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8/15/12 6:08 P

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glad i could help!!!

good luck.....

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8/15/12 11:14 A

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Vegfrog, thanks so much for all the advice. A lot of those foods I never even knew would help with my iron or b12, so that is fantastic. I've only started my new healthy lifestyle for 6 days, but I have to tell you that I am already feeling so much more energetic, with less headaches than before, which is a huge relief! For the past three days I've met my protein quota, makes me so happy.

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, I'm really happy to be back!

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8/15/12 12:32 A

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If at first you don't succeed...try again. It's good to see that you have rededicated yourself to health. Good job!

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8/14/12 8:41 P

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Welcome Back!

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8/14/12 12:30 P

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welcome back to sparkpeople!!!

i hope you'll enjoy being back.

About your doctor's concerns - if you didn't happen to see some
recent posts - there was a good discussion about vegetarian iron
sources. some things covered: try increasing your intake of legumes,
specially the dark red kind. the darker beans are highest in iron.
take about a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses with about a cup
of water. i happen to just 'pour down' the molasses, then 'chase'
it with the water, or you could stir the molasses in the water. 1
tablespoon of molasses has 20% of the RDA for iron. another really
good veg iron source is tahini/sesame seed butter. 2 tablespoons of
have 15% of the RDA for iron. try to avoid having dairy or foods that
contain caffeine with the iron sources, as caffeine and dairy inhibit
iron absorption. i've found that i hardly need caffeine since i started
my molasses regimen. i make a pot of coffee in the morning for the
rest of the household while i drink my molasses and water.

have you tried probiotics for b-12? some great probiotics for this are
kim chee (you can get or make it vegetarian), sauerkraut, any fermented
soy product, like miso or tempeh.

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself on the forum. I used Sparkpeople about two years ago and lost 15 pounds, but unfortunately I have gained it all back (and then some). I'm looking to lose 30 pounds, which has always been my dream goal. I really want to make it happen! I also have been a vegetarian for almost 2 years now, and I want to start eating healthier as a vegetarian to make sure I'm getting all my nutrients. My doctor keeps telling me I'm deficient in iron and B12 despite taking supplements, so I'm hoping my new healthy lifestyle will put me back on track. I'm tired of being a vegetarian who just eats processed foods, and I want to take better care of myself.

Good luck on your journeys, everyone! I've used Sparkpeople before and I know it works, I just need to find the motivation to lose more weight than I've ever lost before. But we can do it!!

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