12-04-2005, 04:51 PM
Hey guys, I was reading a few posts about Carol Alt and how people feel that they should be totally raw, or it isn't beneficial . I have been trying to be raw since I was 17 years old, and I am now 24. Right now I am on the beginning of my third week and I have a generous amount of weight to lose. I started off at 292 and I'm 5'2. Before I tell you how much weight I've lost in two weeks, let me just say, I had salmon for thanksgiving with a big salad. NO dressing though. I have had vegan cookies to curve my PMS chocolate fix, as well as an avovado salad with shrimp tomatoes and olive oil. I have been so used to beating myself up over not being 100% raw that I I end up starting over each time that I 'mess up' What I am learning with this go round is that overall my way of eating has so drastically changed in the last two weeks that I am dropping like crazy, alittle too fast I think, but just cutting out breads, all meats but fish, no dairy and being raw 90% of the time for the last two weeks has changed my life. So for all of oyu that are hard on yourself about being 100% raw, just remember that it is a gradual change that you can take while still enjoying so much and not denyinig yourself. As of today, my Sunday 2 week weigh in, I weigh 273. I have weighed on 3 different scales and found the difference on each to be a matter of .5 of a pound. I have never in my life. the loss will slow down no doubt, but it is such a motivator to know that you can still consider yourself raw and have a few vegan treats now and again. By the way , my face is like silk and I have not had a tantrum, ( i have anger issues) This is wonderful. Keep the faith guys, and don't lose hope.