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Hey now!

Postby britdoc » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:28 pm

Hello folks,

SO glad that this site exists - Just what I need right now!

I am a 36 year old resident doc, working in a busy, huge metropolitan hospital. Originally from the UK, now living in the US, I have been involved with bodybuilding/powerlifting since 12-13 and was consequently an enormous carnivore, I am afraid. Recently however, I became very tired of my lifestyle - drinking massive amounts of caffeine, soda, coffee, just to stay awake - eating at the hospital McDonalds at night, while on call (chicken sandwiches only, but still...) and 'supposedly' eating healthy (lean meats, some fruits, hardly any veggies.)

Anyway, after an ethical and ecological awakening during some investigation into vegetariansim/veganism I discovered that apparently you can keep working out and be one of the former. For the last 2 months I have been essentially vegan, with a 1-2 week transition at the start; I do find it hard when I visit family and they cook for me though. I am fine with declining meat, but feel very awkward declining dishes that probably have dairy in them - particularly at this early stage.

Very impressed at how my energy levels have changed. I have not touched a drop of caffeine/soda in 2 months and feel fantastic. My strength is fine (240lb BP, 300lb squat, 400lb deadlifts, all for reps). We'll see how this goes...

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Re: Hey now!

Postby Catt Queen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:30 pm

Welcome and... Well done! :D

They have McDonalds in hospitals over there?! Jeez that says it all... :roll: :shock:
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Re: Hey now!

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:53 pm

Nice lifts, good progress on the transition!

I know what you mean about feeling awkward turning down some dishes; that will pass as you get more confident in your life choice.

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Re: Hey now!

Postby britdoc » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:12 pm

They did just close down the McD's in favor of a 'Grill' with healthy options - it was so funny/tragic, you would have diabetics with recently amputated foot stumps holding an IV pole, ordering a Big Mac meal with everything, standing right next to a sign saying 'if your doctor has put you on a restricted diet, please do not order from here.'

What doctor would actually recommend McD...
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Re: Hey now!

Postby JP » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:06 pm

god stuff for going vegan mate.

Any questions or doubts or anything, just ask - thats what we are here for :D

And get your numbers to the vegan strength table mate!
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Re: Hey now!

Postby Konstantin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:49 pm

Hello and welcome.

Good to hear about the transition doc! I think you'll fit in OK here, there's 1 or 2 lifters somewhere about.....
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]
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Re: Hey now!

Postby dublin dave » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:29 pm

Welcome... 8)
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Re: Hey now!

Postby xrodolfox » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:57 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hey now!

Postby XkillerX » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:20 am

Konstantin wrote:Hello and welcome.

Good to hear about the transition doc! I think you'll fit in OK here, there's 1 or 2 lifters somewhere about.....


1 or 2, papster? :lol: 8)
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Re: Hey now!

Postby vegan hal » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:23 pm

welcome britdoc! impressive numbers. where did you settle in the US? I'm a Brit transplant here too, except i landed here in '76 when I was 7.

question. "hey now!" in your title. is that a reference to either Hank from the Larry Sanders Show or Howard Stern tribute to Hank?
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Re: Hey now!

Postby dublin dave » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:03 pm

Welcome... 8)
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Re: Hey now!

Postby Alistar » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:29 am

Good on you BD! Welcome :) Great to hear you're feeling so much better :D
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Re: Hey now!

Postby britdoc » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:57 am

Thanks for the welcomes...

Vegan hal - I am in Dallas, Texas; I moved here by myself when I was 23 and just became a citizen recently.

That is totally and utterly a Howard Stern tribute (which as you said is a Hank tribute...) - listen to that guy every single day and have no idea what I am going to do without him if he doesn't renew his contract...
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Re: Hey now!

Postby vegan hal » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:24 pm

well, "Howard" fans can smell each other even through the internet. haha. yeah i will be bummed if he leaves. been listening as early as the NBC days, but steadily since KRock.

hey congrats on your citizenship. i've yet to do it, much to both my wife and my father's dismay. and the longer i wait, the more expensive it gets.
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Re: Hey now!

Postby Melina » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:44 am

They have McDonalds in hospitals over there?! Jeez that says it all... :roll: :shock:[/quote]

no kidding! lol

Welcome, and congratulations on expanding your awareness and making better choices! :-)
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