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Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky McGarry Feb 16, 2012. 2 Replies

What would veg*ns use for a baseball/softball glove if you were to join a team?  What would you use for a ball, cleats, etc.  Anything that is typically made out of leather that doesn't seem to have…Continue

I'm looking for some advice...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky McGarry Jan 19, 2012. 8 Replies

Although I am a new vegetarian, I have been into animal rights for a while.  Unfortunately, my car has leather seats.  It was the only car I could afford at the time.  Also, I have many leather shoes…Continue

What are some animal friendly supplies do you use around the house? cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ginelle Doubleyou Jan 20, 2012. 9 Replies

As far as toiletries go, I like the Lush brand of products.  I don't wear makeup, but I have a friend who only wears MAC brand because it is animal friendly.  Does anyone have suggestions for…Continue

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Becky McGarry replied to Becky McGarry's discussion Vegan sneakers in the group Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes
"Thanks.  There's even an outlet not too far from me.  Maybe I'll get lucky and find a vegan shoe at an outlet price."
Mar 10, 2012
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Vegan sneakers

Hi all!  Now that I frequent the gym, I am in search of a good pair of sneakers.  Any ideas on where I can find animal friendly footwear that would be gym appropriate?  Every time I do an online search, I only find converse all stars, or something similar.Thanks!See More
Mar 10, 2012
Becky McGarry posted a status
"okay, after a day of searching online, I look to you guys for help. What do you wear to the gym for sneakers? I can't find anything."
Mar 10, 2012
Becky McGarry and William Pine are now friends
Mar 7, 2012
Julie Dillon commented on Becky McGarry's blog post Help from the diet conscious
"Dip your low cal veggies in a protein based dip like guacamole, or a nut butter of choice, hummus or guacamole and salsa (no sugar) works too.  Probiotic Hummus is what I dip it in for substance and helps with digestion which is vital for…"
Mar 7, 2012
Becky McGarry replied to William Pine's discussion Interests besides food and nutrition
"Well, I'm ready to go on an amazing adventure.  Maybe I do go on an adventure when I think I'm asleep.  Sometimes I find myself 'losing' hours in a day.  I never thought about it, but maybe I've been on a…"
Mar 7, 2012
Becky McGarry replied to William Pine's discussion Interests besides food and nutrition
"I wouldn't laugh at that.  I think it would be an amazing experience to have positive memories of an abduction.  I think those who don't believe in life forms besides those on Earth are just ignorant.  For all we know, there…"
Mar 7, 2012
Becky McGarry replied to William Pine's discussion Interests besides food and nutrition
"Salem is okay for Halloween.  It's like one big costume party.  I prefer going at other times, when it's not so crowded with tourists.  It's near the ocean, so a lot of people who go to the nearby beach (which I DO NOT…"
Mar 6, 2012
Becky McGarry replied to William Pine's discussion Interests besides food and nutrition
"I have seen a ghost.  When my father passed away, I used to see his shadow in the rearview mirror while I was driving.  I would also catch a glimpse of him out of the corner of my eye.  At that same moment, I could smell him.…"
Mar 6, 2012
Becky McGarry commented on Amberlynn Avery's group Veg*n Pagan
"I'm a non-practicing Wiccan, but I wanted to join your group so you wouldn't feel so alone! I'm also a vegetarian who is transitioning into vegan.  I'm going to try to do it in a methodical way.  I have a weight loss…"
Mar 5, 2012
Becky McGarry replied to William Pine's discussion Interests besides food and nutrition
"Hi! I'm into things like past lives, ghosts, and the supernatural.  I won't laugh at someone who believes a place to be haunted, or who tells me they saw a ghost. I'm a HUGE Sonny & Cher fan (I even have a tattoo to prove…"
Mar 4, 2012
Becky McGarry posted a status
"I used to eat Welch's fruit snacks all of the time. Now that I am veg*n, does anyone know of any similar 'to go' fruit snacks?"
Mar 3, 2012
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Feb 28, 2012
Becky McGarry commented on Elizabeth Hasley's group Body Modified Veggies
"Melissa, what kind of metal have you used?  Usually surgical steel is a good way to go, but it really depends on what jewelry you're looking for."
Feb 28, 2012
Becky McGarry commented on Becky McGarry's blog post Help from the diet conscious
"Thank you so much, Thomas.  You've been a big help.  I'll be going food shopping tomorrow to stock up for my diet.  Out with the old, in with the new!"
Feb 25, 2012
Becky McGarry commented on Becky McGarry's blog post Help from the diet conscious
"Thomas, are there any alternatives to the walnuts?  That's one nut that I just don't like.  Also, I read that celery, radishes, tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower have so few calories that you burn more calories digesting them…"
Feb 25, 2012

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I am a proud pet parent. I have quite a few 'kids', and I love them all. I have 5 dogs, 3 cats, an Emperor Scorpion, leopard gecko, bearded dragon, painted turtle,and 2 mice.(no, I'm not an animal hoarder). I like to rescue 'kids' from high kill shelters.
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Help from the diet conscious

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 6:21am 4 Comments

I am jumping into the diet and exercise pool with both feet.  I was told by a fitness advisor that I need to be on a 1700 calorie/day diet for the first few weeks.  I can figure out what I need to eat to maintain that diet, but does anyone have any ideas on what I can snack on that won't add to my caloric intake?  

I'm pretty much admitting to you that I like to snack.  I just want it to stay healthy.

Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions!

Peace & Love!

Non US members

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 1:55am 3 Comments

I just want to say thanks to those of you who live outside of the US for being on this group.  Not only do I get a vegetarian's perspective from around the world, I also realize how ignorant I am for having English be my only language.

If anyone wants to throw some ethnic recipes my way, feel free.  I love spicy foods, and clean, refreshing foods.  I'm having so much trouble finding something I want to make for dinner.

Am I the only one?

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:17pm 2 Comments

I find myself perusing the internet for recipes.  I get tired of pasta, veggie burgers, soup, etc, for dinner every night.  Many of the recipes that I find involve mushrooms, eggplant, or beets.  If I had to name three foods that I do not like, those would be them.

Am I the only one who finds it hard to find it hard to find things for dinner?

Any ideas?

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At 8:36am on January 20, 2012, Mike James said…

Hello Becky!

Anyone looking to change themselves physically should start in the kitchen. As a vegetarian looking to lose weight you can alter your diet to take in less carbs (notice I said less, not 'no-carb') and increase your fiber and protein. Power-foods like Black Beans, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Peanuts and Almonds are a must have in a veggie kitchen. Also, if you eat eggs, try to eat 2-4 egg whites per day. 

Cardiovascular exercises will help you build stamina and sweating will get rid of the excess water weight from medications. 

Drinking a gallon, or so, of water per day will also jump start your body's metabolism. 

At 9:12am on January 20, 2012, Becky McGarry said…

I try to stay away from eggs in their natural form.  I haven't scrutinized the food that may contain eggs.  I also try to stay away from pasta, but pizza and bagels are a weakness for me.  I will definitely try the power foods you have suggested.

I definitely need to drink more water.  I drink too much coffee and not enough water.

Thank you so much for getting back to me.  It's nice to have a veggie 'friend' that lives just 'down the street'.

At 1:24am on January 21, 2012, Meagan Nolan said…

Hey Becky! I am loving all the pictures of your animals :-)

At 1:31am on January 21, 2012, Mike James said…

I am petrified of scorpions, but the rest seem OK : )

Becky, if you have any other questions or anything at all, reach out to me or anyone else on here. We are all veggie friends! You don't have to cut out the foods that you love, either. For example, if I know that I am doing cardio the next day (like a long run or a spin bike workout) I will eat a bunch of carbs... like yummy pizza! But if I know that I won't get to the gym on Wednesday, for example, I won't take in many carbs on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Atkins diet is the lazy man's diet, because carbs are actually GOOD if you use them to fuel your workouts. But, too many people stuff their face with pasta every night and sit on their butts every day.  

At 1:34am on January 21, 2012, Mike James said…

Oh, and you should join my group, because it's only the best group on VegFriend... true story ; )

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