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  • Hooray. I had given up hope before PB....

    This isn't a big deal to so many of you, but it is Super for me!!!
    I have lost 20 lbs. It took me 4 months, but I truly believed I was
    fat forever before Primal Blueprint. I had tried everything else!!
    My dr talked me out of Atkins about 15 years ago when I had had
    success with it. I had tried Phentermine, under a different Dr, and
    that had mild success, altho it was done at a time when my dad
    was dying and I did a lot of comfort eating.

    I will add that I am a 67 yr old lady who cannot exercise due to
    back & neck injuries in an auto accident 20 years ago. I can do
    some laps in the pool, but that affects the knee I have that needs
    replacing. I really felt damned if I do, and damned if I don't!!

    I can't remember how I found this website, but I am surely
    grateful. Embracing this 'woe' has changed our lives. Hubby eats
    whatever I put in front of him, but was snacking on high carb
    junk until 6 weeks ago. I had to encourage, and lead him gently
    to this WOE, as I did for our son. Son embraced it first and his
    rapid weightloss convinced Hubby. Son has lost over 40 lbs!!

    My son got himself and me Gary Taubes book, Why We Get Fat,
    at the beginning of June. When I finished it, couldn't believe Hubby
    started reading it...this man never reads anything except the Bible.
    He finished the whole book, and is committed to Primal/low carb.

    I spend loads of time on the forums to keep both my interest and
    tweaking of what we eat, but it is well worth it. If you've never lost
    hope before, this will be a cute anecdote, but if you have, you will
    know how this has changed my life.

    Thank all of you for sharing some intimate details and putting
    yourselves 'out there' with your successes, and failures. I am
    so grateful!!

    Nan Z

  • #2
    This is wonderful news, Nan! I also feel grateful. It's like there's a secret handshake club that's got all the secrets, and somehow we got admitted into the group.
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates


    • #3
      Glad to have you here, Nan. Your family is definitely on the right track.
      Live your life and love your life. It's the only one you get.


      • #4
        Happy to hear you found success


        • #5
          What a fantastic post! Congratulations on your own success and on leading your family to the proverbial water....nice to see they decided to drink
          Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )


          • #6
            What a fabulous Whole Family transformation. Welcome!


            • #7
              It's definitely a big deal! So happy for you AND your family! Very inspiring.
              Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

              - Robert Louis Stevenson


              • #8
                Great post, well done Nan Z
                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                Originally posted by tfarny
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least


                • #9
                  Thanks all. We still have 2 that have been led to the water, but turned away. Our 2 daughters. The older of the 2 is married to an Irish/Italian, and getting them to quit pasta is going to be a near impossible mission(especially since they live in NH and get cheeeeep lobster and put it in pasta. Dunno if I could give it up under those circumstances either!!!) Our baby(39) also loves, loves, loves her pasta and subscribes to the old FDA crap. She has told me flat out she isn't giving up pasta. Alrighty then!!
                  All we can do is be the example, and pray that she gets tired of exercising and eating pasta, and not getting to the svelte body she wants do desperately.
                  I know the younger dau is watching her brothers progress. That might do it for her!! It will be interesting to watch!!


                  • #10
                    Great story! I'll be watching for updates
                    Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!

                    Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
                    CW: 146.8 lbs
                    GW 140 lbs
                    A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals


                    • #11
                      Glad to read the awesome news Nanzi!
                      There are two wolves fighting within a man's heart, one is Love, the other is Hate. The one that wins is the one you feed.

                      My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton

                      The Primal Adventures of Griffin - Huzzah!