Jim Dee I was raised on barbecued ribs, roast beef, and gravy. Eventually, I became largely a vegetarian, though I continued to eat meat at social functions for work and other special outings. Wendi went raw and I started eating the things she made. Without ever going hungry at all, my weight dropped from an all-time high of 230+ pounds down to 170 (currently). I was in a 40-inch waist in those days and now wear a 32 (and haven't needed those awful prescription meds in years!).