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  • Happy Anniversary To Me :)

    Hi everyone;

    Today I realized that this weekend is my 2 year anniversary of finding primal eating! It's hard to think back to how horrible I felt (and looked) then, but it's nice to recognize my progress. Here's a summary of the changes.

    1. Eliminated 4 of my 5 arthritis meds. I also went from badly disabled with severe rheumatoid arthritis to almost completely normal. Words can't describe quite how life changes when you are not in pain and swollen every minute of the day.

    2. Dramatically reduced gall bladder issues.

    3. Regrew most of my hair which had mostly fallen out and was incredibly thin and unhealthy.

    4. Lost 50 lbs.

    5. Dramatically reduced my crushing fatigue and need for sleep. This still can be variable, but still my worst day now is still better than my best day before.

    I am not big in to photos - but I thought I wanted to include a few photos to show my progress. They are terrible pictures, but they are all I have. I do have a couple of cute ones I like (where I think I look nice and trim ), but I can't get them for now. (Sorry for the smudged faces, but I am a bit shy.)

    I have more goals for the coming year. I would like to reduce my sugar intake which periodically creeps up and I want to try cycling into and out of ketosis to try to lose the last ten pounds. I also want to start some type of exercise plan to see if I can become fit. But overall, I would say that primal eating saved my life.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76406684@N06/7903906288/


    cob by msjammies, on Flickr
    Last edited by jammies; 08-31-2012, 08:18 PM.
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

    http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

  • #2
    Nice work, jammies!

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    • #3
      Congrats Jammies! I had my 4 year anniversary to Paleo in May. I don't think I jumped onto Primal until about a year or two after that. The change in diet helped me elmininate my seasonal allergies and IBS. I am glad you had great results as well. Keep it going!
      "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

      People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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      • #4
        Congrats! Good job on eliminating medication! Keep up the great success!!!! Very inspiring.

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        • #5
          Congratulations Jammies!
          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!

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          • #6
            OH awesome!!! That is all fantastic!!
            65lbs gone and counting!!

            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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            • #7
              Fantastic results. Congratulations!
              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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              • #8
                It's great to lose weight but to eliminate health problems, wow, that is awesome. Big pat on the back

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                • #9
                  Wow, that's amazing! The improvement in your health sounds fantastic.
                  “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                  Owly's Journal

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                  • #10
                    Congratulations!! Wonderful transformation.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Balance View Post
                      Congrats Jammies! I had my 4 year anniversary to Paleo in May. I don't think I jumped onto Primal until about a year or two after that. The change in diet helped me elmininate my seasonal allergies and IBS. I am glad you had great results as well. Keep it going!
                      4 years is fantastic. Congrats! I continue to slowly see improvements in my health eating this way. I also continue to try new tweaks - some great, others not so great. My recent foray into higher carb and rice has left me with 5-7 lbs of fat that I didn't have on lower carb but it's been painful giving those things up a second time. I also found that my energy is better if I keep pork to a minimum in my diet. That made me sad!!!! But I'll do anything to feel better.
                      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                      • #12
                        Jammies you look amazing and congratulations! I am almost 2 years primal and feel it has saved my life, too! You've been a great coach to me along the way... thank you!

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                        • #13
                          I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. Primal eating has pretty much eliminated my arthritis and so many other health issues. Like you, I was in too much pain to exercise. I started an exercise program called T-Tapp two months ago that I highly recommend as it is designed for people of all fitness levels. It is based on physical therapy principals and is very rehabilitative for knees, hips, etc. It also focuses on lymphatic circulation and hormone regulation. Plus you lose inches while building muscle. Check out her program at Welcome to T-Tapp . . . "The Wellness Workout That Works!".

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by healthy11 View Post
                            Jammies you look amazing and congratulations! I am almost 2 years primal and feel it has saved my life, too! You've been a great coach to me along the way... thank you!
                            Thanks so much!! I'm so glad you have had so much success as well. We'll have to have an annual update
                            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                            http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                            • #15
                              congratulations! you look great, and feeling better must be so wonderful!

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