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  1. Sort of an oddly paced movie to watch on a computer screen, though! But definitely a classic.
  2. Anyone see 'Soylent Green'?? I'm not sure how I feel about Peta.
  3. Liposuction is a big deal. My aunt had it on her stomach, and was bedridden for weeks. She looks great now, but it was not a small ordeal. In regards to 'fat coming back'..... my understanding is that we have a set number of fat 'cells' that simply expand and shrink based on how much you eat. They don't travel or move around in your body. (I sat in on all the doctor visits cause I didn't think my aunt was doing enough research, or asking enough questions). But her scars are tiny and barely noticeable. If it is loose skin, that may require a much larger scar. Knowing your stats and nutritional habits will help....
  4. Hey all, I've got a bum knee. I've been an avid spinner for years, but it has taken it's toll on my right knee. Simply walking has been uncomfortable lately.... But I don't want to stop being active..... What can I do that doesn't put any pressure or strain on my knees? I've heard swimming, although I'm not a very good swimmer!! Yoga? Mat pilates? Jumping rope? (I mean.... you're not bending your knees when you jump rope, or do jumping jacks, right? Right? ) I thought I'd be able to get on the Elliptical, but the doc said 'no' for a month or so. Isn't it supposed to be the most low-impact cardio machine there is? (Obviously I won't ignore my doctor's advice, but I'd still like to hear other people's thoughts and experiences). Any suggestions?
  5. I'm just now hearing about irradiation's upgrade to spinach and lettuce..... ick..... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26332463/ a less favorable take: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/foodirradiation/irradiation-and-vegetables-nomix
  6. What about yoga? Wait till the pain has gone down a bit and then take some gentler yoga classes?
  7. It's been a great couple weeks, the diet has been on track and far more delicious than I realized eating 'healthfully' could be. Gym time has been great, though I gave up on 'training'. I think it just may not be for me...... my thing is cycling. Indoor cycling classes just do it for me; I've been doing them for 8 years now. Only I've just developed what the doc says is 'Chondromalacia' in my right knee.... also known as 'runner's knee', I'm told. I've been instructed to stay far away from the gym and simply stretch once or twice a day. I'm panicking a little just thinking about it---I really love my cycling classes. I was told I probably shouldn't even get on the Elliptical machine for a few weeks. No use complaining, I suppose. But being active keeps me clear headed, on top of the fact that weight loss is a current goal for me. Ugh. I'll just catch up on reading and cut my calorie intake to closer to 1200, if I can. *pout*
  8. I've heard that people who eat more raw foods often times need less sleep..... I find that just so fascinating. My hatred of food preparation/cooking (or in this case 'un-cooking') stops me from pursuing a raw lifestyle..... but I find it intriguing. Someday I will have to give it a shot. The idea of only needing 5 hours a night is pretty darn appealing...!!
  9. I was just about to start a thread on knee pain! So, it's probably muscular imbalance? I'm a big 'indoor cyclist' (I loves my spin classes), but lately my right knee (inside of the knee) has been hurting--- all day. Especially in the morning. I'll try stretching my right quad more. And getting back to the weight room, I suppose....??
  10. I need at least 8 hours. Truthfully, I feel best when I get 9-10 in. I used to feel really bad about it, like I wasn't 'normal' somehow for needing that extra sleep. Then I read that Albert Einstein needed 10 hours, and I stopped feeling guilty! Everyone's different. There are no hard and fast rules about what's best. Here's a fun little article from the times on sleep: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0DE1D91338F932A25756C0A965948260&sec=health&spon=&pagewanted=1 EDIT: I wanted to add that since I've been vegan, my sleepy time has become so much more satisfying! Even as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, it took me a groggy hour to fully wake up. Now, I pretty much hop out of bed. For the first time in my LIFE.
  11. How I envy you, veganmomma! I dream about bread.
  12. spaghetti! YES! I don't ever have it (trying to drop pounds is so lame), but spaghetti is the shiznit. And I'll second the hot dog answer---I can never have just one! Another dangerous thing for me to buy..... Mmmm, especially with the Ezekiel hot dog buns!
  13. I KNOW! That 'very vanilla' stuff is dangerous! I try not to buy it very often 'cause I'll drink the whole thing in like two days!
  14. mmmm..... I love soymilk too..... 'specially vanilla soymilk! kung pao seitan sounds pretty rad, too!
  15. Healthy perhaps, but with the amount of almond butter I use...... I'd still say it's 'comforty'!! Actually, there is a Vegan restaurant around the corner from me that serves a pancake and 'fried chicken' plate..... I hardly ever have it (HELLO thunder thighs! ), but perhaps that's my favorite bad-for-me meal.
  16. What's everyone's favorite comfort food.... the yummy meal you don't allow yourself unless the week has been particularly stressful... Mine is a sliced banana and raw almond butter sandwich. Actually, I always have two!!
  17. Oh no! That truly sucks. Perhaps your body just needs a break. And maybe not so much soy when you come back to it? Like, a different kind of protein powder, for example?
  18. The real question here is not so much what any of us believes is right or wrong..... but can we recognize another person's right to decide what to do with their own life and body? In regards to anything, not even necessarily abortion? Isn't that what democracy and freedom are all about? Isn't that what we stand for? The right to choose our own paths? Can't we recognize that some issues are completely wrong for us, but possibly might be right for others? And that simply because one of us might have one empassioned viewpoint, that the whole world shouldn't have to live solely by it? Choice is freedom, choice is democracy.
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