Originally Posted by hannahwillberaw
highly recommend reading Alissa's book if you havent read it yet.I just started raw 100% today I have a food processor and a good knife and can do many of her recipes.
Current weight: 220
goal weight: 130:)
I'll be fasting with you tomorrow :). It will be my first once a week (wed) fast for this month. I've wanted to fast one day a week for a long time. Yay, September!
Originally Posted by katchmoleen
SW - 176
CW - 155
GW - First Goal 140
I'm in and am so excited. I'm starting the 30 day plan and made all day 1 food. I ate the salmon pate and the date torte plus a salad and lots of fruit. I had no caffeine which is huge for me since I was drinking a ton a day. I also did 45 minutes on the treadmill, wohoo today was a good day.
I decided to be high fruitarian. I can't be 100% because I have a lot of spinach frozen in my freezer that I have to get rid of.
July Raw Challenge:
SW: 247 lbs.
GW: 160 lbs.
Summer Fitness goals: Running, and Yoga.
Summer Nutrition goals: Smoothies and juicing
Hi everyone. I just started a new job yesterday and I'm still adapting to it. I'm so tired, so I'll have to make this quick. But basically I'm going to try for another month, or at least another 2 weeks (which is all I can commit to at a time LOL). Today I had:
B-Orange and grapes (I felt really nauseous when I awoke and couldn't stomach a smoothie)
L-Salad and some spicy nuts
D-Big salad and some spicy nuts
D-a few strawberries
I'm not craving dessert like I used to as much. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to make anything. This is coming from someone who used to eat 3 desserts a day!
100 Day RAW Challenge starting 8/1/09 until 11/8/09 (hopefully much longer!)
HW - 227.2 (1/08)
SW - 167.2
CW - 160.4
GW - 135-145
Wow - A GREAT first day!
I am so excited to "officially" be involved in a 30-day challenge. I came in late last month, August 10th, and have been 100% raw since that day.
Here's my awesome Raw Food day - photos included for the interesting stuff. I won't bore you with photos of bananas !
Breakfast: 2 Bananas
Snack: Lara Bar (Cashew Cookie) on the go
Lunch: Alissa’s Pad Thai sauce over Arame Noodles and Marinated Asparagus -- see Photo 1
At the Gym: 750 ml Young Coconut Water during 55 minute Spin Cycling Class and 750 ML “Raw Ginger Ale” during 1 hour Weight Training (Brendan Brazier’s recipe – visit: http://www.brendanbrazier.com/)
See my Sept 1 photo at the gym. I am not overweight, but I would like to trim my abs (photo 2)
Post-workout: Brendan Brazier's Raw recovery Pudding -- not pretty, but it tastes delicious and is oh so good for muscle recovery (photo 3)
Dinner: (see photo 4) Belgian Endive stuffed with Fresh Cheezes from Pure Market Express http://puremarketexpress.com/thefood/thefood.html
Dessert: Chia Pudding – Big Yum! (see photo 5)
Dessert Again: Jennifer Cornbleet's One-Bowl Brownies with Chocolate Ice Dream by our very own Veganforlife
Thanks for a perfect First Day!! See y'all tomorrow!
Hi Melvina- uh my suggestion would be to start the day raw, have at least a litre of green smoothie every day because that gets the taste buds and body craving raw and always remember why you are doing this.
Hi gritsnla- not nice being under the weather Not sure how long you have been raw but i originally transitioned to raw when I was ill with a chest infection and being ill made it really easy because the effects of the illness covered up or blended in with the detox symptoms:) always a bright side.
today I had nut,seed and date cereal with walnut and cocao honey milk with shredded coconut on top
big sald for lunch
curry avocado colslaw for dinner
really hungry today though- kept looking in the kitchen for stuff and just felt really restless. I know I need to up my water intake-I just havn't felt like much so I will endevour to drink the right amount tomorrow.
Glad to be apart of this challenge!
I've been back to raw for just over a week and feeling good, sleeping better, more energy and more evenly keeled emotionally...raw is great!! Have had a couple of crazy busy days and not made eating a priority so haven't had enough. Will try today to make sure I get a lot of nourishing foods in, including greens. I run a family child care program and have six little ones every day beginning at 6 am, ages 3 months, two 20 month olds, and three two year olds...and I do a thematic based preschool program with them daily...so....the days are very full and hectic. The last one goes home by 5:45.
Plan for the day-
Green smoothie/sorbet w/ greens, orange juice, frozen banana, papaya, cranberries & blueberries.
I just made some corn salad to have for lunch...so good and so versatile
Corn, cucumber, red onion, avocado, tomato, red pepper, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, cumin and chili powder
I also cut up tomato and mango to make a dressing for my supper salad, blended with water and balsamic vinegar....delicious!!
Hope everyone has a great day...hope you are feeling better soon Grits~
Last edited by GlimR; 09-02-2009 at 07:42 AM.
I drank water until 10 then a large glass of my vegetable juice also had some plums. Later ate some cherry tomatoes from the garden along with a larger one as well as a banana, had some nuts and watermelon, green peppers and a couple mushrooms. Will probably have some fruit and juice later this evening. Feeling good today! Want to buy a dehydrator though!
Last edited by BethMO; 09-02-2009 at 05:57 PM.
Morning all, sipping my green smoothie - banana, orange, kiwi, kale. Have a canteloupe to eat this morning too - I know those should be first but I have never been too bothered, we'll see if I am hungry.
Today's plan - fruit and greens (again). Packed some nuts too for variety. I am thinking that instead of buying lots of the fruit on sale I should buy a couple of lots of DIFFERENT fruits and veggies so I don't get bored.
YEA Day Two!
GlmR - You have my mouth watering. I LOVE that same corn salad. But alas, I am FASTING today :).
So far I'm feeling good, I got up and went for my 2 mile walk today - BEAUTIFUL outside in the 60's.
Food for today:
SW - 176
CW - 155
GW - First Goal 140
Good Morning everyone!
I am here, ready for day two. Yesterday was a little rough, as I had a terrible headache last night, but it is almost gone this morning. Temptation was bad yesterday too, it seems all I thought about was eating junk.
Anyhow, for today I will be finishing off a green smoothie, then have some watermelon for lunch. Not sure after that.
I need to get some exercise in today since I didnt yesterday.
Hope you all have a great raw day!!
I'm in, starting a day late.
I've started these 100% months before, only to cave. I hope you all and being here will help. I really want this month to be the one that changes my life forever! Best I ever felt was after two weeks of 100% - felt 20 years younger! I hope to have the willpower to make 100% my final lifestyle decision, now that I'm a year away from 50. :)
Started with two grapefruits and two bananas. Great energy now!
So far today:
raw cashew cookie bar
2 raw chocolate bars
sprouted grain tortilla w/avo mayo & marinated veggies
Last edited by contessa20; 09-03-2009 at 04:44 AM.
6th GW: 125
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