Hi! I have been learning from this site for a couple of weeks now. I thought I would just introduce myself, and state my desired goal of going 100% raw. I am gorawmom because that is what I feel like I need to do not only for myself, but for the people who love me, and for those that I can help in the future. I want to thank everyone who and has helped us, and will help us both inadvertantly, and voluntarily, such as pianissima who told me about her blog.
My story (short version) I am 40 and I have two teenage sons. One of which is obese like myself and my husband, and one of which is slender as a whip! I had never really heard much about RAW, especially 100% raw, untill 3 wks. ago. However, about 15 yrs. ago I had desired to become a healthy vegatarian. This caused a lot of strife between myself and my husband as he is a southern boy, a hunter and loves fried foods! I eventually just settled out for taking herbs and vitamins to keep me going! Candita and laziness has always been a problem for me. Well, 3 wks. ago I just happened to watch a you tube video from running raw. My boys came home from drama practice and started watching it too. They watched a few more, (Thank you, Tim VanOrden!) and suddenly they were ready to change our SAD lives to RAW! My oldest son thought about it all the next day which was Sunday, and then announced that Monday he would be RAW! Since we had been really worried about him, my husband consented to supporting him with this. He was 340 lbs. and only 15. I had not idea that he would stick to it, but now 3 wks. later, he has, and is 30 lbs. lighter. We are all very excited about it, but are struggling to learn. And my younger son and I are struggling to become raw. My son, at his own request, has also gone off of his thyroid meds. I am sure that he will not need them now!