Thursday, July 10, 2014

Day 86...counting down from 100

Today, I ate:

1 grapefruit
Carrots and Celery with Zucchini Humus
Green Smoothie - Spinach, frozen peaches, ginger and coconut water
Lettuce Wraps - with cashew black pepper "cheese", zucchini, carrots, mushrooms and avocado
2 plums
Apple Chips

I ate a LOT of Lettuce Wraps, they were so yummy with that black pepper "cheese".  It's from this cookbook.  Yum!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Day 87...counting down from 100

Today I ate:

Green Juice - kale and bok choy, parsley, ginger, lemon and apple
Chai Tea
Marinated Collard Greens - very tasty but next time I would cut the salt in half
Green Smoothie - kale, banana, pineapple, oranges, and coconut water
small french fries from Jack in the Box--WHY?

Days 89 and 88...counting down from 100

My father is dying and is receiving hospice care in his home so I have been very distracted and haven't done a good job of tracking what I have been eating on day 89 but it was all raw food.

On day 88, I ate:
Green Juice - chard and bok choy with lemon, parsley, ginger and apple
Seaweed snacks - toasted seaweed
Arugula salad
2 plums
1 kiwi
1 slice of buttered whole-wheat toast - weird!

I have lost 6 pounds so far, which matches the norm of 1/2 pound per day that I have been reading that other people experience on this eating plan.  Only 44 more to go!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Day 90...counting down from 100

I got back to exercising!  I jogged the week 5 30 minute program for "Couch to 5K", which has 24 minutes of jogging.  Yay!

I ate:
Carrot Salad - with cranberries and almonds
Cabbage Slaw - with coconut
Raw almonds

Black Tea

I wanted a green salad but we all out of greens and I didn't have time to go to the grocery store.  Looking forward to the days when I have a garden :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Days 92 and 91...counting down from 100

Day 92 was the 4th of July.  I had spent the night at the hospital with my Dad and it was a bit rough because he wasn't sleeping and was very sad.  I came home and didn't sleep because I wanted to enjoy the day with Mark and Joaquin.  We went to the parade in Clarksburg and he had a lot of fun scootering around in circles at the church with his new friend Matthew.  They sat on the sidewalk curb and watched the parade and ran out to pick up candy as it was thrown.

I ate:
Arugula Salad with grapefruit, mac nuts, and avocado
Arugula Salad with radishes and avocado
Green Smoothie with collards, banana, orange, and pineapple
Black Tea

Day 91
I ate:
Celery with taco nut meat
Carrot Salad with cranberries and almonds
Black Tea
Green Tea

Friday, July 4, 2014

Days 94 and 93...counting down from 100

Two days of travel to San Francisco:

On Day 94, I ate:
1 banana
1 cup of fruit from Starbucks
1 green drink from Starbucks
1 mixed salad with some kale, lettuce, seaweed, tomatoes and avocado
1 cup coffee
1 arugula and pear salad with balsamic dressing from Cinecitta in North Beach
1 small package of freeze dried fruit from Starbucks

No exercise

On Day 93 I ate:
Green grapes
Green Juice from the Plant
Beet Juice from the Plant
Raw Brownie with Mango and Vanilla Cashew Cream
Green Berry Smoothie from the Plant
Mixed green salad with roasted veggies and parmesean cheese (not fully raw or vegan)
Roasted, salted pistachios (not raw)

No exercise

I didn't feel very good either day so wasn't able to exercise this morning.  Will definitely do some jogging tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Day 95...counting down from 100

Today I ate:

Green Juice - collards and lettuce, cucumber, lemon, ginger, parsley, carrot, apple
Beet Juice - beets, orange, spinach, carrot
1 Plum
Broccoli Chips

I wanted to make this recipe of Broccoli Chips, but I didn't have the soaked cashews so will have to wait until another day.  This is the area of planning that I have to learn to do.

Kale Chips - Olive Oil, Tamari, Toasted Sesame Oil, Sesame Seeds

Taco Salad - Romaine Lettuce, Taco Nut Meat, Avocado, Pepitas and Salsa - yum!

I did not exercise.  One day of rest per 7 is my plan and it just didn't work out today.

Day 96...counting down from 100

Posting today for yesterday's menu/exercise:

I ate:

1 plum
1 pear
Green Smoothie - used frozen leftover fruit salad, kale, coconut water
Cabbage and Coconut Slaw with curry dressing - yum!
Arugula Salad - with radishes, avocado, pear and Orange Miso dressing
2 cups of herbal tea
1 cup of black tea

I did 30 minutes of power walking via the Prevention Magazine mp3.  I walked around the grape field as the sun was setting, it was gorgeous.

The whole day was weird because I had spent the night at the hospital with my Dad and then slept from 10am to 4pm.

I am still feeling a lot calmer and less achy than I feel when I eat cooked foods and sugar.  I like the food and it's super easy to prepare.  Just takes more planning, which I'm getting used to.  Once I get an arsenal of recipes that I can make without thinking (as I have with cooked food), the planning will be minimal as well.  It just takes time...

While I was sitting in the hospital, I did more research to get inspired and found this site:

Raw Food Bootcamp

Weight loss is quick and healthy on this diet and there is ZERO portion control!  The food tastes very fresh and flavorful, so after eating it for a few weeks, cooked food isn't appealing.

95 more days to go!