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  • 5.2 pounds down in 2 weeks! Cannot thank you enough.
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
      @Paleobird, just want to let you know it is working. The combo of "portion control" and Primal is what has my scale moving down. I really appreciate you posting this!
      Huzzah! It's so great when you get unstuck isn't it?

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      • I am truly shocked. thrilled, but shocked. When you stay the same for so long you start to think that it doesn't matter what you do you are going to be there forever. Such a relief when it starts going down!
        Chris
        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • So I don't lose this thread before I get a chance to read it all~ Great info here!

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          • Hi! glad you joined us.
            Chris
            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
            Unknown

            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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            • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
              Hi! glad you joined us.
              Thanks! I have so much catching up to do ~ calorie control is something I need to do also~ looking forward to reading the whole thread!

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              • Welcome, Nady. Let me know if I can help.

                I posted this before leaving for Africa at the end of July. The reason that i am re-posting it is for all the nay-sayers who said that maybe I could lose some this way but that my weight would yo-yo right back up.

                "Final results :
                weight went from 180 to 152 so 28 out of 30, not bad.
                waist went from 32 to 28. 4 inches lost.
                hips went from 44 to 39. 5 inches lost.

                The size 8s are comfy"


                I now weigh 145
                My waist is 27"
                My hips are 38"

                And I wear a size six Levi's jeans. (I'm 5'10")

                I don't count calories anymore and I am loving it. It was a means to an end. PB is a great maintenance plan.

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                • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  Welcome, Nady. Let me know if I can help.
                  A long time ago~ 40 years or so~ I read that the metabolism slows by about 10% per decade. If that's true, then at 62, I can't eat the number of calories I could at 22 or even 42! I believe this~ I need to stop listening to skinny 20 somethings that can eat 4500 cal. and face facts~ I need to watch my calories too.

                  Thank you for this thread~ I think too many people just don't get the *body changes because of age* concept~ until they are actually there!

                  I love this thread!!

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                  • I am losing fat now, and am mid menopause and turned 53 last week. So it can be done. And doing it primally means it doesn't feel like dieting, I don't have to starve, no binging, no trying to kill myself at a gym. Life is good.
                    Chris
                    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                    Unknown

                    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                    • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                      I am losing fat now, and am mid menopause and turned 53 last week. So it can be done. And doing it primally means it doesn't feel like dieting, I don't have to starve, no binging, no trying to kill myself at a gym. Life is good.
                      +1
                      check out her killer journal!
                      Karin


                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

                      What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                      • Originally posted by Nady View Post
                        A long time ago~ 40 years or so~ I read that the metabolism slows by about 10% per decade. If that's true, then at 62, I can't eat the number of calories I could at 22 or even 42! I believe this~ I need to stop listening to skinny 20 somethings that can eat 4500 cal. and face facts~ I need to watch my calories too.

                        Thank you for this thread~ I think too many people just don't get the *body changes because of age* concept~ until they are actually there!

                        I love this thread!!
                        Exactly.

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                        • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                          I am losing fat now, and am mid menopause and turned 53 last week. So it can be done. And doing it primally means it doesn't feel like dieting, I don't have to starve, no binging, no trying to kill myself at a gym. Life is good.
                          The day I turned in my gym membership card was one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

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                          • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                            +1
                            check out her killer journal!
                            I am so proud of Demuralist. She's doing great.

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                            • Paleobird, I saw your before/after today - my jaw just dropped, you look fantastic! I am looking forward to reaching the point where I can eat to change my body composition in a more focused way. Not for at least several months though - I need to regulate my cycle and take care of the problems with my appetite and digestion. From what I've gathered, calorie restriction seems to be a guaranteed disaster for mentally and metabolically wrecked people and an effective weight loss tool when used correctly by relatively healthy people. Ahh, hopefully I'll get there.

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                              • Thanks you guys, you are very sweet, love the encouragement!!

                                @ weird fish, PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) will carry you through. It sounds as though you are doing what you need to do to be well, that is definitely the first step.
                                Chris
                                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                                Unknown

                                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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