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G'day from Australia


VeganDamo
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Hi all. I grew up as a meat & 3 vege kid. I always thought of myself as an animal lover and environmentally aware person. I was introduced to some videos at the beginning of 2008 by my now wife, one being "meat your meat", & my conscience kicked in. I became a vegetarian then vegan within a few months. Been vegan ever since. I'm in to rock climbing and bouldering and won a few awards in a few amateur comps in 2008. Early 2009 I injured my wrist & consequently 'fell' out of climbing & training while I healed, which has taken 2 years & still isn't 100%. I've also fallen into some bad vegan junk food eating habits over this time (amazing how it's the junk food labels that I find myself investigating more often than not to see if I can eat them). 2012 is my year of getting fit again & eating healthier. I miss my climbing body. I'm not big in any way, just out of condition. I'm 5'7" & only weigh 62kg (roughly 137lbs). I wouldn't mind gaining some weight, as long as it's the right type of weight.

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Welcome to our group! We have a lot of members from Australia here! I can't wait to tour over there one of these years.

 

Congratulations on your awards you've won. Sounds like an awesome sport and I know a bunch of people who love both climbing and bouldering. Sorry to hear about your injuries. Hope you're back to full strength soon.

 

It can be easy to fall into a pattern of eating a lot of vegan junk and processed foods. The more whole foods you eat the less room you'll have for other stuff.

 

Wishing you the best!

 

-Robert

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Thanks for the welcomes guys. I wish I had known about this site long ago Robert as my wife & I were in Portland, OR last January & I would have loved to have had more of a look around than we did, especially since hearing of all the vegan places there.

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  • 11 months later...

G'day again. Been AWOL from here, and from my exercises. The wrist injury still exists to an extent. Fracture healed, but tendon tear still present. Dr now thinks surgery, but waiting to see the hand specialist that dealt with the fracture. Don't know if I want an operation.

Did some mild bouldering this past year. Felt good. Worried that my wrist will be worse after surgery. I can live with a niggling injury, after all it has been almost 4 years now.

Made an entry in my journal. Weight's the same, but condition is... Well... Took some body measurements to try & ack my progress, because I NEED to get fit again.

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