Just posted my friend's story as she transitioned from a 220 pound "junk food vegan" to a ~130 pound raw foodist! :) She's such an inspiration to me - not just from her healthy changes, but this girl is so full of life and love. Wish I could spend more time letting that rub off on me! *lol*
Inspiration can be found in this fellow's 274 videos - I really am not excited about seeing all the skin, and I am a biggest loser fan and don't like it there - possibly because I really do not like seeing me in my state, but I am encouraged: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQinXZr2sqI&featur e=plcp
Clip of various doctors (Ornish, Cousens, Fuhrman, Hyman) talking about reversing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer with plant-based diets and lifestyle modifications! Hooray that the word is spreading more and more, and being accepted by "mainstream" doctors more and more as well!!
I try to eat at least 2 raw meals a day for the last month. For the most part I'm pretty successful. I used to cook over my weekend for the entire week since it's just me so still trying to figure out how to cook every other day or so and fit that into my schedule since the raw foods do not stay as fresh as long.
Pounds lost: 25.0
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I saw this on a former team members blog, entitled " When you are in need of inspiration - and then it went viral a few months ago and Kashi posted on her blog and yes, it is inspirational
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Arnold Kauffman helps his friend Marsha who was recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease. After a 10 Day Raw Food diet Marsha's symptoms of Lyme Disease disappeared. (Arnold Kauffman from Arnold's Way Raw Food Cafe)
Not sure what was the meal plan here, but this is a triumphant story and I just want you to be encouraged by what was accomplished here. We can do anything:
Skinny Minnie posted this on her blog and it inspired me so much, as I have had an accident three years ago that bruised every organ on the right side of my body, crushed bones in my leg - I set the alarms off at the airport and slight, brain trauma injury. I recently had my name removed from my church sick and shut in list becasue I am triumphant and now I know after watching these two videos, we can do this:
"Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams." Les Brown
current weight: 210.0
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Angela Stokes-Monarch lost over 160 pounds by adopting a raw vegan food lifestyle. She and her Husband are the power team behind Raw Reform & Raw Food World websites, stores and tv shows, one of the largest online raw food shows, blogs and stores in the world.
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I always love reading stories like this. Many people turn to Raw for different reasons and everyone's path is different, some are doing Raw little by little or some are High Raw or 100%. It is going to be great having a place where we can go back to for either inspiration or to be able to share these success stories with others we feel Raw will benefit.
This thread is a place to have a collective of new articles, success stories and information about folks in the Raw Food World. This allows any of us to come here for a bit of inspiration, or news and note worthy information, and not miss it in the day to day of the team discussion. To keep it near the top, please visit often and also if you find something you feel is news and note worthy add it. It is not all about weight loss, but our journey to Celebrate Life with positve Health!
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