Blog: Raw Odyssey
by drpr

Jan. 18, day 18

Twenty pounds down in 18 days- wow!

Date:   1/18/2006 10:45:46 PM   ( 17 y ) ... viewed 1217 times

Running out of food makes you very creative, which can be a good thing. Yesterday I had tried to make a raw Waldorf salad using tahini for the dressing. Although It wasn't too bad, it still had the taste of a desperation meal. I tried again today by making a fruit salad for lunch using apple, mango (the smaller kind I don't like), grapes and some tangerine juice. I grated cinnamon over it. Today's fruit juice "dressing" was much better than yesterday's tahini-based one, but my brain still rebelled because my favorite fruit salads have berries, grapes, watermelon and large, juicy mango, not dry stuff like apples. When I first started eating the salad I was totally disinterested in it, but after two bites my tastebuds totally perked up. It's very strange when my tastebuds enjoy something that my mind rebels against! Maybe that was a sign that my body was benefitting from the the meal. Unfortunately, applea often give me a stomach ache, and that's what I'm suffering from right now.

I weighed myself this morning and discovered I've lost 20 lbs!!! This absolutely amazing to me. I've never lost so much weight in such a short amount of time. Not only that, but I've had none of the guilty feelings I used to have when trying to lose weight in the past. When losing weight in the past, I used to overeat the foods I really liked, and then a few days before weigh-in I would practically starve myself and work out extra hard in order to lose the weight I knew I had regained. The day of weigh-in- and often the day after- I would "treat" myself with fattening foods like hot fudge sundaes or fast food. The most extreme of my binge/starve routine caused me to gain 9 lbs in one week and then lose 9 lbs the following week. I really tortured myself in those days! Although I'm still facing challenges in getting used to a life of raw foods, those challenges don't involve shame, anxiety or depression. It's almost like a dream! Now, today is not my official weigh-in day, so we'll see what the true verdict is on Sunday. But I'm excited!!


TODAYS MEALS

 

BREAKFAST

Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini (Living Tree), 2 tbsp

Flax Seed Crisps, RAW, Mauk Family Farms, 0.75 oz

 

LUNCH

Apples, fresh, 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)

Grapes, 1 cup, seedless

Mangos, 1 fruit without refuse

Tangerine Juice, 4 fl oz

 

DINNER

Taboule Salad, 2 tbsp

Flax Seed Crisps, RAW, Mauk Family Farms, 0.5 oz

Avocados, California (Haas), 0.33 fruit without skin and seeds

Baba Roasted Garlic Hummus, 5 tbsp

 

SNACK

Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini 1.5 tbsp

Flax Seed Crisps, .75 oz

Pine nuts 1 TBSP

Banana, 1 large


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