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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> Good Morning from Powell River, B.C. Canada,<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Just call me DLS, I am a 49 year old woman who is starting to feel like a 50 heehee year old and I don't like it!!!!!!!!!!!!! To many aches and pains, a few extra pounds I can't get rid of and my energy levels are not what they used to be. I am seriously thinking of becoming a vegetarian. I am a person who loves routines so I need to find a diet and lifestyle I can keep up While getting rid of some of my bad habits at the same time. So if anyone out there has the time and inclination to jot down their daily rountine eg: what do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, what snacks are good and easy to prepare, how do you handle the munchies etc. I do not need a weeks info. just one day will help. YES, one day in the life of a vegetarian hahaha!!<br><br><br><br>
I know I could go out and buy a book or two or three, but I am sick of buying books that just sit on my shelf. I need a simple plan, not three hundred and fifty pages of sometimes useless information.<br><br><br><br>
I live an almost totally organic life anyway so this should come easy to me. I hope. For over 10 years I have lived off the grid, on twenty organic acres 3 miles from the nearest neighbor. Only power is solar, plus a generator, no runnning water. No pesticides or chemiacl fertalizers have ever touch this property, I grow all my own food except for the dried grains and beans that I buy from a guaranteed organis supplier. I do not want to be a total vegen, I just want to cut out a lot of animal products, red meat, fat etc. I raise my own chickens organically for fresh eggs and sorry but I love fishing and will not give up my fresh salmon or prawns {at least not yet}!<br><br><br><br>
So by for now, I WILL BE BACK, DLS<br><br><br><br><br><br>
p.s. please excuse any spelling mistakes, I NEED SPELL CHECK, LOL!!
 

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Hi, welcome to veggieboards! It's so cool that you live off the grid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br>
I'm not going to post a daily menu of mine because a lot of it is convenience food, and it doesn't sound like that's what you're looking for, but I'm sure some healthy people who love to cook will be along ASAP to share what they eat with you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Welcome DLS! Just curious: are those Pharaoh Hound profiles on your avatar? I had a Pharaoh Hound for many years.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>DLS</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I live an almost totally organic life anyway so this should come easy to me. I hope. For over 10 years I have lived off the grid, on twenty organic acres 3 miles from the nearest neighbor. Only power is solar, plus a generator, no runnning water. No pesticides or chemiacl fertalizers have ever touch this property, I grow all my own food except for the dried grains and beans that I buy from a guaranteed organis supplier. I do not want to be a total vegen, I just want to cut out a lot of animal products, red meat, fat etc. I raise my own chickens organically for fresh eggs and sorry but I love fishing and will not give up my fresh salmon or prawns {at least not yet}!<br></div>
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After reading some of your other posts on the board, I went looking for your introduction to read more about you. I must say, you have my utmost respect. That sounds like a very admirable way to live. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Morning Kpickell, Most people I run into just ask WHY, Why would I live the way I do in this day and age when there are so many conveniences to take advantage of, stores to shop in 24-7 etc. My answer is WHY NOT. Most people when they are growing up want to get a job, make lots of money, go on holidays, buy a dishwasher etc. Me I always wanted to do just what I am doing right now, I LOVE the way I live, no worries except day to day things that come up, fix the chicken fence, will it rain? cause my water supply is getting low, weed the garden, play with my dogs etc. I do need to make a little money now and then to pay for supplies, so I do odd jobs for other people, fix their fence, weed their gardens etc. and of course there is always the barter system, which works very well at times when I have way to many eggs or cucumbers etc. So I appreciate your admiration and respect, but I am just doing what I always knew I wanted to do!
 

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Welcome!
 

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The world would be a MUCH better place if everyone lived as you did DLS. (Even more so because you're Canadian and we kind of have this tendency to rock! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/guitarist.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":guitar:"> )<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, here's yesterday:<br><br><br><br>
6.30: Flax bread (toasted) with organic all natural peanut butter and organic strawberry jam.<br><br><br><br>
10.30: Sliced organic apple with more pb.<br><br><br><br>
1.30: Whole wheat pita stuffed with <a href="http://fitdv.myrecipefriends.com/recipe/11002.html?PHPSESSID=023bf074c4a3ce3e8f5d4bf35cdb806d" target="_blank">white bean dip</a>, sliced heritage tomatoes and mixed greens.<br><br><br><br>
4.30: A mango and an Vega energy bar (pre-workout meal)<br><br><br><br>
6.45: Protein shake (Chocolate Almond Milk, protein powder, tbs pb, frozen berries)<br><br><br><br>
7.30: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showpost.php?p=1324056&postcount=28" target="_blank">Salad.</a><br><br><br><br>
9.30: Nectarine.<br><br><br><br>
Eating regularly throughout the day keeps my energy levels pretty even (I used to spike and crash a lot when I only ate three big meals a day) and I really never have the munchies.<br><br><br><br>
Unless I eat pasta or carbs. Even complex carbs seem to just make me want to keep eating so I try to eat carbs in moderation (ie. I try not to have lunches and dinners that are too carby).<br><br><br><br>
I don't know if that's what you're looking for or if anything is applicable, but that's how a fairly typical day for me with the usual thing for lunch or else leftovers, dinner is different all the time, and I try to snack on different fruit and veg yesterday just happened to be fruity.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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Thanks a bunch jeezycreezy, this is exactly the kind of info I was hoping for! I need to learn how to GRAZE instead of stuffing myself 3 times a day. Carbs are a big problem in many ways for me, I LOVE 'em,but I am trying to cut down on them. And breakfast has been a dilemma as I am usually not able to eat anything for a few hours after I get up, I am not hungry and then I get busy doing chores and before I know it it is almost lunch time. So now I am trying to drink a big glass of water as soon as I get up, then munch on an apple or a piece of plain toast while I am a choren. One day at a time and hopefully I will get a much healthier eating routine happenin'<br><br>
And Ya I am an old rocker from Canada!
 
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