I've been on the HCLF vegan lifestyle for a little over a month now, and I can't seem to be able to go completely raw. At first I wanted to slowly transition to raw, but now I feel as if my health won't improve as much as it would if I went completely raw. I went completely raw at times and it felt wonderful and I want that feeling 24/7. I wasn't carbed up for the past two days (under 2000 calories, today under 1000! Yikes!) since there wasn't enough of anything in my house, so I went for a bit of rice, and now I am paying the price with constipation :( Another thing that is bothering me is my weight, even though I learned to be a bit more patient. The past few days I've even considered taking a "break" from HCRV! I KNOW for sure that this lifestyle works, but I feel like I need an extra push to help me stay on track. I've figured that some of you may be feeling the same/similar way, so I'm starting the 2nd 30 Day Challenge that Freelee hosted back in June: http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/30-day-100-raw-vegan-chal...
This challenge can help anyone who just recently joined this lifestyle and didn't get the chance to participate in June; it can also help anyone who needs help staying on track. Compared to the challenge in June, this one's reward will just be improved health as well as the great feeling of accomplishment, which is more than fine by me! The same "rules" apply: no salt/superfoods/powders, 100% HCRV 811 style, and post your exercise, sleep, water intake, and food intake EVERYDAY so that you can stay on track while motivating others. Also like the challenge that Freelee hosted, it is a good idea not to post about it if you fall off the wagon. The challenge starts at any day of this week, that can mean from the morning that you read this blog to this Sunday. So this challenge ends between November 8th-November 12, 2012. Since it's now the evening here in New York, I'll start this challenge tomorrow morning :)
I hope you can all join me and if you do, Good Luck! :D