August 2011 - 30 Day Challenge - Join anytime of the month!
Welcome welcome welcome!!!
Welcome to the 30 day challenge and welcome to our new monthly format.
This is our monthly challenge thread. We are choosing to do one (or perhaps split into two) continual threads so we can create a community of support within this challenge. You can join this thread at any time during the month. Don't be shy... we love new posters!!! So if you want to join us... please do!
I welcome people who are already 100% raw to join in the conversation - supporting our challengers in their quest!
This thread is specifically for those of you who are eager to commit to 30 consecutive days of eating 100% raw foods and seeing miraculous results!
I will start a new challenge thread on the first of every month. If I forget... send me a quick email and remind me... I'll get the challenge thread online for you quickly.
The focus of the monthly challenge is on staying raw and accountability. Therefore, if you have eaten all raw and then slip up and have something cooked, don't beat yourself up over it or dwell on it - but this is not space to discuss it. You are more than welcome to document it in your journal/blog or ask for help in the discussion area, but it is not necessary (and not allowed) to discuss your slip-up here in the challenge threads, just get right back on track and keep going! This thread is about celebrating what you are eating that IS raw!
I welcome you all to share pics of your dishes, ask questions, share what you are consuming (as long as it's raw). We are here to listen to your emotional and physical challenges. So share share share!!!
OH and the best part of this (not only the support but...) you can subscribe to this thread and get notified every time someone posts to it. This way you will be connected!
So let's get this party started!!!
Please wait for August 1st to start posting in this thread.
Feels like a good month already. I will be having watermelon for breakfast shortly.
Salady stuff for lunch
Not sure what for supper.
Hooping tonight so, happy days.
Happy August Everyone~ So far today I've had a strawberry and celery smoothie. My fridge is bare so I made it from a few stalks of celery and myy last resort bag of frozen strawberry. I plan on hitting the grocery store after work today. For lunch I plan on having salad (if they have some good stuff on the salad bar here at work) OR a green smoothie ( I brought my blender to work and plan on just buying a banana, romaine lettuce and some good fruit if I can find it from the salad bar). Dinner may be another salad.
HW:175 (Reached 146lbs 2/24/10)
Good to be back!
Hello! I'm so glad to be posting again! I did the raw challenge in March and was so inspired by everyone, but since then I have dropped off the raw wagon. I still ate mostly raw but lost a lot of motivation. I am so excited to be back and experiment with more recipes and ideas. So far today I've had a Green Smoothie and 2 apples (I was very hungry this morning) and I brought a salad to work with a cashew caesar dressing. Not sure what's for dinner - maybe a green avocado soup with whatever veggies are in the fridge. Dear Wanderlust, you are so lucky - I wish I could bring my blender to work :)
Happy Monday! I'm really looking forward to this month's challenge. This morning I had a white peach and banana. I'm headed to make a green smoothie after I finish posting. Smoothie will be: spinach, peach, blueberry, blackberry & banana - oh so delicious.
You know what's really exciting? I'm starting to bring people on board with raw food. No one has made a commitment to go 100% but people are starting to notice a difference in me and it's motivating them. I don't have any delusions about it but it's nice to know they're noticing. :)
I am sipping a delicious banana, pineapple smoothie for breakfast this morning. Yum!
Best wishes to everyone this month as we work toward making better choices in our eating habits!
Thinking about Raw: 161.6 lbs. (5/5/2011)
155.4 lbs. (6/3/2012) Beginning Water Only Fast
143.6 lbs. (6/10/2012)
Goal: Healthy and 130 lbs. (Or whatever is right for me!)
This is day 54 for me, but starting a new month is such a nice, clean slate. Bring it on August!
I need groceries sooooo badly! I sent my kids and boyfriend off for their days with granola bars. I'm down to nothing! I ran to my restaurant for a green smoothie for breakfast. Banana, pear, strawberries and spinach. I'm munching on strawberries, pear, apple and pecans at the moment. My Vitamix should be here soon. As in was supposed to be here on Friday. Grrrrr.... But as soon as that comes it is smoothie time! I'm guessing I'll be geeking out so hard over it that my poor family will be having smoothies around the clock. ;) I leave for vacation on Thursday and it is even coming with us. I thought I might make up some energy bars for the road. Something like Larabars or Pure bars. I am going to order a case of dates from my food distributor and get them in on Thursday. I have a bunch of nuts and dried fruits that I want to use up anyway down at the restaurant.
Speaking of restaurant, I am expanding to dinner hours. We are doing a tapas menu and of course I'm planning some excellent raw options. It will be a very small menu, but I'm hoping it will catch on. Trying to sell raw vegan tapas in rural South Dakota is going to be interesting. ;)
Have a great day and a great month everybody!
Meredith, raw vegan tapas sound amazing! Yum!
I'm starting the month off well. Not finding myself very hungry today, so I think I might just do a water fast today. Though I'm sure by this afternoon my hunger drive will kick in and I'll want a big green salad or some fresh carrot juice or something. :-)
So far i've been doing amazingly! I've created green milk and prefer this over my green smoothies because there's less fruits. All i do is take a cup of almond milk 1/2-1 banana and lots of greens like spinach or collards and blend it together. Add more water if need be to make it more liquid instead of thick like a smoothie. Because my almond milk flavor is so strong that's what dominates in the drink and it's literally just green milk I love it!
I tried making mac and cheeze..ugh fail..idk why these raw cheddar recipes never come out right. It's the one cheese that seems to be un replicable in the raw food world lol
For dessert i ended up making banana date pudding! Yum i'm afraid i'm getting addicted to sugar again so i'm gonna limit my fruit intake to just 1-2 fruits a day.
I'm excited for my roommate to come home in 2 weeks!
30 Day Raw Challenge Jul1 2011-Aug1 2011
We eat to live, Not live to eat!
Hey guys, im new here. Im so excited about this challenge and the changes that 30 days will bring. My food today:
B: 32oz fresh squeezed orange juice
S: 2 handfulls of red grapes
L: 2 raw tacos wrapped in romain and topped with avocado
D: Same as lunch
S: more grapes and some cherries
About 32oz of water. I need to get more water in, but its day 1 so I have time to work on that. Got kind of a late start today so tomorrow I"ll be up bright and early.
Today was good.. I just stuck with drinking water because food seemed unappetizing. But this evening, hubby and I made two different cracker recipes, so all 9 trays of our dehydrator are working away, and I can't wait until tomorrow to try them! We're making sourdough-buckwheat crackers from Cafe Gratitude's cookbook, and also Caraway crackers from Alissa's cookbook. I'm always buying the buckwheat crackers from Cafe Gratitude, but at $6.50 for 6 crackers, I figured I ought to just make them myself! I really hope they turn out tasting as good.
Good day yesterday. Lovely raw food, some juices, a hooping class and a good night's sleep!
Ready for today :)
Another Beautiful Day!
2 Liters Juiced Greens (kale/collard/spinach)
15 Banana Nice Cream
1 head of celery
A few bunches of broccoli
4 liters water
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