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A Raw Diet

Posted: April 17, 2011 in Food
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I know it’s been a week- I’ve been trying to find motivation to write and I just can’t seem to find any. I’m worn out. But here I am… I was down again last week which is awesome although I am getting frustrated because every day that I have weighed myself since then I have gained weight and I don’t know why. I’m exercising more, I’m counting my calories… oh well, slow and steady.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the raw diet and how it’s supposed to be amazing for you- healthy, nutritious, aids weight loss, and makes you feel overall, just better. I did a lot of research this weekend on potential recipes, foods, pros and cons… and I saw that people sometimes follow the raw diet anywhere from 3 to 30 days… and of course, there are those who live on it. I don’t know if I could ever live on a raw diet, but I can at least try it. So, that’s what I’m going to do. For starters, I will follow it from Monday morning until Friday evening (Andrew and I are going out to dinner for my birthday). These 4.5 days will just be a test to see if I can actually do it without cheating. I hope to try to follow it again in the near future.

Today I went to Whole Foods and bought all sorts of fresh produce- veggies, fruits, and hemp seeds. We already have a bunch of vitamins that we’re finishing up as well as flax seeds, so hopefully we’re good to go. My meal plan will be as follows: Breakfasts- smoothies and fruit; Lunches- Salad; Dinners- Tomato and Avocado Stacks, Zucchini pasta with pesto, pad thai, and lettuce tacos. They all sound good enough :0)

Anyway, I’ll try to update how it’s going, what it’s like, if I feel any different, etc. So long for now!

It always feels good to make a dinner plan for the week, go grocery shopping, come home with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and make that first homemade healthy dinner. There’s such a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction! Tonight was one of those nights :0)

The new job started today… it went well and by the end of it, I had a computer and phone set-up and working! Now onto the tough stuff- learning what I’m supposed to do and trying to answer questions. I can’t wait- I feel like a just graduated from undergrad student who just started at my first big career job… unfortunately, I’m a few years older (you know, 5 years older…). I’ve had that “new job feeling” three times… and each time it feels just as good! My coworkers from when I worked over there before set-up a little lunch get together and they all brought in pie for pie day. So, we had pizza, key lime pie, fruit tarts, mini whoopie pies…and salad (my original lunch plan haha). It was a good day.

After work we went for a jog/walk to try to loosen up the muscles because it’s been a while. We also went to Men’s Warehouse so Andrew could get measured for his suit for Austin and Mariah’s Wedding- so exciting! We picked up the pup from doggie daycare and we even got the week for free because we posted reviews of Your Dogs Best Friends online! Not too shabby. We stopped by PetSmart to get some more pup food, some treats for the pup and of course, crickets for Roxy!

For dinner we made veggie grinders and Brazilian Black Bean Soup. It was a delicious combo!! I’ll try to post the recipe tomorrow- it’s already after 10PM and I’m sleeeeeeeepy. What a fantastic day!

Blurry but delicious- Roasted Veggie Grinder and Brazilian Black Bean Soup