What a great thread!
I, too, just want to thank Seth. I am now 17 lbs down and am getting close to my pre-pregnancy weight. Along with Ann H, I no longer fear pregnancy weight gain and am very confident of getting my weight down to a sensible, healthy weight and, most importantly, being able to STAY there
But I have so much more to be thankful to Seth for. As well as the laughably easy weightloss, I have managed, through taking mega doses of omega 3 oils via the diet, to stop taking my anti-inflammatories altogether and have put my rheumatoid arthritis into complete remission. Now, without my arthritis wonder drug - Humira - this medicated remission wouldn't be possible, and I guess until I come off the Humira again to try and get pregnant I won't know just how much of this improvement is down to the oils in my diet and how much to the Humira. But I am sure that this last leap of my blood results into the remission range is due to the omega 3 as I never achieved these results on this drug alone in the past. So thank you Seth, for making me stick to this daily healthy regime of fish and hempseed oils that my body was clearly crying out for. Without this diet, I know I wouldn't have persevered and it wasn't until I had taken the oil for about 10 weeks that I saw this dramatic improvement in my health. The anti-inflammatories have given me a stomach ulcer, so coming off them is a big deal, and could even save my life.
And it's not just the arthritis that has improved. I took my blood pressure yesterday and it was 117/78 (low for me) and this was whilst I was chasing my baby around the floor. I have a history of borderline high blood pressure and since both my parents have had strokes, having blood pressure within a reasonable range is very important to me, psychologically as well as medically.
And then there's the smaller stuff, like the improved sleep, the brighter mood, the improved ability to concentrate (severely lacking immediately after giving birth :lol: ), the better skin (my keratosis pilaris - gooseflesh skin - continues to improve, and my eczema is all but gone), the improved libido and softer hair.
And finally, every single one of my blood test results (I get a full blood work-up every month) has improved and moved into the middle of the normal range, from white platelets, to haemoglobin to CRP.
OK, Seth, it's no wonder I'm grateful is it! You may be single-handedly repsonsible for the biggest health revolution the world has ever seen, if we can only get the word out!