Archive for September 27th, 2009

Positive Feedback

As we were driving south on I-95 for the Airport, I asked Mike to get my container filled with Carrot and Beet Juice. I thought I’d drink my mid-morning juice on the way to drop Mike off at the Airport to celebrate the Jewish Holiday Yam Kippur in Maryland with his Rabbi.

Drinking my juice, Mike made a comment about how my body was getting smaller. He said, he noticed the weight loss especially in my legs and but. Then he asked how much weight I lost so far? I told him about 7-10lbs and he was very impressed with this and continued to ask, how many calories are you eating a day. I said, I really don’t know because I’m eating all fruits, vegetables and grains. He continued to say, your body probably isn’t going to burn anymore fat. I chimed in and said, I think you may be right, because I haven’t moved from this weight for a while. I believe I’m going to have to start working out to build muscle and burn more fat.

This conversation was very encouraging and pleasant between us, given the converstations or statements he’s made in the days prior about my Raw to Lose 40 eating plan. It was kind of like a shot in the arm to continue and prosper with!

After we said our goodbyes, I figured since I was in Orlando I’d have a Barbara day. I made my way out of the airport back to the Outlet Mall we passed. I made sure to drink my Barley Max with water before I got out, because lunch time was close by.

Overtaken with hunger pains, I decided to wrap up the shopping and go sit down at an area restaurant to order a salad. As I was driving away from the Outlet Mall, I realized there was a Whole Foods Market nearby. So my plans changed for something a little less formal. Plus I needed some supplies I ran out of and some others I was meaning to get.

I roamed around the market looking for the Salad Bar and found it of course, in the refrigerator section. As if the place wasn’t cold enough!!! I loaded up my plate with some greens, then I went over to the Specialty Bar and sampled this Cabbage, Oil & Vinigar Salad. Then on the other side I eyed a Lentle Mix and a Basmatti with Sun Dried Tomatoe Mix. I made sure to pick foods that were as raw a possible. An easy task, because all the ingredients were posted on the glass partition above the food.

This was a great idea, because it’s both convenient and a smart food alnernative for me. I only wish there was a Whole Foods Market closer to home. Even though it’s a whole foods market, there is meat, fish and dairy products sold on sight. So you really have to stay on track and pick and choose wisely.

I’m really enjoying this new way of eating on my Raw to Lose 40 plan. And the encouragement I got earlier today, really made my day!

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On the Road Blues

As we were driving up north to Jacksonville, I drank my mid-morning Carrot Juice. While I was drinking the juice, Mike started telling me, “you know drinking to much juice causes problems.” I just nodded my head and thought right! That’s really a problem. It just seems, ever since I’ve been on this “Raw to Lose 40”, he’s had some extra negative comments to say about what I’m doing and the weight that I’m losing.

Which leads to my Barley Max. I needed a bottled water and I told Mike before we made it to Jacksonville and then again before we got to the Town Center Mall. And he was just acting as if it was such an inconvenience to stop and get a bottled water so I can mix the Barley Max with. Once I got the bottle water, after I told him to stop at the nearest gas station to get gas, he asked why do you take that and what does it do?? It wasn’t like he had genuine interest, it sounded as if he was just disgusted that I drink that green powder mix.

It just gets to be a little frustrating, that the person who you think wants the best for you, doesn’t even show any support for what you’re doing. At least that’s how I feel when he talks like that and has that attitude.

So eventually we made it to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch… I enjoyed my Chicken Cashew Salad without the Chicken and some Hummus and Salsa. It was great! Unfortunately though, Mikes meal wasn’t so good. He ordered the Crab Cakes thinking they were made with Lump Crab Meat. They weren’t, so he sent them back after speaking with the manager. Through it all, I ate my salad and was happy. On the way home I drank my mid-afternoon Celery, Carrot, Cabbage, and Spinach Juice. It wasn’t so good!!! But I put it down and had my Barley Max, but I don’t really feel hungry. I might just snack on Flaxseed and Almonds and Nectarines we got at Costco.

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