Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 60-and Beyond

The finish line! I DID IT! Sixty days of a raw juice fast...YES! I have lost forty-six pounds, I feel GREAT and now I am living the raw vegan lifestyle!
My very first meal (truly a break-fast) was watermelon.-just a tiny bit, I got full really fast.
For lunch I had Romaine lettuce boats filled with cucumber slices, avocado slices, and my own homemade mango salsa. YUM!
Then for dinner, my Sweetie took me to Quintessence to celebrate. Quintessence is a raw vegan restaurant in the East Village here in NYC. WOW!! Deliciousness!!! To start, we ordered chips and dips (raw flax crackers and raw corn chips-wonderful- served with a yummy guacamole and an amazing tomato salsa that had the perfect amount of kick to it.)  Then we shared a seaweed salad-so good! I ordered the zucchini noodles with an olive mushroom sauce and my Honey ordered  the Indian platter. Both were scrumptious. We shared everything and finished off splitting a piece of raw pecan pie that blew our socks off! 
However, I may have overdone it a bit. I am feeling a bit under the weather from all that rich deliciousness today. Nevertheless, I am very glad for the experience! Today will be all light fare--and yes, all raw vegan!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 50

It's day FIFTY and I'm still in this thing for the long haul. As of this morning, I have lost 39.5 pounds. I still have plenty of energy to get through my day-which includes at least 30 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of weight training.
Traveling to NH over the holiday weekend was a bit challenging, but I made it through with flying colors. Packing and unpacking my Breville juicer and shopping for vegetables...well, lets just say that I did a little bit of water fasting rather than juice fasting over the weekend -just for convenience sake.
I will eat a mostly raw vegan diet after the fast and I have already begun to build my raw kitchen with a few small purchases of a spiraler and a mandolin. My next big purchase will be a Vitamix and then a little later I will purchase a dehydrator. I've also started to purchase a few small raw goodies at the market whenever I go to get my juicing veggies-just so it's not a whopping bill when I start eating again.
I've purchased some chia seeds, namo shoya, and some nutritional yeast (I know this is not a raw food.)
My next small purchases will be some Raw coconut oil and some raw cacao. Then a bag or so of different kinds of raw nuts whenever I'm shopping.
So what will I eat for my first few meals after 60 days of juice only?
Here are some options:
Day one: a green smoothie in the morning, guacamole with crudites for lunch and maybe a banana at night.
Day Two: juice in the morning, kale salad for lunch, and an avocado at night.
Day three: watermelon in the morning, zucchini pasta with cashew Alfredo sauce for lunch, a green smoothie at night.
Anyway, it all sounds delicious to me and I am really starting to think about eating again as the days wind down...