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7/21/12 10:19 A

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Welcome LeighWoman! You will find a lot of support here. I love to bake bread so I can relate to your love of that. I think it's more the memories associated with it than the actual bread. You can make great memories with good Paleo meals too! I am so happy you are attacking that sugar monster now with your kids so little. I wish I had made a change when mine were young. As for recipes, try www.theclothesmakethegirl or There are a TON of great websites out there. Best wishes! Carolyn

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7/21/12 9:42 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Leigh.

I have had a lot of success losing weight in the past with SP not having to give up anything, but obviously not a whole lot of success KEEPING it off. When I lost all of my weight before, I got pregnant and went out of control with eating. After having Max 2 years ago, I've been working my butt off to no avail. I started training for my first triathlon this summer, thinking that the crazy amount of exercise I'm doing would help, but nothing budged. I finally went to a naturopath last week and she suspects that I'm hypoglycemic, which means my body overproduces insulin so I never get to burn fat cause I'm ALWAYS burning sugar.

So now I'm starting the paleo diet - or a slight naturopath recommended modification of the paleo diet. I've been on it since Wednesday and so far I really like it. I haven't had any cravings, I haven't felt overly hungry. I'm feeling very strong, but I know that there will be times I will need some extra support. Carbs have always been a very large part of my life - being Italian I was raised on bread and pasta. I'm sure at some point that emotional connection will hit, and I'm confident that I'll be able to overcome it.

I'm always looking for new recipes. I love to cook and I'm able to see this way of life as a challenge when finding new recipes. I'm planning on getting pregnant again and I'd like to stick with this diet through my pregnancy.

Also, I'm not tracking my food on SP anymore because the naturopath told me to stop focusing so much on that and start listening to my body. So having a strong team and community will keep me active on SP even when I'm not tracking.

Edited by: LEIGHWOMAN at: 7/21/2012 (09:47)
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