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  1. iambrian, I have had a similar experience. I went raw 80-10-10 for a time and it was not the best for my body, I needed to add a small amount of cooked food (mostly beans and vegies) for strength and centeredness. I think it is so important to listen to our bodies, all of us have different bodies and different lives (activities, stresses, etc.). We build muscle differently also. I just wanted to encourage you to keep reading and learning and listening to your body because that seems pretty smart to me.
  2. Not losing any muscle, just fat! And feeling so good... http://i50.tinypic.com/2hs59tw.jpghttp://tinypic.com/r/2lt1sm0/6 http://i49.tinypic.com/2dt0qpd.jpg
  3. The same thing happened to me and I'm a Mesomorph. I followed the McDougall "Starch Solution" diet and gained 6 lbs before I knew what hit me! It's gone now but sheesh, I thought I'd lose weight as long as I got rid of meat, dairy eggs and oils. Nope. After that I found Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" which has been the answer for me, I'm steadily losing a lb a week now. Good luck! I just had to post, cause I thought it sucked so bad to gain weight like that on a version of a whole foods plant-based diet, it felt really unfair lol. My husband lost weight on it, so I'm sure it works for a lot of people, but not for everyone, that's for sure.
  4. Just wanted to let you know you're in my prayers today. Praying for a complete and FAST recovery!
  5. Yep, that's me. It's been taken down now, it was up for a week and had 2800 likes. I was pretty blown away by the response.
  6. Another reminder to share the truth about health! The last thing I will do is judge anyone in America who is overweight. I'm on this forum because FINALLY, at the age of 49 I heard the truth about health and diet from Forks Over Knives, Dr. Fuhrman, etc. I heard about it from my dad who became a vegan at age 70 and recovered from cancer. As a bodybuilder I was even more disciplined than I am now, trying even harder to eat "right", and I was gaining weight like a house afire. I was doing the best I could with the information that is available through current bodybuilding circles, and the current medical information that is out there and my weight was ballooning with no signs of stopping. There's nothing wrong with my self-control, I was doing EXACTLY what I was told (sold). I don't think that Americans have all of a sudden lost all willpower, we're being lied to and drugged with the Standard American Diet. The best thing I can do now is to get/stay lean and whenever people ask what I'm doing, take the time to really tell them.
  7. Thanks! Just started on 80-10-10, looking forward to the NEXT six months.
  8. This is how I've eaten for the last six months, and it completely changed my health, my life. The last two months I've even taken out most starchy carbs even if they are "whole" like potatoes, oats, or rice. Dr. Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live" (his six-week plan) is my blueprint and his section on True Hunger talked about how much better the good stuff tastes when we're eating because we're hungry, not for any of the other reasons. I can't believe how much I crave my spinach salad or bean soup!
  9. Robert, So glad you had some good runs! Just wanted to let you know we are pullin' for you. Your book and this website have been such a help to us newbie Vegans, you are doing so much good in the world. Be safe and healthy, with your never-quit-attitude you'll get there, wherever you decide "there" is! You're in our thoughts and prayers.
  10. Me too! I know I've got the temp right if he's not panting...
  11. Baby Otto <3 http://i48.tinypic.com/33okvtu.jpg
  12. Welcome to the Forum! Sounds like you will bring a lot of experience and knowledge. This is a great place for accountability, lots of awesome people.
  13. Welcome, Alex! I'm new to the board also, you're gonna love it here.
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