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5/3/14 12:13 P

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ArtemisTheGreek,
I agree with you that once you get into the habit/routine, it is no big deal. I make a batch almost once a week. I use it all week in cooking/braising/steaming, when I make rice, and frequently just drink a bowl either first thing in the morning before a morning walk, or if I am hungry at night after dinner. It seems to immediately stop any food cravings I have at night.

The biggest benefit I have experienced from the bone broth (besides preventing me from consuming huge calories at night) is the elimination of joint pain. I am 56 and I simply have no more joint pain.

Although liver is not one of my favorite meats, I really don't mind it once a week. I just make mine with lots of onions and tomato sauce. Seems to cover up the taste for me (and the tomato sauce helps with the extraction of iron). My Mom use to make it about once a month, and I remember telling my brother who use to gag on it, that he should just cut it up small and swallow it like pills, because it really was like medicine.

If people do not eat liver, they should remember to take the copper supplements recommended in the Perfect Health Diet. Remember liver is high in both iron and copper, but more so in copper. I found this on the National Institute of Health government web site:

"Iron and copper are essential nutrients, excesses or deficiencies of which cause impaired cellular functions and eventually cell death. The metabolic fates of copper and iron are intimately related. Systemic copper deficiency generates cellular iron deficiency, which in humans results in diminished work capacity, reduced intellectual capacity, diminished growth, alterations in bone mineralization, and diminished immune response."

So, if you can at all tolerate it--people eat your liver!!



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4/26/14 6:31 P

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Hi, Maya.

I admit I LOVE bone broth, and it is not remotely hard to make once you get into the routine. There are a bunch of online recipes, and the seafood and poultry ones are quicker to make than the beef ones -- but having a slow cooker sets you up really fast. Once you start doing it, it's easy and remains easy from batch to batch.

I will concur that liver is an acquired taste. I make chicken/poultry liver pate, using onions and a LOT of mustard. I am going to try this with beef liver, as the standard preps for beef liver don't do my tastebuds well either, but -- from healthy grass finished beef, I'm ready to try!

Yep, there I am, swimming through the desert sands. Might just be a mirage, after all. But this is life, and we learn best about it if we explore it, and take our chances. A life unexplored, after all, is one of the saddest things out there.


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Hello,

I am reading the book. 10% through it and already my head hurts from all the new knowledge! This book seems really good, but bone broth and eating liver will be a stretch for me…not sure I want to go there. :-) I have been mostly Paleo and have decided to eat more safe starches after reading this book.

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1/17/14 9:34 A

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Hello team I'm a 55 year old female and start the PHD jan. 1 st. I had not eaten red meat for 32 years so a major step for me. I'm really enjoying my new eating lifestyle, now looking for some weight ajustment emoticon

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CICI52 emoticon I loved reading your intro! Sounds like you are doing fantastic! emoticon

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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3/23/13 10:53 P

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Hi. Have been PHDing about three months. Am sleeping 8+ hours/night for the first time for as long as I can remember. Love homemade bonebroth, and have learned to enjoy weekly liver and my daily oyster. Feel like there is some good healing going on. Am just getting to the point of cutting back in order to start weight loss again. Glad to find a team of like minded people to support.

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3/19/13 8:45 A

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OH wow! It sounds like you are doing awesome! emoticon

Welcome!!

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3/18/13 9:59 P

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Hello Everyone. I'm 52 and have been off grains for almost 2 months. Thank you Melinda for inviting me to this team. I am excited that I am finding others around my age that are also eating this way.

I began this because I have Hashimoto's disease. I needed to go gluten free, plus follow an anti inflammatory diet. Well combining them was crazy, I found this and my doctor endorsed it 100%. I have lost about 10 pounds, but know that I would lose more if I didn't love those almonds so dang much!!! :)

I am looking forward to meeting you all and having some great discussions.

Hope you are all having a lovely night.
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You're welcome!! Glad to have you!!

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Thank you for the invite Melinda! I have done two Whole30's and my family and I remain 80/20 Paleo although further research leads me to say more Primal than Paleo in that I do OCCASIONALLY use a bit of greek yogurt or good quality cheese in dishes. Overall, the transition (post initial carb flu) was relatively painless and I have continued to be surprised when offering to cook rice or pasta rather than spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles or cauliflower "rice" and my teen chooses the later!

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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Thanks Melinda! emoticon

Following: Optimal Health blog by Neurosurgeon, Jack Kruse: www.jackkruse.com and The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sesson. Blog:
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Welcome!!

I could have written most of that myself!!!! So much I can relate to, sounds just like me!

So glad to have you on the team, and look forward to following your journey emoticon

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Hi! Thanks for the invite, Melinda. I can see I am in good company on this team. Congratulations to all of you for your hard work and losses. Tomorrow I will be 53 years old. I've been doing paleo for 3 weeks now. I've done Atkins in the past, so this isn't foreign to me. I've had great success thus far, losing 9.8 pounds of FAT in the first 3 weeks.

My focus is on gaining muscle and reducing fat, and going by the measuring tape around my belly rather than the weight on the scale. I've dropped one size in my jeans! I'm also sleeping much better. I'm energized after eating a big-a$$-breakfast. I'm never hungry. I'm rarely ever tired! I used to get sleepy in the afternoon at work and drowsy in the car on the way home. That never happens anymore. I'm also taking a very effective probiotic, and I have stayed healthy this cold/flu season even when my family and co-workers got sick.

When I first stumbled across Jack Kruse's blog, and subsequently Mark's Daily Apple, I really didn't care about the success stories about men, young men, or young women. "Show me women in their 50's who are losing on this diet!", and there they were! There were several inspiring success stories of 50-something women.

I'm doing the Leptin reset from jackkruse.com. He keeps referring back to MDA. For now I am eating less than 20 grams of carbs per day. I don't eat any grains or sugars (unless there's a scant amount of sugar in a salad dressing or the ketsup I use to make beef stroganoff), and I don't miss them! I'm all about meats, vegetables and eggs. I'm relishing the luxury of high fat meats, cheeses, and sauces. Last night I sauteed some scallops that were heavenly!

I love to cook, and I think that is key to my ultimate success in this lifestyle change, or any lifestyle change. If you're dependent on others doing something that you are unwilling or able to do for yourself, you will never take control of your daily food habits.

This is my "no excuses" campaign for ultimate health. I'm a busy business person, single parent, and I even find time for volunteering. If I can do this, anyone can.

The fact that I let myself go during times of extreme stress and hardship, is something I take responsibility for. Those were circumstances for which I make no excuse. When I make my mind up to do something, I do whatever it takes. I'm past all of that and ready to take on a healthy and strong future.

So, if I've found a like minded group of individuals, I'm happy to be in your ranks.

Following: Optimal Health blog by Neurosurgeon, Jack Kruse: www.jackkruse.com and The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sesson. Blog:
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1/29/13 2:21 P

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Hi all - I have been actually practising Paleo for the past couple of months and I am near goal weight but think this is so interesting for maintenance. I will be 57 in a couple of months and really don't want to be the weight I was when I was 20 as I notice most older women at the gym who go beyond a certain point look older for it (IMHO) so I'm thinking if I can stay in the 125 - 129 range I will be good. I'm more interested in being fit then being skinny. I do workout at the local Y 5 - 6 days a week and vary it up between cardio classes, working with PT, doing weights or circuits on my own, a bit of running and a bit of swimming. I haven't yet read the book (an unfortunately our local library does not have a copy of it) so I have been reading a bit on-line. Seems like this should be perfect.

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Hi Susan! I know exactly what you mean! We are very close in age, and PHD/paleo/primal came very easy because it was basically getting back to my roots. Lots of good whole foods, before fast food & processed foods. Getting back to the way we were raised.

So glad you are here!

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1/28/13 6:35 P

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Hi All

My name is Susan and I am 54 years old. I have been struggling with my weight since I had my kids, 30 years ago.
I having been reading the Perfect Health Diet book over the past month. I need to do lose about 50 lbs and have been trying lots of different diets. Some work a little while and then I lose interest in them and end up gaining any losses back. This book had lots of interesting information about foods and diet, lots of research backing it up. It makes a lot of sense to me. When I was a kid we ate lots of meat and potatoes and didn't have any weight problems.
Yesterday was my first day and I felt pretty good today. I started making bone broth yesterday in my slow cooker. I had a taste of it today and its really good.

Looking forward to sharing ideas with everyone.

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Welcome Y'all!! So glad to have you! emoticon

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I'm experimenting with "kinda primal." Mostly I'm cutting out most grain carbs and sugar. I'm not a purist when it comes to beans or whole grains, but no more than a few servings a week. We already avoid processed food. I'm big on whole foods, and we grow a lot of our vegetables.

I'm working on jump-starting my weight loss. I had lost 93, but gained about 40 back since August. Had some stressful times. I'm glad I didn't stop working out, but I'm exercising more regularly and now I'm working on getting my eating back on track. I thought maybe another approach might keep it interesting.

I'm not in a hurry now. I don't have a big event or date in mind. I just want to learn about sustaining my healthy eating, exercising, and weight loss.



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Hello my name is Faith I am 57 year's old as of January. I have 100lbs to lose. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you better. emoticon emoticon

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Hi Alicia!

This does sound right up your alley! I am so glad you have joined us and we can travel on this journey together!

Have a fantastic day!
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Hi, I'm Alicia
Thanks for the invite GOPINTOS. I think this will be a great fit for me.

From Texas, Howdy ya'll
53 yrs young, 100 lbs to loose, a full time working mother
I was diagnosed with T2 (and everything that goes with it) about 2 to 3 yrs ago. IF I could get my weight down, I probably could go off the meds.
Since then, I have been researching what I can do to improve my health and keep my BS down. The dietian, told me to cut back on either my bacon or egg and add a piece of whole wheat bread or oatmeal. SERIOUSLY?? That is what makes by BS go sky high, which is not good. I knew then "the professionals" knew nothing.
I have been doing Atkins, lost 20 lbs & came to halt, put some back on. Did hCG and lost 20 and put some back on. The wheels fell off of my wagon and fell back into some of my bad habits.
I came across Paleo a couple of years ago and figured that this was the right path, but didn't think I could do it. BUT now, I do believe it is the right path.
I don't exercise as of yet. Am on the "run" a lot, so I haven't had time and have some foot issues that make that difficult. I need to get my family on it, but that is a little harder.
I still use dairy, like, creme for my coffee, cheese, sour cream & cream cheese. I don't know if getting off that will help or not.
I need to find out what foods my body likes and doesn't. Having to test my blood, help quite a bit to understand what my body likes or dislikes. I have figured out a great deal, but still have a long road ahead of me. I like a "glass" of wine at night & sometimes a margarita here and there. (I really like to drink & party) Rodeo starts next month, which means "party time". JACK & COKE. Other than that, I have cut sugar out, no sodas or anything, but water or coffee.
I don't really snack/get hunger, until about 3:30 to 4:30. I will eat a few nuts.

MUCH to learn and need as much help as I can get.

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Welcome!!!

So great you and the hubster are both on board working together. That makes it so much easier. My DH will eat what I fix him at home, for the most part, but when away from home left to his own devices......... Well I must say he is starting to do better :)

Anyways, welcome!

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Always excited to check out a new diet pattern :)

Right now, hubby and I are pseduo-paleo -- basically, following the paleo plan but with no fruit or starchy vegs YET while we break sugar addictions. So far, doing fairly well with that! The cravings seem to be lessening over time, and I will be anxious to start adding back my local fruits in another month or so, and see how my body reacts :)

Looking forward to exploring more! :)



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Hi Ellen!

Welcome! I have been Primal (Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint) since about Mid-March. It was relatively easy, as we were raised that way. Good meats, all the veggies we wanted, etc. But in reading more, seemed like most were on the low carb end, higher fat. I could maintain at those levels, but I was not losing much anymore. Then I read this page. Well I had read it several times before, but it was not sinking in.

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The 2nd edition is great! It is like $13 for my computer kindle, which that program reader is free at Amazon. The forward was written by Mark Sisson himself, so I feel really good about it.

Anyways, welcome!!!! emoticon

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Hi! I am Ellen from NJ. I have been on spark almost 4 yrs and lost 27 lbs. I still have 27 to go and I hope it doesn't take 4 more years! I was excited to learn about this plan as I have been trying Paleo since the fall and finding it hard to stay with it. So I am hoping this plan will be easier for me. I have the exercise part down - I found a gym that I love and have gone several times a week consistently for 3 years. But I need to concentrate on my food intake. I am small in stature and my body doesn't require as much food as I think it does. So I am looking forward to learning more about PHD!

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So glad you are here! Sounds like you are way ahead of the game with cleaning up your diet! I sometimes get a little hungry around 3 or so also. I just have a light snack, something to hold me over. I try to have dinner around 6 or little after, and that usually does me for the rest of the day.

Tomorrow is a new day!! Can't wait to see your progress!
Welcome!

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Hi friends! I am in the middle of the revised edition of the book and although some of it is kinda boring and over my head I get the main points. I have been on and off low carb for the last few years and have been toying with going more paleo. I have several paleo books not and have been reading a lot on the internet. I try to eat cleanly anyway - hardly any processed food, organic whenever I can (based on availability and cost) so it makes sense. I just am an overeater - especially in the time between 4 PM and 7PM. I snack before dinner because I am hungry, then I'm not hungry for dinner but eat it anyway. What I have to do is stop snacking!

I do have a hard time wrapping my head around eating white rice and potatoes but will try to incorporate small amounts to see if I still lose.

I am coming off a December eating and drinking spree, so right now I am just trying to get my blood sugar back to normal levels and have the cravings stop. Tomorrow I am scheduled to begin a strict paleo challenge and will do the best I can.

I look forward to getting to know you!




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Welcome!

I feel the same way!! I like that it is based on all the science-y stuff, with all the foot notes if you are so inclined to sift through it, but I what I really love is that the book is written in terms that I can understand! I get it!

And like you, it rings true. It is the way we were raised back in the day, before fast food, before lots of processed foods, and GMO foods. I might be dating myself haha but for me it was easy transition, it was getting back to the way I grew up and the way I started to raise my own children before a crazy hectic life made fast food so darn easy. I was just proud of myself for getting them fed. emoticon

Anyways, welcome! Glad to have you here!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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Hello everyone!

I've recently purchased the Kindle edition of the new Perfect Health Diet edition and I'm very intrigued! Some of what they are saying rings true with my own yoyo weight loss experience. I really like that it's a model for eating to be HEALTHY first, which we then tweak to be able to lose excess pounds. Awesome!

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You're welcome! So glad to have you!! We're all here to help each other out and learn from each other!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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Thanks for the invite!
I'm new to all this and welcome a place to visit with others on this journey.
Blessings.

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Welcome Aboard!! WTG on eating primal. It was an easy transition for me, as that is the way we were raised, back in the day haha The moving part... I am not very structured, but working on it! PHD is very primal, just more based on the science end of it. It also encourages safe starches daily, fruits daily, if you don't have any medical reason not to. All the veggies you can eat and do not count it as carbs or calories. Adding some carbs back in, like fruits and potatoes, is what I was missing on a lower carb primal/paleo. Just feel soooooooo much better!

Again, welcome!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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Hello!
My name is Tracy, I am fulltime worker/mother/wife/house warden. LOL
I would like to loose about 50 pounds. My family started to follow the Primal Lifestyle back in august. I am interested in reading more about PHD.
Though I don't have trouble with what I eat... I have trouble with the motivation I need to get off my butt and get moving.

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Welcome!!

I know what you mean about the term "diet" as most think of it in terms of a temporary plan to lose weight, rather than the sum of food consumed or foods that are habitually eaten, like my horse's diet consists of grass and hay.

But like you, I think I have found a lifestyle that fits. Welcome to the team! emoticon

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”


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1/1/13 10:38 A

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Hi. I am primal/paleo/Weston A. Price friendly, and this sounds like in the right ballpark for me.

Prior to signing on here at SP, I lost around 35 pounds. And then I found myself in a plateau so that's why I'm on SP, to assist me in the last of it. I know I need to limit the dairy and the drinkies. Once I finish the cheese basket I was given over the holidays I will limit my dairy intake to the splash in my coffee, and the occasional goat or Stonyhill yogurt (for the probiotics).

I do wish he hadn't called this a "diet" but hey. I'll call it a food plan that I'm interested in exploring.


Yep, there I am, swimming through the desert sands. Might just be a mirage, after all. But this is life, and we learn best about it if we explore it, and take our chances. A life unexplored, after all, is one of the saddest things out there.


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Thanks. I'll check it out. Hope you both have a great weekend.

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12/29/12 5:59 P

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Welcome Aboard! So glad to have you. Make sure you check out the links page, as there is a link to a Weight loss protocol that you might like, which is a little bit different than the standard PHD protocol.

Again, very glad to have you on the team!
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12/29/12 5:02 P

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Hiya Vicki and welcome aboard...have fun and be blessed as you make positive changes and move towards better health!
Bren

Lord, please empty me of self will, and fill me with Your spirit.


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Hi,
I'm Vicki and I have 65 lbs to lose. Back in the 80's I lost 105 lbs and kept it off for over 18 years. It wasn't until I took on my husbands eating habits that I gained back all I'd lost plus more. So starting Jan. 1-2013 I'll be going back on a very low carb way of eating, to get back a more healthy body, and have a lot more energy.


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11/14/12 12:46 P

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Welcome aboard new ladies! may you all be blessed in your journey...thanks for joining us!
Bren

Lord, please empty me of self will, and fill me with Your spirit.


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Welcome



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Hi there everyone. My name is Terrie. I have been on Spark People since Jan. 2012. I have about 40 pounds to lose to be at my ideal weight. My diet has always been a struggle for me. I am working on it everyday. I just try to be better than I was the day before. I know I can do this...it is just a matter of time before it happens. Today has been a great day eating and exercise wise!

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11/10/12 3:51 P

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Welcome Y'all!! emoticon

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”


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Welcome to the team.



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You can call me Audra, Never heard of the book/diet/website (PHD).... and I have never been able to eat, exercise, live to the specifications of any printed diet... But here I am joining this friendly Count down to Christmas Challenge. My body is 70, my soul is 20-something, maybe 30-something (on a feeling old day) !! I am part hermit, in that I do not really mind being alone and where it is quiet most of the time. Well, that is enough for now.. Chat again later?

Audra NH-USA (EDT/EST)

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It is HARD WORK to learn NEW habits, especially healthy ones!


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11/8/12 7:57 A

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Good Sunshiny Morning! And welcome to the team!!! Glad to have y'all!!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”


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Welcome, Bren! I just joined the Christians walking in faith team. Am already deep into the Christmas Challenge and got hubby to take the challenge too~



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I'm Brenda (Bren) and a member at Girls of God team. I was inspired and encouraged after reading GOPINTOS page....and the invitation for the Christmas challenge!
I'm glad to be here...and wish you all blessings beyond counting. I want to end this year on a positive note!
Bren

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Lord, please empty me of self will, and fill me with Your spirit.


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I'm Amy, and I have a large amount of weight to lose and any added support is appreciated.
Thanks




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Hello! My name is Chris. So glad to have found this team. I could write a book on all the excuses for why not to exercise and how to cheat on a diet, but I have only cheated myself into obesity and I want to do the Charismas Challenge. I would like to set a goal of losing that 10 pounds again before Christmas! I know I can do it!

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Hi my names is Diane. I've heard about Paleo before and would like to learn more.

l Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep balance you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein


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11/6/12 2:49 P

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So glad you could join us!!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”


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So glad you joined the team!!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”


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I've Never heard of Paleo before but I will read the web site links you posted.
I'm actually excited to learn about this. emoticon

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Welcome Aboard! There is a lot of information available on the PHD website that will certainly help you to better understand why Paleo works! Nice to have you on the team!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”


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I've never heard of this book, but since I have been moving in the paleo direction and this sounds similar, I thought I would give it shot.

Robyn

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"It doesn't get easier, you get better."



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Welcome to the new Perfect Health Diet Team! Please take a moment and introduce yourself emoticon

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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