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Hi, my name is Noel and I am 39 years old. I have spent my whole life looking for the right diet lifestyle. I am about 50 pounds overweight at the moment. I am currently working toward a totally raw diet. I have read the 80/10/10 book and was very inspired. But before I read the book, I immersed myself into the raw food/vegan/fruitarian world of Youtube and all of the interesting characters involved. This whole recent shift in my conciousness began when I watched a juicing documentary. Right away, I also stumbled upon a couple of vegetarian and vegan documentaries which solidified my desire to be animal free in my diet. So, I went from juicing to becoming 90% vegan, to gaining weight. I went back and researched and tried to figure out why I was gaining weight. I thought a juice fast was the answer but I wasn't really ready for that. I did an 8 day juice fast in which I ate food everyday (very small amounts). This wasn't it. I then stumbled upon The Raw Food World series with Matt and Angela Monarch. I liked their happy, loving energy. They opened the door to further Youtube exploration and eventually Freelea and Harley. I saw Harley preaching about 80/10/10 and all its virtues and was terribly curious.
So now, I have been about 90% vegan + 70-80% raw for the last 2 months or so. I am having ups and downs and have been angry with myself for not being better at it. I have worked to really cut the fats down, eat greens, and tons of bananas and watermelon and mangoes. I continue to eat small amounts of cooked food (such as Quinoa with liquid aminos) and slip up on the fats (chips or too many avocados). I lost a few pounds at first but no more. I really want to make this change. I am dedicated to what I think is the best diet that exits anywhere. I cannot go back to eating meat-it is just wrong to me on so many levels. Now I just need to get rid of these afternoon cravings for salt. I find myself here because I really need support. I want this to work. I want to feel wonderful and I want my life to go in a new direction and I want to be a role model for my family and friends. Next may, 2013, I graduate from college. I want to be the best, most confident and beautiful woman, inside and out, by that time so I can go out and find a great career, and be wanted at my age as an older college grad. I always said that when I turn 40, it will be the best time of my life. I really think this transformation I have started for myself is why that will come true. I have much hope. Thank you so much for listening. I look forward to becoming a part of the community.
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I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
Reading "The 80-10-10 Diet" by Dr Doug Graham is vital for succeeding on this lifestyle. Please acquire this book as soon as possible.
I have read the book
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My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
My dog, Guinness is my biggest hobby. He is a wonderful Aussie Shepherd and Queensland Heeler Mix. Very energetic.
I enjoy reading Raw books. I have read a couple of High-Fat Gourmet books (don't worry, I already know), Dr. Graham's book, and am waiting for the library to get Raw Emotions. I'm having a lot of raw emotions right now.
Also, I have an organic garden in my front yard where I am growing salad greens, Lacinato kale, lemon cucumbers, lots of giant sunflowers, red corn, tomatoes and watermelons.
I enjoy jogging but I don't have the energy to get out enough. I am working on this.
I am in my last year at a University and so that takes up lots of my time. I ride my bike to school year round, even in the snow.
I watch a lot of documentaries about the planet and the suffering of others. I am shifting away from this, however, toward a lighter, happier outlook which includes doing my part at home, working to make a difference in ways that I am able to. Maybe I can ease my brother's suffering or my friend's suffering, right here in my world.
Durianrider & Freelee started this site to bring together high carb, raw vegan lifestylists' across the Globe! 30bad is a high standard and high performance team! We're here to help you make our team! Let us know what HCRV assistance do you need?
I need help with my discipline.
I need help focusing on what I am doing and not letting the things going on around me affect what I eat or whether I go out and exercise or not.
I need encouragement, on a personal level. I do not have much of this at home. I have a wonderful boyfriend, but he is only half committed to the lifestyle. I want to transcend his commitment (I already have) and be able to ignore his dietary transgressions and stick to my goals no matter what food he brings into the house.
I would like to know if anyone thinks I could take success with 80/10/10 and find a career path involving it.
I need specific guidelines.
I need to hear from some real-life 80/10/10 overweight people that are having success in addition to Freelee and Durianrider's awesome and excellent words of advice.
I need help getting my confidence back. I don't have much of it anymore. I really want to love myself again. Hating myself is exhausting and drives people away, drives opportunities away.
I need and want a TOTAL TRANSFORMATION for my life.
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I will comply because we are The Borg and resistance is fruitile
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