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  • A couple of small ones - Boo, I'm still given to binging when I'm bored, yay, it's nuts and fruits and not chocolate bars and cake. So, not as bad.

    In the last couple of days though, and this for me is the big one, my 'thanks very much but I'm full' mechanism seems to have come back.

    Haven't seen that in ten years.

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    • As of today, I'm only 6 lb away from being in the normal weight range and 10 lb away from my goal weight. (Unfortunately my scale was reading 4 lb less than reality.)
      Last edited by Mirrorball; 06-05-2010, 12:15 PM.
      Height: 5'4" (1.62 m)
      Starting weight (09/2009): 200 lb (90.6 kg)
      No longer overweight (08/2010): 145 lb (65.6 kg)
      Current weight (01/2012): 127 lb (57.5 kg)

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      • In about 8 weeks I've lost 26lbs+ and gone down 2 belt loops (I would assume that's about 2 inches?) - I also started lifting weights again and I can see a bunch of muscle regrowing in my legs and shoulders... this has been a very successful experiment so far!

        EDIT: the triumph that made me want to post here - yesterday I wasn't supposed to work, but I went in from 11-5 because one of my employees was sick. I moved with super speed from work to the gym, did 20 minutes of totally crazy complexes, and felt so good I went for a 45 minute walk and got some late afternoon sun. What a good alternative to going home and passing out on the couch after work!
        Last edited by Feanor78; 05-17-2010, 07:32 AM.

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        • This is day 6 back on for me and I am feeling amazing!!! Have been trying desperately to get back on track for a few months and I have finally made it through the flu-ey fog and it just feels so good to be me. Fatigue, crankiness, depression are gone and I have enough experience this time with falling off to just say no to all the sugar that is offered. I made it through an entire weekend of entertaining/going out and I stuck to primal eating the entire time. I feel as if this time I am really going to make this my lifestyle.

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          • These triumphs are fantastic! I am proud of all of you!

            My most recent triumph is that after years of constant hunger and worry about maintaining my blood sugars, I have been liberated from the 3-4 meals + 3-4 snacks a day habit to 3 meals + 1 occasional snack per day. This may not seem to be much, but for me the ability to go 6-7 hours without feeling hungry or worrying about the nasty low blood sugar shakes/headache/irritability creeping in is a wonderful feeling. Thank goodness for eating more fat/protein and less carbohydrates, real food and no more processed stuff!

            This is a great community.

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            • Tonight my mma instructor mentioned that he's seen a marked improvement in my performance over the last few weeks.
              Staying calm, lots of energy, and improved speed and endurance. That made my day.

              A co-worker also mentioned today that I've been in a great mood lately.

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              • Originally posted by Kev View Post
                all my old 38 in waist are falling off now, but I can keep them up with a tight belt.
                Update,

                I couldn't stand the too loose pants anymore. I found 4 pair of jeans and two pair of slacks in the closet all 36" waist that all fit pretty well. I also ordered 2 new pair of slacks that should arrive any day. I can't believe I have gone from a snug fitting 40" waist to a properly fitting 36" waist since January. I hope to have the 36" waist falling off soon!
                Strive for healthy today.

                Satisfaction is the death of desire.

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                • Griiiiffffff!!!!! That is so freakin' cool. Congrats.



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                  • I am past the halfway mark of the 50 lbs I want to lose!

                    I tried on jeans at the mall, and I was down 6" in my waist, 4+" in my hips.
                    Last edited by Meg-a-Tron; 05-22-2010, 08:58 PM. Reason: Fixed the inches.
                    Stats: 5'6" female, 21 years young
                    Starting Weight: 187 lbs (March 2010)
                    Current Weight: 143 lbs (Oct 2011)
                    Goal BF: 20%

                    Super D Omega 3 daily & BCAAs preworkout

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                    • I was at the gym last night with my PT who has supported me all the way throught PB (since Oct 09) and helped me recover from herniated discs. I was being asked for tips by other gym members on a particular bodyweight activity I was doing using a BOSU and my PT told them that it was the most advanced exercise he could think of and I was the best person he'd seen doing it!!! He also told me afterwards that he was so pleased to see the real me emerge - muscles, stamina and fantastic posture and strength!

                      So happy!

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                      • SO - I weighed myself and had my blood pressure taken last night...

                        WHen I started I was 175 over some other large number... and 274 pounds (Started beginning of March-ish)

                        Last night I topped off at 254 pounds and 120/80 BP! NORMAL BP!!

                        Doctors told me I'd be on BP meds for the rest of my life!

                        WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?!

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                        • My newest triumph is the fact that I weigh less now than I have since 2005!
                          March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
                          Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

                          "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back? - Rivvin

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                          • Today I noticed that when a coworker brought donuts in (which is rare), I didn't even flinch or get the craving that I thought I would. Hot-friggin-damn
                            I definitely feel the craving for grains is gone...as for sugar...that is a battle that rages on.

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                            • Just came back from the doctor.... so, I broke 2 or 3 bones on my foot three weeks ago. I am already 90% healed and removed the cast when usually it takes about 2 months. They were amazed.

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                              • It is incredibly inspiring to read through these

                                I have only gotten back on the horse in the last couple weeks, but I have already had a few small triumphs that are motivating. My mom told me (and I agree, heh) that I looked like I'd lost a bunch of weight, though in reality I've maybe lost a couple lbs. I realized that I was basically mildly bloated all the time, and I feel so much better now! I'm never going back to all those grains.

                                Second is energy. I realized yesterday that, despite have gotten little sleep early in the week as well as having a slow, dull day at work, I was FIRED UP all afternoon. When I first dipped my toe into this WOE I noticed that swapping grains and sugar for good fat and protein abolished my afternoon conk-out, but yesterday was truly amazing. I was even energized sitting in traffic! I thought back on the week (week two of 95/5 Primal) and it's been like this for days. I didn't even realize that I was low energy before!

                                Third thing is hunger. I've experimented with mild IF the past couple weeks, skipping breakfast or delaying lunch for a few hours. In the past getting hungry was like a national emergency. After just three IF experiments I feel totally comfortable riding it out, and I haven't gotten shaky or foggy-headed or grouchy. Just plain ol' hunger, but nothing to sweat about. I also cut back on snacks by about 90%--I NEVER have mid-meal snacks (due to hunger) anymore. So different than in the past, it's really liberating.

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