I'm pretty new to SparkPeople and a long-term vegetarian as well. I found that reducing my reliance on dairy and eggs as protein sources has helped me reduce fat and calories. And I've also had to face the fact that I actually do need to exercise (grin). The equation does have TWO sides, exercise and nutrition!
Julia Sonoran Desert Joyfully owned by two retired racing greyhounds. Happily vegetarian for over 40 years.
Team Co-Leader: SP Class of May 6-12, 2012
current weight: 1.2 over
Fitness Minutes: (115) Posts: 26 6/10/12 8:38 A
Hi JOANNE- welcome to the team. Please take the time to read through the forums, they are FULL of free advice & resources in the forms of suggested books & websites to help you on your journey. Cheers!!
Eva - Portland, Oregon USA
Pounds lost: 3.6
Fitness Minutes: (115) Posts: 26 6/9/12 10:25 A
I've been a vegetarian for over 20 years. I started because I began reading about animal cruelty and then the health benefits were a bonus! I'm a native New Yorker and my husband & I moved to Florida in 2002. A few years later the pounds started packing on....and here I am 30+ pounds more than when I moved here.
Hoping to make some friends here and give support as well.
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