1 year raw anniversary!
Sorry the pictures are kind of choppy. The original size was huge!
I have to say, I don't recognize the person in the before pictures. I feel sick looking at them. I do not relate to that person at all. So much has changed for me in this one year. I can't see living any other way now. Being a raw vegan is a complete lifestyle for me, and I am happy to see that I have inspired others around me. I haven't been on this board in a while as I haven't spent much time on the computer in the past few months. I absolutly had to share my photos though. I am amazed by the transformation I've seen in myself, and as I said, I don't even recognize the person in the befores. I have had a complete spirtual, emotional and physical transformation, my vibrations are higher than they have ever been. I have found joy in my life and am finally following it. It's a beautiful thing.
And as far as the physical transformation, I shed 43 pounds and 52 1/2 inches off of my body. I would like to shed another 30 pounds, but I am very happy to see how far I've gotten in one year.
Whoa, BIG difference. Nice!
what a gorgeous transformation you've been through. i celebrated my one year raw anniversary in august and i too cannot even resonate with the person i was before. congrats to you!!!
Way to go! You have an awesome glow about you also. Beautiful!
Thank you for posting these. You look like a glowing picture of health! What a wonderful transformtion. You look even more beautiful now.
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Way to go and you do look so beautiful and healthy.
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That is so Amazing and you Look Amazing!
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You look amazing. I'm so happy for you and I don't even know you.
It's not just about loosing weight, it's also about gaining a new life, right? Although, being skinny helps a LOT. Congratulations!
If you will post more details (height, weight -before, menu, a list of changes, skin tone improving, plateaus,...), please let us know - it is always welcome to know what others were going through the first year.
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Congratulations! What a beautiful transformation! I will celebrate one year raw in December. I look at my old photos and wonder how I could have looked like that. It's so nice to have the outside reflect our true selves instead of being hidden behind a disguise. You have done so well! Keep on rawkin'!!!!!
AMAZING transformation!!!! But.. don't think you really need to lose 30 more. You look great!
That is so awesome, the results are sooooooooooo amazing. You look fantastic!!!
Hurray! You look terrific! And more importantly, you feel really good, too.
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thanks so much everyone!
Originally Posted by Elena Ruj
I'm 5'8", I started at 223 and I'm down to 180. In the first 3 months without working out, so just changing my diet I lost 30 pounds right away. I was at a plateau then for, I think it was 7 months or so, then I finally broke through that and lost the other 13 pounds. I started exercising pretty regulary. So I am at 180 currently, and my goal is 150. I am at my lowest weight i've ever been that I can remember so I don't know if 150 is reasonable for me or not. It is in my healthy weight range for my height though.
As far as other changes, my skin cleared up and seems to "glow", it's so soft, my eyes are so white and clear! I'm a natural redhead and before raw my hair had gotten really ashy colored and it wasn't shiny, but now my red color is back and it's very shiny and has grown very fast! Something funny that I noticed, I have cuticles now! That sounds crazy, but for years I didnt have cuticles, and if I did, you couldn't see them, now I can see them. My digestion improved dramatically, as I had always had problems with that. My mind cleared within the week of going raw. I had been having so much trouble concentrating and just have clear thoughts in general. Also I had lost my train of thought quite frequently. It was almost like a veil was lifted off of me and I could think clearly, my energy level was way up, and my spirtuality blossomed very rapidly.
As far as what I ate, I ate whatever I was craving, and I still do. I find my body knows what it needs and now I actually listen to it. I never got into the complex foods/meals and dehydrated foods. Although I enjoy them every once in a while, they tend to feel like bricks sitting in my stomach. I seem to switch between lots and lots of greens to lots and lots of sweet fruits. So whatever I'm craving. I have noticed that my portion sizes changed dramatically. I eat probably 1/4 or 1/3 of what I was eating.
Also, I have experienced a huge shift in consciousness. I am way more conscious of how I treat others and the enviroment. As well as what products I use in my house, on my body, in my garden, etc.
That's all I can think of right now. Anything else you'd like to know, please don't be afraid to ask.
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