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  • I can't believe this $#!( is working!

    So I started Primal a week ago. After reading the book cover to cover the previous week, and then reviewing some sections.

    In one week I've lost ~8lbs, my energy levels are up, I'm eating food I enjoy, due to the energy I've become more active, outside more, and just generally feel awesome. After eating a high fat meal, my metabolism seems to kick into over drive, and I get hot flashes and am bursting with energy and feel like superman. I tried barefoot walking and did a dumb and burnt my feet, but that is getting better - will be getting vibrams or something later this week. I ventured into a health food / local food store for the first time and tried some stuff. It was more expensive but I couldn't believe how much better most of the food tastes. Local uncured bacon = better. Local apples? Squishier but MUCH juicier and tastier. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    I know my first week weight loss is kind of the beginner/freebie weight and it slows down a bit, but I'm just amazed I can be eating what I'm eating, which for so long I've been told to avoid, and seeing the pounds drop off.

    OH, I haven't been able to do a pull up for years. I couldn't even hold myself up on the bar for more than 5 seconds much less start declines, I shocked myself by doing two pull-ups.

    What is this voodoo magic? It's like I'm in bizarro world.

    Started Last Sunday, so 1 week in , down from 231.2lbs to 223.6lbs, more energy, more satiety. This $#!( rocks.

    /edit: I love grains and junk food, but if the trade off is RESULTS and feeling this good, then "hit the road, refined carbs"

  • #2
    It's good stuff. Glad it is working so well for you. And it only gets better.
    People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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    • #3
      Love the title of your journal btw. And yes, it does rock!
      Georgette

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      • #4
        of course it works, its what were are supposed to be doing. i lost 15lbs the first week and ive continued to lose on average 4 lbs each week since for a total of 34lbs lost in 6 weeks. i feel awesome and i have absolutely zero desire to go back to the way i was before

        several years ago i did atkins and it worked very well for me too (150lbs in 12 months) but it just wasnt sustainable. after awhile i got to the point where i started eating all the bad things again thinking i could handle them in moderation. it didnt take long before i was eating a whole box of ding dongs or a bag of doritios in one sitting. i didnt see the wrong types of foods as being poison to my body. i knew they tasted good and that was what mattered. now with going primal i have a much better understanding of what those foods do to my body and why i was alway sick while eating them. i mean is eating a pizza really worth spending the next 2 days on then toilet? fuck that never again
        Primal Chaos
        37yo 6'5"
        6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
        current 338lbs 49" waist
        goal 240lbs 35" waist

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        • #5
          awesome for u .. im a week and a couple days in as well and its GREAT isnt it!!!!
          started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

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



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          • #6
            It's like majic! Only it's not. It's merely the proper fuel for the human machine.

            For years, I felt like an old broken down Pinto. Turns out, when I bother to actually put the proper fuel in, I'm a freakin' Maserati.
            (And so are you!)

            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
              It's like majic! Only it's not. It's merely the proper fuel for the human machine.

              For years, I felt like an old broken down Pinto. Turns out, when I bother to actually put the proper fuel in, I'm a freakin' Maserati.
              (And so are you!)

              love this! (i wish there was a "like" or "kick ass" button )

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
                It's like majic! Only it's not. It's merely the proper fuel for the human machine.

                For years, I felt like an old broken down Pinto. Turns out, when I bother to actually put the proper fuel in, I'm a freakin' Maserati.
                (And so are you!)

                The Ford Pinto, the poor man's Mustang.
                Georgette

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                • #9
                  I just had my first Judo back after my vacation where I had slightly injured my knee AND having been on a full week of Primal food. I had surprisingly limitless power. Usually I peter out after about 20 pushups, but I went through all 50 and still had gas in the tank. The rolls felt smoother, the sit-ups easier. The "leg lifts" (a core exercise where you hold your feet six inches above the ground for a long time) as easy and again I had gas in the tank afterwards. I was uplifted, positive, and just bursting with energy and could do no wrong. Even my knee (recent ACL surgery) was just feeling spot on.

                  I am feeling *awesome*. Weight was even down a bit more this morning to 223.4lbs.

                  Still super stoked about the whole thing. How long does the initial euphoria last for most people? I know this isn't a permanent feeling.

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                  • #10
                    Oh, you'll go through a whole slew of emotions.

                    First is disbelief (as expressed in your journal title!). Then comes the euphoria. You'll also go through anger (at being told a crapload of lies by CW for all these years) and possibly even mourning for all the precious time lost and the struggle you've endured. There's a good chance you'll likely become evangelical about the PB for a period of time, too.

                    Going into the second and third years -- your food is clean, you've got the basics down, you've healed your body, you've worked through the surrealism and the anger and the sense of loss, everybody is converted, and you're sick of answering the same newbie questions 193 times -- there's a sense of "OK, what's next?" And THAT will be the topic of Mark Sisson's next book.
                    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                    • #11
                      221.7lbs this morning. I was SURE it was going to jump up because I had an enormous bowl of whipped heavy cream and about a cup of blueberries right before bed. Nope it was a pound and a half lower than yesterday. Still boggles my mind.

                      How do I *know* that the weight I'm losing is fat and not lean tissue?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by akm3 View Post
                        221.7lbs this morning. I was SURE it was going to jump up because I had an enormous bowl of whipped heavy cream and about a cup of blueberries right before bed. Nope it was a pound and a half lower than yesterday. Still boggles my mind.
                        I have heavy cream nearly every day in my iced coffee. If anything it seems to help me with weight loss, which is just bizarre! Wonderful and bizarre
                        My Primal Journal with lots of food pr0n

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by akm3 View Post
                          221.7lbs this morning. I was SURE it was going to jump up because I had an enormous bowl of whipped heavy cream and about a cup of blueberries right before bed. Nope it was a pound and a half lower than yesterday. Still boggles my mind.

                          How do I *know* that the weight I'm losing is fat and not lean tissue?
                          Heavy cream and blueberries don't cause a big insulin hit, so your body was able to burn body fat stores through the night, as it should. Hence, lower scale reading in the AM.

                          If insulin is kept low by avoiding excess carbs, body fat is available to be burned by the muscles. As long as you are eating adequate calories (including from protein), your body will burn body fat while sparing muscle tissue.
                          42 yo female; 5'8"
                          Oct 2009: 205 lbs
                          Dec 2010: 167 lbs
                          Current weight: 158 lbs (first time under 160 in 17 years!!!)
                          Goal weight: 145 lbs

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                          • #14
                            Continuing to feel the best I *ever* have in my life. I went to a third Judo session this week because my wife is out of town, and my energy levels were off the chart. I'm out of shape (especially since my knee injury) and everyone else was huffing and puffing while I was fine. Now, I ran like I had neuro-degenerative disease because of my knee, but my fitness was off the charts for me. When I got home I was feeling so good and energetic that I threw on my new Vibrams and just went on a short-ish walk around the neighborhood (listening to "Latest in Paleo" on my iPod no less).

                            I never believed it was possible to feel this good. And I'm not even in SHAPE yet. Unbe-fricken-livable.

                            To say that if this keeps up, that I'm a FAN is an understatement. What will I feel like when I not carrying around ~45lbs of fat?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by akm3 View Post
                              How do I *know* that the weight I'm losing is fat and not lean tissue?
                              I would see if you have a local hydrostatic weighing company in your area and get "dunked" now for a baseline body fat test. Then go in every 4-6 months for a progress report.

                              Up here in Northern CA I use Welcome to Body Fat Test Home

                              Cheers,

                              Dave

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