Skip to main content

Another 75% raw week, raw cookbook in tow.

So, the last time we tried our 75% raw week it was about 50%, Joey was off work for vaca and it was our anniv and I was having fun cooking, so, meh. :(

Before we get into that though, just want to provide these links:
and <here> is my blog post on the subject.

Now back to your regularly scheduled blog posting...

But, this week we've decided to do it again. We both need a jumpstart to our weight loss. I only lost 1 lb last week, which is fine, it's not a gain, but it's not on target either.

I know some of it is my stomach issues. (Was recently diagnosed with ibs-c, the doc thinks the gluten intolerance was masking it.) I know the raw will help with my stomach as well.

I think I need to be a bit more structured to keep me on track with the raw thing, I may be posting a daily raw journey on here for what I plan to eat to keep me on track. I know it helps.  I also got this raw uncookbook. There seems to be way too much fat in it, even if it's 'healthy' fat (from nuts and oils.) To eat this stuff when I'm NOT doing raw. But when I do mostly raw, I dont' get much fat or protein so I think on the raw weeks it will be fine, that and I'm going to cut the oils and nuts in half anyhow. Her servings are large, so instead of cooking the 4 the recipe is for, I'll cook 1 and split it between Joey and I.

 Last night I made this baja cheeze nut meat taco from the book:
It was pretty good. I give it 3.5 stars, the 'cheeze' was just 'okay' but the nut meat filling and salsa were fabulous. I'd like ot try it with a different type of 'shell' like green leaf as opposed to cabbage, though the cabbage was pretty good. :)

We each had two (which was more like one serving between us both). I didn't think it would be very filling, it doesn't look like much, but it seems to be just the right ratio of macronutrients. (carb to fat to protein to fiber ratio) because we were both full off just the two! The corn salsa on top was amazing. I added a bit of hot sauce too. 

Today for breakfast I had a banana, a plum and a protein shake. For lunch I'm making some type of asian grilled tofu and rice dish with veggies and a sauce of my own making. (Hard to find gluten free asian sauces, anyone know of any other than tamari soy sauce?) I'm also going to make my own vegan spring rolls! I'm excited, found the wrappers at the asian grocer near my house. For dinner, back to raw with mushroom risotto with olive oil from ani's book, (Page 189). I"ll be sure to post pics and say how it turned out. Then, before bed another fruit snack.

Hoping to drop another 3 lbs this week. Seems to be the trend with our 75% raw weeks. After last week I need some momentum. :)


  1. Hey Alicia! Thank you for participating in the Meatout bloggers' event! All I can say is... YOU GO GIRL! I too was doing mostly raw for a while and now am backing off a bit. But agree on keeping the fats down a little - good fat or not - too much is too much! The recipe you made sounds & looks pretty good! Keep moving forward and I look forward to more updates! Thanks again and cheers for all the animals! ~ Cindi

  2. I like that you used cabbage leaves as the shells. I have used lettuce before but not cabbage. Does the cabbage hold up better than the lettuce?

  3. i really liked the tacos the way they were.

  4. Yeah the cabbage held up better, I liked it cuz cabbage to me is a little sweet too. :)


Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment!

Popular posts from this blog

How Intuitive eating (did not) work for me

So I have spent roughly the last year and a half or more trying to lose weight by eating intuitively. I'm not really great at it. I have lost 30 lbs in a year and a half, it's moving at such a snails pace that I have finally decided that the only thing that works for me is tracking, and even though in my head I know I won't possibly do it forever, I have to go back to it.

So, Joey and I are tracking again, so far so good. It's only been a few days, but it at least hasn't been a struggle. I figure we will stay where we are calorie wise and after about a month and hopefully some loss (not being too focused on the scale though, it's been my downfall in the past) we can reduce our calories a little bit at a time.

I know this is the right thing to do, but I feel kind of down that I did so poorly with intuitive eating. Then again I probably wouldn't be fat if I were good at that sort of thing. :P Here's to being "On Plan." :D

Also, my job has finall…

I Was a Fat Bride

Our wedding pictures are the first thing you see when you walk into our home. 

Joey and I have been together for over 22 years. We've both gained and lost a lot of weight over the course of our relationship. Then we regained, and re-lost, you know how it goes. We got married on our 19 year anniversary, which is in March.  We had decided to get married just four months prior. So after what our friends teased was a 'brief 19 year courtship", we decided to just go ahead and do it. I know there are a million blogs and articles about losing weight for your wedding. This is not one of them. I had four months to lose weight. I don't really even remember what was going on, but I had NO desire to diet or attempt to lose weight and so I just...didn't. Joey lost a bit of weight so he could wear that fancy vest. I appreciate the effort, he looked handsome in it. :)

We thought we would never get married. We didn't see the point, we kind of still don't, and luckily, be…

Flying While Fat

"I'm scared of flying while fat," I told my friends when I was planning a trip from Pittsburgh to Denver in October of 2016. It was to be my first time on a plane, and I had heard all about Kevin Smith's problems with Southwest Airlines. There is the obvious fear of my ample hips spreading into the seat next to me, and some poor unsuspecting fellow passenger being assaulted by my fat spilling onto them. The fear of being told to buy a second seat, that I probably couldn't comfortably afford was real. Should I buy a second seat to begin with? I did decide to spring for the slightly larger seats in the front on a Frontier Airlines flight.

The anxiety leading up to the trip was palpable. I scoured the internet for stories about people's experiences of flying while fat. People who felt as if they had been crammed into a sardine can, pictures of squished thighs and disgusted and disgruntled fellow passengers, offended by the amount of space their fat fellow passen…