View Full Version : Seventy Pounds Gone!!!
10-22-2007, 12:11 PM
I started my weight loss journey at the very end of '03. I tried lots of cruddy diets like atkins, ww, south beach, OA, etc. I didn't learn about raw til about 2 years ago. Then I wasn't able to stay raw for long due to my food addiction. I have been raw since 9-7. I started a juice fast on Oct 1. Since sept 7th I have lost 27 lbs. But even more impressive is that today I hit the 70 pounds lost mark!!!
I am very excited. I have about 10 more pounds to go and my weight loss journey will be over and my weight maintenance can begin. It's been a long 4 years-with lots of stuggles and many many many of the pounds put back on, and taken off again, and again and again-but I am confident that if I stay raw my food battles will be a thing of the past and those unwanted pounds will never land on my thighs again! :cool:
10-22-2007, 12:25 PM
That is so awesome! It feels terrific, doesn't it?
10-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Oh that is WONDERFUL!!!! So very happy for you :D
10-22-2007, 12:29 PM
Losing weight is such an encouraging and inspiring thing! For everyone! lol.. It makes you feel great because, well, you feel great, and it makes others feel great because you are motivating and inspiring them to stay on track or get on track. Congrats!!
10-22-2007, 12:49 PM
that's so awesome! are you still fasting?
10-22-2007, 12:57 PM
yes. Today is day 22. Just 18 days left. Time is flying by!
10-22-2007, 01:25 PM
Whoa, that's major! Congratulations. What lessons have you learned so far?
10-22-2007, 01:29 PM
Thats wonderful! So happy for you :D
10-22-2007, 01:45 PM
Congratulations Zaphira! I'm very happy for you and I think it's awesome that you stuck to it.
Isn't it amazing, the results with Raw? I can't wait for the day I can finally post that I did it!
10-22-2007, 01:54 PM
10-22-2007, 01:54 PM
I really needed to hear this today, thank you for sharing your progress. I was feeling very low, I have actually put on weight since being high raw & now have about 70 lbs to lose.
10-22-2007, 02:02 PM
that rocks, congratulations!
10-22-2007, 02:22 PM
10-22-2007, 02:30 PM
Congrats!!! So happy for you ~ Cathy
10-22-2007, 02:36 PM
One day in the future I will be able to say the same. Congrats :)
10-22-2007, 03:21 PM
Fantastic!!! I'm happy for you! I've been thinking about a juice fast myself. Let us know how it goes when you come off your fast. That's something I've been wondering about.
10-22-2007, 04:10 PM
Zaphira, I just read the most recent entry on your blog and I can tell you will be a great cheerleader for the rest of us who have a long way to go. I love your enthusiasm and empowerment. It shines through! Congratulations! Your attitude about maintenance is so encouraging--not like you're DONE! I know you can teach me a lot. Your endurance on your fast is fantastic. It shows me that anything can be accomplished if it is desired enough! Thanks!
10-22-2007, 04:19 PM
You inspire, many congratulations!
I'm a life-long faster now, fasting and eating raw foods has changed my life.
10-22-2007, 04:27 PM
Can you share with us some inspiring photos of your amazing progress.
congratulations and good luck on losing the last 10 pounds. I have been struggling with losing my last 10 pounds for the last few months! I think my body thinks its in maintenance mode already. But I won't give up the fight I will get there eventually!
10-22-2007, 11:26 PM
hey thats cool. i am sure people will be asking you questions on how you did it :) would love to see some photos too :D
10-23-2007, 12:59 AM
wow congrats girl! that is soooo wonderful.
we need some pics! http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x87/recyclinggoddess/useless.gif
10-23-2007, 06:49 AM
yes! I will try to get some pics up today or tomorrow. I have lost the usb cable to my camera in the move and my scanner isn't hooked up yet.
Thank you everyone for celebrating with me! It feels so great to make such progress and to be recognized by people who truly understand.
You've made my day!
10-23-2007, 11:50 AM
Congrats on the new marker!! losing 70 lbs is a huge accomplishment. I know how you feel too cuz I've been there. Keep up the great work. I wish I was at the point of having to lose that "last 10 pounds" but unfortunately I have about 45 more to go. One day soon I'll be there. Maybe you should do "10 pound bootcamp" like the show on tv!! LOL
10-24-2007, 11:36 AM
Way to go, how inspiring!!:D
10-25-2007, 02:32 AM
I'm so excited for/by you YOU RAWK! I just gotta say that the feeling of accomplishment you have now (for me) just never goes away. Especially when I look at my before pictures. Even more when I show them to someone and they say "That isn't you!" <(most common response)
Check out y stats...
Weight… 26 to 14 Stone (363 to 196 lbs US)
Cholesterol… 8.4 to 2.5 UK (324 to 97 US)
Blood Pressure… 184/50 to 120/80
Pigged out the whole way! Avocados/Nuts/Oils/Dates/Whatever looks good at the time and plenty of it!
Lost most of the weight in about 16 months.
Before and After Pictures on my site under the "our stories" page.
You know I never get tired of this topic, I hope I never do!
Purely Yours, Chris (formerly “The Fat Man”) <<< actual nickname for years.
10-25-2007, 07:40 AM
wowzers! what a transformation! You really don't look like the same person at all! amazing and very inspirational. Thank you. :D
10-27-2007, 09:55 PM
You go , girl!! Congratulations!! :D :D
10-27-2007, 10:32 PM
70 pounds is an amazing accomplishment! You are such an inspiration! Keep up the good work and I wish you much success with your last 10.
Wow! Congratulations. You've really inspired me.
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