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  1. I have decided that I might like to train for one but I have no idea how...
  2. Thank you for the welcome, rossco. I have been enjoying your journal. Food for today Breakfast - 2 cups coffee with soy creamer (Saturday cheat, I suppose) 1 cup oatmeal Lunch - 4 small red potatoes 1.5 cups kale 1/4 cup green onion 1/4 cup yellow onion 1 TBSP nutritional yeast Snack - Protein Bar Dinner - Vegan Un-chicken nuggets (the kids get a cheat meal too ) 1 cup green beans 1 cup cous cous Totals Fat 23g Carbs 246g Protein 72g Calories 1412 My workout today included moving a wood pile, then moving it back. Moved it about 30 feet up a small hill. This pile: Then, I pulled this sled around for about half an hour. I went up and down the small hills around my house. Had a little help getting the weight on the sled up. The kids took turns.
  3. Today's food: Breakfast - 1 cup coffee with soy creamer 1 banana 1 serving steel cut oats w/flax seed Lunch 2 cups 15 bean soup Dinner - 1.5 cups veggie soup Snack - protein bar Totals: Fat 32g Carbs 205g Protein 59g Calories 1332 I am taking a day off from workouts as I have a big physical day planned tomorrow.
  4. Is it possible that your body is accustomed to your routine? I have heard that can happen...but don't really know much about it...
  5. Would Bragg's Liquid Aminos also be sufficient?
  6. Food for today: Breakfast - 1 cup Coffee w/soy creamer 1 cup steel cut oats 1/2 tbsp flax seed 1 banana Snack 1 - Banana (was feeling bananas today) Lunch - 1 1/2 cup garden salad 1/2 cup spinach leaves 1/2 cup black beans 1/2 cup grilled zucchini Snack 2 - 1 medium fuji apple 1.5 cup boiled kale Dinner - Veggie casserole w/rice Snack 3 - Protein bar Totals - Fat 23g Carbs 246g Protein 51g Calories 1344 Workout completed today was P90X back and legs.
  7. Food today: Breakfast - 1 cup coffee with soy creamer smoothie w/banana, soy milk, frozen fruit, flax seed Snack 1 - 1 cup grapes Lunch - 2 cups garden salad (with olives, zucchini, carrots, green onions, Bragg's) Snack 2 - Avocado with nutritional yeast Dinner - Taco Night! 1/2 cup black beans 1/2 cup refried beans 1/4 cup Daiya cheese 2/3 cup spinach small flour tortilla two hard taco shells Snack 3- Protein bar Totals: Fat 60g Carbs 223g Protein 60g Workout today was P90X yoga. I do NOT like this workout. Ugh.
  8. Great way to showcase your progress! Good work, for sure!
  9. It is possible to get a protein deficiency...my children's other mom is an RN that works in a hospital. She has seen protein deficiency more than once. She did mention that geriatric patients are the most frequent. I by no means intend to indicate that a vegan diet will cause a deficiency, but for sure everyone needs some protein. http://www.med-health.net/Protein-Deficiency-Diseases.html I have been really keeping an eye on my protein because I am not getting enough and I can tell a difference...
  10. ...and workout was completed. P90X Shoulders and Arms.
  11. Thank you for the welcome, BeansNBroccoli. I read a bit about coffee today and decided I will keep my one cup per day. I understand that it can be dehydrating as GeorgeP said but I think that one caffeine drink in the morning will not hurt so much. Beans aren't a problem for me, we actually eat them pretty often in my house. With all these children running around we have a weekly menu every week and Wednesday is taco night. It's our busiest day and tacos are quick. Yummy. Not a bad idea to take them to work with me. I need to get some dry and cook them up...trying to watch my sodium so too many cans are out. Thanks for the suggestion. Avocados rock too. The two days before I began my journal I had two with lunch each day. That's the only reason they haven't been in my lunches since I began posting. I don't actually dislike the meat substitutes; I am just trying to stay away from too much processed food. When I began a vegan diet I relied on them. I had to learn how to eat veggies. I do usually use a protein powder but we don't have any in the house right now. Today I did start with a smoothie, though. Food for today: Breakfast - 1 cup coffee with soy creamer Fruit smoothie w/banana, frozen fruit, soy milk, flax seed Snack 1- 1/2 block tofu sauteed in olive oil Lunch - 2 cups kale 1/2 block tofu sauteed in olive oil 2 TBSP nutritional yeast 1 tsp. Braggs Amino Acids Snack 2 - 1 medium apple Dinner - 4 spears asparagus 1 cup elbow macaroni 2/3 cup broccoli & cauliflower Snack 3 - Protein Bar Totals - Fat 50g Carbs 199 Protein 90 (much better) Calories 1572
  12. Thanks, GeorgeP. I believe you may be right; I am not eating enough. Upped my intended calories today. Hopefully that will help me out. I have been operating at a deficit so long it seems weird to intentionally eat more. I drink a good deal of water. Get a gallon or just over every day. Is coffee very detrimental? I can stop drinking coffee (and have for raw weeks before) but I just happen to like it in the morning.
  13. Today was P90X Plyometrics. I think maybe I am not eating enough...feeling very drained during workout. Since I finished Insanity I don't think P90X cardio should be hard to keep up with... Food today: Breakfast: 1 cup Coffee w/soy creamer Banana Lara Bar - Apple Pie Snack 1: 1/2 cup grapes Lunch: 1.5oz Baby Spring Mix 1/8 cup raw sunflower seeds 3oz. carrots Snack 2: 1/2 cup Cucumber slices Snack 3: Med Fuji Apple Dinner: Small Baked potato 1 TBSP Tofutti Sour Cream 1/4 cup Daiya cheese 1 1/8 cup frozen veggies 2 TBSP barbecue sauce Totals: Fat: 29 Carbs: 198 Protein: 23 ..I just noticed calories are at 1096...I am going to find a snack before bed.
  14. My name is Jen. I have already benefited from members here! When I started the vegan diet I stumbled across this website when looking for information on how to get the right nutrients. I of course researched a lot of things myself but posts here gave me a lot of insight into where to even begin.
  15. Just finished first day of P90x. Hoping to exercise earlier in the day...was tired before I even got started. Didn't realize how weak I am these days. Note to self: Don't stop.
  16. Thanks, C.O. Feel free to be constructively critical! My food for today: Breakfast: 2 cups coffee w/soy creamer (haven't been able to give this one up...) Lara Bar - Key Lime Pie Lunch: Kale - 4 cups Raw Sunflower Seeds - 1/4 cup Braggs - 1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast - 2 TBSP (I made a little mix with these.) 1st Snack: Asparagus, lightly baked - 14 spears 2nd Snack: Banana - 1 medium Dinner: Homemade Chili - about 1 1/2 cups Tofutti Sour Cream - 1 TBSP Daiya Cheese - 1/4 cup Crackers - 1 serving 3rd Snack: Kiwi - 1 medium Totals: Fat - 58g Sodium - 2161 Total Carbs - 215 Protein - 42 (I understand that this is very low. Out of protein supplements at the moment and not terribly good at eating the meat substitutes.) Please make suggestions on what I can improve diet wise. I know one day is not a good indicator of how a person typically eats but I plan on posting many more days. I also can not have tree nuts in the house as one of my children is allergic. Lara Bars are an exception I sneak when I am not at home. I will post my workout later. Unfortunately, the kids had Fall Festivals today as everything was postponed due to weather. So, I folded a couple load of laundry and walked the neighborhood - does that count as a workout? And no worry, we don't eat the candy...they just have the experience. The candy goes to the soldiers over seas.
  17. These pics are at about 135lbs. Body fat percentage (home scales) is still a whopping 26.8% (ugh). I need to work on that...
  18. Just re-starting a workout plan. I keep making excuses...(5 kids, full time work, school, etc) but that isn't working for me anymore. Going to start P90X today (second round but not without a very long break of about a year). This is my wife and me on our way to a warrior dash. I am on the left.
  19. I had lost about 20-30 pounds at this point. Started at 200lbs or just over (5'5" tall)... Current pics in next post..
  20. I have been somewhat of a creeper to this website/forum off and on for a couple of years. However, I have never posted on any forums and was a little hesitant to join. So, now that I have been motivated by others, I decided to get over myself and become a community member. A little about me and why I wanted to make friends here ... In October I turned 34. I have been a vegan for four years. Before being a vegan I was following a terrible diet - eating fast food daily and justifying it by believing it was necessary because I was grabbing food between work and school. I made many, many poor dietary choices. To give you an idea of where I was, I am a 5'5" female with a medium build and weighed 200lbs. The weight wasn't the worst part though, I also felt sluggish and tired all the time. Browsing at a bookstore one day I ran across Skinny B*tch and thought the name was odd so I picked it up. After reading what is was about, I became interested and decided to buy the book. I wasn't even done reading when I decided that I wanted to follow a vegan diet. So, I quit all animal products immediately. At first, because I was scared that I wouldn't get proper nutrition (the typical "where will I get my protein?" mentality) I logged everything I ate and added all the contents. Now I laugh when people ask about protein. When recording my food it was very easy to see that protein isn't a problem at all. Since becoming vegan I have lost just over 70 pounds and still feel like I am just getting started. It has been a long, slow process for me because I wanted to make changes I was sure that I could maintain for the long haul. A thank you goes out to many of you that have been members and posted inspiring results. Even some of us that are timid about joining are encouraged by your successes.
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