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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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Left LA with a snuffed up nose, headache and overall not feeling well.! Luckily, Mike drove out and we had pretty good weather,until Arizona. Before we even got out of California, we hit McDonald’s and I had a Southwestern Salad with out the Chicken and the Creamy Dressing. It was so windy and cold… a sign of temperatures and conditions to come.

As we continued West on I-40 in Arizona the temperatures got down into the single digits. Just outside of Kingman, Arizona we hit traffic. For at least 3 hours we sat in stop and go traffic. As if the dipping temperatures weren’t enough, the whole time we sat and inched my urge to go the bathroom built. Until we got to the Seligman exit where we stopped to gas up, use the bathroom, and figure out our course of action.

We decided to go back to Kingman, because as far as the eye could see, there were red lights lined up on eastbound interstate 40. Waiting in that was not going to be how we wanted to spend the night. So we got into Kingman and found the Walmart, where I got another Green Salad to munch on and we were off to the hotel room… until tomorrow!

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Woke up with a stuffed up nose and fealing lathargic…. spent the whole day in house taking vitamin c and sleeping.
It wasn’t such a bad thing though, the weather in California was overcast.
After some lunch of Homemade Noodle Soup I felt better… but dinner is another story.

I made a Green Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Small Cucumbers, Tomatoes and some Orange Bell Peppers Mike got from the .99 cent store. I also ate some left over Vegetable Stew.. and I’m not feeling too good. I hope the Peppers weren’t bad!!!!

Tomorrow we push off for our journey back to the east coast… so I hope my tummy gets better!!!!

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So far so good, we got in around 8:30pm Pacific Time Monday night and ate Salad, Rice, and Okra with Eggplants. I really wasn’t hungry, but I didn’t want to offend Mike’s mother who made the lovely meal for us earlier. It was delicious as always and very similar to my Raw Eating Plan.

Thankfully, Persian food is fruit & vegetable based. Most of the meals made in the culture are stew type meals made with or without some meats. Regardless of what you eat, there’s always white rice on the side.

But here, I will have to really work hard to stay strong and on track, because already, I’m getting the business about not eating meat. I explained to Mike’s mother that I’m eating only Raw Foods, Vegetables and no meat or meat products. She proclaims, you have to eat meat. If you don’t eat meat you get sick…. some of the same thinking and opinion I endured with my girlfriend Kristie. And then, it seemed everyone was against me, because Mike ganged up on me then. But so far, he seems to be sticking up for me and preaching my praises..

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Encore/Wynn Pool

A Walk By the Pool In Vegas

When we arrived in Vegas, I was so tired and hungry we decided to stay in the hotel to watch Desperate Housewives and order room service. I ordered a Veggie Sandwich and a Fruit Plate, but before the food came we snacked on a Veggie Tray I got in Grand Junction, Colorado. I managed to take my Barley Max and drink some Carrot Juice throughout the day. I felt good and felt I was on the way to heathy eating again.

No sooner did the Housewives end, I was sleeping!!!
The next morning, Mike wanted breakfast, so we ate at one of the hotel restaurants.

It was 60 degrees and sunny outside, so we sat outside at the pool. I ordered some Oatmeal with Raisins and a Bran Muffin. I was so excited the hotel had on the menu fresh Carrot Juice… so I ordered so!
Then after some shopping and walking around our Hotel(Encore Hotel), we had some lunch. Both of us ordered Salads and we shared a Veggie Flatbread Pizza. It seems I take one step forward and take two steps back!!! On to Los Angeles,California.

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