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Introductions / Re: Ryan The Lion's Health journey
« on: September 16, 2011, 05:14:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum Ryan.  Please do this for the health benefits, not just because you want to look like Brad Pitt...........................     

Introductions / Re: Hello from sunny England
« on: September 16, 2011, 05:11:21 AM »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Glad you have discovered Paleo and are enthused about it!

Introductions / Re: New Here
« on: September 16, 2011, 05:09:13 AM »
Welcome!  Also you can make your own paleo style of catsup, mayo, mustard, etc.  I too have an addiction to Dr. Pepper - but I have cut way way way back.  It's my only sin........and I don't indulge in it much anymore.

Miscellaneous / Re: Anyone else Poo-less?
« on: September 13, 2011, 04:07:00 PM »
How about trying to find soaproot?!  After al Ayla used it in The Clan of the Cave Bear.  It is a real plant.  Just finding it here in Montana may be a bit difficult!

Diet and nutrition / Re: bummed and in need of encouragement
« on: September 13, 2011, 08:51:19 AM »
I depend on my tape measure.  Not my scale.  I see much less fat on me than when I started in March.  My arms no longer have wings!  That is a really nice improvement.  I have a waistline back!  My clothing fits beautifully, and I'm going down about a size every two months, to me that is good progress.  I lost weight slowly as well in the beginning. 

It's funny I went to a popular sub shop while Doug was in the hospital recently, and ordered my sandwich.  When I was asked what kind of bread I asked them for no bread please.....the young man gave me a funny look, but complied.....and when I turned down the cheese, and all the other things we cannot have, he really looked perplexed!  But then he really freaked out when I asked him to cut my "sandwich" in half!  It was sooooooo funny to me, but he did comply and never asked any questions.  He even gave me extra meats and veggies to make up for the lack of bread. 

No, I intend to spread the word about "Paleo" and not be ashamed of my wonderful lifestyle.  I think it has added another 10 to 15 years to my life and I'm going to enjoy every bit of those years!  Pass the steak please!

Diet and nutrition / Re: im so hungry on the paleo diet
« on: September 12, 2011, 03:34:42 PM »
My most favorite yummy meal is a nice thick steak, 45 to 50% fat!  YUM!  And I even put a little ghee on top of it!  More Yum!!!!!    Every time we drive by the "slow elk" (black angus cattle) here in Montana I start salavating!  Of course I love the real elk too, but find it way too lean so have to add even more fat!    So you are doing it all wrong.  As they said above, dump the salad dressings, chocolate, etc,, and throw away the pancakes!  EAT FAT and you'll lose weight like crazy!

Sadly, I am learning to keep my mouth shut due to all the negative reactions (except among the medical people I know) about Paleo.  People actually think that we are not healthy people at all, that we're on a "fad" diet.  And quite frankly I'm tired of trying to explain Paleo foods to people I know.  They look at me like I'm crazy, so I give up talking to them about it, and just enjoy our secret lifestyle by myself, with my husband, and of course with you guys here!

The article was on MSNBC news in their health section.  I can't remember, probably the same date I posted.  I also did weight watcher's back in the 70's and dropped about 20 pounds which I needed to drop, but like you guys, once you stop it comes back.  I also hated taking those huge pills that they were handing out in the form of vitamins, etc., and the stopping on the way to work each morning to weigh in.   I still have all of my old books from that time, and Doug has his from before he met me even....... 

They didn't have the meals already made up then, so I have the recipe books too.

I couldn't believe my eyes!  They things they allow on Weight Watchers like pasta, potatoes, breads, and LEAN meats.  Don't they know yet that fat burns fat?

I was sickened by this diet once upon a time and actually gained weight!  This was back in the 70's!

Interviews / Re: What made you decide to try out Paleo Diet?
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:28:01 AM »
Hmmmmm good question.  Health problems of Doug my husband - overweight, no exercise, dying in front of my eyes.  And also my own problems.  Have been heavy since 93, especially after meeting my husband Doug.  We ate out almost every day.  And sometimes we each had two meals at the same "date."  We slowly gained weight, and by the time we moved here to Montana our weight had become "out of control."  We then tried all the diets, the Zone, Atkins, old diet books from the library, etc.  Nothing was working.  We liked Atkins, but we were both having intestinal problems with dairy and grains.  After my emergency gall bladder surgery a year or more ago (which probably was not even necessary), we decided to seriously find something that would work. 

Being a physical anthropologist in the old days, I started looking into Google and other search sites for better options.  And WHAM!  We found it.  It made sence to us, and we tried it for a few days.  Well what can I say!  We had our last sandwiches in March of this year.  And have really gone paleo.  Doug weighed in at 299 3/4 pounds in March, and is now down to 238 pounds, and is steadily dropping. His goal weight is 180.  As for myself,  I have lost a total of 37 pounds and am very happy about that, now getting into size 16 jeans from 22's and having the 16s  a bit loose.  I still have about 40 pounds to go.  Which I know I can do slowly and sanely.  I've learned to love our more natural foods, and I loved getting rid of everything that is not allowed on this diet, following Mr. Sisson and Mr. Wolf's guidelines.  I am not hungry, neither is Doug.  He loves his paleo food and has been touting it loudly at the VA hospital where he was recently operated on for intestinal problems.  We also have better moods. 

I feel much as I did back in 1964 when I was first married - I weighed 99 pounds on that day of days, and didn't weigh much more than that after my kids were born.  But come my 50's and stopping dancing, working out, etc., etc., and met Doug and we had "the good life" well I balooned up to 200 pounds.  Not good for one who is 5'2 with a small frame.  I looked like a weeble! 

Never again will I allow myself to be this heavy.  My goal is to get down to 130 pounds which looked great on me.  And I want to stay there.


Introductions / Re: Hey everyone, I'm new here.
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:09:55 AM »
 :D  Congratulations and more power to you AND your wife!


Vitamins and Supplements / Re: What Vitamins or supplements do you take?
« on: September 03, 2011, 05:34:42 PM »
I still take nothing!  I don't feel that I need those things.  I feel better without them. 

Diet and nutrition / Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« on: September 03, 2011, 05:32:20 PM »
Cereal?!  No wonder you are tired. It weighs you down!  Please stop eating cereal! 

Diet and nutrition / Re: im so hungry on the paleo diet
« on: September 03, 2011, 05:29:07 PM »
I don't understand how anyone could be hungry or "starving" on this diet.  With such variety, free cookbooks from Robb Wolff, tons of information, and the ability to be as creative as you like - I just don't understand.  My advise......EAT MORE!

LOL  Crazy old Cavewoman!

Diet and nutrition / Re: im so hungry on the paleo diet
« on: September 03, 2011, 05:26:14 PM »
I can only ask you this - What about FAT don't you understand?!  Fat burns fat.  Lean meat is deadly!  Ka Ka!  Go and get a good piece of nice fatty steak and just throw it on a hot cast iron griddle and cook it just between rare and medium rare and you have a piece of meat that is nutritious and gloriously tasty!  Throw in some other tasty Paleo type veggies and you have a meal!

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