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  1. A major New York City hospital system and community group are looking for a vegan bodybuilder/athlete to speak between 6-8pm on February 9th, 2015. If you are interested, please reply to this message, or send a resume and photos to [email protected] This is an excellent opportunity for brand exposure among a highly diverse and talented population.
  2. A major New York City hospital system and community group are looking for a vegan bodybuilder/athlete to speak between 6-8pm on February 9th, 2015. If you are interested, please reply to this message, or send a resume and photos to [email protected] This is an excellent opportunity for brand exposure among a highly diverse and talented population.
  3. Hi Dylan! That's wonderful to hear! Thank you for replying; I'll send you a private message soon. -AH
  4. I'd love some! I'm in the US and happy to pay shipping costs as well. Thank you and namaste!
  5. Hm, well, whether you go back to address it with the cashier or not, there are probably some strategies/responses you can come up with to both communicate your opinions without turning the person off to what you have to say. As vegans, we're challenging people's comfort levels on a very, very fundamental level. They're going to have all sorts of defense mechanisms, which can sometimes come off as offensive. There will also be some people who choose to be aggressive/offensive because that's their predominating energy! The common denominator in all of these situations? YOU. YOU are the one who has the chance to be the role model, the influencer, the one who takes the high road. I wonder how thrown-off she'd be if your response was brimming with empathy for her, and something like, "I'm so sorry to hear you love to eat cows. You seem like a nice person and are so young, and are doing so much damage to your health and our shared environment." I'm not great at verbal tai chi/passive resistance/other such tactics, but you get the idea. I think going to the manager would probably leave a bad taste in her mouth, so to speak, of veganism.
  6. That is so brave of you to write. A friend of mine tried Overeaters Anonymous. There's also a book that could be really helpful: Overcoming Overeating, by Jane Hirschmann. I'm no expert in this area at all, but some thoughts that came to mind are: Have you tried writing down what you eat, and next to each item, whether it was to satisfy real hunger or your addiction? This might help you gain some perspective/sense of control. There's usually a lot of emotions/patterns we're not conscious of that feed addictions, deeper than just having tempting food available to you at work. It actually sounds like the more interesting piece is when you are tempted: what is it about the phonecalls you don't want to make that are so unpleasant? Journaling could help give you some clarity to get to the root of the issue. I wish you much strength and positivity in overcoming your addiction. Love, AnotherHuman
  7. Hi Samantha, I don't live in the UK, however in the off-chance this applies, here goes for protein suggestions: -Adding nuts/peanuts to cereal/salads or taking them plain -A protein powder (looks like Vega is sold on this site) -Green peas, lentils, pinto beans -Spirulina -Quinoa To save time, I make a big batch of quinoa or legumes and eat it over the course of several days, and prepare baggies of peanuts/pumpkin seeds, etc. to take as snacks. I also use reusable sandwich bags for the nuts, which cuts down on environmental guilt. Rich Roll also wrote an article on protein; I think someone posted it recently, but here it is again: http://www.richroll.com/nutrition/slaying-the-protein-myth/ Hope this helps & good luck on your competition! -AnotherHuman
  8. : ) What a happy post. Thank you for sharing.
  9. So sad. I hope his story helps avoid future suffering.
  10. Hi there! Congratulations on making such a huge step towards a healthy lifestyle. Veganism is about compassion, including for ourselves. You are attempting to undo patterns that took years, if not decades to create. Here's a quote I love about Patience, from the book Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living: With patience compassion arises; with patience wisdom arises; with patience we are at peace. Celebrate all the good, positive, beautiful things you do. We live in a world where there is pretty consistent pressure to do the complete opposite of living a vegan lifestyle. Becoming vegan for the long haul is not too different from building muscle, at least for many: it takes time, knowledge, and perseverance. I hope this helps. Love, Another Human
  11. Hi there! What a great community this appears to be! I live and work in NYC and would like to meet other vegans interested in bodybuilding. I've supplemented endurance training (three triathlons, two centuries, one marathon) with weights and calisthenics since as far back as I can remember, however have really started getting interested in weights a couple of months ago now that I have had to hold off on running (almost all cartilage is gone in one knee)--I have a lot to learn! I began cutting out meat when I was 12, and became a vegan when I was 15. I have been on-and-off a vegan/vegetarian diet since, the vast majority of the time being on. I trained for the marathon following a high-raw vegan diet. I would love to learn more about bodybuilding and welcome all advice. As an FYI, I am 30 y/o woman, 5'5", and weigh about 125 lbs.
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