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What has been your proudest paleo moment?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

What has been the most dignifying, pride-igniting moment for you in relation to paleo? It could be ANYTHING: Was it mastering lacto-fermentation after a few failed attempts? Meeting a favorite PH-er in person? Going from 78/22 to 80/20? Getting your significant other to give paleo a try? Anything! Feel free to share (:

Now, I've only been technically 'paleo' for about a month, but my proudest moment so far is without question. It can be summed up thusly:

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4de8a3e4a53b3c1d204c2aeb48d93c54

(85)

on December 29, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Here is the site that I used for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie: http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/11/15/thanksgiving-recipes-and-everyday-paleo-pumpkin-pie-cooking-demo/

9ffe43c6c5990ed710c7c49b12d6ee7f

on December 25, 2011
at 05:58 AM

Thanks for posting this! Would that I had more upvotes to give...

6d06945c5244687be2f6a9ca731b9cc6

(405)

on December 25, 2011
at 12:05 AM

That's awesome! I'd be so proud of my mom if she did the same (:

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on December 23, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Nope. Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA, August 2011

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on December 23, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I don't really think I'm tempted much anymore. Just about anything like that makes me puke... That's a big enough deterant for me!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:36 AM

Holy cats, you make me feel positively fat and lazy.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:35 AM

I assume you didn't mean "NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2011)"

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:34 AM

And here I believe is the best example of how it should happen. People will ask and be interested if they notice a change in you.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:33 AM

Great to hear!!!

50e94d7b6b01e6cb87889c6541adc90c

(813)

on December 23, 2011
at 09:10 AM

Tea, I'm much more happy with the paleo community!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Hooray for nut crust pumpkin pie! Which recipe did you use? Care to share? ;)

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Wow, seriously?? Damn, that's some hardcore grain defensiveness on their part. It's a pity they shut their ears; they might have learned something that could help.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:35 AM

Me too -- going from a deep fat-phobia to wholeheartedly enjoying eggs, bacon, and butter without guilt was *epic*. :)

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Me too -- going from a deep fat-phobia to wholeheartedly enjoying eggs, bacon, and butter *without guilt* was *epic*. :)

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:16 AM

How wonderful that you have overcome binge eating! You've taken power into yourself that used to live outside of you. Hurrah!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:11 AM

I can't wait to see her tomorrow night -- she's lost since I saw her in August. It's been a thrill to watch her face re-emerge! Last time I was there she was showing me how her pants were sliding off. I do feel good about it - mom gave much to care for me in life, I'm grateful to give back. <3

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:10 AM

I realized I put the wrong weight -- that was my mom-in-law at 300 (wish I could get her on board! Diabetic too!). Still, 250 is high, and she's not anymore, which makes me cry for joy because I have been SO worried about her health! Thank you Nance. :))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Reading your answer made me feel good. You should feel good about the positive influence you've had on your mom--you gave her a terrific gift!

6d06945c5244687be2f6a9ca731b9cc6

(405)

on December 22, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Resisiting temptations is one thing, but not feeling tempted is something else entirely. I'm glad you've found something you can stick with! (:

6d06945c5244687be2f6a9ca731b9cc6

(405)

on December 22, 2011
at 08:57 PM

I can certainly relate! I came to paleo from a place of chronic low-fat low-cal dieting and man, is a fatty piece of meat cooked in butter satisfying.

50e94d7b6b01e6cb87889c6541adc90c

(813)

on December 22, 2011
at 02:10 PM

It's their loss, not mine! :-)

C796170f6af6f9b9afbf31f4550d1d84

(345)

on December 22, 2011
at 01:36 PM

I wish that I could give you more than one vote! That must have been such a life expanding moment. Like going through a wormhole to a place so distant that once you couldn't even have imagined that it existed.

C796170f6af6f9b9afbf31f4550d1d84

(345)

on December 22, 2011
at 01:33 PM

ha ha ha ha - that's funny. Sorry for your loss though. :p

Db4ad76f6f307a6f577e175710049172

(2297)

on December 22, 2011
at 12:39 PM

I would say "ugh" in this case is the sound, being that she's saying something like "bow howdy, Robb Wolf is freaking hot".

71e078b9000a360364fd039bae64dabf

(125)

on December 22, 2011
at 12:24 PM

why "ugh" in your tweet? I tried looking on urbandictionary but it didn't make things any clearer. (Genuine question - i'm an old man, i don't understand you young'uns anymore)

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 22, 2011
at 11:02 AM

Well I suppose it could have been worse, you could have nailed it to their door.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 22, 2011
at 09:49 AM

I see you also write your emoticons from right to left. I know only one other person who does that, a very rare trait indeed.

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Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:04 AM

My proudest Paleo moment was when my dad told me that he couldn't get over how wonderful and healthy I look now. We have a (very) tough relationship, and he doesn't praise lightly; to hear him say something kind and complimentary to me made my heart ka-thump with pride.

My tie-for-first proudest was getting my 60 yr old mom to go Paleo. She's lost 40 lbs since April, isn't sick all the time anymore, has much, much less body pain, and is HAPPY for the first time in years (SAD was causing depression). She was just about to take all her smaller clothes to goodwill and give up on ever being less than 250 lbs, but the switch changed her life -- and the clothes she was going to take to goodwill? They fit her for a while when she switched -- but now they're too BIG!

Now if only I can get my tough-nut dad to give up sugar...... :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Reading your answer made me feel good. You should feel good about the positive influence you've had on your mom--you gave her a terrific gift!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:11 AM

I can't wait to see her tomorrow night -- she's lost since I saw her in August. It's been a thrill to watch her face re-emerge! Last time I was there she was showing me how her pants were sliding off. I do feel good about it - mom gave much to care for me in life, I'm grateful to give back. <3

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:10 AM

I realized I put the wrong weight -- that was my mom-in-law at 300 (wish I could get her on board! Diabetic too!). Still, 250 is high, and she's not anymore, which makes me cry for joy because I have been SO worried about her health! Thank you Nance. :))

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:33 AM

Great to hear!!!

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 22, 2011
at 09:56 AM

This is going to sound stupid but I would say it was the first time I didn't trim a piece of meat and cooked it in butter and coconut oil, while standing over the stove eating an avocado.

I had been super low fat, majority vegetarian my entire life. The whole saturated fat thing was a complete revelation to me.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Me too -- going from a deep fat-phobia to wholeheartedly enjoying eggs, bacon, and butter *without guilt* was *epic*. :)

C796170f6af6f9b9afbf31f4550d1d84

(345)

on December 22, 2011
at 01:36 PM

I wish that I could give you more than one vote! That must have been such a life expanding moment. Like going through a wormhole to a place so distant that once you couldn't even have imagined that it existed.

6d06945c5244687be2f6a9ca731b9cc6

(405)

on December 22, 2011
at 08:57 PM

I can certainly relate! I came to paleo from a place of chronic low-fat low-cal dieting and man, is a fatty piece of meat cooked in butter satisfying.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:35 AM

Me too -- going from a deep fat-phobia to wholeheartedly enjoying eggs, bacon, and butter without guilt was *epic*. :)

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on December 22, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Haha! Mine is also Robb Wolf-related; I just about peed myself when he started following me on twitter.

4
A96720eb77be29f27f198654fecd8f3c

(824)

on December 23, 2011
at 04:16 AM

My best moment was seeing how shredded I got from eating Paleo![alt text][1]

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:36 AM

Holy cats, you make me feel positively fat and lazy.

9ffe43c6c5990ed710c7c49b12d6ee7f

on December 25, 2011
at 05:58 AM

Thanks for posting this! Would that I had more upvotes to give...

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50e94d7b6b01e6cb87889c6541adc90c

on December 22, 2011
at 10:30 AM

Proud or SAD ?

I have been excluded from the german facebook page of the "german multiple sclerosis society", because I posted a link for the book "Leben ohne Brot" = "Life Without Bread".

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 22, 2011
at 11:02 AM

Well I suppose it could have been worse, you could have nailed it to their door.

C796170f6af6f9b9afbf31f4550d1d84

(345)

on December 22, 2011
at 01:33 PM

ha ha ha ha - that's funny. Sorry for your loss though. :p

50e94d7b6b01e6cb87889c6541adc90c

(813)

on December 22, 2011
at 02:10 PM

It's their loss, not mine! :-)

50e94d7b6b01e6cb87889c6541adc90c

(813)

on December 23, 2011
at 09:10 AM

Tea, I'm much more happy with the paleo community!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Wow, seriously?? Damn, that's some hardcore grain defensiveness on their part. It's a pity they shut their ears; they might have learned something that could help.

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0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

(2240)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:56 AM

Getting my girlfriend to eat red meat again after 20+ years of her life without it. She's more picky about which grass-fed steaks and bacon to buy than I am now. Lovin' it.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 22, 2011
at 07:36 PM

So far, I think my proudest ancestral moment was after my first--accidental--day of fasting. I'd been IF-ing for a while, but I had several errands and then went somewhere with my grandson so all of a sudden I realized it was 7 pm. Eat or not eat? I wasn't hungry, really, so I chose to just skip food. The next morning, when I realized I was not weak/starving/tired and it was just a normal morning for me, I was amazed and yes, proud.

For a life-long binge eater that was practically a re-birth. Since then, I've casually skipped food a few more times. I declared "open eating season" in mid-November and never added a food or increased a portion until this week. After doing a few neolithic things this week, I'm actually LOOKING FORWARD to being more strict in January as if it's the holiday eating that requires willpower and discipline.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:16 AM

How wonderful that you have overcome binge eating! You've taken power into yourself that used to live outside of you. Hurrah!

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Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on December 22, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Seeing how goddamn sexy everyone was at AHS 2011, and looking just as sexy alongside everyone else.

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on December 23, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Nope. Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA, August 2011

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:35 AM

I assume you didn't mean "NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2011)"

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4de8a3e4a53b3c1d204c2aeb48d93c54

on December 22, 2011
at 07:11 PM

My moment was this past Thanksgiving. I prepared everything for dinner - and dessert - paleo. That included a paleo stuffing. Normally my stuffing is what makes this dinner. I got rave reviews from my family on this dinner including the stuffing and my nut crust pumpkin pie =) That was my first paleo holiday and I stuck to my goals 100%.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Hooray for nut crust pumpkin pie! Which recipe did you use? Care to share? ;)

4de8a3e4a53b3c1d204c2aeb48d93c54

(85)

on December 29, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Here is the site that I used for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie: http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/11/15/thanksgiving-recipes-and-everyday-paleo-pumpkin-pie-cooking-demo/

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on December 23, 2011
at 02:26 AM

When my wife asked me if she could take a look at that book that I'd read and been following. She simply noticed my improved energy, etc, and decided to give it a go. Neither of us have looked back or felt better since. I guess I'm proud that I was a living example that inspired my wife to get into it. I didn't preach anything to her or advise her to give it a try or anything. She saw good results and wanted to see for herself.

The book? Robb Wolf's.

what-has-been-your-proudest-paleo-moment?

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 10:34 AM

And here I believe is the best example of how it should happen. People will ask and be interested if they notice a change in you.

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778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

on December 22, 2011
at 12:06 PM

My proudest moment was pretty simple. My husband was enjoying some ice cream, which I turned down when he asked me if I wanted some. That was huge for me. I used to LOVE ice cream, so I felt like that was a big step. The diet all around has been a big step for me. I've tried counting calories and watching fat intake before but couldn't stick with it. I would always cheat. I rarely, if ever cheat on this diet, and I've been doing it for almost 6 months. That's a huge accomplishment for me too. Maybe that's my proudest moment. Well, I guess that was two... Sorry :)

6d06945c5244687be2f6a9ca731b9cc6

(405)

on December 22, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Resisiting temptations is one thing, but not feeling tempted is something else entirely. I'm glad you've found something you can stick with! (:

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on December 23, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I don't really think I'm tempted much anymore. Just about anything like that makes me puke... That's a big enough deterant for me!

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6cdc6b1e75690cfcc4804a6c9eaa910a

(2171)

on December 22, 2011
at 09:37 AM

Waking up this morning and wanting NOT to eat breakfast, because I wasn't hungry, didn't feel I needed to, didn't feel the need to have breakfast out of habit, and because I was still so satisfied with a fantastic liver, onions, cabbage w/bacon and asparagus dinner last night...

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Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on December 24, 2011
at 10:58 PM

Today my mom gave me a Christmas "Cookie/Candy" Plate and on it were various Nuts and dark Chocolate, she??s getting it :)

In addiction, she??s gonna try to cut out sweets, vegetable oil and grains the next few weeks and see if her joints in the hand and her sleeping pattern will improve. I??m so happy and I??m sure she??ll succeed. :)

6d06945c5244687be2f6a9ca731b9cc6

(405)

on December 25, 2011
at 12:05 AM

That's awesome! I'd be so proud of my mom if she did the same (:

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Cfa2637d1b6ec288d32379de06415792

on December 24, 2011
at 12:30 AM

Eating a huge amount of salmon and feeling the blood literally flush to my cheeks after 12 years as a vegetarian and feeling sure I am never looking back.

Being able to have just a taste of a treat (e.g. freshly baked bread at a french B&B for breakfast) and finding out I would rather have had something healthier instead, which I find way more tasty nowadays.

If only I could manage the amount of food I eat...I really admire those who do not binge anymore.

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