I had an early morning out of the house and out of town company coming. So, I wanted to wish everyone a great day and a wonderful weekend- I will check back on Sunday.
I still can't shake those lbs I put on Halloween by eating pumpkin seeds. I am at 150.5. I have been staying all raw and low fat. I have been counting calories too and staying around 1400-1500. Oh well, I will keep plugging along and hopefully it will start to come off again.
What happened to our group? Is everyone still doing this?
My important company came and went, and I set out tempting snacks for them and made a delicious lunch - and I didn't touch a bite, not even a taste!! I ate grapes and bananas the entire time. I've had lots of opportunities and temptations to cheat this past week - a feast, leftovers, Halloween candy, a birthday, company and special treats for them, but I've mostly resisted because I knew I'd have to post my cheats here. Don't abandon me now, before we've all made it through the holidays together.
~ Pailani ~
I'm still here, just SO busy...
I made it down to 142 ... still have a bit to go! LOL
Keep rawking everyone!
HW: 184 pounds
SW: 179.2 pounds on May 23rd
CW: 164.4 pounds (14.8 pounds released!)
GW1: 170 pounds MET! :p GW2: 160 pounds :cool: Final Goal: 130 pounds
I hope everyone is still hanging on too! I haven't posted much because I am taking a small break from the computer. Today is my husband's birthday and I've promised to not spend a lot of time in my office today. I've slipped in here just for a sec...
Originally Posted by Pailani
Well I think the source of my big health problem is my little cold turned into bronchitis. I would love to get rid of it without antibiotics - anyone have any ideas?
I've really struggled with eating this week - not raw/cooked food, but food at all! I just don't feel much like eating in the evenings. I start to feel kind of poorly by nightfall. I'm not complaining - my days are pretty great really.
Well, gotta run - please hang in there everyone. The holidays are just around the corner and I have a feeling we are all going to need some good support to keep our goals in focus!
By the way - we went out for Mexican food today (my husband's request). I asked for lettuce and tomatoes with guacamole on top. It was pretty good!
I got spirit yes I do I got spirit how about YOU?
It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.
Formerly lifeAgift aka RAWMamaSutra aka Nettle Rainbowfly when fasting
I'm still hanging in there too. I have to admit, I have been thinking about cooked food a lot more. I am still doing raw and haven't cheated at all. Today I went out to breakfast with my family and I ordered a bowl of fruit. The temptations were there but I didn't miss the fattening cooked breakfast.
This is where I start to feel very frustrated on raw. I can't seem to lose the last 10 lbs and I get angry that I am eating this way and not losing the weight. I do feel so much better eating raw but I want to lose the last 10 lbs. I try so hard to remind myself daily that it is not just about my weight. I want the health benefits more than anything.
I am at 150 and would like to be at 140. Today I had a little more fat than usual but still remained raw. Hopefully I won't gain.
Hey everyone hope you're all doin great.
Maraw, if you wan't to cure bronchitis without antibiotics, maybe try eating a bit lighter, simple combinations, not heavy recipes, and if thats not working, a no added sugar vitamin C tablet or 2 everyday always helps me get rid of any illnesses I get! Its better than taking antibiotics!
Ive just completed day 2 of being raw. Had a few too many nuts today but its all good, so long as Im raw. I haven't weighed myself yet. Maybe day after tomorrow, or one week.
Love Seren xXx
Beauty and vitality are gifts from nature for those who live by her laws - Leonardo Da Vinci
Start weight: 11/3/2006: 129 lbs
Current weight: 19/3/2008: 124 lbs
Target weight: anywhere between 114 lbs and 126 lbs!
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Originally Posted by lifeAgift
I remember this from high school LAG - I used to just love it! Thanks for the memory...
I had a minor glitch this morning. I took my calcium and thyroid supplement as usual; sometimes it makes me nauseous, so I eat exactly 1/2 teaspoon sunflower seeds and that takes care of it. This morning, no problem, I had some bananas for breakfast, my stomach was fine, so I didn't eat anything else. A full HOUR LATER, in the church nursery, it hit me! I never used to leave the house without some sunflower seeds, but I've been doing the 8-1-1, so no snacking on sunflower seeds, and I haven't figured out anything else to pack. I keep a Clif bar in my bag as an emergency snack for my toddler, so I had a bite of that, and it did the trick.
Other than that, I've been hungry all day and smelling food all around me, and wanting all of it! But I stuck to grapes and bananas all day. It really wasn't satisfying. Now I'm finally eating my salad with avocado and raisins - and that's much better.
I did my half hour on the treadmill today. And I bought a battery for my scale, and I'll see if that fixes it tomorrow. I feel like I've been doing really well, but I don't feel like I'm losing anything.
How is everyone else doing today?
~ Pailani ~
It was a very challenging day for me today. My husband ordered pizza and made popcorn. The temptations were tremendous. I had to leave the house. The smells were just too much for me. I went to the bookstore to read any books I could about raw just to keep me motivated. I managed to make it through the day all raw. I sure hope I see some progress on the scale this week.
Pizza was one of the foods I was tempted with today, too.
Originally Posted by Mango
We deserve to see some results on the scale!
~ Pailani ~
Good morning everyone! This weekend was a real challenge for me - we had family in for my husband's birthday and they ate pizza and bar-b-que the entire time. It was tough, but I did well. I made a raw pizza for my son and I to eat Saturday evening - it smelled so good that everyone tried a piece. And you know what - they liked it! In fact, a couple of them wanted seconds! I only wish I had made more... I also made raw chocolate mousse and a really nice cabbage salad. I ate a bit too much this weekend anyway and gained a pound back.
Also, I decided not to go the drugs route for my illness. I am taking Seren's advise and am going to eat more simply for the next couple of days. I also picked up some supplemental amino acids to help my immune system - but I think I am finally starting to feel better.
OK, so here's the really great news. As my six-year old started getting ready for school this morning, she told me that wanted a raw lunch to take to school. Mind you, this child does not like doing things that are different. She enjoys blending into the background and would rather no one notice what she's eating. I need to get busy coming up with things she'll enjoy taking with her. So, we talked about her choices, and she picked green salad with grape tomatoes, 3-4 different fruits that I chopped up for her and a strawberry and banana smoothie (with a little flax oil) in her thermos. I can't tell you how this delighted me!
Anyway, just had to share the great news!
Hope everyone is feeling well and shedding the pounds today - regardless of how we all did this weekend, today is a new day and a new week! Let's embrace it in good health!
Goal: 145 (maybe 140)
That's great news Maraw! It's great that your daughter wants to eat raw. I have a six year old too and she loves to eat healthy. She won't eat any candy or other junk food. Someday I hope she will want to eat all raw but I am not going to push her.
I am glad you are starting to feel better. It seems like we were all challenged with pizza this weekend and did well. That's great!
We have always used food in our house as a reward. We feel like we worked hard during the week and therefore should reward ourselves with pizza and other junk on the weekends. I am trying to change my thinking and not reward myself with food. I have been going out and getting myself something that I normally wouldn't buy like a picture for the house or a new shirt. I feel like I am saving money by not eating out so I should spend it on me in a different way.
Maraw, That is such wonderful news about your daughter!!!! I struggle with my kids and I would be sooooo thrilled if they actually asked me for RAW lunch!
Well, I had a crazy but really fun weekend with my parents in town to celebrate my childrens 6th and 9th birthdays...! I am not feeling well today though, scratchy throat and watery eyes (allergies?) or maybe a little bug of some kind. I won't go into detail about my rawness...but let';s put it this way I tried and will not beat myself up----although, I will not be weighing today.haha!
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend- I am off to catch up on housework and some client follow-up.
Meal #1- Green Smoothie (banana's, blueberries, farmacy greens powder)
Meal #2- Apple and some pecans
Off to put my carrot pecan burgers in the dehydrator.