Raw vegan here, my dd is too. (Being raw is defined as eating 80% or more of your food in its raw, uncooked, unprocessed state). Tho on ocassion I have some cooked food (usually pasta on spaghetti nights but I've found an awesome raw spaghetti recipie so that should change). When I get the urge to eat cooked, like for comfort food, I will lightly steam some veggies. As for changes, I definately feel much much healthier, and I notice that when I eat something cooked, I feel so sleepy after. The biggest challenge I have to deal with is never feeling "full". And since you rely on fresh fruits and vegetables, you become aware of their seasonal quality real fast. Hot house tomatoes, yuckko. I lean towards the fruititarian side of raw foods. It take a long time for my body to digest some vegetables, like carrots. So dd and I eat a ton of fruits a day, nibble on greens like spinach, and eat some walnuts and other uncooked nuts like almonds. We also get raw sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds from Wild Oats.
I get my support and inspiration from Shazzie
and Shazzie's Detox Your World
. There is also a ton of info as well as a lively message board at Living Foods