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  • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
    Wow, that's a great success story, Paleobird. Thank you so much for sharing it. You look amazing! I'm so happy for you for beating cancer, too!
    Thanks, sb.

    Originally posted by Sihana
    I hope I look as good as you do after 5 years of eating this way. Great job!
    Well it's really only been about 2 1/2 years. It's been five since I got the cancer then sat around getting fat with all those operations for 2 1/2 years. I was just generic "low carb for all of 2009 then found Primal in 2010.

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    • robin~ wow! thanks for posting your story. congrats on a clean bill of health and you look amazing. well done!
      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

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      • Thanks, noodletoy.

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        • Originally posted by Sihana
          O-O Even better!
          You have done some amazing work too. I hope to see your story posted someday soon.

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          • Argh, I can't believe it but the past couple of days I have suddenly ballooned in weight. Especially my stomach. I haven't actually weighed myself but my clothes are tight and I can see it in the mirror and my waist measurement has increased a lot. How did this happen? I wore a freakin' bikini a week ago and now this? I wouldn't be caught dead in one today for fear that Greenpeace may try to push me out to sea. Paleobird, your story inspired me. I am going to eat tiny meals from now on and hope I can turn out a normal size instead of just barely on the edge of okay. Then maybe I will have some cushioning for those unexpected times when suddenly you wake up huge. I'll do this after my vacation. Well, I guess I will sort of do this during my vacation as I'm going backpacking, but my backpacking food is pretty calorie dense.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              Argh, I can't believe it but the past couple of days I have suddenly ballooned in weight. Especially my stomach. I haven't actually weighed myself but my clothes are tight and I can see it in the mirror and my waist measurement has increased a lot. How did this happen? I wore a freakin' bikini a week ago and now this? I wouldn't be caught dead in one today for fear that Greenpeace may try to push me out to sea. Paleobird, your story inspired me. I am going to eat tiny meals from now on and hope I can turn out a normal size instead of just barely on the edge of okay. Then maybe I will have some cushioning for those unexpected times when suddenly you wake up huge. I'll do this after my vacation. Well, I guess I will sort of do this during my vacation as I'm going backpacking, but my backpacking food is pretty calorie dense.
              Hey - I was driving home from Redmond, Or last week and drove past a sign that said "Pacific Crest Trail" .......... I thought of you! Enjoy your vacation and all the hiking!
              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
              2. Eat to heal
              3. Move to live
              4. Embrace today
              5. Live with intention
              6. Respect my body
              7. Cultivate joy
              8. Find my passion
              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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              • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                Argh, I can't believe it but the past couple of days I have suddenly ballooned in weight. Especially my stomach. I haven't actually weighed myself but my clothes are tight and I can see it in the mirror and my waist measurement has increased a lot. How did this happen? I wore a freakin' bikini a week ago and now this? I wouldn't be caught dead in one today for fear that Greenpeace may try to push me out to sea. Paleobird, your story inspired me. I am going to eat tiny meals from now on and hope I can turn out a normal size instead of just barely on the edge of okay. Then maybe I will have some cushioning for those unexpected times when suddenly you wake up huge. I'll do this after my vacation. Well, I guess I will sort of do this during my vacation as I'm going backpacking, but my backpacking food is pretty calorie dense.
                Who said I eat tiny meals? I eat huge meals, just not three times a day. Also, picking your protein can make a big difference in the size of the meal on your plate for the same # of calories. 500 calories of flanksteak is a big slab. 500 calories of fatty brisket is not.

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                • I didn't mean to say you ate tiny meals, but you did say you practiced portion control. That's what I meant. I am not going to play with macros instead I'm going to play with portion size. And start small.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    Hey - I was driving home from Redmond, Or last week and drove past a sign that said "Pacific Crest Trail" .......... I thought of you! Enjoy your vacation and all the hiking!
                    Wherever you saw the sign, I had to run across that road. If it was McKenzie Pass, it was a million degrees the day I walked across that road. If it was Santiam Pass, there's a cooler on the south side of the road that's full of candy bars and soda probably right this minute as we speak.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      Wherever you saw the sign, I had to run across that road. If it was McKenzie Pass, it was a million degrees the day I walked across that road. If it was Santiam Pass, there's a cooler on the south side of the road that's full of candy bars and soda probably right this minute as we speak.
                      It was Santiam Pass. I was driving home on July 6th and saw the sign...... Is that where you will hiking on your vacation? You'll be about 80 miles from me. Enjoy - and be safe!
                      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                      2. Eat to heal
                      3. Move to live
                      4. Embrace today
                      5. Live with intention
                      6. Respect my body
                      7. Cultivate joy
                      8. Find my passion
                      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                      • I'm hiking in Wyoming. Gonna drive there. I'm more nervous about the idea of driving that far away in my old pick-up truck across the desert with no air conditioning than I am about grizzly bears.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • Hello, I want to introduce myself. I'm 33 years old, childless with PCOS and Multiple Sclerosis. I'm new to MDA, but not that new to being gluten free (since 2005) and grain free for the most part. I was dabbling in Paleo years before I knew it had a name, but I have a difficult time staying on track.

                          Though I lost my ability to play tennis, I power lift at the gym several times a week. I also hike when I'm able to.

                          I'm playing around with the last 10 lbs and would like to tighten up so that I can lose it by the end of summer.

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                          • so it's been 5 weeks since i had the mirena iud removed. first few days and WHOOSH, i lost 5 or so pounds and i felt great. after about a week or so, my uterus started to swell and cramp and be angry again. it's crampy and swollen all the damn time and my weight blipped back up. not all the way, but still.

                            BUT, my moods are stable and happy, like the old noodle.

                            i have felt motivated and more focused and getting more things done in a day than i had in many months of hormonally-induced blackness and despair.

                            i keep waiting for my period to begin but that hasn't happened yet, even though i did get it right after the iud got yanked.

                            my abdomen is slightly less swollen the last couple days, than say, a week ago.

                            10 days ago, i gave up alcohol, hoping that might help tip the scale. it's really my only indulgence and calories have dropped accordingly. i am down about a pound (?) from last week, but really seems like it should be more.

                            le sigh.

                            just bumping the thread so i can whine a bit, i guess.



                            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

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                            • Introducing the new and improved primal me

                              Hello fellow she-groks, or grokettes as I saw in the men's rant thread. I have been lurking around the past few days reading this entire thread, laughing out loud and gasping with shock at times. I am glad there is a place for us women to post our stories and share support so I'll dive in with my story. I apologize if it's a bit long.

                              To start I am 37, I have three sons ages 15, 14, and 11. I've been with my hubby since 1995, we married in 1997 after having baby no 1 and baby no 2 was on his way. My pre-primal weight was 223 taken in June at the beginning of a 15 day cleanse. The cleanse diet was very primal, lean meats, fruit and veg, no wheat, pasta or crap like that. During that cleanse I lost 6 lbs and felt great! My blood sugar had been very level and my stomach hardly bugged me at all during the cleanse and I was encouraged to continue eating as I had but I didn't know what I was doing. I picked up a copy of "Wheat Belly" and I haven't looked back. I have been hypoglycaemic since my teens and most of my weight problems stem from that. After reading the book I realized that it was eliminating the "healthy whole grains" from my diet that caused my blood sugars to balance out. I heard about the paleo diet from a colleague and decided to do some research and thus I stumbled upon this site.

                              The most surprising thing about my journey so far is my hubby. He accepted my choice to cut out the grains and he decided to do the same! We went camping for a week with our three sons and my two nieces, we packed good food for us all and only a little crap food for them and anytime I gave in to the temptation I felt gross immediately and that has helped me to stick to my guns.

                              When we got back from our trip I decided I needed a bit more guidance and I found a wonderful cookbook, "The Food Lovers Make it Paleo". The recipes are easy to follow, and substitute if necessary, I have enjoyed everything I've made and I am now coming up with my own recipes. The boys love everything we are eating now and there is no more crap food in our house. Shopping is done with great care and it does cost a bit more but the way I feel is absolutely worth it. It helps that this year I have expanded my edible container gardening to include lots of greens like chard and kale, yellow zucchini, tomatoes, peas and peppers and lots of herbs.

                              So I have been eating primal more or less for over a month now, I have seen my pants getting bigger and the numbers on the scale are dropping as well. I weighed in this morning at 207 lbs! That's 16 lbs in about a month! Soon I will have to buy new pants and I am so looking forward to it but for now I will continue to enjoy eating the way I am and feeling good about myself. I figure I'm about 95:5 right now as I haven't completely given up dairy, coffee, chocolate or alcohol. I am trying various gluten-free beers and I've always liked dark chocolate. We make our own wine so I'm leaving it on the menu since I use it mostly for cooking and enjoying a glass now and then. My hubby works out of town so a girls gotta have some way to kick back when her man's not home

                              As far as exercise goes I am a big fan of walking. Before beginning this journey (possibly the spark?) I joined a walking clinic and despite the aches and pains and injuries (I'm apparently fragile) I am determined to move slowly for long distances. I like the rest of the BP fitness as well and can't wait to add it in but first we've got to get me healed from my latest injury. A numb leg for 3 weeks is not fun!

                              So that's my story in a nutshell. I look forward to continuing this journey and picking up as many pearls of wisdom as you gals care to drop my way.

                              Colleen
                              I'm a 39 y/o mother of 3 sons ages 12, 14, and 15
                              HT: 5'7"
                              SW: 223 June 2012
                              CW: 191.4 April 21 2013
                              TWL2D: 32 lbs

                              Primal Goals: to feel healthier, fitter, and sexier than ever before

                              Favourite primal resources: The Food Lovers Make it Paleo cookbook, Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, The Food Lovers Kitchen, Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary and of course Mark's Daily Apple!

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                              • Primal Me - welcome to the girls thread. Yes it seems we have a few guys who think we don't need our own place to talk about lady things............ whatever. By the response I think this is a pretty popular place to hang out.

                                Looks like you're making great strides and seeing some real progress! Great job!
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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