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Down 50 lbs and 6.9% BMI (3/28 -- 5/31) Yay me!

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  • Down 50 lbs and 6.9% BMI (3/28 -- 5/31) Yay me!

    I've been living Primal since 1/3/12. No sugar, no grains, no legumes. And no processed foods. I started feeling pretty good after a week or so. I know I was losing weight -- clothes were fitting better, some extra energy.

    No real idea how much I was losing -- at that point I was beyond the capacity of the scales available to me (they top out at 400 lbs). I was eating right, exercising, experiencing some results -- but unable to track, and I was feeling like I "should be" losing more.

    In mid to late March, I made some adjustments. Cut out all nuts. Dropped the half and half from my coffee. Started doing some IF'ing. And another thing -- I started using Fit Day to track my eating, activities, and soon to come, my weight. Now, I know that many will say that going Primal means you don't need to count calories. I get it, I believe it. Yet for me, measuring and weighing what I was eating helped me see more clearly that while eating Primal, I was eating more than I needed, and enough to slow my weight loss.

    So I started the tinkering...eating less. Feeling Great! Amazed that I could be so satisfied eating less food (the right food!). I couldn't believe that I could go 24 hours without eating! What a concept to me!! Now, I regularly fast from dinner Friday to dinner Saturday. And the other days I find myself eating twice a day. Some people find it hard to believe when I tell them I do not go hungry. Twice a day, that's it. When it's dinner time, sure, I am ready to eat. But I'm not "starving" (like I used to feel before eating SAD).

    This morning, as I weighed myself, and then entered my data in Fit Day, I was so pleased to see that since 3/28/12 (the first day my weight would register on the scale -- at 400 lbs), I'm down 50 lbs! My BMI on 3/28/12 was 55.79...this morning I am at 48.81 -- 6.91% difference.

    I still have a long way to go. Hell, I have a good sized person still to lose -- my goal is to get to 200 lbs -- and I WILL get there! And most importantly, stay there (or who knows, maybe lower!).

    I read these forums daily. Your words of wisdom and your experience have helped sustain me in many ways. I wanted to share this milestone, in part 'cuz hell, I'm proud of it! And in hopes of inspiring someone just as I have been. If I can do it...YOU can do it too!

    More updates to come....

    John K.

  • #2
    Congrats! Awesome progress.


    • #3

      Congrats on your progress and results to date.


      • #4
        Congratulations! you're doing great!


        • #5
          Good for you! Sounds like you've added both quality AND quantity to your life. Keep up the good work!
          Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

          - Robert Louis Stevenson


          • #6
            Good for you! Congrats on the progress, but also kudos to you for recognizing the need to make adjustments and follow through. I think that is the hard part for everyone.
            Primal since 4/7/2012

            Starting weight 140
            Current weigh 126




            • #7
              That is fabulous, congrats to you and thanks for sharing onwards and downwards


              • #8
                Congrats! That is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                SW 155 CW 148 GW 135-140


                • #9
                  Keep up the good work!!
                  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


                  • #10
                    How wonderful.. Big pat on the back!!!!


                    • #11
                      Thanks one and all.

                      Clay -- your story was a big inspiration for me when I first found this site. So thank you, very much!


                      • #12
                        Fantastic. Keep up the good work! And isn't it a good feeling? Not just physically, but knowing that you're doing something that works. Sometimes I get angry at all the time I wasted listening to the conventional wisdom, which was the very thing that was making me fat. I get ticked off that I did what I was supposed to do and got blamed when it didn't work. But then I try on a pair of pants that used to be tight on me, and it falls right off my ass, and I just have to laugh.


                        • #13
                          Way to go!!! Sounds like you got it!


                          • #14
                            Way to go! Just love these stories.
                            Female back to the basics: 5-2017
                            CW: 2017: 150
                            GW: 130 a dream, I know
                            Muscle soreness surrounding Neck, Thyroid and Rosacea issues.


                            • #15
                              Fabulous progress!
                              F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                              **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                              **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**