Hello from Southern California!
I almost wrote from "sunny" California, but it has been raining buckets. :)
My name is Kari, I'm 37 years old, and I started the raw diet at the beginning of the month. I went on a juice fast, and I just didn't feel like going back to cooked food. I had no idea what raw-foodists eat, so I've been studying a lot. Thankfully, people are very generous in sharing their knowledge on the Internet.
I feel great! I've lost weight, but more than that, I have so much energy. My house is actually clean! lol.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting new friends here and learning more about a diet that seemed so strange at first, but now seems supremely logical.
P.S. I forgot to put that I live in Hemet, Riverside County. Anybody else from the Inland Empire out there?
Also, since I'm a voracious reader, any book recommendations and Web sites would be appreciated. I loved Victoria Boutenko's "12 Steps to Raw Foods."