I'll have to post some new pictures because I've lost quite a bit of weight just living, breathing, and sharing this new lifestyle. Compared to my hubby who is gaining weight because all he eats is cooked crap, I'm giving him my pounds!! Not good for him, but a big plus for me.
Ian wrote a background story - - - my background story is about my weight which came to love my body around the time my father died. Did not have good support around me, I was very weak: emotionally, my self-discipline--esteem--worth went way down to almost nothing because I let myself go, didn't care, and I gained the weight. Moved to New Jersey May of 2004 to get away from a bad cycle, met Kelli & Sam, and because of them I met Greg, my husband.
I had my daughter, Sydney while still heavy--lost some weight in the first 3-4 months due to not being able to keep anything down, but I am not still where I want to be. I should have cared way before I even met Kelli.
Kelli, is the one who brought this idea up to me. I was and still am behind her 100% to be living an 80-100% raw food lifestyle. It has now been over a month and I have lost 19 pounds, which makes me weigh - - - what? - - - 165 - - - which is great in my book! Thank you Ian for sharing this with Kelli and thank you Kelli for sharing this with me.
As you are having more progress with Sam, Kelli - - -Greg is completely 100% not into this type of lifestyle. He does eat carrots (every so often) but that is about it. He eats red delicious apples maybe once every two weeks. So anyone can tell he is a very difficult, stubborn guy. Hopefully someday that will change. I do get him to try some things when I make them, but it's only a bite and I get a face because it's healthy, funny combinations of food. Nothing new for me.
I tried your Yummy Sandwich, Kelli - - - I have it saved as my Raw Food Recipes in a Word document so hopefully whenever I find someone who wants to try this lifestyle all I'll have to do is e-mail them that document. Some people are just lazy in the beginning and do not want to do the work, which isn't much, but it is easier for a beginning if it is laid out for them to get them more excited that they are doing something wonderful for their body. My boss is actually doing this lifestyle now and is incorporating it into her five children and a skepticle husband's three meals a day menu.
Right now, I am trying to save money. So, not going out to eat with Greg is a big saver. I think I might get him to go to one of the raw food restaurants in Manhattan, but it's still a big ify!!
Grocery store later tonight. I have a meal plan of things to make in the next week, so I'm excited. Anyone reading this should definately try this lifestyle because you can't lose anything but weight and if you never try then you'll never know how much of a cooked food addict most people are today.