Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet

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An on-line only support and guidance program offering fast weight loss using a raw food diet
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Welcome to Raw Food Boot Camp. This on-line only program is designed for the morbidly obese to achieve fast weight loss through a raw food diet. I’m Carlene, your obesity weight loss coach. I too, used a raw food diet for fast weight loss to beat my obesity. To be part of our Full Membership Raw Food Boot Camp or our Group Only obese only program you must have a BMI of 35 or more. Click here to go to our BMI calculator. Those with a BMI under 35, are welcome to join our new, and growing, Over Weight side of camp. You’ll use the same payment buttons, you’ll do orientation together, but come the weekend after orientation, you will be moved to your respective sides of camp.

If you are tired of that fat suit and want out. We are the men and women to do it with! Our raw food diet is the path to your fast weight loss, but our program is the pathway to ridding yourself of your fat suit, once and for all.

 

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Raw Food Boot Camp

Raw Food Boot Camp is unique in the raw food diet world,the fast weight loss world, and the dieting world in general. Why? While we are called Raw food Boot Camp, we only offer one 100% raw food diet, our other three diets utilize cooked veggies and/or other whole foods along with our raw food diet. And, while some have wanted her to take up the banner, Carlene, your weight loss coach, is not a raw food guru or even a purist. She is not a professional medical, nutritional, or mental health specialist. She is a woman who found her way out of her fat suit through raw food in 2005 and now helps others do the same. Obesity, not the raw food diet, is her passion.

A raw food diet is a tool, nothing more. It gives us fast, healthy weight loss, emphasis on healthy. Very few who go through Raw Food Boot Camp remain on a 100% raw food diet through maintenance. We go for a healthy sustainable maintenance diet. Raw or not. And, while we offer fast weight loss, as quick as 100 lbs in six months for those doing our Rawk Starz! program, we eat our way to health.

No drugs, no fasting, no living on protein shakes or juices.

If you don’t follow our healthy guidelines, for one, you won’t lose the weight as fast, and two, you will be asked to leave camp. Health is our number one priority. Fast weight loss is a perk to getting healthy!

Most diet programs want everyone to sign up and join. We don’t. Our before and afters are impressive, and unfortunately, they bring impulse buyers. We are not a quick fix program, we are about changing and that takes time, lots of time and effort. This is not easy. Those looking for a quick fix are best served elsewhere. Only those who understand our program and are ready to shed the fat suit are able to join. To ensure this, everyone must listen to our Introduction to Raw Food Boot Camp audios, read everything here on this site, and then take a 25 question quiz.

Don’t waste your money or time if you aren’t sure we are the right fit and you are at the right time to not just lose weight fast, but to lose it forever. If you’re still interested, you have a lot of reading and listening to do! I will say this: we’re worth it! ~ Carlene

Two Sides of RFBC
The Obese and The Over Weight

Why are the two weight groups separated? Mainly because it is hard for someone who needs to lose 200 lbs to hear someone who needs to lose 30 lament over how her size 12’s are too tight, when our obese member hasn’t seen a size 12 since she was a teen. Issues are the same, daily discussions are the same, you are treated the same, but by separating the groups you get to work with your true peers. People who understand your struggle from your point of view. This is one of the things that makes RFBC so unique.

Notice: After Dec 15, overweight members will only be allowed to join our Group Only membership. Current members will be able to continue full membership after the 15th. This only applies to those that join after the 15th. We should open the overweight side back up to Full Membership by March. This is to ensure there is enough Full Membership spots open for those who are obese to get into camp. Sorry, I’m just one woman and there are only so many full members I can support at one time! 

Introducing our Anti-Depression Diet – Add On

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Introducing RFBC’s Anti-Depression Diet Add on

Depression and obesity go hand in hand for many. The depression causes us to not care. We feel trapped in our obesity, but we are too depressed to believe we will ever be able to rid ourselves of it. So, we get caught in a cycle of clogging our bodies with more junk, more toxins, which only make us more depressed. It’s a cycle we can’t seem to break.

Our raw food diets at RFBC are very cleansing, and for some, such as Carlene, that cleansing allows the body to function better. When the body functions better, when it gets unclogged and things start to flow and function as they should,  for some, depression clears up or at least eases up. After 6 months of RFBC style raw foods, Carlene was able to stop taking supplements to ease depression. She went from deep dark depression to having not experienced depression in the past 9 years.  She believes it was the cleaning of her liver that made the difference. Not all depression can be fixed with a cleansing raw food diet, but maybe, just maybe, yours can. However, if you’re too depressed to even try our raw food diets how will you ever get that cleansing effect. Right!

Our Anti-Depression Diet Add Ons are foods that we have discovered lift mood while allowing continual weight loss. These add on foods are foods you would eat on a regular vegetarian diet: beans, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower and sunflower seeds.

Our add-on foods will not cure your depression. They will not make your life easier. They won’t pay your bills or get you a promotion. All they will do is lift your mood. It is with that lifted mood that you can find the hope and courage needed to go after a program like Raw Food Boot Camp and use a raw food diet for fast weight loss and better health.

Carlene knows depression. She’s lived it and she has lost a dear friend to it. If obesity is keeping you depressed. If depression is keeping you obese, then why not come and try our anti-depression add on diet with our Wholy Rawkers half raw food diet, and see if it will give you that extra boost to start taking back your life. Once you feel better, then you can switch up to our Butt Kickers diet and get the fast weight loss that will help keep you balanced and healthy.

In the past year, we have done some trials with our anti-depression diet. For everyone who stuck through the 2 weeks, everyone felt a significant decrease in depression. We used the Mayo Clinic’s Depression Rate app, but it seems to have been removed from their site.  Most of the numbers on the scale dropped by half after just two weeks. Again, our diet lifts mood, it does not cure depression.

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How our anti-depression diet add-on works is by increasing the synthesis of consumed tryptophan into serotonin. Eaten daily, our add on foods give you 100%of the RDA for tryptophan and folate. Folate, Niacin and b6 are needed for the synthesis to happen. Tryptophan is converted from your gut right to serotonin. It has very quick results. These add on foods give you what you need to increase your serotonin levels. Hence, the mood lift. Combined with the hemp we all eat daily, this combo could be the difference between you being obese at the start of the New Year, or you already half way to your dreams of slim, health, wellness, and happy. It could also mean an easier winter and holiday season.

To do the add-on Anti-Depression diet, simply let Carlene know when you start Orientation. Because of the beans, you won’t be able to do our Rawk Starz program. Butt Kickers is an 80% raw food diet program that still offers fast weight loss.

Showcase of Obesity Before and Afters

This program has changed my entire life for the better. I feel 150% percent better than when I started and most of my health issues have resolved themselves. I would recommend it to anyone. Carlene is stellar as a weight loss coach.Indigo

Meet Our Rawk Starz Divas

Click on the photos below to go to a Rawk Star Diva’s Journey page. All of her before and afters are listed as well as her current weight and bmi. There is an In Her Own Words section, where she answers five question I put to her.

These women have lost over 60 lbs using our Rawk Starz diet and walking 2 hours a day. We offer other programs as well. All of these women are current members in our obese side of camp who head up our Rawk Starz Diva weekly challenge.

2015 Divas in Maintenance

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 87 lbs Gone & Goal!

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 100 lbs Gone & Goal

Michelle Fast Weight Loss with Raw Food Diet Avatar

 113 lbs Gone & Goal

Our Current Rawk Starz Divas

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  100 lbs Gone

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  80 lbs Gone

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  110 lbs Gone

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  60 lbs Gone

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  77 lbs Gone

 

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  90 lbs Gone

Click on their photos to see their Journey Pages and all of their before and afters
I got my 75 pound chip and card today, thank you so much and thank you for the wonderful card. When I first started looking at RFBC I was such a lost soul that didn’t think I would be able to do everything you required. Now I know that I can do anything that I set my mind to. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself again! Michelle
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The best thing I’ve ever done for myself was to find Carlene’s website and start Finding Your Perfect Diet followed by all of the Fat Brain Behavior courses. I admit that I have no will power but I do have determination. I was determined that I wasn’t going to be fat for the rest of my life. I was determined that I could keep up with my children. I was determined to wear regular sized clothes and I was determined to look attractive to my husband. And ladies, I’ve done it and so can you.TxGirl

Current Member’s
Before and Afters at Raw Food Boot Camp

These are the actual women you will be working with if you join our fee based membership

  • HopeFlows Hits 40 lbs Gone and Qualifies for our 100 lbs in 7 Month Challenge! July 3, 2015

    HopeFlows Hits 40 lbs Gone and Qualifies for our 100 lbs in 7 Month Challenge!

    Woo Hoo! I love it when our women qualify for our 100 lb Challenge. It is beyond exciting for me. From the day HopeFlows started, I have seen her at the finish line. Call it intuition, call it a vision, but I’ve just felt it. And she isn’t letting me down!

    Our 100 lb Challenge isn’t for everyone. There’s a lot of pressure to do it, it takes courage to show your face publicly. To stand up and say to the world. I am going to do this. I commit to you, the world, that I will win. Of course, that just gives me goose bumps! Keep your eye on HopeFlows as she follows Haley and Kace across that 100 lb border and all the way to goal.

    We are all excited to watch her transformation. Already at 40 lbs gone, the change in her body is very noticeable. So, hold on, each new B&A and she is going to wow to us!

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    Haley does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
  • CanDo Hits 75 lbs Gone and Goal!! July 3, 2015

    CanDo Hits 75 lbs Gone and Goal!!

    Pretty awesome, right? You just saw her 70 lbs gone photos, and now here she is at Goal. It took her less than 7 months to accomplish this, and during this time, she lived through some very high stress situations, including the loss of a family member. She was not always perfect, but always determined. That, again, is what makes our women winners.

    We don’t give up when we’re not perfect. We understand life is far from fair and generous, but we know that if we persevere, if we don’t give in, if we don’t see food as the answer to our grief, our stress, our fears, then we don’t have to be fat anymore.

    CanDo has lost weight with us before, and reached her goal weight, but we didn’t have a maintenance program then, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is a proud breast cancer survivor and gives a lot of her time and heart to supporting other breast cancer survivors, but through all that, her weight came back.

    This time, she is sticking with us through maintenance and going to work on all the old habits that allowed her to regain the weight. It’s forever for her now. It won’t always be easy, but at RFBC we have learned that hard does not lead to failing, it leads to strength and fortitude. Two things that CanDo has in abundance.

    Congratulations, CanDo. Everyone at camp has been inspired by your journey and will be there to support you through your transition to maintenance. Here’s to Forever!

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    Can Do does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
  • Ikic Hits 40 lbs Gone July 3, 2015

    Ikic Hits 40 lbs Gone

    On June 30th, Ikic hit 40 lbs Gone. As a Group Only member, it hasn’t been easy for her. She has struggled, she has not always been perfect. She has let the idea that she was Group Only play havoc with staying away from nibbling here and there. But, and this is a huge but in the world of dieting, she is always at camp. She is always pushing forward, and she is always centered on the fact that she will finish this off and reach her goal weight.

    I am so proud of her. She has not let her fears stop her. That is always something to admire. It takes courage to change, courage to step up to yourself and say, okay, this is so far out of my comfort zone, but I don’t care. I want this. I am going to do it. She does this daily, and in so doing, has become a vital part of RFBC.

    Way to go, Ikic. We will all celebrate goal with you this year.

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    Ikic is Group Only, so I’m not sure of her diet or her walking, but I do know she has taken the idea of Perseverance to heart, and that is what will get her to goal!
  • Karnet hits 25 lbs Gone her First Month July 3, 2015

    Karnet hits 25 lbs Gone her First Month

    On June 19th, Karnet hit her first major milestone with 25 lbs gone her first Month. She too is going after the 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge. As a Group Only member, it’s a little tougher on her, statistically, but man, she isn’t letting that stop her. She is right up there with her full member sisters.

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    Karnet does our Rawk Starz Diet with a Minimum of 1 Hour Walking a day
  • Haley hits 70 lbs gone in 4.5 Months July 3, 2015

    Haley hits 70 lbs gone in 4.5 Months

    On July 17th, Haley hit 70 lbs gone, as of today, she has lost over 75 lbs. She is doing our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge, and at the rate she’s going, there’s no doubt she’ll make it. This hasn’t always been easy for her. She’s had her doubts, her fears that she won’t be able to take this all the way. That with more than 100 lbs to lose, that somehow it won’t happen for her like it has for others. But, while she feels these fears, she doesn’t give into them. I have always been proud of her for that.

    With so many of her big winner predecessors moving into our maintenance area, Haley is finding, she is now the one inspiring others, the one others look up to and think, wow, if Haley can do this, then I can too.

    I am a big Haley fan. The major reason is because this has not been easy for her. Her fat brain has fought her at every corner, and while those doubts linger, she never gives into them. She acknowledges them, she lets them get to her emotionally, but she doesn’t feed them. And not feeding emotions is huge for all of us.

    I know I speak for all of us, when I say: Haley we are so proud of you and can’t wait to see all that you will accomplish.

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    Haley does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
  • Elain hits 60 lbs gone in a little over 6 Months July 3, 2015

    Elain hits 60 lbs gone in a little over 6 Months

    Elain is a solid fixture at camp, well except for when she was on vacation and we all missed her terribly! She isn’t always perfect, but she is determined, and at camp, that plays a bigger role than perfection when it comes to getting to goal. There is no doubt in her mind that she will reach her goal with us and that she will learn to keep it off. She just has this underlying personal commitment, it seems, that she will get this done no matter what. And that, to me, is what makes her a winner. And, she’s just fun to have at camp!

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    Elain does our Rawk Starz diet with an average of 1 hour of walking a day

     

  • Katy hits 25 lbs Gone in 9 Weeks July 3, 2015

    Katy hits 25 lbs Gone in 9 Weeks

    On June 14th, Kay hit 25 lbs gone. These first 25 took 9 weeks, but we worked and found that switching her from our Rawk Starz diet to our Wholy Rawkers diet worked much better for her. Katy has an illness that when she extends too much energy, she is bed ridden for a few days to recuperate. Up until this past week, she has had to exercise in small amounts to keep herself mobile. Most would have given up over all this, but Katy, well, she’s different. She has lived with this most of her life, and uses every up moment she has to give to her family and herself. I am in awe of this woman.

    This past week, she realized, if she walked along the beach, the cool water regulated her temperature so she was able to walk further, 2 hours! And not have to rest the next day. She is thrilled. I am thrilled. As of today, she has lost 32 pounds in less than 12 weeks, and now that she has found sea walking will do even better.

    There are women who come to camp and inspire us with who they are. Katy is one of these women. She never complains, she never falls into oh woe is me, she lives with her condition and always does her best. It is an honor to have her here at camp.

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    Katy does our Wholy Rawk Starz diet with anywhere from no walking to 2 hours a day. 
  • A2theSwart hits 25 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks July 3, 2015

    A2theSwart hits 25 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks

    On June 12th, A2theSart hit 25 lbs gone in 4 weeks and a couple days. She too is going after our 100 lbs in 7 month’s challenge and is just about there for qualifying. As of last Wednesday she was already over 35 lbs gone. This is an exciting time at camp with so many newbies going after our 100 lb challenge. A2 is determined to do this, and it is so exciting to work with women who can feel this big win in their future.

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    A2theSwart is doing our Rawk Starz Diet and working hard to get up to the 2 hours a day of walking.
  • JayaBlue Hits 25 lbs Gone in 3 Weeks July 3, 2015

    JayaBlue Hits 25 lbs Gone in 3 Weeks

    On June 10th, JayaBlue hit her first major milestone at RFBC with 25 lbs gone in 3 weeks, 2 days. Pretty impressive. She is working toward qualifying for our 100 lb challenge, and she is doing it!! You should see her 40 lbs gone photos pretty soon. As of today, she has lost 32 pounds. She worries sometimes the weight isn’t coming off fast enough. We’ll have to ask her if she feels that way when she hits 100 lbs gone in 7 months!

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    JayaBlue does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 hours of walking a day
  • CJaneRuns Win our 100 lbs in 7 Month’s Challenge! June 14, 2015

    CJaneRuns Win our 100 lbs in 7 Month’s Challenge!

    Have you checked out our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge?

    CJaneRun won it on Wednesday the 10th with 110 lbs gone in 7 Months. 7 Months! And as you can see in her photos she is just beautiful. You can’t tell at all that just last November she was obese! She looks just beautiful.

    For winning the challenge, she received a Visa card for $500. She’s sending action shots to us this weekend with the card! And she gets 4 weeks free of camp. If she loses 6 lbs in the next 4 weeks, she will receive another 4 weeks. As long as each month she loses at least 6 lbs a month or maintains her goal weight, she will receive another 4 weeks. This plan is set up to keep our winners motivated to keep losing. If they stick to the program, keep losing, once they win the 100 lb challenge, it’s simple for them to continue camp free for the rest of their weight. But nothing is free. They have to continue to lose to win! I have no doubts CJane will do that.

    She has 13-15 more pounds to go to goal. She has to fight the urge to return to her old ways even harder now. But she’s got all of us with her, and the support of her husband, and most importantly herself!

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    See the rest of CJane’s Before and Afters by clicking here and going to her journey page.

    Check out those skinny jeans, tucked in shirt and belt. She looks amazing, don’t you agree. It’s hard to see in the photos but on her left wrist (her left) is a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet. Fifteen years ago when she got married, she told her husband that she would lose the weight and when she did, she would buy herself one as a reward. Unbeknownst to her, these past seven months, her husband had been working on getting it for her. He gave it to her on Wednesday. How wonderful is that?

    We are all so proud of CJane, she has now offered to help mentor other women going after the 100 lb challenge, and boy, they are reaping the rewards.

    Following in her footsteps, the 100 lb challengers are having amazing results. Three of our newest newbies going after the challenge, KrustyOldHag, JayaBlue and A2theSwart hit 30, 25, and 25 lbs gone this week. We’re talking in 3 and 4 weeks.

    CJaneRun does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • CanDo Hits 70 lbs Gone in 5.5 Months with a Raw Food Diet! June 14, 2015

    CanDo Hits 70 lbs Gone in 5.5 Months with a Raw Food Diet!

    CanDo this past month has proven that regardless of how stressful, how sad, a situation can be, food is not the answer. We are all so proud of her and hold her up as a model at camp for what is possible when you really want something.

    Is she always perfect, no, but she is always committed and any slips she does have are rare and barely last a day.

    We are doing a month long challenge for June. Everyone who hits 10 lbs gone who is in the challenge, gets a free week of camp. CanDo, thrives on challenges, and she will most certainly meet this one while hitting 80 lbs gone and ending up at or just steps away from goal!

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    While on vacation this past month, CanDo entered a hula hoop contest with her teen-age daughter. Okay, she didn’t win, but she got out there in public and swirled her bod right along with her daughter.

    CanDo does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • Cathy’s 60 lbs Gone in 6 Months with a Raw Food Diet June 14, 2015

    Cathy’s 60 lbs Gone in 6 Months with a Raw Food Diet

    Cathy has become a powerhouse at camp. She leads the way for many now with her just get it done attitude. She wasn’t always like that. She used to believe a small break was okay, that there were lessons to be learned from them. Which is true, there are always lessons to be learned from breaks. But, then about seven weeks ago, she decided she didn’t want to do that anymore, that she wanted to just get this done and stop giving herself ways out. And, man, oh, man, has her progress jumped.

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    Cathy now has her own Journey Page. Click here to see all of her before and afters.

    Cathy is going to do a week long bike ride with her husband. She has really been out there using this new body of hers. On a vacation with friends a couple of weeks ago, she realized she needed to slow down and not leave everyone in the dust when hiking and kayaking. How cool is that?

    She and her husband have planned a zip lining and white water rafting vacation later this summer. She has always wanted to zip line, but there are weight restrictions. She is now 73 lbs under those weight restrictions and is very excited to go live her dream!

    Cathy does our Rawk Starz Diet with at least 1 hour of walking a day

  • CrystalClear Hits 50 lbs Gone in 5 Months with a Raw Food Diet! June 14, 2015

    CrystalClear Hits 50 lbs Gone in 5 Months

    Crystal Clear is one of those women everyone can’t help but love. She does struggle at times, but she always comes back and pushes forward. She had a pact with Elain and Cathy that they would all lose together, and she has fought hard to keep up.

    We honor fighters here at camp. All the time we talk about perseverance and how that is the true key to lifetime change and success. While everyone wants to be a CJane, the truth is you learn more from being a Crystal. When you fall and don’t give up. When you come back to camp and ask for help, you are building strength and strategy. When barriers seem insurmountable at times, each time you get back up and fight through them, you learn more about your own abilities and the tools you need to succeed.

    Obviously, with 50 lbs gone in 5 months, she is not falling all that often. She is changing her life now, moving forward with her dreams, and molding this new her as she goes. Truth be told, I am as proud of Crystal as I am of CJane. Different journeys for sure, but the heart and the desire to make a new life are the same.

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    Crystal does our Rawk Starz Diet with at least 1 Hour of Walking a Day

  • KrustyOldHag’s Fast Weight Loss – 30 lbs Gone in 3 Weeks! June 14, 2015

    KrustyOldHag’s 30 lbs Gone in 3 Weeks B&As

    Yes, that’s right, 30 lbs gone in 3 weeks!! Amazing isn’t it. It scared her a little, but we’ve got her. Yes, the first 4 weeks most of the loss is water, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a lot of fun to get on the scale and see those kind of numbers.

    We are all so excited for her. Obviously, this diet and walking plan works for her. She is going after our 100 lbs in 7 Month Challenge, so keep an eye on her! If this type of losses continue, She’ll not just lose 100 lbs by the end of the year, but be at goal and maintaining. How very awesome is that?

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    KrustyOldHag is doing our Rawk Starz Diet and 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • Brenda’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters June 14, 2015

    Brenda’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Brenda is a Group Only member on our OverWeight side of camp. You can tell by her before photos she didn’t come with a  ton of weight to lose. She’s lost it slowly, but is feeling so very good about how she has changed, how she sees food, and how she is committed to keeping this weight off for good.

    Brenda plays a big role in our Overweight side of camp. She is one of our top supporters and motivators there. I don’t get to know the Group Only women very well, but I have to say, Brenda is a presence at camp. She is so sure of what she is doing and how she wants to proceed. She trusts the diet, the program and herself to make this change stick for life.

    It’s an honor to have her with us.

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    Brenda does our Wholy Rawker Diet with At Least 1 Hour of Walking a Day

  • HopeFlows Hits 25 lbs Gone in 3 Weeks with a Raw Food Diet June 14, 2015

    HopeFlows hits 25 lbs Gone in 3 Weeks with a Raw Food Diet

    HopeFlows actually hit 25 lbs gone on May 24th, just 3 weeks after starting camp. We just haven’t done B&As since the website went down. She is right now at over 35 lbs gone. Her 8 week anniversary is on the 29th. I have no doubts she will make the 40 lbs gone qualifier for the 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge, or that she will win the 50 lbs in 12 weeks challenge. She is here to win and she is here for the duration.

    HopeFlows came to camp ready to do this. She followed in Cjane and Kace’s footsteps, perfection from day one. She even took a group of kids camping, and stayed on plan. But then this past week, she had her first tumble. I’m not saying this to embarrass her, but to prove to everyone that it is not perfection we seek, it is determination. It’s been tough coming back from a fall, but she is doing it, she is looking at how her body responded and she is choosing how she wants to live the rest of her life. Fit and trim. No amount of sodium is going to lure her away. That is why I am so sure, she will be with us through to the end. She has found her place here, she has seen this is the place for her, and she will be with us all the way through maintenance.

    We are all so very excited to have her as part of our 100 lb Challenge and to celebrate with her on Dec 4th as she wins her $500 Visa card.

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    HopeFlows does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • Ondine Hits 25 lbs gone in 6 Weeks! June 14, 2015

    Ondine hits 25 lbs Gone in 6 Weeks!

    What can I say about Odine, except of how proud we all are of her. She came to camp ready to do this, then she came down with pneumonia like on week one, and it just wouldn’t leave her. Her breath was so hard, there were times she wasn’t sure she would get that next breath, yet she stuck to her food plan and she looked and looked for ways to get in her exercise with such shortened breath.

    Her drive to find something was inspiring. Finally, she found deep water aerobics. The exercise helped her lose weight and the water helped clear her lungs while she did it. It was perfect. But then she hurt herself and had to take some time off for all exercise.

    This can be very deflating when it happens, and while it has been frustrating for her, she sticks to her food and gets back to the pool as soon as she can.

    I don’t think I am the only one at camp who is inspired by her insistence that this will work for her. She wont’ be giving up any time soon, so plan on seeing her all the way through.

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    Onedine does our Rawk Starz Diet with whatever exercise she can get

  • Free Hits 110 lbs Gone – Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet! June 9, 2015

    Free Hits 110 lbs Gone – Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet!

    If you recall, Free won our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge in March. She’s been taking it slower with these last pounds, which is quite all right, because face it. She’s lost 110 lbs and she has done it in 9 months!

    In a couple of weeks, she is heading off for her grand adventure in Peru. Hiking around the Machu Pichhu ruins and walking all over the place exploring other Inca ruins. How fun!!

    But think. 110 lbs. That’s a small woman. Had she done this last year, it would have been like carrying another person with her the whole time.

    She has been working hard to make sure she’s in shape for the trip. Doing stairs, lots of walking. It’s going to be a grand adventure for sure. We’re already looking forward to some great photos.

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    See the rest of Free’s Before and Afters by clicking here and going to her journey page.

    Free does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • Kace Hits 90 lbs Gone in 5 Months – Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet June 9, 2015

    Kace Hits 90 lbs Gone in 5 Months – Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet

    The other day, Kace was complaining that it took her 5 weeks to drop 10 pounds. The 4 weeks before that, she had dropped 22. I had to shake my head and laugh. 90 lbs in 5 months and she thinks she is in a slow down!! This was one of the conversations at camp that initiated the talk on the scale. Kace of all people knows about this. I’ve said: I told you so, to her often!

    We get so caught up in needing that fast weight loss, that we forget to look back and see how far we’ve come and how fast. 90 lbs in 5 months is faster than surgery, and she got it eating healthy and getting fit! You can’t complain about that. Not that she really was, just a reality check is needed from time to time!

    Kace is going to have one this weekend. She’s going to be a bridesmaid. Imagine just how beautiful a bridesmaid she is going to be. She didn’t lose the weight for this one event, but just imagine the difference between 5 months ago and today. She’s going to be the bell of the ball, for sure. Let’s just hope her cousin, the bride, isn’t jealous!!
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    Check out Kace’s other before and afters by clicking here and going to her journey page.

    Even Kace’s mother didn’t think there was a big difference between these b&as and her 80 lbs gone ones. Maybe not, but remember the difference between her 60 and 70 lbs gone photos? I think we are going to see a huge difference in her 100 lbs gone photos. Just like then. It seems to be how her body shifts. Although each time her dad, her photographer, sees her, he asks if it’s time for new photos. He see the difference, and that always makes Kace smile!

    Did I mention, Kace is set to win our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge in July!

    Kace does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
  • Huppicke’s 60 lbs Gone Before and Afters with a Raw Food Diet June 9, 2015

    Huppicke’s 60 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Huppicke had a few slow months, but these past two weeks, during our Reboot Program for those needing a pick me up, she got right back on track and hit 60 lbs gone.

    She is just 9 lbs from her goal weight. Truthfully, when anyone has been dieting long term, when they get close to goal, when you would think the excitement to hit it would be great, it isn’t. Instead thoughts of, I look good, I’m tired of dieting, I don’t want to keep doing all this walking, seep in as the fat brain whispers for you to be done.

    Luckily, we all know this, and while it might take a bit to accept that it’s all just lies, and that we really do want to hit goal and finish this off before maintenance, it is very common. What is uncommon, but happens at RFBC, is that the women don’t quit, they don’t give up. They keep coming to camp and belonging.

    Huppicke is part of RFBC. She is one of the women at camp who we all look to when we call it home. Her heart, her giving, and especially her humor make us all look for her posts each day. RFBC wouldn’t be the same without her. And I believe, she wouldn’t be the same without us. We’re a team, and while she may not be the fastest loser or the most perfect dieter, she never gives up, she always works on inner change and ways to find peace with her life. Her transformation has been a gem to watch, always sparkling and never dull.

    And on top of that, she’s beautiful! Like so many others at camp. Looking at her photos, you can’t tell she was ever obese.

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    Huppicke does our Rawk Starz Diet with at least 1 hour of walking a day
  • Elain hits 50 lbs Gone in 4.5 Months with a Raw Food Diet June 9, 2015

    Elain hits 50 lbs Gone in 4.5 Months with a Raw Food Diet

    Elain is a force at camp. She sees herself as part of a trio. Her, Cathy, and CrystalClear. They motivate and encourage each other to step up and reach these goals together. Cathy hit her 50 lbs gone a couple of weeks ago, Crystal should hit hers next week. That idea to keep up with each other, has really paid off.

    Consistency and perseverance, these are the two things that bring our ladies to goal. Elain has both. While she’s not perfect, she is determined, and when small things happen, she doesn’t let them stop her. She steps over them and moves forward. There isn’t a part of her that believes she can’t do this.  She knows she can. And even more importantly, she knows she will. It’s just a matter of doing it and putting in her time.

    Elain is one to follow, she makes this real. She has expectation for her team and for herself and while she admits this can be hard, she declares it is not impossible and expects everyone to pull through. That attitude is contagious and it shows in those who are part of her team.

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    Elain does our Rawk Starz Diet with at least 1 Hour of Walking a Day
  • Success Hits 40 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet June 9, 2015

    Success Hits 40 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am to announce this today. Success has struggled. She was on the verge of quitting, but then a week or so ago just when she was about to send in her Dear Jane letter, she read the posts by her team. She was so motivated and inspired that she decided she would commit to just one week of on plan. Big time results!

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    Coinciding with her decision to stick it out, we offered a special Reboot program for anyone at camp who wanted to redo Orientation. Success took me up on the offer and has been on plan, on fire, and seen the light!! Wow. She’s not the only one our Reboot program helped get back on track, but here she is with her 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters, something just a week or so ago she didn’t think was possible.

    Everything is possible at RFBC. Just don’t quit. Fight through, and trust us to care!

    Sure 100 lbs in 7 months is great. It’s awesome. But shedding the fat suit, regardless of how long it takes, how many falls you get up from, is just as awesome! Perseverance is the true key to all of this. Okay, it doesn’t hurt to be part of an amazing group of women, but in the end, it is perseverance that gets everyone to goal.

    Success is now doing our Rawk Starz diet with 1 hours of walking a day
  • Haley Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge and Enters the 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge June 9, 2015

    Haley Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge and Enters the 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge

    We are all so proud of Haley. Last week she hit 50 lbs gone in 12 Weeks to win 4 free weeks of camp and the ability to earn 4 more for losing another 12 pounds in 4 weeks. But, on top of that, she qualified for the 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge.

    Pretty cool right? Doubts still seem to get to her at times, but even though she struggles in her mind about how possible this really is for her, she doesn’t let that convince her to break her program. She is a diva, indeed!

    Big time kudos, Haley from all of us who watch you fight the fears and still persevere!

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    Isn’t it amazing how our diet takes years off a face. Look at her, she looks 20 years younger! Way to go, Haley!

    Haley does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
  • Erica’s 80 lbs Gone in 6 Months with a Raw Food Diet June 9, 2015

    Erica’s 80 lbs Gone in 6 Months with a Raw Food Diet

    Erica is so close to goal. Maybe 10 more pounds. She is so beautiful, and thin. This journey was not without struggle, but still 80 lbs gone in 6 months. This is what can happen for everyone if when they do struggle they don’t walk away, instead they work with us and fight through.

    We are all so proud of her. Here’s a funny story. She went to her husband’s reunion, and his buddies always have this who has the hottest wife competition going. This year, it was unanimous. Erica’s hubby won!

    Okay, it is a little chauvinistic, but can you blame them, just look at her!

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    Erica does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 hours of walking a day
  • Polly Hits 90 lbs Gone in 6 Months June 9, 2015

    Polly’s 90 lbs Gone in 6 Months Before and After

    Polly continues to amaze all of us as she hits amazing numbers. This 90 lbs gone was done in 6 months!! She does our Wholy Rawker diet with 1 hour of walking a day, and yet her results are those of a diva!I will admit, she was starting to feel so good about how she looked that she considered not pushing for more, but we changed her mind and she’s going to go to goal!We all feel, she is a new person. She doesn’t look anything like her before photos. She glows, she stands proud, she radiates health and beauty. She is a shiny example of how healthy food and walking can transform you. 

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    Polly does our Wholy Rawkers Diet with 1 Hour of Walking a Day
  • Menza’s 100 lbs Gone and Goal Before and Afters April 24, 2015

    Menza’s 100 lbs Gone and Goal Before and Afters

    Back in 2014, Menza hit 90 lbs gone, but wasn’t ready to declare goal. Over the winter she chose to maintain her weight through the cold and busy season. Her family, as in her and her children, produce large production plays whose proceeds go to returning vets families. She is always busy. But, now that the weather has warmed, she decided to finish this off. Today, we celebrate Menza hitting 100 lbs Gone and Goal. 
    The photos really say it all. The transformation is amazing.
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    To see all of Menza’s Before and Afters, click here to go to her Journey Page
    Here is what she had to say in yesterday’s discussion thread about why it is important to remember how we all felt prior to RFBC so we never go back to those old ways.
    It is so worth eating well to feel good! It is actually a small price to pay in comparison to felling and being sick now and as we age. The thing that keeps me going is the knowledge that a portion of my health is my choice. There are things we cannot control when it comes to sicknesses, but there is much that we can control. I do not want to have to be cared for by my children because I made poor food choices. I don’t want to have terrible neuropathies, immobility, numbness that prevents movement, shaking, blindness, amputations….or any of the other things that can be caused by a lifetime of eating junk food. I choose to control my eating and enjoy good health!
     
    Menza is one of our Rawk Starz Divas who used our Rawk Starz Diet and 2 Hours of Walking to Achieve her beautiful new body.
  • Healthy Mom wins 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge & Earns 75 lbs Gone Chip? April 17, 2015

    Healthy Mom wins 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge & Earns 75 lbs Gone Chip?

    What??

    Okay, for a refresher course. HealthyMom was a member in 2014. She lost 25 lbs that she kept off, so we count that in her total loss, but since she is doing our 100 lb challenge, this time around, we use her new start weight. Have I confused you?

    Since returning to camp in 2015, HealthyMom has dropped 50 lbs in 12 Weeks. That earned her 4 free weeks of camp and the opportunity to earn 4 more if she can lose 12 more in the next 4 weeks. But, with her original loss it’s 75 lbs.

    So she has to lose 100 lbs from this new start to win the 100 lb challenge. Does this all make sense.

    Oh, well, what’s important is what she’s doing. She is become the HealthyMom she came to RFBC to be and she’s doing it in all the right ways.

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    HealthyMom is a Group Only Member, but she just joined our Divas. That means she is doing our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 hours of walking a day.
  • Free’s 100 lbs in 7 Months Winner Photo! April 10, 2015

    Free’s 100 lbs in 7 Months Winner Photo!

    Free won our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge a couple of weeks ago. We are all so proud of her. On her actual challenge end date she was in Cyprus. With her $500 Visa card from RFBC and her passport in hand, in nine short weeks she is off to Machu Picchu (Incan Ruins in Peru) to trek along it’s mountain tops with her friends and new strong fit body.

    What a great way to celebrate such a huge victory.

    Here is her 100 lbs Winner Photo. Soon, when she hits 110 lbs gone, we’ll do a new set of before and afters.

    Congratulations, Free. What a wonderful way to reward yourself!

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    You can see all of Free’s Before and Afters on her Journey Page by Clicking Here

  • Rincike Hits 40 lbs Gone in 4.5 Months April 2, 2015

    Rincike Hits 40 lbs Gone in 4.5 Months

    We are all so proud of Rincike and are celebrating big time on her hitting this 40 lbs gone mark. She worked very hard for it. Last month her husband was hospitalized, her job had huge demands, and her weight loss was slow. What wasn’t slow was her determination to stick to the food that is making her healthy. 

    And, don’t forget, she doesn’t speak or read a word of English. Everything she gets from us is through translators. You have to admire that! I know I do.

    On top of how awesome she has done with her resolve and how she still manages to be an active member at camp, she looks amazing. Maybe she is a slower loser, in her mind, but her body has responded as though slow wasn’t in her vocabulary. 

    Way to Go, Rincike!

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    Rincike does our Rawk Starz Diet with mostly 2 hour walks each day.
  • Lilli hits 40 lbs Gone! March 19, 2015

    Lilli hits 40 lbs Gone!

    Lilli does our Wholy Rawkers diet. She is not always able to do her walking, or stick to her plan due to personal reasons, but she follows our guidelines as much as she can, and has never gone back to old ways. Each month she has gotten stronger and more determined to see this all the way. English is a second language for her, so every day she has to translate the audio and discussions the best she can and then write to us in English. While she is proficient, it takes times. Time she puts in to work this major change in her life.
     
    Hitting 40 lbs gone, she volunteered to show you her face. To show you the change, the smile, the radiance of a woman who has found her way when it comes to food and exercise. 
     
    Lilli worked hard for this beautiful transformation, and we are all very proud to have her at camp.
     
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    When Lilli joined, we were just starting our overweight side of camp. She asked to be on the obese side of camp because in her heart she had the addictions of an obese woman and wanted to break them. She has dealt with many of these issues, and works hard daily to give herself the life she deserves and wants.
     
    Congratulations, Lilli. You are beautiful!
     
    Lilli does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day
     
  • Ikic hits 25 lbs Gone! March 19, 2015

    Ikic hits 25 lbs Gone! 

    Ikic is a group only member at RFBC. She has had her struggles, she has had her insights, and she has decided that the insights are more powerful than the struggles. And this week, she hit her first 25 lbs gone. We were all very excited for her. This past four weeks she has really stepped up her program and her participation at camp and the results show it.
     
    Big time congrats, Ikic. Your next 15 will go much faster!
     
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    Ikic is a Group Only Member, so I am not sure of her diet or walking
  • IslandGirl’s 35 lbs Gone Before and Afters February 5, 2015

    IslandGirl’s 35 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Island Girl is from the Cayman Islands in case you were wondering. She has worked our program into her busy life running her own business where she works with touring Foodies! That doesn’t get to her though. She knows how to do our plan and not let all those temptations get to her. 

    When she sent me her photos, she didn’t think they were very good. What is wrong with her? She looks amazing. Way to go Island Girl. I can’t imagine goal is too far off!

     Island Girl's 35 lbs gone with a raw food diet before and afters

  • Tess Hits 60 lbs Gone with Wholy Rawkers Diet January 28, 2015

    Tess Hits 60 lbs Gone with Wholy Rawkers Diet

    Tess is one of those members who help make RFBC what it is. She is not the fastest loser, but she is committed to what we do and is such a support resource at camp that to imagine camp without her would be impossible. She hit a long slow spot, but we tweaked a few things and the weight has been falling off. I think she surprised us all, including herself when all of a sudden she was at 60 lbs gone. 

    We are all so happy for her. Look at her Before and Afters, that woman with her crazy pants, wild hair, and contagious smile, is exactly the woman we all adore at camp.

    Tess, it is such a joy working with you and an honor to have you at camp.

    Tess 60 lbs gone with a raw food diet before and afters

    Tess graciously offered to show her face. You don’t have to do that. 

    Tess does our Wholy Rawker diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day
  • Today Hits 25 lbs Gone January 23, 2015

    Today Hits 25 lbs Gone

    On Monday, Jan 19th, Today hit her first 25 lbs gone.  She’s had some health issues, and yet kept to her diet even though she wasn’t able to walk for a couple of weeks. Perseverance pays off. We are all so proud of her for sticking it out and getting it done.

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    Today is Menza’s sister. She told me that after watching her sister do so well and change her eating habits, that she believed she could do it to. And she was right! Way to go, Today. And thanks for offering to show your face. It’s great to see how much faces change, and wow, Today, you look awesome!

    Today does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day

     

     

  • Michelle Hits Goal with 113 lbs Gone in 8 Months January 15, 2015

    Michelle Hits Goal with 113 lbs Gone in 8 Months

    What can I say about Michelle that I haven’t already. She started with us on May 12th of 2014 and on Jan 12th of 2015 had reached her goal weight of 123 lbs. She never broke her plan. She never skipped a day of walking. She declared the summer of 2015, the Summer of Mommy and let her family, friends, and her fat brain know that she was putting Michelle at the top of the priority list. They have supported her through all of this. Now her daughter is worried mom is going to clean out her closet!

    Michelle went from a size 22 pants to a size 2. How unbelievable is that? In 8 months.

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    To see all of Michelle’s Before and Afters go to her Rawk Starz Diva Journey Page.

    While you may say wow, what an accomplishment, which it is, it is more than that. Michelle’s drive has powered many others. Not just her diva team, but all those who have watched her succeed and all the women at camp she has supported, encouraged, motivated and inspired .

    Now as she transitions to maintenance, we are going to be calling in all those favors! Our rawk solid diva is now on shaky ground. Her weight loss was still happening, so I upped her calories to 1600 and she began steamed veggies. And gained a pound! She freaked. It was the first time the scale had ever done that to her. She’s good now. Menza, Jan and I talked her down! It’s just bulk from the extra calories.

    This is a good lesson for all. Go weigh yourself, then go pick up all the fruits and veggies you’re going to eat for the day and weigh yourself again. We’re talking pounds of food consumed each day. So to add more, of course adds bulk. This is an okay thing. We’re going to let her settle into this phase of the transition before adding anything else. I’ll keep you updated on her success.

  • JanBree Hits Goal with 87.4 lbs Gone! January 15, 2015

    JanBree Hits Goal with 87.4 lbs Gone! 

    On Jan 12, 2015, JanBree called goal at 127 lbs. That is 87.4 lbs gone. At her 9 month mark she hit 80 lbs gone and was very close to goal. It took 2 more months to get to goal, but that’s just how it goes. Now look at her. She is so beautiful. It was worth every second of it.

    Jan has been one of our Rawk Starz Divas through her journey with us. She has been a rawk at camp, and fought through many slower times and even doubts as her crony Michelle whipped through the weight loss, but she never gave in. She never let some one else’s journey define her own. She knew what she wanted, and she kept going after it. And look where it brought her. Talk about return on an investment! She trusted herself, she trusted us, she trusted our program. On that, she never wavered. We are all so proud of her.

    JanBree 87 lbs gone at goal with a fast weight loss raw food diet before and afters

    To see all of JanBree’s Before and Afters go to her Rawk Starz Diva Journey Page

    I’ve said this in her other before and afters. It’s so hard to believe this is the same woman in the before and after. But it is. She is one cool mom now, sharing clothes with her daughter, full of life and great health. This is what you want ladies. You want to be JanBree! There’s no big secret on how she did this. Our great diet and exercise program. Our amazing support system, and the patience and perseverance of a woman who knows what she wants and is determined to get it. 

    Way to go, JanBree. Big time Congratulations.

    JanBree is now in maintenance. We have upped her calories to 1400 and added steamed veggies. She’s doing great. Transitioning to maintenance is a slow process and Jan is taking it well. Her next step is beans and lentils cooked and then upping her calories again. I’ll keep you updated on how her progress to her perfect life time diet and exercise program goes.

    JanBree reached goal doing our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a day

     

     

  • Krinkels Goal Before and Afters December 7, 2014

    Krinkels Goal Before and Afters

    Right when Krinkels hit her goal weight, like a month ago, she hurt her back, so we have postponed posting her before and afters, but here they are. Krinkels was our first new OverWeight member to hit goal with 31 pounds gone. We are all very proud of her, not just for hitting goal, but while dealing with a very painful back situation, she did not run back to food, she kept to her plan and maintained her loss, and as of last Friday had lost that extra pound putting her in the 140’s. For her height, you know that’s awesome!

    Congratulations Krinkels. You are a real asset to our Overweight team at camp!

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    Krinkles offered to show her face. You don’t have to do that unless you do our 100 lb challenge.

    Krinkles is a Group Only member who did our Rawk Starz Diet with an average of 1 hour of walking a day (before her injury)

     

  • Gorgo Celebrates 2 Years of Maintenance at Raw Food Boot Camp September 26, 2014

    Gorgo Celebrates 2 Years of Maintenance at Raw Food Boot Camp

    Okay, we are a month behind on celebrating this. Gorgo just reminded us, that on August 31st, she celebrated 2 years at goal. She is actually 7 pounds above goal right now. But with having lost 61 lbs to get there, it is a very doable place to be. Gorgo is a current member at Raw Food Boot Camp working with both our Maintainers and our Over Weight group. Through these two years she has been in and out of camp. Whenever she felt she was getting a little too slippery with her food, she’d come back for a dose of RFBC, and get it all under control. We love having her.

    Here is her original 61 lbs in 4.5 months and at Goal before and afters from two years ago!

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  • Foteen at Goal! September 18, 2014

    Foteen at Goal!

    FoteenGoalScaleFoteen took the longer road to goal. She decided early on that getting to goal was more important than running toward it. She has gone between our 100% raw diet and our Wholy Rawkers 50%raw diet. Has she been perfect? Nope. Has she been determined? You bet. She even took off 6 weeks for a European Vacation, and maintained her weight. We were all so impressed.

    By going slower, she has fought off most of her bad food behaviors and habits. She is starting maintenance today by upping her calories, just to 1400. Adding back in some foods she missed that stall weight loss like bananas and chickpeas, and bringing her exercise down to 75-90 minutes a day. This will be changing over the course of the next couple of months as we work toward finding her perfect maintenance diet and calories. She will likely loose another 5 pounds or so during this transition process.

    So here are the stats: 

    Foteen is 63 Years Old and 5 foot 3.

    She started RFBC on Jan 13, 2014 at 210 lbs.

    8 Months later with 66 lbs gone, she weighs 144 lbs.

    The photo of her in the red dress is beautiful. I can’t show you her face, but she doesn’t look 60, that’s for sure. She showed it to the women in camp, and boy they were impressed. She glows!

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    As you may notice, there was a discernable crook in her back in the before photo which seems completely gone in her after photo. I asked her about this. She said that she has a slight scoliosis in her upper back and a problem with lumbar spondylolisthesis (mis alignment of L 3-4). She said she would get pain and numbness in her left leg due to the lower back problem, but now IT’S GONE! She called her new alignment amazing. 

    In full disclosure, a couple of months ago, she started taking a restorative yoga class, so how much of this was from the yoga, versus the exercise that she did as she lost the weight, and how much losing the weight had to do it, is up for discussion. Either way, it is amazing.

    Today in our discussion thread, which was all about her hitting goal. I asked her to share some insight. Here is what she said. Below this is a list of inches lost.  Oh, and on the dress on her treadmill wall? It didn’t fit right. It fit, but she made it years ago when her son was born, and things shifted too much since then, so she choose to be our lady in red!

    Here’s what she had to say:

    Wearing the imaginary crown and sash today!

    First of all, I LOVE this group, especially the group we have now…….the most real and motivated and inspirational bunch of women. You are present in my photos. I am reflecting you as much as me. Thank you again and again.

    I ran the gamut of all of Carlene’s diets. I chose Wholly Rawker because if I couldn’t do raw, I wasn’t failing and didn’t feel guilty. I love the way I feel when I eat 100% raw MOST of the time but some days I really needed beans or an egg. It worked for me to patchwork the plans.

    The two things that come to mind as the biggest keys to success (when I look at what lead me down the path to my highest weight ever) are the curfew and daily exercise. I was a secret night time eater. My husband goes to bed early and I often stay up very late watching television. I would have a snack then another then another.. Bad bad terrible mindless habit. The curfew simplifies my night…..easy…..no food. If I want something, it’s a cup of tea or a glass of ice water. Simple. The second is exercise. I love to race walk I used to compete 15 years ago and now I’m back in competition. I love my DVR – treadmill lady cave. I can watch old movies and comedy shows endlessly. It’s all about finding your groove. Some people have to go to a gym, some have to have nature. Figure this important key out and it is a big part of the battle. Don’t fight with the exercise just find out what works for YOU. 

    I plan to maintain at this weight for 3-6 months then possibly attempt to get down to 135. I am only 5’3″ so right now I am still not quite in the “normal” BMI but I am really comfortable at this weight and since I chose it at the beginning, I decided to stick with it. It feels great to be just a “little” overweight. 

    Thanks for all of your accolades. I feel like Queen for a Day (only people my age would remember that TV show)! Really , two days, because Carlene was waxing poetic yesterday, too. 

    Looking forward to the next Goal marker and big milestone!

    Here are her inches lost:

    Neck : 0.75 inches

    Under arms : 8.5

    Chest :6.5

    Under chest : 8

    2″ above belly button: 10

    Belly button: 7

    2″ below belly button: 12

     

    Left upper arm: 3                        Right upper arm: 2.5

    Above elbow:2.75.                         :2.5

    Forearm:1                                       :0.75

    Wrist: 0.25.                                      :0.25

    Upper thigh: 5.25.                           :5

    Above knee: 3.                                :3.5

    Calf:2.                                              :2

    Ankle: 0.75.                                      :0.75

     

     

  • Otavia Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Goal July 4, 2014

    Otavia Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Goal

    On July 2, 2013, Otavia reached her goal weight. She swore that day that she would stick with Raw Food Boot Camp and the support we offer for one full year. She kept her promise. She wasn’t at camp every day. She didn’t log her food every day. But she was there a lot and always remained honest with what she was eating, even when she knew I would be on her about it. 

    As a reminder. Here are her before and afters from last year:

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    She is not living on a 100% raw diet. She eats lots of fruits and veggies each day and then eats an omnivore diet of whatever she wants in moderate portions. She maintains her calories between 1200-1800 a day, and even has a glass or two of wine here and there. She’s far from perfect, but what she does have is the desire and determination to make this work for her for life. She swears she will never be obese again. 

    How she keeps this in the forefront of her mind is that she has stayed accountable at Raw Food Boot Camp, participates on a regular basis inspiring everyone with her wisdom and wit, and once a month she participates in a fun run of sorts. Obstacle courses, Electric Runs, Mud Runs. Below is a collage of some of the photos she’s sent over the past year.

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     Here’s what Otavia had to say about her anniversary:

    A long time ago, Carlene said,”…losing weight is the easy part….keeping it off it the hard part….” because of that statement, I decided I needed to stick with RFBC for a minimum of a year at maintenance.  All I can say is I AM SO GLAD I DID :)

     Maintaining weight is a whole process in and of itself that needs to be learned.  I was just talking to my sister over the weekend.  She is struggling, she has released 38# and just got into Two-Town….I can’t seem to get her to join RFBC….but I feel confident that she will reach the conclusion that it is a darned good place to be. She is doing Weight Watchers.  It has taken her 8 months to release not quite 40#’s.

     Anyway….I have found the key to releasing weight, is to JUST DO IT! All diets work if you just follow them….some just work faster than others and are easier to convert to a “normal” lifestyle.   If you  wander off the path, if you trip, if you fall off the path….heck if you run off the path with a machete in hand trying to create a new path…..just keep getting back onto the beaten path, because WE KNOW IT WORKS!  

     PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF!!!!

    If you continue to make the right choices….results have no choice but to follow. Remember the fish will always follow the head.

    I will be here at RFBC for some time to come.  I have realized (CRAPPOLLA) that my obesity is only in remission right now, and it has not been cured :(  I need to stay until I no longer have a FAT BRAIN.

    What I am working on right now is to have a diet and lifestyle that I can truly follow for the rest of my life. And….it is a process,  I am figuring out what works and what doesn’t….I occasionally still fight (and sometimes lose) the urge to emotionally/stress eat and/or volume eat just because something tastes good. I continue to have to be mindful of making good choices, although that is MUCH easier now than it was a year ago :)

    My biggest challenge is to maintain awareness of satiety and put something down, put it away or throw it away once I am satisfied……overall I feel I am making good food choices.  I have realized that during this journey my tastes have actually changed!  That is a good….NOPE….that is a GREAT thing!  My goal is for the rest of my life to continue eating 80% fruits and veggies everyday (not necessarily raw) and the other 20% low fat, low sugar, low sodium.

    I appreciate all the support here at RFBC because I know that the insights I have learned about myself through this experience will allow me to be Fit and Fabulous at 55, 65, 75, 85+  

    I AM TRULY A WORK IN PROGRESS 

    I AM TRULY LOVING LIFE 

    I WILL NEVER BE OBESE AGAIN 

    I WILL BE FIT AND FABULOUS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!

    Thank you for your continued support!     

                ~  Otavia  ~

     

     

 

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 Get Rid of that Fat Suit!

Are you sick and tired of being overweight? Have you day dreamed of waking up one morning fit and slim? Is fast weight loss appealing to you? Have you reached the point where you have considered weight loss surgery? Have you thought about a raw food diet? Are you ready to change your life?

If so, then you are ready for Raw Food Boot Camp!

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Before you can be a full or group only member, you must join our Free Membership Area

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Within our free area, you will find our Pathway to Raw Food Boot Camp. You must listen to some audios and take a quiz before being able to join our Group or Full boot camp or do our week of Orientation. Along with the requirements for RFBC, within our free area, shopping lists and sample daily food lists and information on how to follow along with us.

Program Fees

All fees are based on a 4 Week Session

New Start Membership Fees

Full Membership – $149 – $199 depending on photo option

Group Membership* – $79 – $129 depending on photo option

Orientation – $40

Audio Only – $60 for 12 Weeks

*New Group Members pay an addition $20 for orientation with Carlene

Win our 50 or 100 lb Challenge. Earn big discounts for every 25lbs lost and receive our Incentive Chip in the mail to honor your weight loss achievement.

Our membership is from around the world. Currently, we have members from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • The Cayman Islands
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Micronesia
  • Nigeria
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • United States

 

 

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