11/30/09

Day 10 of our family's 6 week challenge!

We finally have a new computer, thanks to my husband's wonderful family! I'm hoping to get back into the groove of blogging since I loved it so much, and it definitely helped me to stay raw. I say this because, the entire time I wasn't blogging, I was only eating about 30% raw, pretty much when Rory fed it to me. I gained a lot of my weight back while not being raw, which shows me just how easy it is for me to gain weight, and how important it is for me to stay on the raw path. When I went back to a cooked diet I started at 249lbs and I gained weight and ended up at 273lbs. Still better than when I started at 306 before raw, but I knew it would only be a matter of time until I returned to my original weight.

Today marks my day 10 of being 100% raw once again, and I've lost exactly 10 lbs. I'm not the only one in the house trying to lose weight though. Rory's brother in law, Aaron, is also on a 100% raw food diet beginning 4 weeks ago and he's lost over 40 lbs already! Rory's sister, Danielle, (who doesn't have much to lose) has lost 15 lbs in the last 10 days of being 100% raw.

And what's even more exciting is that Rory's mother, Sandy, has moved in with us! She did a 50% raw transition for 3 weeks before she moved in and lost 15 lbs during that. She can only be weighed at her doctor's office, so we won't know how much she has lost until she leaves, but she intends to stay for 6 weeks. We can't wait to find out the outcome! We've been filming her since we arrived and have created 3 videos so far of her experience.

This first one is an interview during her transition period.



The next video is her moving in day:



This last one is my favorite, Thanksgiving dinner!



I'm not in any of them because I am a bit camera shy, and someone has to hold the camera!

Yesterday was International Juice Feasting Day, and in honor of it we all juice feasted for the entire day. I lost 3 lbs during the feast, Danielle lost 2, and I'm not sure how many Aaron lost, but I know he lost some. Rory's mom was not able to stick with the feast, mostly because she didn't like the juices I was making. Rory was working all day so I had to play 'chef', and I guess I can't hold a candle to Rory's food making! haha

Eating 100% raw food really is a lot easier when you are doing it with others. In the past I had done it with Rory, but it was no longer a struggle for him because he's been 100% raw for a few years now. What I needed was to share the struggle with others, and that has really helped me. That's why websites like Rawfu and Raw Food Rehab are so great, because you can share your feelings, needs, wants, pains, and happinesses with others on those sites. Even blogging helps because I used to get tons of emails from people going through the same thing I was going through. Thanks to everyone out there that has helped me or someone else through any challenge by sharing it with them!

It's good to be back!

7 comments:

  1. Hellooooo! Welcome back to the blogosphere!

    I have been so moved by the videos Rory's been sharing of Mama Rawdawg. And, I'm delighted to hear that you're part of the 6 week challenge, Amanda! You are all going to experience such a transformation – physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. I'm very excited for you and cheering you on.

    Much Love,
    EM

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  2. I love what you are doing together as a family. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

    Congrats on the 10 pound loss!

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  3. EM and Bitt, It's so much more fun and less stressful to be doing this with family. Plus, it helps that Rory makes all the food. Thanks so much for reading this and cheering me on! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO I love you both!

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  4. That's awesome Amanda! I am so glad to see you back on...keep up the great posts!

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  5. What a wonderful experience! Congrats for getting back on the wagon, Amanda! I can't wait to hear about Rory's Mom!

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  6. HI Amanda! Happy New Year!

    So awesome what you guys are doing for your MIL! So inspiring! Thanks for sharing - hope to keep hearing good things with her.

    Hey, I nominated you for an award, check it out: http://hihorosie.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-happy.html

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