So I’m now 241 lbs. I may post before & after pics soon, or I might just do it at the 30 days milestone? My face looks way thinner already and I feel much lighter in general. And that’s with virtually NO…
So far. I am feeling the urge to get back to Bikram yoga.
When I do my quick little bike commute to the restaurant where I tend bar, I remember how amazing it was when I used to go on long mountain bike rides on the Central Coast of California or take a spring Sunday to ride from Brooklyn into the city and lazily circumnavigate Manhattan (the reward was always a stop @ the Whole Food’s at Columbus Circle for picnic supplies to be gorged on in Central Park followed closely by a nap on the grass).
I still battle with intermittent yet powerful cooked food cravings. Last night I was dying every time I took a pizza or garlic bread to a customer…
But you know what? I feel tremendous. And how crazy is it to lose so much weight, so healthily, and so fast? Thirteen pounds in just two weeks!?!
THIS IS NOT A DIET:
I really need to drive home an important point for anyone reading this wondering if they are capable of going raw–I AM NOT STARVING MYSELF. I AM NOT EVEN DIETING. Seriously. I eat as much and as often as I want.
Eating raw is qualitative not quantitative. That’s a funny expression I coined so that I would sound like I really know what I’m talking about. It just means that eating and thinking this way (raw), has ZIP to do with dieting. Zero calorie watching. Zero hesitation if you want seconds or thirds. Your free to focus instead only on what you are eating.
FREE TO THINK & CREATE:
And you know what? After the initial misery while cleansing (for me it was terrible headaches and anger), and after the evangelical weird high most new raw-fooders go through where they get sorta preachy & annoying (while still being extremely lovable by virtue of their infectious radiant charisma) , you are all freed-up to think and plan and enjoy exploring areas of life other than food.
For me that’s been learning what a blog (noun) is, and how to blog (verb).
I also dug up the grave that some screenplays I started but never finished were buried in. I had to re-introduce myself to a dormant creative ghost who shared in secret with me (don’t worry ghosts don’t read blogs, they read blaaahhhgggs) that it still wants to be fueled by alcohol and occasional cocaine parties.
But that would be a different kind of blog…
What I ate so far today:
- Watermelon Juice from Nature’s Cafe (they are on Twitter now!)
- “Sweet Livin’ Walnuts” from Aimee’s…also bought these at Nature’s Cafe. Sweet & salty…sorta like almond praline meets cinnamon toast crunch cereal? For me the Stevia leaves an aftertaste…that’s my one complaint..I really prefer raw honey as a sweetener.
- Big Salad w/ avocado, sprouts, tomato, kalamatas, olive oil, lemon juice…
- My first self-prepared “gourmet” raw meal: I made cashew “mayonnaise” in the blender, bought a surprisingly good raw dehydrated rye “bread”, and topped it with a thick layer of the mayo, olives, and half an avo, so that I had this ridiculously flavorful open faced sandwich that had deli overtures.