Re: [RawPortland] Coach
- Dear Sage,I remember when I first went 100% raw 2 1/2 years ago. Even though I got to that place very, very gradually (over the course of a decade), going 100% still catapulted my body into temporary rapid weight loss and constant hunger. My muscle tone stayed, but my fat disappeared. My skin was a little baggy where there had been a high concentration of fat.Before going raw, I had steadily been 135 pounds for years. I'm 5' 7" so that translated to a size 8 and a relatively slender look. In the first 30 days of 100% raw, I quickly went down to 128 lbs and a size 6. That's not a ton of pounds, but I already was lean, so it made a very noticeable difference. I hadn't weighed that little since 7th grade or so!I felt healthy and happy and it was fun having some room in clothes that had always been a bit tight. I also felt a little out of control, and nervous--my coworkers were making jokes and hints about my newfound 'anorexia' and I really didn't know what to expect--were the pounds just going to keep peeling away, until I was a saggy, shrunken remnant of my former self? How long could I sustain these losses? And was it really normal the way my hip bones were visible when I was resting on my back? And what was with those bony knees?! Even my face shape was changing as my cheekbones became more prominent. Yikes!It turns out I needn't have worried--after about 2 months on raw, I gradually, naturally gained a few pounds. Then very gradually, over the next 9 mos-year, I continued to gain so slowly that the only way I could even notice it was by the scale and by the fact that my size started changing.Now, and for about the past 1 1/2 years, I've been 150-155 lbs and size 10. So, I bet you're wondering how I managed to gain 15-20 lbs and still be only 2 sizes bigger than when I weighed 135, right? Especially when dropping just 7 pounds at first made 2 sizes of difference?The answer is that now I am very dense. My muscle tissue is very developed, my bones feel very solid. I haven't had a bone density test or anything, I can just 'feel' it. Even my fat seems denser (not very 'jiggly').Anyway, Sage, I am not even close to an ND or anything else like that, and also I don't know how long you've been raw or if my story relates at all to your experience. I thought I would share just in case my experience proves helpful or comforting to others. If you'd like to know I can go into more details about what I eat, etc.Celeste CrimiBeaverton ORp.s. When fasting, I lose 1-2 lbs each day for the first few days, then 1 lb daily until the fast is broken. After the fast, I gain the weight back gradually to end up back at 150-155. My body seems to gravitate toward that range. Exercise has no impact on my weight. No activity, strenuous, frequent activity--no difference.----- Original Message -----From: sage_m31Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 12:30 PMSubject: [RawPortland] CoachIs there a local health coach, possibility ND who can support
emotional issues with weight loss do to Raw Food Diet?
Slight preference for a women coach. It could also be someone who as
gone through the dramatic weight loss that happens as the body
becomes more balanced.