Friday, June 6, 2008

Day 11
(Updated throughout the day)

Woooo Hoooo!!! Finally, I am starting to see the scale move! Apparently, I was eating too much before. Who knew? :)
I felt soooo great when I got up this morning and I just KNEW I would see a difference on the scale. Adding to my euphoria after seeing a loss, as my hubby was walking out the door this morning, he said "you are getting really skinny, hon!". Well, skinny might be a stretch, but it made me really excited that he could see a difference.
It is amazing how I can go from feeling so low to having a mountain top experience in just a few days. This couldn't come at a better time, either because I will be a lot more motivated to do well at the beach...I don't want to come home and find that I let all my hard work go down the drain.

Starting Weight: 159

Current Weight: 156.5!!!!!!!!!

Today's Exercise:

Today I ate:
-24 oz. Smoothie: strawberry, banana, spinach, water, honey, ice (214 calories, 1 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 4 WW pts)
-1 serving of Cheez-its (160 calories, 8 grams fat, 4 grams of protein, 4 WW pts)
-2 cups blueberries (162 calories, 1 gram of fat, 2 grams of protein, 2 WW pts)
-Marshmallows (280 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, 6 WW pts)
-3 cups of salad (leeks, lettuce, carrots, broccoli, spinach, sunflower seeds) with raw dressing (apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil) (250 calories, 20 grams fat, 6 grams of protein, 2 WW points)
-French bread dipped in olive oil, fresh ground pepper, and sea salt (725 calories, 32 grams of fat, 21 grams of protein, 12 WW points)

Oh, hey, it has been about an hour since my last's about that time isn't it? :) This is only a partial confession because, even though it is about as far from raw as one can get, the french bread, dipped in olive oil w/ sea salt and fresh ground pepper was absolutely delicious and I enjoyed every crumb. It doesn't help that during this 30 day raw food challenge (it is beginning to be hard to say that with a straight face, considering I haven't even actually made it one full day on raw) I am reading the Italian section of Eat. Pray. Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Reading about Gilbert eating her way through Italy brings back vivid memories of the amazing foods that I enjoyed during my (all too short) four days there, back in 1999. I LOVE the culture of Italy. The language, the passion, the incredible foods. I love the sense of community.

I really need to find some yummy raw recipes that don't require crazy ingredients. Right now, I pretty much just have fruits and veggies at my house. I want to make some kind of fudge balls or something b/c there are times, like today, that I just want something more SOLID. Like bread. Or chocolate. Or bread and chocolate.
I have had 30 WW points (for my weight, I should have 22 a day, plus the 35 flex points a week) today. I have had 1950 calories and only about 45-50% of the food I have eaten today has been raw. Not great.


Melissa said...

That is fantastic progress!!!!!!

laurel said...

Thanks!!! I am so excited to finally start to see some results!! I am much more motivated! Thank you for the encouragement. It really, really helps.

carter0531 said...

Would you consider posting your total caloric intake on days that you calculate it? When you gave yours one day earlier this week along with what you ate that day, it was very eye opening! It sounds like keeping up with that it really helping! 2.5 lost is a great start!

laurel said...

Sure! Today I will post how many calories I consumed, as well as the points equivalent. Plugging all this in, while time consuming, has been very eye opening to me as well. I didn't realize I was eating so many calories.

katrina said...

I am so thrilled for you! Yeah!!!

Melissa said...

About your observations - Are you finding that it is difficult to find ingredients here in order to make a good variety of raw foods?

When I first cut out milk way back when I basically lost a lot of weight because I was not eating - there were no alternatives here.

laurel said...

Yes, that is exactly the problem. I have been wanting to make raw chocolate fudge, raw cookies, etc. But almost all the recipes I find call for coconut butter or coconut oil, cacao nibs, etc. Hard to find (if possible at all) and really expensive. Even raw nuts is hard to find. Is seems most have been roasted or cooked in some way. I am not willing to make the investment, at least for now, to order them online.