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    I guess my first post should be to introduce myself - but hope to get around to that later! Suffice to say, love the site, the book, and have lost around 9kg already (6 weeks), and gained other health benefits.

    The biggest demonstration for me of the power of paleo / primal, was not inches around my waist, but millimeters around my wedding ring finger. Sounds strange, but let me explain!

    I went from 95kg to 86kg over a 18 month period, trying to eat healthier and organic, smaller portion sizes, and avoiding processed stuff and 'sweet treats'. But i plateaued at 86kg. When i started PB, i went from 86kg to 77kg in 6 weeks, with no calorie counting (in fact i was eating like a horse).

    One day in work, I bent over to pick something up, and my wedding ring fell off my finger! In fact, i could almost move it up and down without touching the skin. Immediately I recalled that when i got married 7 years ago, i was less weight than today (about 75kg then). But the wedding band was always tight. In fact in hot weather it was uncomfortable!

    This was my Eureka Moment - there is definitely something to this primal malarkey!

    Clear demonstration that the pasta and breads and other stuff - despite me thinking they were healthy - were causing bloatedness and inflammation. After all, lots of diets and lifestyles can cause weight loss in terms of inches on the waist - but THIS was clear proof of deeper changes.

    Have any of you experienced something similar? i find it so bizarre that my fingers can have so drastically altered in 6 weeks...

    Or do you have a similar Eureka Moment?
    Last edited by ajwhite; 06-25-2012, 01:08 PM. Reason: spelling

  • #2
    Yes, my ring fell off twice before I switched to a cheap silver ring. Waiting out the next year, will resize it when I'm sure I'm done shrinking.
    Crohn's, doing SCD


    • #3
      My engagement ring is half a size smaller than my wedding band. It quite literally holds my wedding band on, since my wedding band can't be resized (tungsten carbide.)
      My eureka moment was damn near losing a pair of shoes walking up the stairs at work because my feet have shrunk (not exactly wonderful when you were a size 6 normal and went a size 5.5-6 narrow.)
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
      My Latest Journal


      • #4
        My wedding band slipped off my finger in October, after two months of being primal. Unfortunately, I had no idea when it slipped off, and I couldn't find it. Finally got a replacement wedding band in February.

        And...found the original band in March. (It had slipped off when I was cleaning in my son's bedroom. Found it when I did my quarterly What's Under This Pile Of Stuff? cleanup in his room.)

        So now I have two wedding rings!
        F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

        **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

        **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**


        • #5
          What also makes the ring come off is that you become hotter to the point that you can do better than your spouse, so you move on.


          • #6
            I know what you mean! My extremities seem to be much leaner than on previous diets and at a lower total body weight. I also have more veins showing on my arms and legs. Still have some of the fat, but it's on the typical tough spots. I think it has something to do with reduced inflammation and being lower carb (less bloating).
            SW on 10/1/11: 380lbs.
            CW 12/13/12: 315lbs. (Was under 300#, added some muscle :-) )
            GW: 10% B.F. 250lbs. - 275lbs. (6' 4" tall)


            • #7
              Crohn's, doing SCD


              • #8
                haha, sarcasm of course!


                • #9
                  i thought this was going to be about getting hit on by singles in bars because you are wearing a wedding band and considered "safe." lol.
                  As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                  Ernest Hemingway


                  • #10
                    haha, sarcasm of course! But with a grain of truth in some cases I am sure.


                    • #11
                      I've already resized my wedding ring down a band. And I think I need to do it again (I can fit a pen between the ring and my finger). But I want to wait a little bit more.
                      Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                      Griff's cholesterol primer
                      5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                      Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                      TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                      bloodorchid is always right


                      • #12
                        Haha, I just wrote in my journal that today, for the first time in many years, I'm actually wearing my wedding and engagement rings. They've been too tight to fit until now! It's not all about fat loss, either - I lose very slowly. It's been about losing the puffiness. I'm so damned happy today - and it's fun to write about it twice
                        Started Feb 18 2011

                        Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                        Journalling here


                        • #13
                          My ring was too big when I originally got it. I've been surprised it hasn't become even looser than when I first got it.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
                            What also makes the ring come off is that you become hotter to the point that you can do better than your spouse, so you move on.
                            unless you're both into it together ; )

                            but yes made me laugh!
                            Female, age 51, 5' 9"
                            SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

                            Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
                            2013 goals are to get fit and strong!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
                              What also makes the ring come off is that you become hotter to the point that you can do better than your spouse, so you move on.
                              Dude. Yes.