|Start Weight:||(07 Jul 13) 348.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(22 Oct 13) 367.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||155.0 lb|
following: TheRealShauna's own diet
performance: gaining 1.2 lb a week
Never in a million years would I have thought I would be embarking on this journey. If someone would have told me 3 years ago that I would be soon following the path to Raw Foods, I would have said they are nuts. (Pun intended)
Over the past 3 years my health has begun to rapidly deteriorate. At 348lbs, I have cysts on my Adrenal gland, cysts in my lymph nodes, polycystic kidney disease, a hiatal hernia, bad asthma, heart palpitations & the newest thing.....Hashimoto's. The Dr. said to stay away from Gluten.
My wonderful husband (Doingitraw-see his profile) & I decided to try Vegan before the newest hospital stay. We had done well for 3 weeks, then I crashed and went to the hospital. I had felt better and lighter but not amazing. We had discovered all the "fake" meats and continued cooking to our hearts content. My only real loss was cheese. I craved it so bad and the vegan version was just not cutting it. After being released from the hospital we went to Jack In The Box. :-( For the next month we ate whatever we wanted (rarely at home) having the "intention" of starting back to Vegan on "Monday". Monday would come and go and we didn't start, using every excuse in the book.
We went to a Raw Vegan introduction class called "Living Raw By Grace" by Haley Cloud. I was so impressed by the ease and taste of the food that I bought all of her Un-Cook books. I did not want yet another excuse for not being able to start. We committed to start today July 7th (Sunday). We have researched a lot and are currently both reading "12 Steps to Raw Foods" by Victoria Boutenko.
Everything is making sense. If we want to live we MUST eat foods that have life in them! We are so excited to begin this journey knowing this time it is not a "diet" but rather our new Lifestyle. :-)
I hope to get the hang of the Green Smoothie thing but regardless, I am ready to become The Real Shauna I was meant to be!
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