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I joined RFR when Penni called for guinea piglets....I am sooo glad I did!

My life has changed so radically to be with such a beautiful bunch of loving people who are all pursuing health and wellness through the means of a Raw Food Lifestyle!

For my story, CLICK HERE.

I love living with High Energy, Mental and Spiritual Clarity and I feel and look my best all the time! Nothing can entice me to go back to where I was!

Hugggggggs and handing you more Tall glasses of Green Smoothies and Wheatgrass shots,
Susan : )
My name is Angela Thomas and I joined Raw Food Rehab because I needed to be back in community with my friends as we negotiate through the physical and emotional challenges of changing our ways of living, learning, loving, nourishing, and building healthy lives.

Sending encouragement out to each and everyone of you this morning!
I joined RFR today, because I L - ♥ - V - E Penni and I wanted in on the FUN.

Still getting settled in my new digs, but from what I've experienced thus far, RFR feels like a very inviting, supportive community. And that feels soooooooo good, I can't even begin to tell you!

Since landing in the wonderful world of raw foods – about 15 months ago – my life has changed in countless ways. I've been able to heal from the debilitating effects of morbid obesity and regain my passion for living.

You can read a bit of my story HERE.

Very much looking forward to sharing, inspiring and supporting one another!

xoxo
EM
Thanks for sharing your story with us! : )
I love this quote from what you wrote: by infusing my body with live enzymes, I began to feel more alive. I am taking that quote for my fridge! : )

Earth Mother said:
I joined RFR today, because I L - ♥ - V - E Penni and I wanted in on the FUN.

Still getting settled in my new digs, but from what I've experienced thus far, RFR feels like a very inviting, supportive community. And that feels soooooooo good, I can't even begin to tell you!

Since landing in the wonderful world of raw foods – about 15 months ago – my life has changed in countless ways. I've been able to heal from the debilitating effects of morbid obesity and regain my passion for living.

You can read a bit of my story HERE.

Very much looking forward to sharing, inspiring and supporting one another!

xoxo
EM
I joined RFR because I found such wonderful friendship, support and caring in the original Rehab Unit as a guinea pig for Penni's book! I am finding my way with raw foods and what I love about this group is that they except you where you are and for who you are in a kind and compassionate way! Priceless!
Hi!

I'm Kimberly. I was one of the people who volunteered for Penni's experiment and my story is in her book. I lost 17 pounds on a high raw diet and have gained back about 4 pounds after getting sick and having to go off the greens for a few months. (long story!) I'm ready to get back into things and drop those four pounds before it becomes more.

Looking forward to the journey and giving and getting great support! :)
In all the world there is no place I would rather be (online) then RFR. This is my mental vacation from everything ...a special place with special friends. Support and more Raw Love and Info than you can shake a stick at! I am hangin my hat here! When I meet my personal goals...we is gonna have a Parteeee and Its gonna be Grand and you are all invited! So here's to making it count!

I reached my highest weight when I was 16 in high school. I weighed 240 lbs. You can imagine how hard that was. I was teased daily.
I grew up in Foster care going back and forth between living with my dad and step mom to foster care again. It was a very, very hard childhood. All the foster care parents I lived with were very mean. I ran away a few times only to be brought back. There was emotional abuse. I grew up in a hard life. But I hold no grudges. I have a decent relationship with my parents now, even my step mother. I am who I am because of what I went through. The only thing I regret is that I was over weight the whole time, which made it harder than it would have been otherwise.
But today I am a caring and compassionate person and I knew it was because of the hard life I went through. I know there are others who went the opposite way and turned out not so good. But I am thankful that that wasn't me. Somehow I made it through with my heart intact. But I do have my scars and one of them is I lack self control, when it comes to food. Food is my all. I eat it when I'm sad, happy, excited, glad. I can eat for any reason. I impulse eat. Food is my medicine that I'm become addicted to. I also suffer from bulimia, not all the time but I've had it since I was 12. You would think I would be thin. But guess I don't purge enough. I find that it only flares up when I eat certain trigger foods and when I go on a diet and then I go off. Which is more often than not but I don't purge every time I go off my diet. So I have alot on my plate I'm dealing with, from my past and not in the present.
Present: I'm jobless. My husband's job slow. The rain ruined my ceiling some of it fell down. The people that surround me or all sides of my house and then some are my husbands family. They are a breed to themselves. There is no support, there is no love. But things have gotten alittle better. Especially if I don't think on it too much and keep myself busy. I don't have any Friends yet and I've been here 11 years. But I haven't gotten out much in that time. I didn't work because my husband didn't want me to and I didn't have any groups I belonged to. But that has changed. I'm now going to raw food pot lucks. So I am hopping things get better in the social area. I'm also going to start college and I'm looking for a job. Guess it only took 42 years. Anywhoo lets get to the raw food part. But first. This will be the only time I talk about this. What is past is past. I just wanted to give alittle information so you know where my struggles with food probably come from. I don't' want nor need pity and I don't want anyone to say "I'm sorry to hear that". This is only for informational purposes. Now you can comment on the raw food issues. That I'm going to write now.
I started raw food last year but didn't stick to it. I've stated again in August but haven't been 100% raw. I'm trying to get there. I have a family of 4, where 3 want nothing to do with raw. I don't have a support system at home. So it's hard for me. I'm trying to do raw for Health. If I lose weight in the process, all the more fun.
I just got a dehydrator but haven't been able to find any good recipes. I made some sun burgers and bread but both were nasty. They were made with alot of nuts and seeds, to me that just can't be too healthy. So today I'm going on the search for buckwheat. I'm going to sprout it and try to make some kind of bread. So far the only things I like are my green smoothies, juices and salads but I have a hard time with the salads. I love to make them at the salad bar but don't at home. I have no idea why I'm like this.
Another things I'm having trouble with is I'm only 1 person and the money I'm spending is just too much. I'm haveing a hard time planning meals. I'm disorganized when it comes to raw food and I'm a very organized person, at least I try to be. Would be more so if I didn't have a hubby and two boys. Uggg. There has to be an easier way.

Forgot to mention my name is Kimberly. I hail from Southern N.J. Met my husband and moved to Fort Worth TX. It's not really working for me. I miss my friends and family. But guess you have to plant your seed where your at. Hoping it will grow soon.




Kimberly Walker
*waving* hi i'm T -- i'm also with the original RFR -- i was so excited when penni allowed me to participate in the 1st 11 week program :) -- i have been high raw (or trying to) since aug 1 2008 -- my life before that was a cross between a roller coaster and a yo yo for weight loss and gain (mostly gain) -- i have dropped about 60 lbs -- i started transitioning out of "white" in march 2008 but the majority of my weight was released on raw foods --

food has been my crutch -- from eating everything in sight to eating nothing for days and/or weeks to rationing out what i could eat calorie wise -- in this past year i have learned to let go -- i don't need food to feel good or entertain me -- and the best part is ... i can eat all i want of fruits veg nuts and seeds and NOT feel guilty :)

i would be lost without the community for support and friendships that i have developed -- it's nice to have a place where you can kick back and KNOW you belong and aren't the odd person in the bunch

enjoy the journey and embrace the wonderful health, wellness, and clarity you will receive in return

hugs T
Happy Sunday Everyone ;-) My name is Kasia and this is my first round with RFR. I have been into healthy lifestyles since I can remember... not always participating but always reading, talking and learning about it. Well, I'm def. ready to participate now. I've heard about Raw foods couple years back and been trying it here and there but never fully committing. At the moment I eat about 50% raw with tendencies to do great for short periods of time and then piggin out on anything and everything afterwards. And that is one thing that needs to change. Let's see what else... I don't think I would be considered fat by any standards but I def. have some weight (flab) on me. Ever since I can remember all I heared all around me was "ohh, you've gained weight, ohh you've lost some wight, ohh, I see you gained again......" and on and on... story of my life...lol. Another thing is that I just quit smoking 3 weeks ago and I'm starting to feel great now except that everyone knows that quitting makes most people gain weight. So far it's been 3 weeks, I haven't gained anything but I'm not really losing either. I'm hoping that this community and the changes I'm bout to make will give me that right kick in the right direction :-)
Thanks for sharing your story! My hat's off to you! I am soooo proud of you for quitting smoking! Your body will surely thank you! People gain weight when they stop smoking because they just exchange one addiction for the other. You will do great as you up your raw food intake as raw fruits and veggies are low in calories and nutrient dense!

Kasia said:
Happy Sunday Everyone ;-) My name is Kasia and this is my first round with RFR. I have been into healthy lifestyles since I can remember... not always participating but always reading, talking and learning about it. Well, I'm def. ready to participate now. I've heard about Raw foods couple years back and been trying it here and there but never fully committing. At the moment I eat about 50% raw with tendencies to do great for short periods of time and then piggin out on anything and everything afterwards. And that is one thing that needs to change. Let's see what else... I don't think I would be considered fat by any standards but I def. have some weight (flab) on me. Ever since I can remember all I heared all around me was "ohh, you've gained weight, ohh you've lost some wight, ohh, I see you gained again......" and on and on... story of my life...lol. Another thing is that I just quit smoking 3 weeks ago and I'm starting to feel great now except that everyone knows that quitting makes most people gain weight. So far it's been 3 weeks, I haven't gained anything but I'm not really losing either. I'm hoping that this community and the changes I'm bout to make will give me that right kick in the right direction :-)
Hello all I am the Big Piglet - I am here at raw foof rehab to become a healthier person and to share my journey with anyone who will listen. I look for encouragement and support.

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