I started this because I couldn't eat (or not eat) without getting sick. Now I can:
*wake up in the morning!
*forget to take Advil for three weeks straight
*still think through work late in the day
*skip a meal
*watch others eat chocolate walnut cake without any need to have a bite
*AND I FOUND OUT TONIGHT I HAVE LOST 7 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I am hypothyroid and starvation was the only previous choice for weight loss)
I can totally ignore chocolate biscuits. They barely register even when passed around right under my nose.
[quote] now I can hear my pulse in my left ear when I lay down to sleep [/quote]
Me, too! WTF?
i used to wake up every morning and my arms would be "asleep' because i always sleep with them under my pillow. I still sleep this way but circulation is no longer affected.
Before a big date i can manscape much easier ;)
My fingers have dropped a full ring size (which cost 95 dollars to size my platinum ring down) i had 13.5 and now am 12.5. less sausagey
Sleep comes much easier.
I can reach my whole back to wash it, before i couldnt come close to touching my hands together and reaching the whole thing
58 pounds down.
[QUOTE=Millersoontobelite;1118134]i used to wake up every morning and my arms would be "asleep' because i always sleep with them under my pillow. I still sleep this way but circulation is no longer affected. [/QUOTE]
I used to do this too. A guy who does a combination of Oriental medicine and so-good-it-hurts massage told me that it's actually due to blood sugar. Someone with normal blood sugar will wake enough to move a bit. Someone with roller coaster blood sugar won't move because they don't wake up enough to. I definitely have more problems with it on days when I have too much sugar.
My awesome butt. It's seriously great.
I've never seen any kinds of results from either exercising or weight lifting before but between the primal way of eating and the fitness that goes along with it, it's very easy for me to build muscle and tone up now. Between the deadlifts and the biking, baby got back.
It is a good day when you realize that your biceps are bigger around than your neck, for the first time ever!, and then ... you are almost 50 and the strongest you have ever been!
The other day I had to quickly climb two flights of steps. After climbing them, suddenly realized that I have been skipping two steps between each step I climbed. May be natural for a kid, but at 49 years of age, made me smile a bit :)
How long did it take you guys to start noticing some of these great changes?
I'm on week two of paleo and my acne has started to go away. I used to wash my face twice a day and apply cream to problem areas, my neck and back would break out too. Now it's like I don't even have to try, I keep thinking it has to be some kind of of coincidence and I keep waiting for it to come back but it hasn't. Other than that I think it's too early to really see any changes, that's why I asked for a time frame.
Some things straight away - the lack of bloating after eating for example. Some things over a few weeks - weight loss and lower blood pressure for example. Even after several months you can start noticing some changes that have happened subtly without you really realising - like tonenails growing out stronger and whiter, face wrinkles feeling less deep, better sleep, softer skin . . .
Oh, and congratulations on the acne improvement. Way to go.