Fast Weight Loss for the Obese with a Raw Food Diet

An on-line only support and guidance program offering fast weight loss using a raw food diet

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.

Four Levels of Membership

Full Membership
for BMI 35+
Group  Membership
for BMI 30+
RFBC On Your Own
Open to all
Open to all

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 and read everything here on this site.

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

Introducing our Anti-Depression Diet – Add On


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.

Use PsychCentral’s Screening test to rate your level of depression

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

JanBree Fast Weight Loss With Raw Food Diet Avatar

 87 lbs Gone & Goal!

Menza Raw Food Diet Avatar

 100 lbs Gone & Goal

Michelle Fast Weight Loss with Raw Food Diet Avatar

 113 lbs Gone & Goal


  125 lbs Gone & Goal


  92 lbs Gone & Goal

Frees Fast Weight Loss Avatar

  110 lbs Gone

Our Current Rawk Starz Divas

Frees Fast Weight Loss Avatar

  75 lbs Gone


  90 lbs Gone



  100 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
We are the Obese Helping the Obese
How We Work
What is Expected from You
Our Raw Food Diets

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

  • Onecia Hits Goal with 35.5 lbs Gone! September 3, 2015

    Onecia Hits Goal with 35.5 lbs Gone!

    Onecia did it. She hit goal. I’m telling you, soon we’ll have more women in maintenance than in our weight loss section of camp! There was never any doubt though that Onecia would hit goal. She came to camp to do this, and she’s staying at camp to make it stick.

    As a Group Only member, Onecia has had to muster up her own sense of accountability, and she hasn’t missed the mark once. She has participated, daily. She has been the strong voice in our conversations. She is so much of camp, that I always forget she is a Group Only member. I feel I know her as well as I do our Full Members.

    And that is how she did this. She used camp as her strength. She trusted her teammates for support. She offered encouragement and motivation to others and in so doing obligated herself to succeed. She’s been pretty amazing at camp.

    And, she looks great!


    We talk about embracing and enjoying life often at camp, fat or thin, so I loved getting the ukulele photo. You don’t see her smile, but man, she looks like she’s about to sing you a song! I love goal smiles!

    Onecia is a Group Only Member so I am not sure of her diet and exercise

  • Haley Hits 100 lbs Gone on a Raw Food Diet August 28, 2015

    Haley Hits 100 lbs Gone on a Raw Food Diet

    Wow, 100 lbs gone. In 7 Months. On Wednesday Sept 2, Haley will win our 100 lbs in 7 month challenge, get her $500 Visa Card, be awarded her 4 Free weeks of camp, a coupon for $100 off her next paid for membership, and have the opportunity to earn free membership every 4 weeks by just losing 6 lbs each 4 weeks. We’re going to push so she never has to pay for camp again!!

    Haley prompted some big discussions at camp this past week, as it hit her that even with 100 lbs gone she wasn’t done yet. It always feels like such a battle won when you hit such a huge milestone. But then the idea that there isn’t time to take a breath, that you have to keep going can feel overwhelming. But, we have women at camp who have been there, who have felt the same way, overcame and were more than happy to share that insight and support to push Haley past those thoughts and back into get this done mode.

    When Haley sent me her photos today, she worried there was no change, but once she received her collage, she was very happy, as was I to see such a big difference in these last ten pounds. Wow, she looks great. I think as you look at this amazing difference these 100 lbs gone make you’ll see what our diet does. She looks so much younger, so much healthier, not just in her weight, but in her skin and her smile.


    And those jeans. Size 16’s. CJane told her that after those first hundred are gone all the fun begins as her body takes shape, her clothes size drop faster than she could imagine, and the toning begins. You can already see that Haley is going to look amazing when she’s done.

    Losing 100 lbs is hard work, fighting through all the doubts and fears, can feel overwhelming, but as Haley has proven, if you come to camp and ask for support, you will find that there is always someone around who has been in your shoes, knows how you feel, and can help you through.

    This is why we love RFBC!

    Haley does our Rawk Starz die with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • Elain hits 70 lbs Gone in 7 Months 3 Weeks with a Raw Food Diet August 25, 2015

    Elain hits 70 lbs Gone in 7 Months 3 Weeks with a Raw Food Diet

    Elain is so excited, and we are so excited for her. Not only has she lost 70 lbs in the 7 Months and 3 Weeks she’s been at RFBC, but she is down 100 lbs from her highest weigh ever. Those first 30 lbs were also lost with a raw food diet. Oh and did I mention, that during these 7 months and 3 weeks, she also underwent surgery where she couldn’t walk for bit. Her house and car flooded from spring storms, and she had to coordinate the cleanup and repair for two different homes. I say, kudos to you, Elain. You are reaching super hero status around camp!

    And her new before and afters are looking good! Wow, 70 lbs, 100 lbs, Elain is on a roll.


    This past week, Elain talked me into offering a 2 week challenge for some of our old timers who have been stuck for a while at the same weight. She and Tess headed the group up, and wow. I mean wow. These women performed. Elain claimed the biggest milestone of them all by hitting her 70 lbs gone the first few days of this challenge. Don’t be surprised to see more of them showign up this next week with some pretty numbers too!

    Elain does our Rawk Starz Diet with a minimum of 1 hour of walking a day. 



  • JayaBlue Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Weeks Challenge! August 21, 2015

    JayaBlue Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Weeks Challenge!

    JayaBlue did it. Okay, I admit, I gave her an extra 2 days because on her 12 week date, she was .8 lbs behind. I mean really, wouldn’t you have? It takes dedication to a program to drop 50 lbs in 12 weeks. Not everyone can do it. But those that come to camp and stay focused, do our Rawk Starz Diet and do that walking, seem to get it even if just by a hair. It’s all pretty exciting. And great reason to celebrate at camp.

    Jaya worked hard for her 50 lbs gone, and since she did it, she will receive 4 free weeks of camp, a $50 off coupon for her next round of membership, and the opportunity to win 4 more free weeks of camp if she can lose 12 more pounds in the next 4 weeks. She’s determined to do it!

    When you look at Jaya’s photos today, I want you to take a good look at her face. Her smile. It says so much. She glows. That is what this program, this diet, does for you. It will make you glow! She still has a way to go to win our 100 lb challenge and then get to goal, but you can already see the big transformation in her body, and especially in her face and skin. She exudes health and vibrance.


    Jaya works with our other 50/100 lb challengers each day encouraging and supporting her team. There are four of them now, neck in neck, going after the 62 lbs in roughly 16 weeks and then on to the 100 lbs in 7 months. This winter we are going to see one after the other win the 100 lb challenge, and in the end, they will have each other to thank for the support and camaraderie of being in such a strong team of ladies.

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

  • Katy Hits 40 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet August 18, 2015

    Katy Hits 40 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet

    Katy hit 40 lbs gone this week. I can’t even begin to express how proud I am of her. She has a lifelong illness that causes her to exhaust herself easily, catch infections easily and end up in bed to recover. When she started camp, these bouts would have her in bed for days. Now, this summer, she rented a motor home so she had a place to rest between excursions. She did so many fun amazing things, visited family, went to museums, you name it. I was excited reading each days events. She had this amazing summer adventure because she knew her limits and found a way to enjoy life around them. I am so proud of her. She epitomizes everything we stand for at camp. Her illness is never an excuse. Her food is spot on. When she joined, it was with the understanding that she would walk when she could, and it’s been a lot more than I ever expected. She’s even been doing her sons paper route! I am humbled by her dedication.


    Oh and she is looking good too!!

    Katy does our Wholy Rawkers Diet and Walks when she is able

  • Karnett Wins Our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge August 17, 2015

    Karnett Wins Our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge

    Karnett did it! She’s a Group Only member, and she made this challenge. I think that makes her the first Group Only member to have won it. Woo Hoo! Congratulations, Karnett!

    As you can see, her body is transforming. Even her face has changed. Although that could be more from her start frown turning into a big old grin as she feels that 50 lbs gone!

    So, why did she make it where others haven’t? Well, she primarily because she participates every day, and has had a Rawk Starz Diva mindset from the get go. I don’t see her food or walking plan, but I do know what it takes to win this challenge. It takes focus and diligence, two strengths, Karnett has shown day after day at camp.


    Karnett won 4 free weeks of camp and a Group Only $25 off Coupon for her next membership. If she drops 12 more pounds in 4 weeks, she’ll earn another 4 free weeks of camp.

    Karnett is a Group Only member, so I’m not sure of her diet and walking

  • RoseMom Hits 25 lbs Gone August 12, 2015

    RoseMom Hits 25 lbs Gone!

    RoseMom started with our OverWeight group a while back. She came from a healthy food plan, but couldn’t get rid of these stubborn 25-30 lbs. She has stuck to our Rawk Starz program, got in her walking, and did it. We are all so proud of her. Just another 5 lbs and she’ll call goal. We’ll show you those final photos, but you have to admit, she is looking fine!!


    I cut her head off higher than usual so you could see the beautiful jaw line she’s sculpted through raw foods.

    RoseMom does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 1 hour of walking a day.

  • CourageousOne Hits 25 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet August 10, 2015

    CourageousOne Hits 25 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet

    CourageousOne hit her first 25 lbs gone on Wednesday of last week. That’s in a little over 6 weeks. This is not her first time at camp, but it is a new time, and her attitude is so different now. Before losing the weight was not a top priority and changing big behaviors wasn’t something she was seeming to master. This time, she is recognizing what trips her up, mostly small bites, licks, and tastes and she has deemed them not part of her life any more. It’s showing. You can read it in her posts. She is feeling good about what she’s doing, and when you feel good about it, you just don’t struggle as much. We’re all pretty proud of her.


    CourageousOne does our Wholy Rawker Diet and a minimum of 45 minutes of walking each day

  • Haley Hits 90 lbs in 6 Months – Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet! August 8, 2015

    Haley hits 90 lbs Gone in 6 Months – Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet!

    Wow, Haley is rawking the 100 lb Challenge. She is set to win the 7 month challenge on Sept 2nd. We’ve been seeing her a lot lately in these before and afters. We do them in 10 lb increments, and her last 30 lbs have just melted.

    Haley has stepped up as a leader in her challenge group and daily inspires others going after these challenges. She still has doubts here and there, but they are becoming weak whispers that have no affect on her ability to stay on plan.

    I talked earlier about embracing change, about stepping up and courageously putting yourself somewhere you doubt you belong. Haley is a true hero in my eyes for doing just that each and ever day. She proves to us all that this is possible, that want can be bigger than doubt, and then she turns around and hands that courage to others as they make their way through their journey.

    Thanks Haley for being part of RFBC and proving to the world that everyone can do this if they want it.

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

  • Huppicke Hits 70 lbs Gone and Goal! August 8, 2015

    Huppicke Hits 70 lbs Gone and Goal!

    They are here. Huppicke’s Goal Photos. She sent me some fun shots to choose from, and I loved them all so much I decided to make 2 collages for her.

    I am a big Huppicke fan. She is not the strongest member at camp. She is not the most perfect member at camp, but she is one of a group of women who rally us up, who remind us we are a team, who steps up to help whenever anyone needs it. I think of her as a cornerstone here at camp.

    We have a woman from Hungary who does not speak or read English. Every day, Huppicke, who is from Germany, transcribes our morning message and sends it to Rincike. That is above and beyond. That’s just who she is. It is such an honor to have her at camp.

    This is the first time Huppicke has shown her face. That smile she is wearing is for her teammates in gratitude for the support they have offered her along the way. And hopefully for herself and a job well done.

    And yes, that is a cow on her shoulder!


    Huppicke went between our Rawk Starz Diet and Wholy Rawkers Diet with a minimum of 1 hour of walking each day. 

  • A2TheSwart Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge August 8, 2015

    A2theSwart Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Weeks Challenge

    Woo Hoo! She did it. Losing 50 lbs in 12 weeks, that’s a little less than 3 months, is a huge accomplishment. A2 fought for this. And she didn’t let any of us down. She is now on her way to winning our 100 lbs in  7 Months challenge.

    Check out these photos. I told A2 that she is going to have to start taking her after photos in that same bathroom as her befores as people won’t believe it’s the same person! What a change.

    Our group of 50/100 lb challengers has grown, and A2 proves each day to all of them that this is something she wants. She wants all of it. And is paving a path for those who are closely following in her footsteps.

    For her win, A2 receives her $50 off coupon for future membership, 4 free weeks of camp, and the ability to win another 4 by losing 12 more pounds in the next 4 weeks. At the pace she’s going, she’s win that one too.

    A2theSwart does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • HopeFlow Wins Our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge August 8, 2015

    HopeFlows Wins our 50 lbs in 12 Week Challenge

    She did it!! Okay, I always knew she would. From the moment HopeFlows joined camp, I had this gut feeling that she was one to take this all the way. There have been times she doubted that, but not me. And now, here she is halfway to our 100 lb Challenge and still going strong.

    For winning our challenge, HopeFlow wins 4 free weeks of camp with the opportunity to win 4 more if she loses 12 more pounds in the next 4 weeks. I feel confident she can do that.

    She looks great, doesn’t she. Look at her face, what a difference. Look at her body. She’s already half the woman she was. All of us at camp were so impressed with these before and afters, and so proud of what she’s accomplished.

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

  • RainAmy Earns Her First 25 lbs Gone Chip August 8, 2015

    RainAmy Earns her First 25 lbs Gone Incentive Chip

    RainAmy is relatively new at camp, she struggled in the beginning with getting her footing, but now, she has settled in and has become a solid member at camp.

    This is the first 25 lbs gone. She is going to take this all the way. Keep an eye on her and see the fat suit melt away. She’s on fire!


    RainAmy does our Rawk Starz Diet with a minimum of 1 hour of walking a day

  • Onecia Hits 25 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet August 8, 2015

    Onecia Hits 25 lbs Gone

    Onecia is from our OverWeight side of camp who does our Group Only program. She came and conquered. Not far from goal, she’ll be joining Brenda in maintenance pretty soon.

    Onecia has really integrated herself with our team and often opens up questions that turn into our daily discussions. Everyone loves having her at camp.


    Onecia is a Group Only member, so I’m not sure what her diet and walking are


  • Kace Win Our 100 lbs In 7 Months Challenge with a Raw Food Diet August 8, 2015

    Kace wins 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge

    Kace did it. On July 15th, Kace won our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge. That’s 3 so far this year, with Haley heading there for Sept. Then HopeFlows followed by A2theSwart, JavaBlue and Karnet by the end of the year.

    Kace has been through a lot these past 7 months. She has lost a loved one, been in two weddings, gone to another, changed jobs, and even roommates.

    Talk about stress after stress. Opportunity to go off plan, to say she couldn’t do this, to return to old ways and blame it all on life.

    But, that’s not what Kace did. Instead she powered through all of these challenges. She had her bridesmaid dresses tailored time after time so they would fit her shrinking body, and she shined in those wedding photos.
    I am so proud of Kace. She is so determined to do this. Like everyone else, she faces those whispers of it’s been so long, just have this. Or, I still have more to lose after winning the challenge, unfair! Right now her body is in a sticky point, and as frustrating this is, she knows it won’t last. That takes strength, it takes this whole idea of, this is my life and I want it!

    Kace is a mentor and model of how to do this at RFBC. She shows everyone what can be done when you want it, and many are happy to follow her wonderful example.

    Kace has about 60 more pounds to lose to get to goal, please join me as we rally her forward, as we support her, and at the same time, let her inspire us. She is such a joy at camp, such a positive voice and person. I can’t imagine camp without her.


    Congrats Kacey. Now on to goal. So many women are watching you. Women who think the could never do this, that their weight is too high to ever win this war. You are their strength and their guide. Already, we know Haley succeeds because you succeed. She says it all the time. You constantly shore up her hope, as you give it to so many others. Thank you from all of us who have and still suffer from obesity.

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

  • CJane Hits 120 lbs Gone and Goal with a Raw Food Diet July 15, 2015

    CJane Hits 120 lbs Gone and Goal with a Raw Food Diet

    Wow, I don’t know that there is much more to be said about what CJane has accomplished. We are all in awe of her beauty, of her focus, determination, and all that she gives back to everyone at RFBC. If ever there was a poster child for what we stand for and who we are, it is CJane with her wonderful smile and positive attitude.


    CJane spoke at a conference last week with 5000 guests. This is the dress she wore. She calls it her Barbie dress. She sent me photos of her and her husband on a 30 ft TV screen. What a power couple. Would you look at her and think, wow, eight months ago she was obese? Or would you think. Man, some women are just born beautiful!

    Cjane has accomplished something very rare, she has not broken her program once in her 8 month journey with us. There have been some tough times, some times she wanted to scream and throw things because it felt like she should be done, so we told her: Scream. Throw things. Just don’t give up on all that you’ve done. And she didn’t. She wouldn’t.

    I don’t usually say anything about family when our ladies do so well, but for CJane the support her family has shown her has been a big asset to her success. Her husband has cheered her on daily. When she won the 100 lb challenge, he presented her with a tennis bracelet that he had worked for right along with her so he would have it for her on her big day. He believed in her from the beginning. Her mom gets our newsletter and watches out for her girl each month. On the day CJane hit goal, her grandmother sent her flowers.

    I know not everyone is lucky enough to have support like this, but for those of you who have a family member who is trying to make changes in their life, I know I can speak for CJane and say it matters. It really matters.

    Of course, those of us at RFBC take our share of the credit for her success as well. But, hey, supporting her was easy. Joyous, actually.

    In the end though, for this huge success, this beautiful woman has one person to be thankful toward. Herself. She did this. Sure we helped, her family helped, her faith helped, but she wanted this, she trusted us and believed in us, she got up each morning and walked, and she ate on plan each and every day. CJane changed for CJane! What a wonderful gift to give oneself.


    CJane, I guess it’s no surprise that all of us at RFBC are so proud of you and thankful that you chose to do this journey with us. You have already inspired so many as they watched your journey. You will continue to inspire many others for years to come. They may not join us at RFBC, they may not even use a raw food diet, but they will look at your before and afters and through their tears will be a spark: Hope. Belief. They will stand up and embark on their own journey, one toward health and well-being. When they struggle they will think of you, evoke the CJane within, and push forward. So on behalf of all the obese women who will stumble upon our site and your photos, thank you. Thank you for lighting a path many have given up hope of ever finding.

    CJane is now in maintenance. She used our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day to Achieve these Great Results
  • Three Qualify for our 100 lb in 7 Months Challenge July 15, 2015

    Three Qualify for our 100 lb in 7 Months Challenge

    A2theSwarts – Karnet – Jaya Blue 40 lbs in 8/9 weeks!

    This is beyond exciting. Three women who joined camp at roughly the same time have now qualified for our 100 lbs in 7 Months Challenge. I am beyond thrilled. All three of these ladies seem committed to the plan and what they will have to do to win the challenge. None have seen it too daunting. The three of them started mid May so come the middle of December, all three of these ladies will hit their 100 lbs gone and receive a $500 Visa card for doing it. Talk about timely! Time to look great for the holidays. The money is nice, but not anywhere’s near as nice as seeing the slim waistlines, feeling the sublime health, and slipping on that sleek holiday dress.

    I am so excited. Here they are, all three in their 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters.

    Already, you can see the big changes in their bodies. What I love most about these first collages where their faces show is the difference in their faces, especially, their smiles. (note: only 100 lb challengers are required to show their face in our before and afters)

    A2theSwart in her 100 lb Challenge Debut!



    Karnet in her 100 lb Challenge Debut!



    JayaBlue in her 100 lb Challenge Debut!



    These three women are working with Haley and HopeFlows as all five of them go after the challenge. Kace works with them as a mentor and model for how to get this challenge done!  Their next milestone is to win the 50 lbs gone in 12 weeks challenge.

    To win the 50 and 100 lb challenges, it takes focus, determination, and honesty. Asking for support before they break plan is imperative if they want to win. Doing our Rawk Starz Diet, walking 2 hours a day, and participating at camp is the only way to achieve this great success.

    Join me as we wish our 3 newest challengers all the best on their exciting journey. I can’t wait to show them off again come December as they collect their $500 and free time at camp. Hmm, I wonder how many of them own Barbie dresses!

  • LNewland Hit 25 lbs gone! July 15, 2015

    LNewland Hit 25 lbs gone!

    LNewland is a Group Only, No Photo member, so I don’t have pictures, nor do I really know what she is doing for food and exercise, but I will tell you that she is a known name here at camp. She participates daily, she works in our conversation thread with other members, and she is always here at camp. This is why she is winning, this is how she is winning. She works daily with other members of camp supporting and being supported. She is a model for what Group Only should be. If all group Only members had her level of dedication, it would be the biggest area at RFBC!


  • Erica Hits Goal with 93.5 lbs Gone! July 9, 2015

    Erica Hits Goal with 93.5 lbs Gone!

    There’s not too much to say here, that her photos don’t already tell. We are all blown away by Erica’s goal photos. You have to admit, she is stunning!

    I know I speak for all the women at camp who have grown to love her, that she inspires us all. She has fought through some tough times, she has asked for help, and she has won!

    As she makes the transition from weight loss mode to maintenance, she is still quite aware that the journey is not over. Now, she must make it stick for life. Her first week in maintenance, and all she’s done is add some grilled veggies and extra calories. That’s it to start. Slow and with control. It’s the only way to make this transition work. And, lucky for our 10 lbs in July challenge group, she is going to hang with them and our maintenance team this week to get and give the addition support.

    Man, we are so proud of her. Oh, and all those beautiful arm and shoulder muscles she said came from pumping her arms as she walked.


    Erica did our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day

  • Cathy Hits 70 lbs Gone in 7 Months! July 9, 2015

    Cathy Hits 70 lbs Gone in 7 Months!

    Wow, what can we say about Cathy, she just inspires everyone. As you can see by her newest before and after’s she’s a biker. Now biking doesn’t work for weight loss, so she walks as well as bikes each day. Why? Because she is going to do a week long bike trip. Look at the athlete she is!

    Today’s audio and daily discussion was all about Cathy and how she didn’t wait to be skinny before going after her dreams. She’s been kayaking and hiking through her whole journey with us. She inspires everyone to seek out the adventurer within.

    Not too long ago, when Cathy was out kayaking, she wrote and told me she was beginning to feel bad because she was always too far ahead of the others for both kayaking and hiking. She was always in power/exercise mode. I had to remind her that we get fit so we can enjoy things like kayaking and hiking, and to leave the exercise mindset for her walking.

    Cathy is a prime example of what we hope women who come through camp will embrace. Life is to be lived, to be enjoyed, and not postponed.


    Cathy does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 1 hour of walking a day. And lots of biking! 

  • Gumby Hits 25 lbs Gone in 2 Months! July 9, 2015

    Gumby Hits 25 lbs Gone in 2 Months!

    Gumby is a Group Only member who has done great at camp. She too is here daily and works with her conversation/challenge groups to get and give the support required for camp. We were all rather impressed with the huge difference in her first 25 lbs gone photos. I think you will be too.


    Gumby is a Group Only member, so I’m not quite sure what her diet and exercise are.

  • Brenda Hits 30 lbs Gone and Goal! July 9, 2015

    Brenda Hits 30 lbs Gone and Goal!

    Brenda is at goal. We are all so proud of her. As a Group Only member on our overweight side of camp, she has been a shiny example of what it takes to not just lose the weight, but to change. Brenda didn’t take the fast route to weight loss, and the last five pounds seemed to take forever, but she didn’t care. She felt she had found the way to do this, and wasn’t giving in or up until she had made it.

    Her daily presence at camp made a difference, not just for her, but for the women she worked with. Now that she’s in maintenance, she is showing that same type of fortitude she had while losing the weight.

    Congrats Brenda!


    Brenda is a Group Only member, so I’m not really sure what diet and exercise she used to do this. 
  • 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!


    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.


    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!
  • Elain hits 60 lbs gone in a little over 5 Months July 3, 2015

    Elain hits 60 lbs gone in a little over 5 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!


    Elain does our Rawk Starz diet with an average of 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.


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

  • 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.



    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

  • 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. 

    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.
    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?


    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.


    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!



    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!


    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.
    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
  • 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
  • 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.


    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!

    Krinkels Goal Photos with a Raw Food Diet

    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!

    Gorgos Goal Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet Before and Afters

  • 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!


    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… 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




Foteens Raw Food Diet Goal Journey with Before and Afters

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