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  1. Karen- YOU are awesome!

    I have also been offline a lot. Wbeen busy and got sick from some antibiotics so last week my workouts and eating took a turn for the worse. By the weekend I was feeling a little better. Thinking I may have overdid it after being off from the eye surgery.

    Sunday, by some miracle, I was able to get in a 7 mile run so I feel good that I didn't lose too much of my half Mary training.

    Yesterday was a rest day


    Protein bar for breakfast, with a protein shake.

    Lunch was an Amy's meal and an apple

    Snack was a protein bar

    Dinner was...pita chips and wine ( quick snack before heading to a ball game)


    Today we went to another game so no workout. Wanted to run after work but ended up staying later so no time before we hit the road.


    Breakfast was a sun warrior shake and bar

    Snack was an apple

    Lunch was another Amy's meal and an apple

    Snack was sunflower seeds

    Dinner w on the go again so toast, picky bar and snack mix in the car.


    Ugh. Tomorrow will be more normal...I hope.

    REALLY looking forward to my goodies as I am sure they motivate

  2. What a week!

    Feb 13 was a rest day. Hip was a little sore but was good to take it off.


    Feb 14: bootcamp...turbo style. Whew! Feeling it today even!

    Meals: smoothie

    Veggies, hummus, coconut yogurt, fruit.

    Picky bar

    Dinner- veggie pizza

    Went to a movie


    Feb 15: off.

    Wanted to run but spent time at he doctors after work.

    Antibiotic they have me on is ick. Headaches and exhausted.


    Feb 16: today

    Again- no workout. Antibiotic is kicking my butt!


    Smoothie- upset my stomach with the meds

    Home made protein bar

    Lunch- sandwich, yogurt, veggies

    Tonight I went to a b-ball game and had popcorn, then came home with cravings for junk.

    Uuuuggghhhhhh!!!! Should've just went to bed.


    Tomorrow - start over.

  3. Feb 11and12

    Saturday was a rest day so I had a gathering of friends, learned some new recipes and shared some vegan products.

    Hubby and I went shopping, out to dinner, then a movie.


    Vega vanilla chai whole food optimizer with spinach, coconut milk, and a few pieces of frozen fruit. Uhhhh....yuuuuuuuummmmmm! Best smoothie ever!

    Had some veggies, hummus, and a protein bar that a friend made with protein powder. Filling and good!

    Not too hungry for the rest of the day.

    Hubby and I hit a Mexican place for dinner but I just had some chips with beans.




    B: Purefit bar (per workout)

    S: homemade protein bar

    L: veggies and hummus, sushi

    S: dried mango, larabar

    D: half tofu sandwich from co op ith gluten free chips and beans


    Ran 6 miles today


    Work week here I come!

  4. kareno- the popcorn was yummeeee!

    Thanks for the congrats


    Feb 8 and 9

    Meetings like crazy Wednesday so the day is a blur...except for the 4 mile run! Got er' done!!!


    Meals- B: smoothie (with my awesome new Vega shaker)

    S- Sunflower seeds

    L- apple, rice cake and sunflower butter and vega shake n go

    S- Purefit bar (pre-workout)

    45 minutes at Bootcamp (left early to watch my students play b-ball)

    D- Vegan chili, chips, and had some dates with nuts


    Thinking I need a more substantial lunch to help with the hunger at dinner?

  5. Feb 7

    Long day but hit the Bootcamp after work (1 hour) then went to the gym. I wanted to see if someone had turned in the iPod I left on the treadmill (no go- shattered my faith in my fellow gym-goers). then hit the treadmill for about 25 minutes. My training plan had 4 miles on it but my legs were pretty tired after bootcamp so I shortened it and will do four tomorrow.



    B- Smoothie

    Snack- ?? Handful of sunflower seeds?? I think

    Lunch: Apple, almond butter and rice cake

    Pre-workout: Purefit bar

    D: Vegan chili and crackers.

    S- I just popped some popcorn and drizzled some agave and nutritional yeast on it. Yum!

    I am so hungry but hoping the popcorn will help.


    Great workout day!

    Hopped on the scale. Down 159.6 (it's something)

  6. Karen!!!!!!! That is awesome! I am thrilled to be able to keep following you, and know you are following me. It also helps to know you are watching me! Ha! You will be running 30 minutes before you know it...I started with running ten and walking ten so I can't wait to hear when you complete your first 5k!

    I must say- I am also very thrilled to be expecting a package! I was beside myself for the few days when I couldn't see the computer screen and when I went out of town! Ugh!


    I am really looking forward to reaching my Feb. goal. I am going to donate 5 dollars for every pound I am away from goal, to a children nutrition organization---could use a few ideas (just in case).


    Anyway- today--Feb 6th

    Small meals today. Stomach has been off and yesterday I ate "off"--not a ton just a little different.


    B- Coconut yogurt, Amazing meal bar

    S- Sunflower seeds

    L- Rice cakes and Sunflower butter

    S- Picky Bar

    D- Leftover vegan chili and water


    No snack. Early to bed. Exhausted.

    Saw the eye doctor today. She said I am healing well but to be careful not to get too antsy and overdo it, so I am taking a rest day after my 5 mile run yesterday and boot camp tomorrow.

    Weigh In in the a.m.!

  7. Heart Cakes are sold at our local co-op. They are vegan and come in flavors such as chocolate, cranberry, apple, and peach. They have a lot of protein and nutrients and are a great snack. I actually discovered them a loooong time ago (before I even switched to a vegan diet) at a little community outside the city.

    They are like an energy bar.

    Website- www.suncakes.com Look under Heart Thrive


    I am definitely going to stick around in February! You (Karen) have been a great cheerleader! I look forward to spending even more time here and taking better advantage of the resources on the site.

    I also look forward to reading your journal as well...will you keep journaling Karen?

    I also want to be more of a reader too...on this site

    I am going to weigh in every Tuesday so I will keep posting my progress!


    Friday: Workout- none...taking more recovery time until I get the "go ahead" from the doc.

    Meals: Getting back on track much better now that I am in a routine.

    B- Smoothie

    S- none

    L- vegan chili, apple

    S- Picky Bar

    D- Veggie Stir Fry (thanks hubby), PB cup (Justin's)

    Movie Night!



    Workout - Ran 3 miles on the mill (30:30)

    Meals: B- Cereal and Coconut Probiotic (half the serving)


    Gave Blood! I am an O- girl so I try to give as much as I can. Iron is always a trick for me...barely made it today (second try just made the cut). Helpful hints on getting my iron up?

    Blood Pressure was 90/50 (lowest it's been according to my records at the Red Cross)


    S- Animal Cookies (vegan according to the ingredients) and a Picky Bar

    L- Met the hubby at the local grocery store buffett. Had a huge salad and some veggie sushi

    S- None

    Went to a movie with friends and had mango slices, nuts, and granola

    D- Finished off my cereal from the morning

    S- Had the rest of my mango,nut, granola mix and some vino.


    So- goal for this week (after looking back on my posts): Cut back on the vino!


    Today: I have a five mile run in a few hours

    Breakfast was a green smoothie and coffee

    Post workout will be a Picky Bar

    Lunch: Heading to a friends' for the SuperBowl and made vegan chili with tempeh


    Looking forward to a fun afternoon!

  8. Thanks Karen! It was a wonderful birthday!


    Feb 1 Log

    First full day back at work since the surgery.

    Meals: Smoothie

    S- Smoothie

    L- Veggie stir-fry leftovers, apple, and part vegan heart-cake

    S- Sunflower seeds

    D- Vegan chili with crackers



    Workouts: None. Exhausted and headache from work. I need to be okay with this healing process but it is so frustrating! I really want to run but know it would only hinder healing.

    Bootcamp tomorrow I hope!

  9. Jan 31 (Happy Birthday to Me!)

    Yesterday I was able to get out and enjoy a 4.5 mile walk/jog!!! Yes!!

    My meals have yet to get back on track. Being off work and not on schedule really throws a kink in things!

    But, today, I am starting off right...green smoothie with Amazing Meal and a slice of potato bread with PB (my BDay treat).

    Yesterday meals:

    B- cereal and pro-biotic coconut stuff

    L- Did I eat lunch?????????

    S- Soy Latte

    D- Veggie stir fry with tofu (made it for my hubby)


    Looking forward to a great day...gonna sign up for a half mary in May and get my Vega from veganproteins.com

  10. January 29

    Thanks Karen! I am feeling good! I credit my vegan eating for my quick recovery as well

    Yesterday went shopping with mom and sister...I consider this walking (cardio?) in heels so the calves go a good workout Plus some lifting of bags. I will get in the movement where I can!

    Went to HuHot for lunch (veggies, veggie, veggies!)

    Went to the Co-op and grabbed some dinner (vegan sandwich and kale salad) and groceries since mom and sister don't have anything like that where they live.

    Looking for ward to maybe some easy workouts this week~

  11. So I can see better! Yesterday was bad, bad, bad but today the doctor told me I am looking great and healing quick. So, Monday I am going to ask my limits to workouts and she what she tells me. Hoping to at least be able to walk/run, may lift a little...we shall see.

    Meals have been sporadic due to my meds and naps. Little munches here and there. Gotta be real careful since I am not working out.

    I did see that Vegan Essentials is having a sale on Vega stuff soon!

  12. Hi Karen!

    I was supposed to have Lasik but they did another form instead which means a longer and more painful recovery. I had it yesterday. It's gonna get worse so this will be my last post until next week. Doctor told me no workouts for three weeks!!!! I asked about walking nect week and she said we would take it day to day but rest only these first days.

    I am bummed but hoping for a great outcome.


    So all you vegan athletes out there! It has been great posting and reading posts but I will have to put that on hold for a while,

    SEE you all better later!

  13. January 23

    Yesterday went well. Snow Day today---AGAIN!!!!

    Meals so far:

    Coffee with splash of Chocolate Soy milk.

    B- Green smoothie

    Plans for the rest of the day-

    L- Salad with beans and nuts

    S- Rice cake with nut butter

    D- Vegan Chili


    Workout Plan:

    I start my half mary training so today was supposed to be an off day but I am going to move my training this week since I have eye surgery Wednesday.

    Sooo- today will be a three mile run with my weights.

  14. Jan 21 Full Day POst


    B- Smoothies

    Rise Bar and Kaia Foods sunflower chunks

    L- Snacked on a few mango slices since I thought we would be going to the gym

    D- Early- after my eye appt- Chili's: Veggie Fajita w/out dairy additives

    Munched on chips and salsa


    Workout- None. Very sore today (hard to get outta the car!) so took a rest day and went shopping (does that walking count?).

    Bought some hand weights to start running with tomorrow

    Happy weekend!

  15. Thanks Karen!!!

    Last night we ended up going up the street (walked) to the Thai place. Had veggie with curry sauce...they make it with coconut milk!

    Had a little vino and watched a movie...something upset my stomach though.

    Better now.

    Started the day off with a smoothie with Amazing Grass meal (thanks Eco-Vegan Gal) and my cleanse drink.

    Heading to the eye doctor for a pre-op appt (lasik next week!!!!!) then off to the gym!

  16. OMG- Love the protein!!!!!!!!!!!!


    My favorite muscle group to train is a tie between abs and arms.

    Why a Tie? (look at me rhyme!)

    Because I see the definition in my arms so fast and love seeing the muscle when I lift.

    BUT- I love working my abs because this is an area where I tend to store fat first and gain weight and I love the burn as I crunch and curl...makes me feel like I am making progress here.


    Great contest! Looking forward to more!!

    Thanks Robert!

  17. January 20th- Snow Day!!


    Spent the morning at an eye appointment and catching up on Grimm episodes, FB, and emails. Sore from bootcamp yesterday but after I found out the hubby was also coming home early, I dedicated us to a gym visit.

    Workout- 4 miles on the treadmill and a "hike" to and from the gym


    Meals so far:

    B- Smoothie

    S- Amazing Grass Food Bar, coffee with Vegan Chai

    Nuts and figs pre-gym visit.

    Rest of the day looks like a salad with beans and nuts, then dinner at the local sushi place (walking- it's up the street). Any recommendations????


    Movie night with the hubby tonight!!!

    Looking forward to an active and snowy weekend!

  18. January 18 and 19


    16 hour day yesterday so no workout BUT my meals stayed in check!


    B- Smoothies (2)

    S- Kashi Bar

    L- Salad with beans and nuts and an apple

    S- "cheese" stick and rice cake with nut butter

    D- On the road- Pro-bar

    S- Starving when I got home!! Snack mix




    B: Smoothie

    S: Smoothie

    L- Salad with beans/nuts/"cheese" and an apple

    S- Rice cake and nut butter

    D- Lentil Soup

    Having a more substantial lunch helps me with starvation when I get home after work.


    Workout: 60 minute Bootcamp. UGH!!!

  19. January 17th!

    Thanks Karen!


    So last night I crumpled and snacked on chocolate and a nut mix pretty late. The scale was NOT kind to me this morning at all...

    Today- Back on track!

    Late start today so I slept in and packed my usual lunch. I was running around most the day since we also let out early (4 hours of school??) and will try to include all foods in this journal.


    B- Green Smoothie

    S- Sipped a cleanse drink from Arbonne throughout the day.

    L- Rice cakes (2) with sunflower butter and a vegan protein shake

    S- Dried mango and snack mix

    D- Carrots, hummus, and tofurkey pieces


    Workout: I did a dumbbell circuit and am heading to the gym for some cardio as soon as hubby gets home! Circuit:

    Each exercise I completed with 10 lb bells and did 12 reps 2x

    Shoulder press

    One armed row

    Chest press

    Tri-Kick back

    Stationary lunges w/weights


    Ab press w/weight...then added 150 more crunches.


    Tonight I will have my cleansing tea and no snacks!

    Happy Day!

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