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  • #16
    Age: 39
    Gender: Male
    Weight: 173 Pounds
    Height: 5'11"
    BMI: 23
    Total Weight Loss: 34 pounds
    Primal Weigh Loss: 21 pounds


    So, its been a while. I've been going strong in the primal way of life for more than a year now, and it truly is a lifestyle and not something i consider a diet. During the last 6 months i've lost another 5 pounds or so, and i don't really consider myself to be "trying to lose weight." I eat heartily, i drink plenty of red wine, and i even have more ice cream than i should.


    Nevertheless, I have gone from a person teetering on the edge of Obesity to one who is now normal weight and getting on the edge of "svelte". Two years ago I had tried a bunch of different diets, made almost no progress, and was worried that i was on an unstoppable path toward typical american fatness. Now, I unquestionably believe I will live this lifestyle for the rest of my life, and will keep a moderate body weight the rest of my life, all with giving it little sacrifice.

    Two months from turning 40, and i think its quite feasible i will break back into the 160's, which is where i was in my mid-20s and is about my lowest adult bodyweight. But, i'm not pushing to hit that number on any timeframe...i'll either lose weight, or i won't. My current weight could clearly be lower but I am content at this level should my current lifestyle not foster further losses...I am not interested in actually dieting to push my weight down below the current level.


    Cheers,
    HB

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    • #17
      Let's just title this response "I ABSOLUTELY SUCK"

      Back in the spring I was killing it.....training for a half marathon and hitting low weights I hadn't seen since my 20's.

      I began carbing up for my half marathon (which was totally unnecessary by the way), and pretty much kept carbing after the race was done. About 4 days after the race my wife had our 3rd baby, and I have been in sleep deprivation mode since then.

      Sleep deprivation means:

      - no motivation
      - no exercise
      - less time to prepare healthy meals (and more ordering in!)

      The results have been devastating. I weighed in last Monday with the following stats:

      Age: 40
      Gender: Male
      Weight: 190 Pounds
      Height: 5'11"
      BMI: 26.5
      Total Weight Gain from Trough: 17 pounds

      Back to within about 5 pounds of when I started primal in the first place. The most shocking thing was how quickly i gained 15 pounds, and I really haven't been eating THAT bad and still somewhat primal most of the time. I think going from 20+ miles run per week to zero may have been the bigger catalyst.


      Anywhoo, last Monday I started a primal three week hard core challenge, and we shall start this whole thing over again. Having done this with ease before, I have a high level of confidence that I can be back into a healthy weight range by the end of the three week period (healthy = 179 or less).


      Let this be a lesson to you people -- don't have babies.


      HB

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