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  • #16
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    That is amazing! I recently downsized to a 34 waist after purposely buying the jeans too small so I'd hope to fit in them soon, but to my surprise they actually ended up fitting already!

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    • #17
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      I'm so trilled for all the people who are reaching their goals! Before I found this site, I just believed that there was nothing to be done about my weight problems.

      I just recently had my first boy six months ago. I was looking for a way to change my pattern of poor eating and lifestyle, but didn't know how to be healthy (pathetic, I know!). I did have enough sense to know that diets weren't the way to go. Then one of my primal friends that I had mocked for years (of which I am now ashamed!) persistently sent me a MDA post. I read the post and ordered the book. Before I got pregnant, I was 5'9" and 220lbs. I gained 20lbs from pregnancy (including the baby!) for a very depressing 240lbs. I know I'm nursing and it's probably a little easier for me to lose weight right now, but without doing too much exercise I'm down to 190lbs and counting!! Baglady, I stopped weighing myself before, but now it's a special treat to weigh in, I haven't been this weight in YEARS! I can't believe how easy it is, and I never feel like I'm restricting food (except when I walk past the cake isle in the supermarket!).

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      • #18
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        Well my pants fit a lot better than they did before. And I look a lot better, and feel a lot better. I think once I get below 250 it will be a big accomplishment. That might take another month or two though.

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        • #19
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          Good work everyone! I've triumphed over sugar, baked goods, and sweets. And it has become permanent. A big triumph! Good thread, G!

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          • #20
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            Congrats Griff, after reading your post, I had to read your journal to see the entire process you went through and it's amazing and awesome how far you've come!


            I fasted for 22 hours! Before, the longest I had gone was 14 hours and it was tough. That was 3 months ago and only a month into being primal. This time, by the 18th hour, it was starting to get a bit harder, but I was surprised it wasn't worse, especially since on a regular basis, I seem to have a hard time skipping breakfast as it is. I hope to do more 20+ hour fasts in the future.

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            • #21
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              I didn't have a lot of weight to lose, but after losing ~10 pounds, I like looking at my butt in the mirror! Those last 10 pounds can make a huge difference. I feel like I almost have a brand new body.

              My blog: Pretty Good Paleo
              On Twitter: @NEKLocalvore

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              • #22
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                I have found that even though I cook incredibly good desserts for my hubby (who won't stop asking for them), I don't have to eat a single bite of them. In the two weeks since I started eating primally, I've made sticky buns, apple pie, etc., and I don't eat them. It appears that if I don't eat the junky carbs, I have a much better time resisting them. I allowed myself to eat some treats on Thanksgiving day, but other than that, not a bite.


                So far this is the only thing that I feel good about, because in these two weeks, I have not lost a single pound, and I'm rather pissed off about it, lol. I'm patiently waiting to be one of those who chimes in with "my pants are falling off! I need smaller sizes!"




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                • #23
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                  This is great reading everyone's successes. Today I walked farther than I have walked in a while. It felt good. I really miss walking everywhere.

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                  • #24
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                    Today I completed my first day as Primal. That alone feels awesome. No more quick fixes for me Just a new way of thinking and a new found confidence in myself.


                    Congrats griff and everyone else. Like you Annika, I know 10 pounds doesn't seem like alot, but it can make the world of a difference on your figure and your Butt I hope that soon enough i will be able to stare at my butt in the mirror a little more often too.


                    Well done PBers

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                    • #25
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                      Sounds like everyone is doing so well. Good triumphs all around!


                      I bought some jeans the other day and the 7/8 was a little loose, but I figured I'd better not go for the next smaller size since I'm gonna balloon pretty soon. haha.


                      Really can't celebrate the 3 pounds I've lost in the last couple weeks either... since that's a morning sickness thing and not a Primal amazingness thing.

                      Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                      • #26
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                        Griff, first congratulations on your achievement. It is people like you who continue to inspire the rest of us. I too am making progress, I am down two pant sizes and am always looking to this website for recipes and support.

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                        • #27
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                          been primal for years, but since ive gone carnivore a few months ago ive finally been able to drop the last pescy pounds between me n my sixpack

                          its been drawing out more n more over past 2 weeks but this morning it was like- hello lover

                          and the fun part is- no starving, no cravings and best shape ive ever been in.

                          challenge yourself
                          i blog here http://theprimalwoman.blogspot.com/

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                          • #28
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                            I was at a banquet for my cross country running team last night and, in addition to the healthy salads and meats available, there was a significant amount of junk food: cookies, brownies, et cetera.


                            While I was sitting in my seat eating all the primal foods that were there, I decided that I would "reward" myself for my dedication during the season by eating a few cookies. I began mentally picturing myself eating one, the delicious flavor and wonderful texture, but then I arrived at a different conclusion: I would get an uncomfortable sugar high, feel bad, and not be that satisfied anyway.


                            So, I abstained from the cookies and brownies, and went home and ate some curry I had put in the crock pot earlier that day. Best decision ever.

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                            • #29
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                              Well.. My weight was 235 lb last Christmas. Went primal in July. As of today I'm down by 63 lb at 170 total.

                              I might get as far by Christmas as you are, Eva

                              Last-ditch effort left.


                              By the way - before going primal I had my weight-loss goal for 2009 at 200lb. Beat that one by over a half!

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                              • #30
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                                CONGRATS GRIFF!!!


                                I went and bought new work clothes over the holiday for the job I started right when I found MDA:


                                Originally bought regular dress shirts with a 19 inch neck and barely fit into them. Had to buy pants that were 40 or 42's (depending on brand).

                                I ended up getting fitted shirts with a 17 inch neck (the only way I could find ones that fit my neck and I didn't swim in). Pants are now down to a 34, but I have to buy 36's until I find a brand that fits my thighs (which have become much larger/more muscular since I started Tai Chi).


                                Congrats again! Keep up the good work!

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