I didn't think I was losing any weight.. but I am happy to say that i was wrong! (I don't own a scale but I do take measurements and know how fit I am based on how well my clothes fit.)
So, when I began my raw journey last week I took my measurements.. and in just a week, here is what has happened:
1/2 inch in my waist
almost 1 inch in my chest (the more, the better, I say!)
3/4 inch in my arm
1/2 inch in my thigh
3/4 inch in my hips
And this was just in 7 days! I am not losing muscle, either. I know a few days ago I was complaining about lack of energy.. but I think we've figured out what it was. Tyler and I have BOTH been fighting off some sickness. (Of course, several sick people at his work have been coming in when they were sick rather than staying home and protecting others from becoming sick.) But all we've both experienced is sore muscles, like we've been working out, and lethargy. I'm happy to report that as of yesterday I'm getting my strength back and I never actually felt sick. Yay!
Needless to say, this raw journey is proving even easier and having greater results than I imagined. I am so happy! .. and I encourage everyone else to set a goal for yourself, if you plan to go raw (for a week, a month or forever.)
It's similar to when I decided to be vegan. Once I said "I'm vegan" .. I did it. There was no more maybe, no more temptation by non-vegan foods. Going raw is the same way! If I say "I'm raw" .. then I am.
Things look a little different when you decide to do something, rather than saying you're "considering" doing something. Set a goal. Achieve that goal. It's a great feeling!
Good luck! I hope my experience has helped someone learn about raw foods, how easy it is and to go raw, no matter if it's 50%, 75% or 100% raw. If I can do this - you can, too.
... more to come.