weight loss | Sacred Strawberry

We had a great time at Festival International de Louisiane. Amethyst’s first festival experience was a success! We listened to Iranian trance music complete with Sufi dancers, saw old friends we needed to reconnect with, laughed and ate (none of which was raw or even vegan-shock horror!! Oh wait- really late one night I stopped at the grocery store and got a kombucha and some frozen raw lemon pie hehe)

Anyway, after the excesses of this weekend, it became so glaringly obvious just how physically unfit I have become since giving birth. Well, and scales don’t lie either. So instead of falling into a black hole of despair and apathy as per usual, tomorrow I am going to start a smoothie cleanse again to lighten things up and hopefully gain some energy and clarity. So I will be posting about that this week. Also, tomorrow I need to get my butt in the kitchen to create some alchemical delights that I look forward to sharing here as well.

Here’s to an amazing week ahead y’all!


For me, this raw food journey has not really been about weight loss.  It has been more about feeling good, finding happiness and overcoming my depression.  I think I have achieved that, although it is not actually a destination!  I still have to work at it constantly and I don´t always do the work I need to do, and then I feel the difference.

Until now, I have been eating basically whatever I want  to – as long as it is raw.  That has meant lots and lots of nuts, nut butters, dates, avocados and raw chocolates.  Not surprisingly, I have not lost much weight at all.  So, I am ready to step up my plan.  I have decided that the number one priority is to get more active.  In addition to my once a week yoga class, I want to jog a little every day and do a yoga video podcast.  I think that is doable and not getting all crazy about it! 🙂

This week, I am going to focus on more cleansing, low-fat foods.  I´m doing a smoothie day today.  All blended foods to get me going and over the hump.  So far today, I have had a pear/orange/strawberry/spinach smoothie with added nettle, mallow and spirulina powders and a sprinkling of bee pollen.  I have also done my first little jogging session with the dogs and an upper body strength Yogamazing video podcast.  It looks like I am on track.

I also decided to join the new RawFu challenge to keep me accountable and motivated.  Spring is in full force, I have  already done a massive clean out in my house so I think my body is ready for it too.

It would also be extra awesome if I could find the money somehow for a colonic in the next 100 days.  But we´ll see!