Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Before & After

I am just going to jump right into this. I've been avoiding it. But it needs to be done. I was not happy with the way I looked as a teenager. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and had not a clue how my health was affecting me inside and out. My skin was horrible. And I definitely had a few extra pounds. In my parents defense, we DID always have healthy food in the house. No sugary cereals were ever purchased, no little debbie snacks. Lots of vegetables and fresh greens and tomatoes from the garden. Occasionally we had ice cream, but my dad limited it to 1-2 VERY small scoops. Maybe thats why I went crazy everywhere else I went?? My friend still doesn't let me live down all the Schwan's 'mississippi mud bars' I scarfed down one night at her house. Only about 5 or 6 I think. Yikes. I know. No good. So here I was:

Here I am with my hubby, Duane. This was my first picture taken after going Raw for about one month. I love this picture so much. Compared to all my previous pictures my face is SO much slimmer and defined. My eyes are glowing and blue-r. (not sure how to spell that, lol) What a difference! I remember looking at this picture after taking it, and hardly recognizing myself. Raw can make some amazing transformations!


  1. woah! great transformation! you are STUNNING ;) although you were quite pretty "before" too!

  2. Thank you! Thats very sweet!

  3. Wow you look amazing! I was a raw vegan for over a year and loved how I felt! I am slowly working my way back- I need to start my green smoothies back and eliminatet the coffee- that's a hard one for me!