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  • Birthday 12/28/1952

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  1. I would like to start my grocery list today, and if anyone knows of a "list" I can follow, that would be great. I want to get enough protein, naturally, but also some things to help my transition. Here are some things I already purchase on a regular basis: Spinach Avocados Zucinni Yellow Squash Bell Peppers (I favor orange and yellow is my fave) Tomatoes Sweet Potatos or Yams Nuts and Seed Bread from Signature brand (Safeway) onions (red & green onions) Olive Oil seasonings (rare but when I use salt it's sea salt) Juice Water is my main drink of the day. Asparagus Fuji or other sweet apples bananas blueberries Bosche Pears Mixed Spring Greens or 50/50 mix greens Beans (white navy or red beans usually) I need to figure Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner menus. I mean just to get me started into good eating habits.
  2. Hi Veganfit, I am new here today, and I am just starting my journey as a vegan, as well as a body-builder. Welcome, and I look forward to your posts as you have been doing this thing for awhile, eating vegan. But we are both starting to body-build, so we have that one in common;)
  3. I am new, as you can tell by my topic, lol! My name is Denise, and I live in the Pacific NW. I am 63, and have changed a lot of things for the better in my life, learned a lot. But I still have lots to learn, and I am glad. I think I would get too bored if I knew everything;) So I saw Robert's video, and a few, other photos of vegan/vegetarians that do weight-training/strength training. They look amazing, and of course, many are much younger than I am:) But I've seen my own progress by doing weights, stretch-bands, and walking uphill, so I know there is muscle to build on here. I was 142 lbs, and now am down to 124. I did get down to 118 but then I slacked off about a month ago, when I went back up to 124. I learned enough to know that I could eat, and lose weight, by building muscle, and being non-sedentary. So that encouraged me to get into real, weight-training at a gym. I will not be actually in the gym until this coming Wed., payday!! I've also been convinced that animal-protein (which I've eaten all my life) is not for me. I read the China Study, and now seek to give it all up for plant-based food. I am excited, but saw one persons food intake here, and about fainted just thinking about it. With my BMR, and all the activity (walking, weight-training, Zumba) I need 1700 cals, at least. So I need to know how you guys that have succeeded, eat enough calories, and get the macros you need. I have a food diary I've been keeping since about 2009. It's online, so I can switch my foods, and count calories, only until I get the hang of my new "lifestyle" Feedback, questions, welcome. Oh, sorry this is so long, but I have some health issues I would love to see disappear, wouldn't we all. I'll just list them, so definitely want to find folks that had a real change in any of these issues, or others, like cancer etc. Tinnitus 3rd degree AV Node block (had a pacemaker since 97) no 'scripts. Spasmodic Torticolous some arthritis/rotater cuff pain (way better since using stretch-bands) some hearing loss, but not so bad I need hearing-aids I know some folks don't know what half of those things are, but I'm hoping that getting off animal-protein, and onto plant-based only will change my health, as well as building my bod with weight-training (free-weights or body-weight like pushups etc.). I've also followed Mark Lauren's methods for a couple of years, but not consistently. Hope to meet some folks to build a support group, as well as support others:)
  4. You look great!! I am so happy for you and your family!!
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