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Very thrilled to report that I've lost 8.5 pounds my first week raw! There's nothing like a good start to help confirm that you've made the right choice for weight loss and health... it encourages me a lot. I know a lot of the weight lost this week is probably due to cleaning out my system, but I'm hoping for a 1-2 lb. weight loss per week after this initial drop. I think the diet high in green smoothies agrees with me! :)
Starting weight on 3 March 2012: 248
Week 1: 239.5 (-8.5 lbs.)
Total weight lost: -8.5 lbs.
Equally as exciting is the fact that my older son loves my kale coleslaw and has been eating that with me, and even more exciting is the fact that my non-verbal son who has autism is using his communication device to request green smoothies! He drinks them faster than I do... it's amazing how much he loves them, and I don't make them super sweet either. I think his body instinctively is craving greens, so he literally drinks half the Vitamix blender container... really awesome!
My dear husband is building me four new raised garden beds today so that I can expand my veggie garden. I want to take greater control over what my family and I eat and not be held hostage by the rising grocery store prices. My seeds are all starting to come up and I am looking forward to transplanting them as soon as they get to a healthy size. I hope to soon enjoy the first of my kale, collards and chicory; I already have broccoli rabe coming up that self-sowed from last year. I will start tomato, eggplant, and peppers soon. The beautiful spring weather here in Northern California right now always turns my heart to gardening and the hope of a bountiful garden!
I haven't kept up with my food log the last couple of days due to being busy with my son, but it's been all raw except for my older son's birthday dinner at a restaurant last night... back to all raw today! It will be a little challenging, as I need to bake a birthday cake and a cooked pasta dinner for my son and his friends, but I am feeling strong. It's just not worth it to eat that stuff when I can feel so good on raw foods!
Hope you all have an amazing day... I'm out to work in the garden! :)