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  • David you are doing so well!! Lovely to hear of your progress and the activity adventures you are having. It must feel so good to be able to play more and do things you enjoy without having to pass because of your health! Well done, you are inspiring!!
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
    Goal weight: 140 lbs

    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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    • Aww thanks Coll! I'm beginning to feel really good about getting into shape and being able to do things that I'd forgotten that I enjoy. It's like finding a box in the attic that you put away a quarter century ago and opening it up and playing with all the cool stuff inside.
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 265
      Goal weight: 195
      Body Fat 35.2

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      • After tennis on Sunday, I was all kinds of sore, particularly in my shoulder, but today is much better! Just in time to go to training tonight and get beat up again, sigh...

        I am making progress however. I'm going to have a weigh-in tonight, I believe. That will be interesting. I know I am building muscle, and I am smaller in the waist, so who knows what I will weigh? Oddly enough, I do not really care. I can feel the progress I am making and I've been so happy not stressing over the scale numbers, that I almost don't want to know. But I do.

        Yesterday was a bad day eating wise. I fasted until dinner, as usual. When I got home I snacked on an ounce or two of walnuts and ate a mozzarella cheese stick that boy didn't eat in his lunch. For dinner I made g.f. hamburger with taco seasonings, but just as I was thinking about a vegetable, the phone rang and one of SWMBO's friends wanted us to meet them at the beach for a quick swim. So I set dinner aside and we went. It was nearly 8:00 when we got back. SWMBO and boy had tacos but I just ate half of the meat and some raw carrots. I also had some strawberries. That was it for the day! Less than 1100 calories.

        I'm not particularly hungry right now, but I'd better find some lunch today, or I'll be worthless tonight at training. :-(
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 265
        Goal weight: 195
        Body Fat 35.2

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        • Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention but nice display pic david! Your face is really thinning out!

          I think you'll be just as good with your workout today. I wouldn't stress out over eating a big lunch. You've been eating damn near keto so you should be able to use your own body fat for fuel. Keep at it brother!
          SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
          Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
          Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
          Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
          Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
          Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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          • Thanks ecks! I just changed it. It's not like I take an unending string of selfies, but this morning my assistant/supervisor said "Wow, your face is really getting thin!" I guess since I shave that face every morning I don't notice the changes, day to day, but I do notice the difference between photographs taken a week or two apart from each other.

            I went to the grocery store at lunch and they had Applegate farms organic smoked turkey breast, so I bought a package of that and wolfed it down, sitting in my car. Bon appetite!
            Height: 5' 10"
            Starting Weight: 292
            Starting Primal Weight: 275
            Current weight: 265
            Goal weight: 195
            Body Fat 35.2

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            • What a great pic!!

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              • Thanks! :-)

                So my stats have been updated. I lost 5 lbs and my percentage of body fat went from 31.1 to 29.5 :-)

                Happy happy happy!
                Height: 5' 10"
                Starting Weight: 292
                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                Current weight: 265
                Goal weight: 195
                Body Fat 35.2

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                • Wow! You must be so proud! And your trainer too. You've lost 60 lbs - YOW!
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Well, my New England Protestant Ancestors have pretty well disabused me of any notion of pride in myself, but I am reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllyy happy about it!

                    Trainer Cliff is too!

                    I hadn't noticed that it was 60lbs! That's more than what Boy weighs!

                    Ironic, I still am mildly dissatisfied with my progress, slow and painful... But milestones are milestones (when they're not millstones) and I am glad that 60lbs. is gone and I can focus on the 60lbs ahead of me.
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Starting Weight: 292
                    Starting Primal Weight: 275
                    Current weight: 265
                    Goal weight: 195
                    Body Fat 35.2

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                    • Dude you're about to leave the 230's! Take the victory!
                      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                      • Originally posted by ecks View Post
                        Dude you're about to leave the 230's! Take the victory!
                        +1

                        I do know what you mean - in reading my journal I think I often sound rather smug and self-satisfied, but I realize that most of the time I am comparing myself with the population at large, which is mostly fat and out-of-shape. I shouldn't be comparing myself with anyone. I should be asking myself, am I happy with where I am and why or why not and change things accordingly. But it is too easy to look around the room and see that I am the most-fit-looking-and-thinnest person. Which is frightening because I am not thin or fit. Just compared to everyone else in my world. So sad!
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • You do make a good point. I've always been embarrassed to wear a bathing suit at the beach. But was there last week and SWMBO asked why I hadn't taken my shirt off. I told her and she chuckled and told me to look around. With the exception of a couple of teenage kouroi strutting about, every other guy was bigger than I, some were morbidly obese.

                          This is less self-congratulatory than it is an observation about how fat we've become as a country. It is sad.

                          It's also ironic that even though I acknowledge that I am getting thinner and from some angles, with my gut sucked in, I really don't look half-bad, I still think of myself as disgustingly obese. I wonder if that self-mage will ever go away?
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Starting Weight: 292
                          Starting Primal Weight: 275
                          Current weight: 265
                          Goal weight: 195
                          Body Fat 35.2

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                          • I think the self-image will go away with time, but I don't think the fear of being like that again will ever go away. Which is probably good in a way.
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                            "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                            • I suppose it is a good thing. Growing complacent about my appearance, once I got down to a reasonable weight has always been the first step to gaining all the weight back in the past.

                              Incidentally, 232 is the lowest weight I've weighed in over 10 years!

                              Tonight will be a challenge for me, food-wise. I am going to parents night at Boy's summer camp, where we have a picnic provided by the camp, with awful food, institutional steamed hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken patties, soft drinks and other delicasies. After the repast, there will be an evening of skits, written and performed by the campers themselves, punctuated by swatting at mosquitos.
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Starting Weight: 292
                              Starting Primal Weight: 275
                              Current weight: 265
                              Goal weight: 195
                              Body Fat 35.2

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                              • I bow to your parental code that requires such things. I am once again reminded of the Sartre quote I threw out a couple of pages ago.

                                Oh, how cynical I am! It will be fun!
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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