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    Hi everyone

    I'm a 27 year old Danish woman who lives in Copenhagen. 3˝ months ago, I decided to change my life - radically. For years, due to the loss of my father to cancer, I have been overeating and seaking comfort in food, candy, chips and bread. My mental health was bad, I was depressed, everyday was a struggle, and I had problems to study, keep my apartment clean, hang out with friends and just be happy... This late spring I went through some very hard weeks because I felt like giving up because hated my mind and body, the worst part was that I was so angry with myself - telling myself: "Why can't you take care of yourself and do what you have to do?"

    I took a Hamiltontest (depression test) on the internet and the result was clear. I suffered from a depression, but for years I wouldn't admit that I needed help. I called my doctor, got an appointment two weeks later, and when the day arose, I was so afraid: "What if he told me the same - ust pull yourself together and stop being lazy?!"
    Luckily, he immediately said: It sounds like you have a depression and we took the Hamilton-test together and I was diagnosed with a severe depression. Finally, I had to doctors word that I was sick and not just lazy! He gave me a prescription, so the same day I began eating anti-depressives. They have helped tremendously on my spirit and general state of mind

    One week before the appointment at the doctor, I was so sick and tired of my overweight that I began searching around Danish food blogs, trying to find some inspiration on healthy food. Somehow I ended up at Marks Daily Apple and also found Robert Lustig's videos about insulin and sugar.
    At that moment, I felt like this was the right road to a healthy body and a permanent weight loss. From that day, I only ate veggies, meat, fat and some few dairies. The new eating habits was easy to adjust to, I have never experienced any problems with e.g. headache. However my sleep felt a lot better, I got more energy and after one month I joined the fitness blueprint. The core movement are fantastic, but they were damned hard, but the hard work has resulted in an amazing transformation.

    In 3˝ month I've lost 32 kilograms, which is 24.7 % of my total bodyweight. In centimeters, I am now 104.1 smaller! What a transformation. I feel happy, pretty, fit, healthy and sexy
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    My goal is to get a normal bmi, my current bmi is 26, and to get a even more fit and lean body which is why I have decided to a journal inhere so I can keep track of my progress.

    I look forward to my jouney in here and to follow the rest of you cool Groks!
    Take care!

    missennah
    Last edited by missennah; 09-11-2012, 03:00 AM.
    ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

    Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
    My journal

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    Due to my laparoscopic surgery it seems like that my belly is hanging if you compare the last two photos, amazing how much impact 2 and a half week of no work out and relaxation has on the human body!
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    This month, October, I will focus a lot on doing my core movements, it's really important to be physically strong.

    Status per 1 October 2012
    Weight lost since the beginning of my journey (25 May 2012): 34,9 kilos!

    Centimetres lost since the beginning of my journey (28 May 2012): 121 centimetres.

    The two "biggest losers" since 28 May: around belly with 24 cm and chest with 18,5 cm

    From next month and on, I will update my measurements. Next taking photos/weighing/measurement-day is 1 November.

    I literately have no photos of myself from my heavy period, but I've found this one which is two years old (I have no idea what my weight is at the time).
    oldme.jpg
    This photo is 2 weeks old
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    Last edited by missennah; 10-10-2012, 02:35 PM.
    ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

    Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
    My journal

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    • #3
      Well done, missennah. What amazing progress in a short time. Keep going on the road to health.
      Annie Ups the Ante
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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      • #4
        Holy smokes, 32 kilos in 3 months...awesome!

        Love Copenhagen.

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        • #5
          Wow ! What a change ! It just keeps me inspired to get the same results
          Keep it up !

          “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

          Female 5'6.5"
          Grok since 08-25-2012
          Before Primal : 198 lbs
          CW : 176.8 lbs


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          • #6
            Very well done, and good to hear from other people around Europe! (I have some friends in Copenhagen and I love the place)

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            • #7
              Great Job! Looking forward to getting to know you thru your journal...keep it up!

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              • #8
                Thank you so much for your kind words - and it's nice to know that you like Copenhagen


                Tomorrow I am having a laparoscopy due to a cyst in one ovary and one fallopian tube is filled with water, so they will be removed. This means that I have to rest and not lift heavy things for two weeks or so. I told the surgeon that it is impossible not to move around for weeks since I love my workout(s).
                My Grok-habits are to strong, but it just shows that my primal lifestyle is a part of my life. I'm pretty sure that the rest period not will ruin my good training habits, but at least I have the time to focus 100% on healthy foods and make a plan for my future workouts in my recovery period.

                In February 2013, I am going on vacation to the Dominican Republic and I have every intention to be a hot beach babe at the time Oh, and I will be able to do 1 pullup in February as well - they are killing me.


                Thanks for stopping by my journal!
                ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

                Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
                My journal

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                • #9
                  My surgery on the 13 of September went fine, two cysts from my lower abdomen were removed. I've had a lot of pain, especially in my left side, and it still hurts were I do the plank, but I pretty sure it's because that my muscles and nerves in that area have been cut in.

                  So far, I will try to do my core exercises at least three times a week, do one ladder work out each week on bike and in my spare time I use my bicycle a lot (move slowly).
                  ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

                  Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
                  My journal

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                  • #10
                    Wow. What a tremendous transformation! Keep it up! Happy to hear that you are feeling better all around. It's really amazing what PB and MDA can help with

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                    • #11
                      Oh, I forgot to mention that my doctor and I have agreed on, if I feel just as fine as I do now, mentally, to phase out my antidepressives in two months time. It's amazing what I have accomplished in 4 months: losing 35 kilos and trying to recover from a severe depression. For each I kilo lose, the real me is becoming more and more alive, I've "found" myself again after years of misery. Life is truly good!
                      ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

                      Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
                      My journal

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by missennah View Post
                        Due to my laparoscopic surgery it seems like that my belly is hanging if you compare the last two photos, amazing how much impact 2 and a half week of no work our and relaxation has on the human body!
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                        This month, October, I will focus a lot on doing my core movements, it's really important to be physically strong.

                        Status pr 1 October 2012
                        Weight lost since the beginning of my journey (25 May 2012): 34,9 kilos!

                        Centimetres lost since the beginning of my journey (28 May 2012): 121 centimetres.

                        The two "biggest losers" since 28 May: around belly with 24 cm and chest with 18,5 cm

                        From next month and on, I will update my measurements. Next taking photos/weighing/measurement-day is 1 November.

                        I literately have no photos of myself from my heavy period, but I've found this one which is two years old (I have no idea what my weight is at the time).
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                        This photo is 2 weeks old
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                        Brilliant! Just brilliant. Congratulations to you and in your decision to 'choose life'. There are so many who can and will learn from you. Thank you for sharing your personal journey with us.
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                        F, 48, 5'10"
                        Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                        Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                        Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
                          Brilliant! Just brilliant. Congratulations to you and in your decision to 'choose life'. There are so many who can and will learn from you. Thank you for sharing your personal journey with us.
                          I like that... to choose life I hope that others with overweight and a depression can find some inspiration in this thread. My journey is not over and I still have a lot to figure out, e.g. what to do with my studies, but I am confident that I can overcome ALL obstacles now.
                          ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

                          Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
                          My journal

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                          • #14
                            Todays workout:

                            15 knee push ups (I have like no arm strenght!)
                            50 bench squat
                            20 x lat pull down
                            1:45 seconds of forearm/knee plank
                            30 seconds forearm/left side knee plank
                            45 seconds forearm/right side knee plank

                            I repeated this exercise twice

                            Food:
                            Breakfeast: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of bacon, 2 panfried tomatoes, 1 cup of coffee with homemade hazelnut milk
                            Lunch: 3 salmon meatballs, some homemade Danish remoulade, baked broccoli and red kuri squash.
                            Dinner: Broccoli soup with some blue cheese and leek as garnish.
                            Snack: some red cheddar cheese and some almonds.
                            Last edited by missennah; 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM.
                            ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

                            Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
                            My journal

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                            • #15
                              My workouts are going just fine, and I have decided to make 1000 push ups in 30 days. At the moment, I can only do assisted push ups so the goal with this challenge is to be able to make REAL push ups

                              My challenge starts today - I've already taken 40!
                              ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

                              Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
                              My journal

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