The Rawtarian - 7 months 100% raw
Well, the time has come for me to share a quick before and after!
I've been 100% raw for over seven months now. Weight loss wasn't really much of a factor for my going raw. Mostly I was interested in improving my skin, my health and having more energy. But now that I look back at some photos from just before I went raw, we can all see that I look so much better now at a lighter weight, especially in my face. I don't have a scale and I don't know how much weight I've lost, but I seem to have reached my natural weight now. I've stayed pretty much the same for the past couple of months.
My facial skin has definitely improved in terms of breakouts, and the back of my thighs now look so much better. I'm not sure whether it was cellulite, but the backs of my thighs were really unattractive, but now my thighs look taught and smooth. My energy is way better, and all-round I just feel fabulous, more hopeful and way less moody.
Before (I apologize for the quality of the "before" photos. I lost almost all of my digital photos during two hard-drive crashes recently. I had to steal these from some facebook photos posted by friends and family.) :
I don't particularly relish posting these before pictures on the internet, but I know how important these types of threads are for motivating others. Going raw has totally changed my life for the better. I can honestly say that I have completely, radically changed the way that I think about food and what I'm putting into my body. This is not a diet, it is a complete lifestyle change. As some of the Boutenkos have said of the years, I no longer even think of dead foods (for example, a bagel or a bag of chips or a gummy candy) as food. They don't even exist for me. I look at them and they seem alien to me. It's like, people eat that??
Thanks for letting me share my story and good luck to all of you on your raw journey... If you haven't gone raw yet, I challenge you to try it for 30 days. Go 100% raw for 30 days. Then on day 31, ask yourself whether you can do it for one more day. And then on day 32, ask yourself whether you can do it again. And again, and again. Your tastebuds will change, it gets easier and easier and easier. Trust me. Good luck!
Congratulation for your success, I also add your success to my motivationlist.
I already see results, but I'm not 100% satisfied, but I like the view on the journey.
90 % raw since 01/17/10
HW: 235lb / 107kg
CW: 194lb / 88kg (05/27/10) I'm U2, under 200, yeahhh!
GW: 165lb / 75kg
A successfull man arrives at the gates of heaven and demands entry. "Of course," St. Peter says, "just show us your scars!" "I have no scars," the man man replies. "What a pity," St. Peter says, "was there nothing worth fighting for?"
AWESOME! Another amazing life transformed by the power of living foods! Hoooray!
Thank you so much for sharing!
You looked healthy before & even healthier now!
Congratulations! As Monk says, you looked healthy before and even healthier now. Your story is very motivational and very encouraging, especially for those that don't need weight loss. Thank you so much for sharing! I'll be sharing your story with my 14 yo daughter who has, amazingly and on her own, undertaken a water fast for today only.
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when I know there are footprints on the moon. ~Paul Brant
keep it up... you can tell by your glow that it's workin'!
Originally Posted by laura-jane
wow, you look smashing, your skin is glowing..keep it up. Thanks for sharing.
Wow you look beauty-full girl! Well done, how are you going now?
wow you're gorgeous! you look like a model :)
"Once we have reached our destiny we understand that it is different from the dearest wishes of the beginning, it is much deeper, broader, sometimes greater...either we understand or we sail on, and on, and on."
thanks for sharing your testimony of raw and great success.
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
Yes--more inspiration for the rest of us...
Thanks for sharing. You look beautiful.
...And thanks for your recipes! I tried the Alfredo sauce from your site yesterday--wow! It was a big hit. ...And so easy to make.
SW: 198lbs April 1
Wow! You were gorgeous and slim before, but now you're just GLOWING!
can we say it
je suis amoureux
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