Chicago was pretty amazing.... 11 days of the city was quite wonderful!
okay, so I am not going to go into detail about every single day, BUT i do want to share my raw food experiences:
I went to a raw food restaurant called Karyn's. I ordered a stuffed pizza. OKAY, so I'll be completely honest - it TASTED AMAZING. It tasted just like a real pizza.
omg... i wasn't hungry for the next 2 freakin days. Seriously. that pizza must've been so dense! My body had been so used to a low fat, mostly fruit diet that when i ate this gourmet meal, my body freaked out!!! it took a while for it to digest. I mean, don't get me wrong, it tasted amaaaaaaazing!!! I also got a carob mint cake to go... and it took 2-3 days for me to eat it (it was so rich, i could only eat a little at a time! it was freakin amazing though!)
after that i went back to LOWWWWWWWWWW fat.... and finally i'm back to normal.
one other amazing raw experience was this market right up the street from where i stayed --- it was called Stanley's and OMG its amazing! ITS SOOOOOO CHEAP! 10 kiwis for a dollar.... 10 plums for a dollar.... i mean, CMON! i got a huge watermelon for like 4-5 bucks!!! and half the store was organic, and even THOSE prices were SO CHEAP! it was definitely exciting!!!
one more thing - i went to a whole foods there and they had a BIG area devoted to raw items. since my local whole foods doesnt have anything like that, i got a few things: raw cacoa nibs (for whenever i occasionally make some kind of chocolate treat), raw chocolate cookies (which i ended up not even liking --- i decided i hate coconut), and a "climbers mix" --- it was raw cashews and goji berries, but i just thought it was amazing that it was for climbers. =)
now i'm back in nash and i came in and weighed myself --- 103. YIKES. slightly underweight, but i think that might also be because i lost muscle weight for not climbing for 11 days.