About to start 6 month raw commitment
I've had weight issues all of my adult life, and back in 2005 - 2006 things clicked for me and I was 100% raw for about a year. I got a healthy weight, and that was the only time in my life that I had the energy to really enjoy life. Since then, I have tried to find "balance" between the cooked world and the raw world, while staying a healthy size and feeling good... but I've realized it's just not possible for me.
Monday, October 1st, I'm starting my commitment to myself to be 100% raw for six months. I have to have an "end" date just for psychological reasons. My desire is really to stay raw for the rest of my life.
To start preparing myself, and get out of the mindset of what I "can't" have during that time, I made a list of all my favorite recipes from Alissa. I am SO excited about what I CAN have, that I can't wait to get started! Here's a list of just a few of the things I am so looking forward to having again:
Pesto stuffed mushrooms warmed in the dehydrator
Carrot Pecan Burgers
... and the one thing I never took out of my diet, even when eating SAD... Date Nut Torte!
I've got about 100 lbs to loose at this point, my "goal" as unrealistic as it may sound, is to lose 85 lbs in those first six months. Based on my previous experience with raw, I actually think this may be possible.
I welcome you to share your thoughts with me, tell me good luck, tell me I'm nuts, either way, it'll spur me on!
As I start this journey, I look forward to getting to know some of you, and being a part of your journeys as well.