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01-04-2014 08:31 PM
BuddhistLady
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That's great! What are you planning for exercise?....

I currently walk two miles a day (back and forth to the bus).  I am definitely going to add yoga and some type of strength training (my vegan /plant-based chiropractor is developing a routine for me).  I just started doing a short (15 min) dance exercise video last night.  Figured I would start the cardio off slowly and build.

01-04-2014 09:03 AM
LedBoots
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I lost 15 lbs in the month of December just from going vegan/90% plant based.  Adding exercise this month...

That's great! What are you planning for exercise? I need to do cardio as my cholesterol labs were abysmal last month. (Vegan since my late 40's with bad family history of high lipids.) I'm normal weight and do yoga daily and go for lots of walks (not fast, I kind of stroll.) So I've started bike riding but am kind of scared of being hit by a car around here.
01-04-2014 08:39 AM
BuddhistLady

I lost 15 lbs in the month of December just from going vegan/90% plant based.  Adding exercise this month...

12-12-2013 05:27 PM
Naturebound

Good for you for doing what you do!  Just be careful.  I got into running in 2012, went from barely able to run to running four to five miles daily, but I pushed myself so hard I kept getting injured.  I had Achilles tendinitis, and then a stress fracture in my pelvic area.  I have severe osteoporosis for a number of reasons, number one losing my ovaries at a young age, and it wasn't a bright idea to start running.  As much as I loved it (I was into trail running) I had to give it up as I got tired of all the injuries and xrays and physical therapy lol.  I had the stamina, but my body just couldn't take the beating.  I love to move and exercise though so that has never been a problem for me.  I have had to find other ways to get in some cardio and get those endorphins going, and cycling is a huge one for me.  I love my mountain bike.  I also love yoga and ballet (was a dance major in college many years ago).  I miss running but not the injuries, and I always cheer on those who can keep doing it!  Glad to hear you are getting some good training!  And what great motivation, to have a charity to run for!

12-12-2013 06:16 AM
Faya

Naturebound, I can be when I haven't injured myself ^_^ I did my knee in a few months ago and then I slammed a door on my foot. My foot has hopefully healed enough for me to actually start this.

 

This will be for my second marathon, I did my first one in 2012. I get expert training advice as part of the win, so I'm hoping this will mean I can beat my first marathon time, which was 6.05:25 (yes, that's 6 hours. I would have been quicker, but I had a 20min wait for the toilets at one point).

 

Training for marathons is the only way I stay healthy. I need something to work towards, otherwise I get lazy. Let me tell you, nothing motivates me more then the idea of screwing up and failing in front of thousands of people and failing the charity that I'm running for.

12-11-2013 09:34 PM
Purp
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I won a contest! It includes a week of marathon training in the Algarve and new running kit! I haven't had a great year, what with being made redundant and not being able to find another job, so this has seriously made my year.


Hooray!!

12-11-2013 05:11 PM
Naturebound
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I won a contest! It includes a week of marathon training in the Algarve and new running kit! I haven't had a great year, what with being made redundant and not being able to find another job, so this has seriously made my year.


Wow, that's great Faya!   Congratulations!  I take it you are quite a runner?

12-11-2013 10:49 AM
Faya

I won a contest! It includes a week of marathon training in the Algarve and new running kit! I haven't had a great year, what with being made redundant and not being able to find another job, so this has seriously made my year.

12-01-2013 03:24 PM
a Balloon a Balloon

   I have tons of essay work to do, but I'm looking on the bright side..... less than two weeks and I will be home for the xmas holidays! Best time of the year.

11-29-2013 07:33 PM
River My dad and I just bought a new truck, it took eight hours sitting at the dealer, but we did it! His old one was overheating every three miles and spent five years in Alaska. It was about time for a new one. Now he can come visit North and I in Portland ^.^

Next weekend North and I have to combine our households and get me out of my lease. That sounds more stressful tham buying a truck, but moving in and settling a home together is so exciting ^.^
11-29-2013 01:23 PM
Aristede

I had a nice time at dinner with my extended family yesterday. The most pleasant surprise was finding out that my youngest cousin (she's 13) has decided to adopt a vegan diet. She states that she's not totally vegan yet, but I discussed several pertinent issues to be sure she understood what she was doing. I was pleased to find out the amount of research she had done and that she had even come across VeggieBoards in her research. I told her to definitely check out/join VeggieBoards for more support.

 

Her mom is very supportive and has been eating and cooking vegan along with my cousin. Her father (my uncle) isn't buying into it at all and teases her about it playfully, but he does buy the vegan items she requests. 

 

So for next Thanksgiving, we're planning to make more vegan sides and desserts. We both ate the vegetarian sides and desserts and I'm considering even bringing a Field Roast or something like that next year. 

 

One of the best parts about this is that it also brought my cousin and I closer together because we really connected over something we have in common. She has no friends or family that are vegan or vegetarian in her area and since she lives quite a distance from me, we don't see each other often. So I'm planning to stay in contact with her through email so that I can offer support and ideas.

 

Aristede:book: 

11-21-2013 11:33 PM
Purp
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Saturday night we're having a massive party to celebrate, my dad's coming down from the Ham and the rest of the family from their perspective states. His ex wife and son are coming up as well as his family.

While I am ridiculously excited and just cannot contain myself, ima lil freaked out to meet his son and ex wife as well as just... colliding ou r worlds.

But being scared is fun. AAAAHHHHH

Not if it's like this. I got 6 miles in in the cool, crisp autumn air today, and fixed dinner for my family, making spaghetti with spinach basil sauce, marinara, and nooch on top (they thought it was parmesan cheese---Hehehehehe), and a tossed green salad with orange champagne vinaigrette and grape seed oil. All vegan until mom added chicken...:rolleyes:

11-21-2013 06:11 PM
Aristede
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Originally Posted by River View Post

Saturday night we're having a massive party to celebrate, my dad's coming down from the Ham and the rest of the family from their perspective states. His ex wife and son are coming up as well as his family.

While I am ridiculously excited and just cannot contain myself, ima lil freaked out to meet his son and ex wife as well as just... colliding ou r worlds.

But being scared is fun. AAAAHHHHH

 

Oh, it'll be alright! Just be yourself and take things easy! You have plenty of news to update everyone on, so just make it a swell event. :yes:

 

Aristede:book: 

11-21-2013 12:51 PM
River Saturday night we're having a massive party to celebrate, my dad's coming down from the Ham and the rest of the family from their perspective states. His ex wife and son are coming up as well as his family.

While I am ridiculously excited and just cannot contain myself, ima lil freaked out to meet his son and ex wife as well as just... colliding ou r worlds.

But being scared is fun. AAAAHHHHH
11-20-2013 09:52 PM
Purp
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You can never have too much cake ^.^

Nope. And if you go to the food porn from the internet thread...:shifty:

11-20-2013 09:08 PM
River You can never have too much cake ^.^
11-20-2013 09:05 PM
Purp

I got a workout in, some miles walking in, and, apparently, River was married this weekend. She has a cake from me, as well, in the Yak for Power thread.

11-20-2013 08:21 PM
River
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What?!? You were just going to slip that little tidbit in at the end of your post, eh? Best wishes to you both for a long, healthy life together. smiley.gif

grin.gif thanks!!
11-20-2013 08:19 PM
LedBoots I'm happy about River's brand-new marriage! y7eqeper.jpg
11-20-2013 08:15 PM
LedBoots
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I got a 7 mile walk in, I got to go to church this morning, I uploaded my photos to my computer going all the way back to before Hallowe'en, I got my laundry done, and I'm back online and have electricity after the power went out yesterday about 1:00 p.m.

Off topic River, Werewolf Girl, and Jennifer C (anyone else living on the West Coast of North America who was affected by yesterday's windstorm--I hope you all are all right.

It was horrible the past day or two, now its sunny... yet cold. NW weather and its unpredictability is something I love.

I Did something I said I'd never do, and got married to my partner on a whim last night. We're going to wait to honeymoon until June when we had plans to go to India already in the works. Life is crazy.
What?!? You were just going to slip that little tidbit in at the end of your post, eh? Best wishes to you both for a long, healthy life together. smiley.gif
11-20-2013 07:29 PM
River
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I got a 7 mile walk in, I got to go to church this morning, I uploaded my photos to my computer going all the way back to before Hallowe'en, I got my laundry done, and I'm back online and have electricity after the power went out yesterday about 1:00 p.m.

Off topic River, Werewolf Girl, and Jennifer C (anyone else living on the West Coast of North America who was affected by yesterday's windstorm--I hope you all are all right.

It was horrible the past day or two, now its sunny... yet cold. NW weather and its unpredictability is something I love.

I Did something I said I'd never do, and got married to my partner on a whim last night. We're going to wait to honeymoon until June when we had plans to go to India already in the works. Life is crazy.
11-20-2013 07:23 PM
River That's wonderful Natalie!!
11-20-2013 07:21 PM
Werewolf Girl I am ridiculously lucky!!! My whole life it has always seemed like just when things are getting bad something or someone always falls from the sky to help me, it's magical.

I've been unemployed for the past while and depressed about it because the film industry in Vancouver is so slow. I get these great contract jobs that are amazing while they last but then after a few months I'm right back where I started from and it gets a little frustrating.

So anyway, I just finished an awesome job and I was optimistic about finding something else soon but it turned out to be harder than I thought. And yet even though I've been down I've had so much incredible support from friends and family, I was starting to panic about paying December rent because my employment insurance is still processing but then out of nowhere my dad decided to be incredibly generous and help us out. He really saved our butts! My boyfriends parents helped us out too, again without even asking his dad randomly gave him some late birthday money.

And it looks like I have a shot at another great paying job in January. Even when things seem dark there's always a light at the end of the tunnel, I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude right now for all the incredible people in my life. I don't know what I did to deserve so much goodness but I'm just thanking my lucky stars and not questioning it. grin.gif
11-14-2013 04:41 PM
Werewolf Girl
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Man, have really missed this thread--it's been a while since last visiting, and so nice to see the great things happening for everyone.

On the positive front, I've been working on an ebook to be published through my site (Eat Well. Party Hard.), and have officially secured three product sponsors (all vegan!) who are contributing prizes to those who download the book. Weeeeeeeeee!

Hope everyone's having a great week smiley.gif

That's so great to hear! I love reading this thread too, so much good news. grin.gif
11-13-2013 09:14 PM
EatWellPrtyHard

Man, have really missed this thread--it's been a while since last visiting, and so nice to see the great things happening for everyone.

 

On the positive front, I've been working on an ebook to be published through my site (Eat Well. Party Hard.), and have officially secured three product sponsors (all vegan!) who are contributing prizes to those who download the book. Weeeeeeeeee!

 

Hope everyone's having a great week :)

11-03-2013 07:13 PM
Purp

I got a 7 mile walk in, I got to go to church this morning, I uploaded my photos to my computer going all the way back to before Hallowe'en, I got my laundry done, and I'm back online and have electricity after the power went out yesterday about 1:00 p.m.

 

Off topic River, Werewolf Girl, and Jennifer C (anyone else living on the West Coast of North America who was affected by yesterday's windstorm--I hope you all are all right.

11-02-2013 06:43 PM
Naturebound

River, that was so kind of you to help that lady.  She probably thought you were some kind of angel.  It is so rare to witness that kind of generosity anymore.

 

My positive bit to share.  A month ago I sent an email request to a local grocery store I frequent close to home (Super One for anyone interested).  They did  not carry tempeh and never have and I have always had to travel across town to Whole Foods Coop or up to Cub Foods to get it.  Tempeh is one of my staple foods.  I finally asked if they would be able to add it to their store. I was specific about the brand and I mentioned being able to get it at the other stores but that they are far away and this store is much more convenient for me to get to, especially when I bicycle.  I did not hear back from them, but yesterday I was perusing the produce aisle and came to the tofu area in the organic section and was surprised to see my tempeh there!  Yippeeeeee!!!  This is the second time a grocery store has granted my request for a vegan friendly food.  Progress people, progress...

11-02-2013 03:06 PM
leedsveg
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When I was at the grocery store today I helped an older disabled lady get a paper, and let her go ahead of me in line. She put twenty dollars on my groceries, telling me to put it for something tasty. When I tried to give it back she'd have none of it. It was the nicest thing.

Maybe a case of "entertaining angels unawares" rather like Clarence in "It's A Wonderful Life"?

11-02-2013 02:22 PM
LedBoots
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When I was at the grocery store today I helped an older disabled lady get a paper, and let her go ahead of me in line. She put twenty dollars on my groceries, telling me to put it for something tasty. When I tried to give it back she'd have none of it.It was the nicest thing.
Well you treated her very sweetly, River. smiley.gif
11-02-2013 01:25 PM
River When I was at the grocery store today I helped an older disabled lady get a paper, and let her go ahead of me in line. She put twenty dollars on my groceries, telling me to put it for something tasty. When I tried to give it back she'd have none of it.


It was the nicest thing.
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