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  • I have a head cold. I was bending over to fill up the water dishes for the various animals, which does not feel good with a stuffy head. So I squatted. And then I realized, I totally squatted! and I just sat like that for a good minute. When I first started, 7 months and 30 pounds ago, I tried to do the "grok squat" and promptly fell on my butt, there was just too much gut and junk in my trunk to be able to comfortably squat. I don't have the total heels-to-the-ground squat down yet, but I'm getting close.

    I was also out today (still with the head cold, so not feeling 100%), doing some geocaching with a big group of people, and there was a significant amount of climbing and crawling, and I was able to easily keep up and do it all without even being winded. And now I have to go throw my Vibrams in the wash after creeping through some serious mud (we found the cache, though, so it was totally worth it!).
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    • Originally posted by lucyh View Post
      I have a head cold. I was bending over to fill up the water dishes for the various animals, which does not feel good with a stuffy head. So I squatted. And then I realized, I totally squatted! and I just sat like that for a good minute. When I first started, 7 months and 30 pounds ago, I tried to do the "grok squat" and promptly fell on my butt, there was just too much gut and junk in my trunk to be able to comfortably squat. I don't have the total heels-to-the-ground squat down yet, but I'm getting close.
      Ive been gaining (not *re*gaining, gaining for the first time in my life) flexibility in my hips and legs for the last....oh, almost three or four years now. Ive only been primal 5 months and I definitely think some of my greatest improvements have been during this time.

      However I am still not able to do the heels-on-the-ground squat either. Better, but not there yet. If anyone has any suggestions on ways to really work on this move in particular, I too would love to hear it.
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      • If you've tried to quit sugar more than twice, and failed, you're probably not ready to IF. Dr. Kruse likes IF'ing a lot once you're Leptin sensitive, and when you're doing the leptin reset, the deal is, eat the big protein breakfast, then over a few weeks, you'll start not feeling hungry for lunch, so skip that when you're ready. If you start feeling not hungry for dinner, too, it's time to back the protein down on the breakfast till you hit a balance. Once you're leptin sensitive, he advises IF lunch and/or dinner, not breakfast.

        HTH! For those of us who are still iffy with sugar, IF'ing too often leads after a few days to big indulgences.
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        Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
        Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
        Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
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        • Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
          If you've tried to quit sugar more than twice, and failed, you're probably not ready to IF. Dr. Kruse likes IF'ing a lot once you're Leptin sensitive, and when you're doing the leptin reset, the deal is, eat the big protein breakfast, then over a few weeks, you'll start not feeling hungry for lunch, so skip that when you're ready. If you start feeling not hungry for dinner, too, it's time to back the protein down on the breakfast till you hit a balance. Once you're leptin sensitive, he advises IF lunch and/or dinner, not breakfast.

          HTH! For those of us who are still iffy with sugar, IF'ing too often leads after a few days to big indulgences.
          I found the opposite true, Once I fasted I felt a lot better. I dropped the amount of protein I've eaten at breakfast to 3/2 eggs and I make it pretty much the whole day without feeling hungry. It's when I reintroduced the grains back in that I felt that "fake hunger" that everyone feels.

          I finally broke through my weight wall and am almost below 200lbs. I'm just gonna do my feedings within an 8/10 hour period from now on.

          I don't think I'm LR, it might just be that I was eating too many calories and snacking. I was eating clean. Only a couple pieces of bread/cookies here and there. Not to mention I only gained 2 pounds and it held still (which means I was maintaining my body weight for a whole 2 weeks.)
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          • I haven't legitimately deadlifted in 18 months. It's been even longer since I deadlifted with a straight bar, having preferred trap bar deadlifts in the past. Sure, I still exercised the lower back using the bodyweight gymnastics principles I used over that time period (e.g., press headstands), but never did anything in the way of weights.

            I go to an LA Fitness today to use a guest pass and I end up pulling 260, which is very close (if not at) my max from when I stopped deadlifting 18 months ago. Win...
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            • Originally posted by Velocity View Post
              I haven't legitimately deadlifted in 18 months. It's been even longer since I deadlifted with a straight bar, having preferred trap bar deadlifts in the past. Sure, I still exercised the lower back using the bodyweight gymnastics principles I used over that time period (e.g., press headstands), but never did anything in the way of weights.

              I go to an LA Fitness today to use a guest pass and I end up pulling 260, which is very close (if not at) my max from when I stopped deadlifting 18 months ago. Win...
              Isn't it such a great feeling when you realize that despite losing weight(assuming you did in that 18 months), you're still as strong as you used to be? I just got back into the gym this week as well - all those whippersnappers in there better watch it!

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              • Originally posted by Uppy View Post
                Isn't it such a great feeling when you realize that despite losing weight(assuming you did in that 18 months), you're still as strong as you used to be? I just got back into the gym this week as well - all those whippersnappers in there better watch it!
                Well, no... I may have lost a few pounds in that time period (I think I was about 190-195 at that point, now I'm 185-190), but it definitely wasn't significant weight loss.
                Are you a college student, trying to navigate college while being Primal? Do you know any other PB college students on a tight budget? Heck, for that matter, are YOU trying to live Primal on a budget? Enroll at Primal University!

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                • Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
                  If you've tried to quit sugar more than twice, and failed, you're probably not ready to IF. Dr. Kruse likes IF'ing a lot once you're Leptin sensitive, and when you're doing the leptin reset, the deal is, eat the big protein breakfast, then over a few weeks, you'll start not feeling hungry for lunch, so skip that when you're ready. If you start feeling not hungry for dinner, too, it's time to back the protein down on the breakfast till you hit a balance. Once you're leptin sensitive, he advises IF lunch and/or dinner, not breakfast.

                  HTH! For those of us who are still iffy with sugar, IF'ing too often leads after a few days to big indulgences.
                  No, you were right, im still not sensitive enough.
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                  • Originally posted by Velocity View Post
                    Well, no... I may have lost a few pounds in that time period (I think I was about 190-195 at that point, now I'm 185-190), but it definitely wasn't significant weight loss.
                    Oh...well, still awesome to know there wasn't much rust to knock off!

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                    • Excellent thread!

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                      • I have a success, I had to go buy some new clothes yesterday because mine are falling off. I saw a scale in the store and decided to test it. I have lost nearly 30 lbs since starting full primal in July. I have dropped 2 pants sizes and now can wear smaller shirts. I'm very happy because I did this life change to feel better and have more energy, the weight loss is big added plus.

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                        • Originally posted by Uppy View Post
                          Oh...well, still awesome to know there wasn't much rust to knock off!
                          Oh definitely. I was quite pleased with what I did. In fact, my deadlift, military press, and squat yesterday were all close to or the same as what I was doing 18 months ago... of course, that doesn't mean I got any stronger... :-/ ...but I still have that strength base from which to progress!
                          Are you a college student, trying to navigate college while being Primal? Do you know any other PB college students on a tight budget? Heck, for that matter, are YOU trying to live Primal on a budget? Enroll at Primal University!

                          For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.
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                          • My weight has been 149 for a couple days in a row now, so I am hesitantly declaring myself broken-through the 150 mark. When I hit 148 I will officially be 30 pounds down since June 1st.
                            "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                            My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

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                            • When I started this journey I was almost at a size 44 at 5'7" and well on my way to XXXL for shirts. Three and a half months later I find myself in a Kohl's buying some gloves and a beanie for the coming winter and on a lark I plucked some size 36 jeans off the wall with a L button up shirt. Wasn't sure what to expect... well the pants ended up fitting perfectly, the shirt was a bit tight in the arms *flex*.

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                              • finally hit the 70lbs down mark last week .. we will see where i get by my 4 month anniversary mark on the 23rd ..

                                thats right .. 70 in 4 months!

                                new medication might slow me down slightly .. we will see
                                started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

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