Primal Journal - Kahiba
I've been visiting MDA since July and thought it about time I put pen to paper, or in this case, fingers to the keyboard.
My weight loss journey started almost 40 years ago after the birth of my second son. I couldn't lose that pregnancy weight. The first attempts were with a Dr's prescription for dexamphetamines. They were in common usage back then. It wasn't successful of course, or it may have been in the short term but we all know the long term can be a different story. There were several attempts at WW, never quite getting to goal. Several other attempts at doing it by myself with calorie counting. Again only temporary fixes. Fast forward to Feb 2007. I joined an Australian online calorie counting and support group. Didn't actually do anything though for almost another year but by July 2008 I had reached my goal weight. I then seesawed up and down for a couple of years, during which time BP went up and I was on Crestor and then off it again because it affected my liver function. March 2010 reached goal weight again. Weight was ok for a few months but then I started gaining again. June 2011 I started to look for reasons why I kept doing this gain weight lose weight seesaw and July I found MDA. At last there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. This way of eating works so well and keeping my weight stable is almost effortless. Even Christmas wasnít a huge challenge. By contributing Primal foods to the dinner I had plenty of healthy food choices.
I think my story of weight loss and gain is fairly common amongst dieters. My goal now is to keep as fit as possible and I have been incorporating Markís fitness program into my life. My husband has been a rock through all the ups and down and has joined me totally. He is also seeing great benefits by cutting out grains and sugars. Arthritis in his hands was causing him quite a bit of pain and he had chronic indigestion. That has all gone now, he has lost 5kg which is all he needed to lose and he hasnít felt this good for years. We both try to spread the good word although we donít really need to as our friends and family can see for themselves the difference it has made.
Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan