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I LOST OVER 145 POUNDS EATING THIS!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

As I was entering food into the SparkPeople food tracker application the other day I was taken aback by the amount of food I consumed on a daily basis! I was even more amazed by the contents of my daily work lunch and work snacks. Literally I am a pig! Here is a picture of my usual lunch and snacks for a work day.



There is a lot of food there! The first thing I noticed was that there were all the colors of the rainbow. You had your greens, your yellows, your reds, your purples, your blues, and your whites. There were dairy products, lean meat, and even some carbohydrates. I am literally eating more than I did when this picture was taken.



The difference is that I am now eating healthy or, as it has been posed to me by my SparkFriend AWEISE, RAW! As she explains it to me eating RAW involves uncooked, unprocessed, and organic food. In other words, foods that has to be chew, such as vegetables and fruits. My work lunch and snacks certainly fall into this category. I guess I am officially a RAW eater. Hmmm, who would have thought?!



THANK YOU SO MUCH SPARKPEOPLE.COM!!!

KEEP ON MOVING PEOPLE!



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FRABBIT 1/3/2013 10:39AM

  Very encouraging! Thanks.

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RMARSH07 8/17/2012 8:02PM

  The lunch picture was very helpful. I eat a lot of snacks. Not as much raw snacks, but I love to munch when stressed and your lunch choices would let me. Cograds! emoticon

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GEMINISUE 6/20/2012 3:04PM

    Thank You for sharing this with us. You are an informative writer and your pictures, tells us, it worked So proud of you!

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Linda

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RUBYROOTS4YOU 6/17/2012 12:20AM

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RISA87 6/16/2012 5:30PM

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SEATTLE58 6/16/2012 10:18AM

    I truly feel that i can accomplish losing my last 40 pounds after reading all that you've accomplished! Thanks for all you written and for your photos that show exactly what you ate. That alot of the times, are the hardest for me and my family. Finding things that they like too! Thank you buddy!! Also, I have to say that I'm also 53, so that lets me know that I can do it too, at this age! Congratulations to you!! emoticon

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REVCLC 6/15/2012 9:33PM

  You give me hope! Thank you!

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LEANBEAUTY 6/15/2012 1:49PM

  Great! I love the food list that you shared!

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BYKRYD62 6/15/2012 12:34PM

    You look great , wow!

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ALOVE1967 6/15/2012 10:36AM

    Yep...it's all about QUALITY over QUANTITY! Yes, portion control is important, but if you're eating QUALITY foods you can eat a lot more of 'em!

An interesting follow up to this blog would be to show a picture of what your typical meal was BEFORE, next to this picture, and a comparative run-down of the calories/fat/fiber/sodium, etc. Kind of an "eat this, not that" type thing. emoticon

I want to say CONGRATULATIONS on your success, but in a way that word always seems to indicate that someone was very lucky...like..."congratulations, you just won the lottery!", but I know your success had nothing to do with luck and a whole lot to do with faith and determination and hard work! So instead I will say NICE JOB and what an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

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SHANTODD420 6/15/2012 9:38AM

    Congrats and what an amazing transformation.

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CHERRY666 6/15/2012 8:29AM

    Just read the DailySpark entry about you. Congratulations on your amazing life change! It's very inspiring to read about people who have succeeded, so thank you for sharing. =)

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NANCYKALED 6/15/2012 7:50AM

    You look amazing!! What an inspiration! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 6/15/2012 5:10AM

  Awesome!!! Congratulations on your Weight Loss. The before and after pictures tell the story.You also done great in meeting your accomplishs and goals too. This is the WAY TO GO!!! KEEP IT UP!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Day and Week.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/14/2012 8:50PM

    Your blog on Daily Blogs really inspired me, I am getting your book and gonna try it. Are you a raw foodie, as Aweise said? I want so much to learn how to do that.

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PRINCESSAA12 11/26/2011 1:53AM

    This is amazing.. you've really inspired me. You know what? I'm going to try adding some raw food to my diet too! emoticon

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JODIBEAR58 8/1/2011 10:07AM

    Wow! Thats fantastic!

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ANGELEYES67J 6/28/2011 3:04PM

    You look amazing. Thanks for sharing your story. It really inspires me.

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NOTFATCAT 5/7/2011 7:38PM

    You have made an amazing change in yourself. I can't get over the before and after pics.
Plus, you seem to have a great bowling game going on now!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 3/23/2011 3:06PM

    Your array of food looks delicious. I like to eat salads, simply because I can have a huge plate full of greens. I can't have a big plate full of anything else! LOL! And I just discovered fat free Ranch. Bought the bottle of dressing months ago, but was afraid it would be awful, and it's been sitting in my cupboard. Now that the expiration date is almost reached, I opened it, and it's delicious. And only 30 calories for 2 tablespoons, that compares to 140 calories for regular ranch and 80 calories for lite ranch. I think I see a lot of fat free Ranch dressing in my future!

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FREDIA2 3/19/2011 10:05AM

    How inspiring!!!

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ROCKLAND2010 3/18/2011 8:06AM

    WooHoo for RAW!

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DARINGR8LY 3/17/2011 10:46PM

    You look amazing. RAW did Raul good. emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 2/20/2011 6:44PM

    Awesome! You look great! What an inspiration!

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SMPO79 2/11/2011 12:13PM

    Great blog! It makes such a difference eating real, live food instead of processed food products. If more people knew about this there would (and should) be a revolution..thank you for sharing and congratulations on your weight loss!

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IILAAD65 2/11/2011 3:46AM

    While it seems to be a lot of food, I bet when you weighed more that would have been nothing.

NOW you are eating everything HEALTHY.. amazing changes and shows how strong you really are.

And you perservered.. great personality trait!!

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TRAZIJANES 2/9/2011 9:16AM

    Fantastic Job!!!
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ILLINITEACHER52 2/8/2011 5:05PM

  Awesome!!

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EVRLNGFOO 2/8/2011 4:50PM

    you look great! mmm...your lunch looks tasty!

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DEEDEE1102 2/8/2011 4:08PM

    Wow! You look great and like you feel great too! emoticon

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JRSGIRL1995 2/8/2011 2:34PM

    Truly an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/8/2011 2:20PM

    I struggle with this idea sometimes. That I eat so much. I still have this old idea of a diet is supposed to leave me hungry. The difference is WHAT I am eating. GREAT BLOG and what an amazing accomplishment. Thanks for sharing!

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COOKWITHME65 2/8/2011 1:59PM

    Wow you have done fantastic.

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ARKANSASRAINBOW 2/4/2011 8:52PM

    Wow! That is impressive weight loss! It looks like you have enough food to graze on all day long. You are amazing!

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HOTTEXAN 2/3/2011 8:28PM

    Thanks for the inspiration! Gonna go eat some carrots now.

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QUIKSYLVER 2/2/2011 10:27AM

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KEITHA39 1/31/2011 9:31PM

    You're an inspiration. What you wrote will impact my approach to my fitness. Great going!!!

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LIVESTRONG2010 1/31/2011 3:04PM

    Looks good to me. What an amazing change. What an inspiration you are to so many of us.

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MYLOVELYCURVES 1/31/2011 4:16AM

    This is so inspiring! Congratulations on your weight loss! That's amazing!

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IUHRYTR 1/31/2011 1:50AM

    You are an inspiration! -- Lou

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BONBONBIG 1/31/2011 1:02AM

    Are you kidding me? That looks AWESOME! You really might think about marketing that lunch of yours. That is impressive, well-organized, and mouth-watering. Super yummy, good job!

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BECKNWA 1/30/2011 4:39PM

    You can fix lunch for me anytime Rock! Lunch for me is at 1 AM. They call it my lunchbreak, but it is my dinner. Breakfast is early afternoon, Lunch around 9 PM. Crazy schedule for sure. Keep up the great work, as you're looking good!

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VALERIEMAHA 1/30/2011 2:01PM

    I followed my friend JLWOF here out of curiosity seeing the name of your blog...and I LOVE IT!!! You are doing JUST the right thing and reaping the reward for all your hard work.

Con el nombre "Raul" puede ser que eres latino??? De todos modos...
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Maha (como Mája)

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JLWOF1 1/30/2011 1:46PM

    Wow, Raul, I don't think I would have recognized you in the before photo! What a tremendous difference 145 lbs. can make! You look great! I love all of the food that you are eating! Your diet shows that eating the healthy way really does allow you to eat a lot more than eating junk food alone! You are doing an absolute fantastic job! You are a real inspiration! I'm honored to know you and have you for a Spark Friend!

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SHARALEV 1/30/2011 1:22PM

    You are such an inspiration! emoticon

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KELLYC_14FAN 1/30/2011 10:00AM

    Congrats on your weight loss!! You look great!!

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KNIGHTS6 1/30/2011 4:16AM

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-POOKIE- 1/30/2011 3:32AM

    That lunch looks SO tasty!!

And your change is amazing, I know Im impressed!

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BUTEAFULL 1/30/2011 12:52AM

    that is quite a transformation
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