Monday, June 09, 2008

Weight Loss Update and a check in

Sorry for my absence... I've been settling into my new apartment and I love it! It is wonderful. I feel so lucky. I decided to have a Raw dinner tonight.. I've been in a raw mood today with the heat.. I created several raw dishes at work today and whipped up this dinner in 15 minutes. first, I marinated cremini mushrooms in braggs, balsamic, evoo, spices and garlic. While that was marinating, I spiralized a large beet, torn up the been grees and made a super fast cashew cream sauce. I flavored the sauce with garlic, caraway seeds and dill. I wish I had fresh herbs, but the dried worked just fine. Nutritional yeast and black pepper finished the sauce off. Both my son and I loved the meal. I didn't think he would be as into it, but he was!
Dessert was a green smoothie, pina colada flavored. Just coconut extract, baby spinach, frozen pineapple, frozen banana, stevia and flax meal.

Now, onto weight loss.. I weighed in June 1st and I had lost 4 lbs last month.. not too bad, especially considering I lost 12 the month before. I am hoping to really step it up this month because I'm adding more exercise to my life.

I've been sporadically checking in with all of you, but I am pretty behind.

I ordered my dehydrator! I got the apartment sized 4 tray. I am so lucky I work in a restaurant that is also in a healthfood store. I'll be able to buy large bulk organic produce for cost. I'm really excited about my raw challenge!

22 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 4 pound weightloss! That's how much you're normally supposed to lose. =)

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  2. You love your new apartment? Yay! I'm so happy for you, Melody. :)

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  3. Welcome back!! So glad that you're loving your new apartment and made progress with your weight loss efforts - fabulous!!

    Mmm, that green smoothie looks so refreshing - yum!

    I have one of those huge Excalibur dehydrators - it's great!! Takes up a lot of space, but great, haha :0)

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  4. Congratulations on the new place! I've been on a mostly raw week just by default, I think--and it IS too hot to cook! If you're into raw foods you'll love your dehydrator. (I recently sold mine as I just wasn't using it enough and, as VeggieGirl said, it took up a lot of space!).

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  5. Ooooh, I was just looking into buying a dehydrator. Like you, I think I'm going to go for the small model (excalibur). Eating raw feels so natural in the hot weather! Can't wait to read about your challenge :-)

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  6. Anonymous9:34 PM

    I'm glad that you are enjoying your new apt.

    As for the beet dish, I really and sincerely think it probably tasted good, but when I was a kid, my mother used to make us eat those canned purple beets and I couldn't stand them. In fact, I haven't eaten a beet in probably 30 or more years. :))

    Traci Lynn

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  7. Hooray for four fewer pounds! And that smoothie sounds fantastic -- I LOVE anything pina colada!

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  8. Welcome back Melody! Congrats on the new apartment, and being so close to your kids.

    Your dinner looks so good! That cashew sauce over the beet shreds looks divine.

    Enjoy your new dehydrator and fresh produce.

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  9. That raw dish looks incredible! And a green piña colada smoothie for dessert? Sounds perrrfect.

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  10. Your dinner looks beautiful! And congrats on both the weight loss (yippie) and the dehydrator- jealous!

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  11. Your raw dinner looks delicious! What a great way to start off in your new apt. I'm glad you love it! Have fun with your dehydrator. That will be so cool. Congrats on the weight loss. Excellent!

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  12. I'm glad you're moved and happy to be in your new apartment. I'm excited about your raw food challenge as well. I'm still considering a dehydrator. I hope you'll post a picture of yours when it arrives.

    Congratulations on the continued weight loss - you're doing great!

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  13. Congrats on your continued weight loss! The beet noodles with cashew cream looks so tasty.

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  14. Congrats on the weight loss, the new apt, and that lovely looking beet noodle dish. I need to find me a good cashew cream sauce recipe. I think that would make me enjoy raw foods more.

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  15. Congrats on your move--and your weight loss. They say slow n steady is the way to go!

    Your raw food looks raw-some--especially in the middle of this heat wave.

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  16. everything looks so tasty! yay! and congrats on the new apartment & the weight loss, too! superhappyface!

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  17. let's see a pictuuuuuure! :)

    loved your cashew sauce. sounds delish..anything with braggs is phenomenal to me.

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  18. Congratulations on the weight-loss, and it's great to hear that you're settling in to your new place, since moving is STRESSFUL!

    Your smoothie looks like so much fun! I love the bright green hue!

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  19. Congrats on both your new apartment and the weight loss. You're doing great!

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  20. Congrats on your health!! You're doing great with the raw foods. Please let me know how you like the dehydrator! I'm so curious about them but don't know if I should invest in one or not! I'll be looking forward to your posts!

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  21. So glad you're liking the new place!!

    And what a refreshing dinner.. I can't wait for your raw challenge either, just so I can see all the food!

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