Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Raw Food it is!

Anyone who knows me at all know I change my mind about as often as I change my Facebook status *lol*. So Vegan wasn't for me. I don't have the dedication it takes (or the paycheck) to cut all animal products completely out of my life. Food yes, no problem I can do that. But shoes, handbags, face moisturizer and shampoo? So with more research and a bit of poking around the internet I discovered the Raw Food diet. Which..I don't think you can consider it a diet, and maybe that's not the right term. I've heard Raw Food Revolution, Raw Food Enthusiest, Raw Foodie *lol*. I stumbled upon an amazing website Raw Food Rehab and so far I think it's going to be the key to my success. The women I've had the opportunity to speak with so far are wonderful and very inspirational.
I even got a food dehydrator a couple days ago, I can't wait to start putting it to good use! Also, the day I joined I went and bought flax seed, raw brazil nuts, and raw sunflower seeds to get me started.
I talked to John a little about it and how I really want the kids to be on board with it as well. He (seems) up to the challange!

So for breakfast today:
Odwalla Mango Tango Smoothie (don't think it's raw because I think they are pasturized~but I'm still new to this, I'll learn!)

4 Carrots (juiced in my fantastic Omega VRT)
2 Kiwi's (juiced)
1 Apple (juiced)
1/2 Celery Stock (juiced)

I've never EVER juiced a carrot and drank was simply wonderful! I never expected it to be sweet, what a nice treat!

I can't wait to see what I can come up with for dinner:)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Raw Food Diet?


I read something last night that just amazed me. A woman that was given just 2 weeks to live, on her death bed with colon cancer, was sent home with her family to die. Her daughter started feeding her a macrobiotic diet, and she fully recovered. The main reason why I wanted to go Vegan was because of the health benefits. I'm not going to stop using my favorite kinds of makeup, or tell my family and friends to stop hunting, so in trying to find a happy medium, maybe a Raw Food diet is the way to go? I just love fresh fruits and veggies, above pizza, cheeseburgers, and steak. But oh man how I love steak…and chicken lol. And SUSHI! But, trying to find a place I'm comfortable in, looks like I'm going to try this route and see where it leads.

I am just so thankful to have such an open minded man, he's willing to try anything. He went to a Vegan restaurant with me a few weeks ago, he watched a nutrition video last night with me when we went to bed and he even agreed to do yoga with me this morning before I went to work! Which…I admit we didn't do lol but we will! I have the best support I could ask for, how lucky am I?!?!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Good morning!

Rachaell missed the bus today, seams to be a regular thing for her now. I have a meeting with my boss in couple hours and while they always go great, and I'm usually as prepared as I'd like to be I'm always stressed and scrambling to find papers just minutes before. Odwalla Mango Tango and Adderall for breakfast, always a nice combination.

My order from is coming today, being delivered here at work so that'll be fun. I purchased a refurbished Brother CE5000 Project Runway Edition sewing machine for the girls' to learn on and to have an extra when I want to work on projects away from home. I also have 2 sweaters and a jacket coming, all for less than $15 each J

WOOHOO! UPS just delivered them, how funny.

Alright back to work. Then to Rachaell's meds follow up at 10:30, taking an early lunch.

Monday, March 15, 2010

~Fell off the wagon..time to get back on~

I think it's quite possibe that I'm the worst Vegan ever. Just a few days after a shopping trip with Rabecca and John to Food Fight over on Sandy in Portland, I consumed...wait for it..steak. It's been about a week since I threw Veganism to the wind but in my defense, it's been a rough few weeks. My brain's been much from one or both of the girls being sick, basketball practices and games, me getting sick, work, throwing a baby shower for my best friend, and now here I am. Things are slowing down and I think I can hold my head high and say I'm ready to give it another go.

Now, getting off topic, Jen's baby shower went great. Most of our friends were there, there was lots of food and the men were great sports about it being co-ed.
Baby Zoe will be here in less than a month and I'm so excited!