CM, doctors have saved my life too (nasty ectopic pregnancy), and solved other problems (ovarian cyst, cancer of the thyroid, as well as some smaller ones). What they are good at, they are very good at. If it can be solved on an operating table, they are fantastic. And the occasional thing can be effectively addressed with drugs. I avoid them when I can, but you can bet I reach for Advil when I have a migraine, for example. But on the whole, I prefer getting to the root of things. It's like digging up dandelions. Sure, you can pull the leaves off, but they will come back. You've got to go deeper and get the root to end the problem.
Tomi, I have no choice but to be patient. I can't really cut back too far in my food; I just don't have enough strength for it. And I can't increase my activity too much either. Slow and steady is the only option for me. Fortunately, it's also the one with the best track record. I do aim for faster, but I settle for something less because at least it is progress. And whether or not I reach my goal weight, every pound I lose - and keep off! - is a victory and an investment in my health.
And it certainly doesn't hurt to have hubby telling me how good I looked that day, and that he found himself staring at me all the time... He's always been pretty good at making me feel beautiful, but his enthusiasm has gone up a few notches in that department. LOL!
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford