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01-22-2006, 06:50 AM
:confused: Bit of a disappointment this week as only 1/2 lb lost. I'm hoping that it due to the fact that it's the wrong time of the month as I have still been eating 100% raw and trying not to overdo nuts and avocados.
After my great start in weeks one and two when I lost 6 and 4 lbs respectively, to lose only 1/2 lb is upsetting. This is the sort of hiccup that if I was on the standard UK diet programme, I would give up and say "what's the point, it's not working any more". I'd then start to eat everything in sight and put the 10lbs lost back on plus a few more lbs for good measure.
BUT........... I'm not going to do that this time. I would like to be raw for life and I'm only 3 weeks into it, so I have to give it time. Hopefully next week some more weight will come off.
I hope others who want to lose weight have had a more successful week than me - please add to this post and let me know.
01-22-2006, 07:40 AM
I am also struggling to loose weight. I want to get rid of the flubber that hides under the stiff jeans, and it went great the first two weeks. Then it got more difficult. I think this is normal. Most people go through this.
That just means that you have reached the point where the body needs to take a break to detox instead of loose weight, or, it could be that you have ended up the same way as me: I hit a bump in the road, caused by anxiety. Let me explain:
- when I feel good and relaxed, and I want to move on in life, and let go of the past with confidence, then I loose weight. I also don't have a problem with going hungry a little longer, and the day generally goes smoother.
- but when I feel nervous about something, or brood, or I'm angry, then it's like my body holds on to the fat and won't let go. It's like some kind of self protection paranoia. Plus, when I get moody, I also get peckish and eat more, even when I'm not hungry.
I have been standing still at the same weight for a few days, but I had a detox day, and I know that it's only a bump in the road.
Don't give up. And if you want to binge for a day, then choose raw food, because it doesn't give the same kind of pain or "hangover" as cooked does. :D
01-22-2006, 10:53 AM
4 more pounds this week. I didn't exercise nearly as much this week as I had the past 2 weeks because of circumstances.
Total so far is 15 pounds.
01-22-2006, 11:09 AM
I lost 6 lbs the first week 1 lb the second week and so far 1 lb this week. weigh in is tues. for me. I to am very disappointed. I plan to stick with it for 90 days but to be honest if the weight isn't coming off by than I'll probably go back to my old eating habits. I haven't exercise yet but I will be starting Mon. so hopefully that'll get thing moving. I'm like you, If this was another diet I probably would call it quits but I know this is the best way to eat so I'm gonna be strong. Good luck.
01-22-2006, 11:29 AM
Remember that one pound a week is 52 POUNDS a year!! That's Fantastic!! Don't give up, I find that my weight loss depends a lot on what activities I did that week, how lazy I was, how stressed I was, don't give up! Be proud of how far you have come and how much healthier you are! Relish more then just the weight loss and stick to it for 30 days at least! Its been hard for me too, I can really related to all of what you guys are saying and it helps to look at the big picture! Blessings xxx
01-22-2006, 12:28 PM
Kitty, thank you for the perspective of the 52 pounds a year. That really helps me. I just checked and I've lost 1.5 pounds this week. :) I wish it was faster, but that will have to be okay for me. As long as I loose just a little, then at least I am still moving towards my goal.
I've lost 7.9 pounds since january 2nd. It's slow, but I'm happy that it's gone. :D
01-22-2006, 12:49 PM
This isn't some fad diet.
This takes time as your body adjusts.
Exercise is key.
Raw is a lifestyle . It's not just about the food and weighing in.
Quick results vary from person to person.
Watch and feel your mental state change for the better, your tolerance for situations and yes some weight loss.
I lost 30lbs. in 90 days and shed my old body.
I then gained back 15lbs on RAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my true body weight and I feel super.
Give it more time and don't look for the quick fix.
peace and Chicken grease,
01-22-2006, 01:19 PM
Monkeyboy, I know this isn't a fad diet and I'm hoping to follow this way of eating for a long time. However I have about 85 lbs to lose and it would motivate me a lot more if the weight was coming off faster. I know it takes time and everyone is different but it's hard when you read about someone losing 11 ibs in 11 days. I want to be that person. :)
01-22-2006, 01:30 PM
Yo Jazzy One,
May I suggest some great jazz from....Jamie Cullum, Chris Botti, and Gerald Allbright.
01-22-2006, 01:32 PM
Thanks Monkeyboy, I will check them out.
01-22-2006, 02:21 PM
This is just my personal opinion...but I think that in the first 30 to maybe even 90 days of eating raw scales should be tossed (or at least hidden and not to be pulled out until the end of the 30-90 day time frame) because as Monkeyboy said, your body will go through adjustments and this could mean your weight fluctuating as your body is doing what it needs to do.
I realize this (not losing weight fast enough or even gaining weight) can be disheartening and frustrating...so to keep those feelings of, "This isn't working, might as well say screw it and go eat whatever the heck I want", at bay, keep the scale away...at least for a little while at first so your focus can become something different.
01-22-2006, 03:56 PM
I've been raw since the 1st of January too. I want to lose about 45 lbs. and was very excited to lose 8 lbs. almost immediately. Since then I haven't lost anymore. However, I have not been running much as it's been raining alot so I need to get back on the Nordic Track because I do believe exercise will help.
What's helping me stick with it is the knowledge that weight off is only one measure of success. Going back to an old way of eating is not an option. The old way of eating got me to where I am: overweight, out of shape and with a variety of aches and pains. Just in the last month I've noticed so many great changes in my skin, my energy level, and the quieting of my mind. So if I add these to my 8 lb. weight loss I've had a huge amount of success in just a month.
Frankly, I don't know why anyone would bother to change to this lifestyle if they already have an escape route planned back to SAD eating. Once I realized I had serious SAD food addictions I realized a Raw lifestyle is a sane and healthy way that will free me from those addictions. To even entertain going back to the old way would be like being an alcoholic and keeping a vodka bottle in the bottom drawer "just in case".
Anyway, sorry to ramble but my best wishes to you. Know that you are giving yourself a wonderful gift by sticking with it. It will pay off.
01-23-2006, 04:26 AM
I agree with Rawcinlocs that it is best not to start out with a diet, but to simply let the body get adjusted to raw food first. I started eating partly raw in september 2005. Back then, I weighed 184.8 pounds and I had strong food allergies and beginning arthritis. The arthritis went away almost instantly and my hands became warm, instead of cold. The bad fats have also changed, at least partly, to good fats, in my body. I could tell how the fat was no longer hard and lumpy, but soft and soggy. It also made my blubbery legs smoothen a bit. I am definatly going to stay with raw food for the rest of my life. Even though, I admit, there may be times where I have a cooked Christmas snack or some other cooked food. The longer I eat raw, the less my body tolerates cooked food, though.
On january 2nd I weighed in at 169.4 pounds and I wanted to try dieting. I felt more comfortable with raw food, knowing more about what felt right for me, raw food wise. I also felt that I'd tried different ways of eating. I'd binged on salads, I'd eaten a lot of nuts and fresh dates etc. So for me, focusing on weightloss only, on raw, is a new part of the journey. I want to heal, both mind and body. That includes weightloss.
I agree with MB that the mental state changes for the better. I have felt a dark cloud lift gradually, for months now. Bit by bit, I feel happiness sneaking in, hope and confidence in a healthier, happier future and more confidence in myself etc etc. It helps a great deal, that I don't have the sugar highs and lows anymore. And that I don't have the fatigue or clogged feeling from breads etc anymore either.
As a PS and sticking to the topic, I have discovered that I now need to eat something heavy, and low fat, to get my system going again. I've eaten so little, that I made myself all stuck. lol. :)
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