Hey guys. I hope this isn't too weird of a question; but everywhere I look, I see 811'ers who are awesomely fit or are very close to being there. A month and a half ago though, my weight was 149kg. Thankfully, I've managed to bring it down to 135, but the journey is going to be uber long. I'm optimistic, happy, and feeling better than I have in 3 years, but I'd love to know if there are other people who are in the over 100kg (or defined as 'obese') or were as such in the past... It can get a bit frustrating someone to feel like the biggest blob of fat around.
That sounds awesome! What was your journey like?
Thank you :)
Wow that is a great result for such a short time! Are you doing 80/10/10 100% or just transitioning? I'm just over 100kg and wonder the same the same thing. As Freelee says it has taken 5 years to get where she is so its no quick fix (which everyone looks for) but I'm hoping the fact that you feel so much better on it that makes you stick with it long term.
Good luck with your journey!
Thank you so much :)
I'm about 99% raw (with the very occasional boiled yam or potato). I've had a few minor slips along the way but I've noticed that every 'slip' is smaller than the previous one and I get back on the horse right away.Funnily enough though, my slips tend to focus on the dairy. Never thought I'd want that, always thought it'd be the flesh I'd miss, but I haven't even thought of eating flesh once since starting!
Sherry don't feel discouraged. We are not awesomely fit by any means!! And I am not just saying this to make you feel good! Getting fit and getting healthy are two separate things. One is not dependent on the other. Personally, it has been my life and my vocation for the last 35 years to combine the two, but that is highly unusual.
Reversing obesity is a relatively slow process compared to remaining at homeostasis. Your body wants to remain where it is. You were born obese. To change it is not going to be "easy". But it is extremely possible and it will work if you stick to the time proven basic plan. And never look back. One month is nothing. Nothing! Nothing! But I think you know that! It can take a few months for it to "catch" , as your body "realizes" what you are trying to do- but then you will experience bursts of fluff loss. And you must be super dedicated and diligent. Only in this way will you establish an entirely new metabolic "business plan" that your internal company will carry out for you and produce dividends the rest of your life. But even a "non-obese genetics" person who falls off the wagon will experience "getting out of shape" right quick!
But as a comparison that will make you feel better, building significant muscle (more than just the initial seven to fifteen pounds that is so easy, especially for men and women in their late teens, twenties or so), is world known (by those who have actually done it and the coaches/ physiologists that are involved) to be much more difficult and time consuming. And it takes much longer.
I'm not saying that you are whining but one month is nothing. (Not that this will take forever either, but it will if you do not stay firm on your path). What makes it hard is that you must change. We all must change. Change is the one thing that all living things must do- to grow. If you are not changing then you are not living. While you garnished satisfaction from other things before; now you must find other ways to be satisfied. This is the only way that you will stay on your path. Keep your goals in front of you and never look back. Keep telling yourself that you are superior and blessed and lucky to realize that you have to reverse the congenital trend of obesity in your life path! Did you know that genetics can be changed? All that they are are stored habits. That's right. For you to be "the first" in your generation to try to reverse this, deserves great applause.
But you haven't succeeded yet. But you can, if you stay on your path. Do it Sherry. Losing weight is not rocket science by any means. You are so young and so able. There are no obstacles but your past habits (that are in-grown). But you can change your perspective. And just insert new habits that will automatically push out the old ones. It really is just your decision.
But do not think that we are in such great shape. None of us are, compared to those who do not eat this way. We are just skinnier! That is nothing great... It is simply a fact... that those interested in eating well are usually also interested in trying to get into better shape. Not to mention that just being thin has nothing to do with being in shape. If you notice, for example the "aging" (over 30) hollywood celebrities today, you will notice that the women especially- all they do is lose weight! They do not look in shape. A skinned rabbit perhaps. But muscles are not just supposed to be "visible" along with the ribs. They have to be at least a little developed. Being able to run for miles without getting out of breath or tired is actually automatic on this diet as you clean out your vessels and also lose weight, obviously. But do not be fooled. Weight loss alone is not a big deal, unless you have been programmed the other way around your whole life!
Again, it is easy to lose weight. Especially on this diet, since for most people it is so hard to get enough calories eating fruit without "force-feeding" compared to the more calorie dense previous diet they were on.
Obese people have a separate issue: a mental one. They have to literally make the biggest change: totally change their daily food habits. THAT is hard. To lose or gain. Staying close to the same is easy.
To do it one must get their brain truly into proper gear and simply carry out this journey no matter what. That is the decision. That is how you will be successful. So... do you want it?
Then do it. That goes for all of us no matter what our goals or aspirations that will make us happy. And remember: if it does not truly, deeply, and emotionally make you truly happy then you will never do it well enough or long enough to make it work. So if you are more happy eating or living "the obese lifestyle way", then I highly suggest that you re-program your mind to find something permanently attached to the goal of losing weight. Something that gives you the greatest pleasure and more important, happiness. But you have to have both or neither matters. You have to get emotionally and mentally attached to losing this fluff. So that every step, every morsel- is connected to your "moods of happiness" center in your brain. If you do not find some way to find pleasure in this journey- then you will not succeed. Do whatever it takes. WhatEVER it takes- to get what you want if you want it badly enough. But you have to want it badly enough! That is how God or Nature, or Universal Desire or Love Intent or whatever you want to call it separates those who "deserve" from those who don't...
Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I realize that one month is nothing, especially when I'm planning on going on for the longest run possible, I'm just looking for more people who are or were in my boat.
Once again, thank you so much for your encouraging words :)
I started at 175 with a 49% body fat. I was obese by medical standards and very sick in many ways. RAW food - organic that is, brought me to 110 and 27% body fat average in 6 months. I did do a 92 day juice feast in that time period. Part of this program is detoxing and fasting just in case you didn't know. I couldn't do a water fast at a retreat so I opted with doctor supervision (an 811rv) and it was for health reasons - not weight related).
Going raw in a healthy manner without overt fats is the best and safest way to lose weight. Remember this program also is about water, 8 hrs sleep, exercise, outdoor activity, etc.
That is a remarkable change! I am so proud and happy for you :) How did your juice fast go? I've seen some that say only juice, and others that incorporate fruit smoothies, etc.
Sherry I saw your question above regarding "quick fix because of quick results" RAW does enable the body to lose weight pretty fast. It's always worked for me. I just needed to be 811rv and cleanse too.
I did juice only. Most of my juices were fruit based. No smoothies. Know what you are doing before you do it and don't do it for less than 60 days. We are filled with crap of all sorts. Detox is a bitch but necessary.
Thank you :)