View Full Version : I haven't been posting for a while.....but gotta say
11-20-2007, 01:01 AM
That I've been in the last two months Raw Challenges.......and I'm down past my goal weight of 115......and feeling SO healthy!
And I'm not even tempted.
My eyes look so much healthier.
Dh bought us a Soloflex, and got the treadmill back into shape (i missed it) and we are going to be uber healthy, god willing.
SOOOOOO, I've put a new challenge into my goal weight......(115 doesn't look like it did when I was in high school.....somehow 4 kids rearranges things). Looking to be 110, it seems to be a good weight.
And that's it.
I lost 60 pounds. Oh my goodness, that seems a lot when you say it.
Now you can really tell. Really tell.
I had one lady the other day tell me I looked "weak". I was like, "well, no. I look a good weight and am very healthy!" Well, lady I can soloflex tons of weight. DH and I laugh about it and he's like, "well, maybe you are too weak to do that!" Because he knows I'm NOT!
I've spouted a river, but just because I am so tickled pink with the changes raw has brought about in me.
11-20-2007, 02:41 AM
Congratulations on your awesome weight loss...exactly the amount I need to lose ;)
Im going to check out your blog for some hints
11-20-2007, 07:13 AM
YAY! I can feel your joy in your post!! :D I'm so happy for you! Wonderful job, rainbowgirl!! Raw is such a miracle! :)
11-20-2007, 07:33 AM
how excellent! Great job!!!! 60 pounds is a fantastic accomplishment! Congrats!!!! :D
11-20-2007, 08:30 AM
Way to go girl!:D That's SO awesome!:D
11-20-2007, 10:03 AM
Congrats! I am so happy for you. I wish I could get down to 115 :(
Well done! I'm so happy for you.
11-20-2007, 12:19 PM
Way to go rainbowgirl - rawk out with your good self!
11-20-2007, 01:16 PM
RAWK ON RAWbowgirrrrl!!! RAWKIN AWESOME!!!
look weak... http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/laugh.gif ... omg... too funny!
okay -- time to post some pics rainbow!!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/antz.gif ... We wanna seee!!! WE wanna See!!! :D
11-20-2007, 02:13 PM
AWESOME!!!! 60lbs is quite the accomplishment. CONGRATS getting down to your goal weight! The next 5 will come off before too long, I'm sure.
Rawk On, Girlie!!!! :D
11-20-2007, 02:15 PM
Woo woo! Good on you! Wow, that's quite the accomplishment!
11-20-2007, 02:20 PM
I think it's crazy how people think that when we are healthy and fit, they think we are weak and thin. That is wonderful that you lost all the weight you wanted to!
I hear it all the time, "you're withering away to nothing" "you'll be walking between the raindrops soon" "you look pale, sick, weak, too thin, unhealthy"
I just say, "I'm much healthier now, and I excersize everyday, either dumb bells or walking."
Nurse in the Raw
11-20-2007, 03:44 PM
Got any before and after pictures?
11-20-2007, 05:32 PM
Congratulations on doing so well and being healthy.
It's weird but when I started raw I had a goal weight in mind and I have all these clothes I've kept the last five years when I was really thin. So certain pants always used to fit at certain weights.
Now that I'm raw pants are fitting me differently now and I actually weigh more in certain pairs of pants and I shouldn't be able to fit into them at a higher weight but while Raw you lose differently. So now I don't know if I'll go as low as my goal weight which is 50 pounds away.
11-21-2007, 01:03 AM
Well, I am close to goal now.
I found that when I lost, I lost. And when I plateaued, I plateaued, lol.
I had a plateau at 140....and one at 135 and 130. I actually thought I would never get lower. That it wasn't possible.
Now I weigh about 111/112, lower than anytime in my life but middle school. I have a very narrow frame and it fits me.
I can't imagine carrying my 5 year old and 8 year old around on my back all day, but that's basically what I was doing. SIXTY pounds is a whole heck of a lot.
Now, my psyche has a lot of adjusting to do. I am still wearing the big clothing, and a little shy of my new body. I have no idea of how to dress myself without the old things (hide my hips, hide this, hide that, conceal this, etc.). It has changed my dh's and I's relationships in many ways, not only food, but the whole gamut.
I think this raw "thing" is really freeing me in some ways from my "issues". Issues with food, issues with body, issues with how others view me. Emotional issues.
And even if I had before/after photos (i don't), I wouldn't post them. On this journey, more than once, I thought, "Gosh, I wish I just looked like her." You know, in some ways, reading others successes was empowering, "like, I can do that, I CAN!". But in some ways, ALONG the journey, it could be more like, "You know, she lost 50 pounds in two months and looks a million bucks......and I just ate a .....insert non helpful food here! I am such a LOSER!" It just didn't help at one point.
For my before after pics, imagine yourself where you are now, or where you were before this journey started, then imagine yourself changing, both inside and out, feeling comfortable not only in a smaller pair of jeans, but inside your body, and with YOURSELF, who you are truly. Not what your husband thinks you are, not what others perceive you as, but what you are inside.
And like a seed, watered by love, and care, and RAW nourishment, let yourself bloom where you are planted.
Treat yourself with care, and love, and bloom, bloom, BLOOM!
11-21-2007, 06:55 AM
Good points, great post! I'm getting there, slowly but surely, and your journey is inspiring to me, and many others, I'm sure. :)
How long did your plateaus last? Did things get moving along again on their own, were you just patient? Or did you make adjustments to somehow get things started again to lose more?
11-21-2007, 07:06 AM
Wow. Very insightful post. Very empowering.
Congratulations on your successful journey.
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