Jan 31- Day 31
We did it !
I am so proud of myself ! I have never gone this long on any type of challenge before ! I've had a few slip ups which were really minor ! But for the most I am so happy I completed this. Next Month, I plan to be 90% raw eating stem sweet potatos and beans.
Last edited by Juniper44; 01-31-2010 at 01:35 PM.
We both made it without any glitches.
I've lost 16 lbs in January and lost over 4 inches from my "waist" (which is now almost waist shaped too!)
Mrs Gecko has lost 8 lbs and has reduced her Menieres Disease medication from 3 pills to 1/2 pill per day.
Amazing. We've decided we are going to stay 90% + Raw. Haven't felt this good in years.:)
hw 261 :eek:
100% sw 246 :mad:
cw 230 :)
1st gw 217
Congratulations everyone for completing the 30 day challenge! I'm on day 21 now, but wanted to share in the excitement with those who completed the challenge today.
All the best!
Good for you, gecko and juniper! That is truly an amazing accomplishment!
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
- Katharine Hepburn
Lid Glitterbattler, dwarf
Awesome everyone!!! I ended up eating a cooked dinner last night, and a cooked dinner tonight.. I'll be doing a 13-day mini-RAW-challenge, starting tomorrow! I know I'll be having a cooked, vegan dinner on Valentine's, then will be doing some travelling. (will do my best while in CA, though, will def get to Cafe Gratitude on the Sat night I will be there!)
So.. another 2 weeks coming up for me.. I know it'll be easy!
Also.. ironic that as soon as I had something cooked is when I started not feeling good? I think not! My inner ear has been bothering me all day, and I am completely wiped out. More incentive to stay 100% raw for the next 2 weeks!!!
congratulations to everyone for completing the 30 Day Challenge.
I plan to do the February challenge. I've been eating all raw since the 25th. I've had a couple of minor slip-ups. Yesterday, the 30th, I had a tablespoon (quite literally) of some sweet potato soup that I made for some guests and today, the 31st, I had two slices of Challah bread.
I tried to start going raw on Jan. 17th, but wasn't very successful because my daughter was still in town on her college Christmas break and I just couldn't resist the temptation to eat whatever she bought or made. So I just wrote it off as a part of my transitioning (have been transitioning--from 10% to 20% to 30%, etc.). And then, the very morning that I dropped my daughter off at the airport, I began my first 100% raw day.
Last night, I tasted the food I'd cooked because, well, I didn't want to serve bad food. I had to make sure it tasted okay, so I make no apologies for that. Today, though, with the bread...I was concerned about losing so much weight so quickly (on the 25th, I weighed 192.8; this morning, I weighed 183.8) because I'd heard it was stressful on the gallbladder and could cause gallstones. A friend told me that in order to slow down the weight loss, I should eat some cooked food.
Does anyone know anything about the effect that rapid weight loss on a raw diet has on the gallbladder? I would like to stay completely raw, but I also don't want to risk getting gallstones. Are there any fruits/vegetables/greens that are especially good for the gallbladder and/or pancreas?
Thanks, in advance, for your insights.
SW: 187 (12/26/2010)
CW: 170 (11/01/2010)
1GW: 160; 2GW:150; 3GW:140
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results."--Albert Einstein.
Yes, I did it
I am so grateful that I made through 31 day of eating 100% raw. I am definitely continuing and am ready for the next monthly challenge.
Today I had
I cup of pineapple
4 crackers with avo, tomatoes and clover sprouts
2 coconut choco wafers
1 scoop of chocolate hazelnut agave gelato
I have never had to deal with it, so I don't know about rapid weight loss as connected to the formation of stones. You could consume more apples, apple juice, and grapefruit and/or it's juice. These have lots of pectin which softens stones allowing them to pass more easily. It is because of that, these are two key ingredients in liver and gall bladder flushing/cleansing routines. I hope this helps. Maybe someone with more knowledge on the rapid weight loss side of it will answer to that.
Originally Posted by 1skinnygal
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