well everyone-i have offically lost 75 pounds so far since last oct.of 2006.i feel better-way better.i have alot to tell people.i met an old friend i had not seen in a while.her and i were fat together in days gone by.she now had high blood pressure and is on diabetes medication and sooo heavy. i was telling her about my raw food lifestyle change and my walking 5 miles a day.she was so interested. i think it is cool to stand strong and true to your idea’s.it is an example for others.like my brother in law is 5ft.9in. and he weighs 280 pounds. he and i were talking and he sees how much i have lost.he is on a diet now. he e-mails me to keep me up dated on his diet.he asks me quetions about what he can do better.my hubby is trying.my son has started working out and taking medication.i love this.it is wonderful and so positive.so my question is “have u influenced others lives by your raw foodism and trying to be healthier?”and how?