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    Nourishing Traditions is awesome, all about the fermentation. Good luck.

    One thing that works really well for our kids is home-made beef jerky. "Meat chewing gum" is what our kids call it.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    @Pebbles67, @Louisa655, @Valmason01 - you really know how to make a girl smile. Thanks! I get like 99% of my willpower from the inspiring stories here, so I'm glad I can do my part!

    One other cool thing about getting healthier and getting compliments is - I think I've finally learned how to take a compliment! I used to be one of those people who would blow it off, because it would make me nervous or would completely contradict what I thought about myself. Now, I also can smile and just say, "Thank you!"

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    I haven't read all of the posts, but I feel like the original post describes me perfectly in the last 2 weeks. I am getting closer to my goal and am finding that my confidence is soaring. Just knowing that I have finally found balance, an answer to my energy and weight loss woes is very grounding. I have a sense of peace finally inside me that allows me to glow and feel good. A guy I recently met could not seem to get over how "hot" my body is and how I seemed to have it all together. While, I don't have all of the answers, I know that this lifestyle is perfect for me. He is very interested and wears vibrams already, so I am swooning

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    I wanted to add that the feeling of being beautiful or sexy just seems to grow the longer I live primally. I am much more confident now than I was when I started this thread even though I have had a bounce back in weight due to life issues. Technically, I am now only 15-20 lbs lighter than I was in Feb 2011.
    Since that time I have gotten back on the stage after a 22 year absence. I have done 3 musicals in a year and a half. I am grateful to the Primal way of life for giving me the guts to audition and the stamina to handle the rehearsals and performances.
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    Oh I do this! It has become a joke almost. My mother and sister laugh at me over it. I have finally gotten to the point where I say 'you know how i am, just humor me!'. At least in public I can say thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by merryish View Post
    @Pebbles67, @Louisa655, @Valmason01 - you really know how to make a girl smile. Thanks! I get like 99% of my willpower from the inspiring stories here, so I'm glad I can do my part!

    One other cool thing about getting healthier and getting compliments is - I think I've finally learned how to take a compliment! I used to be one of those people who would blow it off, because it would make me nervous or would completely contradict what I thought about myself. Now, I also can smile and just say, "Thank you!"
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    He is very interested and wears vibrams already, so I am swooning
    Woohoo! That is great. Does he have a twin in Florida?
    You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    Nourishing Traditions is awesome, all about the fermentation. Good luck.

    One thing that works really well for our kids is home-made beef jerky. "Meat chewing gum" is what our kids call it.
    Magicmerl, that sounds fantastic. Could you post the recipe ????

    Thanking you in anticipation
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    This was all fun to read, but I don't feel the same way. Somehow I was more confident when I was pushing 300 (more accurately, I was about 270 and growing when I finally stopped the SAD). I'm now roughly 165 (the number fluctuates depending on where I am in my cycle) and I feel like I'm 300 pounds. All my friends keep telling me I'm "soooooooooooo skinny" or "too skinny" or "so hot" or whatever, but I just don't see it--also, how can I be "too skinny" at 165 when I'm 5'8"? Are other people's perceptions off because the people around them are so horribly overweight?

    Anyway, I used to think men were flirting with me and that I was super attractive, but now--even though my husband constantly tells me how fantastic I look and how sexy I am and how easily I could land a woman--I fee like nobody even notices me. Though I was told that it's because I generally exert an energy that says "leave me alone or prepare to die" it's still not a good feeling to have lost so much, and to be so much smaller, but to feel so unattractive. Maybe when I'm "all the way skinny" I'll feel differently, but right now I feel like I'm a 300 pound ogre.
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    So sorry you are feeling that way. Do you at least feel healthier? That is just as important. Take it from someone who almost died at age 43 due to chronic inflammation.
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    I've felt better since the first day and am much improved. But even still, it's frustrating.

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