Wednesday, June 04, 2008

What a day!



This morning I stepped on my scale and I was 110.8 !

That might not be exciting to you, but it was exciting to me!!! Before I became raw, my average weight was around 117. In the morning, I would always be around 115, and then at night I would be somewhere around 117-118. (My weight changes a lot!!!)

Now that I am a raw vegan, my normal weight is around 112! In the morning it is usually 111, and at night after I eat its around 113. I think that it is really cool to think that I'd freak out if I saw 114 on the scale, yet only a few weeks ago I would be rejoicing if I saw 114!

I swear I don't have a eating disorder, guys -- I am at a really healthy weight right now! I am not at the lowest possible for my height, but then again I don't think that is possible because I have more muscle than the average girl since I am a climber. I am however EXTREMELY excited about my weight --- the lighter I am, the easier climbing seems to be... the more pull-ups I seem to do... the happier I am.

Let's just say that if you want to lose weight, raw veganism is the way to go! I didn't even think I would lose that much weight since I was already a vegan, but no, i TOTALLY did, and I feel SO GOOD with my body. I'm working on my core muscles for training right now too, and I am totally psyched!


Whenever I drink this smoothie, it makes me feel so good! I feel like POPEYE!!!


I made my first batch of raw chocolate today. I am super psyched. I am not sure if it is totally raw though, beacuse it asked for 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I have 100% maple syrup that I used, but I don't think ANY maple syrup is totally raw unless you peal it off a tree, and that would be kind of gross. But all in all, its as close to raw as I could get..... and OH MY GOSH, its SOOOOO GOOD!


I met up with one of my best friends, Brandi, at the park today and we had a picnic with my cousin, Hannah, and Brandi's boyfriend, Alex. It was really fun and I really enjoyed the company. I brought my fair share--- a huge bowl of watermelon. =) It was deeeelish! Brandi brought all sorts of things, from raw pico de gallo to strawberries and oranges. She also brought smart water for all of us, and of course bread (to feed the ducks). Alex brought sandwiches for Brandi and himself. It was really fun!

(oops, i forgot to take pics of the food! ha ha)


These were pretty good... I think I added too much cilantro, but overall they were okay. I blended a bunch of ingredients in a food processor, then put spoonfulls inside lettuce, and wrapped it up and tied it with a string of cilantro. Check it out:

leave comments - I wonder if anyone reads this!?!?!?!


HiHoRosie said...

Sheesh! I'm leaving a comment! ;)

Congrats on the weight loss! That's got to feel great. And what everyone should know is not only can you lose weight on raw foods but you can also maintain your weight and gain weight while on raw foods but it's ALL HEALTHY. Can't beat that!

Sarah said...

I loooove my spinach and banana smoothies, but now I want to try your mango ones! MMMMMM. You are doing so great Ash, keep it up!