Day 9: Feeling hot, hot, hot...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ran 2.5 fast miles today in preparation for my 4 mile race on Saturday in Central Park. Seriously, this will be my first race in 10 years, and my first one raw, so wish me luck! After the run, I had a big smoothie with bananas, kale, peaches and plums, along with e3live. Nothing much new there. For lunch, I went by Quintessence in the East Village and had an awesome raw club sandwich with a salad. I don't know how they make their raw bread, but seriously, I want to sneak into their kitchen and steal the recipe--it's freaking awesome. It doesn't fall apart, and it's probably the one aspect of a raw diet that isn't cutting it for me--I miss my bread and avo!!!

For dinner I made up a zucchini corn soup. Here's the recipe (and yes, it was good!)

2 large zucchini
1/4 cup TO 1/2 Cup cashews dpending on taste
1 cup corn, raw
tablespoon olive oil
1/2 lemon, juice
1/2 cup parsley
sea salt
3 cups water

I didn't have any avo left or I would have added one for more creaminess. Mix it all up in your blendtec (oh, how I love the simplicity of raw soups!!!) I like to add in some ice cubes to the mix so it doesn't get warm. This makes enough for 2 people, and it's great when you want to use up some of those zucchinis in your fridge and aren't in the mood for raw pasta.

I am doing great about not eating past 7:30 or 8 pm. Unfortunately, my weight has remained static since I began the challenge, at about 116-117 lbs. This may just be my ideal weight, so I am not budging from it. I would love to get down to 112, but don't want to watch what I eat (well, except for the obvious) so it may not happen. I do know I have put on a bit of muscle and we all know that muscle weighs more than fat, so that's it. I'll convince myself :)

Hope everyone is doing well. Well, the 1-2 people that read my blog, at least!!!


Amanda said...

so is this like a diet that you are doing or something? I am trying to lose wieght right now after having my two kids, and i could use any suggestions you got! I was just going around looking at blogs when I found yours. It was a bit interesting. Please get back to me.

2 Raw Sisters said...

I've heard that Russell James Nut-Free bread is like bread. I haven't tried making it yet but here is the link:

Have you joined the 100 raw food challenge?


Hillary said...

Hi Danieal: Yes, I've joined that challenge and I am so psyched!! and thank you for the bread link: i will probably make the nut one as I have the almond meal but they both look delicious!!!

amanda: i am blogging about my experience with the raw food lifestyle. Visit or to learn more. I have lost all my baby weight, gotten off my anti-depressant meds, and am racing again!!! I am strong and healthy and so happy!!! I hope you try it and let me know about your experience!

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