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    Today is my birthday, i am 47. I am on day five of paleo and it is going fabulously!

    Three years ago i lost 180 pounds. I was working toward getting a lap band, so i lost 116 on my own and should have kept going and called off the surgery, but i did have it. I do regret getting it, but i do not regret all of the hard work i put in, i literally worked my ass off. or what I learned from it and that it eventually lead me here.

    Time passed and i gained 2/3rds of it back, and was depressed, but not beaten.

    I read a book on sugar and its effects. Then four other books on sugar, but i could not get off of it. Then i learned about wheat and that changed everything.

    I have noticed a huge difference. Edema disappears, mood is better, cravings that i blamed myself for years are gone.

    It's early days but i am excited.

    I forgot to say that at this point i am doing a lot of walking. and my first goal is one week which will become a goal of one month after that.
    Last edited by Rainrunner; 02-18-2013, 09:57 AM.

  • #2
    Do you go running in the rain?

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    • #3
      Anyone who lives in Western Washington and Western Oregon doesn't let rain slow them down!

      You can do this!
      Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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      • #4
        I live on the Oregon coast, if i only went out when it wasnt raining i would be a hermit. I walk a lot in the rain.

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        • #5
          Where do you live on the coast? I am quite familiar with the Oregon Coast and am currently living on the Washington coast after living on the Oregon Coast for a few years.
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • #6
            I live near Astoria

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            • #7
              We moved up from Gearhart and regularly travel to Seaside to visit friends.

              Welcome!
              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • #8
                Hello! I too am a native Oregonian, but living a long way away right now, in NSW Australia. Congrats on figuring it out - sugar and wheat really are troublesome and lead to binging. Those two items sing such a siren song. Sounds like you are off to a great start!

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                • #9
                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    then you know all about rain, thanks for the support, it's appreciated

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                    • #11
                      Day six

                      I can't say it hasn't been interesting. I knew I was losing water so I weighed tonight and I am down ten pounds from last Thursday. No cravings other than habitual ones. Those I can deal with. My emotions have been a bit all over the place. I can move much better. No more restless legs.
                      I am trying to fill time with walking and my violin, keep busy, keep looking forward,
                      Last edited by Rainrunner; 02-20-2013, 08:23 AM.

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