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At 12:54pm on January 7, 2012, ❧ Chantal ❧ said…

It's going well, in the first week (December 1st-5th or so) I had some rice twice, but other than that 100% LFRV. And I did an amazing workout today, 6 mile run followed by 60 min p90x workout. I've noticed my recovery from intense workouts it better and the 5-7lbs I gained at first seems to be wonderfully falling off. And I'm getting hungrier to I'm upping my calories from 2,500 average to 3,000 average :) 

Don't worry about little "split ups" everything you are doing now is working in the direction of better health, so congrats! And have a blast at the potluck :)

At 9:43am on January 7, 2012, ❧ Chantal ❧ said…

Good for you! I always get so excited when people are so motivated and just jump in with both feet. We are here for support!

Yes! Dressings are my fav. They are so much fun to create. For zucchini pasta an easy one is blending a carton of cherry tomatoes with basil. Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram has one on the site which is called, "epic marinera". I haven't tried it but it looks delsih! Another one I like for fruiter salads is a handful of soaked figs, apple slices and some fresh squeezed oj. Oh and pesto, blend together spinach, garlic (optional), basil, lemon juice, and defrosted peas. So yummy! But I think my fav. pesto is blended broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, basil and a pinch of fresh garlic. I could go on forever. but here's a few for you to try! 

How's everything going now?

At 1:55am on January 6, 2012, ❧ Chantal ❧ said…

Hello my dear :)

Hope you've been having fun on your first few days. I've been vegan for 2 years and HCRV for the past 6 weeks. When I was on a vegan diet I restricted my calories and was eating quite a high fat diet, even though it was all organic and unprocessed, I ate a ton of nuts. It really took a toll on my digestive system and although I felt better than before I was vegan, I knew I could feel even better :) And I was right. The first month was a little tough, a bit of weight gain and skin breakouts, but now I'm slowly losing it (and I know it's fat, not just water weight!) and my skin is clearer and softer than ever!

How's everything going for you?

At 2:53pm on January 4, 2012, ❧ Chantal ❧ said…

Welcome to wonderful 30BaD. I'm from Vancouver too :) Well, living on Salt Spring Island now and lovin' it. Hope to chat xoxo

At 5:25pm on December 31, 2011, ednshell said…

Welcome! :)  Welcome! :)  Welcome! :)

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