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  • 12 weeks in. Results thus far!

    Latest update post #12!!!


    I'm 12 weeks in and having amazing results so far. I went to a friends office and had a body test done 2 weeks in for baseline numbers (although I had already dropped like 8 pounds in the first 2 weeks,) and I went in earlier this morning to see my 10 weeks progress. Check it out and tell me what you think!

    10 weeks ago:

    Height: 72.5 inches
    Weight: 96.1 kg (211 lbs)

    Lean weight: 59.513 kg
    Tissue % lean: 62%

    Fat weight: 33.474 kg
    Tissue % fat: 36%

    Android % fat: 46.5
    Gynoid % fat: 37.7

    Legs % fat: 32.6
    Trunk % fat: 42.6

    BMI: 28.6 kg/m2

    Today (12-17-11:

    Height: 72.5 inches
    Weight: 85.4 kg (188.2 lbs) -23lbs

    Lean weight: 57.28 kg (-2.7)
    Tissue % lean: 67.1 (+5.1)

    Fat weight: 25.011 kg (-8)
    Tissue % fat: 30% (-6)

    Android % fat: 35.5 (-10)
    Gynoid % fat: 31.8 (-6)

    Legs % fat: 28.7 (-4)
    Trunk % fat: 34.5 (-8)

    BMI: 25.1 (-3.5)

    I'll get some pics up soon!
    Last edited by BamaAla; 03-25-2012, 02:25 PM.

  • #2
    Wow! Great work...keep it up and I love reading the empirical data.

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    • #3
      Good job!
      If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

      Originally posted by tfarny
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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      • #4
        Here are some pics! The first one is a month or so pre-primal; I was about 225 in the picture and that's where I was when I began. The second picture was taken earlier tonight celebrating my significant others graduation from her MPH program. I think the haircut helped about as much as the weight loss!

        She has done a little herself, but she hasn't sold out to the extent that I have. She keeps talking about going all the way, so she may begin going hard here soon.
        Last edited by BamaAla; 05-07-2012, 04:07 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Primalcavecouple View Post
          Wow! Great work...keep it up and I love reading the empirical data.
          Originally posted by Misabi View Post
          Good job!
          Thanks a lot y'all!

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          • #6
            Good job bro!
            Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test.
            -Rick Warren

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            • #7
              Wow! Can really see the difference in your face. You have such a healthy glow about you.

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              • #8
                Wow.
                You look like an entirely different person.
                "Your actions speak to me so loud, I can not hear a single word you are saying."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wesrman View Post
                  Good job bro!
                  Thanks

                  Originally posted by Linny View Post
                  Wow! Can really see the difference in your face. You have such a healthy glow about you.
                  Thank you so much! A lot of that glow is probably due to the fact that I was about to be served a grossly overpriced steak...it was fantastic though!

                  Originally posted by PeacefulWarrior View Post
                  Wow.
                  You look like an entirely different person.
                  Amazing right? I was looking at some facebook pictures earlier and I really do look like a different person; it's kinda scary really. The weight loss coupled with a new hairstyle produced a big change.

                  I've still got a great deal of work to do, but seeing the difference a few months can make is great motivation toward that end. I'd really like to get my body fat percentage significantly lower and put a stop to the loss of lean body mass; I'm confident that when I post the 1 year progress photos I will be much closer to my ultimate goals.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for posting buddy. It's just the hope I needed today.





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                    • #11
                      Nice, you went from Seth Rogen to James Franco (circa Annapolis). Keep up the good work!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BamaAla View Post
                        10-15-11:

                        Height: 72.5 inches
                        Weight: 96.1 kg (211 lbs)

                        Lean weight: 59.513 kg
                        Tissue % lean: 62%

                        Fat weight: 33.474 kg
                        Tissue % fat: 36%

                        Android % fat: 46.5
                        Gynoid % fat: 37.7

                        Legs % fat: 32.6
                        Trunk % fat: 42.6

                        BMI: 28.6 kg/m2




                        12-17-11:


                        Height: 72.5 inches
                        Weight: 85.4 kg (188.2 lbs) -23lbs

                        Lean weight: 57.28 kg (-2.7)
                        Tissue % lean: 67.1 (+5.1)

                        Fat weight: 25.011 kg (-8)
                        Tissue % fat: 30% (-6)

                        Android % fat: 35.5 (-10)
                        Gynoid % fat: 31.8 (-6)

                        Legs % fat: 28.7 (-4)
                        Trunk % fat: 34.5 (-8)

                        BMI: 25.1 (-3.5)

                        3-23-12

                        Height: 72.5 inches
                        Weight: 79.5 kg (175.2 lbs) -13 lbs

                        Lean weight: 56 kg (-1)
                        Tissue % lean: 70.3 (+3.2)

                        Fat weight: 20.6 kg (-5)
                        Tissue % fat: 26.9 (-3.1)

                        Android % fat: 30.4 (-5.1)
                        Gynoid % fat: 29.5 (-2.3)

                        Legs % fat: 24.8 (-3.9)
                        Trunk % fat: 29.3 (-5.2)

                        BMI: 23.4 (-1.7)


                        I went back in for a body composition test via dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry just a day shy of 14 weeks since my last update. As you can see, I've managed to drop my body fat percentage which is my overall goal, but the rate at which I am losing has slowed quite a bit.

                        My last test showed what I thought was a significant drop in lean body mass, so I stepped up my resistance training in that period. This time I did drop some lean body mass, but it was less glaring. Any thoughts about this?

                        I started primal (about 85% - still use some dairy, probably too many nuts, not enough grass fed beef, not enough fish) in late September at approximately 6 feet and 226 lbs. Now, I'm at 6 feet and 175 lbs. I've been forced to buy all new clothes and will have to replace my summer clothes soon as we have been in the mid 80s for the past 2 weeks! Suffice it to say I'm pretty happy with my results thus far!

                        My goals going forward are to just keep plugging along. I would like to increase the grass fed meat and reduce the conventional meat, decrease my nut intake, increase my fresh locally grown veggies, and increase my fish intake. I'd like to eventually get down in the low teens for body fat%, but that could be a ways out.

                        I'd like to thank you all for the help. Even though I don't post a lot, I do read and glean wisdom from you all!

                        Any comments or suggestions are very welcome especially thoughts on the loss of lean body mass.
                        Last edited by BamaAla; 03-29-2012, 01:48 AM.

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                        • #13
                          good effort- got similar stats to urself. looking to get down to 165lbs - hit 176 from peak of 224.

                          when my pals and family ask me what i'm aiming for i just tell them i wanna look like lil wayne
                          To "pay the piper" means to face the inevitable consequences of one's actions

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PaythePiper View Post
                            good effort- got similar stats to urself. looking to get down to 165lbs - hit 176 from peak of 224.

                            when my pals and family ask me what i'm aiming for i just tell them i wanna look like lil wayne
                            Admirable goal sir. Congratulations on your progress; it looks like you're on the home stretch!

                            Last bump before my next body composition test (probably late June.) Anyone have any thoughts as to my loss of lean body mass? Is it normal to lose so much when dropping 50 pounds? Should I up the intensity of my workouts? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BamaAla View Post
                              Admirable goal sir. Congratulations on your progress; it looks like you're on the home stretch!

                              Last bump before my next body composition test (probably late June.) Anyone have any thoughts as to my loss of lean body mass? Is it normal to lose so much when dropping 50 pounds? Should I up the intensity of my workouts? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
                              Yes it is normal when dropping a lot of weight relatively quick. You simply can't lose that much without some of it being lean mass. I have found that eating paleo/primal has helped me to retain more muscle than any CW ever has. I am currently weighing around 208 and have never been so lean at anywhere near this weight. In the past I'd be around 185-190 at this BF%. That is pretty significant. I think that the higher fat and higher quality protein such as grass fed is a big factor. I think it sets up a much better hormonal environment than a low carb, low fat, high (lower quality) protein diet does. Muscle simply cannot be at its optimum if certain hormones are depleted. This way of eating supports a lean muscular body. I don't know what your weight training program looks like so it would be hard to give you advice in that area.

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