here's a hug for you if this day sucks for you :heart: from me. And here's a hug for you if you don't think it sucks, just because :heart: from me.
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

#77 Postby Amethyst8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:02 pm

I've been sick all week. Ugh.
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

#78 Postby maybenot » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:12 pm

Amethyst8 wrote:I've been sick all week. Ugh.

Caffeine withdrawal? =)
Hope it didn't affect your progress! Also hope you get well soon.

How's 30 day vegan challenge going?

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#79 Postby Amethyst8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:42 pm

No unfortunately it's not caffeine withdraw. ;-) I had to take antibiotics and they make me feel so sick. Nausea, dizziness, fatigue, fever off and on. I tried going to work today but only made it halfway. Yes my progress is stalled out right now. :-( I want to feel good again. Like NOW.

My no caffeine is going just fine. He has been missing burgers and BBQ all week but he is sticking with it. Surprised me for sure.
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

#80 Postby Amethyst8 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Back on track. Feeling so much better this week. My body does NOT like antibiotics. I think I felt sicker on the medicine than actually being sick.

Yesterday I puttered in the front yard for an hour weeding, trimming, and cleaning up the plants. I count that as my workout because I'm incredibly sore today.

FOOD
Breakfast - 32 ounce fresh juice from wheatgrass, sprouts, apple, pear, carrots, beet, ginger, orange, and mixed baby greens.
Lunch - 4 cup bowl of homemade vegetable quinoa soup (quinoa with scallions, tomatoes, garlic, zucchini, squash, carrot tops, green bellpepper, red bellpepper with salt and pepper to season).
Snacks - Banana, orange, red bellpepper, green bellpepper, 4 tomatoes, and 4 ounces of blackberries.

Planning on a healthy dinner and awesome workout tonight.
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

#81 Postby Amethyst8 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:06 am

FOOD from last night
I took 1 onion, 2 tomatoes, 2 slices rice vegan cheese, and 1 small package of ground vegan bits stir-fried until the cheese melted and the onions cooked a little. I served it over a big fist full of fresh sweet pea shoots and had tofu tamales on the side. Non vegan husband was licking the plate clean.

FITNESS from last night
15 minutes on the elliptical at level 10.
20 Inclined crunches.
25 seated crunches with 105 lbs.
Burn out on the Quad machine at 25 lbs until fatigue.

I still feel very weak from the stupid medication, but I'm climbing back up slowly.

FOOD for today
All day snacking at work: 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 grapefruit, 2 pears, 1 mango, 1 pint of blueberries, 1 red bellpepper, 1 green bellpepper, 3 tomatoes, 1 lemon, 12 ounces of strawberries, 3 ounces of sweet pea shoots, and some cherry vanilla cereal with unsweetened almond milk.

30 DAY CHALLENGE update
I'm fine and dandy. I don't even crave coffee or tea. Husband is counting down the days like a prisoner and planning his first day as a non vegan. I think he said he would start breakfast with donuts and sausage/cheese kolaches, Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich with waffle fries and Dr. Pepper for lunch, and some sort of fast food red meat burger with more fries for dinner. He is going to make himself absolutely sick while I sip my coffee and/or tea.

RANT mini
"Ew! How can you eat that?" Yeah I get that a lot. The short answer is, I am more afraid of needles and surgery than I am of eating healthy food.
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

#82 Postby Amethyst8 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:54 pm

FOOD from last night
Ate out in downtown - Bowl of lentil soup and big salad bar bowl full of quinoa, avocado, hummus, tomato, mixed leafy greens, black beans, cilantro, and veggies veggies more and more veggies! Then some white wine with friends.

FITNESS from last night
I power-walked from work to the bar and back to work to fetch the car. It was a good 10-12 blocks each way.

FOOD today
Breakfast - cherry almond cereal with almond milk and blackberries.
Lunch (and snacking) - 3 tomatoes, 3 ounces of sweet pea shoots, a grapefruit, 2 pitas, and a pint of spicy hummus.
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

#83 Postby Amethyst8 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:53 am

FOOD
Breakfast #1 @ 6am: 1 banana. CHECK
Breakfast #2 @ 8am: 1 banana, 1 orange, 1 red apple. CHECK
Breakfast #3 @ 10am: Cup of mango peach cereal with almond milk.
Lunch #1 @ 12pm: 8 cup bowl of raw veggies including swiss chard, sunflower shoots, carrots, fennel, red and green bellpepper, raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
Lunch #2 @ 2pm: 3 small cooked red potatoes and 2 raw tomatoes.
Lunch #3 @ 4pm: 1 green apple, 1 grapefruit, 1 orange, and 1 banana.
Dinner #1 @ 6pm: Big bowl of homemade leek, fennel, carrot, and potato soup with mellow miso.
Dinner #2 @ 8pm: 4 cup bowl of raw spinach, tomato, and walnut salad with homemade avocado, lemon flax seed oil, and cucumber dressing.
Sip lemon water throughout the day.

FITNESS
Mindlessly play with kettle bell, dumbells, and weight bar tonight at home while watching TV @ 7-8pm.
Yep, that's the plan.

30 DAY CHALLENGE
Since giving up coffee, my already slow metabolism slowed further (due to my Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism) and I have gained weight! I'm at 197 and very pissed off about it. The challenge ends on Tuesday and I will be kicking off with a large decaf coffee to give me just a little caffeine to stimulate that metabolism again. The husband has thoroughly surprised me and has stuck to the vegan thing although he complains about missing the nasty food all the time. I tell him to mind his own business in the future about my coffee intake. We're almost there now. :wink: :psycho:
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

#84 Postby maybenot » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:23 am

I hoped your husband would think about being vegan.
Craving trash isn't a good motive to go back to slaving animals =(

Well, good luck with your workouts, focus on losing taht weight what you gainned!

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#85 Postby Amethyst8 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:28 am

I know! That seriously boggles my mind how he can easily go vegan with hardly any changes to the sorts of food he loves... I mean, we've had vegan burgers and fries, both homemade and eating out, and vegan meat and dairy substitutes for everything he already eats. He is only craving the chemicals at this point, which is sick. And on some level, he knows this. AND he loves animals he says. He just can't give it up permanently he says. Okay, fine. I'm not pushing him. I just don't understand the logic or justification behind his decision when it is so easy to go vegan and still have the same old crap style food, just vegan style and without cruelty or poison. To me, that is a horrible addiction. And he is talking like an addict about it with nonsense reasoning. Me? I work in a law office and everyone drinks coffee all day so I have to smell it constantly. Am I complaining? No. Would I like some coffee? Sure would! It's delicious! Do I NEED it? No. Can I live without it? Yeah, but it's not harmful to myself or to other beings, so why give it up?

Thank you! I should have the weight off by next week. I know an almost 200 pound woman sounds HUGE! Honestly, I'm a big boned girl and don't look "morbidly obese" at all. I know people like to say that to justify some extra pounds, but it's actually true in my case. I've got large strong bones (never broken a bone), a broad build, and a perfect hourglass figure. Jumbo pelvis and jumbo chest with a small waist. When I was down to 145 pounds a few years ago, people told me I looked sickly skinny. It's just how I'm built, so I don't really want to go lower than 150 even though that is still considered overweight for my height. Whatever, doctors... not all bodies fit the "one size fits all" chart. I'm no delicate gal! I've got real body curves in all the right places.
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

#86 Postby maybenot » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:24 pm

Don't over-stress about your weight =)
I wasn't judging you, just encouraging some weight loss =)

Show this to your husband, maybe it will help =)
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#87 Postby Amethyst8 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:09 am

We may be getting another rescue child this weekend. A female basset bloodhound 8 weeks old. We have 8 year old male basset bloodhound named Andy, 9 year old male basset corgi named Casanova, 11 year old sister cats Misty and Coral, and 5 year old boy cats Tony, Trekkie, and Lucky. All either found as strays or adopted from rescue groups. I love my furry children.

Mango, banana, and cereal with almond milk for breakfast. We shall see what the rest of the day holds. Fitness with trainer tonight.
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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#88 Postby Synny667 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:58 pm

OMG I love hounds!!!! My basset hound is the love of my life :) Never seen a basset bloodhound though
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#89 Postby maybenot » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:37 pm

Hi Rebecca
How`s progress?
How did the 30 day challenge ended?

Hope all is well =)

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#90 Postby C.O. » Tue May 27, 2014 1:30 pm

Haven't seen you post in forever! How have you been? How has your training been going?


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