Yay for the weight loss, Chris!!!
I hear you on unfair and baffling. When we first went primal, DH and mom dropped a ton of weight, and they were still eating tons of primal treats while I was pretty strict. I slowly lost a few pounds. I read the MDA success stories, and it seems likes it's so much easier for them. It seems like everyone else can still eat more fat than me (and dairy!) and do well. I don't know why I'm different. But, don't guess we can do much to change things. I try to give thanks that I've found primal eating - at least I'm not hungry (I would love a little more fat...and dairy, how I miss thee...but I'm not hungry). I'm also very healthy. I'm fairly confident that if I remain diligent, I'll be able (for once) to maintain a health weight.
I know it's not much of a consolation prize, but that's all I've got to offer Keep up the good work!!!