Robert told me you are going to show today. I was excited. I told him you are a hottie--haha!
The show is 4/7/07 (if I'm ready!) with the SNBF, a WNSO-FAME affiliate here in the South. www.snbf.com
I'm using Cathy Savage for contest prep: www.cathysavagefitness.com
, and I'm attending her camp later this month with one of my Divas Unite teammates.
I think my journal posts will be much less specific going forward. I hate it b/c people want ideas, but I just got an email from CSF reminding us not to post our specific workouts and diet (macro g's at least) on forums as they are specific to our own needs. Oops, right?
I wasn't thinking! Gotta be ethical though. Isn't that partially why we're vegans?
Getting my PR g's is easy for me, but--unlike you--I'm not raw or even mostly raw. And as a vegan, I'm WAY more dependent on processed items for protein than omni's and vegs (the irony is amazing, isn't it?). It's to the point where my trainer at CSF asked me to do a Nutrition 101 for vegans and she posted it on the site for those in the plan. Anyhow, I use protein powders and tofu VERY heavily during contest prep. I don't love it, and there's no guarantee that the nutrient profile is accurate batch to batch with the pp's, but finding low sodium/low carb protein sources as a vegan is difficult. Period. Being raw would make it impossible for me.
Right now I'm on pp's and the "usual" for vegans who are not specifically raw, such as soy and meat analogs. Closer to contest, the more processed stuff will decrease. I will become super dependent on non-soy pp's (I have a thyroid condition adding to the difficulty of all of this, and need to watch the soy wherever I can), such as hemp, rice, potato and pea. I also use Mori-Nu Lite extra firm tofu (not my fave
) and bake it to make it palatable and useful to me. It it the most low fat, low carb, protein dense, low sodium, easiest to find out there. And it keeps well in those little packs when I buy them buy the case. The co-op knows I'm prepping when I walk in and clean them out--LOL!
Anyhow, between the pp drinks, pp pudding (see chocolate protein pudding recipe in that section, or I'll send it), and the tofu/analogs, I have no prob. I eat way more PR g's closer to show. Your hair might curl.
If you'd like a copy of the article I wrote for CSF, let me know and I'll send it. If you're willing, I'd love for us to stay in touch while getting ready for our shows!
(BTW, which are you doing?)