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    last week on july 22nd i turned 34 .. that day i went primal

    6'1" 305 lbs (7-3-2012 update, found old info from Doc that put me at 310 in June 2011)
    chrons disease

    my mother is currently in the final stages of dying from colon cancer .. father has bad diabetes .. everyone in my family is fat .. italian, carbs are everywhere. .. in fact in high school i went on a diet and dropped to 205lbs and somewhat muscular eating just pasta everyday with red gravy ..

    greenlightjerky my friend from other hobbies turned me on to this , i read up, and im not turning back .. my wife also converted .. shes gained about 20 lbs since moving from LA to WI 4 years ago to be with me .. shes about 5'2" and 140 as i write this ... she converted yesterday ..

    we plan on havnig a child and we wil start trying in november (i have to get 3 months away from chrons medicine) .. im not sure if she can stay primal and be pregnant, but i see no reason why .. and our child will live this way too im sure..

    i work a ton and barely get to excercise, but i am moving around at work somewhat .. in a desk 1/2 of teh time though sometimes 3/4 ...

    after only a week i feel better, my intestines are feeling more regular (lol chrons patience know this all too well) ... and i am eating noticeably less

    anyways .. HAD to post .. thanks guys ..
    Last edited by touchdowntodd; 07-03-2012, 05:30 AM.
    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

    my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html




  • #2
    Welcome and good luck to you and your wife
    Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

    F/49/5'4"
    Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
    CW: 146.8 lbs
    GW 140 lbs
    A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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    • #3
      Welcome Todd. So sorry about your parents.
      Ancestral Health Info

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      Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

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      • #4
        thanks guys .. i wish i could get my father to convert, but he has a down look on life anyways ...
        started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

        my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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        • #5
          scored 16-17 lbs of grass fed ground beef today at whole foods when i saw it for $3.99 a lb ... cooked up 4lbs worth of burgers on the grill to do different stuff with this weekend ... almost wanna go back for more its so good!!! and a great price!

          dinner today was a burger patty on green leaf lettuce "bun" ... carrots ... and a little avocado ....

          for a fat guy, i sure do get full quick on this diet! or should i say to the point where i dont need to eat more (thats the goal right)

          anyways .. wife and i loved today .. lil jerky and carrots to get us through the day after eggs and uncured bacon for breakfast ...
          started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

          my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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          • #6
            1 week in ... 1 notch on the pants and a few people have said i look like im losin weight ..

            didnt weigh myself before, didnt want to .. i have a doc apointment in mid september and i just wanna see where i end up on his scale then ... but sure feels like ive lost 5lbs. ...

            last night had the only "cheat" ive had so far ... a corner of a brownie because my block had our annual party and the neighbors wouldnt back off me, plus they looked very good LOL .. a whole table of deserts was so hard to walk away from .. pre primal i woulda had a plate full for sure LOL, pitiful!
            but! i avoided all teh carbs and starch at the party and the only meat i had was a couple meatballs and some roast beef ..

            anyways .. i keep pushin! the wife and i are also trying to walk more .. shes doin great on the diet

            breakfast this morning was a lil ham and eggs for me .. for the wife i made a veggie omelette with a bunch of goodies in it alolng with some ham .. with my chrons i dont do as well with a ton of veggies, so im tryin to eat em just 1-2 times a day and not for breakfast
            started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

            my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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            • #7
              Congrats on finishing your first week. It seems as if you are doing great!!
              My primal journal that I don't update enough:
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33293.html

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              • #8
                thanks!

                home made jerky for lunch

                dinner was roast beef and carrots ... a few strawberries ..

                went down to the neighbors for day 2 of teh street fest .. and didnt cheat! AWESOME!

                today i had a TON more energy than normal .. did a LOTTA stuff and still im not tired.. also managed to work out a bit at the beach walking in the lake through the pebble beach .. those damn pebbles sink your feet in quick especially at my weight LOL .. did that for about an hour ..

                cant wait for tomorrow! i have a bunch of veggies cooked up, still have the grass fed beef patties and pork chops .. so lunch at work most of the week is taken care of ..

                THIS IS GREAT!
                started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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                • #9
                  awwww .... I really miss the lakefront. I bet it's lovely this time of year.
                  My primal journal that I don't update enough:
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33293.html

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                  • #10
                    great out today, awesome at the lake .. i live on the west side and have for the last 4 years after moving away from the troubles of stayin out and bein dumb on the east side LOL

                    but i still know the great little small north shore beaches that are fun to get to!
                    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                    my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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                    • #11
                      day 11 ...

                      burger pattie (grass fed) for breakfast with 2 eggs and 2 slices of uncured bacon

                      lunch will be burger pattie, kale, and some other veggies, and a plum

                      dinner idk yet ..

                      energy level is up 5x from 2 weeks ago seriously .. i find myself wanting to find something to do .. clothes are fitting a little looser, stomach is smaller ... chrons is acting GREAT, and my previous issues with using the restroom have become much better and regulated ...

                      loving this .. the wife is doing well also .. put a dress on yesterday she had only worn one time before because i could barely close the zipper, fit great this time and zipped up easily .. she must be 1/2" smaller around after only a week
                      started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                      my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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                      • #12
                        been a rough couple of days for me emotionally .. mom died last night of colon cancer .. long story ..

                        this morning - beef patty, egg, lil guacomle

                        lunch - some fresh salami (i know not a great choice), couple handlfulls of nuts

                        dinner - in the oven now .. pork roast cut into cubes, cabbage, carrots, onions .. and califlower rice is ready to go for the first time!

                        overall doin great, feelin great .. cant even take a nap mid day today .. wanted to cause im bored, but just dont need to sleep! and i only got about 4 hours of rest last night.. the wife went to the doc today and she has lost 6 lbs in about a week! i think she is 8 days now ... she is 5'2" and about 138 before if i remember right, so 132 now? hell idk ..

                        anyways, the push goes on! i realy wanna add more excercise, but i havent found much i enjoy yet ..i used to run a lot but i dont have a gym membership anymore and my neighborhood isnt one you run in LOL
                        started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                        my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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                        • #13
                          so ...

                          if im really honest i know my start weight was more around 295 ...

                          this morning my wife asked me to weigh myself, stating that she sees a big difference in my body in general ...

                          i gave in, hit the lil scale we have after her verifying it matched what she weighed at teh doc..

                          and i hit 280!!!! EEVEN

                          thats about a 15lb weight loss since the 22nd, or only 13 days!

                          wow! this is AWESOME!
                          started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                          my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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                          • #14
                            still goin strong, feeling GREAT

                            noticed that when i cheated a bit on grapes and melon (dad had a fruit platter and no meat in the house for me to snack on other than bologna which i dont do) ... either way, when i did that i bloated a bit and felt "bigger" ... that went away after a couple days...

                            my body feels AWESOME .. body temp seems more regulated if that makes sense, i do better in heat and cold

                            went out to eat last night with the wife and hit an italian beef shop ..

                            split "the godfather" ... brat, italian, polish sausage .. topped with beef and giardenara ... sans bread ofcourse

                            i know sausage isnt the best, but it was a treat night after our hard week ... and was GREAT with no bread
                            started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                            my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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                            • #15
                              oh!

                              and my father is converting
                              started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

                              my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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