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My workouts were just really random. Basically just hiking, pushups, pullups, pistols, and kettlebell stuff whenever I felt like doing it. Twice a week one week, 5 the next, 1 the next. That saying about it being 90% diet is really true.
The top picture there is 7 months between the 3 shots. I kind of cruised along like that for about 4 months, then went on a Whole30 kick and got down to where I am in the bottom 3 shots.
After a hectic 2011 and a summer of being FORCED, DAMNIT, by certain buddies to drink beer and whiskey in excessive quantities, I'm back to looking more like the 7 months (canvas belt) pic.
I just dove into another Whole30, hoping to wake my lazy ass up and shred up a little more.
What does an average day look like for you in terms of diet?
Since the last update (below), I've dropped 3 or 4 pounds and gained strength, but I don't see much change in body fat level. Granted my diet has been skirting the 80/20 rule, but I'm still getting frustrated. If you guys had to guess, what's my BF%?
I don't have before pictures unfortunately, but a little background: I was about 210 lbs five years ago. I'm 5'7. I got down to the high 160s low 170s through CW, which I maintained for the most part for a few years. I started PB in February, and I'm down to the 152 nowadays. I still want to cut a bit more fat, but in a month or two I plan to start trying to put on about 7 more lbs of muscle.
So here is an update to where I am 1 year after dropping ~100 pounds, Burning Man style.
Here I am this year at Burning Man:
Wearing my CrossFit Oakland tee which reads "Suck it up, Buttercup" which received lots of comments. I am around 165 pounds now.
This is me LAST year (2010)
So I'd say I was a bit skinnier, but hopefully most of that is muscle, I hope! I was 155 so 10 pounds less then.
This is me in 2009, about 1/2 way through my paleo journey:
and me in 2008 at my heaviest:
So, still a ways to go till I post a shirtless pic, but working on it. The main difference from last year is I'm doing CrossFit now. Let's see if I can fill in some of my flabby loose skin with some muscle mass.
I'm still trying to get the body fat down. Last time I checked it was 17.8% using the dunk you under water and yell "blow blow blow" at you till you are about to drown method. I'm hoping for 16% as a goal by fall.
I got my test for free at a nearby college...price could vary. Mine was with a predicted TGV or Thoracic Gas Volume which is a major component of the test. With predicted the Volume can be off by 3-5%, but the body fat % I got was 25.4% 23.75%-26.25%...not really all that bad. If you want ultimate accuracy you'll either have to find a way to get a measured TGV to use with your test or if they let you do it where they do the test. Apparently the equipment for measuring is an optional part of the BodPod so not all BodPod testing locations may have it. You could theoretically get it tested elsewhere and give the BodPod people your number though.
Primal start date: July 1st 2011
Start Weight: 275
Current Weight: 248
Stats below as of September 1st 2011 Tested via BodPod
Body Fat 25.4%
Fat Mass 63.721
Fat Free Mass 74.6%
Fat Free Mass 187.087
Goal weight: 180-200 lbs(Recommended weight is around 180 for my height but that sounds low)
Total lost so far: 27 lbs