Blog: Raw Odyssey
by drpr

weekly summary for my 8th week raw

I'm happy with the switch to points, despite eating more fat

Date:   3/5/2006 1:31:14 PM   ( 17 y ) ... viewed 1444 times


  • This week was very experimental for me. I switched to counting points late last week, which had a greater impact on my eating than I thought it would. I found myself striving to eat more in order to make my point count. This backfired a couple of times when I simply ate too much and felt uncomfortable. I had trouble making the 32 point minimum at first, but I've exceeded it at least twice this week. This is because my fat intake went up, leading me to have a couple of days where my calories were higher than even sparkpeople recommends. Yet, I've lost FOUR (count 'em) FOUR pounds this week, bringing me to 40 lbs lost in 8 weeks. That's 5 lbs a week, average.
  • I visited the gym once- but only once! I haven't figured out how to work that into my busy student's schedule. I didn't have a wonderful time, but I can definitely see the benefits I would reap if I could spend time on physical fitness. Perhaps I'll start walking around my block between study sessions.

Here are my conclusions:
1) Even with the higher fat intake I lost 4 lbs. I'm not planning to continue with high fat, but if it happens, I'll be monitoring to see if it inhibits weight loss as many people believe

2) I need to start scouting around for new recipes so that boredom doesn't lead me away from raw.

3) There are definitely some negatives for me in eating raw: the work involved in preparing vegetables and fruit, the monotony of resorting to the same easily-prepared meals for two weeks or more, and the challenges of finding foods in non-raw restaurants. It really makes me wonder how hard it'll be to stay 99% raw for the remainder of my weight loss, let alone the rest of my life! (I normally don't care for the percentage label but I want acknowledge that I the bulgur I put in my taboule isn't "raw", even though I buy it uncooked from Whole Foods and only soak it. Also, the chickpeas in the store-bought hummus isn't raw. I haven't yet found raw hummus that I can afford.)

4) My motivation to stay raw stems mainly from my weight loss - I'm now only 2 pounds away from the 200s - and from obvious health gains, like my blood pressure improvement.

5) My next weight goal is 299 lbs. The goal following that is a total weight loss of 50 lbs.

6) I am making two new efforts: I will strive to drink more water and to add exercise, somehow, into my schedule.



949 to 1522
19g to 84g
124g to 290g
10g to 49g


Compare to week 1
Compre to last week
Compare to week 2
Compare to week 3
Compare to week 4
Compare to week 5

Compare to week 6

Add This Entry To Your CureZone Favorites!

Print this page
Email this page
DISCLAIMER / WARNING   Alert Webmaster

CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with

Contact Us - Advertise - Stats

Copyright 1999 - 2023

0.375 sec, (2)

Back to blog!
Add Blog To Favorites!
Add This Entry To Favorites!

Comments (25 of 400):
Re: What about hyp… andre… 16 mon
Re: Februrary 8th … Brown… 19 mon
Re: comment George an 22 mon
Re: Raw Food Websi… johnn… 5 y
Re: Raw Food Websi… johnn… 5 y
Re: Delicious! Abo… warri… 8 y
Re: Delicious! (Bl… warri… 8 y
Re: hair study drpr 16 y
Re: hair study ren 16 y
Re: hair study drpr 16 y
Re: hair study ren 16 y
Re: hair study drpr 16 y
Re: ps. forgot the… drpr 16 y
hair study ren 16 y
ps. forgot the url… Zoebe… 16 y
Re: Flashback Zoebess 16 y
rice protein ren 16 y
Re: Fruit drpr 16 y
Fruit #35289 16 y
Yes he did a great… kermi… 16 y
Re: Dates and nuts? drpr 16 y
Dates and nuts? The Wante… 16 y
Re: i know what yo… drpr 16 y
i know what you me… Aharl… 16 y
Re: my dilemma too drpr 16 y
All Comments (400)

Blog Entries (12 of 322):
weekly summary for my 8th we…  17 y
March 4, 2006- 2 Months, 4 D…  17 y
March 3rd, 2006  17 y
March 2nd, 2006- 61 Days Raw  17 y
March 1st 2006- Oooh the pai…  17 y
February 28th, 2006  17 y
Febrary 17th Goin' Strong!  17 y
February 27th: Beginning my …  17 y
Summary of my 7th Week Raw  17 y
56 Days Raw!  17 y
February 24th - 7 Weeks Raw  17 y
I went to the Gym!  17 y
All Entries (322)

Similar Blogs (10 of 185):
How to Become the H…  by PaisleyH  12 h
The ’Creme de la Cr…  by Chef JeM  78 h
How To Build a Stro…  by PaisleyH  83 d
Precisely What Is T…  by burnboost5  9 mon
What Are The Benefi…  by teaburntablet2  9 mon
5 Social As well as…  by ceracare2  12 mon
Can Drinking Chia W…  by javaburn66tablets  15 mon
Movers  by skymovers  18 mon
6 Ingredients You C…  by PaisleyH  21 mon
5 Healthy Snack Ide…  by PaisleyH  22 mon
All Blogs (1,019)

Back to blog!

Lugol’s Iodine Free S&H
J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine Solution. Restore lost reserves.

Wormwood Capsules, Clove Tincture
Hulda Clark Parasite Cleanse

End Constipation Now
Let oxygen remove old, impacted fecal matter as it detoxifies and...