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I'm a very short person...5'0"(if I lie a little). I was overweight and suffered from daily migraines (and all the medication that went with them) and just wasn't happy in my skin. I'm was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I took medication daily for migraines and also took medication to deal with the side effects too.

I found Spark and tried the plan but still just couldn't lose the weight until I resorted to a drastic low calorie diet. That low calorie, restrictive diet was the best thing I ever did. It was like being given a second chance. I got my weight under control and learned a lot about myself and my body.

At the age of 37, I actually weight less now than I did when I graduated high school (20 years ago)! I renewed my driver's license last year and it was a milestone; I didn't have to lie about my weight!

Going into the first phase 3, I discovered that my migraines are due to an allergy to MSG (and all of the names that it falls under). I feel amazing now. I'm happy to eat clean for the rest of my life as long as I continue to be free of migraines. Truely, it was an eye opening experience to see what exactly triggers them. Never in a million years would have thought they were triggered by food! Of course it took some luck and some drastic steps to find out.

After being a vegetarian for 22 y ears, I'm now 100% Primal! I've never enjoyed my food so much. I love that I can eat...I mean I can really eat! To think all of these years I could have been eating REAL food and not suffered at all. Life lessons, that's what it is all about.

Happy, Healthy, and SKINNY!

UPDATE: it has been over 2 years since I finished with my (very low calorie) diet and I've stabilzed beautifully. To all those naysayers who say you can't keep it off after using a very low calorie diet...WRONG!!!

Member Since: 12/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 90

My Goals:
Keep the weight off, FOREVER!!!

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Originally lost via an low cal, low fat, no carb diet but now live a CLEAN, healthy life following a Primal diet.

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New Orleans, LA

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    Restarting my commitment to the Primal diet. Got off the wagon for a few weeks. Even started drinking diet coke in a big way. So now I need to start reducing that and drinking more water but I should be good with my food.

    2734 days ago
    I've been following the Paleo diet since the beginning of March, and now my facorite website is marksdailyapple. :) Started primal fitness this week too. I've lost 23 lbs and I'm loving my new lifestyle. Your story is an inspiration. ;)
    2766 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm not that into cheese, milk and other dairy (except for ice cream!! LOL!!!) so I was totally okay with giving it up. I have really enjoyed the paleo eating so far!
    2793 days ago
    I am starting week #5 and really love this diet. I don't feel deprived at all. Plus my clothes are getting loose. Not much weight loss and the inches are coming off slowly but they are coming off!
    I heard on the radio that it is better to heal your body and then lose weigth than to think losing weight will heal your body and that is what this lifestyle does for us. It heals us first.

    Grok On!


    2796 days ago
    Thanks for your comment. That soft-serve ice-cream treat sounds great. I may give it a try. emoticon
    2800 days ago
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