TheRealShauna

Start Weight:(07 Jul 13) 348.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Oct 13) 367.2 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: TheRealShauna's own diet
performance: gaining 1.2 lb a week

Never in a million years would I have thought I would be embarking on this journey. If someone would have told me 3 years ago that I would be soon following the path to Raw Foods, I would have said they are nuts. (Pun intended)

Over the past 3 years my health has begun to rapidly deteriorate. At 348lbs, I have cysts on my Adrenal gland, cysts in my lymph nodes, polycystic kidney disease, a hiatal hernia, bad asthma, heart palpitations & the newest thing.....Hashimoto's. The Dr. said to stay away from Gluten.

My wonderful husband (Doingitraw-see his profile) & I decided to try Vegan before the newest hospital stay. We had done well for 3 weeks, then I crashed and went to the hospital. I had felt better and lighter but not amazing. We had discovered all the "fake" meats and continued cooking to our hearts content. My only real loss was cheese. I craved it so bad and the vegan version was just not cutting it. After being released from the hospital we went to Jack In The Box. :-( For the next month we ate whatever we wanted (rarely at home) having the "intention" of starting back to Vegan on "Monday". Monday would come and go and we didn't start, using every excuse in the book.

We went to a Raw Vegan introduction class called "Living Raw By Grace" by Haley Cloud. I was so impressed by the ease and taste of the food that I bought all of her Un-Cook books. I did not want yet another excuse for not being able to start. We committed to start today July 7th (Sunday). We have researched a lot and are currently both reading "12 Steps to Raw Foods" by Victoria Boutenko.

Everything is making sense. If we want to live we MUST eat foods that have life in them! We are so excited to begin this journey knowing this time it is not a "diet" but rather our new Lifestyle. :-)

I hope to get the hang of the Green Smoothie thing but regardless, I am ready to become The Real Shauna I was meant to be!

FatSecret member since: 07 Dec 10

TheRealShauna's Weight History


TheRealShauna's Buddies

Doingitraw
last weighin: steady Steady
   
TheRealShauna has 1 buddy



TheRealShauna's Latest Posts

Starting Paleo on Tuesday
After the July 4th holiday. My fiance' found out about this diet and we are so excited. We have to do some "Kitchen Clean up/out" this weekend and do some healthy shopping for once. What do we do? What is the best way to start? I had a hard time finding significant weightloss stories with Paleo, anyone have a testimony or can point me in the right direction to find some? Since we both have significant weight to lose, it would be nice to talk to others that have done it with Paleo.
Also we have young children to feed. Ideas on transitioning them away from Cheez-its and Doritoes? We share custody & the other parent is not on the same page necessarily.... ideas?
Happy to hear tips/ tricks/ receipes and support.
Thanks
The Real Shauna
posted 01 Jul 2011, 15:03
Clinicallix
Has anyone tried this? Tell me more.....
Do you like/dislike & why? Very Happy
posted 20 May 2011, 10:37
TheRealShauna has submitted 2 posts

Other Related Links

Members


TheRealShauna's journal

17 December 2012

Starting this Herbalife thing again. This time with my husband doing it as well. :-)
on diet Herbalife  

TheRealShauna's Recent Food & Exercise

TheRealShauna's Recent Activity

TheRealShauna's Own Activity

No recent activity.

TheRealShauna's Buddies

No recent activity.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

GeroTech recorded a Weigh In at 273.8 lb.
humberthumbert recorded a Weigh In at 98.5 lb.
MagicDeMode recorded a Weigh In at 250.0 lb.
dreamsinart recorded a Journal Entry.
Colinhiscock recorded a Weigh In at 156.0 lb.
djs2512 recorded a Weigh In at 174.0 lb.
Kris AZ supported Deborahg382's Weigh In.
Thicky2004 recorded a Weigh In at 116.0 lb.