Still Going Strong!
My McDougall-like plan has gotten me off dairy- one more step towards all raw!Despite not being 100% raw yet, I'm continuing to lose weight and so
far I am feeling quite healthy. I have become more accustomed to
grains and beans and now I combine quinoa with lentils and vegetables
for one meal daily. Breakfast is usually fruit. I often have an ounce
of almonds as a snack or even with my breakfast, but I'm reconsidering
continuing that since they add a lot of calories but only a few grams
of protein. I can honestly say I don't miss dairy as much as I thought
Date: 9/27/2007 9:44:37 AM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 1502 times
Speaking of protein, I've been getting between only 40 and 60 grams
daily with this new McDougall-influenced way of eating. Since I have
been aiming for 60 - 80, I'm not entirely happy. However, I'll keep
plugging away and trying new foods over the next few weeks. The bulk of
my protein comes from lentils. Combined with a grain and vegetables I
can get a complete protein- this is where nutritiondata.com comes in
handy; I use the recipe analyzer to see if my food combinations give me
the nutrition I'm looking for.
Today my nutritionist weighed and measured me. I have lost about 29
lbs, and 54 inches total since early June. Although it's nice to see
my clothes get looser, I don't get excited about the weight loss too
much. When I lose 50 lbs I might get excited again. However, I was
happy with my blood pressure of 110/80.
My goal is still to lose 50 lbs before the end of the year. To that end
I started some light weight training about a month ago using a 10-lb
free weight. I need to start the cardio again but haven't been
motivated enough. Now that the weather is nice I want to start walking
outdoors. I've also still got that VitaMix in my sights, and I'm even
more motivated to use it since hearing Victoria Boutenko talk about
green smoothies. I've tried green smoothies and can't say I like them,
but I know they are good for me and will help me on my road to an
all-raw or high-raw diet.
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