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07-21-2005, 08:41 PM
ok, I don't need to lose a lot of weight, maybe 7-9 lbs. But I really do want to lose it and this is one of many reasons that I'm eating raw. I've been 90% raw for two weeks and I immediately lost 3 lbs., now I've plateaued.
I'm very active with the twins, plus I clean the house, plus I swim and exercise 3 times a week...not to mention my daily walks (2 miles) with the babies! Oh, and my yoga practice. So, I don't want to exercise anymore.
You can see in my journal (focus on the last two weeks) what I'm eating. I don't think I'm over eating at all.
Maybe my body just isn't ready to shed this weight, but I am a little discouraged. I'm concentrating on a lean look, I already have the muscle.
Thanks for any ideas.
07-21-2005, 09:40 PM
from what ive read and heard, the benefits come at 100%.
also, what are you eating?
I believe your body will decide what is healthy for it to lose.
07-21-2005, 09:42 PM
I really admire your entusiasm to want to keep making progress!!!! have you considered going 100% for 2 weeks and finding out what can happen? I know there are folks that shed the inches but don't see the dial move! :)
Can you give us an idea what you eat? :)
07-21-2005, 09:57 PM
I looked at your journal (last page), and the first thing I wondered is if you're meeting your caloric needs. Are you eating enough for you? sounds like you're pretty active!
Also, since you mentioned plateauing, I wonder if it's time to give your workout a boost? maybe jog instead of swim on those three days?
And maybe replace the potatoes with a less-starchy vegetable, and maybe chocolate just once a week.
07-22-2005, 09:48 AM
I agree that the benefits really come at 100% raw as I am finding out finally. I still have 10 lbs to go according to my scale and what people would say would be a right weight for someone my height. However, I am discovering that at 100% raw, I am thinning out more without even really trying too much (don't get me wrong. I still work out 5x a week for at least 80 minutes) The scale still says 115 lbs but I look thinner than that. And being raw is really a no-brainer for me now that I'm at 100%. I say to go 100% for awhile to see how much better you'll feel and look. I'm only on day 3 and have already noticed big, big, big differences in all 3 categories - mind, body, soul.
07-22-2005, 10:26 AM
Thanks. I agree that 100% might be the answer but I'm close but not quite ready for that step.
Funny thing, I weighed myself this morning and it said I lost 1.5 lbs. So, I'm sure it's slower when not doing 100%.
I'll get there. Good advice. Thanks
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