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  • 124 lbs lost, 50 to go!

    I'm new to the Primal Lifestyle and wanted to introduce myself!

    Over the last 5 years I've lost 124lbs through good old fashioned calorie restriction and LOTS of exercise. I started out at 315 (I'm 5' 7") I got down to a low of 167 within a few years. I was very focused on calories in calories out and not at all focused on the nutritional density of my diet. Along the way I also fell in love with triathlon. I've completed lots of races including 3 Ironmans over the past few years. I've gotten into a bad habit of training my way down to @ 170, racing and then "celebration eating" my way back up to @ 200. The next year I follow the same unhealthy pattern. I restrict calories and exercise for hours a day. I get back down to 170, race and then eat my way back up to @ 200. I've done this every year for the past 3 years. I've finally had enough! I'd like to get to a healthy weight and stay there!

    I found primal a month or so ago. I read Mark's book and it made a lot of sense to me. I've been following it pretty religiously for the past month and am down 10 lbs. I'm really hoping this is the "answer" for me. I want to get down to my ultimate goal weight of 140 and be fitter and stronger at 40 than I have ever been. I also want be free from the obsession with food I've had my whole life. I want to be able to just eat healthy food, not obsess about every morsel and maintain a healthy weight!

    I'm glad to have found this forum. Lots of great info here!


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    Welcome Heather! I hope Primal goes really well for you.
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      Congratulations on your amazing success so far!! One of my favorite things about primal eating is that I no longer think about food all the time. I think you'll love it
      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )