Hello! May name's Gayle and I'm starting raw tomorrow. I ordered Alissa's book through interlibrary loan until I can buy it. I should have it in my hands soon. Right now I'm reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw. I am 5'8" and weigh 240 lbs right now. I have tried a bunch of stuff, like Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Slim Fast, etc but I always get sick of all the weighing and measuring and counting and keeping track. Nutrisystem was probably the easiest, but not cheap. I have thought about going raw for awhile and now I'm ready to do it. I know you can lose weight just by sticking with raw foods and not having to write down and weigh foods and all that boring stuff. I'm going to start a blog on here and document the results. Looking forward to doing this and getting to know you all.