February 2008 Challenge Archives
Okay gang...it's that time again, to start contemplating whether or not you're ready to take the plunge...the plunge for 30 days to see if RAW is for you!
If you do not own Alissa's book, I highly recommend you get it as it's a great guide and a HUGE encouragement and inspiration!
Just a reminder to all participants...we do NOT discuss cooked food slip-ups in the daily challenge threads. The main focus is to go raw (totally raw) for 30 days but we understand that stuff happens and there is no judgment or beating up for that, but we want to focus on all the GOOD stuff we're eating/doing and not put energy into the other stuff because as Alissa is known to say, "What you feed grows and what you starve dies". So, let's keep the discussions talking about what RAW foods you're eating or have eaten and save the "oopsies" for your journal/blog or if you are having a difficult time with cooked food and need some suggestions on overcoming, start a thread in the main Raw and Living Food Discussion area.
So, for the newbies...the way this works is, starting on the 1st of February a new Day One thread will be posted (and a new one each day for the duration of the month) and you just post what you've eaten, how you're feeling, any changes you're experiencing, etc...anything pertaining to your experience EXCEPT for cooked food nibbles, binges, etc. as mentioned previously.
Thanks and let's see who's all up for the 30 straight days of Raw in February (well...it's actually 29 days...but who's counting?
Okay, I'm In!
I've been flirting with the idea for awhile now and have decided to take the plunge. My last remaining excuse was, "But my anniversary's on 2/26." You know the drill. Well that's just fine. I've decided that I'm close enough to visit Grezzo on my anniversary.....and that will be day #26 of the challenge. What a nice reward. I'm really looking forward to the journey.
i'm in for a third challenge :)
I can't think of a good reason not to do this.
I'm so excited for the 30 day challenge...I'm starting today!
i'm in it!! SO glad i found this site/forum!! 2 1/2 years ago i was living with my vegan aunt and so i went vegan for 4 months and lost ALOT of weight! i've gained it back and then some, so not only do i want to lose the weight, but i would like to have raw food as my everyday lifestyle. i really dont know a whole lot about raw but i'd like to learn and i'm up for the challenge!!!
i'm super exicited about this!
I'm in. I've been waiting to do thid for a long time, but I was pregnant and then nursing. Well, my milk is gone now (tried my best to keep it, but I have milk supply issues...finally nothing, even supplements, pumping, you name it, was helping). It's depressing, but I'm turning it into a positive by finally going all raw, and maybe doing some colonics and cleanses. Maybe if I go raw and clean out my system, next time I have a baby I won't have milk supply problems! :-)
My husband will also be joining me, although he won't be on the boards here. Yesterday he tried a green smoothie (after a little coersion,lol) and actually said that it wasn,t bad. Wow!
Highest Weight: 282.2 (non-pregnant) - Current Weight: 273 - Mini-Goal 1: 250
I'm doing this for health and happiness. Becoming a hot mama someday is just a (welcome) fringe benefit.
A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down. ~Proverbs 15:13
I'm in for my 4th month!
I'm in for month # 2, & am eagerly anticipating TOTAL success!
Third time's the charm!
I'm in for February! It's my third challenge to sign up for, and I'm committing to making it through to the end this time! I've decided to fully commit to 100% raw for Lent (plus the extra five days of February before it starts). I am excited and determined!
Now I'm off to read Alissa's book again for inspiration!
Eating RAW since July 2007!
Highest Weight, May 2007: 215
Starting Raw Weight, July 2007: 205
Goal Weight: 145
Current Weight, 10/30/2008: 138.5 :D
I'm in!! I just hope I can get on here and post every day!
Excited to continue the journey!!! I'm IN!!
"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Gandhi
I want to do it. =-]
Definitely a newbie though =-]
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