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    Those weird little bonuses

    You know how it goes... you start PB because you want to lose weight/ gain weight/ get healthy - and after a while, you suddenly notice some weird little thing that's changed. Nothing you'd thought of changing, something you just thought was 'normal' or 'normal ageing' and part of life, until it suddenly isn't.

    Like for instance...

    • no more spots on my back
    • no more dandruff in my eyebrows
    • no more hurriedly putting down big saucepans when dishing up because of wrist pain
    • no more bellyache


    Any more?

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    I just noticed yesterday....the backs of my hands look at least 10 years younger. I was beginning to get granny-hands, but now they're young again. Amazing!
    Liz.

    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
    Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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    Now that you mention it...I used to get a terrible pain in my right wrist. I always chalked it up to having slept wrong. My right hand would pretty much be useless (not good when trying to put down food bowls for 18 dogs and having to hold a big stack of bowls in one arm and open crate doors/set bowls down with the other). Anyhoo...The last time my wrist started hurting was when I fell off the primal wagon for a bit.
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    That's how it goes, isn't it? It's a 'come to think of it'/ 'now you mention it' thing. You don't notice the absence of some regular ache/pain/minor nuisance; then you suddenly think of it and start trying to remember when you last experienced it. Ditto for intermittent pain under the ribcage, which I suppose might have been gallbladder.

    (By the way - my Grannie's final dog was an ex-racing greyhound called Meg. The gentlest, softest, least demanding dog I ever met, and perfect company for Grannie in her late 90s.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilary View Post
    That's how it goes, isn't it? It's a 'come to think of it'/ 'now you mention it' thing. You don't notice the absence of some regular ache/pain/minor nuisance; then you suddenly think of it and start trying to remember when you last experienced it. Ditto for intermittent pain under the ribcage, which I suppose might have been gallbladder.

    (By the way - my Grannie's final dog was an ex-racing greyhound called Meg. The gentlest, softest, least demanding dog I ever met, and perfect company for Grannie in her late 90s.)
    Yep...reading through this thread has given me a lot of "wow, yeah, me too!" moments!

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    --No more weird jaw pain.
    --No more tooth sensitivity to hot/cold.
    --And now that you mention it, the backs of my hands do look younger.
    If I don't live my dream, who will?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rozska View Post
    --No more tooth sensitivity to hot/cold.
    Wow...now that you mention it, me too. I wonder what would be the reason for that?
    Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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    - I dream now. And my dreams are vivid and interesting.
    - My knees no longer creak and crack when I get up from a squat.
    - When I get up from squatting for a longer period of time, I'm no longer light headed or dizzy.
    - No more headaches.
    - Air of smug superiority when I'm behind people buying a hundred dollars worth of grain and gluten products (j/k?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggles View Post
    Air of smug superiority when I'm behind people buying a hundred dollars worth of grain and gluten products (j/k?)
    *grin*
    i notice what people have in their carts now, i also notice how unhealthy they look, skinwise. pallor, dark eye circles. adults and kids :/

    - i feel better overall
    - i'm digesting food much more easily
    - i really like chicken skin and fatty parts on meat so that's a perk i love
    - that bumpy skin condition thing i've always had on my arms seems to be easing up

    and now that i think of it, after reading all of your replies, my knees aren't popping when i squat, my teeth aren't sensitive. wow, yay

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    *grin*
    - that bumpy skin condition thing i've always had on my arms seems to be easing up
    Me too! I had that too... now my upper arms are a LOT hairier... XD

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