This is what I looked like when I started my journey back in January:
To recap, I had been raw from October of 2004 to July of 2007 when my lifestyle changed and I reverted back to "SAD" eating. I went from an active lifestyle to a sedentary one where I was either sitting in traffic or sitting in front of a computer all day. I put on 45 pounds!! My health declined and I no longer felt Simply Rawesome.
After a 10-day Master Cleanse in March of 2009, I lost 10 pounds.
Since then, I've stayed around 75-85% raw until October 1 when I decided to do the 31-day Challenge and try to stay 100% raw for the month. I don't recall why I didn't take before pictures. My guess is probably because I didn't look that much different than I did after the Master Cleanse.
Below shows how many inches I've lost since March 20th:
Biceps: - .75"
I put on a half inch in my calf muscles from working out at the gym. Yes! I am starting to firm up and slowly get back into shape, the "cheese" is gone from my arms! YAY!!! The "hail damage" on my butt is considerably less! YAY!! But more importantly, my health is improving, my energy level is increasing, my cardio and endurance are definitely better. I'm feeling lighter on my feet - no longer feel like a barge. LOL! Running up and down the stair is no longer a chore, nor do my joints ache.
My body is still detoxing and healing from all the stress of reverting back to "SAD" eating for a year and a half ... and then from my accident in July of 2008. Now I just have to get through the holidays. =
I'd like to lose 20 pounds but I'm not that worried about it. That will happen when my body is ready to let go of the weight. I've been monitoring my pH level so that I stay alkaline. When the body is acidic, it retains fat to protect the organs.
So that is the latest in my journey to return to RAWESOME HEALTH!! With the New Year, I expect a new ME!!