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  • Originally posted by Leida View Post
    Well, here is my pictures of shame:

    [SNIP] I actually wrote up my story for Mark, so if anyone is interested I can post it here. But as you know, i can't break my last plateau for love or money, starvation or lifting or sprints.
    I'm very interested in reading your story for Mark. I think you look fabulous, but then again, you have different goals than I and know what you want and should be. Wow, I do think you look great. But yes, I'd love to read about your story. I have been reading alot on this forum and in Mark's blogs that for women especially, we'll hit that certain place that the body WANTS to stick to and it'll be extra tough to get below that. I do hope you figure it out!

    Kerry
    SW: 243
    CW: 177
    Goal: Health

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    • ^ I agree you look fab Leida, and actually quite muscular across the shoulders/upper back. You look about 15 years younger in your after picture too.
      Last edited by paleo-bunny; 05-15-2012, 03:21 PM.
      F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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      • Wow, Leida. Perfect wasp waist and perfect thighs. Perfect abs. You look great. I'm totally envious.

        I cannot get rid of this:
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • Wow, you are so sweet, ladies.

          @sbhikes: If I put on pants with a tight drawstring, I will also have a muffin top. Sometimes I think that all I need to reach my goals is a new pair of pants. And, if you ate in the past 24 hrs, your belly will be protruding some.

          I will find the file and post the story. I think the key thing though that I had to realize was that I do not want to be thin. I want to be firm. That's a HUGE difference. That a fitness program has to be adjusted to the current goal & that one needs to always aim to do minimum possible that produces the desirable result. Because by aiming for higher than min you reduce the room to improve, as there is an athletic ceiling and the time restrictions. Conversely, with food, it's maximum possible that produces the desired results. Too low robbs you of the room to decrease calories when you will need it.
          Last edited by Leida; 05-16-2012, 06:31 AM.
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
            I read 11 pages of those comments and several of them begged for more information for older gals. Several of them said the success stories are nice, but where are the older women. It's definitely a glaring omission out there. I never could find a single ancestral health blogger out there who wouldn't just dismiss us older women with derisive comments like "you must be lying and going face-down in the carbs" or "this will work if you don't cheat, you must be cheating" or "if this doesn't work then it's just too late for you."
            GRRRR! I hate that mentality. The truth is - hormones rule the body (male and female) - however, a womans hormones are constantly is a state of flux! Then - we hit menopause - and we find ourselves in a hormonal void! Why is it so difficult for some men to wrap their little pee brains around that fact? Sometimes I think the bigger their muscles get - the smaller their brains get!
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • Originally posted by Leida View Post
              The only older woman success story I know of is Paula's:

              A Primal Woman Looks at 50+ | Mark's Daily Apple

              However, Paula doesn't have kids and is in fitness industry. Her results are stunning though and make me wanna cry with envy. Her "befores" are pretty much the best I can manage so far.
              I hear ya - I read her story and my mouth dropped open! She's the EXCEPTION to the rule for sure! I mean, kudo's to her for the work she puts into her body - but she's not you're average female. She's like the Wonder Woman version of female. If I had never been pregnant I could have those kinds of abs too! I think Mark could use a reality check when it comes to his choices for women's success stories. Uh oh, I feel a "Dear Mark" post coming on............
              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
              2. Eat to heal
              3. Move to live
              4. Embrace today
              5. Live with intention
              6. Respect my body
              7. Cultivate joy
              8. Find my passion
              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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              • Originally posted by Man is Truth
                I wager that it is because female hormonal influence is rarely discussed in the context of body composition, and men are more exposed to that argument regarding moods and behaviors that they know to be dysfunctional, so they associate the whole hormonal approach as a cop-out to rationalize needy and irritating behavior.
                I really do think you're on to something there.

                I know that hormones do cause many women to become emotional and sometimes not as in control as we would like to be. But I also know there is a minority of women that use it as an excuse to be just plain obnoxious and then play the PMS card. So if a man is used to being around women like that, he's going to call bullshit if he hears that's why a woman can't lose weight.
                Durp.

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                • At the same time men's hormones also fluctuate and cause personality issues but not a word is said about it.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • Does that happen during puberty or for life? My husband is pretty consistant mood/personality wise.

                    Hey - good read on peanut butter today! I used to be a total peanut butter junkie - and can honest attribute a 20 pound gain to late night snacking on the stuff. A couple years ago I had a pretty bad case of insomnia - so I'd sit at the computer playing dumb games in the wee hours of the morning eating peanut butter! I could go through a large jar in a week! OINK! It was a blessing for me when I found MDA and read that peanut butter really isn't very good for me - in fact, more bad than good. So I gave it up. I had a very small taste a couple weeks ago and it didn't do anything for me. I stopped eating it 6 months ago.
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • I didn't know many men at the puberty stage, but at the old man stage there has to be something going on to cause all that moodiness. Not to mention that whenever the little head rears its, uh, head, there's quite a surge of hormones happening causing all manner of personality change which for some men is really quite obnoxiously negative. And then there's the red corvettes and the Japanese rice burner motorcycles, the blond arm-candy and, oh how I feel sorry for the older women who were looking forward to a break from it all, the Viagra. Yeah, men and their hormones. Not exactly the bastion of calm rational evenness they're all cracked up to be if you ask me.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • The grumpiness is indeed a male thing, related to aging, but I forget what the science behind it is. But there is science behind it. Which does not mean I am giving hubby a free pass to be difficult.

                        Wanting a break from it all? I have a hard time relating.

                        My husband always said I was the non-moody one in the family, so I never got all that guff. Mind you, I never gave it either. I never used hormones as an excuse for snarky behaviour. If women use their hormones to justify being a b*, they mustn't be surprised when their hormones don't get any respect.

                        Bottom line: we are all influenced by our hormones, but we don't have to be controlled by them, whether it's estrogen, testosterone, or ghrelin. I think people use them as a cop-out, instead of learning some self-control. Yes, sometimes it is a major challenge to control them, but it can be done.
                        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                        - Lewis Mumford

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                        • Oh -- the grumpy old man thing! I see what you're talking about. Very true. Why don't we ever blame their grumpiness on their hormones? It does make sense.

                          Judg --- do you have a secret for "not" wanting to take a break from it all? I'm dying in this department - and just let me tell you, it used to be me as the aggressor! Now - after the big M - I could care less. Love to remember it, but not so much care about it anymore. I even asked my doctor about it and she said - "ya, it pretty much sucks for us older girls. Not much you can do about it, read erotica maybe" Well, no thanks to that advice. I keep hoping when I lose this weight I will "feel" sexier and as a result will have more interest. I've even thought about behavioral hypnosis to see if that will boost my interest. But, how embarrassing to go to a hypno-therapist with this request? I could never do it! Maybe I should be using this as my incentive to get this weight off!!!! Lets see, do I want this bowl of ice cream......... or do I want to feel sexy for my hubby again? Good grief - I think thats a NO BRAINER!
                          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                          2. Eat to heal
                          3. Move to live
                          4. Embrace today
                          5. Live with intention
                          6. Respect my body
                          7. Cultivate joy
                          8. Find my passion
                          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                          • My husband was depressed for almost two years after being laid off. I survived. Men can be emotional, angry, aggressive, even weepy... just like women.
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • Tomi, I'm still in the midst of the big M, so maybe I'll change my tune in a year or two. Not there yet, although I do seem to be getting more patient... LOL! And yes, I find getting into skinnier clothes is a great aphrodisiac. Or rattling around in ones that used to be tight.

                              Leida, of course men have emotions too. They just don't follow a monthly cycle, that's all.
                              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                              - Lewis Mumford

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                              • Mine was finally happy when they laid him off. It took a few weeks but he was suddenly smiling and pleasant and nice to be around. When open enrollment comes this year I'm going to put him on my health insurance and then he'll be free to tell his boss to take this job and shove it. Then maybe he'll be happy again.

                                I haven't felt sexy in a long time, either. But I don't know if that is because I'm all messed up inside or if it's because I felt so fat and ugly or because Mr. Grumpiness has been so mean and grouchy for so long I can only stand him when we go hiking in the mountains on weekends. If I didn't have a man in my life right now I don't think I would go in search of one. I don't even really think of myself as that way, as a sexual person anymore. I don't think I even function anymore. I had a hysterectomy a few years ago and it has never felt quite as good since then.
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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