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  1. The National Capital Vegetarian Association in Ottawa Canada (of which I am President) is presenting Ottawa Veg Fest '09 on May 31, 2009. It will be held at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue (corner of Third Avenue and Lyon Street South) from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The festival will demonstrate the vibrancy and variety of vegan food and lifestyle, and is presented by the NCVA and The Table Vegetarian Restaurant. Come and sample an abundance of delicious plant-based foods while learning about the variety and vibrancy of veg services and lifestyles in the National Capital Region! This grassroots community event brings together food and lifestyle exhibits from local and national veg businesses and non-profits, and also features food demonstrations and guest speakers. Dozens of exhibitors will be present, and this year's keynote speaker is Brenda Davis R.D., a world renowned leading voice and authour of eight books on vegetarian and vegan nutrition. Yasmin Fudakowska Gow of Montreal will speak on the links between a plant based diet and the environment, and local activist Jason Halvorson will speak on the topic of animal rights and the moral imperative to be vegan. Colourful food demonstrations will help show festival goers how easy it is to transition to a plant-based diet, including "Auntie Loo" of Auntie Loo's treats, Caroline Iishi of Zen Kitchen, and Natasha Kyssa of Simply Raw. Come out and celebrate the diversity of vegetarian cuisine and services in the nation's capital! Admission is free and parking is available in the surrounding neighbourhood. For more information please visit www.ncva.ca.
  2. Lena is joining me and another roommate, who is about 99% vegan. I am so excited about having an eco- vegan- household! We are going to have so much fun! We will rival our Portland counterpart for best vegan mini-commune.
  3. Hey Lena, are you going to tell them the news?
  4. Will you take me to soul veg so I can eat copious amounts of vegan mac and cheeze?
  5. BMI is crap. I am muscular enough for my size (esp my legs), but my BMI is 17. If you check out my before and after shots in the gallery here, my "before" shots were when my BMI was 21.5, but I was grossly unhealthy. I have a small frame and light bones. My body fat % is also around 13-14%.
  6. Not sure, but I probably won't be in DC!
  7. I have been wanting to do something with my hair for a while. So tonight, with the help of my friend Wendy, I gave myself blonde highlights! except they're really chunky. lol. Anyway I think it looks kind of cool. http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/pamelaswitzer/pamelanewhair2.jpg
  8. Hi, I'm in Ottawa too and have also been vegan for four years.
  9. Hey John, thanks for asking. I'm ok. It's been a rough few weeks, but I'm still running about every other day. I am currently 100% injury-free, and I hope to keep it that way. I'm not doing much else though. My home gym isn't set up, and I've felt very tired due to stress in my life.
  10. Tonight I went for a run with my friend Jo, who is a 3:35 marathoner. Her cat (who lives with her ex) escaped a few weeks ago and she's been looking for her. She asked me if I would help her cover ground faster by running with her through some industrial areas, so I obliged. We ran 11.5 km in total, with a few walk breaks. The walk breaks weren't scheduled or anything though. I didn't have any pain, which is good, but I was conscious of not wanting to overdo it. We didn't see her cat, but we got some more ideas of where to put more posters and stuff.
  11. I seem to have defeated my minor injuries. Now the key will be to make sure I don't get new ones! I haven't officially run since that, mostly just life getting in the way. I've run to and from the transitway at work a couple times (1.5km each way) but nothing serious. I'll probably run tomorrow, and if not then, definitely saturday.
  12. Same here. Hopefully it doesn't get worse first. True. I am very much hoping that doesn't happen. Unfortunately it has.
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