Monday, November 30, 2009

16 Weeks Results

At the end of 16 weeks I released 22 lbs. I also stopped my diabetes medication. I start 16 weeks part II on Dec 1st.

Today was juice and smoothies:
BR: banana smoothie
LN: grapefruit/orange/apple juice
DN: Romaine/spinach/carrot/beet juice - slightly sweet and refreshing. Rick hated it. He likes fruit!

See ya!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Week 13

I just finished week 13. I'm still down 15 pounds and have stayed on the raw track. There have been times I strayed, but all-in-all I'm doing good. The rest of the family chose not to continue the journey which is fine.

I'm trying to get off my diabetes medication (metformin) by comsuming a low fat raw vegan diet. I've been 100% raw today. Yesterday I was almost all raw. I had 4 pretzels at bedtime. I'm not gonna beat myself up over that. Heh.

I'm doing smoothies mostly. I'm saving for a vita-mix so I can have some great soups!

Oh! I started running a couple weeks ago. I'm up to 1/2 mile at a time. Wicked cool!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Week 6 - Down 15 Lbs

I've lost 13 pounds in 17 days (15 total)! It's been really amazing with raw foods and this week I'm going to try a new recipe from Rawvolution.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Ok so it's two days early. Heh. We made a raw melon cake and I made raw banana-strawberry parfaits with sunflower seed pudding which everyone liked except Tasha. ;-)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Matt Monarch & Angela Stokes

Rick and I went to Tulsa to see raw foodists Matt Monarch & Angela Stokes. It was a fun night.
We got to try dehydrated mulberries & cheese flavored kale chips. Good stuff! Rick liked them! Rick bought me the Rawvolution cookbook for my birthday! :-)

Speaking of yumminess here is my lastest...taco salad. Walnuts w/ cumin & coriander, guacamole and pico de gallo. Awesome!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Week 5 - May 20, 2009

I'm down to 179! That's 11 pounds total! Looking at the timeline it seems like I lost 11 pounds over 5 weeks, but that isn't really the case. I gained back up to 188 as of May 11th (which is when I started high raw). I lost 9 pounds in 9 days! Whoo Hoo!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fresh Juicy Sunday

Wow....ok so there is nothing quite like fresh juice in the sunshine on a Sunday morning! This was just amazing. Apples, carrots and strawberries in the juicer and breakfast is served! So YUM! Isn't it gorgeous?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Week 5 Begins in 4 days.

It's been awhile. I've been dealing with my arm cut and my knee from the fall a couple weeks ago. It's now Day 26. For me the raw food thing is amazing! It's been 6 days that I've eaten mostly raw. I've lost 9 lbs but that's not the best thing. The best thing is I'm not feeling sick anymore from my stomach paralysis. No bloating, no pain, no constipation. (TMI, sorry).

It's so fun how exciting every little thing is. Every new discovery, every new recipe, every new fruit or veggie I try. YUM!!

The family is being great and they are still doing there own thing. We'll have a weigh day on Wednesday. Bye!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Starting High Raw

I'm starting to eat more raw food. Actually today is totally raw. Here's my spaghetti with marinara sauce for dinner. The slicer for the zuchinni is $1.00 from the Asian market. I processed the carrots with an "s" blade and used the same to process the marinara. The parmesean "cheese" is raw walnuts and italian seasoning blended in a coffee grinder. Really yummy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hair Cut

I got a new hair cut!

Still cute at almost 46 years old!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fruit Salad

It's still raining and no inside exercise today. I cut my wrist yesterday at work and it's about 3" and 18 stitches. Owie. Here's tonight's dinner:

Fruit Salad

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Just bananas, blueberries and water. Yummy!!

Rick likes dry-fried potatoes. Add black beans, corn & salsa for tacos!

We all love our fruit!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Week 2 --- 4/27/09

As we begin week 2 these are the current stats:

Rick down 3 to 202

Gwen down 5.5 to 184.5

Heather down 1.5 to 186.5

Tasha down 3.0 to 122

There was lots of rain and crazy work schedules so the exercise was down. Gwen walked 1.5 miles week 1. Six miles is the target for week 2. There are 4 days left in this week.

There are some health issues to address that we would like to control through diet vs medications:

Cushing's Syndrome
High choloesterol & trigs

High blood pressure
High choloesterol & trigs



Begin: April 22, 2009

4/22/09 - 8/12/09

Here we are starting our 16 week journey to better health! We are limiting processed foods, adding more fruits and veggies, and exercising 30 minutes a day minimum. Walking and skating are the current choices.

205 lbs...................................190 lbs

5'3"...................................... 5'5"
125 lbs................................. 188 lbs