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  • #31
    Hi Congrats on the weight loss.. And that Pumpkin soup looks Yummyyy!!!
    "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

    Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
    Currant: 136 lbs
    Goal: 125 lbs
    11 more lbs to go


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    • #32
      @MCW Thanks! When I started I was at 272, I'm currently at 216 and have dropped 8 pant sizes. Here's to working harder though and taking it to the next level
      -mikewootini
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      While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by mikewootini View Post
        @MCW Thanks! When I started I was at 272, I'm currently at 216 and have dropped 8 pant sizes. Here's to working harder though and taking it to the next level
        WOW.. Amazing work! Cheers to the next level!!! I think I shall join you on that one.. the remaining 21 lbs need to go ..
        "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." Nora Roberts

        Start December 20th 2010: 177 lbs
        Currant: 136 lbs
        Goal: 125 lbs
        11 more lbs to go


        Follow My Journey :-)

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        • #34
          It's now 1 year since I've followed the primal blueprint. While I've had great success, things sorta stalled out around February. Body just stabilized and stubbornly my body will not budge. It's holding back, afraid! It's like there are some ancient fat pockets that stubbornly refuse to move. I think this may have something to do with the overall mental stress I've been dealing with regarding possibly moving, my business, and caring for my sick family. Acknowledging this I hope will help push past it.

          Ok.. so basically what I think I need to do is make a real cardio workout push for the next 30 days, working out 6 days a week for just 30 days to shock the system so to speak. I'm under 50 carbs a day all from vegetables and calorie counts around 1500. Intermittent fasting 4-12 hours every other day and one big 24 hour fast followed by a whole fish or something. Last week I ran a total of 9 miles, this week - I plan on doing 2 5ks, and a day of sprints, off days workouts, for fun - throwing the football around. Time to push to the next level!

          I picked up the new Merrel Vibram crossover shoes.. They are great for kicking around - not sure if I would run in them yet. I'll stick to the bikila's for that.
          -mikewootini
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          While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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          • #35
            Been using a strict regiment of Lean Gains intermittent fasting and using a supplement called 'Yohimbe' (plan on only using it 2 weeks) to jump start things.

            Results so far: cut 10 lbs of stubborn fat, quicker recovery, more alert, somewhat better short term memory?

            I know, correlation doesn't equal causation - but the jump start has been great. I oddly haven't been very hungry either. We'll see how the rest goes - I know there is a 6 pack under there somewhere!
            -mikewootini
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            While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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            • #36
              I'm now currently in Los Angeles, not sure 100% what direction I'm going. I'll be travelling back and forth to NC and STL. Currently my stress level is higher, but I've been doing ok with sleeping and maintenance. Hoping to find some outlets here in LA, which shouldn't be so hard.
              -mikewootini
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              While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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              • #37
                It's been ages since I posted. I've been pretty stuck lately so I'm going to attempt a run of something call "The Blue Print" by Rob Reggish. We'll see how it goes. Basically been maintaining for the past 6 months. Perhaps I should go home and do a cold ocean plunge to get my blood going.
                -mikewootini
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                While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                • #38
                  In an effort to address optimizing my sleep - I picked up something called a ZEO. It's pretty interesting and I just started collecting data last nite. I'll post something more once I have maybe a week's worth of data - but here is a link to the site if you want to check out something that monitors your sleep - Welcome to Zeo Sleep Manager | Zeo Sleep Manager
                  -mikewootini
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                  While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                  • #39
                    It's been 2 years since I've used Shampoo.. woohoo!
                    -mikewootini
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                    While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                    • #40
                      It's been over 2 years since I've been primal. Still battling fatigue - i had my adrenals checked. Adrenals in the toilet, estrogen way up, Testosterone way down. I'd say I'm not even primal anymore but primarily paleo. Dairy is mostly cut out. Oils and nuts reduced. I do all the exercising as prescribed, even working with a trainer. My sleep is decent according to myzeo. I just don't get it. I'm either missing something or there is more to it than that.
                      -mikewootini
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                      While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                      • #41
                        Started a new regime - doing a whole 30, IF, bullet coffee, and dumped dairy. Changed workout around as well.

                        Going to the Lake Tahoe Primal Con. wee!
                        -mikewootini
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                        While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                        • #42
                          New training regiment has me down 10lbs in one week. Cutting out the dairy has been tremendous help. Will check in later to post new numbers.

                          Good news: mobility is much better.

                          I've backed off over the year to posting on the forum. I'm not sure why there are so many more trolls and crazed folks talking about completely idiotic things like "Is it ok to hit your child?" I'm frankly surprised these sorts of things are even allowed here. This isn't supposed to be a place that divides and is divisive, it's supposed to be helpful. Then you get these tea bagging idiots talking about freedom and other nonsense and half of it flys in the face to why they are here in the first place. Getting healthier... being a better person. Why people argue about having the right to hit their kids or let corporations do what they want is beyond me. This is how we got in this mess to begin with...
                          -mikewootini
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                          While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                          • #43
                            Had to add more carbs (sweet potatoes) as I'm just gasses halfway through the last 2 workouts. May consider doubling down on fat via coconut oil or something. I'm about proteined out these days. (yes it is possible to do this if you eat 4lbs of it a day!)
                            -mikewootini
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                            While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                            • #44
                              Been trying to check in here more lately. Sadly I feel the IQ of the forum has really suffered. So many self proclaimed 'experts' throwing out all kinds of nonsense but never backing up their statements with links to research, information, or simple facts.

                              I can't believe someone is arguing with me that a white potato is superior to sweet potato. They are almost the same thing nutrionally, except that white potato is one of the worst convential foods to get. (sure if you can get organics - go for it!)
                              But they are NOT better, one has a little more or less of this or that. Is it that hard?

                              http://www.drmirkin.com/nutrition/sw...not_white.html
                              -mikewootini
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                              While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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                              • #45
                                It might be time to leave this board again and go back into retirement. Discussions on exercise, diets, self wellness and environment here are just not the same caliber and harder to hunt for the true good info and discussions.

                                New fav site is whole9life.com
                                -mikewootini
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                                While I am 100% primal, sometimes I change gears to Paleo.
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