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It’s been a while since I’ve logged in and made a post about my eating Raw To Lose 40. As you all can guess… I didn’t really hit my goal of 144lbs. I really disappointed in myself, but I have to go on and continue to try and meet my goals.

So, in an effort to do so I have continued to work out at Pilates Classes across the country. Mike and I hit the road on June 5th heading west to visit family and friends. On the road, I managed to still do my Barley Max 3x a day. In addition to that, I did make a resolution to continue eating fresh, raw foods in my diet. For the most part, that has been the case, but  I have also cheated with fried foods, fish, and sweets!!!! But overall, I did make a hit with family who I haven’t seen since last year. They were all amazed at how much weight I had lost, because honestly, since I’ve seen them I had lost 40lbs. But there are still about 15 to 20lbs to go.

In California, Mike and I traveled to Santa Barbara to recreate my birthday lunch. And here’s the picture….. I look great!!! From last year to this year. There’s a difference in weight

1 Year Later - Santa Barbara Birthday Lunch

1 Year Later - Santa Barbara Birthday Lunch

Santa Barbara - Birthday Lunch '09

Santa Barbara - Birthday Lunch '09

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We both got up bright and early to make it to the 8:4am Service at the National Cathedral. We managed to take our Breakfast of 1tsp. Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.

During the service we noticed a woman hobbling into the service from the side entrance. She had a cane that she walked with and I also noticed,  she didn’t stand with the rest of us and had a bit of shake as she sat during the service.  I wasn’t sure what she had, but I knew there was a medical condition causing her to shake like that.

After I came back from taking the Eucarist I had to pass by her and I noticed she was crying. I asked her if she was O.K. and if there was anything I can do for her? She thanked me and told me she was alright.

But after the service, she seemed like she was in more pain and was crying more. So another person decided to get some help for her, while me and my girlfriend sat with her while they got her in a wheelchair to take her to the hospital. I found out while we were waiting with her that she has M.S. and that her name is Rachel. She also told me it was hell getting older and I asked her how old she was? She told me she was in her 40’s…. and I thought to myself, she’s not much older than I’m going to turn next month.

After everyone came and wisked her away I thought, could a vegan diet and drinking the Barley Max and Juicing help Rachel???? I guess I’ll never know the answer to that.

I found a Robeks Fruit Smoothie place to get a fresh Vegetable Juice after the service because I didn’t make anything before we left the house. And I remembered the Robeks has fresh juices on the menu. So I ordered an 12oz Carrot, Celery, Spinach Juice and was so happy to be able to get that out at a food place.

Then 30 minutes before lunch we took 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water and headed to Shamshuri Persian Restaurant. My girlfriend’s had Persian Food before and I knew she wasn’t going to eat a Beef Kabob, so I ordered the Salmon and Lima Bean Rice. We both split the meal, which was more than enough for the both of us. While we were waiting for the food though, I did order a Regular Tea and snacked on the White Flat Bread with Butter.

To help walk off some of the bad food we ate… we headed over to the Leesburg Outlet Mall to do some more shopping!!!

Unfortunately, the afternoon got away from us and we didn’t take our Mid Afternoon Juice or Barley Max. We did stop off at the Panera Bread near the Airport and had our final meal together of Half Greek Salad and Half Veggie Sandwich on Tomato Basil Bread. We said our goodbyes and Mike & I headed home for the Sunday Night T.V. Schedule of; Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters.

During the show, Mie and I polished off the rest of the Vanilla Lemon Whoopie Pie Cakes.

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This morning I was so excited because I actually had a chance to go to Pilates at 7am. Before hand, I made it a point to wake up early and make another Fruit Smoothie. I did so, because  I actually promised Mikes son I would make him Fruit Smoothies for breakfast every morning before school, and today it started!!!!

The bonus in this cenario, I had enough left over for a glass for myself. So, for Breakfast I drank my 1tsp Barley Max Powder with 3-8oz glass Distilled Water and went off to my Pilates class, Fruit Smoothie in tow.

Monday Menu Fruit Smoothie

Monday Menu Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:

Handful of Grapes

1/4Banana

1/4Apple

1Cup Pineapple

1Cup Watermelon

1tsp Lime Juice

2Tbls Agave Nectar

2Cups Ice

Directions: Add all ingredients in order into Vita Mix. Turn power on and move speed slowly to 10 and switch to variable II and blend until your desired consistancy. 

That was a nice cool drink after my Pilates Workout!!!!

Now I’m enjoying my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice.

In between my Juice and Smoothie, I’ve been snacking on these Garden Herb Triscuits.

Monday Menu Garden Herb Triscuit

Monday Menu Garden Herb Triscuit

Ingredients:

Whole Grain Soft White Winter Wheat

Soybean Oil,

Onion Powder

Salt

Cornstarch

Dehydrated Carrot

Parsley

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

Garlic Powder

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It was a great start to the day… I got up for an early morning Pilates Class here in Potomac, MD. I love the reformer Pilates Classes here!!!! It makes me feel good!!

Breakfast: 1Tsp  Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water

Then I came home and made my Mid Morning  8oz Juice of Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Juice.

HINT: Celery juice contains organic sodium combined with many minerals the body requires.  

For lunch, I mixed the Barley Max with water and had that 30 minutes before I splurged on 2 pears… that’s what the 14 day eating plan called for on Day 2.

Tuesday Lunch Pears As the day progressed, Mike and I went out and did some errands. Before we left though, I made Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of  Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Juice for the road… While we were out and about, we realized it was 4pm in the afternoon already. I was starting the get a little hungry and Mike wanted to stop and have a cocktail somewhere local and low key.  

So we stopped off at Wildfire Restaurant in Tysons Corner Mall… where I had a glass of Pinot Grigio and we ordered a Greek Salad with no Cheese. We ended up having a couple of spoonfuls of the salad and then left for home.

For Dinner: I was still a little hungry and wanted to get back on track with the eating, so I mixed my Barley Max and had my drink and proceeded to make Zucchini Salad and Bake a Sweet Potato.

I preheated the oven to 40 degrees and put the Sweet Potatoes in for 4 minutes. And I ate it with some seasonings, or a sweet potato is also great plain!.

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad:

Ingredients:

1 Medium Zucchini

2 Sprigs Parsley

1Carrot

2Green Onions

3Stalks Celery

1/2Red Pepper

2 Tomatoes

2Radishes

Dressing: 2Tbls. Olive Oil

2Tbls White Wine Vinegar

Paprika

Cumin

Celtic Salt

Dried Onions

Directions: Quarter Zucchini lengthwise and slice thinly, chop parsley, grate carrot, thinly slice green onions and tops, dice celery, chop red pepper, cut tomatoes into wedges, finely chop radishes, combine all ingredients and stir gently. Top with dressing and serve with leaf lettuce or on the side alone.

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Today, I’m embarking on the second stint of the 14 Day Eating Plan. Simply put, this Hallelujah Acres Diet is raw fruits for lunch and raw vegetables for dinner. The vegetables and fruits are cleaned or peeled and eaten whole, without much preperation, with Barley max and sometimes carrot juice before each meal.

I am also including my regular Pilates workouts which I’ll be doing 4 days a week and then incorporate walking, weights on my own.

Well successfully, I started the day by making my Juice with Carrots, Cucumber and Celery.

The menu calls for:

Breakfast: 1Tsp of  Barley Max Powder mixed into 4-8oz glass of distilled water.

Barley Max

Barley Max

Mid Morning: 8oz Carrot Juice

30 Minutes before lunch 1tsp of Barley Max Powder & Water

Lunch: Apples until satisfied

Mid Afternoon: 8oz Carrot, Celery Juice

30 Minutes before Dinner 1tsp of Barley Max Powder & Water

Dinner: Hallelujah Acres Vegetable & Salad Gazpacho Soup

I made it to lunch with no problems… and remembered I have to take a spoonful of Barley Max 30 minutes before my lunch of Apples(as much as I can eat!)

And that’s what I did.. I sat down about an hour after I took the Barley Max and had two Apples for lunch. I have to say, I am feeling the mid afternoon hunger pains!!!!! I’m thinking about dinner and what is on tap for the menu. A Vegetable Salad and Raw Gazpacho Soup!

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This morning I got up and looked outside the window and saw the rain… thought there go my walking plans. All day today, the forescast says it’s supposed to rain.  So I will have to figure out something else for a workout.!!!

But until then, I made my Juice in my VitaMix Juicer.:

Carrot Juice:

Ingredients:

 4 Carrots

 4 Celery

2 Handfulls of Spinach

1 Apple 

Directions:

Cleaned and Chopped up Vegetables, add water and ice. Turn on VitaMix on Variable 1 and turn up speed to 10 and mix for 1minute or until desired consistancy.

Barley Max Mix

Barley Max Mix

Then I went ahead and pulled the Barley Max container out of the cupboard and mixed a glass of water with 1 spoonful of the powder.

What Is Barley Max??

BarleyMax is a barley juice product, which is grown from specially selected seeds on fields that are certified organic in a pristine area of the USA.

Alfalfa juice is blended with the barley juice to optimize the nutritional values and achieve the highest macro and trace mineral content possible.

WHY  CHOOSE BARLEY MAX?

BarleyMax has a balanced and richer amount of macro minerals and trace minerals. Higher mineral content gives more cofactors for higher enzyme activity and building blocks for the living cells, tissues and organs of the body.

Vitamin Content – Tests and research indicate higher vitamin content in BarleyMax. This may be due to growing conditions, but also to lower heat and oxygen exposure during processing.

Antioxidant Capacity – Green drink powders are a rich source of antioxidants. In a measure of total antioxidant capacity, this product is the leading green drink juice powder. Levels of beta-carotene are highly dependent on storage time and light exposure.

Looks Fresh – BarleyMax is green. When mixed BarleyMax has a deep, rich green color. Even if it sits on the counter for a while, it does not separate. This indicates true solubility. It mixes easily and stays mixed.

No Maltodextrin – Though we have believed for years that maltodextrin preserves the sensitive nutrients from damage, our recent laboratory tests indicate that this product, over a year old, without maltodextrin, still has most of the enzymatic activity remaining. This is also good news for those who believe they are sensitive to Maltodextrin.

No Brown Rice and Kelp – BarleyMax is a pure juice product whose mineral and micro mineral values are as good if not better without the use of these additional ingredients. No MLM – What more can you say? This is just a straight purchase. You get what you pay for. You will actually get a better product, more servings, and a lower price. It’s simply a great deal.

Tastes Fresh – BarleyMax tastes fresh. The flavor is full of vitality and has an aroma of freshly squeezed juice. If you put BarleyMax juice, beside the freshly squeezed juice, you will have a difficult time telling the juices apart.

BarleyMax Nutritional Content Trace Minerals:

BarleyMax contains 100% organically grown barley juice concentrate and a small amount of enzyme-rich and nutrient-dense alfalfa. Alfalfa plants have roots that reach deep into the earth, drawing out precious trace minerals that are not found in other grasses. Enzymes are the life force of raw foods.

As we age our body’s ability to produce enzymes weakens resulting in poor digestion and elimination leading to acute health issues and chronic illness. We can conserve our enzyme potential by utilizing raw foods rich in enzymes.

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I made a promise to myself, that I would eat only good raw foods. It’s been like a roller coaster ride since September 1st, 2009 when I initially made the decision. And looking at the calendar, it’s nearing my June 2nd goal date and I’m not losing anymore weight, in fact I’ve gained.

So, now it’s down to the wire to curb my spontaneous and bad eating style. Being back in Florida, I’ve been monitoring what and how much I’m eating.  My juicing is a staple two times a day and I’ve been taking my Barley Max once a day. I’m actually thinking of beefing that up to two times a day.

Since Tuesday, I’ve eaten Minestrone Soup and Salad at Olive Garden for lunch and then I made a Layered Vegetable Salad for dinner.  Wednesday I had lunch with Mike and his daughter at a pizza shop and of course I had Pizza with a twist. I asked for two slices of pizza with Onion, Broccoli, Mushrooms and NO CHEESE with a Greek Salad with NO CHEESE. s at Carrabba’s Restaurant where I had an Insalata Furilluci Salad with Grilled Eggplant, Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Olives with an Oil and Vinegar Dressing. I also ordered Rigatoni Martino with no meat and cheese (Mike and I shared that!).

Carrabba's Green Salad

Carrabba's Green Salad

Dinner wa

Layered Vegetable Salad

Layered Vegetable Salad

Thursday I ate the left over Layered Vegetable Salad for lunch and then it was back to another Carrabba’s Restaurant where I had the Insalata Furilluci for dinner and we ordered Bruchetta for appetizers. 

Bruchetta

Bruchetta

I have to admit, I did indulge with four pieces of bread and both evenings I had a small carafe of wine.:(

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