Raw Food Boot Camp® is an intimate on-line center of fast weight loss, support, motivation, and guidance for the morbidly obese using a raw food diet since Dec 28, 2005.
Forgive me for not updating the RFBC site in a while. I am working on a brand new site for us and it has been consuming!
If you are interest in joining camp, we are having a big December Incentive Membership drive. Click here to read all about it, and what we have planned for December. Our new site will be up by the new year. It will offer a Free Membership area and options for those with a BMI under 33.
If you join for our Dec 2nd Start, you will get 4 free extra weeks of camp and be eligible for our big 8th Anniversary Reward.
To be part of Regular Raw Food Boot Camp, you must have a BMI of 33 or more. Check yours by clicking here.
With safe, fast weight loss these RFBC Members lost over 100 lbs in 2012 using a raw food diet!
Their blogs are no longer maintained, but available for you to read.
What are you waiting for? The Holidays will be here before you know it.
Imagine you could drop 40 lbs in 2 months, if you start today and follow our program.
If you have tried every diet out there and have said if you could just find something that worked fast and was safe, you'd do it,
then this is the program for you. It's not easy, but it works, and it works fast. The support is phenomonal.
So stop saying tomorrow, and join us today!
Who will be our next 2013 100 lbs in 7 Months Winner? You?
Kmik Wins Big!
August 21, 2013
Kmik receives $500 for winning the 100 lbs in 7 Month's Challenge with 110.2 lbs gone.
With this win, she earned a $500 Visa Card, plus 4 free weeks of camp with the ability to earn 6 more free months.
We put together a Kmik Challenge to help her the last month of the challenge. She inspired and encouraged her team earning them 3 free weeks of camp. For them to collect, they needed to have lost 10 lbs. Today we will see who will come to claim their prize!
Learn all about the regular Raw Food Boot Camp Program
Scroll down here for pricing and a list of what is included in your program
Obesity a Disease?
Recently, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease. I am very conflicted about this. On the pro side, the articles I've read said it will allow insurance to cover the cost for the obese in seeking help from nutritionists and fitness trainers to battle obesity, which is great. This is usually only covered if obesity is a factor in another disease such as diabetes. But, what concerns me is now, drugs and surgery will become, if they aren't already, the cure for obesity. And that scares me. It terrifies me that children are being okayed for weight loss surgery, and that on TV weight loss surgery is promoted as an easy fix with payment plans. I know obesity is hard, I know dieting and daily exercise are hard, but I want more for us as a community than a surgeon's knife or a pharma's drugs. We as a society, have to take back food as something that nourishes and energizes our bodies, we have to go back to whole food and get rid of all the packaged crap and fast food living we are doing. We have to find safe places for ourselves and our children to be active, away from TVs and texting. We have the ability to be healthy, if only we would do it! Obesity is not okay! 30% of our children being obese, is not a medical condition!
CB showing off her $500 Visa Card and RFBC t-shirt
Winners of our
50 lbs in 12 Weeks Challenge
& Our 2012 to Goal Members
More Before and Afters
To see more Before and After views and other current clients not showing their faces, go to our Membership Summary Page.
If any of you have not done it yet, I would recommend you do the workbook e-book Carlene has called Fat Brain Lies. It really is good and certainly helped me with many of my recurring food issues and was a big help in getting me to shift my mind set. It also gives me some good strategies to employ as I am gaining "thin brain" strength. ~ Martoon May 2010
It doesn't matter how good or how healthy a diet is, if people don't follow
it, it does them no good. Change has to be the first priority, and that only happens with acceptance of your body and self when it comes to your relationship with food. ~ Carlene
Obese Women I have Coached
Who agreed to go public
We talked about the black hole of depression today. The black hole that makes us not care and makes us eat. Sometimes I have fallen into the hole by accident. Other times I have defiantly jumped in. No matter how many times I find myself into that hole, Carlene reaches in and pulls me out; thank God! Today she said, "stay away from the black hole.....find happiness." Today I decided that Carlene is right. The black hole only brings misery and pain. Today I stayed away from the hole.....I didn't even get near it. Thank You Carlene!
Click here to read how I helped Cheri prepare for her zip line adventure on a Richard Simmons Cruise.
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June 3rd - Ruths hits 102 lbs Gone in 7 Months!
Ruths is one of our no-photo option members. She is the first no-photo member to ever hit 100 lbs gone. Now don't worry, I do demand proof from our members and I have it. 180 lbs this morning. Imagine that. If you weigh 280 lbs today and you come and do our program you could start the new year at 180 lbs.
How cool would that be?
Please note that only those doing the 100 lb Challenge or who have volunteered to go public, show their faces.
Since Jan 1, 2013 My Clients have lost 3494 Pounds!
In 2012 they lost over 3800 lbs.That's equivalent to more than thirty 125lb women
2013 Program for Fast Weight Loss for the
Morbidly Obese using a Raw Food Diet
Raw Food Boot Camp
For the Morbidly Obese
Cost: $119 or $169 each 4 Week Session based on photo option
First week orientation to get used to RFBC and build a firm foundation.
Daily Group or RFBC wide Discussion
Daily Personal Log with Carlene. I respond to logs 2-3 times a day M-F and weekend evenings.
Group Support & Encouragement
RFBC SOS System for immediate peer support when you struggle
True peer support. We don't judge because we have all been there!
Do our diet and walking, and you can also have our fast weight loss. No guarantees as each person is different, but our results as shown here on our website, are our average when people do our program as defined.
Daily Audios are recorded the previous evening and are always based on what is going on at camp. Audios are M-F only, but we meet 7 days a week. Payment can be made every 4 weeks or you can save money with one of our specials below. RFBC is a commitment. We are not about quick fixes. We are about fast weight loss, but we are more about changing for life so that weight loss is permanent. Daily participation is mandatory to maintain your membership, regardless of what you have paid. Once you reach goal, have been at camp for a minimum of 6 consecutive sessions, and have paid for three maintenance sessions, you may stay with us for as long as you like as long as you are within 5 pounds of goal. I'm hoping years! To be one of our big losers, you need determination, courage, and above all perseverance. Before joining, read everything on this website, click on every link, and listen to every audio. Give our version of raw a try to see if you could do it. There is a strict no-refund policy. Know yourself and don't over commit your money.
Listen to the 5 Introduction to Raw Food Boot Camp Audios (see left most column above)
and then JOIN RFBC for this Monday's Start
You do not have to have your face show! The faces you see are from women who volunteered to go public.
The RFBC Fast Weight Loss Groups & The Raw Food Diet and Exercise Required
• 100% Raw
• 1000-1200 cal/day
• 10-15% Fat
• Sodium from Fruit & Veggies Only
• Min 2 hr Walking
This is the diet I used. My first 6 months, I lost 104 pounds.
This is the diet needed if you want to do the 100 or 50 lb Challenges.
• 100 % Raw
• 1000-1200 cal/day
• 10-15% Fat
• Sodium from Fruit & Veggies Only
• Min 1 hr Walking
• 80% Raw
• 1000-1200 cal/day
• 10-15% Fat
• 750 mg Sodium
• Min 1 hr Walking
• Cooked food must be whole unprocessed food.
Why Aren't You a Member of Raw Food Boot Camp?
To be part of our program, you must have a BMI of 33 or more. Check yours by clicking here.
2013 Challenges For Fast Weight Loss with a
Raw Food Diet for the Morbidly Obese
Lose 50 lbs in 12 weeks or 60 pounds in 16 weeks and get your next 4 week FREE!
Lose another 12 pounds in those 4 weeks, and get another 4 weeks FREE!
To make this happen, you will need to do a Rawk Starz! program. 100% low fat, low sodium, low sugar raw and work up to 2 hours of walking a day.
Those choosing private photos are not eligible for this program.
Lose 100lbs in 7 Months and win a $500 Visa card and 4 weeks of free support. After that each 4 weeks you drop 6 new pounds, you'll get another 4 weeks free.
To make this happen, you will need to do a Rawk Starz! program. 100% low fat, low sodium, low sugar raw and work up to 2 hours of walking a day.
Those choosing private photos are not eligible for this program.
2013 Incentive Challenges
Monthly Weight Loss:
The RFBC member who loses the largest percentage of weigh each month, will win 14 free days of camp.
Members must have been at RFBC for a minimum of 8 weeks (newbies lose so much those first 8 weeks, they would always be winning!)
Scale photo weigh ins must be sent on the 1st of each month. No exceptions, no late entries. These photo count as end and next month start photos.
Relost weight does not count. So if you have a gain one month then lose it the next month, you won't be winning the challenge.
As you know, I mail members incentive chips for every 25 lbs they lose. Along with those chips, members will earn free membership days.
1 Week - 25 lbs
2 Weeks - 50 lbs
3 Weeks - 75 lbs
4 Weeks - 100 lbs
5 Weeks - 125 lbs
6 Weeks - 150 lbs and so on.
Goal - When a member reaches goal, they will receive additional free time at camp equivalent to their highest chip earned.
Again, relost weight isn't reward. And to clarify, when someone hits the 50 lbs mark, on that day they get 14 free days of camp, not just another week. Photos of feet on scale with legible numbers are required for verification of loss.
I am big on members getting out there and being active, so in 2013, once a month a member can submit proof that they have complete some kind of race, whether a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon or IronMan as either a walker (preferred) or runner, and earn 1 free week of camp. Proof is a photo of the member in the midst of the race with her number showing.
RFBC Has New Starts Each Monday Morning
Use Button above to Sign Up Today!
Remember, your photos will always have your head cut off.
Make sure to listen to the free Introduction to Raw Food Boot Camp audios first
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TxGirl Goes to the Ball
Stacy Flies High with New Bod
The Latest News from Our Blog and More
Last Six blog additions:
Indigo Hits Goal with 68 lbs Gone Okay, it took her a couple of months to lose that very last pound, but that was fine. She worked through our Maintenance in Training program to discover what she wants to do with her future eating. She sorted out eating issues that were still lingering, and now she is ready to move forward. I am so very proud of her.
68 lbs Gone and Goal - Way to Go Indigo!
Lagarto hits 50 lbs Gone in 10 Weeks Lagarto came to camp with a mission. And he hasn't let us down. 50 lbs gone in just 10 weeks. His 50 lbs in 13 Weeks challenge ends on Oct 7th. He is hoping for 65 lbs gone by then. If he keeps doing what he's doing, he's sure to make it.
Lagarto - 50 lbs Gone in 10 Weeks
New Website Coming I am working on designing a new Raw Food Boot Camp website for both visitors and members. There will be a free member area where those who join will have access to audios, articles, and free courses. And there will be various membership options, some that will be open to those with a BMI under 33. I am also busy putting the Finding Your Perfect Diet into an on-your-own course. I have picked up a great program that lets me create courses with quizzes and the ability to upload assignments. I'm very excited about this.
I am considering the following. I would love to hear back from you in regards to what you would like to see at RFBC. Full membership will always be for those with a BMI of 33 or greater. Sorry. But that's who RFBC is for and where my passions lay, so that is how it will stay.
Open to anyone regardless of weight. You must first join our free membership before being able to apply for other memberships or fee based courses.
Learn Hungry from Full - Actual Course instead of just audios
Sodium Challenge - Actual Course that will lead those interested in a 2 week challenge to drop their sodium levels and see how their health changes.
Anti-Depression Diet Challenge - 30 day challenge for all those interested to add our anti-depression foods to their diet. This won't be a course, but have information and surveys to fill out and monitor. I may add a forum to this group so those going through depression have a place to talk about it. You must apply for this program, but it is free.
Parent's Guide to Helping their Overweight Children - This will be an on-going forum open to all as we collect information and talk with each other to come up with the best solutions for dealing with our overweight children. You must apply for this program, but it's free.
RFBC Wiki - As part of our Maintenance in Training program, members are required to go out and research food and what is in them. Like, did you know Cauliflower is a complete protein, so isn't romaine lettuce! Or that bugs are an ingredient in many natural flavorings? They also go out and research which foods are both good and bad for their current ailments. We already have some great info. A project I'm going to need work on from some of my current members is to put this info together in a Wiki format for all of our free members to access.
RFBC Member Library - There will be a repository of articles, books and u-tube videos members of RFBC have found useful. Members post these all the time, and while we share them with each other, some are very interesting that we would like to share with you.
More... As this area grows, we will add more courses, challenges, quizzes, and information. But I will need help doing this. I am just one woman. I can't do it all. And my full members at RFBC always come first.
Fee Based Courses
Finding Your Perfect Diet - I am going to turn this into an on-your-own type of course. It will have 20 lessons that you can do at your own pace. For those that finish the course by completing the assignments and passing the quizzes, there will be an added bonus of up to 14 emails in one week or back and forth correspondence through a system built into the program to go over the perfect diet created and tweak it to make it last. Advice, if desired, on how to turn that perfect diet into a weight loss diet will be given as well.
Breaking Fat Brain Behaviors I - IV - I ran these programs years ago, and they were very well received. I am going to revitalize them and put them into courses as well. These will cover things like eating out of boredom, frustration, stress, emotions. Letting others sabotage you. Techniques and ideas will be given on how to break the habits and how to deal with some of the bigger issues when it comes to your relationship with food.
Orientation to Raw Food Boot Camp
This will be a one or two week program, with no obligation to continue in camp. But to do the group only or full membership RFBC, new members must first go through this orientation. This will make sure that those that come to camp are ready to do our program. It is hard on a membership when dieters flit in and out of camp. This will be set up like one of our fee based courses, with daily assignments that are reviewed and discussed with you by Carlene and/or other long-term RFBC members. It is not grouped base. It is individual. This will be a great opportunity for those who always say they would love to do our program, but can't afford it long term, to come and get a solid footing on how to be successful with weight loss. Depending on the popularity of this program, I will decide if it is for the BMI 33 or over group, or open to everyone.
Audio Only Membership
Open to anyone regardless of weight. This would grant access to all of our daily audios (M-F). These audios are based on what is going on at RFBC on that day. Most weeks are theme based, but often they are tied directly to what happened at camp the day before. Members would only get to listen to the audios as they were available. No forum, no discussion, just listening. No photos or weigh ins would be required.
2 pricing options: Month by Month with subscription that can be cancelled at any time, or 3 months at a time with a special discount.
Group Only Membership
I have done this before, and for some it has worked great, while others feel lost in the mix. It will only be open to those with a BMI of 33 or more. You will get to participate at camp in our daily discussion with the group. You will have access to everything at camp, except Carlene.
4 pricing options: 4 Week Sessions with subscription that can be cancelled at any time, or 12 weeks at a time with a special discount and bonus week. Photo or no photo options available.
Group only members will be eligible for weight loss incentives.
This will stay the same. It will remain open to those with a BMI of 33 or more. You get everything Group Only members get, plus a daily log with Carlene, email and personal messaging with Carlene.
Only long-term full membership members will be asked to work on projects with me in exchange for free membership.
2014 New Fee Schedule
In 2014, I will be changing the full membership fee schedule. Right now, there is a flat fee for everyone for every 4 week session. We will still stick to 4 week sessions, and membership fees will be going up. But... the longer you stay and the more you lose, those fees will go down.
Right now I offer chips (real poker looking chips that I mail out to members) for every 25 lbs gone. People like their chips, so that will continue. I have also been giving out a lot of free time. Like in the thousands of dollars worth of free time for challenges and weight loss milestones met. This too has been very successful.
I wanted to add a third tier to this. It will be based on membership length and weight loss. I haven't figured out how to set this up on the new website, but I'll come up with something.
It will be something like $$ off membership for those who have been at camp for over 12 weeks and have lost over 40 lbs. $$ off membership for those who have been at camp for over 24 weeks and have lost over 60 or maybe 75 lbs, etc.,
Starting in 2014 the first year of Maintenance will not be free. I am thinking of charging a subscription fee of $19.95 or even $9.95 a month. After the first year, members in maintenance will be able to come and go as they choose.
This new drip down membership approach. hopefully, will get some of our procrastinators motivated to get that weight off! :) And since weight loss can be a long term commitment, to help ease the financial burden for those that are really serious.
So while, membership fees may seem as though they are going up substantially, for those that are dedicated to our program and their success, the long term fees will be considerably less than what they are now. And, with the new orientation program, no one will be buying something they aren't ready for. I like that!
Current members of 2013 will have the option of staying at their current fees or moving to our new fee schedule.
We are going to offer an affiliates program (referrals) that anyone with a PayPal account can join. Put an affiliates link on your blog or Facebook page, and if people click on it and join any of our fee based programs, you will get a percentage or flat fee for that course or membership. Affiliate software has all it's own protocols for who gets the referral fee, so know that I have no say in who gets a referral. It is based on cookies and last looks and all this other stuff I have absolutely no control over. But still, if you believe in RFBC and want to make some extra cash, then promote us and earn some bucks!
When will all this happen?
I am just one woman with many responsibilities. I work on the website every night through the wee hours of the morning. It's been a struggle so far to find the right tools to get what I want, but I believe I have finally found them and hope to get the initial site up by the end of October. Some things may not fall into place until later in the year, but by 2014 our new program should be up and solid!
I am working to make RFBC more community based. So many come and tell me they were lurking on our website for years before finding the courage to join. I'm hoping our new site will offer that confidence to jump in and get the job done!
What Can You Do To Help?
Good question. First, you can email me and let me know what you think of all this or leave a comment in the blog. And then you can send me your suggestions for some of the things you would like to see on the site. I know, I know, menus. But we don't do menus. I have copied some example daily food lists from some of our more successful members so you can see how those that lose do it.
In 2014, the newsletter will be going. Instead, all who are interested can follow our new blog. How that works is you will click on a button on the website, type in your email, and every time I post a new topic on the blog, you will receive an email with the new info. I've had to redo everything to keep up with the times, so now it's your turn!
Oh, yeah, and our new website will be totally compatible with all your tablets and smart phones!
Send me your ideas and suggestions. I will consider all and implement the ones I think will be good for our RFBC community. Carlene@RawFoodBootCamp.com
When Free Spirit started camp, she told me that her doctor wanted her to get one of those machines for people with sleep apnea. It was so bad that her husband would wake her up about 3 times a night because she wasn't breathing. Obviously, he was losing a lot of sleep over this as well.
I told her how my snoring stopped after about a month and a half of starting my raw program. So, after talking with her physician, they decided to wait on the expensive machine and see if losing weight would help.
On her 8th day at camp. I asked how it was going. Her husband reported that for three nights in a row, he had not heard her snore.
How cool is that!
Is it the weight, as the doctor thought? At that point she had only lost 11 pounds, it couldn't have been that. But since we don't eat any processed foods I think that something in her diet was the culprit. Now that may not be true for everyone, but something clicked for her with raw food and she no longer needs that nasty machine.
If you are obese. If you hate your fat suit. If you are ready to do something about it. Then you need to try our fast weight loss diet and support group. The ladies at Raw Food Boot Camp are amazing. The support is like no where else. We all understand how hard it is to be heavy, we understand your most secret food addictive behaviors, and we know what it takes to succeed. No it is not easy. It will take work, it will take saying no to your fat brain on a daily basis. It will take putting the whiny child inside on time out until she learns she cannot have every bite of food she wants. We are a team at boot camp, a dynamic team. Every day the leaders change. From one day to the next those that need support changes. Some days we actually have everyone doing great, and on a few rare days these past six years, we've had days where everyone fell flat on their face.
What makes us different is that we know we won't always be perfect. What we will be instead is persistent. We will not give up. We will not give in. And therefore we will succeed.
Boot Camp is daily. It is work. It could be your best hope for finally beating the thing you hate the most -- your obesity.
TxGirl - Thanksgiving Dude Ranch
2009 and 2010
How's that for a New Year's Resolution!
Obesity - Done and Over With!
Welcome to Raw Food Boot Camp
Are you fighting with morbid obesity?
Have you tried every obese diet out there without reaching your goal?
Are you looking for fast weight loss?
Do you believe weight loss surgery may be your only solution?
Are you willing to try one more diet for the obese that works?
If you answered yes to these questions, then maybe Raw Food will let you find the magic you have always hoped was out there. It is magic, by my standards, but it is also takes work - your hard work.
Obesity is my passion, so when I found a diet for the morbidly obese that worked as fast as weight loss surgery, I tried it and within nine short months beat my obesity. After being confronted by other obese women wanting the same results, I started Raw Food Boot Camp for the morbidly obese. As time evolved and I worked with hundreds of obese women, I learned that it takes a lot more than a diet, even a raw food diet, to succeed. That is why Raw Food Boot Camp is about more than just raw food and exercise.
Whether you are on a raw food diet or not, it is important to face the reality of who you are, your lifestyle and what you are honestly willing to do for the life you want. Some of my clients choose fast weight loss, some choose steady weight loss, some just come to learn to change and then go off on their own satisfied they can do their personal program without too much effort.
Fast weight loss for the obese is promised through thousands of other methods, but the truth is there is only one way to beat obesity and keep the weight off forever. You must change. You must honestly face who you are in relationship to food, and you must make living healthy both physically and emotionally a top priority in your life.
A low fat, low sugar, low sodium, simple, raw food diet works because it lets you eat until full, helps break the obsession with food other diets for the obese cause, and it lets you lose weight fast without jeopardizing your health. It isn't for everyone though as many complain after a month or even weeks that they are in food prison. Face it, if you are obese you have food issues. Resolve those issues and work on reaching your perfect diet, be it raw, high raw, or the healthiest diet you as a person can do.
If you're willing to succeed. If you're willing to do hard work to be thin and healthy. Then read on. If not, then I wish you the best in your life and your decisions.
Why is it the obese, never succeed on diets?
I'll tell you my ideas, and you see if any of them fit for you.
I don't have the patience to take two years to lose all the weight. A pound or two a week is just too slow and I get disenchanted so I choose to fail. I need fast weight loss.
There is not enough food and I am hungry all the time.
It takes too much effort to weigh, portion out, and prepare each day's meals.
Serving sizes are made for a child not a full grown adult. I am never satisfied.
There is no hope, I will be morbidly obese for life. No amount of sacrifice and deprivation will work for me.
I'm actually happier morbidly obese.
These were my excuses. I'm sure you have many of your own, never mind all the emotional reasons you eat. But on this diet, none of these excuses panned out.
It did not take me two years to lose the weight. It took 9 months - 136 pounds. Which should have been 8 months, but in December I ate a high fat raw diet and only lost 3.5 pounds the whole month. That was my average for a week while doing low fat raw. So not counting my ill-spent month. I averaged half a pound a day. Something I expected and received. Tell me raw food isn't a fast weight loss diet. It's as fast as gastric bypass surgery or bariatric surgery. As long as you keep it low fat. No more than 15% fat per day.
I ate as much as I wanted whenever I wanted. When hungry I ate. When full I stopped. If I had gastric bypass or bariatric surgery I would have had to schedule my drinking and eating and limit each drink to about half a cup and each meal to the equivalent of a scrambled egg to prevent vomiting and rupture.
Because raw food is a simple diet there is no measuring, no slicing food into portions, no cooking, no clean up, no mess. Simple and easy.
There is no such thing as a serving size. Eat as much as you want.
Raw Food offered hope. Yes I did sacrifice and at times felt deprived, but it did work and I am now thin and fit. And it only took 9 months!!! That is unheard of even for women who have had gastric bypass or bariatric surgery. And I lost all of my excess weight, unlike the 75-80% offered by surgery.
I had no clue what happiness was. I am now out living a life I thought forever outside my realm of existence. There is no way morbid obesity was better.
It isn't easy. I won't lie to you, but it works and you will stay healthy unlike surgery. In the beginning many people experience headaches and fatigue while their body gets used to the change. I hear it all the time from people: "I can't afford to have three or four days where I'm tired." Well, compared to surgery and a life of never being able to eat and drink at the same meal, what is a few days here and there on your way to perfect health? What is it compared to the rest of your life encased in fat? Trust me, the sacrifices you make on this diet will reward you in so many ways that when you look back on it, you will say: "Piece of cake" or rather "carrot."
I used to tell people that I could do anything cold turkey. If I could just give up food, never have to eat again, I could do it. But I couldn't do that, so I couldn't succeed because I am not good at moderation. If I could have eaten one piece of pizza and not four, just one or two pieces of fried zucchini instead of the whole order, then I would never have gotten to 259 pounds at 5'1". Even if I could have ordered the half sandwich/soup entree instead of the pastrami grinder and fries, life would have been different. Of course doing these thin minded things to diet never worked, because one taste always made me want another and if I ordered that non-fattening meal I was never satisfied. For me it was fatty foods, for you it may be sweets. What I'm saying is that even though I always wanted to say I didn't eat enough to warrant my weight, I was always drawn to high fat foods and was never satisfied with just a taste. I knew cold turkey was my only way out. And I've got to say, going raw was very close.
By giving up cooked food and reverting to uncooked, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and seeds I broke my food addictions. Or maybe I changed them. Instead of eating four pieces of pizza, I now have four oranges. Can you see where that makes the difference? Just like an alcoholic I will probably have food issues all of my life. I have to face that. With raw, I have found a way to control this while satisfying myself. By choosing raw you are making a commitment to yourself, for the rest of your life. You are choosing life over food. Food will become a sidebar in your life and if you let it, joy will seep in to fill the rest of it.
So what is the boot camp about? It's a place of commitment. To join you must submit an application. Once accepted, and after payment of your membership fee, you will be added to our private area where we openly talk about being raw, our physical and emotional challenges, exercise and anything else we want to. It's private and by invitation only because being morbidly obese is different than being overweight or thin. There are things about us and our bodies that we just don't want to share with people who will not understand or who will judge us.
We offer you support. You will be working hard, sacrificing, feeling deprived, and exclaiming the euphoria of fast weight loss on raw food with people who are doing the same thing.
Most importantly you will not be on this journey alone. At RFBC you are among peers. No one judges, no one looks down at you when you trip and fall. We have all been there, and we all understand. Without a doubt it is the best support you will ever find for beating obesity.
I am sorry to say, we will not be opening camps to help people quit smoking or break other addictions as some have begged me to do. We are about Raw Food, and I am about Obesity.
Check out the rest of our site for information on our programs so you understand what we are about, and then decide if you are ready to commit to a new life.
On May 6th, 13 members of RFBC embarked on our new Maintenance in Training Program. All were close to maintenance or had already lost over 100 lbs. This program is not about fast weight loss or is it maintenance. Instead prior to reaching goal everyone will do this program where we explore deep rooted truths about who we are when it comes to food, exercise and eating. We will also explore the truth about what is important when it comes to our health and what isn't. We will examine our food choices and see how they fit into the lifestyle we want.We will examine actual foods and nutrients to see what our bodies will thrive on which will satisfy our personal tastes. Then when all is said and done, members will be able to honestly design a maintenance program that will work for them. There will be lot of exposing of lies, those lies we tell ourselves. Those lies we want to believe, so we can clearly see and build the future we deserve. This will be one of the toughest programs ever offered at RFBC. Wish us great success.
What's Going on at Camp
as of June 15th
Wow, time flies. Sorry, it's been so long since I updated this. We've had amazing things happening at RFBC.
Our Maintenance in Training Program has just finished up it's sixth week. We will now do two weeks of fine tuning before it's over. What discoveries we made, about ourselves, our foods, and what is and isn't important in the life ahead.
Our next Maintenance in Training program will start up soon. There are five women already at the required BMI to start. How cool is that? Soon so many of our members will be at or near goal, maintenance will be our biggest group at camp. Okay, yes, I'm boasting!
Our two 100 lb Challengers are set to win their $500 come August. It would take something major to keep either from that win.
Five women won our 33 lbs in 3 months challenge, each earning 4 free weeks of camp with the ability to win 4 more if they drop 12 pounds in the next 4 weeks. Remember these were women had already dropped their water weight. This was 33+ lbs of pure fat! How sweet it is!
Ruths - 46 lbs in 3 months for a total of 102 lbs gone
Kmik - 44 lbs in 3 months for a total of 80.8 lbs gone
Ronda - 37.4 lbs in 3 months for a total of 69.4 lbs gone
Laurie - 37 lbs in 3 months for a total of 76.8 lbs gone
LNT - Hit goal with 51 lbs gone and maintained it
Recent Shout Outs at RFBC
June 15 th Catch Up
Ruths hit 102 lbs Gone
Ronda Wins May's Biggest Loser Challenge
Laurie hits 79 lbs gone in 5 Months
Laurie earns her 75 lbs gone Incentive chip
Kmik ears her 75 lbs gone Incentive Chip
Indigo hits 50 lbs Gone
VeggieLover hits 50 lbs Gone
DarkBlonde hits 50 lbs Gone
Ronda hits 50 lbs Gone
LNT reached Goal
MauiGirl reached Goal
Free Membership Earned in May 2013
Ruths - 4 Free Weeks for 100 lbs Gone
Laurie - 3 Free Weeks for 75 lbs Gone
Kmik - 3 Free Weeks for 75 lbs Gone
LNT - 2 Free Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
LNT - 2 Free Weeks for Goal
MauiGirl - 2 Free Weeks for Goal
MsT - 2 Free Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
Siska - 1 Free Week for 5K
Indigo - 1 Free Week for Winning April Biggest Loser Challenge
23 Weeks of Free Membership Earned in April 2013
VeggieLover - 1 Free Week for DragonBoat Race
RawWoman - 1 Free Week for 25 lbs Gone
RoadRunner - 1 Free Week for 25 lbs Gone
LNT - 2 Free Weeks for Goal!
Ronda - 2 Free Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
LaurieB - 2 Fee Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
Siska - 2 Free Weeks for 5K Mud Run and Obstacle Course
RawWoman - 1 Free Week for 5K
LNT - 1 Free Week for 5Miles
Kmik - 1 Free Week for 5K
Ruths - 3 Free Weeks for 75 lbs Gone
Clover - 1 Free Week for 5 K
Otavia - 1 Free Week for 5 K
Kmik - 2 Free Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
Indigo - 1 Free Week for 25 lbs Gone
Ruths - 1 Free Week for Biggest Loser Challenge
18 Free Weeks of RFBC Earned in
Treens - 1 Free Week for 25 lbs Gone
Okigirl - 1 Free Week for Mud Run
Plumera - 1 Free Week for 25 lbs Gone
MauiGirl - 2 Free Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
WrknMaof3 - 1 Free Week for half Marathon
WrknMaof3 - 2 Free Weeks for 50 lbs Gone
WrknMaof3 - 1 Free Week For Biggest Loser Challenge
5 Free Audios that you must listen to before joining RFBC. They tell you about our diet and our program. This was a free one-week program I offered a while back and has proven to be an excellent introduction to RFBC. Click on the words Introduction to Raw Food Boot Camp, then click on 5 Day Agenda and Daily Audios to listen to audios.
On September 11th, our daily discussion was on the personal victories each of us experienced while doing the RFBC diet and exercise program. It was such a wonderful discussion, we thought we would share it with you. I haven't edited anything, so it's raw. I was able to print it to a pdf file, so it's easier to read.
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FreeSpirit's 100 lb Scale Reading!
I just had to share this exciting post from
on July 18, 2012
I had an AWESOME Dr appt this morning with my endocrinologist. I am so happy and so is he. The last visit he told me if I did not get my cholesterol and trigs down I was going on meds. They are now in the basement!! WOOT!! He also took me off of ALL diabetes meds and lowered my thyroid meds from 200mg to 175 mg because of the weight loss!!!! YAY!!!!
Thanks Carlene. This is all because of your wonderful Boot Camp!!
RFBC Incentive Chips
In June, I sent out the first lot of Incentive Chips to members who had already made milestones. The chips are in 25 lb denominations, with a goal chip.
I had these chips designed exclusively for RFBC. They, hopefully, will work like the chips at AA where you work for your next one, and hold tight to your last one to remember where you've been.
Below is a list of each current members highest earned chip based on the date I shipped the chip. No all members opted into our incentive program, so you won't see them listed.
The week of June 18th our audios and discussion threads were all about finding the courage to take this all the way.
They went so well, we decided to share them with you for a short time.
Go to www.rfbcmember.com/rfbcforum, click on A Week of Courage. You don't have to login.
Listen to the Monday audio then go to the Monday discussion thread to see how RFBC members responded.
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