I agree that we all have different things in our sigs, and his is fitness related. But so is a lot of spam that we delete off the forum. Ten lines raving about his business borders on spam, at best being a shameless plug. A new member could be forgiven for thinking it was spam and for responding accordingly, after all we've never been kind to spammers. So the ten line plug is going to continually create problems, especially since he's the only PT here who feels the need to have one so long, and if he chooses to keep using it he's going to find himself explaining it quite a few times.
If he was using the sig simply to set aside his advice from the rest then 'Personal trainer since 1991' would be enough. If he wants to advertise his business on the forum, shades of grey with the forum rules aside, 'Forced Results' would be ample. Do we really need to know about his previous career in the army and every single competition he's entered since then? Ten lines worth?
Back to the original topic. Carley, I can see you're getting protein with most of your meals in the form of legumes or dairy. We don't know how much of them you're eating, though. I'd recommend three things. First check out the protein web page on Vegetarian Network Victoria
. Look at what protein sources they recommend. Bear in mind that the table is based on 100g servings, not on the recommended serving size. And it only lists protein, not fat or calories and some high protein foods are high in all three (nuts for example). But it gives an indication of what foods have higher amounts of protein than others.
Secondly calculate how much protein you need per day. Some places recommend more protein than others. The Vegetarian Society
recommends 45g per day for most adult women, the CDC
recommends 46g. Weight loss programs usually recommend more, both because protein fills you up and (as Dane pointed out) because weight loss results in muscle loss. How much protein you need depends on your weight and activity level. If you sign up to Calorie King you can create a profile that will tell you how much protein you need in a day. It's on the high side, mine's 109g, but it's worth keeping in mind.
Thirdly, plug in what you're eating at Calorie King in your daily food diary. It will work out how much protein you're currently getting. If you find you're under the recommended amount look through the protein sources listed on the Vegetarian Network Victoria site that I linked to before and add some more protein to your meals and snacks. You might even consider adding whey powder to your diet since you're lacto-ova vegetarian. It's an easily absorbed form of protein and relatively low in calories an fat.