I just wanted to say thanks to y'all for keeping this thread going--I've been working my way though it and reading a few pages every day for inspiration in my first few "Primal" weeks.
Somebody said, way back in the thread, that they had been skeptical of all the stories but surprised themselves with their own incredible success. I really can't tell you all how much this thread is doing for me in terms of keeping me motivated to make every-day lifesaving decisions. I don't mean just in terms of food, but every element of the PB. Similar to that "97 benefits" post in the blog, I'm seeing my whole life with new eyes because of little things like proposing "play" dates playing frisbee with my husband in the park. Whether or not I ever lose a pound, I feel better and I'm happier than I ever have been. That alone is worth the price of admission.
Tiny triumph? My favorite pair of jeans were getting painfully tight. I can't say for sure whether I've actually shed anything, but I tried them on this morning and though they were a little snug, I didn't have any concerns about splitting any seams or anything. Maybe it's all in my mind... and I'm really trying hard not to get my hopes up, but no matter how my butt looks, I sure am happier and feel like I'll never have to look a pack of Tums in the eye again ;0)
Oh, and one other "triumph"--every CW attempt I made before at putting my health in order has very quickly paid into a horrific spiral of disordered eating. I just didn't feel well on low-fat, high-carb diets, and the more I tried to force myself into "good health" via vegan wisdom, etc, the worse I felt and the more I tortured myself for not being "good enough" to be fit and healthy eating huge volumes of whole grains, and the further and further I fell into anorexia and bulimia. It was a horrible, vicious cycle, and I would have killed myself if I'd put myself through it again. Here's the "triumph"--less than two weeks in to the PB and not only can I say that I haven't lost or restricted anything by cutting "neolithic" foods out of my diet, for the first time in my life, the way I feed and care for my body makes sense to me. It feels good, and right, and healthy, and I feel good, and right, and healthy. I feel calmer, and stronger, and sharper, too.
Thank you, all. From the bottom of my heart.
Last edited by mixie; 04-02-2011 at 12:17 PM.
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