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December 16, 2016

Finally Off the Sugar Roller Coaster!

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. In fact, I have a contest going right now. So if you have a story to share, no matter how big or how small, you’ll be in the running to win a big prize. Read more here.

realifestories in line My life-changing Primal journey began seven years ago when I discovered Mark’s blog and read his book, The Primal Blueprint. Back then, I was about 25 pounds heavier than I wanted to be, completely addicted to sugar, experiencing food cravings or food comas almost constantly, and living in my head where daily battles occurred regarding the food that I had eaten or wanted to eat.

At that time, I was 42 and had spent my years since age 15 obsessing over food. Nutrition and fitness had fascinated me in a healthy way during this time, but a powerful sweet tooth combined with a persistent vulnerability to self-sabotage caused my twenties and much of my thirties to be mostly wasted.

At different points during this time, depression and bingeing caused me to live in a bubble. I kept people at arms-length and let very few people into my world. At my lowest point, when friends would ask me to come out with them socially, I would lie and say that I already had plans even though my “plans” consisted of buying a lot of unhealthy food and eating it – stuffing all the feelings that had come up during the day — and then wallowing in my self-hatred. My overeating was so out of control that I attended Overeaters Anonymous meetings. And even though alcohol has never been a problem for me, I attended one Alcoholics Anonymous meeting out of curiosity just to see how similar it might be to my problem. It seemed exactly the same; I used food as a drug in the same way that alcoholics used alcohol.

Thankfully, therapy and anti-depressants helped me get over the worst of these behaviors so that I could feel pretty happy and healthy by my mid-thirties. But I still remained between 10 and 25 pounds heavier than I wanted to be. And years of excess sugar had deposited a heavy layer of fat on my thighs that I was self-conscious about. Fortunately, as an athletic person with an outdoorsy lifestyle, I exercised frequently which helped prevent greater weight gain.

Fast forward to April 2009, age 42. A stressful job and ineffective coping mechanisms translated into this being another High Sugar Era. Fortunately, I was exercising enough to keep me from being depressed, but I remember lots of sugar-highs and Red Bull to help pull me out of the sugar-lows. I know now that on top of the job stress, all the Red Bull was stressing my body out further and exhausting it with excess cortisol. It pains me to think of the abuse that I put my body through! But the miraculous human body can tolerate a lot of mistreatment, often without obvious side effects if you’re as out of touch with your body as I was.

Anyway, at this time, a friend pointed me toward markdailyapple.com (thank you, Jen C!) and The Primal Blueprint. I’m sorry for the cliché, but here it is: reading the book changed my life. It made perfect sense. Until then, I had probably tried ten different diets. Since reading the book, none. Diets don’t interest me anymore. The Primal way of eating feels right for me.

The last seven years have been a slow but steady journey of two steps forward, one step back, over and over again until now, when I can finally look back and see how far I’ve come. With my sugar-addiction and history of compulsive, emotional overeating, I had a lot of deep-seated, unhealthy habits to break, but here are just a few that I’ve finally broken:

  • Emotional eating
  • Eating more food than my body needed at almost every meal
  • Mindless snacking
  • Sweets – multiple times a day
  • Dessert after lunch, dinner and sometimes breakfast!
  • Out of touch with my satiety signals – truly having no idea when to stop eating
  • Often snacked after dinner or before bed

And I’ve developed many new healthy habits:

  • My taste buds have changed dramatically: I have learned to LOVE veggies and natural, whole foods
  • I recognize and respect my body’s hunger and satiety signals
  • I exercise regularly and love it, without doing it to excess
  • I happily take the stairs at work (I work on the 7th floor)
  • I ride my bike to work seven months a year
  • I bring my lunch to work, ensuring that it’s healthy while also saving money and avoiding temptations
  • I use a stand-up desk at work (raising and lowering it throughout the day)
  • I fast once in a while, with little-to-no suffering
  • I go to bed early because getting enough sleep is a priority

Now, at age 50, because of the Primal Blueprint and the Primal lifestyle “laws,” I feel healthier, fitter and stronger than I’ve ever been, including high school when I was thin, healthy and played sports all year. My energy is off-the-charts—not in a hyper, bouncing-off-the-walls way but just feeling incredibly clear-headed and alert. No more brain fog! I feel like a machine running on the cleanest fuel, like there’s no sludge in my veins, and everything I eat is being put to good use. I look forward to and enjoy working out.  I’ve finally gotten rid of the excess fat that made me feel self-conscious for my entire adult life. My moods are steady, and I feel peaceful. I face my problems now rather than stuffing them with food. And, most importantly, I don’t live in my head anymore. The daily internal battles are gone, freeing up my thoughts so that I can actually engage with and enjoy other people.

When my eating was at its worst, I remember thinking that I’d never have the willpower to eat well consistently. But I’m grateful to have discovered that once you get in the habit of eating well, your body adjusts and no longer craves the crappy stuff. So it’s not a matter of willpower, it’s the chemical properties of the food you’re eating! Your body is smart enough to tell you what it wants, but most of us don’t hear the messages because the communication lines are clogged with junk food. After having wasted so many years living inside my own food-obsessed, self-hating head, I finally feel free to live a normal life, with the extra bonus of feeling healthier and more energetic than I’ve ever been.

I’m sure there will be food and exercise slumps in my future, but I won’t worry about them; they’ll just be food and exercise “vacations,” from which I will always come home. I’ve been happy with eating Primally as my foundation for the past seven years, and I know it will remain my foundation for the rest of my life. (By “foundation,” I mean I’ll be mostly Primal but not 100% all the time.) It’s not something to start and then finish; it’s forever for me.

Until now, I’ve told very few people about the extent of my eating issues; I’ve felt ashamed of how much they ruled and nearly ruined my life. So it’s difficult for me to reveal such personal information to such a wide audience. But since Mark Sisson has helped me so much, I share my story with him and MDA with the hope that it might help others.

Thank you, Mark, for helping me turn my life around and for all the work you to do improve people’s health.

Gratefully,

Jean

Jean

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JoeBrewer
JoeBrewer
8 months 3 days ago

Jean, I love this line: “Your body is smart enough to tell you what it wants, but most of us don’t hear the messages because the communication lines are clogged with junk food.” I believe most people are addicted to SAD food and that is why it is so hard for them to change. Great story and thanks for sharing knowing it is hard to open up the way you did here.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, JoeBrewer. I agree about people being addicted to SAD foods, if you can even call that kind of food “food”. So much of it is manufactured in factories or so far from its original form in nature. And the manufacturers use additives that are intentionally addictive.

Grant
Grant
8 months 3 days ago

Wow, Jean. Just wow. I think it’s a testament to how eating the way the body was meant to. And primal living. You look 20 years younger than your age in that second photo. No exaggeration. The difference is jaw dropping. You look fantastic.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thank you so much, Grant!

Lily
Lily
8 months 3 days ago

This really resonates with me. I have been on the paleo/primal wagon for about 4 years but still have problems with emotional eating and sugar addiction. I’m definately moving forward though but it’s a long process. I was just putting myself down this morning (I’m in NZ) because of reading other success stories where people have changed their lives around relatively quickly after following a primal diet and me feeling like my progress was way too slow because of self sabotage. It’s great to see that I’m not on my own with this!

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago
Thank you for your comments, Lily. I’m sorry that you’ve suffered from some of the same issues that I’ve had. I understand your frustration with not getting immediate results. If someone had told me that it would take seven years before I got to my ultimate goal in terms of health and body composition, I would have been extremely discouraged. But now, looking back, I think the slow journey was totally worth it because I’ve changed so many unhealthy habits and created so many new, healthy ones. It’s almost like I’ve totally rebuilt a new me, inside and out, and… Read more »
Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago

One more thing I wanted to add is that, even though this has been a long journey for me and I’ve had a lot of “steps back”, the small gains along the way were enough to keep me encouraged and on the Primal path long-term. I sincerely hope you’ll find similar encouragement in your progress even if you find it to be slower than you’d like.

Julia
Julia
8 months 3 days ago

I’m 50 as well, and while not having the past issues to the same severity that you had, I can entirely empathize! I’ve been following MDA for a year or so, and have experienced good results, but not to your level yet.

You look fantastic. You go girl!!!

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thank you so much, Julia. Congratulations on your good results as well! Keep up the great work!

Paleo4life
Paleo4life
8 months 3 days ago

Don’t despair. I started MDA 5 1/2 years ago at age 52. Somewhere along the way on some blog I read that it takes about your body about 1 month to recover from every year of bad eating. In my case that has borne out, but the progress has kept happening. It will for you too!

Nocona
Nocona
8 months 3 days ago

Fantastic story Jean. Thanks for sharing. All of us over 50 can concur with you about energy levels after going Primal. Off the charts with an even, steady and clear mind.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks, Nocona. Congrats to you as well for the high energy levels and clear-headedness that you’ve achieved!

Mishelle
Mishelle
8 months 3 days ago

Wow you look amazing. Can you share a little insight to your eating and workouts? You back story is very similar to mine. Loved reading this thank you.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks, Mishelle! Yes, I’ll give you some details about my eating and workouts. Can’t do it right now but will do so tonight!

Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago
OK, MIshelle, here’s a VERY long answer to your question about how I eat and work out. I’d say that both my eating and exercise routines have evolved in phases. Phase 1 for eating was to remove all non-Primal food from my kitchen, develop some core Primal meals to cook at home, and get used to eating Primally at restaurants. (All of these things seem easy and obvious to me now but I remember that they felt like a huge departure from my previous routines at the time.) Phase 2 was cutting down the amounts of Primal food that I… Read more »
Ellen
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your story and so many details! I am your age, fighting sugar addiction and frustrated with my lack of progress (following this blog about the same amount of time). You’ve given me some serious inspiration!

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Ellen, I’m sorry for the similar difficulties and challenges you’ve faced but am glad that my story has inspired you. Hang in there and try to focus on all the positive baby steps you’ve achieved. They really add up over time. Best wishes to you!

David krupa
David krupa
8 months 3 days ago

Wow so cool!!! You rock Jen

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks, David! Thanks for reading my long story. 🙂

Sarah
Sarah
8 months 3 days ago

I could almost say “ditto” when reading your story. My situation was very similar. I went Primal-esque about three years ago after a lifetime of disordered eating and have shared your experiences. Am about your age too 😉 It was a very motivational read for me!! Thanks for sharing and, of course, congrats.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks so much, Sarah! I’m so glad to know that my story resonated with you. Do hang in there, and try to focus on all progress you’re making. Some back-sliding is inevitable but I’m sure your net results are positive. The journey is worth it!

Grokesque
Grokesque
8 months 3 days ago

Well done Jean you look amazing. Thanks for being so brave and sharing your story – every story has the power to help someone, somewhere.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks, Grokesque! I appreciate your reading my whole story. 🙂

Ryan
Ryan
8 months 3 days ago

Great success story! It’s an awesome thing breaking food addiction and allowing your body to work and function the way it was designed to.

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks so much, Ryan. Yes, my body is much happier! 🙂

wildgrok
wildgrok
8 months 3 days ago

Congratulations from another bike-to-work colleague and thanks for sharing this with us

Jean
Jean
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks, wildgrok! Thanks for reading my story, and have fun and stay safe on the roads!

Paleo4life
Paleo4life
8 months 3 days ago

Great story! All of us in the 50+ category can relate to the improvement that primal living has made in our lives. Thanks for sharing!

Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago

Thank you, Paleo4life!

Geranium
Geranium
8 months 3 days ago

I am so happy for you, Jean.
I have given a lot of thought (and n=1) to whether sugar and wheat actually trigger depression, anger, and self-denigration. As I learn more about the gut-brain connection, I am convinced that some of those foods help to distort thinking and emotions.

Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks, Geranium. Interesting thoughts about the sugar and wheat. I wouldn’t be surprised. For me, they triggered more and more sugar (of all types), which just lead to a rollercoaster or sugar-highs and food-coma lows, and self-hatred, etc. Not good.

I wish you all the best!

Jan
Jan
8 months 3 days ago
Congratulations Jean. I’ve been trying paleo on and off for the last 3 years and at the moment am in an off stage. I haven’t read Mark’s book, and am thinking maybe I should. I just fall back into old habits, even though I know I feel so much better when not eating bread and sugar. Your story encourages me to get back to paleo eating but at the moment it’s just another thing to think about. Like Mishelle I’d like to know what your day looks like. You look amazing in your photos and you have inspired me to… Read more »
Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago
Hi Jan. Thank you so much for your comments. Yes, I had plenty of “off stages” too, and they are valuable as well since you can keep learning during this time and possibly get motivated for your next “On” stage. I strongly recommend Mark’s book. (I think he’s on his 3rd edition now — you might as well get the latest one! They keep getting better.) For me, the book made the whole Primal lifestyle make sense rather than just being a set of rules that would otherwise feel like restrictions. I hope you won’t get discouraged by your On… Read more »
Kendra Grant
Kendra Grant
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing! You look fantastic. I’ve adopted a primal way of eating (a couple months) and building in one positive or taking away one negative habit each week. I already see changes in my mood, focus and body You’re an inspiration to keep chipping away. Thanks!

Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago

Thank you, Kendra, and congratulations on all that you’ve accomplished in just a couple of months!!

Marc
Marc
8 months 3 days ago

Good job…..you look GREAT!

Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago

Thanks so much, Marc!

Evan Brand
8 months 3 days ago

Wow incredible transformation. So proud of you. You’re a new woman in many ways. Beautiful.

Jean McMahon
Jean McMahon
8 months 3 days ago

Thank you so much, Evan!

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
8 months 3 days ago

Very well written and inspirational, thanks for sharing Jean, you should be very proud of yourself! You looked fine with a wonderful smile in the first picture, but in the after you are definitely ripped and most importantly you feel better and have enhanced health and happiness.

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you so much, HealthyHombre!

David
David
8 months 3 days ago

Jean, this is a marvelous success story. I love the statement about getting rid of brain fog and being clear-headed. I find this benefit to be one of the greatest things about eating this way. Congrats

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you, David!

Flojo
8 months 2 days ago

Ohhh! So much of this is familiar 🙂 lovely story, congratulations!!

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you, Flojo!

RHONDA @ CHANGE IN SECONDS
8 months 2 days ago

Congratulations you look amazing!

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Rhonda!

Dawn
8 months 2 days ago

What a great success story! I just turned 48, so I love hearing about having high energy levels at 50! I’ve been reading about the Primal Lifestyle a lot and am going to do the 21 day challenge after the New Year with my mom. Hoping to have some amazing results like you! Thank you for sharing!

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your comments, Dawn. That’s great that you and your mom are going to do the 21-day challenge together in the New Year. I hope you both have fantastic results and a super-healthy 2017!

Judith Flynn
8 months 2 days ago

I loved reading this. Thank you so much for sharing, Jean. You inspire me!

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Judith! Best of luck to you and have a happy, healthy new year!

Tanya E
Tanya E
8 months 2 days ago

Wow, you look amazing. I love what you say about “off” stages. I discovered MDA about 5yrs ago after persistent bouts of tonsillitis and needing to lose the baby weight. I think I gradually drifted off, but this last year I have got back on track. I am definitely a slow burner, and prefer making small but long lasting changes.

Jean
Jean
8 months 2 days ago

Thank you, Tanya. Congrats on getting back on track and being patient enough for the slow, healthy, long-term results!

Suji
8 months 2 days ago
“After having wasted so many years living inside my own food-obsessed, self-hating head, I finally feel free to live a normal life, with the extra bonus of feeling healthier and more energetic than I’ve ever been.” Jean- this statement resonated with me so much! Thank you for sharing your story. It is so inspiring to see real stories and I love how authentic you were in sharing that it wasn’t an overnight success but rather a journey. I too felt that Mark’s book was a GODSEND. Mark has such a way of making food, play, and connection all so light… Read more »
Jean
Jean
8 months 1 day ago

Thank you so much for your comments, Suji. I’m really glad Mark’s book and blog have helped you too and I wish you continued health and happiness!

Heather
Heather
8 months 1 day ago

Thanks for sharing your story Jean-as a fellow 40-something woman your story is similar to my 25 year journey to Primal living and good health. Really enjoyed reading this-you look great, happy and healthy!

Jean
Jean
8 months 1 day ago

Thank you, Heather! I’m glad to meet another Grokette on the long journey. I wish you continued health and a great 2017!

Stephanie
Stephanie
8 months 1 day ago

Thank you so much for sharing your story! It was like I wrote this myself. It’s so inspirational to see your transformation and know that I can do it too. Get it girl!

Jean
Jean
8 months 1 day ago

Thank you, Stephanie! You can totally do it! Good luck and have an awesome, healthy, happy 2017!

Valoja
Valoja
8 months 1 day ago

thankyou for sharing your whole story… for being honest and courageous…it is sure to help many people.

Really appreciate that you are so honest and forth coming about your issues… and it is great that there is a very happy ending.

Yes… you do look so very hot!

Thankyou Mark for getting the truth to many and helping them change their lives for the better.

Jean
Jean
8 months 20 hours ago

Thank you, Valoja. I appreciate your reading my story and your encouraging comments!

Ana
Ana
8 months 1 day ago

OMG thank you for writing this!! I have been on a very similar path to you, I am still a working progress though (currently one week back on the primal bandwagon after a year of stress, grief and emotional carb bingeing!).

Jean
Jean
8 months 15 hours ago

Ana, I’m so sorry for the difficult year you’ve had. It sounds like you had a lot to deal with at once. We are all works in progress, for sure, but congrats on being back “on” for the past week. Every “on” period helps, no matter how short a time you might judge it to be.

Thanks for letting me know that my story resonated with you — that means a lot to me.

Hang in there, and I sincerely hope you have a happy, healthy, 2017!

Pjaybird
Pjaybird
7 months 27 days ago

You now look like a winning contestant on Survivor. ?

Pjaybird
Pjaybird
7 months 27 days ago

I put in a cool medal emoji, but they put it in as a question mark. Ugh! ?

Jean
Jean
7 months 26 days ago

🙂

Jean
Jean
7 months 26 days ago

Thanks so much, Pjaybird!

Becky
Becky
7 months 27 days ago

Jean, you look amazing. Almost everything you wrote felt so similar to my experiences with food. I’ve been primal since 2013 but I’m just now really learning to listen to my body. Thank you for your inspiration! And I love, love, love your bikini in the second photo. Can you share where you got it? I feel like having it would motivate me by reminding me of your success!

Jean
Jean
7 months 26 days ago

Thank you so much, Becky. And congrats on your Primal accomplishments as well! Learning to listen to your body is a huge, important step.

I’m pretty sure I bought my bikini from a company called Venus. I’m glad you like it and hope you can find it. (I bought it online a couple of months ago so it should still be available.)

Keep up the good work and have a happy, healthy 2017! 🙂

Joe
Joe
7 months 22 days ago

Jean,

Your story resonates so well with me. It could be pretty much the same story except I’m a guy. Thank you for your inspiration. You look awesome! I’m keeping your story handy as it gives me the motivation to reach a level you have. Congratulations!

Jean
Jean
7 months 22 days ago

Thank you for the nice words, Joe! I’m so glad my story inspires you and I sincerely hope it will help you reach your health goals. You can do it! Be sure to congratulate yourself for all the baby steps you take toward your goals because it might not happen all at once. And I hope 2017 brings you new levels of health and happiness!

Halkatla
Halkatla
7 months 18 days ago
Happy new year! And thanks for sharing! Your story really hit home with me, especially the self-hating, “living in your own head” part. At 31 Im now looking back on my 20’s feeling like I wasted them completely, shutting myself up inside and “solving” all my emotional problems with junk food, living in my own little bubble and not in the real world. Your story makes me want to make some changes, so that I dont end up spending my 30’s the same way… I’ve been on and off primal eating for a few years now, I can never seem… Read more »
Jean
Jean
7 months 18 days ago
Hi Halkatla, Thank you so much for writing. I understand your frustrations with not feeling like you’re making any progress with the Primal eating. I remember feeling that way too. In my first year or two, I would have one week on, and then maybe four months off, and then two weeks on and maybe three months off. It seemed like such slow going in the beginning! But no matter how short the “on” periods were, I did notice that I felt better. And the food that I was eating felt right. So I tried to focus on the tiny… Read more »
Jean
Jean
7 months 17 days ago

Halkatla, if you’d like, let me know your email address. I’ll email you and we can chat some more over email.

Jean
Jean
7 months 16 days ago
Hey Halkatla, One final thing: I’ve been feeling guilty that I gave you a typical day’s diet from my life right now – I should have given you one from a few months ago, which was pretty standard for the previous few years. At that point, I looked and felt great and was eating without measuring anything at all. It was only when I decided that I wanted to lose A FEW more pounds – the most stubborn ones – that I started measuring portions and even counting calories. I don’t know if you’re trying to lose weight or get… Read more »
Anita
Anita
7 months 15 days ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you for submitting this. As someone who is still on the sugar roller coaster, it is so encouraging to see that it is possible to give it up.
I’ve bookmarked your story to give me inspiration when things get a little challenging.
🙂

Jean
Jean
7 months 15 days ago

Thank you, Anita, for your kind words! Yes, if I can do it, anyone can do it, because I could not have been more addicted to sugar — emotionally and physically. I know you can do it too!!! I wish you a very happy, healthy 2017, and let me know if I can help. 🙂

Anita
Anita
7 months 11 days ago

Oh Jean, this is just awesome to read. I’m now 5 days off sugar. Felt like crap the first 3 and am still not feeling the best but I know it will pass.

I do have one question for you. How do you handle fruit? In past, for me, it would be a trigger that would lead to a sugar binge. I’m still wondering how I’m going to navigate the world of sugar and fruit. I know some people cut it out while others moderate. Would you mind sharing your experience?

Jean
Jean
7 months 10 days ago
Hi Anita, congrats on going 5 days without sugar!!!!! That’s fantastic!!! I know how hard that is. Regarding your question, I treat fruit with caution. Even though it’s natural, it’s still sugar so it still causes an insulin spike. I put about 1/4 cup each of frozen blueberries and raspberries in my smoothie for breakfast (along with Mark’s Primal Fuel and some frozen kale or spinach and some nettles tea instead of water), and that’s pretty much the only fruit I eat. (And I just throw these fruits into the smoothie for their antioxidants. I can’t really taste them because… Read more »
Bjarke
Bjarke
7 months 14 days ago

Top motivator! Thanks Jean. Have had the exact same experience and set backs, although not as many years under the belt.
You look great 🙂

Jean
Jean
7 months 13 days ago

Thanks, Bjarke! I hope 2017 is a great year for you. 🙂

Michelle
Michelle
7 months 11 hours ago
Wow, I am so impressed Jean. You look amazing and even better it’s obvious that you are feeling great! I have read many, many of the MDA success stories but yours spoke to me more than any other. I feel like we have the same story! I just wish I found Primal years ago like you… I’m doing well on it though but still have these last 5 pounds to lose. I swear they are all accumulated in my lower stomach. So frustrating! How did you finally manage to lose the last bit of belly fat and how long do… Read more »
Jean
Jean
7 months 5 hours ago
Thanks for your note, Michelle! And congrats on only being 5 pounds away from where you want to be! I totally know what you mean about being frustrated with those final pounds. They wouldn’t budge for me either until I actually started counting calories. Yep, to get the final 7 pounds off, I had to cut fat and calories. I didn’t want to do it because I prided myself on happily being primal without having to count calories. And if I weren’t vain, then everything would have been fine! But I really wanted to lose those final pounds and that… Read more »
Michelle
Michelle
6 months 30 days ago

Thanks Jean for your support and encouragement. Love this primal community!!!

Jean
Jean
6 months 30 days ago

My pleasure. Yes, it’s a wonderful community!

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