I'm not really sure where this belongs so mods, move it as needed. I'm on a backyard meat rabbit group on Facebook, made up of what it sounds like, people who breed meat rabbits in their back yard. One of the members posted this today and I thought it was inspiring. "Yesterday I tried to take stock of where I was and where I'm now at and this was the results. In August 2013 I decided to attempt to only eat what I grew, raised, shot, scrounged or gathered. I also decided to begin exercising again. I'm now 58 and in the last 17 months I've lost 120 lbs. I now run, walk and bike 10 miles a day. Last year I ran two 26.2 mile marathons. My blood pressure is now down to 110/65 and my cholesterol is non-existent. My grocery bill is something like $10 a week. (My wife has not joined me in this yet). I live in an older development and I raise rabbits, hens, broilers and ducks on my 1/4 acre suburban lot in XXX, Pa. I have a large garden in my yard and I also plant two other plots. I have an aquaponics set-up in my basement that gives me salads, and tilapia, all winter long. I even raise limes and green tea down there. My regular diet is fresh, frozen or canned fruit for breakfast, a tossed salad for lunch and a soup made from rabbit or chicken for dinner. I gave up coffee during this and I drink mostly mint tea now. Even with the cold, frozen weather we've had I've still been able to get some fresh greens(kale, chard, spinach) out of my garden. I was also able to gather some huge rose hips, watercress and frozen crab apples this weekend while deer hunting. I checked my freezer and I have 35 rabbits, broilers, ducks and geese in it. I have about 80 lbs of fish, 2 deer and about half of a wild hog that I shot last summer. I also have more than enough frozen vegetables to get through to spring. I have 105 packets of frozen fruit and a large amount of mint frozen also. I looked downstairs and I have about 100 lbs of white potatoes, 50 lbs of sweet potatoes, 50 lbs of carrots, 11 pumpkins and squash and 105 jars of canned fruit, vegetables, pickles and kraut. In the coming year I hope to loose another 30 lbs and to run another 26.2 mile marathon in May. I would not consider myself a health nut by any stretch of the imagination nor would I have ever imagined the results that I had some 17 months ago but I have learned that what I grow and what I eat matters. I also wanted to thank everyone for there help and advice in this and especially Boyd for hosting this site. His input on raising hay in my yard and getting beyond pellets has helped a lot."