August 5th - Day Five
2x wheat grass shots
juice, apple, carrot, orange, beetroot, pineapple, ginger
Garden salad (mostly parsely), I ate a spoonful of yeast extract, olives, tomato, onion, avocado
Honey herb tea
You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it. ~Pat Obuchowski ;)
You go, sunchild! 2x wheatgrass? Blech!
B- green smoothie: pineapple, celery, lettuce, parsley, ginger
S- banana, apple
L- monster salad
D- raw 'meat' balls, with cabbage and greens in a beet sauce
D- raw choco bar, yum
I overate yesterday, almost a whole package of sun dried mangoes for dessert and raw 'brownie', dates, agave, cacao nibs and coco powder. Overeating is not good for your body no matter what diet you are on. Though I do love that I can really eat RAW must moderate.
Hi everyone! I'm signing up a little late for this August challenge but I'm starting today, nevertheless! I'm actually going to do the 100 day raw challenge at rawfu.com. It starts August 10th. Anyway, no more putting it off, I'm ready NOW!!
Hey chattanoog, glad you mentioned the rawfu challenge was starting up again - am going to sign up to...
Feel great this morning, want to stick to this plan forever. Feeling much younger, brain fog from sugar addiction has finally dissipated.
Going to start the day with a kilo of tangerines!
Wow! You are all going great gangbusters! Good show!
Still haven't made the borscht . Yesterday - Ended up just finishing the soaked sunflower seeds in a light dressing and munching a daikon with it. Had a handful of macadamia nuts for Dsrt.
Today's eating plan -
B - freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
L - GS with kale, strawberries and frozen banana
S - radishes And avocado
D - hopefully that borscht! Didn't make this again tonight! Had Daikon and macadamia nuts
Dsrt - pineapple cantaloupe sorbet - my blog has details. Not sure if I'm gonna make this either.
Last edited by somelikeitraw; 08-05-2009 at 10:56 PM.
Reason: didn't go according to plan
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when I know there are footprints on the moon. ~Paul Brant
Didn't get to post yesterday, usually do it at night, but we had horses loose and didn't get in until 10:30 or so. Did really well. Had a bit of a headache yesterday, but it's going away today.
I can't believe how the scale's gone down since last time I weighted myself, about a week ago, before starting raw. 7lbs. I figure that I will consider this my raw starting point as far as weight loss goes. Need to take before pics, before I lose much more.
We got a bushel of peaches, and they are delicious. I can't wait until my nutsonline order gets here, so I can make a raw peach cobbler. Yesterday, I had a peach, almonds and a big salad.
Today so far, a peach, and now a big salad. Mood seems to be good. I can't wait 'til I'm in this about 2 weeks. I felt so good in January about that time. Should be even better with summer here, sunshine and a little more svelte!
Keeping my fingers that the headaches were it for detox, as I have to work the next 3 days and I just don't know how I'd get through work if detox were as bad as in January. Terrible back pain induced nausea, dry heaves, etc. (my 9 year old son thought I should go to the hospital).
Going outside and get some of this wonderful sunshine right now...
Hope everyone's getting through this and feeling great! :)
cabbage salad all day today:) yummy
Missed posting yesterday but had a great day.... last night had my fave 'angel hair pasta & sauce' from summer squash in the spiralizer and a variation on Alissa's recipe (didn't have orange juice or an orange... who knew?) but it was delicious nonetheless. So my takeaway: The recipes are guides.... suggestions, if you will.... but making substitutions with what's on hand (raw, of course) is not only ok, but necessary to being able to really 'do' this....
And was able to make ahead lunch for today and OH MY GOD it was gorgeous to look at and delectable. I made more 'noodles' from a zuchinni (sp)... I have a great peeler that peels it like that... it's a bit thicker, heartier, than the spiralizer.... added thinly sliced yellow peppers, grape tomatoes, thin slices of red onion and firm criminis chopped..... topped this all with a scrumptuous sauce from raw almond butter, fresh garlic, raw honey, water, and namu shoya (sp).... The gals I lunched with today were bowled over and declared that I would be making them all raw foodies soon.... YAY...
I feel so happy right now. I LOVE this feeling. Is it possible to in only a few days not be feeling the bloat that seemed to follow me every single day....???
... scatter joy...
green smoothie with mixed greens and bananas
creamy tomato soup
cheesy corn casserole (cucumber rice, corn rice (treated same way) 3 serrano peppers and Morn's cheese sauce) I am so satisfied=)
probably crack into some honeydew melon later
Today I have been very hungry. I had breakfast (a banana), lunch (mix salad), snack (two peaches), dinner (another big salad) and now, at 11.20 pm I am starving! So strange. Usually I am not very hungry, neither during the day nor in the evening.
Of course, I won't eat anything. It's too late.
Besides, I feel tired too, like I finished all my resourses (maybe this is the reason I am hungry). I need to sleep. And I need to drink a lot of water!
And I noticed a different salt taste. A week ago I started to use a lot of salt: I needed to eat salty vegetables. Now, the same amount of salt is quite too much. It's amazing how our body needs different things in different periods and tells us how to behave. And it's terrible realizing it had always told me what it needed but I never heard it before. Very sad.
Now it's time for me to take a shower and go to bed.
See you tomorrow!
HW - 80 kg
CW - 77.3 kg
GW - 60 kg
B: 2 apricots and 1 banana
S: peach and handful almonds
L: 3 Veggie Flax crackers with Mock salmon pate (Alissa's recipes)
S: bowl of strawberries and watermelon
D: Black sesame Asian salad (Ani phyo recipe)
S: 3 chocolate chia crackers with a tbsp almond butter
Green Smoothies are the new coffee! :D
First time trying raw: HW: 307 :o
Played around with raw off and on and have now recommitted:
Re-started raw with August challenge:
SW: 224.8 - Aug 1
I ate 1.5 lbs grapes for lunch, snack of 2 bananas and a head of lettuce with a few drops olive oil, dinner of 5 mandarines and 2 corn on the cobs.
Feeling good after a 3-5pm dip.
So far no probs nursing my 13month old...
Well done to all for keeping up with your goals, it's helping me keep up!
Sounds like everyone is doing great. FABULOUS! Congrats to all!
12 oz hemp seed milk and blueberry pomegranate juice
Cucumber and red onion salad
Jumble berry upside down cake
60 oz water total
You are all doing so well - keep up the good work! I wasn't that hungry today so I am trying to listen to my body and only eat when I feel I need to. I am finding that when I put chia seeds in my smoothie, I feel full right up to lunch time. Here's my food for the day:
- Smoothie with banana, cherries, chia, cacao powder, Vitamineral greens, chia seeds and one date
- 2 apple cinnamon flax crackers
- Garden salad
- Chocolate hazelnut cup
I am planning to have coconut milk before bed - that always really satisfies me!
Have a great day!
"Here are the seven most powerful words in the world: take 100% responsibility for your entire life." -Jack Canfield