Helping my daughter break free from Autism and begin speaking! Read her story at PaleoFreedom
My riding lawnmower broke down... instead of fixing it I bought a push mower (not self-propelled, actual PUSH) because exertion is fun for me now. I've learned to distrust the path of least resistance. Resistance makes us strong.
Having my 12 year old daughter eat gluten one weekend and realize that her intense lactose intolerance came back with a vengeance. Hearing her announce to her friends that going gluten free allowed her to finally eat ice cream was a very proud moment. (I had no idea that gluten could be a trigger of lactose intolerance but this is just an n=1 with no science to back myself up)
Realizing that my love of bread was dead and gone after going on a major bread binge a couple of weekends ago. The physical and mental issues that ensued just were no longer worth it.
The moment I realized that my kids discovered the value of self-experiments with food in order to solve mysterious ailments.
Knowing that I don't have to be 100% paleo to enjoy the rewards.
Learning what works for MY body and not following a rigid set of guidelines.
Being able to share it with my father, who in one year went from 5'10" 265lbs, eating fast food and drinking diet sodas everyday, to an in-progress 200lbs, hasn't had a soda in a year, and frequents the local gym and trails. Still workingg on it, but he's doing fantastic.
The biggest triumph is that my husband has stopped eating a pint of Hagen Daas twice a week and has taken a serious interest in his heart health. He has dropped 22 pounds in about 10 weeks. My own progress has been much more slow, but I am enjoying some better mental clarity.