I wouldn't have thought I'd end nearly six years of lurking with a thread titled "Vegetarian Fury," but life's full of things I wouldn't have thought would have happened. I'm 34, married, a vegetarian, and starting to get serious about fitness. Putting this out there for public consumption can help hold me accountable. So, here goes. Along with it seems like nearly everyone else in the free world, I made some big changes beginning on Monday, January 4. That was the day I decided to plan every meal in advance, eat 5-6 times a day, quit eating refined sugars and most other simple carbs, and start working out on a more regular basis. One of the things I told myself when I started this was that it would take about 3 weeks for me to really notice any results. That's why I decided not to weigh myself until day 22. It's day 20 today. I'll worry about the scale on Monday. Here's how today's gone so far: Breakfast: .5 c oatmeal (dry) w/ .75 c frozen blueberries Mid-morning snack: .75 c raw baby carrots; 11 oz protein drink (approx 30 g protein, 3 g fat, 160 cal total) Lunch: apple, 12 oz can V8 vegetable juice, .75 c 2% cottage cheese Dinner: it hasn't happened yet, but we're making tofu and broccoli with a peanut sauce, and roasted sweet potato. Evening snack (I have this about 4 times a week): 1 c skim milk, 2 scoops EAS protein blend (28g protein), 1 c frozen fruit. I got in a workout: Chest/back DVD from P90x. More to follow in future days. Hi everyone!