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    Some people lose fast. Some people don't. I don't! Struggling with sugar addiction and binge eating, I have tweaked and searched and finally, after 5 months of trying to do the 8 weeks of the leptin reset, I am able to resist sugar. In fact, it's hardly "resisting;" the call is almost not there. All this primal eating; all this hormone restoration is working.

    I have gone through Halloween, an extended family vacation in the mountains, and two of my children's birthday parties, cooking and preparing and serving food all the way, including many sweet drinks, desserts, favorite cheesy foods, and more, and not indulged a bit. ANd not missed it. This is nigh on a miracle that I've been praying for for a decade.

    TBTG!
    5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
    Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
    Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
    ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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    • 5 weeks primal today, and comfortably back into my "skinny" jeans that I couldn't even pull over my hips since last fall. I've dropped at least one pant size, probably closer to two - from size 14 down to 10s and 12s.
      My True Primal Story

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      • Congratulations, MamaGrok! That is indeed impressive. I'm so glad the reset has been so successful for you! If I went through all of those events without any cheats, I'd be shouting it from the mountaintops.
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        • Here's my triumph. I did two 3-month long distance hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2008 and 2009. After both of these my feet were majorly screwed up. Two years later and I still would limp and hobble out of bed or after sitting down for a while. After a day hike, getting out of the car was torture. So much pain and hobbling.

          Pain's gone. Hiked 11 miles yesterday. Got out of the car and walked up the stairs without hobbling or pain. Got up in the middle of the night without pain or hobbling. Wonder what the magic ingredient is. Protein?
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • Got DH on the 'official' scales at the clinic where I work on Friday. We figure he started at over 360 lbs back at the beginning of July...he's now at 286! 85 pounds in 4.5 months puts him in the same whoo-hoo range as you, touchdowntodd! I can't help but be so proud.

            Now if I could just get past my own month-long plateau...
            Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
            Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
            Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


            "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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            • wow! good for him!!!!

              for your plateau try a leptin reset .. its what im going through right now and its pushing me past it ..
              started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

              my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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              • woah that is great! I wonder if it is possible for women to have weight loss success like that...85 pounds in 4.5 months!
                I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

                You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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                • Thanks for the congrats and advice, tdt... he's been such a good boy!

                  p.p.-7; I think a woman could lose that much...but I wouldn't want to be a 5'5" woman weighing over 350 to start out with!
                  (actually, I had a friend that had lap band surgery who was 5'8" and 335 to start -- she lost over 100 lbs in 3 months! Wouldn't wanna go through her pain, burping and loose skin issues +, though)
                  Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                  Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                  Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                  "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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                  • Made some lard today, and the cracklins were delicious!

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                    • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      Here's my triumph. I did two 3-month long distance hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2008 and 2009. After both of these my feet were majorly screwed up. Two years later and I still would limp and hobble out of bed or after sitting down for a while. After a day hike, getting out of the car was torture. So much pain and hobbling.

                      Pain's gone. Hiked 11 miles yesterday. Got out of the car and walked up the stairs without hobbling or pain. Got up in the middle of the night without pain or hobbling. Wonder what the magic ingredient is. Protein?
                      Lack of inflammation is my guess. Without grains and with a lower carb intake, you are getting fewer insulin spikes. Insulin spikes can screw around with the immune system and cause more reactionary inflammation than what your body needs to heal. Sure youll get SOME inflammation if youre injured, but itll be less and heal up a lot faster than it would otherwise.
                      "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                      My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

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                      • I'm not panicking any longer about hunger pangs. It's ok to have a rumbling stomach. I actually sleep more soundly if I go to bed a little hungry. So at dinner if I'm not hungry, I don't eat. Or I eat just a tiny portion.

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                        • These are some amazing stories.

                          I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in September 2010. I"ve had digestive issues since my teens (I'm 40) that consisted of IBS, constant gas/bloat, constipation, hiatal hernia, indigestion, lots of intestinal cramps and pain. I've had eczema, dental issues - my teeth have literally been falling apart. I've had sinus and ear issues through most of my 30s. So my goal started with eating healthy (My diet was BAD!) and that with exercise helped get rid of the pain - couldn't afford the meds and I really didnt want to rely on pills to help my FM and "to regulate my IBS". And that doctor told me to increase my whole grains and eat less red meat. Interesting...I wasn't eating a lot of red meat - and most of that was lean venison.
                          I wasn't overweight but heading in that direction - at one point I hit 140 but "starved" myself down to 130. Sugar is my addiction. My goal changed to losing 10lbs (130 to 120. I was a very chubby and unhealthy 130 and I'm 5'2"). I lost 9.6lbs in six months and hit my goal. BUT - with diabetes in the family I decided to start looking into low-carb options. I came across MDA at the end of April 2011 and all the confusion from past researching went away. A light bulb turned on above my head. SO MUCH LOGIC AND SENSE. I hit 110.6 4 months later. I am back up to 115 but only because my body wasn't happy at 110 and fought back (I wasn't eating enough and the sugar cravings kicked in full force). I've got them back in check an I'm happy. I was 136 at 14 years old and haven't been below 120 since so to be 115 - well I just can't complain about that - I now wear size 2/4 pants. I'm still battling the sugar monster but to finally feel NORMAL at 40? Damn the government and all of their "nutritional experts"!! - What I would give to have felt like this in my teens and twenties (and thirties!!)
                          Last edited by hpsnickers1; 11-24-2011, 07:18 AM.

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                          • Here's a new success: I went on an overnight backpack trip the other day in the snow. I had to posthole, but only up to my shins or knees, so not too bad. Thing is, anytime I've had to do that I just don't have the energy. This time I never felt tired. I was out in front, breaking the trail (well, following bear tracks so Mr. Bear actually broke much of the trail) and had what felt like limitless energy. When my boyfriend who was with me suggested we stop and have lunch it was like oh yeah, I suppose we could eat something. It was like I could totally manage without feeling hungry or tired from the effort and just go and go and go.

                            Another bonus: It seemed my food weighed less and tasted much better. It wasn't pure primal, but it was all calorie dense and heavier on the fat and protein than carbs. No more hiking on cookies and candy (aka energy bars) for me.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • Last night we went out for thanksgiving dinner (yeah I know, but we do home-thanksgivings a lot too but didn't have enough people to come around this year) and since it was a special occasion I wanted to order dessert, so ordered a chocolate mousse. It came as this little round cake, maybe three inches in diameter and two inches high. I was like sweet! But then I got tired of eating it after only eating about a third. I couldn't believe it, this huge mound of delicious tasty chocolate fluff in front of me and I was just...done. I actually felt embarrassed I had eaten so little, so I forced myself to eat more, then when that became too much of a hassle I offered it around the table. By the end there were still a good three bites or so left and I just didn't feel the need to eat them. The waitress was visibly surprised when she came to take it away.
                              "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                              My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

                              Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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                              • Awesome, Corvidae!

                                My triumph is making it through Halloween, Thanksgiving, vacation, two of my children's birthday parties, & a family reunion without falling off a cliff. I actually didn't eat anything for Thxgiving dinner at all. I had already had a big yummy bkfst of eggs & sausage, and was full, so the dry turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, etc. just didn't call me.

                                I was in shock, but so thrilled. Best of all, through all of this, I haven't felt deprived. At all. I'd been WAPF for four years, primal for 1.5, and still fighting sugar addiction daily until I started addressing this leptin issue, and I simply can't believe the change in me. No more fighting cravings all day. I just don't have them, or just have minor ones here and there and easily dismiss them. Crazy, crazy!
                                5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                                Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                                Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                                Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                                ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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