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  • So how'd 2011 treat you? Did you achieve your goals? Goals for 2012?

    I came into 2011 at 6'5" 309lbs with a goal of dropping 5lbs a month. I came into 2012 at 226 and a drop in Pants size from 46 to 36.. I'm 35 and literally broke out my old hunting clothes from high school this deer season. Ridiculous! They've been in a closet for almost 20 years, almost tossed on numerous occasions.

    As far as 2012 goals, my wife and I are doing a warrior dash in late April, I'm shooting for a single digit bf% by that date. I figure I need to drop another 15-20 lbs by then to get there.

  • #2
    2011 was the first year in a long while that I DIDN'T set a goal to lose weight and get healthier. And then I stumbled on pb and went paleo June 1st, so I basically achieved my previous resolutions for weight loss and health by accident.

    (for the record, my actual resolutions were to write a draft of a novel and go to more tango classes. Neither worked out very well x/)
    "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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    • #3
      2011 is the year I came back to life, thanks to PB and Robb Wolf. I'm more Primal than Paleo but have learned and benefitted so much from both I can hardly describe it. I knew I needed to change something because I was feeling like shit and looking worse. I can't remember how I stumbled upon this site but I'm sure glad I did.

      I went cold turkey, 100% PB in February. Felt better on day one and improved from there, mind and body. By June I was back to my high-school weight of 100 lbs. and stronger than I'd been in 20 years.

      The FDA, our (overweight) Surgeon General, big pharma and CW in general can bite my ass & get lockjaw - I don't want anything they're peddling.

      2012 is just going to be more of the same.

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      • #4
        2011 saw the end of a year-long plateau at around 305-310...spent the entire summer doing horribly chronic cardio and getting almost nowhere...stumbled onto this site somehow at the end of September, and through the advice here I did whip myself into good enough shape to do two 5k races. Still around 285-290 or so, but this year should change that. Motivation came back this year.

        2012: Crazylegs in April, 5k's throughout the year, Tough Mudder in October, and the goal of under 20% body fat and 260lbs. Also want to get back into throwing, among other things.

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        • #5
          2011 was a pretty below average year for me.

          I was bedridden for 18 days in January/February, and just sick for another two weeks around that time.
          In late february, I separated my shoulder skiing.
          Some personal/family issues I won't detail consumed most of July/August/September.
          My brother is going through a divorce.

          Here's to a better 2012!

          As far as paleo/primal goes...I'm a newbie, so I plan to kick ass this year.

          SW : 249
          GW : 199

          Would like to reach this by my daughters 3rd birthday, which is in late July.
          Liberalism: ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

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          • #6
            2011 was a great year for me goal wise because I found out how to get the improvements I want in my life in a way that I can actually do.

            Health and fitness wise that's definitely Primal as every time I go back to eating junk I feel lousy again so for 2012 I'm putting the scales in the shed and my resolution is simply to stay primal for the whole year.

            I know it works and I know I feel much better on it so this time when I fancy a chocolate bar (which gives me really bad acid) or a takeaway (which literally made me sick last time I had one) I'm just going to stay on this wagon rather than eat junk which leads me to fall off the wagon completely for the next month.

            Main thread of my resolutions for 2012 - actually stick to what I found works for me during 2011.
            1st June 11 to 30st Aug 11 - 36lb removed in 13 weeks
            Messed about on and off for the rest of the year

            June 2012 - Had the practice - now time to do it for real

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            • #7
              I ended 2011 by getting angry at myself for still being fat despite exercising. 2 months ago, dropped sugar and white flour, 1 month ago dropped the grains and now over 20 lbs. December started primal and am eating veggies, fruits and meat, and a bit of dairy. LOL last year at this time... I was vegetarian, freaked out over missing a run and weight 20 lbs more.

              My goals for 2012:
              Wear a bikini this summer and post a pic for y'all that isn't frightening.

              My action steps:
              Lift my body weight 2-3 times a week
              Play every day
              Cook 2 new veggie recipes each week
              Say no to people offering me sugary treats, even if they are homebaked
              Put the time I am saving not running into making a garden
              Buy 50% of my meat and eggs from local sources
              Buy 100% of my dairy from the farmers market- no more supermarket cheese- only the awesome $25 a lb stuff from the market.
              Eat how I have been eating for the past month!

              http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
              Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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              • #8
                In 2011 I went from being 6 foot 340 pounds to around 225 pounds with a body fat of 18.8% as of Dec 31st.

                For 2012 I have made a resolution to continue to eat Primal and exercise but to only weigh once a month as I got a bit obsessed with the scale in 2011.
                Went Primal January 24, 2011
                Lost 105 pounds in 5 months
                Currently 130 fat pounds down which is 120 pounds on the scale while putting on 10 pounds of muscle
                According to my kids I am looking more and more like the Hulk every day
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                • #9
                  2011 was a year of breakthrough for me. I started atkins which led me to MDA and me going Primal. After going up and down with my weight despite working out and eating the CW way I couldn't make a dent in my weightloss. But once I ate the bacon I've lost 29lbs!!! 2012 will be the year I get to my goal.

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                  • #10
                    yep I like that, came back to life

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                    • #11
                      I started 2011 without any goals. I starts primal in February in order to curb my ulcerstive colitis that had been plaguing me for years. My doctors wanted to put me on immunosuppressors and I fought it tooth and nail. I wanted a lifestyle change and the doctors had no solutions for me, only meds.

                      My sister told me about PB and I tried it just to see how it would affect me, and boy did it affect me! I almost immediately lost most of my uncomfortable symptoms, and within 4 months had no issues. I was bad durring the holidays and my symptoms returned. Pretty evident what I needed to do.

                      So here it is 2012 and my wife and I are back to 100% primal. No more treats, no more excuses. I started about 3 days ago and my symptoms are subsiding again already. It's unbelievable that my docs pushed drugs when this was available all along.

                      I'm looking forward to this years. Our goals are to stay healthy (primal), have fun (loads more), and be more financially concious. I have a good feeling about it all.

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                      • #12
                        Well in 2010 I went from 293 down to 230
                        and in 2011 I went from 230 down to 200
                        So for 2012 I will go to 185 to reach a BMI of 22!
                        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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                        • #13
                          2011 can go eff itself! i had the worst job of my life and was so depressed I ate all of my sorrows, and now my old sorrows follow me around everywhere jiggling and popping up out of my pants.(if i can get my pants ON). I went from 125 to 150 :C

                          luckily, i dropped the veg habit and picked up meat-eating again. glorious!! 2012 is gon' be guuuuuud!!!

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                          • #14
                            Initially went VLC after reading Taubes' books then went Primal/Paleo after reading Sisson for girl wooing purposes in 2011, ended up with a different girl, but went from ~190-195lbs to about 137.5lbs. Dropped from about 43 to about 36 inches on the waist (which oddly translates to size 28-30 pants). Went from XL to L shirts.

                            This year, making an effort to really cut down on my 20%: ditch the diet sodas/energy drinks, get more sleep, and get more exercise (started 2011 with some of that, then my housemate quit her gym, and I quit along with her, and have been catching bits of it from just outdoor activities) to lean out a bit in the stomach. I'm still wary on strenous exercises though ever since I broke my ankle several years back (and I still have a plate in it and it still hurts occasionally). Maybe wanna lose up to 10 more pounds depending on muscle development. Maybe start buying M shirts since there's evidence those might actually fit me now.
                            Last edited by Dracil; 01-05-2012, 06:52 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Year 2011 had a really rough start, but thanks to Primal, soon it became much better than all the past 5 years put together.

                              My humble dreams for 2012 are:
                              • Go 100% Primal (except butter for cooking certain dishes) because I can't cheat. I simply can't cheat, risking ruining my health isn't worth it.
                              • Forget about cleaning up the kitchen and living areas before bed. After all the dinner and after-work mess, it's pretty messy. But once I start cleaning up, my body gets all worked up and I'm too restless to sleep. So do it in the morning after breakfast.
                              • No technology after 8 PM. Go to bed about 9:30.
                              • Follow this How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I think it would improve all my relationships regardless if the people involved are willing to be friendlier or not.
                              Last edited by abstractpersona; 01-06-2012, 05:22 PM.
                              My smartphone makes me about $100 per month
                              Updating my journal again after a 2 year break.

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