Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006

(Photo: raw milk cheese)

Today I followed through on my protein concerns and purchased raw sunflower seeds and raw pumpkin seeds. They have about 7 grams of protein per oz. I will also be looking into grains for protein. Someone suggested in the Comments that I try several types of grains, including sprouted quinoa. I tried quinoa once and didn't like it, but I can always try again. Grains are a good idea for additional protein. Someone else commented that I should use Fitday.com or another resource to find out my nutritional intake. I use Sparkpeople.com, which has really helped me to stay on top of my nutrients these past few months. It works using the same concept as Fitday.

I had my picture taken for an ID card and I was rather pleased with the result. I'm still very overweight, but my face looks healthier than in previous photos. It could be that the lighting was good, for all I know, but I can see that the shape of my face is less puffy than it was when I weighed this much previously. I guess we don't necessarily lose weight the same way every time we lose it.

I went shopping and stocked up on more fruits and veggies. My girlfriend is joining me so she got some produce for herself as well. She likes pears (ick!) and apples (give me a stomach ache) but other than that we will likely be eating the same stuff. She bought some sprouted beans and peas from Whole Foods so she can try another Juliano bread recipe. I'm all for using sprouts when other people sprout 'em! I don't want a repeat of the nasty, cheesy wheatberry experience from last week.
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NOTE: Thanks to all who have been sending me ideas, leaving messages of encouragement, etc. A reader, Mimi, left a comment asking if you can buy nut milk cheeses. I have never seen nut milk itself for sale, but know that equipment for making it is available. Can anyone help her out and let us know if you can buy nut "cheese" anywhere?
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TODAY'S MEALS

BREAKFAST
The rest of my restaurant salad

LUNCH
Another restaurant salad

DINNER
Hummus sandwich

TOTAL POINTS: 34

2 comments:

mimi said...

Hi. I just wanted to say that I love your blog. your one one the reasons why I decided to not just continue reading but to actualy make the change in my eating habits. I am an 18 year old African American and I really didn't eat that bad. We didn't eat that bad. Most of the food we ate we natural as my parents are Nigerian, but still I was getting little greens or any raw vegetables. I have been reading about the Raw Food Life style for over 3 years but everytime I tried I always stopped. Then I started college and for the 1st semester my diet consisted of white pizzas and chicken fingers. Anyway over spring break I went home knowing I would never have a cooked meal that was 2 weeks ago. Your blog as well as other web sites have really helped make this transition easier. And I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU and wish you all the best on this fantastic journey.

I saw the pic in this entry and it was for raw milk chesse. I would also like to know if its possible to buy already made nut milk chesse.

Thank you and God bless.

Parton Words said...

Good luck Alison.

I'll follow your progress. Stick with it.

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