Raw Challenge


Day Five! (of night of…) by rawchallenge
September 9, 2006, 12:25 am
Filed under: Leah

Well… last night I had cooked black beans. I really was going to have just a salad, then we had to change our restuarant location at the last minute. We ended up going to a Mexican restaurant and their salad selections sucked! So.. I gave in to cooked food. Sorry.

Today has been good though. I had a smoothie for breakfast. I bought strawberries and they were terrible. — Just a side note. They were only red on the outside, inside they were white. What a let down! — Anyhow…

I am proud of us. I think we should stick together and keep up with raw. I do not think I can do it exclusively. I think 3-4 cooked meals a week is my goal. I have felt good and lost 9lbs since Monday. I would be stupid not to make this my weight lose plan.

I am looking forward to a big fat cooked meal…. (blushing…)

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Friday (Day 5!!!!) by granolamom
September 8, 2006, 10:00 am
Filed under: Our Daily Blog, Sara

Day 5 we made it!!!

Down a total of 5lbs since Monday. Woo hoo! I’m going to have a green smoothie today but I’m going to juice some carrots and turip greens, lemon and an apple and add it to my smoothie of bok choy, parsley, blueberries and bananas. I’ll update later on how it tasted.

Breakfast drink was pretty good I’ve discovered I do not like Turnip greens but I vowed to finish them and they are now gone! Smoothie really filled me up.

For lunch I’m having a salad of avacado, tomato, red onion, garlic, sea salt, drizzled with evoo. Its very good. I’m behind on my water drinking so I am carrying two water bottles around the house with me so I drink them.



Day Four! by rawchallenge
September 7, 2006, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Leah

Today I got up before Anjali!! Holy smokes… that has to be a record. I was dressed, with some make-up… checked my email, through some diapers in the wash, and fed my dog before the princess woke up. That was a great start to my day!!

I felt totally pumped this morning. I had a green smoothie for breakfast before I headed to playgroup. At playgroup, I did not have one bite of the goodies the hostess had prepared. They did not even some appealing. I had 5 glasses of water instead.

Anjali is now down for a nap and I think I need some lunch.

Oh yeah.. tonight is my mom’s night out. We are going to this super awesome restaurant too….. decisions.. decisions….

For lunch, I am having bruschetta over an avacado. YUMMY!



Thursday (Day 4) by granolamom
September 7, 2006, 9:17 am
Filed under: Our Daily Blog, Sara

Woke up and it was cloudy out and only 78 degrees! So I grabbed the kids and we went for a walk, felt great to get my exercise in first thing in the morning and for it not to be 105 out! Came back and had a green smoothie..still drinking it. A bowl of crunchy cereal sounds really good. I am not sure where this new found will power has come from.

Mentally I’m feeling good for the first time in years I’m finally taking charge of my health and it feels good.

Well for lunch I copied Leah and also had bruschetta over and avacado. It was very good. I’m still feeling good, trying to get my house cleaned up a bit. I have no clue what is for dinner… any ideas?

For dinner I just couldn’t have any more veggies. So I had a smoothie with mango, strawberries, banana, 1 tab hemp seeds and 1/2 cup of water and lots of ice cubes. It was sooooooooooooo good. Filled me up.



Day three! by rawchallenge
September 6, 2006, 4:01 pm
Filed under: Leah

So far I have not been to productive. I had a green smoothie and a few almonds for breakfast. I have not even had a glass of water. I did take a shower though.. so I should get points for that one.

It is 8pm already… I was out running errands for about 3 hours today. I just feel so tired and so weak. I have only eaten a handful of almonds. The thought of eating is making me sick.

I did get to bed late last night and woke up with Anjali twice, so maybe that is part of the reason. I am making myself drink water… but nothing else sounds good. Not even my favorite.. Indian food. Ugh… I think it will be an early night for me…..



Wednesday (Day 3) by granolamom
September 6, 2006, 12:20 pm
Filed under: Our Daily Blog, Sara

Its a good morning. I felt pretty tired as I was waking up but now that I’m awake I feel full of energy. I’ve lost 3lbs but I’m sure its all water weight….although I’ve been working out for 2 weeks now and the scale hasn’t budged so maybe this raw-challenge is what my body needed to start letting go of some pounds.

I’m going to have a green smoothie for breakfast.

Green smoothie for breakfast really filled me up! I just made a huge salad for lunch and as I was making it I snacked on veggies so I’m not that hungry so I’m going to wait until I’m hungry to eat it. With my luck both kids will be awake and I won’t be able to 🙂

I’m feeling really good today. No strong cravings other than water. Yesterday tuna casserole leftovers sounded so good today the thought of it almost turns my stomach.

Salad for lunch was very filling.

Dinner I had some avocado wraps again. Very good. I am surprised at my will power I made chicken stir fry for dinner for Ken and Hayden..and while the chicken only kind of sounded good the stir fried veggies looked delicious I kept thinking with tofu they would be excellent.

For my dessert I had some raw almonds, cashews and peanuts and a banana. Feeling a little nausious after the banana.



Day two by jedibunni
September 6, 2006, 1:40 am
Filed under: Melissa

Today I was pretty tired and actually felt weak!  This is by far much harder than I thought it would be for me.  Yesterday seemed easier as far as cravings….  Today I am craving everything!  Meat especially.  I think it’s because I just recently started to taper off my meat intake so my body is in total shock!  I have lost 4 pounds but I really think it’s because I’m drinking lots of water and it’s flushing me out.

I had a green smoothie for breakfast which was very filling….. Then we went to the grocery store and that was hard b/c it was around lunch time and I was hungry!!! When we got home, I made some fresh guacamole with jimaca fries to dip with and I was stuffed! Later on that day I had a banana cut up with lemon juice and it hit the spot. I had bought some almond butter today so that was a huge life saver for dinner! I have a headache now but I think it’s sinuses.