Monday, November 10, 2014


Luda says hi.

I finished Week 1 of the cleanse! I had a few slip ups, but for the most part stuck to it. This week is the hard week though. No grains or legumes. I woke up and ran with the No Meat Athlete running group, and then I just really wanted cookies for breakfast. Maybe because I was looking up recipes to make my sister for her birthday... Anyways, I made my morning tonic (hot water with lemon, ginger and a little cayenne) and then made coconut snowballs. I put equal parts unsweetened shredded coconut, almonds and cashews in the food processor and added coconut oil and a little vanilla and maple syrup. Roll into balls, freeze until firm. They were yummy! But would definitely be better with chocolate. Only 1 6/7 weeks...

I took all my school work and walked to a coffee shop, and stopped on the way for a green smoothie. I wasn't planning on it, but I wanted a treat. Green smoothies I don't have to make taste way better. Then I got some mint tea and did so much school. I still think I need to figure out a better study schedule but it kind of works well for me to just sit down and work for several hours.

Then I made the loaded sweet potato from the cleanse (yummy) and snacked on some carrots while I was making it. I made sweet potato fries with no oil because I don't have any spray oil and Kate's didn't work and I was too lazy to put oil on the old fashioned way. I need to put that on my shopping list. I had some almonds almonds after. The dry roasted almonds are so good... but Kate basically bet me I couldn't lose 6 lbs in a week (well not exactly) so I'm trying not to overdo it on the nuts.


  1. For the blogosphere record, this is what actually happened:

    We were watching the biggest loser and talking about losing percentages of body weight. I was playing around with the calculator and found that 5% of my bodyweight is about 6 pounds. I simply remarked that if I really wanted to, I bet I could lose 6 pounds in a week. Elizabeth said she thinks I should gain 6 pounds instead. But Elizabeth took the lose 6 pounds in a week challenge for herself with no suggestion from me.

    Just so we're clear.

    1. Just so we're clear, you didn't gain 6 lbs so I think I win. Because I gained 6 lbs. Well, like 2 or 3 maybe.