Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Raw Transformation




Two years ago, Labor Day Weekend, I felt like I was having a stroke/heart attack. I was hospitalized. I started out with blood pressure of 220/120!

When I got out of the hospital, I didn't take the prescribed meds. I changed to a Raw Food Lifestyle. I was a tight size 16, now I am a size 8! No more health issues either!

The Raw Foods Lifestyle changed my life! I will never again compromise my health and well-being by going back to SAD. Raw does my body good! : )

9 comments:

  1. I went on the Raw Food diet the day after Christmas.I started juicing on Jan. 10th of this year. I feel fantastic and have lost 40lbs!

    About eight years ago our kitchen caught fire and I fell trying to get out. I hurt myself really bad and couldn't walk for some time. I had 2 surgeries on my knee and the doctor put me on steroids and gave me meds for my depression. These things combined with the lack of exercise made my weight go up drastically.

    Every year on my birthday I get a well woman check up, the last one really scared me! Not only did I have to do all the normal test, but they had me take a EKG and Mammogram because of my age. My weight was at an unmentionable number and I was terrified that I could be pre diabetic!

    I had a difficult time exercising before and I can't run. Since I've been juicing, I feel great and have tremendous energy! The best part is that I'm able to ride my bike with little to no pain at all! No more medications, not even ibuprofen is necessary.

    Oh, did I mention that I used to snore like a chainsaw (that's what my family called it) well, within 2wks I no longer snored! My dry cracked feet, smooth as a baby.I've had bad skin my whole adult life...now it's smooth and hydrated! PMS is a dirty word from my past! I hardly know when Aunt Flo is about to visit,haha! and cramps hardly even exist. So when ever people doubt about eating Raw, I can prove them wrong! This has changed my life forever. I'm glad to say I will be here for my children a long time and will enjoy my life as it's meant to be!

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  2. I started eating raw for several reasons. 1. I have fibromyalgia and I know a woman who cured her fibro with raw food and colon hydrotherapy. 2. I was 190 pounds and miserable. 3. I felt so sick I was genuinly terrified I was going to die everyday... I have realized since that the main issue causing that was hypoglycemia. 4. I was tired of food addicions and feeling like a prisoner in my body. 5. I wanted to be a better mother to my children. I've been transitioning since July of '09, so almost 9 months. I've lost 68 pounds so far. I started at a size 18 and am now a 2/4. Still have a few pounds to lose off my tummy... I think I'll start working out now! lol

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  3. Yay! Great, great, great!! Raw, fresh, unadultered foods for these beautiful temples we live in. A lot of people treat their cars far more like temples than their own bodies. Can't drive the car with a dead body. Hmmm. You go, Susan!!! You look fantastic and healthy and happy.

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  4. Thanks for the testimonies. You ladies are great. Can someone tell about their transition. It is really a tough thing and very discouraging for someone starting out. I was so sick for the first month on transition that I could hardly eat or drink and lost 24 pounds. I would love to know what people ate or drank the first few months before they actually enjoyed eating this way.

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  5. Susan you are beautiful inside and out! Even though I know that experience was terrifying for you, look at what wonderful things came out of it, for you and for all the people you mentor and inspire every day. I'm so grateful I am lucky enough to be one of them!

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  6. What an inspiration you are Susan! WHOA!! Thank you so much for finding me on FaceBook! Raw Food Rehab has gotten me totally back on track again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  7. Susan, I am SO glad that you found the key to good health in raw food. Like you, I was not at all well. Went from a size 16 to a size 6 now (just tried on my 25 year old daughters jeans and they fit!! LOL!)

    So glad that you are part of the raw food community. You are inspirational. =)

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  8. Hi Susan: It's wonderful how everyone feels so much better on the raw diet. I've been on it for one month now and feel much better. The first thing I noticed was that my skin was much softer and hydrated!

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  9. A transformation and an inspiration! Happy New Year Susan :-)

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