2016 Raw Food Boot Camp Before and Afters
We have been having great losses at camp so far this year. All of our new 2016 members are just going for it, and the results are amazing.
There are three camps at RFBC now.
Our Regular RFBC Camp which is for those with over 50 lbs to lose.
Our Overweight Camp which is for those with less than 50 lbs to lose.
Our Veterans Camp for those who have been at RFBC before and want to join in with the likes of Tess and Polly.
Cost of camp is $129 per 4 weeks with shared photos. There is a no photo option available as well as 13 week membership specials. Click on the button below to find links to all you need to know about RFBC.
Our Coupons for $15 were such a big hit, that I am going to continue them. This coupon only works on New Regular, Overweight and Veterans camps. Not on the On Your Own or Orientation Only options. Renewing members who have been at camp in the past two months are not eligible for the coupon.
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The Newest ones are always on top scroll down for the Overweight Side of Camp.
- RrckRaw’s 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters! August 26, 2016
RrckRaw’s 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters!
RrckRaw’s dedication to what she wants astounds everyone. She looks at what she does with us akin to fighting addiction, which it is. While there are temptations, while there are days she feels weaker than most, she listens to what each member has to say, what each excuse and struggle others find, and she uses them to remind herself of where she doesn’t want to go in this journey.
While RrckRaw isn’t the fastest loser because of meds, she is determined to have it all. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis and with omitting some foods on our plan and learning to enjoy those epsom salt baths, she is finding she has more good days than bad at this point. And that is a true win for anyone suffering from that type of pain.
In our conversation groups, RrckRaw is seen as a calm, strong presence by her teammates. Bringing a quality to her group that helps promote perseverance and keeps things in perspective for many. She is a true asset to RFBC!
RrckRaw does our Rawk Starz diet with 1 to 2 hours of Walking a Day
- BritMom Hits 20 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks August 26, 2016
BritMom Hits 20 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks
BritMom has had great success at RFBC. From day one she embraced our program, fought through old habits and fat brain lies, and pushed hard with determination and focus. I have been utterly impressed with her effort. And it has paid off. Take a look at how great she looks already. She says she wants to lose 30 more lbs. It’s hard to find from where!
BritMom does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 Hours of Walking a day
- Mona’s 111 lbs Gone & Goal Page!! August 23, 2016
Mona’s 111 lbs Gone & Goal Page!!
Mona’s first 30 lbs were lost in 2009/2010. She actually lost 65 lbs back then. Between then and rejoining camp in 2016, she kept 32.8 of those pounds off. So together, through RFBC she has lost 111 lbs. The 78.2 pounds she lost in 2016 she did in 6 months!! We are all very, very proud of her!! But more importantly, she is very proud of herself. This is the lowest she has weighed in 30 years. The other day she tried on her wedding dress and it zipped up. She has about 4 pounds to be at that wedding weight, and as part of her maintenance program, she is determined to get there.
Mona has brought so much excitement and motivation to camp these past 6 months. We all love her and her fire. She wrote a long blurb for this page, so I will let her tell you her story.
In Mona’s Own Words:
Greetings!!! I have something to share. I have been a major Cinderella fan since I was a toddler! Really!!
I’m not kidding 😉 My absolute favorite movie version is “Ever After” with Drew Barrymore. I believe I have watched this Fairytale more than anyone else on this big beautiful planet! When I wore out my VHS copy, I replaced it with 2 DVD copies. 😉 Yes, I’m a big fan. I truly do believe in Fairy Godmothers, Happily Ever After’s, and everything in between.
When asked to share about my experience hereat Raw Foot Boot Camp (RFBC), my best description is to tell you that I have lived the best adventures of my version of Cinderella. 😉 With the help of both my Fairy Godmother and all of the other campers…. I have uncovered, uncluttered, and unveiled the healthiest version of myself and shed all the layers that were only useful to the hidden, addicted, unhealthy version. Look around when you are out in public. Obese individuals are everywhere. We are the majority of the population. This fact really makes one think, at times, about how this is possible.
I’ve been a professional dieter for 75% of the 52 years I have spent on this earth. I own every diet book, diet cookbook, diet program, and diet internet program in existence to date. I also own a great number of pieces of exercise equipment as well. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have made the pilgrimage up and down and then back up the scale again. I would work extremely hard at getting the weight off only to be extremely efficient at putting it all, plus more, back on again. This past holiday season, from November thru the end of January, I declined every invitation that came my way. My body was riddled with the body wide pain of fibromyalgia, the crushing exhaustion of chronic fatigue, and the dark gloom of depression. My Cinderella spirit was only a faint glimmer.
Mona’s 111 lbs Gone B&A
Yet…. A glimmer it was!! This smidgen of hope and a visit to www.rawfootbootcamp.com was the beginning of the start of a new life…. A real life for me and many many others. (Peruse the homepage and meet other wonderful members). You see, I have been here before. I was a private client of Carlene’s (she no longer does this)from October 2009 through March 2010. I lost 65 pounds in 5 ½ months. Once again, I had done an incredible job of losing weight. Yet, I had missed the most important part. I hadn’t comprehended the concept of being a food addict. Yes, food can be an addiction.Food manufactures are experts in this arena. Do some research and rock your world. When you look at the population, it is quite obvious that I am not alone.
Here at RFBC, there are many hidden gems. While on the journey to freedom from the vice grip of addiction, you will be amazed at what you find on your travels. Carlene’s Fairy Godmother Wand is found in her brilliance in many areas. The way she has set up the website, the simple Golden Rules, all the way through to her deep caring and complete understanding of all the aspects of the obese population.
Psst…… come closer 😉 I have a Boot Camper’s Insider’s Secret to share!!! Carlene LOVES Before & After’s Photos (B & A’s). Really!!! It’s an obsession of hers and we adore her for it. There is magic and brilliance in even that aspect of camp!! Firstly, obese individuals abhor having their photo taken, me included. Yet, now that I am at goal I find that they are PRICELESS Treasures!!! Secondly, obese individuals abhor wearing any form of body revealing clothing. Yet, for our photos it is essential to be able to see the changes in body shape as we move along the journey. My biggest Cinderella moment has happened!!! I went dress shopping for the photos you see here on this page… I thought I was a size 10, then I put on size 8’s and purchased that size in dresses. I went back to the stores and bought size 6’s… to have on hand “just in case”. Well……… I wore size 6 dresses and a size XS in my photos and I am sooooo amazed and grateful. Thank You Fairy Godmother!!!!!
Life as an obese individual was very very small and always uncomfortable. You know what I’m talking about so I won’t go on and on about it. Let me share the brighter side of kicking this addiction with a real life example. Last week I went on a dinner/concert date to an indoor venue that is also a Winery in Chicago. I completely enjoyed every aspect of this date. I felt great, I looked great, I enjoyed being in “my” skin. I was confident, comfortable, and alive.I loved being “ME” and I felt normal, included, and an essential part of the evening. All former feelings of wishing I was this or that were NON EXISTANT!!! YES!!! ANOTHER CINDERELLA DREAM HAS COME TRUE!!! Wheeeeeeee!!!!!!
On my wedding day I weighed 144. As of this morning, I weigh 149 !!! My BMI is 22!!! I have lost 111 / 78.2 pounds!!! My 30 year Wedding Anniversary is on October 4th, only 6 weeks away, YES… I fit into my wedding dress!!! AND…. I haven’t been in the 140’s in 30 years. Again, ANOTHER CINDERELLA DREAM HAS COME TRUE!!!
You might be curious about my health and wonder what my strongest motivations are that will keep me from traveling the well-worn path of efficient weight gain back up the scale…. I have 2 very strong motivations:
- I have learned I am very sodium sensitive. I never had a clue prior to RFBC. You see, I have worn compression stockings for 27 years for swelling in my ankles and feet. I have not worn these dreaded stockings since week number three. I will never go back to wearing them!!! I’m enjoying life without these so much more!!! (Yayyyyy…. I can now weardresses!!!!!).
- For the last 5 years I have taken large doses of Motrin 3x/day plus muscle relaxers on a daily basis. My biggest worry wasn’t if but when I would bust a hole in my gut from this crutch I used to get through my days. I am beyond happy to announce that I have been off of ALL medications for the last 5 weeks and I do not foresee any possible reason to return to them. I am a true RFBC believer!!!! I will never go back to those addictive, quality of life sucking foods ever again 😉
YES…… I BELIEVE WITH MY WHOLE HEART AND SOUL THAT THIS JOURNEY IS SOOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!
Come join me and all of the wonderful campers here at RFBC. If you’ve been here before, Come Back, like I did 😉
You will be Amazed at where this journey will take you 😉
- MightyJ’s 40 lbs Gone In 3.5 Months August 19, 2016
MightyJ’s 40 lbs Gone In 3.5 Months
I know, you just saw MightyJ’s 30 lbs gone photos. I admit I was a couple weeks late in posting them, but here she is for this week with 40 lbs gone. And man, does it show. Please join us in congratulating her for a job well done! She’ll be at 50 soon enough!
MightyJ does our Rawk Starz Diet with a minimum of 1 hour a day of walking.
- Archie’s 60 lbs Gone in 12 Weeks Before and Afters August 13, 2016
Archie’s 60 lbs Gone in 12 Weeks Before and Afters
Yes, that is right. Archie hit 60 lbs gone in record time. Our big 50 lb challengers get 12 weeks for their win, she won that challenge a while ago, and here she is just 12 weeks in and with 60 lbs gone. I am so very proud of her. Archie still struggles. She is not spot on each and every day of her program, but she has that one underlying factor for success. She never quits, she never gives up, she gets up, and gets right back on plan.
Old behaviors can be tough to break through. This is where Archie works the hardest. She knows what these behaviors are, and while they may get to her from time to time, she faces them. She doesn’t hide from them or say they don’t matter. She comes to camp, is honest about her struggles, and together we work to build up her strength and willingness to fight through them the next time they sharpen their thorns.
I admit, I am an Archie fan. Giving up and quitting is so easy, and many people take that route. Archie never gives up, she faces her own truths and diligently works on exposing them. She exemplifies what RFBC is all about.
Archie is doing our Wholy Rawker Diet with a minimum of 1 hour a day of walking
- RrckRaw’s 30 lbs Gone Before and Afters August 13, 2016
RrckRaw’s 30 lbs Gone Before and Afters
RrckRaw is one of our newest RFBC heroes at camp. She deals with some very stressful life issues while keeping in mind that to be able to give her best, she must be at her best. She fights through rheumatoid arthritis and old habits and behaviors like a woman fighting for someone she loves life. We are all very proud of her. Please celebrate these great new before and afters with us.
RrcRaw does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day
- Heather’s 20 lbs Gone Before and Afters August 13, 2016
Heather’s 20 lbs Gone Before and Afters
Heather hit 20 lbs gone last week. She has worked hard for these first 20 lbs, and the the loss is paying off nicely. Join us in celebrating this first big milestone.
Heather does our Wholy Rawker Diet with a minimum of 45 minutes a day of walking
- Mona’s 70 & 100 lbs Gone Before and Afters! July 30, 2016
Mona’s 70 & 100 lbs Gone Before and Afters!
What? How can I have her 70 and her 100 lbs gone before and afters?? Okay, there is a story behind this…
In October of 2009 Mona became a private client of mine (I no longer do this). From Oct of 2009 through March of 2010, she lost 65 lbs and decided she could do the rest on her own, so we ended our private sessions.
Here’s a collage I made for her own use back then. Her start weight was 260 lbs:
In February of 2016, Mona returned to camp as a Regular Member at 227.2 lbs. She kept 32.8 of the 65 lbs she lost back in 2010 off. As of this past Friday, she has lost an additional 72.4 lbs in 5 Months 13 Days.
Mona returned with the vengeance of a woman scorned. By her fat suit that is. She told me from day one, this was going to be it for her, and she hasn’t backed down one bit.
In June, Mona was in a car accident and re-injured an old neck injury. Because of this she couldn’t keep up with the walking she had been doing. Yes, she was discouraged, but she never gave in to the cravings of old food habits. She refused to give up.
Now she’s walking again and was surprised at this Friday’s weigh in with 3.2 lbs gone in 2 days, pushing her over her 70 and 100 lb mark. So much for weight loss stopping when you get so close to goal!
Am I proud of her? There aren’t enough words. Her enthusiasm, her courage and her determination motivate so many at camp.
So, let’s take a look at her before and afters with 70 lbs gone in 5 Months 13 Days:
I will be talking to her about goal this afternoon. Not even I knew she was this close. This thin and beautiful!
So many people use the idea of what they will look like with 100 lbs gone. Will they be all saggy and gross. Well, Mona isn’t. How about we put her 260 lbs photos next to her 154.8 lbs and you can judge for yourself.
Mona’s 105.3 lbs Gone with RFBC!
Are you as impressed as we are?
Mona does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day!
- Seth Hits 60 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks! July 22, 2016
Seth Hits 60 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks!
Wow, wow, wow! That’s all any of us camp can say about how fast Seth is losing the weight. Some of our women are for the first time in their lives wishing they were men to have such a fast metabolism. Seth eats more calories than the ladies and doubles up on the hemp seeds each day and still his fat suit is just falling off.
He took his kids by himself on vacation last week and was so excited to not have to worry if he was going to be kicked off amusement rides because of his weight. These are the things that make this journey such a great adventure. There is more to change than weight. There’s a big positive change in life as well.
Seth hit the 60 lbs on Monday, today, Friday he is at 66.6 lbs gone. So expect to see his 70 lbs gone early next week. Just amazing. Oh, and he feels great. The weight may be going super fast, but it is not draining him or causing him to question the benefits of the diet. He has more energy than before. You have to admit this is a pretty amazing transformation!
Seth has won our 50 lbs in 12 Weeks Challenge (He did it in 5 weeks)
Seth does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 1.5 Hours of Walking a Day
- MightyJ Hits 30 lbs Gone in 11 Weeks! July 22, 2016
MightyJ Hits 30 lbs Gone in 11 Weeks!
MightyJ just got back from a 2 week vacation. The first week she had not connection with us. Right before vacation she was sick. So there are three weeks that life was tough, and yet she came home and hit the 30 lbs gone mark. We are all so proud of her. And check out the difference 30 lbs made! Wow!
- Archie hits 50 lbs Gone in 9.5 Weeks and Wins our 50 lb Challenge!! July 16, 2016
Archie hits 50 lbs Gone in 9.5 Weeks and Wins our 50 lb Challenge!!
Wow, what can I say. Archie is our second 50 lb Challenge Winner this month. The challenge is a 12 week challenge. So it’s pretty exciting to have her win this with so much room to spare. Few do this, although achievable, few get it down from day one and just let the fat suit go!
Not to say Archie hasn’t struggled. She has. She has struggled a lot with self-doubt. Doubt in the ability to do the program long term. Doubt that it would work for her when so many other diets didn’t. But through all this doubt, she kept coming to camp. She asked for support. She made herself trust us when it felt so contrary to the whispers from her fat brain.
This past week, something has clicked for her, and a lot of that doubt is slipping away and she is feeling more confident in herself, the program, and how far this plan can take her…all the way to goal!
I am especially proud of her because of how hard she has fought to no listen to those fat brain lies and push through each and every day!
Archie does our Rawk Starz Diet with a Minimum of 1.5 Hours of Walking a Day
- AAA333 Hit 30 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks! July 16, 2016
AAA333 Hit 30 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks!
Triple A as I call her has been busy, very busy, and yet she still has held on to her focus of what she wants to accomplish at RFBC. She sticks to her plan regardless of what is going on in her life. That is what we like to see at RFBC. And it has paid off. Look at the difference in just 30 lbs gone. Pretty amazing photos. The scrubs she is wearing are what she considers too tight to wear to work, yet. I think she looks smashing!
AAA333 does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 1.5 Hours of Walking a Day
- Marquita hits 20 lbs Gone in 5.5 Weeks! July 16, 2016
Marquita hits 20 lbs Gone in 5.5 Weeks!
Marquita came back to camp four months after having a baby. She has struggled some, but not enough to keep her from hitting this first milestone in a great time frame. She has fought through doubts, cravings, and even fears, but she has overcome them enough to keep pushing through with the help of her team at camp and her own desire to take the weight off.
We are all very proud of her.
She hit the 20 lbs gone on Monday, already on Friday she was at 24 lbs gone. She is rawking this!
Marquita does our Rawk Starz Diet with a Minimum of 1.5 Hours of Walking a Day
- Seth Wins 50 lb Challenge & Going for the 100 lb Challenge! July 8, 2016
Seth Wins 50 lb Challenge & Going for the 100 lb Challenge!
But wait, he didn’t just win the 50 lbs in 12 Weeks Challenge. He hit 50 lbs gone in 35 days. Now this is an all time RFBC Record.
Yes, men lose faster than women, but still this is phenomanal. He eats 1400 calories a day, follows our Rawk Starz Diet with a second helping of hemp each day. He walks 1.5 – 2 hours just about every day, and the fat suit is just melting away.
Seth has become such a strong member at camp. He is there daily. He works hard in both our discussion threads and our conversation threads. His honesty about how he is working the program and handling the fast weight loss just really hits home for so many. He isn’t shy about asking for advice or support. He is a valued member at camp. And all in just 35 days. Twice now he has had to travel and go out to working luncheons and other meals, and he has been on plan the whole time.
Okay, check out these before and afters. And be proud with us.
Seth does our Rawk Starz diet and does a minimum of 1.5 hours of walking a day.
- January’s 40 lbs Gone in 6.5 Weeks! July 1, 2016
January’s 40 lbs Gone in 6.5 Weeks!
January had a tough June. She faced the reality of emotions without food and did it without giving in. Yes there were tears, there were doubts, but she come to her group, her friends, and asked for the support she needed and is now looking forward to a great July! We are all impressed with her persistence in not giving up her dream. And so very proud of her for facing realities she would have preferred not to know. January has embraced all that RFBC stands for. She is now half way to goal and very excited!
January does our Rawk Starz Diet with a minimum of 1.5 Hours of Walking a Day
- RrckRaw’s 20 lbs gone in 4.5 Weeks! July 1, 2016
RrckRaw’s 20 lbs gone in 4.5 Weeks!
RrckRaw is going through a tough time in her life right now. She has no real control over what is happening. But she has taken control of her own life, her own body, and is preparing herself for a new chapter of her life. It is hard to believe she has only been at camp for 4.5 weeks. She’s already a cornerstone for many. We are so excited to celebrate her first 20 lbs.
Rrckraw is doing our Rawk Starz Diet with a minimum of 1.5 Hours of Walking a Day!
- Mona hits 60 lbs Gone in 4 Months, 8 Days! June 24, 2016
Mona hits 60 lbs Gone in 4 Months, 8 Days!
Mona is leading our pack of fast losers. Yes she started before many of them, but she is still dropping the weight very fast and inspires all that watch her. Look at how lean she is. That’s what walking does for you. I think she must be close to goal, but she wants to lose some more. She is going to look spectacular when she gets to goal and joins our every growing Maintenance Community.
For showing her face, Mona earns another free week of camp. She did our 10 lb challenge and lost 11 lbs in 4 weeks, earning herself an additional week of camp. At the rate she’s going, it’s going to be a while before she has to pay for camp again! How cool is that?
Mona does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- Seth’s 40 lbs Gone in 3.5 Weeks! Yes, I said Weeks! June 24, 2016
Seth’s 40 lbs Gone in 3.5 Weeks! Yes, I said Weeks!
Seth is blowing our minds and not just with his weight loss. But the weight loss has been amazing. This is his first before and after because he lost his first 20 lbs so fat, by the time we talked photos he was already at 24 lbs gone, so I said, let’s wait for 30. He was traveling for business and when he came home he was at 38 lbs gone. So we waited for Wednesday and there was that 40 lbs gone. Amazing. I’m pretty sure this is a camp record.
His first set of B&As for this 40 lbs gone, he wore the shirt he was wearing in his start photos. I had to have him redo them because the shirt was so big on him!
Seth stands out among the men we have had at camp before. When he considered joining, he decided he was going to be all in and just follow our plan. He participates daily and has forged some great allies at camp. And he does our walking, watching his fat burn zone and gets it done. He is a joy to have at camp.
Seth does our Rawk Starz diet and 2 hours of walking a day.
- Archie’s 40 lbs Gone in 6.5 Weeks! June 24, 2016
Archie’s 40 lbs Gone in 6.5 Weeks!
Can you believe this. Archie hit 30 lbs gone on June 8th and then on June 20th, she hit 40 lbs gone. She is going to melt the weight off with our diet and exercise program. We have all been in awe of her amazing success. She’s having a hard time believing it’s really happening. It’s one of those pinch me. Am I dreaming? feelings. It’s almost scary. But not unhealthy. She is feeling fine. We have a pretty strict formula to ensure fast weight loss and health and she is following to a T. Not to say she has been perfect. She hasn’t. 30 lbs Gone threw her off her game for a day, but she got right back on and has been pushing through every day since.
And now, the losses are starting to really show. Congratulations, Archie!
Archie does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- January Hits 30 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks! June 19, 2016
January Hits 30 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks!
January is part of this new crop of Newbies who are giving this their all. Rawk Starz diet and 2 hours of walking a day. And it is paying off. In just 4 weeks, January his hit 30 lbs gone. She has become one of our new strong members and is currently involved in a 10 lb challenge we are running. There is no doubt she’ll hit that 10 lb mark before the end of the challenge.
January does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- Archie Hits 30 lbs gone 9 Days after Hitting 20 lbs Gone!! June 19, 2016
Archie Hits 30 lbs gone 9 Days after Hitting 20 lbs Gone!!
Wow, this diet loves Archie. 10 lbs gone in 9 days. Sweet! I will admit, it gave her pause to lose so much so fast, and she had a small fall a few days later, but that’s okay. We get it. She’s back on track now and heading for her 40 lbs gone. Maybe not in 9 days, but still pretty fast. She should easily qualify for our 100 lbs Gone Challenge.
We are all so proud of her. She has made herself at home at camp. It’s hard to believe she’s only been with us a little over 5 weeks.
Archie does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- Sandra Run Hits 20 lbs Gone! June 19, 2016
Sandra Run Hits 20 lbs Gone!
This is not SandraRun’s first time at camp, but this time, she has come for it all and is doing great. She almost had the 20 lbs gone in 4 weeks, but when she realized she didn’t have to log with me, that lack of accountability, or actually, the mere thought of it, threw her off and she fell hard. But she got right back up and is doing great now.
I think this is important to understand. Our brains play tricks on us. And while we all want to be that person who runs through camp without so much as a slip, the truth is we all have to work hard to break old food habits and fears. Sandra is here at camp this time to do just that, and I am so very glad she has returned.
- Mona’s 50 lbs Gone in 3.5 Months! June 3, 2016
Mona’s 50 lbs Gone in 3.5 Months!
Mona is one of our true Divas. She has been at this for 3.5 Months and has kept her progress by pushing through all the ups and downs of dieting and exercise. She is the epitome of consistency. She doesn’t let things spin her out of control, you never hear excuses from her. She is just always on task. We are all so proud of her and inspired by her determination to make this her last diet ever.
Mona is a returning member. This time she came to camp to win, and has let nothing get in her way!
At the 50 lbs gone mark, members are given the option to show their face in their photos for some free camp. The cool part is, they don’t remember this when they are sending them in. Some are just loving seeing their other teammates step up and show their face, knowing how it is the full body shots that really inspire others. Thanks Mona on behalf of all those who see your face and inspired by knowing you!
Mona does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day!
- January hits 20 lbs Gone in 2 Weeks! June 3, 2016
January hits 20 lbs Gone in 2 Weeks!
That’s right. 2 Weeks!! Wow. We were all blown away by this great loss. Before I got her B&As, I warned her and everyone else that so much so fast was mostly water weight. But then I saw her photos. What a remarkable difference for just 2 weeks at camp. She has been at camp for only a few weeks now (the photos are from last week), and already is considered one of those inspirational members who others rally behind. It is a joy having her at camp.
Congratulations, January. We are all behind you all the way to goal!
January is doing the Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day!
- Archie’s 20 lbs gone in 3 Weeks! June 3, 2016
Archie’s 20 lbs gone in 3 Weeks!
Archie is new to camp, but she has found her spot here at RFBC and is on task and ready to take this all the way. One of the things we talk about is the how to get support from family and friends for this weight loss journey. Archie got hers. Here is a birthday cake her sister made her.
Archie is one of 3 women who joined us on May 9th who have already hit 20 lbs gone.
We are all so proud of her. She is one to watch. And for the other ladies at camp, one to get behind and feel inspired!
Archie does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day!
- Goalie’s 70 lbs Gone in 5 Months B&As May 13, 2016
Goalie’s 70 lbs Gone in 5 Months B&As
Okay, these photos are striking! And yes, she is almost done. The next photos you see of Goalie will her Goal photos! Less than 10 lbs away. She’ll be just shy of 80 lbs gone when she is at goal. We are all very excited. She has done an amazing job. Well, just look. This doesn’t happen so beautifully on other diets. I dare you to tell me where you can see tell-tale signs she was ever obese. Our diet and walking. It’s an amazing formula!
Goalie does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- TinaBee Hits 50 lbs Gone! May 13, 2016
TinaBee Hits 50 lbs Gone!
Wow, wow for Tina. She had a slow period in April, but she is making up for it in May!! She is another who asked to show her face. And look at the difference. Not just our bodies change, but our faces. And look at her body, it is melting. Oh, and she is just a hair away, I mean less than a pound away from never again being obese, but for now, just overweight! We are the only group of people who can’t wait to be overweight! 🙂
Great job, Tina.
Tina does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- LeighAnne’s 40 lbs Gone B&As May 13, 2016
LeighAnne’s 40 lbs Gone B&As
LeighAnne heads up our Overweight side of camp. And look at what she has accomplished. She looks amazing. This is what walking can do for you ladies. No one wants to believe it, but wow.
And LeighAnne offered to show her face. How cool is that. You don’t have to if you join, but for those that do, with each B&A from 40 lbs up they get a free week of camp.
Check out how much younger she looks. Her posture. This diet is the bomb!
LeighAnne does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a day
- Soko Hits 20 lbs Gone! May 13, 2016
Soko Hits 20 lbs Gone!
On April 22, Soko hit 20 lbs gone. She is the first to hit this new photo milestone since we changed it from 25 to 20. We were all very excited.
Normally, you can’t see much change in someone’s body at 20 lbs gone, but Soko is looking good!! There is already a huge change in all of her photos. Way to go Soko!!
Soko does our Wholy Rawker Diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking per day
- Haley’s 150 Lbs & Goal Before and Afters May 4, 2016
Haley’s 150 Lbs & Goal Before and Afters
Here they are, Haley’s amazing 150 lbs gone and goal photos.
Losing 150 lbs in 14 months is no easy matter. Yes, our diet will help anyone do it, but the truth is, it takes a clear desire, a want, that many just give up on. Haley doubted it many times, she thought: I’m sick of dieting, I’m sick of weighing, I just want to be normal! There were a few times she just skimmed by on weight loss to continue her free status at camp after winning the 100 lb challenge. There were times she just broke and completely ate off plan.
Oh, no, are you disappointed she wasn’t perfect? Don’t be.
In all of our minds, dieting is temporary. The day to day of dieting for 14 months straight is tough. So how did she do it?
Haley never gave up. Yes, she wanted to, many times, but she never did. She would get back up each and every time, ask for support, talk about how she was feeling, how overwhelmed she felt at times, how sick and tired she was of dieting. Then she would take a deep breath, get back on her plan, and push through. Haley wanted this.
She wanted to be a runner, an active mom, a woman who could be proud of what she had done. It didn’t matter how much her fat brain tried to convince her she didn’t really want this or even that she was incapable of getting it, she knew in her heart what she wanted, so she fought, sometimes tooth and nail, and finished this off.
Everyone at camp who watched this transformation is in awe of her strength, her perseverance, and her dedication to herself.
Here is what she wrote to the ladies at camp after they saw her before and afters:
Thank you so much everyone! I really appreciate all of your lovely comments Everyone here is so capable of doing this. I am so not special in any way, shape or form. I struggled so many times because it is very hard to change habits and behaviors that you have had for so long. But really, that’s all it is, just working hard to change all those bad habits we’ve had for years and years. Just keep doing the work, every day, and the change will start to happen. Your brain will start to accept that this is the new you, and it will get easier and easier with each passing day, and before you know it, you will be at your goal weight too! I am rooting for every single one of you!
Here is something TinaBee wrote to her in the B&A section at camp. It is basically the theme of all the comments.
I have been waiting with baited breath to see these B&A’s of yours, Haley! Not only have you climbed Mt. Everest, but you put a big flag on top! You have reminded everyone that if we are willing to believe in ourselves and push past our Fat Brain comfort zones….. ALL things are possible! Thank you for sharing your continuing journey with us! You are truly the definition of an inspiration!
Haley has inspired us all to look at our dreams, our goals, and even when things ahead look scary and uncertain, to know that if we don’t give up. If we just keep fighting, we can all do as Haley has done: Be the woman we dreamed of for so many years of our lives.
When you look at these photos take into account that the perspective in the before and afters are the same, so is the pixel width of each comparison. Note in all of the photos, how much less space our beautiful Haley now occupies.
I asked Haley to write something to share her journey with the rest of the world. Here it is:
If anyone would have told me a year ago that I would be 150 pounds lighter in one year, I would have laughed in their face!
A year ago I weighed almost 300 pounds, and I was pretty much at rock bottom. I had struggled with my weight my entire life. I had tried countless times to lose weight, but I just couldn’t make the changes I needed to make to be successful, and I just kept getting heavier and heavier. I cried every day. I was very unhappy, and very depressed. I couldn’t play with my kids the way they wanted me to, it was hard for me to get myself out of bed in the morning. My thyroid was messed up, I had sleep apnea, horrible depression, and I just wanted to give up on life.
I had seen some before and after photos on Pinterest from some women at RFBC about a year and a half earlier, and I was so inspired by them, but I didn’t think I could ever do anything that hard. It seemed so drastic! But I just kept coming back to the website to look at the pictures, wishing that I could be those women who had had such wonderful success.
In June of 2014 I had my fourth child, and eight months later in February of 2015, I was still wearing my plus size maternity clothes and even they were getting too tight. I had had enough, and I was at the point where I didn’t care what I had to do, I was done being fat. So I signed up for RFBC, and one year later I weigh 138 pounds! It wasn’t easy. I struggled a lot because let’s face it, change is hard, and I was battling years and years of bad habits and behaviors with food. But the support that I got from Carlene and the other ladies at camp were exactly what I needed to keep going. I had to put in a lot of hard work, but it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I weigh less than I weighed in high school. I have SO much energy.
I used to wonder how it would feel to be a person who could get through the day without a two hour nap. Now I know! I’m hardly ever tired, my thyroid medication has been dramatically reduced, I no longer have sleep apnea, and my depression is totally gone. I am able to play with my kids every day, and we are enjoying being more active together as a family. I have also started to run every day, and am training for a half marathon in June, and am planning to run a marathon next year, which has been a dream of mine for years.
I didn’t just get weight loss from joining RFBC. By listening to the daily audios from Carlene, and by participating in the discussions and support groups at camp, I have been able to take HUGE steps in changing my habits and my attitudes toward food. I have no desire to return to the way I ate before joining camp. I am enjoying my healthy lifestyle, and I am enjoying finally being happy and at peace in my life. And I am enjoying being SKINNY!!!!!
A closing note from Haley after seeing her Goal Page
For some reason this last year just seems so surreal to me, almost as if it didn’t really happen or something, like it wasn’t really me. I think back over the year and I think to myself, “how did I even do that?” And then I saw my goal page and at first it was like I was looking at someone else’s page, at one of those other women that I really wished I could be, but knew I could never be. And then it just finally sunk in that that WAS ME! And I just started crying because I DID IT! This last year was SO HARD. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but now it’s finally hitting me that I finally did the thing I have wanted to do for so many years. SO MANY YEARS! I don’t know why it took some time for that to really sink in. It’s like the goal page was closure or something. ~ Haley
- JeanJeanBean Hits Goal in 134 Days! April 29, 2016
JeanJeanBean Hits Goal in 134 Days with 60 lbs Gone!
Jean felt it was ironic that she hit her goal weight of 134 in 134 days! Break that down. She dropped 60 lbs and hit her ideal weight in 4.5 months. She didn’t start on our Diva program, she started with our Wholy Rawker program and then moved to our Rawk Starz plan after realizing how great she felt. Well, I’ll let her explain all that to you.
Before you see her new B&As, here’s what she wrote to me the day she hit goal and offered to show her face in your before and afters:
From JeanJeanBean to Carlene after Jean hit her goal weight
I want to say that I really really really appreciate everything you do here at camp! I feel so blessed to be here and I am still in awe at how wonderful I feel every single day. My life has changed drastically and all because I came here and participated and because I believed and trusted in the process. You inspired me to believe and want to live a better life.
I know that you give so much and really care for every person that comes here. That was evident to me when I first joined and all the way through my journey….and especially now going into maintenance. You are like a part of my family….my hubby and kids know your name and how you have helped me to get healthier.
Your support over the past 4 or so months has really helped me through the rough days. I may not always log or talk much about those kind of days…but I have them…and when I have read your words of encouragement or listened to the audios or even hear about your experiences of what is going on or what has challenged you in your own life….I am motivated to keep going. Rough days, emotions, obstacles…everyone has them…but it is what we can learn from these experiences to grow stronger and wiser that shows we are growing…this is the message I hear you conveying over and over again.
I showed my face because I want other people to see that they can get their health back. I want others to see that this is possible….whether it is 60 lbs or 100 lbs…I mean Haley lost 150 lbs….omg! I wish people could understand that this is so simple….eat whole living foods and move your body….and love and respect yourself. The message you are putting out there is so powerful!
Just in case you were wondering, 60 lbs in 134 days averages to .44 lbs a day!!
Here is Jean’s Story on how she got to goal in 134 days!
I began my journey here at RFBC back in October 2015. When I saw that Carlene was offering a three week Raw for Health program I jumped at the chance to give it a try. I had been looking at RFBC probably for a couple of years and I was a little intimidated and nervous about jumping into the weight loss side of camp. My health was in a horrible state and I just wanted so desperately to change. After only 3 weeks of just increasing my intake of raw and whole foods my body began to heal and I started to feel so much better.
I decided in December that I was ready for “boot camp”. I knew I wanted to go into 2016 a new woman and that the only way I could do that is if I fully committed to myself and to the process at RFBC. I needed the accountability and the support. I had tried to go it alone so many times and I ended up just crashing and burning.
In the beginning of RFBC I did not initially do 100% raw RawkStar diet. The reason for this is that I wanted to start out slow and build myself up. If I could be a Wholly Rawker and stick with the plan and walk my 2 hours a day then for me that would be a victory. One day turned into two, and then a week and before I knew what was happening Christmas and New Years went by and I was able to stay on plan, do my walking and watch the weight start to peel off my body. I started to feel so good and so energized that I knew even early on…I wasn’t going to go back to what my life had been. I started to feel confident enough to do the RawkStar plan and with the support of the awesome Diva group I really felt like I was able to take off from there.
My life has changed so drastically since I have been at RFBC and it will only be 5 months on May 7th. I used to have chronic pain in my hips, and plantar fasciitis that would at times have me crawling out of bed in the morning…now both are gone and there are days when I am getting in 15 plus miles running and walking. I used to have a chronic cough due to dairy and grains…again…gone. My skin is softer, my hair is growing like crazy, and my energy levels are crazy unstoppable. This is without caffeine with the exception of the occasional cup of green tea.
Before RFBC I was not very happy and I would even dare say I was suffering from some functional depression. I am nowhere even near being depressed today.
One of the biggest lessons I learned here at camp is that I could disconnect from emotional eating. For the first time in my life I see food as nourishment and energy to fuel my body. I don’t need to eat over anger, stress, frustration or any emotion including the happiness. This really has been very powerful for me to understand and practice. I have gone through some stressful times since starting camp…but I was able to deal with my emotions and not turn to food. I feel like I have broken free from old patterns and that is something that has changed my life forever.
My daughters have a mom that gets up every morning smiling and happy…over 4 months ago I was barely getting out of bed. My hubby has a best friend who loves to go golfing and hiking…before I didn’t even want to go outside. I have my self confidence back and I feel like I can take on any challenge because I am strong and healthy. Life is fantastic and I am so excited for the future.
What would I say to newbies at camp or anyone wondering if they can do this…..Believe and you will Achieve. Cheesy yes…but your mind is what will get you to your goal and if you believe that you will succeed then there is no stopping you. Your body will follow the path that your mind sets out for you. Also know that there is a place for you at camp. Just come to camp and be yourself. Don’t worry about fitting in (I think we all do in the beginning) just show up and participate and before you know it you just belong like you have always been here. I was nervous when I first started but I decided that I was just going to be open and vulnerable and learn as much as I could from everyone at camp. I know we are all different and that we are all unique individuals but it is so surprising that we all experience some of the same feelings, thoughts or frustrations. If you open your heart and mind here at RFBC you will get to where you want to be.
- Jane hits 25 lbs Gone in 5 Weeks! April 15, 2016
Jane hits 25 lbs Gone in 5 Weeks!
Jane is new to camp, but she grabbed onto the diet and walking, and is doing what needs to be done. She is going after our 50 lbs in 13 weeks challenge and our 100 lb challenge. I am very excited for her. She’s got the determination to do this, and the diet is loving her. Look at the difference in her body after just 25 lbs gone. Pretty amazing. Let me just say it one more time. All that walking and fruit, it’s amazing!
Jane does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day
- Goalie’s 60 lbs Gone in 4 Months April 15, 2016
Goalie’s 60 lbs Gone in 4 Months
Goalie didn’t start out as one of our Diva’s but when she decided to up her game, wow, has her progress been unstoppable. She hit 50 lbs gone just 3 weeks ago. Everyone at camp, when they saw her photos said she looked like a fitness trainer! How’s that for a compliment. And again, it’s just walking with our Rawk Starz diet. It’s amazing what this plan can do! If you do it.
Goalie is already taking on some mentoring of other members at camp. She is such a great asset for RFBC, always positive, always here. She is a shining example of what RFBC when done right can do for you. She says she wants to lose 25 more pounds, but it’s hard to see from where!
Goalie does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 Hours of Walking a day
- ForestryGirl’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters April 15, 2016
ForestryGirl’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters
ForestryGirl joined earlier in the year, but had to take a break from camp. She came back and wow she is just running through these pounds. I don’t normally tell personal things about our members, but ForestryGirl is pretty amazing. At 50, she is changing careers, giving up a pretty awesome job by anyone’s standards, and this summer starts a job with the forestry department. Hard physical labor in the world she loves. Talk about living a dream. She is here at camp to get the weight off, and to get fit for her new adventure. Talk about motivation.
ForestryGirl heads up our 100 lbers Club. It’s a conversation group for the women who come to camp with 100+ lbs to lose. She probably doesn’t see herself as the head of that group, but her steadfastness and enthusiasm for getting this done is a true inspiration at camp.
Again, check out the change in her body with just 25 lbs gone. This is what walking does. It tones. People never believe something as simple as walking, and of course amazing fruit and veggies can give such great results, but it does. Congratulations ForestryGirl!
- Annie’s 25 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks April 15, 2016
Annie’s 25 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks
Annie came to camp and ran with it. 25 lbs in 4 weeks is a great start. It is so healthy and good for you. Too good for you at times! Okay, so Annie’s great news that she is pregnant, was our loss. She is going to wait until after the baby is born to continue at camp. We already miss her big time! Look at the change in her body in these photos. This is what 2 hours of walking can do for you.
Annie did our Rawk Starz diet with 2 Hours of Walking Daily
- Mona’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters in 6 Weeks April 15, 2016
Mona’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters in 6 Weeks
Mona came to us in February and by March 28th (sorry these are late to the boards) had hit her first 25 lbs gone. She is now working hard to reach her 40 lb gone mark. That should happen near the end of April. Mona is a returning member. She lost 60 lbs with us before, but by her own admission, she didn’t stay for maintenance and gained it back. This time, she determined to stick it out all the way!
Mona does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day.
- JeanJeanBean Hits 50 lbs Gone! April 2, 2016
JeanJeanBean hits 50 lbs Gone!!
Jean started with us on Dec 7th. She had been in the 3 week Raw for Health program I offered last October, and had a taste of what good food does for your health. In December, she decided to come back, feel better, and lose weight too.
At first she was going between our Wholy Rawker diet and our Rawk Starz diet, and doing the walking, but then about a month or more ago, she decided to take it up a notch and join our Divas.
Look at what being a Diva has done for her. The most common comment coming from the group today regarding her photos is: You’re as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside. Needless to say, she is well loved at camp.
Jean works with Goalie and JenClagg in a team effort to mentor one of our Diva groups.
I’ve said it before, and will say it again. Walking for weight loss Rawks!!
Jean is a Rawk Starz Diva. That means she does our Rawk Starz diet and walks 2 hours a day, every day.
- CourageousOne Hits 70 lbs Gone April 2, 2016
CourageousOne Hits 70 lbs Gone!
CourageousOne is a marvel! I am so proud of her. When she came back to camp this time, she told me she she was not leaving until she was done. And she meant it. Her first 60 lbs went fast. She was on fire. But then the struggles came, her motivation dimmed, and the weight loss stalled. She didn’t quit though. Instead, she kept checking in, reminding me of her promise to not quit until she was done. Then Wham!! She decided it was time. Got back into gear. Dropped these 10 lbs and has set new goals. The best is to have 100 lbs gone by her 1 year anniversary at RFBC. That’s my favorite.
Her photos are amazing. This is what 70 lbs gone looks like!!
CourageousOne is on our Veterans side of camp doing our Wholy Rawker Diet with a minimum of 1 hour of walking a day.
- Alpha10 Wins Our 50 lbs in 13 Weeks Challenge March 17, 2016
Alpha10 Wins Our 50 lbs in 13 Weeks Challenge
Yes, she got 13 weeks to win our challenge. That’s the deal when Group Only and Full Members start camp on our 13 week program. They get the extra week, and Alpha took advantage of it, to win, win, win!!
She get 4 free weeks of camp for her great achievement at camp.
Alpha leads our Diva group. She is a Group Only member, so we are even more excited for her because all the accountability she has used to stay so strong has been self driven. Don’t get me wrong, she has had great support from others at camp, but her focus and determination are all hers!
Here is what Alpha10 had to say to the group after we showed off her before and afters:
I just wanted to write this right now to everyone at camp because of how I’m feeling today. When I came to camp Dec 7th 2015, I was DETERMINED. I came to camp because of the homepage Before and Afters. I came to camp with a made up mind but I was still thinking ” Is this REALLY going to work for ME?????
It’s worked for others at RFBC but will it work for ME? I tried not to think about the journey but think about the here and now and take each day and week as it came. I remember looking at other ladies B&As and thinking , damn, losing 20, 30, 40 pounds seems so far away and seems like it will take a long time to accomplish that. But here I am, 50+ pounds down in Just under 3 months and still I’m in absolute amazement. Because now it is REAL AND IT IS MY REALITY. IT MAKES ME A BIT EMOTIONAL because I’ve wanted this so bad and fought tooth and nail, eating POP with no slippups to break the long standing habits of rewarding myself with food rewards for mini milestones. I want all NEWBIES out there to know , follow the plan, do the walking, walk through the pain, walk when you don’t want to, eat PERFECT ON PLAN even when you are sick of the same fruits and veggies and salads and this IS GOING TO BE YOU FOR SURE hitting 20, 30, 40 50 + pounds lost. I couldn’t imagine my milestones to come at camp because they were so far away when I started but here I am today. I am elated. Just wanted to share.
Alpha10 does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day!
- Kristine Hits 25 lbs Gone in 5 Weeks! March 17, 2016
Kristine Hits 25 lbs Gone in 5 Weeks!
Kristine is not a diva at camp. She does our Rawk Starz Diet, but not the 2 hours of walking a day. She walks a lot, but doesn’t commit to the 2 hours. And yet, there she is, the loss looks like a lot more than 25 lbs. We are showing her photos today at camp, and as all of us have been these past two weeks with these great before and afters, we are going into the weekend, inspired and motivated by all the great success!
Kristine does our Rawk Starz diet with 45 minutes to 2 hours of walking a day
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- Natanja hits 40 lbs Gone! March 17, 2016
Natanja hits 40 lbs Gone!
Natanja is one of our stars at RFBC. Not for how fast she loses, but by how much she has changed. When she first came to camp, she questioned everything. She doubted the fruit we eat, the need for all the walking, and the idea that she had to change.
Now, to see how far she has come, how much she has changed, has been inspirational to so many. Two weekends ago, she went on a snow boarding trip with her friends (she lives in Switzerland, to give you the right visual), she took a train, packed all of her own food, and was surprised to learn it wasn’t just her friend and a few others, but that she was on a corporate trip with all the food provided.
That did not sideline her. All her friends know she eats a certain way. She has made it clear to them that this is how she is, and they are fine with it. Since she does do our wholy rawker plan, she did go out to eat with the group once, and told the waiter she would have the grilled, fish I believe, but they needed to cook it to her specifications. No one thought anything of it, especially her.
Natanja is not perfect to plan all the time. But her attitude is one of this is who I am, accept me if you want to be with me. She stands up for herself when it comes to her food and even her walking. I am so proud of who she has become as the caretaker of her body.
She is feeling good, loving life, and no longer questions anything about our plan or the walking. It is who she is and she is proud.
Natanja eats mostly a Rawk Starz diet, but does Wholy Rawkers when needed. She usually walks 2 hours a day.
Disclaimer: Crop tops and sports bras are not allowed in your photos! Nor are Wonder Woman arms. This was a slip on my part when she first sent her start photos.
- Britsit hits Goal with 26 lbs Gone March 17, 2016
Britsit hits Goal with 26 lbs Gone.
Britsit did not come to RFBC for a quick fix diet. It has taken her 3 months to drop these 26 lbs. Instead she has worked hard to overcome her own eating issues, to see what form of raw worked best for her, and to tackle the idea of just get it done and move back to old ways.
She is heading off for a month long trip to Europe, and is going to up her calories but stay raw so she can maintain her loss while gone. When she returns we will start on her Maint in Training program so she can transition into a lifelong plan that will keep her happy, trim, and healthy for the rest of her life.
Disclaimer: No one is allowed to wear all dark colors. When Britsit sent me her photos, I was so blow away with how small she was, that I didn’t notice the all dark until I was making her B&As and since she is leaving tomorrow for her trip, I didn’t make her redo them. You cannot wear all dark in your photos!
Britsit is on our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes a day of walking.
- LeighAnne Hits 25 lbs Gone! February 28, 2016
LeighAnne Hits 25 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks
LeighAnne didn’t start off with our Divas, and she has had some small struggles here and there, but she knows what she wants and is fighting for it. It shows. Look at how trim she is. When I put her B&As together, I thought, wow, how did she get in with our BMI of 30 or more rule, but then when I said she was almost at goal, she told me where she wanted to go, and it’s still a ways away. But wow, she looks awesome.
Everyone thinks our walking can’t possibly be enough to give these types of results. They think they have to do all sorts of other things like zumba, pilaties, crossfit, but honestly walking is an amazing form of exercise. It is low impact on our bodies, but it is trimming and burns fat better than anything else we have tried.
Look at how great LeighAnne looks. Yes, some of that is genetic, but a lot of it is fruits and veggies and walking.
LeighAnne does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 Hours of Walking a Day