View Full Version : Completed my 30 day Challenge!!!
04-27-2006, 07:24 PM
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So excited to report that I have completed my 30 day challenge!
Just thought I would share what has happened since I started my raw food journey at the end of February.
I was high raw for about a month and started at a weight of 200lbs. I am now on day 35 100% raw and have experienced these changes:
Lost 45lbs currently weigh 155lbs.
Went from a size 16/18 to a size 10
Require less sleep, have more energy
Lost my obsession with food, eat for fuel instead of emotional changes
Gained a ton of confidence, if I can do this, I can do anything!
A constant pain in my arm is gone
Menstrual cycles MUCH shorter and with NO pain
Feel an incredible sense of peace with myself and the world aound me
Making positive strides towards getting out of unhealthy relationship
Basically I feel like a new woman!!!! It is wonderful!!!!
I couldn't have done it without this board, so thank you for support that you may not even know you gave!!!
I love being RAW!!!!
04-27-2006, 07:26 PM
Wow! That is truly amazing! Congratulations on completing your 30 days and thanks for letting us know about your fantastic results.
04-27-2006, 07:35 PM
what an inspiration you are!
way to go and thanks for sharing your amazing accomplishment
keep up the good work!
04-27-2006, 07:40 PM
Wow, You Are Doing Great!!!
04-27-2006, 07:53 PM
HOORAYY!! I am *so* excited for you! Thank you for sharing your experience! Gives more hope to the masses (or me!)!
04-27-2006, 07:55 PM
What an awesome list of accomplishments!
Wishing you well on the next 30 days and beyond,
04-27-2006, 07:56 PM
Wow - that's fabulous! Way to go! I only made it to day 18 and then caved but am going to try again.
04-28-2006, 11:51 AM
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!
04-28-2006, 11:58 AM
that is so awsome!!!
i was wondering if you could post maybe a normal day of eating for you?
I am very new to raw and am starting the 30 day challenge on may 1st some ideas from somone who made it would be great!!
ive been 5 days raw and am really hungry even if i eat more..
Thanks! and congrats!
04-28-2006, 12:18 PM
Those are some great results. :)
04-28-2006, 12:43 PM
Wonderful!!! Way to go!!! :)
04-28-2006, 01:55 PM
fast4kids, can you tell me a bit about your smoking and how you stopped? i have been "quitting" for so long now - but have not made it more than a couple weeks..... sometimes when i smoke i feel like - oh well, i might as well eat cooked too! but you just did the challenge and the cigs went away? please share!!
today was my day one raw, but i just smoked one cig, so now i feel like - i'll start the challenge later....
thanks! and congrats on your success!
04-28-2006, 02:05 PM
I want to acknowlege your great success! Good for you! You are a real inspriation to me............"and I bet you didn't even know it either"! Thanks a ton!
04-28-2006, 02:43 PM
Yay, Congratulations! :)
04-28-2006, 02:54 PM
That is so RAWSOME! ;) I'm so excited for you!! Those results are amazing!
04-28-2006, 03:36 PM
F A N T A S T I C !!!!!
04-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Congratulations!! That is fantastic.
I'll bet you are so proud of yourself. :p
04-28-2006, 04:13 PM
Thanks everyone for your awesome support! It feels good to have such an accomplishment under my belt.
As far as my daily diet goes, I keep it pretty simple. A typical day looks something like this:
AM-Juice of Celery, Cucumber, Apple
A couple of Bananas
Grapes or some other type of fruit
Afternoon- Baby carrots
Some type of nut, usually cashews
PM-Large salad, Whole head of Romaine, a couple of roma tomatoes, a couple of avacados and Alissa's dressing (modified)
In the first couple of weeks I was eating also a dessert type of thing, but have found that I no longer desire it. I will also occasionally make flax seed crackers and keep them in the cupboard for those days when I need them. I like to eat those with guacamole. I also find that right before my period I crave a lot of nuts. I let myself eat as many as I want. I never restricted myself in the 30 days. If I felt like having 3 avacados or a bunch of bananas, I ate them. I also made recipes in the beginning, but really find that I prefer eating foods mono for the most part.
As far as smoking goes, that was a process, and again I did not beat myself up over it during the challenge. I ate 100% raw and my quitting smoking was a journey and continues to be. Once I went raw I found that they tasted awful, but I was still having a hard time kicking the habit. PLus, I had some emotional detox and wasn't willing to also go through withdrawls. What I did was try and go a couple of days at a time and then switched to the patch. The plus to all of this is that the patch recommends using a certain level for about 6 weeks. I am finding that it already is to much and am switching to a lower level. I consider myself quit although I know some would disagree. I have been through HUGE life changes and I don't believe in the whole beat yourself up thing because of it may not be perfect. Life is a journey and ANY change you make WILL make an impact in your life. Over the course of the 30 days I have been able to influence many to just add more whole foods to their diet. They too will make a journey to better living with just 1 small change. So, do what you can and see what happens. If you eat 100% raw then the rest will follow. Just do your best!
Anyway, that's enough of that! :p Hope everyone is have a great day!
04-28-2006, 04:17 PM
fast4kids -- REALLY great work! Really super!! Thanks so much for sharing!
What an inspiring story, way to go!
04-28-2006, 05:42 PM
I thought I might add the before and afters. Eye opening to me. :p
04-28-2006, 06:21 PM
OH MY GOSH!! You look like a TOTALLY different person!!!!! :eek:
04-28-2006, 06:34 PM
WOW!!!!! I just can't beleive what a difference in 30 days. That is so inspiring, thanks for posting :)
04-28-2006, 06:34 PM
OHHHHH MY GOODNESS YOU LOOK SOOO GREAT!!!!!!!
04-28-2006, 06:56 PM
You look awesome!!
04-28-2006, 08:42 PM
You go, girl! I am about to start a 30 day challenge (May 1) and these pics are just what I needed. Thank you!
04-28-2006, 09:30 PM
holy crap! you look FANTASTIC! what an inspiration! and only 30 days????? that is insane. wow. keep it up girl! you are doing so great and you are going to live a healthy, lone life. i am so impressed and proud of you. truly amazing!
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