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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 6/18/13 6:15 P
Hi everyone! I am here because I want to cut down on eating meat. I don't eat red meat, at all, and have not done so in over 8 years. Recently I was diagnosed with Disphagia, a swallow disorder, and would like to cut out pork and reduce my chicken intake. I don't like fish so that has never been an issue. Wanting easy recipes, advice and most of all, help with getting my 4 year old to like vegetarian food.
God's grace and blessings! Aimee-Michelle
Pounds lost: 2.0
Posts: 10 6/17/13 8:23 A
Hello to everyone. I am new to the group. I changed to a plant based diet for a multitude of reasons. I changed about 30 days ago. My overall health is so much better. I seem to have a lot more energy. Adopting a plant based diet is like finding the "fruit" of youth.
current weight: 152.8
Posts: 26 6/8/13 4:40 P
And welcome Spiral!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Posts: 26 6/8/13 4:39 P
Welcome MIRACLESUMWIN & Barb!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (695) Posts: 4 6/7/13 6:05 P
we can do this!!!!!
Posts: 11 6/7/13 1:25 P
Hi my name is Barb and I am 39 and I have been feeling this tug torwards becoming vegan. I did it once before for about 3 years ago for a month after reading the book Eating Animals by Jonathon Safron Foer. Recently The pull has become stronger and I know it is something that I must do. I get conflicted because I know it is the right thing to do but I am afraid of giving up certain things mostly because I see them as a connection to failing and then I think how can I contribute to the suffering and death of other creatures and realize that I have a selfish human nature and it is scary to think Why isn't this easier for me knowing what I know. So here I am trying to plan my successful journey to do what I know is right for my health and for my soul. I also want to show my son that sometimes we just have to do things even if they are hard because you feel it is right.
Edited by: BARB1543 at: 6/7/2013 (13:26)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (695) Posts: 4 6/7/13 1:06 A
Hi there! keep up the great job! United we vegetarians stand!
Fitness Minutes: (695) Posts: 4 6/7/13 1:05 A
You can do it! Small baby steps...
Fitness Minutes: (695) Posts: 4 6/7/13 1:04 A
I am a vegetarian who does not like eggs, cheese or milk. I am a Registered Dietitian and love to help any one! I love people, children, animals and God, love getting and giving motivation, have some work and home stress and trying to avoid the stress eating, (cookies), one day at a time. Vegetarian since 1980, married a "steak man, and my beautiful girls eat all kinds of meat". Difficult to plan menus, work and no meat for me, but I get by. Difficult not to get discouraged...wish weight loss was faster. Blessings to ALL! I do try to eat some cheese, scrambled eggs once in a while. Greek yogurt has been helpful (bite size) in helping with hunger and protein and sweet tooth, (I do not like yogurt, but I like greek yogurt).
Posts: 215 6/6/13 7:06 A
Thought I'd join a new team aimed at those of us who are meat free. I'm a vegetarian and wannabe vegan, is it me or is it really tough to give up cheese? hoping to loose weight and feel good inside and out. Pleased to meet you all :)
"Never ride faster than your guardian angels can fly!"
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 26 6/2/13 3:41 P
I became a vegetarian at age 16, while still living with my parents (definitely not vegetarians!). It was difficult at first, having no familial support, but everyday that I stuck to what I knew was right for me it got easier. After a while, you just get used to your new way of eating & it becomes second nature. Do what is right for YOU, and don't worry about what others will say. You'll have plenty of support on SparkPeople to help you!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Posts: 321 6/2/13 3:12 P
Wow - I've been reading everyone's posts and I am absolutely amazed at your length of time being a vegan/vegetarian. I'm 24 and live with my folks who are definitely meat eaters. I don't eat a lot of meat and forgo milk. I've been vegetarian before but was informed that it was a ridiculous decision. I stopped after a week, even though I felt good, because I was tired of people judging me. I'm pretty weak when it comes to peer pressure. I want to do a plant-based diet again, even if it's just less meat than I eat now. I want to feel good and look good.
If it doesn't challenge you then it doesn't change you.
Pounds lost: 18.0
Posts: 26 6/1/13 7:07 P
Hi everyone, my name is Emily and I have been a strict vegetarian for 20 years. I do not eat eggs (I don't like them) or drink milk, so my biggest obstacle to becoming a vegan is mostly that I love cheese. I am trying to eat less of it, but I find it hard to get enough protein without dairy products. Anyway, I am new to the team and am looking forward to meeting other veg/vegan people!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (350) Posts: 112 5/31/13 12:48 A
HI, I'm Trish 31 year old mom of 3. I have been Vegan for 5 years, I had a best friend that was vegan and she shared with me and my husband about everything she had learned, and we have been a vegan family ever since.
I'm not there yet, but I'm closer then I was yesterday.
Trish- Go Team Peaches!!!!
current weight: 194.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 14 5/30/13 4:16 P
New Vegan here! Kinda scary for me since no one I know is vegan or vegetarian. I've read books, looked online and I can only hope to be ready for this 30 day lifestyle change. I can use all the help and support I can get.
"Thou should eat to live; not live to eat." ~ Socrates
Hi, My sixteen year old son and I recently completed a 30 day vegan challenge and couldn't believe how great we felt as we worked through those 30 days. We've decided to adopt a diet focused more on fruits, veggies, and whole grains. We may eventually add fish into our plan but we're still deciding. Our motivation is wanting to feel energized and also lose weight. I'm looking forward to reading through the ideas and challenges on the forum. Be well! Shell
Edited by: LIFESTYLEREBOOT at: 5/26/2013 (10:56)
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 5/24/13 12:59 P
Looking forward to staying healthy w/ all of my SparkPeople Vegans !
Fitness Minutes: (8,211) Posts: 440 5/24/13 11:02 A
Hi, I'm Heather. I'm not new to the team, but I am a new Team Leader here.
I've been a vegetarian for 16 years (I'll post my story in the other thread) trying out all forms: vegan, raw foodist, lacto/ovo, pescatarian. However, I have come to a point where the label means less to me than my health.
I currently eat almost no dairy or eggs, only those from small, local, organic farms in my town (lucky me). No meat, of course. And I stick to a whole foods natural diet that has truly helped me lose weight and gain health. Most recently I cut out simple carbs almost entirely because they just threw my moods all out of whack. I felt like a truly had an addiction.
Over at Facebook, I founded a veg community that I've been running for a few years, Why Veg https://www.facebook.com/WhyVeg, and I am looking forward to getting more involved here as well.
I have been a Sparks member for 5 years but have been away for 4 years. When I was using the Sparks site every day, 4 years ago, I lost 13kgs. I now need to be motivated into losing the last 5kgs. I have only put on 2kgs over the last 4 years so I am pleased with myself but really do need to lose that last 5kgs now before I put more on. I really need lots of motivation to kick start myself again. I even find it difficult to get out of bed these days and seem to need 10hrs sleep a night. I would like to push myself to get out of bed after 8hrs sleep. I'd really like to do some exercise as well. Just talking about this has been good for me. Thank you Sparks People, so here goes. I am starting tomorrow morning. I am going to be more motivated from now on.
Cheers for now Lee-Anne
current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,767) Posts: 426 5/22/13 3:48 P
I'm Alexia and I'm a registered dietitian who is currently in the middle of a five day vegan challenge. I thought it might be an interesting read to any vegans/vegetarians and especially to those just getting started. You can find my blog at www.alexialewisrd.com.
I work at a university as a wellness dietitian and I'm lucky enough to have access to a great organic garden on campus. I make all my cooking demonstrations vegetarian, and vegan when I can, to show the non-believers (lol) that it is possible to have yummy and satisfying vegetarian meals.
Nice to meet you all! :) -Alexia
Bachelor of Science in Health, Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration, Summa Cum Laude, 2010.
Enrolled in the UNF Masters/Internship program to become a Registered Dietitian.
I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. ~ Joe E. Lewis
current weight: 152.2
Posts: 2,971 5/19/13 12:59 P
Edited by: OREGON_MAMA at: 5/20/2013 (18:49)
"No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change." -Bill Phillips
"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." -David Viscott
Posts: 17 5/18/13 8:19 A
HI Cheryl, welcome. Going veg is much easier than you'd think. You already don't eat red meat and it sounds like chicken is on the way out as well. Take it one thing at a time and don't look at it like you have to give up everything at once. It's a process and you'll find somethings easier to give up than others. For a lot of us dairy and eggs (if you choose to go that route) were the hardest. I still miss cheese but I found a few substitutes that are pretty good. As for eggs, I use tofu in scrambles and flax eggs for baking (and recipes turn out better). If you eat a balanced diet with plenty of whole grains, a variety of vegetables, and stay away from junk and processed foods you'll be fine. I take a multi vitamin and also add flax, hemp and chia to my meals and am very healthy. I've also found that I enjoy food and cooking much more than I used to. I'm eating a wider variety of foods and everything just tastes so much better. You've come to the right place, good luck. ~Pam
current weight: 120.0
Posts: 46 5/17/13 1:52 P
HI, I'm Cheryl and I am not vegetarian yet but I would like to be one. I do not eat any red meat, I have been eating some chicken but lately since I found out they have traces of arsenic in it I have cut that out. I would like to know how healthy it is to change to vegetarian and do I need to take vitamins?
current weight: 254.0
Fitness Minutes: (42) Posts: 13 5/17/13 1:14 P
I am going to be really honest. I am not vegan nor vegetarian, I however am transitioning. 80% of my food is now fruits and vegetables. My meat intake has gone down to 2-3x a week and dairy is almost nonexistent an occasional Greek yogart sneaks in. I am looking for help in the transition because I know how much better I feel when I eat like this as compared to my processed food, meat, and dairy.
Fitness Minutes: (162) Posts: 8 5/16/13 3:15 P
I m Vim. I have been a vegetarian all my life. Though it is difficult sometimes when I travel, I love being a vegetarian. I have discovered many vegetarian recipes and have found lot of varieties and multicusine dishes. I love to cook, it is very relaxing, innovative and creative process. I love to share food with friends and we all enjoy vegetarian dishes and relish it.
35 Days since: Coffee
Fitness Minutes: (1,923) Posts: 58 5/15/13 9:04 P
Hey, I'm Laura. I'm in my late 20s. I was a vegetarian as best as I could be as a teenager and am now a vegan (but I've quit off and on unfortunately due to temptation). I guess I do it primarily for my health, the environment, and animals. I love to cook and love sharing recipes. I am trying to get healthy and not eat as much vegan junk food and desserts (though I do indulge in small amounts of treats every once in awhile). I just started trying to get healthier like about 3 weeks ago but am doing pretty well and am pleased with myself :)
Pounds lost: 25.6
Fitness Minutes: (2,245) Posts: 52 5/14/13 8:32 A
Hi Everyone! I've just decided to become a vegan - I'm not entirely sure why I've chosen this moment, except that I'd like to get my cholesterol into a normal range without medication. I watched the documentary "Forks over Knives" this past weekend and it really made an impression on me. I've never been a big meat eater or milk drinker, but I do like cheese and yogurt. I'm also trying to cut out oils in my diet - so this will be an interesting learning experience. I've already tried a few recipes and both are wonderful. I do love vegetables and fruits - so the challenge is getting enough variety to get the daily necessary fats and proteins. I just love the nutrition tracker - it's provides wonderful daily feedback.
current weight: 125.4
Fitness Minutes: (1,504) Posts: 8 5/13/13 10:47 A
Welcome, Little Red! Sounds like your goals are pretty similar to mine - feel free to shoot me a message if you need a little moral support or a good vegan recipe :) I "fell off the wagon" for a few years - not to eating meat, but eating cheese and eggs - and its amazing how the pounds piled on. Looking forward to losing them again and getting back to more running and climbing!
Fitness Minutes: (1,506) Posts: 22 5/13/13 9:30 A
Hi Everyone, Im kind of new here, I was really successful with Spark 3 years ago, and maintained a vegan lifestyle while I was losing weight, but a lot of changes happened in my life and my healthy habits didnt stick, so Im back at it again. I have been Vegan/Vegetarian now for 4 years (I started eating meat for a couple months when I moved to SF but felt like it was weighing me down and went back to being vegan). Im hoping I can change my life around again, get back into running, and do another half marathon. I would love to make some friends here, motivate others, and get involved in the community again. Happy Monday!
Lauren San Francisco "If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through." - Chinese Proverb "Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day."
June Minutes: 411
Fitness Minutes: (100) Posts: 3 5/10/13 10:51 P
HI, My name is Tiffany. I'm 39 and I've been a vegetarian for 27 years and trying vegan most of the time lately. I, like many, need to work mainly on my portion size and fitness level - from almost zero to 30 min. a day. I'd love any new cooking ideas or helpful hints from everyone. Thanks.
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,369) Posts: 3,839 5/10/13 11:40 A
Hi my name is Pam. Last year at this time I gave up all meat except fish. Now I decided it is time to go all the way. I have tried it before...couple of years ago and went back...doctor said with all going on back then that I needed the protein and I let him talk me into it. I had 2 cancers and other issues but I am good now and have been off chemo for almost a year. So I am giving up the fish too. When I was younger it was all about meat and potatoes and then when I married same with hubby. He will never give up meat. It is mostly what he eats. I have been struggling since I was about 25 that I didn't really like eating something that was alive. I just wasn't ready then but I am now. I think that we are killing beautiful animals and I know they can feel. My sister had a lot of cats and she gave up all but one and it was the mother of the babies. All day long it would roam around her house and cry looking for her babies. That went on for about two weeks and someone accidently let her out, when going out the door. That was about a month ago and she still has not come home. She always came home every night after she got out. She was a house cat. I just know that either she pined herself away or that she is still looking for her babies. Just like we would if someone took our babies. It breaks my heart.
Fitness Minutes: (2,122) Posts: 21 5/9/13 3:43 P
Hi, everybody. I have been vegetarian for 20 years (vegan for the last five) and am at SP to get control over the portions sizes. I eat pretty well for the most part, but as I've aged, it's become harder and harder to lose weight and much easier to gain, hah! So I'm just cutting back on what I normally eat and knocking off the snacks for a bit (mostly the crunchy stuff like chips and crackers and tortilla chips and pretzels...and..and...you get the picture ;) ).
"Turn off your television. Go do something."
Pounds lost: 18.1
Fitness Minutes: (1,504) Posts: 8 5/9/13 2:45 P
Hey, Katy, welcome to being vegetarian! It's such a good feeling to know you're doing the right thing for animals, the planet, and your body, too!
Fitness Minutes: (1,504) Posts: 8 5/9/13 2:43 P
Hi, I'm Cathy - I've been vegan (off and on as vegetarian) for about 12 years now. Feel free to ask me questions about recipes or nutrition. I'm just trying to keep my caloric intake down - I got a little lazy the past couple of years. Happy to be getting back into shape!
Fitness Minutes: (40) Posts: 3 5/9/13 10:02 A
Hi, Katy, my name is Amy. I read your post and thought to myself, I do not remember writing this, but wow does it sound like me! Your first paragraph could have been written by me. I, too, have thought of eating less meat and in high school I was vegetarian for a few years. I like you, have found meat not enjoyable for eating as much.
I also amy hoping to lose weight and hope with new friends, like you, and the information on this website I will find the necessary steps for a healthier life.
Success for our new journey!
Fitness Minutes: (2,693) Posts: 150 5/6/13 9:48 P
Interesting, My daughter tells me not to eat soy. And she raises chickens. Just got new chicks a few weeks ago. She's rebuilding her flock after a fire burned down her chicken house. Just wondering, why do you avoid soy?
"Your inner athlete is dying to play!" - Cory Everson
Pounds lost: 14.5
Fitness Minutes: (535) Posts: 14 5/5/13 9:54 P
Hi. I'm Katy and I just became a vegetarian. Like LITERALLY just become one on 5/5/2013. So this is officially my first day, and honestly? I've been wanting to do it for a REALLY long time because I've been tired with meat and just don't like it anymore. The past few weeks I've been eating less and less meat and today I said that's it! I'm going vegetarian.
I'm really looking forward to this new life style, and hoping I'll be able to loose weight. I'm also hoping that like one of the other members here, it'll help with my PCOS.
If you wanna know something, let me know.
Edited by: KATYT722 at: 5/5/2013 (21:57)
current weight: 212.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,441) Posts: 203 5/3/13 1:04 P
Hi, I am only semi-vegetarian. I have PCOS and I have found that avoiding most meats help to ease my problems. I sometimes get in a rut with my recipes and ways to come up with protiens. I do not eat soy if I can help it so tofu is a no-go. I thought this group would be a huge help. Who knows maybe one day I can even kick my chicken habit...but when you raise your own you know what goes into them and well...I like chicken. Lol...
Pounds lost: 54.4
Fitness Minutes: (3,773) Posts: 184 5/2/13 9:18 P
Hello, I'm Ciara and I've been a vegetarian for over 15 years. I just felt sluggish when I was eating meat so I gave it up and never looked back. I have also recently given up soda altogether and cut back on sweets. I'm new to this site and I'm hoping I can learn some good vegetarian recipes and such as I've never been much of a cook or good at counting calories and I have a lot of weight to lose. The site seems very motivational so I look forward to spending time here and getting to know people.
Edited by: BLECC4391 at: 5/2/2013 (21:20)
Hugs, Ciara "What should you do to put your body to good use? Most people have no idea. A craftsman who borrows some tools will try to make the best possible use of them while they are available. Your body, too, is actually on loan to you for the time being, for the brief period left before it is taken back from you by death. Had you better not use it to practice the dharma while you can?" --The Day After You Die
current weight: 233.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 5/2/13 12:06 P
Hello everyone 😊 My name is Victoria, I'm just trying out spark people for the first time. I'm trying to lose a lot if weight to get to a healthier size. I'm a happily married mother of two on a budget. I suffer daily with chronic pain, I'm on prescription pain medication (I have no choice) Ive tries ont using the meds but without them I'm in tears and can't move from the intense pain. This makes playing and having fun with my Children difficult. I'm hoping that this site will be the help I need. I've lost weight before but I find that I excessively google health topics which really makes it hard to focus!! I am hoping to get the help I need here.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 4/30/13 6:11 P
Heya. I'm Loretta and have been vegetarian for over 10 yrs now. Like some of you I never was much of a meat eater. Also as someone else mentioned there was no change in my weight.I stopped drinking soda for a year now and still need to get to 6 teaspoons of sugar as I am an avid tea drinker. No sugar subs for me though. I want to broaden my recipes but I have to tell you I get frustrated because many recipes I find are just too out there with stuff I'd have to do major hunts to find. Anyway........I look forward to getting to know the group better.
My heart is spoken for.
Fitness Minutes: (487) Posts: 24 4/30/13 3:02 P
Hey I'm Shosh I'm 22 and a med student from New Zealand. I'm not totally vegetarian but I'm Jewish so keep kosher and meat is very expensive where I live so I very rarely eat it. I am also slightly anemic so need to get my iron levels up so if you have any advice feel free to message me
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (95) Posts: 1 4/30/13 10:22 A
Hello! I've been vegan for 4+ years. I'd hoped the change would result in weight loss but it didn't. I weigh the same as when I ate animal products. My meals consist of beans, nuts and vegetables. I also eat rice, oats, quinoa and pasta (whole wheat usually). I eat some bread and avoid most sweets. I try to limit my white flour to a thin crust pizza once a week and sometimes pancakes. I've belonged to a CSA for 18 years and love fresh vegetable dishes.
Before my vegan change I didn't care that much for meat/chicken though I did like fish and cheese. After dropping meat from my diet I couldn't stand fish or cheese any more so I just got rid of all animal products. Since reading about factory farming I couldn't eat animal products if I wanted to.
I do tend to fall back on the same menus/foods and am concerned I get too many carbs from grains and not enough vegetables especially in the winter months. I think my main trouble is getting enough exercise. I think I need to be very active to lose weight and I can't seem to work that into my already busy schedule. I worked out at a gym for months (3-4 X per week for hour each time) and lost nothing. Twelve years ago I had a baby and a garden. I worked on that garden 1-2 hours,3-4 times a week and also walked 5 days a week for 1-2 hours with an infant in a carrier. I lost 60 pounds in 5 months along with counting calories. My life isn't where I can do that no garden,no babyand work I have to sit for.
You don't have to be perfect to be good. ~Victor Davis Hansen
current weight: 167.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,349) Posts: 301 4/29/13 10:53 A
Hello everyone, my name is Zulaika and I have been working to maintain a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for a few days now. I joined "Calling All Vegetarians (and Vegans)!" with hopes of learning more about being a vegetarian and how to do so with a family that still eats meat.
Recent reads: Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin The Everything Guide to Being Vegetarian by Alexandra Greeley
Looking forward to talking more about the experience as I can see many members here have been practicing a vegetarian diet for many years.
"You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both."
Fitness Minutes: (2,072) Posts: 139 4/29/13 12:37 A
my names renee. ive been vegetarian for 13 yrs now. im so glad that theres more options as far as meat substitutes now than when i first started when i was 14 years old.
My minor setbacks are nothing compared to where i'm going
Pounds lost: 24.0
Fitness Minutes: (61) Posts: 22 4/28/13 12:44 P
Hi, My names Tandra. I'm a 29 year old mother of 2 with alot to lose here for some support and hopefully make a friend or two.
current weight: 331.0
Fitness Minutes: (84,741) Posts: 4,969 4/26/13 8:42 P
Hi everyone, new to this team because I just recently became vegetarian and it wasn't even by choice. When I eat meat it makes me sick to my stomach. I need to learn what to eat to get my protein because I am not getting enough daily. So looking for suggestions. I don't like tofu either. Going to check this team out and try to get some ideas.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 34 4/25/13 3:38 P
Hi everyone, Here once again, not new to Spark, but, forgot my accounts and made a new one. I am doing a 21 day Vegan challenge, who knows, it may stay as a lifestyle. I love cooking but lately stopped caring even about cooking. I lost myself, isolated myself to my home for 4 months now. I am not breaking out but just changing it up. I feel good today. Got the highs and the lows, but been there done that. Soon, hopefully, I well detox myself from other toxins and negativity in myself. So far, so good. Day 1, I prepared all my foods that will keep me satisfied, but they are not the recommended calories spark gave me. I am not going to go crazy with that like all the other times. I just need to stay focused on eating Vegan, after 21days, I can introduce the other things... than about it. Hope to make aquaitances(mispelled I'm sure of it)
If at first you don't succeed, just try, try and never give up
Posts: 1 4/25/13 3:31 A
Hi Everyone... I am feeling sparked... I have been an unhealthy vegetarian lately. I am getting back on track and I appreciate your support... Thanks so much...
Fitness Minutes: (462) Posts: 28 4/24/13 8:29 P
Going lacto-ovo vegetarian for the month of May and probably will need some help. I'm hoping that if all goes well next month I'll keep going and cut back on dairy almost completely.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 4/24/13 7:20 P
Hi everyone! I was once a vegan/vegetarian and now I'm trying to go back to that lifestyle. I just felt better and it really made fast food a no no. I am currently calling myself a VIP...vegan in progress
Biggest Loser Run/Walk 04/06
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 598 4/24/13 2:19 P
Hi everyone! I'm new to veggie-ness and am really glad I thought to check if SP had a group of people who would know all about it and would hopefully, be able to help me make the transition to vegetarianism/veganism myself. I read Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book Eat To Live and now reading Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. They are both great books, I highly recommend them. I'm convinced, I want to live a better life; I want to be a better me.
"I'm in the race but I've already won And getting there can be half the fun So don't stop me until I'm good and done Don't you try to rain on my, Perfect Day"
First HM - June 16 First Marathon - September 8
0 Days until: 1/2 Marathon
Fitness Minutes: (789) Posts: 6 4/23/13 11:20 P
Hi fellow veggies! I just joined Sparkpeople and am so excited I found this group! I have been vegan for 6 years and vegetarian for 10. So great to meet you all!
current weight: 234.6
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 4/20/13 7:41 A
My Name is Raphael Im 28 years old form UK . I just started to be intrested in Veganisem (about 2 weeks) and really like it till now i dont think i will ever go back to my old life style.
Hope to get to know you little better :)
The only barriers are in your mind
current weight: 202.0
Posts: 4 4/18/13 10:36 A
Hi, I'm a 52-year-old mother of 2 young boys 8 & 11, proudly engaged to the love of my life, a wonderful Navy man, We live in the Shenandoah Valley and are vegetarian. We have moved away from processed 'white' foods. I use a lot of coconut products, alternative whole grain flours like spelt, garbanzo bean, lentil, etc, and we're beginning to experiment with fermented foods that provide a probiotic benefit.
I've used CalorieCount & myfitnesspal before, but so far I am LOVING SprakPeople. It's a great community.
current weight: 284.4
Posts: 1 4/15/13 3:16 P
Hi, I'm Katerina and I'm 19 -to be 20 in June. I've been a vegetarian for one year now and only ate meat on one occasion which I am trying to forget. I have struggled a lot with my weight and I binge a LOT. If it's fattening and unhealthy I LOVE it. I know it sounds ridiculous but I think something is wrong with me lol... Anyway! I'd love to hear your stories and meet people who are vegetarians/vegans as well as there are none where I live! :D
Posts: 2 4/12/13 7:48 A
Hello All, my name is Becky I will be 46 in July and I have 95 lbs to lose! I do eat meat occasionally but am finding I like it less and less, so I am almost all vegetarian at this time. So, I am brand new to Spark People and am learning. My husband supports me but wont join me.
current weight: 231.0
Fitness Minutes: (882) Posts: 8 4/11/13 4:30 P
Hey everyone. I'm Anastasia and I went vegan today. Yes,today was my first vegan day and it felt quite good. I'm also trying to lose weight and stick to a vegan diet and that's the main reason I joined this team.
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