I am officially two weeks now eating raw . My last cleanse was ten days only. I did the juice day 1 post cleanse, the juice and the soup day 2 & 3 post cleanse. Since the 4th day post cleanse (Jan11) I have done 100 % raw and I love it!! I lost about 8 lbs on the cleanse and another 7 lbs since coming off. I feel exactly like you Sim, except for the 40 day cleanse!! WOW!! I too have lots of new books and some shiny new kitchen equipment. I am really and truly enjoying this way of eating and living and having SO MUCH FUN!! The absolute best part is the freedom of not worrying at all about anything I eat anymore. When I am hungry I eat. I feel like I have been "dieting" since I was 12 years old, (I'm 36) and this finally doesn't feel like a diet anymore!! From everything I have read, it seems like your body will find it's natural weight this way. I no longer have a set date in my head of how much I can weigh by a certain point. It is very liberating. I have made so many cool things to eat, all really yummy!! I never thought I would be soaking pine nuts on my kitchen counter, but here I am!! Keep up the good work!!