Just signed on a few days ago and have already found this to be great place for inspiration and encouragement. I started researching raw food eating in September of 2003 and after almost a year of research and preparation (mental as well as kitchen appliance-wise), in August I was finally ready to go and have now been 100% raw for 5 months. My main reasons for deciding to eat raw are mostly spiritual and philosophical in nature, but as someone naturally thin, I am intrigued by how I can use the nutrients and life force of raw foods to help GAIN weight.
I think part of what took me so long was finding others like myself who were not trying to lose weight or not dealing with a health crisis. I started a journal in the 30-day Challenge picture gallery to share some of what I've learned, and hopefully (in time) provide insights for others like myself who are seeking information about using raw foods for bodybuilding--and I use that term not as someone who is in the running for Mr. Olympia, but rather as someone who uses weights and progressive resistance to add muscle. Meaning, if you saw me, you'd probably think: Bodybuilder?! That skinny white boy? No way...
But I am making progress slowly but surely. I have to tell my friends and family, "Yes I'm looking thin right now, but under my clothes I am more lean and muscular than I've ever been!" Living in Minnesota and being somewhat modest, I really have not had opportunity to throw off my clothes in recent months to prove this, but it's true.
It's great read stories and share philosophies of others who are also on this journey. Many are inspiring to me, and I hope I can add another voice of inspiration for others as well.
P.S. The avatar picture is my dog, Hank, as a puppy. He's 3 1/2 now, but will always be a puppy to me. I'm a little crazy-obsessed with him since he is as close to a child as I will probably ever have.
Originally Posted by Andrew
I already welcomed you in your journal, but glad to have you and good luck!
Hi Andrew, welcome! I'm rather new here myself. You seem like a very upbeat, positive guy.
I loveeee the pic of Hank! My little Mandy (toy poodle/Norfolk terrier) is my only baby too, and most people think I'm wayyy too attached to her! I call her Puppy all the time even though she is 9. :)
Welcome Andrew! - great to see you hear (well, your puppy anyway...) Keep us posted on your progress. Before you know it you'll be flinging your clothes off for all & sundry! ;)
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welcome Andrew....you will surely find support on this great forum...your puppy is soooooo cute :)
Warm welcome Andrew and many blessings on the path ahead~
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