28 Day Raw Food Cleanse, Health and Wellness, Mental Strength, Weight-loss Record

Wrap up! 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse


I wanted to take a minute to recap how my 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse went (thanks for the reminder, Susan!).

Weight Loss

I felt it was a success, as I lost almost 15 pounds….BUT, I got sick at the tail end of it, so that last five pounds was not really related to the cleanse, I don’t think.

I am now up a few more pounds, but since the cleanse started on Jan. 1, I am still down about 8 pounds.

So, is it a good way to kick start your weight loss? Absolutely!

I think that a 2 or 3 week cleanse would do the same thing, however. It really just gives you a boost.

If I were to modify the 28 day cleanse, I might do something like this:

Week 1: Eliminate all animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) and processed food

Week 2: Continue with above, and also eliminate all added oils and sugar

Week 3: Keep going with above, and eat only raw fruits and vegetables

Week 4: Continue with above and eat only smoothies for the first 4-5 days, followed by fresh pressed juice for 2-3 days

Health and How I Felt on the Cleanse

Here is how my Year-long Goals Sheet looked at the end of January.

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How did I do?

My top row, exercise/move everyday, was on track until I became sick.

My green row, the plant-based goal was solid, for every day of my cleanse!!

My cleanse goal, the third and yellow row, of eating only raw fruits and vegetables was awesome too. Four days I drank a homemade broth, when I was my sickest, and on the last day, I had chickpeas in my salad. Still…pretty good!

The last row is related to my mental health, which is to work on my blog. Now, I don’t expect to see that filled in every day, but I want to see some effort there. I can proudly say, that yes, I put forth an effort to either do research on blogging or health or to actually write a blog post.

I really felt terrific during my cleanse! In fact, as soon as I started to eat cooked food, and to eat some dairy, my mood altered…it dipped. I did not feel as good. Did that stop me from eating more unhealthy food? No.

It is amazing how easily I left the raw food that made me feel great, to eating food that I categorize as unhealthy (pizza, cheese etc.) What is up with that??

I think that as long as we eat unhealthy food, we just want more. It may be a cold turkey thing. Eat none of the crap, and you won’t crave it. I just haven’t been able to pull off the cold turkey thing yet!

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Thanks to FoodCourtComics.com, for this great picture!

I continue to struggle to eat the way my mind and heart wants me to. I will not give up.

Wishing you, and me, a healthy journey!

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28 Day Raw Food Cleanse, Personal Growth, Weight-loss Record

Year-long Goals Check-in


It’s time to revisit my year-long goals to see how I am doing.

My evaluation: Pretty darn good!

Exercise Goal The first row shows my exercise results. I’ve exercised 11 out of the 17 days. I like that, alhough I can improve in this area.

Plant-based I have stuck to this goal, every day, although I do now realize that yesterday, I ate a Caesar dressing that would have had egg in it. So, I shouldn’t have filled in the box for plant-based on teh 17th. Minor error.

Raw Food Cleanse I have been on track throughout my whole cleanse, except for my blunder yesterday.

Work on Blog I have posted daily and/or done research or read other blogs/sites related to health and wellness. I am currently working on my philosophy…trying to pin point exactly what I beleive about health, and more specifically, nutrition.

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Want to create your own year-long goals sheet? It’s never too late in the year to start. Click here to see more about how it works.

Wishing you a healthy journey.