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Veganitaliana

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  1. Went to the gym with my family today. We played badminton for 45 minutes (no it's not a sissy activity-it's very strong cardio). I did another 15 minutes of taekwan-do sparring with the gym's dummy to round out my cardio. Adductor 35kg 30 reps Abductor 35 kg 30 reps Weighted crunches 50 reps at 30 kg. I also did some balance work and stretchs. Total time 1.5 hours. A little easier than yesterday, but I'm happy nonetheless.
  2. Today, I kicked some butt I put on some baladi music and went to work!!! I'm really happy with my workout In between two rain clouds, I power walked for an hour. Plus, 30 mins on the Gazelle for my cardio. Strength traIning: 20 assisted chin ups 3 planks held for a minute each. 10 frog jumps. duck walking (really tough) 30 squat lunges Stretch tubes for every muscle I could think of. 20 minutes of baladi. 1 yoga routine to stretch out at the end. Total time 2.5 hours I'm exhausted now so I'll watch a movie. Ciao Just because I haven't been writing everyday, doesn't mean I haven't been working out. By the end of November I think I should be ready to post some before and after pictures.
  3. Way to go Pamela! And just a few miles from me too I love good news. Ciao
  4. Not to say that omnis should never be quoted, but perhaps a quote about steaks is not the best choice. Sorry if I seem bitchy, but I just watched "Earthlings" and I'm very sensitive today.
  5. Who is Ronnie Coleman and why is he promoting steaks here?
  6. Welcome Veronica! Hope you enjoy it here. Ciao
  7. Thanks for this post Andesuma. It was really good to listen to. Ciao
  8. Did you see the size of that wave?!!! Holy crow.
  9. Photos should definitely be members only- and even then, members that have been here awhile, perhaps say at least 100 posts. There's a lot of weirdos out there....
  10. Hey did you notice the pop-up ad that followed this post www.eatkind.net ? It looks like a neat site. I'm going to check it out.
  11. I just read an interesting article by Ron Dembo founder and CEO of www.zerofootprint.net a not-for-profit social network dedicated to reducing ecological footprint. Here's some quotes: "At first glance, buying local produce seems a no-brainer in terms of minimizing carbon footprint. The shorter the distance the goods travel, the less carbon they emit in their transport-right? Right-but transport is not the only consideration. Food miles- the distance produce must travel from source to market- is an important consideration in assessing carbon footprint. But as the UK Government and others struggling to create a system of carbon labelling are finding, the issue is far from straigthforward. The small airplane symbol that supermarkets in some places are starting to use to show that goods have been air freighted may be easy to understand, but ignores the carbon footprint of the raw materials, methods of production and other factors that go into producing the food. Organic food may be air freighted, but can have a much lower carbon footprint in its production. Eventually we will find our way through this labyrinth. We will have worked out the environmental cost of all parts of the process, and be able to accurately calculate the complete carbon footprint for a tomatoe, a carrot or a pound of coffee beans, wherever or however it's produced. At the same time, we will have developed carbon neutral greenhouses, and be able to produce a wider range of food locally without punishing the environment. Of course, some produce will always need to be imported, whether they are organically produced or not. Depending on where you live, it might be coffee, or sugar, or bananas, or oranges. We could be dogmatic, and cut these from our diets, but there are many communities around the world that depend on these crops and their distant markets for their livelihoods. Sustainability needs to be looked at in the round. Poverty is often a leading factor in carbon emissions in many regions, where for example, people may fell forests for fuel for want of more efficient methods of cooking or heating. Simply counting the carbon from food miles can overlook wider environmental impacts. Eating local foods in season is a fine ideal, and on that we should generally work towards. In the meantime, we need to be sensible. Shipped-in organic food can have a lower carbon count. We have to acknowledge that, for the moment, calculating the carbon footprint of food is an inexact science. For now, we are going to have to make difficult choices based on incomplete information. So it's best to strike a balance, trying to grow stuff where and when it is supposed to grow, without condemning ourselves to a winter diet of cabbage and potatoes, or the land to carbon intensive non-organic practices, or other communities to hardship and higher carbon outputs." The part about communities cutting down forests for fuel reminded me of the recent posts about gorillas being killed because local communities wanted coal for cooking fuel. Food for thought...
  12. Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here. Ciao
  13. Keep going girl! You're doing great! Ciao.
  14. I would be hesitant to say detoxing too since who knows how "clean" her diet really is. I personally don't think hemp powder is a whole food, for instance.
  15. Veganitaliana

    hi

    Welcome! I hope you enjoy it here. I don't know much about injuries (knock on wood), but after an appropriate amount of rest I would probably try to find exercises to bring it back. Wish I could be of more help. Ciao
  16. Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here! I'm a vegan mom too, plus I have two vegan dogs that are doing great! The book "Obligate Carnivore" by Jed Gillen is an excellent resource for explaining how and the importance of veganizing pets. I look forward to chatting with you. Ciao
  17. I think that if you invite experts you'll automatically get more traffic which could be paid for by advertisers. Look at www.vegsource.com for instance, they are the most popular. As for me donating- what I've got to give is time and even then it's limited.
  18. I think, if a program can be done for this, threads should be constantly organized and reorganized according to subject matter instead of simply by chronological order. For instance, the protein question gets asked over and over again, yet threads regarding it are all over the place, at different times etc. It would be a lot easier to search for past topics if they could be found easily grouped together by key words perhaps. Would this be possibble?
  19. I think, if a program can be done for this, threads should be constantly organized and reorganized according to subject matter instead of simply by chronological order. For instance, the protein question gets asked over and over again, yet threads regarding it are all over the place, at different times etc. It would be a lot easier to search for past topics if they could be found easily grouped together by key words perhaps. Would this be possibble?
  20. Welcome Jason! Glad to have you (back). Ciao
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