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  1. I am looking for commerical breads that are vegan...and please don't say such and such brand insert potato bread. I want whole grain/whole wheat bread that is vegan. Does anybody know any widely produced breads that can be found outside of trader joe's or whole foods that is vegan? I'd like to know what's vegan at WF and TJ's as well, but I happen to live 2 hours from these places and only go to that city once a month. I can't just run out and buy some right now . Thus I am looking for bread that is produced on a more widespread basis that I can find at a regular grocery store.

     

    Haven't been a vegan for awhile but am going back to it-- Used to know a lot of ingredients to look out for in snacks and breads that indicate animal products but haven't checked into it for awhile cause I haven't been a vegan for a long time so I don't remember. If anybody cares to enlighten me on many of the common ingredients that indicate animal anything, I would appreciate some type of list.

     

    I realize there are probably some websites that tell these things so some links might be pertinent if anybody knows any that contains this type of info.

     

    I do have one specific questions though: I am addicted to Special K protein plus cereal. Love the taste and the fact it has 5 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein per serving. Anybody know if this is vegan? Also looking for granola bars that are vegan (not Lara bars--I can't stand them because the main ingredient in each flavor is figs and no matter the flavor they always taste like mostly figs. I am not against figs but if something is marketed as a particular flavor, it should not mostly just taste like figs. They are okay every once in awhile, but meh)

     

    Thanks in advance!!!

  2. Usual supplements.

     

    Breakfast:

    1 cup High Protein Special K

     

    Snack:

    Earnest Eats Almond Trail Mix Granola Bar

     

    30 oz water

     

    Postworkout:

    1/2 cup beans

     

    Lunch:

    Greenland sushi roll with wasabi and low sodium soy sauce

     

    44 oz crystal light strawberry orange banana

     

    tbc

     

    Workout:

     

    10 minutes Arc Machine

    350 crunches

    5 different machines that work biceps/triceps/shoulders/back/chest

    45 dumbbell squats using 12.5 pound dumbbells in each hand

     

    Not a very good workout today. Not feeling well.

  3. ^^^Thank you for the advice. I am going to try to do better starting today.

     

    WOMM:

    I was going to go to the gym this morning, but I am too wiped from working 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday to go. I will be going this evening after work instead.

     

    Food:

    usual litany of supplements (calcium + D, magnesium, CoQ10, Acai, B complex)

     

    breakfast:

    1 tbsp peanut butter (100)

    2 pieces wheat toast with cranberry, mint orange marmalade (250)

     

    snack:

    sour mambas (bad sugar addiction)(300)

     

    lunch:

    stirfried brown rice and tofu with teriyaki (400)

     

    1 tbsp peanut butter (100)

    2 Calcium + D

    Magnesium

     

    planned for the rest of the day-

    snack:

    Protein shake with 2 scoops Spirutein Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder, 1 cup 8th Continent light vanilla soymilk, cinnamon, cocoa, ice (300)

     

    dinner:

    1.5 cups high protein special k (200)

     

    totals: 1750 calories, 75 grams protein, 100 oz water

  4. HCPinGviini

    Thank you for the response! On a daily basis, I waver back and forth as to whether or not I want to gain any size so obviously, the amount I'm eating isn't too consistent either. My body fat is pretty low so I guess the reason my abs aren't showing is because they're not big enough? What do you think?

     

    Today

    Today and yesterday I've had the days off from working out because I worked 12 hours yesterday and I'm working 12 hours today. I will be back in the gym tomorrow morning though.

     

    Food today:

     

    80 oz water

     

    Lunch: Amy's Non-Dairy Bean and Rice burrito (300)

     

    Snack: Hummus and Pita chips (200)

     

    Dinner: 2 servings High Protein Special K (200)

     

    snack: 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (300?)

     

    snack: sour mambas (220)

  5. Okay so I have somewhat more concrete goals now. I've been reading various websites and I read an article that said if you want to look like, whomever it may be, you need to work out and eat like that person and eventually your body will change. So I've chosen as my goal that I want to look like Kelly Ripa minus the deflated breasts. I think her body fat must be insanely low though because even when I was 80 pounds, I still had a full B cup chest even though my body fat was only supposedly 5%. Now my body fat is more like 10-14% or so my scale says. I have an Iron Girl scale that's amazing and it includes body fat percent, total body water percent, bone mass, calories needed to maintain weight (which I think it way inaccurate--it says I need like 2300 calories a day to maintain, which is insane --maybe if I was running 20 miles a day or something), and it also rates your fitness on a scale of 1-9, 9 being the best and it also states what your fitness age is. LOL It says my fitness age is the youngest possible age, which is 12. I don't really know about that assessment either.

    So here are some pics of what I want to look like. I will try to update later when I am home from work (at work right now, just discovered we have wireless and are allowed to bring our laptops! woot!)

     

    She looks amazing although I also think her body fat is a little too low. Cue the somewhat saggy, deflated breasts. I can see why a lot of fitness models get breast implants if that's what happens when the body fat gets too low. With my working out, that's what I aspire to look like. I'm in love with her abs. Killer obliques she's got there. :burst: I want to see more pics! off to obsessively search for more

     

    here

     

    looking hot

     

    more

     

    and I have more, but now my mouse won't right click! damnit

     

    here's more google images

  6. I took the last 2 days from working out because I haven't been feeling well. Also I will not be able to go to the gym on Saturday and Sunday because I'm picking up some extra hours at work and by the time I get off work, the gym will be closed. Unless I get up at 6 am on those days, I will not be able to make it. I just might do that. I have problems waking up in the morning because my blood pressure and heart rate get really erratic and low during the early morning so unless I feel okay those days I will not be able to go in the morning.

     

    My eating has not been so great the last few days. I've barely been eating most of the time. It seems like no matter if I eat 200 calories a day or 2000, my weight has stayed the same the last few weeks--as in, the same, down to the ounce. 101.6 pounds. I don't understand what's going on with my metabolism. Obviously, my body is really resistant to losing or gaining weight even with intense exercise. Any ideas what's going on?

     

    p.s. I miss you guys!

     

    ETA: I almost had to go to the ER the day before yesterday because my heart was racing and skipping beats. I've been having problems with it lately so I need to seriously think about easing up on the cardio.

  7. I love Oxygen magazine. I just finished their newest regular issue and found so many articles extremely helpful. I will have to check out the glutes edition because that is my least favorite part of my body. I don't plan on participating in any competitions but I certainly would love to look that way. I have anxiety issues and I can only imagine how bad they would be if I were to sign up for a competition.

  8. Sunday 8/29

    30 minutes weird cardio machine

    15 minutes biking

    450 crunches

    stretching

     

    Monday 8/30

     

    60 minutes weird cardio machine (520 burned)

    450 crunches

    5 different machines that work biceps/triceps/back/shoulders/chest

    stretching

    don't remember food

     

    Tuesday 8/31

    Supplements:

    Vitamin D2

    1200 mg Calcium w/ 400 IU Vitamin D

    CoQ10

    B complex

    Acai

    Magnesium

    40 meq Potassium

    1 liter water

     

    Food:

    1 tbsp organic peanut butter (aids in absorption of vitamins)

     

    breakfast:

    protein shake w/ 2 scoops Spiru-tein Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder, 1 cup 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soymilk, 3 tbsp Sugar Free Hersheys syrup, 3 tbsp ground flax, 1 cup water, lots of ice

     

    snack:

    1/4 cup mixed golden raisons, regular raisons, dried cranberries

    1/4 cup unsalted roasted soynuts

     

    lunch:

    salad with red leaf lettuce, red onion, capers, sundried tomatoes, pecans, 1/4 cup black eyed peas, 1 naked quorn cutlet, 2 tbsp Annie's Shitake Mushroom Vinaigrette

    1 liter water

    tbc

     

    No working out today. It's a rest day.,

  9. My leg workout is killer because I hate my legs. I think they are disgustingly fat and I'm trying to make them better. My legs are where I seem to have gained almost all my weight. Ugg, I hate them.

     

    Surprisingly, I do not have any problems digesting beans, nuts or seeds.

     

    I think I am done eating for the day. I am trying to boost my metabolism by eating more and now I've eaten so much today. I feel so guilty. I don't want to eat for another couple days.

  10. katz Thanks for sharing. Personally, I would like to start eating a lot more fruits and vegetables but my body doesn't like to digest them too well. They sit in my stomach for ages taking forever to digest and sometimes I throw them up hours later still just looking like chewed food. tmi I know. That's why I like to make smoothie and drink Bolthouse smoothies too because they tend to go through better that way.

     

    pazios I will not be making a video. I was joking. That's silly. You are funny.

  11. You guys are probably right about the protein shake and needing to eat whole foods, but right now I'm just trying to get calories and protein in and the easiest way for me to get it is to make shakes. Sometimes its really difficult for me to eat real foods so its days like this day when I rely on the shakes for nutrition. I understand where you're coming from, but you need to understand where I'm coming from psychologically too.

     

    pazios You are making me want to make a video of me doing my lunges at the gym. I will have to have my friend record it and I will post it here. You will be really jealous then. lol

  12. You guys are so nice.

     

    vege I've had anorexia for years. I'm trying to increase the amount of food I eat.

     

    pazios Yeah, I'm actually extremely flexible and I've been stretching a lot too and have noticed I'm already getting more flexible as well. I'm pretty worn out after I do all those lunges. Breathing hard and whatnot. lol

     

    katz That's awesome that you don't have any deficiencies. Do you log your food anywhere on this site? I would be interested in seeing what you're eating. I'm just taking supplements to make up for my years of malnutrition.

    WOMM:

     

    Getting ready to go to the gym. Took all my supplements. Not feeling so great right now. I think because I didn't eat enough to go with them. Going to make a protein shake here in a minute

     

    Supplements:

    400 IU Vitamin D2

    600 mg Calcium with D (another 400 IU)

    500 mg Acai

    200 mg CoQ10

    B Complex (500 mg Vitamin C, 50 mg B1, 50 mg B2, 50 mg Niacin, 50 mg B6, 400 mcg Folate, 50 mcg B12, 50 mcg Biotin, 50 mg Pantothenic Acid)

    400 mg Magnesium

     

    Food:

     

    Meal 1-

    vegan english muffin with 1 tbsp organic peanut butter and 1 tbsp organic strawberry preserves

     

    protein shake with 1 scoop Spiru-tein Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder, 2 cups water, ice, cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa, 1 tbsp flax seed

     

    Meal 2 postworkout-

    protein shake with 1 scoop Spiru-tein Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder, sugar free Hersheys, handful of frozen cherries, 2 cups water, lots of ice

    1 liter water

     

    Meal 3

    1 liter water

    salad with red leaf lettuce, raw kale, 2 roma tomatoes, vegan parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp Annie's Roasted Red Pepper vinaigrette

    8 oz Bolthouse Green Goodness smoothie blended with ice

     

    Snack

    1/3 cup mixed unsalted soynuts and pumpkin seeds

     

    Meal 4

    1 cup aduki beans

    1/4 cup Sea and Earth Salad from WF

     

    Workout:

     

    30 minutes cardio (I really need to figure out the name of that machine I use)

     

    450 crunches

     

    Stretching

     

    Legs-

    3 sets of 15: Dumbbell Squats with 15 pound dumbbells in each hand

    3 sets of 15: Regular Sitting Squats-no weights

    30 leg extensions with no weights to warm up then-

    3 sets of 15 leg extension machine with 20 pound weight

    3 sets of 15 on the Smith Machine-front sissy squat with weight of bar plus 10 pounds

    3 sets of 15 Adductor squeeze- 90 pounds

    3 sets of 15 Seated Calf Raise with 10 pounds of weight plus own body weight

     

    Back-

    3 Sets of 15: Wide-Grip Pulldown x 30 pounds

    3 Sets of 15: Narrow Reverse-Grip Pulldown x 20 pounds

    2 Sets of 9 Wide Grip Barbell row with just the bar--heavy what? 45 pounds I think?

    3 Sets of 15 Barbell row with 10 pound dumbbells in each hand

     

    Then I did the same 5 machines I've been doing that work back, biceps, triceps, shoulder and chest and trapezius 3 sets of 15 on each one

     

    I'm super tired now!

  13. vege Thanks for the tips!! I will definitely try them!

     

    And I eat other grainy things - buckwheat, corn, quinoa (not very often because it's really expensive), millet, rice.

    I'm just curious - how much does quinoa cost per kg in your place? Here it's about $12.5!!! I hate that, because quinoa is my favorite. I wonder how much does it cost in South America where they usually grow it...

     

    I can't believe quinoa is so expensive where you live! I buy it out of the bulk bins at my grocery store and its about $3-5 per pound. I guess I'm just lucky?

  14. I had a busy, busy day. I got up at 5 am. Left for Saint Louis at 8 for a doctor's appointment. Went to Whole Foods while I was there and got some goodies, ate lunch there and got some supplements. Came home. Hit the gym for only 30 minutes because I had to be at work at 4. Worked until 10. Now I'm home and I'm pooped.

     

    Food:

     

    Meal 1-

    Aloha Mango Salad roll (avocado, mango, carrot, cucumber all wrapped in rice paper)

     

    Meal 2-

    3/4 cup quinoa with scallions, almonds and pumpkin seeds

     

    Meal 3-

    1/4 cup unsalted roasted soynuts

     

    Meal 4-

    1 cup Israeli cous cous with pecans and cranberries

     

    Meal 5-

    1 tbsp peanut butter

    2 Quorn naked cutlets

     

    Exercise-

    5 machines 3 sets of 15 on each-worked back, shoulder, chest, biceps and triceps

    450 crunches

    50 walking lunges (25 each leg) with 15 pound dumbbells in each hand

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