Hi everyone, I'm Jasmine and I'm 20 years old from Long Island New York. I started 100% raw on Monday 7-10-07. This is my third day and I am really starting to feel more energized. When I went to the gym today I found myself wanting to do double what I usually do! The first few days were rough and I don't expect the next few days to be an easy ride but it's been pretty good so far. My decision to become raw had to do with a lot of things. One being that I had mono a couple of months ago and really never found myself fully recovered from all the symptoms. I have been tired and sick on and off ever since. I had been hearing about the raw diet through the media (seeing Alissa on the Tyra banks show and other morning talk shows) and the benefits of the lifestyle really appealed to me. I don't personally know anyone who is raw or even vegan for that matter so I'm planning on making this site my best friend and the place I go to for all things raw. I have been journaling my food intake and feelings for the past 3 days and plan on continuing to do so. Eventually I will post my journals here for everyone to read. I have lost 3 pounds since I started and can really feel the detox taking place (skin, mucus clearing out, caffeine withdrawals) although these aren't amazing side effects I know that is is just nature taking it's course by ridding my body of all it's toxins and that makes me smile! I can't wait until a year from now when I can really feel accomplished for making this my lifestyle (not that I don't already...:-)
Well...that's my introduction and I hope to get to know all of you soon!
Peace and Love