View Full Version : What are your 2006 weight loss goals on raw?
12-20-2005, 01:58 PM
I have 80-90 pounds to lose and my goal is by end of 2006. After reading several success stories on raw, I know this can be done with no "cheats" and exercise!
What are your 2006 goals? What inspires you to lose weight? What do you want to do at your goal weight? Share!
I want to wear a bikini by my 36th birthday (18 months away) and wear little, low rise jeans!
I want a flat tummy, or close!
I want to look and feel terrific every day!
I know this isn't the response you were looking for, but after losing 60+ pounds since July and having maybe 40 or so more to go, the good news for me is "weight loss" is no longer a concious thought for me. I continue to weigh myself, for curiousity's sake, but I no longer am "trying" to lose weight.
I am eating as much living food every day as I want... oh, and LOTS of "CHEATS"!!! A few days ago I had the chocolate cheese cake that someone had posted, and I make Alissa's fudge frequently, and oh so many other sinfully delicious treats!
I know that's not what you mean by "cheats," but my interpretation is that you feel you have to deny yourself. There are SO many delicious foods, certainly pig-out worthy that are available to you when 100% raw that you needn't ever feel like you're missing out. In my opinion, there is no such thing as over-eating when you're raw.
Of course I want a flat belly (although you'll never catch me in a bikini... too many stretch marks from makin' babies :( ) And all I can find at the store is low-rise jeans, so I would like to look good in those, but I know my body is working on it as fast as it can, as long as I continue giving it what it needs, and no junk to slow things down.
You're right on track though, and I don't think you'll have any problem meeting your goals as long as you keep RAW your focus.
12-20-2005, 02:50 PM
Thanks kmik! I'm pretty excited about the changes in my body along the way. I keep reminding myself that it's the journey, not the destination...although the destination of wearing a two piece bathing suit is pretty cool.
I see that your 90 day challenge is almost over...think we could do a new 90 day challenge? Maybe the official start date would be January 1 and go through the end of March..? I'm new here so I'm not sure how to set up a challenge but I'd sure be interested in joining one!
It could be a 90 day challenge to eat 100% raw.
12-20-2005, 02:53 PM
I guess I don't really have any weight loss goals per se for the new year. I lost 64 lbs eating one way and then switched to eating at 80% raw and was able to drop those last 17 lbs I had struggled with for over a year to lose. I am now at a healthy weight for my height, and I guess just maintaining that over the next year would be a goal. I don't exactly have a flat tummy yet, so that's one of my other goals - to start to be serious and committed to my workouts so I can look good in a bikini and halter top for when we go to Phoenix in August/September. I'm still straddling the fence but would like to finally get to the point of 100% raw. It's a slow transition for me right now, but that would be my other goal - to finally get there. **sigh** if only this city wasn't still in the 20th century...
Oh, of course!!! We've got a thread started on that http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8269 and we'll be using the yahoo link in my sig for our place for support and discussions.
That'd be great if you'd join us :D
For me ~~My goals are to get closer to 100 raw..I am 85-95%. As for weight loss..I am probably @ a good weight for me.
My next few goals are to MAINTAIN this body...love it more...get even more muscle definition and go deeper into my yoga, meditation, and visualization practices.
My sweet goal :) is to keep my body--inside and out--fit and ready to possibly give birth :D . I am 34 and thinking it may be time to start next year...um along with my husband of coarse!! LOL
12-21-2005, 08:46 AM
to loose the 35lbs I gained in the past 6 months (grieving) and look like a living foods nutritionist again, BEFORE I start teaching again (which is Jan 31st!)
12-21-2005, 09:06 AM
Well I need to lose about 100 pounds but that is not my goal. My goal is to get my body inside and out in as good as health as I can get it. I am to old to wear a bikini also with to many stretch mark what a site LOL. I also have been riding the fence this for the last 2 months. I am going to a raw wellness institute with my sister ( she has cancer) we start Jan 1 so I am going for my 30 challange then I will be there a week so no cheating there so I will be on my way. I just got Allisa book so I am ready.
12-21-2005, 09:44 AM
My goal is to lose 45lbs that have slowly crept up on me these past 8 years. I too, want to wear a bikini and not worry about my body. This year, I am going to enjoy Cape Cod and Nantucket and not hide behind a sundress- it's embarrasing. I know that with a combination of raw food and daily exercise, I can do it. Also, I am on board for the 90day challenge starting Jan 1.
Happy Holidays to all!
12-21-2005, 10:18 AM
My goal is to look good in a bikini, maybe a size 6 or 8. I started In the middle of November this year first almost, then completely raw. I was a size 14, sometimes a very tight 12 with 5'6". Now 7 weeks later most size 10 pants fit just fine. Yesterday I found a size 8 that fits, so my body is definitely changing. The funny thing is, I only lost about 7 lbs so far. From 162 to 155 lbs. I guess 1 lbs a week is a healthy way to lose, too. I am working out about 4-5 times a week, some treatmill, some weight lifting and yoga. Only about 1 hour at a time. My body has way more definition than before, I can see the muscle I gained, which explaines that I have 'only' lost 7 lbs. My skin is glowing and sooo soft, my eyes are whiter than ever, I have tons of energy and I noticed that my muscles never ache the day after a workout. NEVER. That is really unusual. I stretch really good, but I did that before raw.
The reason why I want to look good in a bikini is that ever since I turned 40 (almost 42 now) my 5 month pregnant looking belly made me look sad in a bikini and I just thought my bikini days are over. Now I believe I will look better in it than I ever did before, because not only will I be as slim as I was my whole life before I started changing in my late 30's, but I will be defined and healthier than ever before.
My other goal is to stick to whatever I'm doing right now, because it works for me. I even lost my appetite for wine. I used to drink a few glasses red wine every night from the time I came home from work. I think I had 3 glasses in those 7 weeks.
12-21-2005, 10:50 AM
I've thought about this for a time now. I'm still working on my over-all RAW goals for 2006. I'm vacillating between being easy on myself - knowing life can throw you lemons - and being more-difficult on myself - knowing I can make lemonade!
First goal, though, would be to reach at least a size 8 by March. By my 38th birthday in July, I'd like to be a good, even, HEALTHY, fit, and muscular size 7. Anything more than that is gravey on the plate as far as I'm concerned, ya know?
I'm 5'8" - and I have a long, but muscular/althetic build.
12-21-2005, 11:12 AM
my goals for this coming year are to reach my natural weight (the weight where my you can see my bone structure in my face and my body is lean and defined) That means being a size 1 again and I guess around 110-115 lbs. But I also am excited to continue my workouts and start running intensely. I am almost to the place physically where I feel comfortable going running at my college and not feel self conscious. I want to push ahead with my t-tapp workouts (like intense dance/pilates mix- sort of) and really just relax into the RAw lifestyle. Meaning no fear about gaining wieght and no restrictions on my eating. Just eat freely the things my body desires. So eah, thats my goals. I have a feeling I will reach my weight goals sometime this summer- at which point i am also ready to get an agent and begin auditioning. Im an actress:)
12-21-2005, 11:56 AM
I am hoping to lose the 27 lbs. I gained when I quit smoking in 2001. I've only been doing this a week and not 100%, so I'm not expecting fantastical results right away. But, I did got from a SAD to a vegan diet that's about 60% raw, so hopefully, I will reap some benefits.
Lady Green Jeans
12-21-2005, 11:35 PM
Goal is to fit my entire wardrobe which means losing about another 15-20 pounds. I have progress made over the last 5 weeks raw that I am really proud of which can only reinforce the great feeling going forward. I was told today that I had a wonderful "glow." Hip hip hoorah!
I only weigh in weekly, but really let the way I fit my clothes be my guide.
Here's to all the small steps as part of the wonderful journey!
12-22-2005, 12:44 AM
my raw weightloss goals...
i have been steady at 114-115 lb, but am pretty petite-boned, and only at 5'3", I do have quite a bit of old fat and cellulite that I would like to see go this coming year! I'd like to believe that the belly hanging over my belt CAN be banished. Maybe then I will be motivated enought to get rid of it.
I need to increase my cardio excercise and make sure I get enough excercise in general (its easy to stay inside under a blanket these days). If only I had the courage to go out running!
Increase my knowledge of quick and easy, aswell as complex raw recipes, so that I always have something "raw and ready". This would include; reading more raw info online, continuing to build up helpful kitchen gadgets, organizing my kitchen, etc.
Weigh somewhere between 110-120, but be much more toned (Im on the way!), flexible. I want to start to really think of myself as "Athletic". Sometimes I catch a glimpse of that, and that really thrills me! What if others thought of me that way? Too cool!!!
Not bad for a fat, asthmatic girl.
12-22-2005, 06:12 AM
I am so excited at having found this website and Alissa Cohen. I have around 80lb to lose and want to do that by going 100% raw. I am convinced of the health benefits of doing this, however, my compulsion to overeat on cooked food often overwhelms me. I am making as many raw foods as possible. I have bought a dehydrator, but I don't think my raw bread is doing too well. Not sure where I went wrong, but will try again. I love the raw (porridge) type of breakfast and need to encorporate more of these foods into my daily diet.
I live in the UK so have limited support services here. I'd love to train as a raw teacher. Perhaps I'll have to take a trip to the USA to do this?
All responses would be appreciated.
Thanks for the support
Happy Holidays and a prosperous (and raw!!!) new year.
12-22-2005, 08:30 AM
Don't worry too much .. okay at all... about over-eating on raw when you begin. take the pressure off of yourself immediately.. and just enjoy the ride for now. you can flux into a deeper transition or shifts later on. Right now.. just eat! if anything is giving you discomfort, just ask.
12-22-2005, 09:10 AM
EisPrinzessin, congratulations on stopping smoking! Wow, what an achievement!
plucked, you don't have to start out by running! As a matter of fact, it's better to ease into running -- it can be dangerous to do too much too soon.
You know what really burns calories and fat? Speed walking. It's easy on all your joints and it works upper body as much as lower. In some cases, one can actually become more fit and burn more fast walking than running. Long-time runners can get lazy, believe it or not. :) As well, it's always good to change it up to give your workout a "boost" and break through plateaus. Anyway, if you speed walk, really pump your arms: that would be a great, really effective way to start burning AND lose fat. Just really work it! Eventually, if you'd like, you can increase your distance, speed up your gait...then, even add some *light* hand and/or wrist weights (1 lb. weights to start) and that will boost your workout; However, I would NOT recommend them for running.
Now, if I could only follow my own advice...I'm a running addict ;)
Congratulations to ALLin this thread who have made such great progress!
Keep it up; Never give up.
All the best,
12-22-2005, 10:16 AM
My Raw Goals for 2006 are:
1. Stop binge eating.
2. Start and stay 100% raw in 1/1/06!
3. Try at least two new rawcipes each week!
4. Bring food with me everywhere I go.
5. Lost 60 pounds & keep it off.
6. Eliminate my BP meds
7. Educate others around me about raw but not preach!
Good luck to all of us! :-)
12-22-2005, 11:41 AM
I wish everyone well and much perserverance for the goals you have over the next year. May each one of you succeed at each goal you have put down for the following year! I look forward to coming back here at the end of next year to see each one of you not only meeting your goals but surpassing them! Here's to your health!
12-23-2005, 10:34 AM
Like Callie said, I want to reach my natural weight for me. I'd like to be a size 1-3 again and a weight of 108-114. I need to start walking 2-4 miles a day and weights daily also (arms and legs alternating days). Oh, I also need to stop binge eating with only 1 or 2 meals a day, I need to spread them out and have tiny meals.
12-24-2005, 02:34 AM
My goal is to lose the 40lbs I put on in the last 4 months from binge eating. I was maintaining a 115 lb weight loss for almost two years. Then I had a slip and that sent me binging on flour and sugar off and on for 4 months. I liked the food I was eating on the program I was in, but it was also very strict and I'd like to be in control of my own food from now on. I was eating more vegetables than ever, but half were cooked. And the fruit was limited. So I'm gonna start the 30 day challenge on 1/1/06. I'm mostly raw starting today, but hopefully will be all raw by the 1st.
I'm working out a lot more now, so if I don't lose the weight, I'd just like to get back to my size 10s instead of the 16s I'm in now. From 10 to 16 in 4 months is frightening. Ultimatetly I'd like to be in size 8.
12-24-2005, 03:25 AM
My goals for 2006:
- become 100% by July 1st (I'm very picky when it comes to eating and today I don't see myself eating wheatgras and making bread without white flour... and some other things *g*)
- loose 70 pounds till July 1st
- get back on my sports track (3-4 hours a day)
- feel more comfortable with my body
These are my goals that are influenced by food...
there are others too.
Helen Of Tennessee
12-24-2005, 06:49 AM
My Goals for 2006:
(I've lost 21 pounds in 2005 for a total of about 40 pounds)
1) To be off my thyroid meds (they have been cut back 5 times now)
2) To be 100% Raw
3) To be pain free
4) To improve my martial arts / endurance
5) To lose 15-20 pounds, which should put me at or near my "natural weight" of the mid to upper 120's.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
12-24-2005, 06:50 AM
My Goals for 2006:
1. Continue to be 100% raw.
2. Spread the news about the amazing benefits of living on live foods.
3. Train for and complete the Chicago Marathon.
4. Be more consistent with an exercise routine.
5. Firm up my trouble spots.
6. Lose that cellulite!
Hopefully, we will all reach our goals this year and with the wonderful support of all the incredible people here on the message boards, we should all be able to feel better about the journey.
Happy Holidays everyone! :p
My goals for 2006:
1. Stay Raw!!
2. Get my weight back to 108-112. (This is easy for me to maintain on Raw)
3. Celebrate my 1st Anniversary with my wonderful husband, May 6th.
4. Get through the international adoption process and bring home our baby girl by Christmas 2006!
5. Eliminate every last symptom of FM/CF.
6. Be able to do an hour of Yoga 6 days a week.
7. Earn another raise at work.
8. Complete 20 hr. of CE's by July 1st (must do to keep certification)
9. Forever banish depression, bad attitudes and self-centeredness from my life!
10. Share daily; Love, Joy, Peace,Patience,Kindness,Gentleness,Faithfulness and self-control!!! :)
Have a wonderful 2006 All!
12-25-2005, 03:40 PM
I want to reach my "lowest point" weight and build myself back up from a clean empty body..........anyone here ever reach the low point like Nora Lenz did.
12-26-2005, 10:23 AM
I will be losing about 25 pounds to get to my healthiest weight of 110-112 (at 5'5") and workout 6 days a week with cardio, wts and yin yoga. My goal is to be 85% raw (this actually feels the "best" to me, the only cooked I eat is veggies and beans-no grains at all) with 3 seasonal detoxes of 2 weeks all raw plus the master cleanse for a few days in there.
when I was 100% raw I lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks, which amazed me after 2 kids at age 41! It really really works, but I feel a lot stronger when I add in some cooked beans and veggies at dinner, so that's what I do, except throughout these holidays! I decided not to stress about anything and get back on track-which I'm doing today, day after Christmas, and ring in the New year back on track!
12-27-2005, 05:33 AM
To start! ;)
I am switching over to this as a lifestyle change, I have a lot of energy to gain and a lot of weight to lose, and it's gonna take more than a year. I have just a couple of all around life goals to share (hopefully by 2007's end...? ;) ) for the first time in my life, I want someone to think I'm THIN (not "skinny," mind you)! And I want to have no fear of going to the doctor because of being afraid to step on the scale.
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