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  • How do you get the nerve to take your "before" picture? I have been avoiding the camera for years. I really feel I should take a "before" picture so I can see how far I've come ... when I get there, of course. But I look bad enough in the mirror. And cameras always make you look even worse so ... ugh!

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    • Originally posted by Sunnivara View Post
      How do you get the nerve to take your "before" picture? I have been avoiding the camera for years. I really feel I should take a "before" picture so I can see how far I've come ... when I get there, of course. But I look bad enough in the mirror. And cameras always make you look even worse so ... ugh!
      It's a before pic. You are supposed to look bad! And the worse you look "Before", the better it makes your "After" look!! I guess you just have to call it a leap of faith- faith in yourself and the fact that PB works!
      You don't have to be sick to get better.
      Female, 31 years old, 5'8"
      Primal start: 1/2/2012
      My Primal Journal
      Living, loving and learning.

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      • I never actually took a before picture for the same reasons. All the pictures I do have were random family type pictures I just happened to have been caught in.

        In retrospect I wish I had taken one as it is easy to forget where you started and how far you have come.

        I had been a little down lately (frustrated with yet another plateau) and when I found some old full body pictures (one from a mall and one from a family get together) I was shocked as I never thought of or remember myself being "that big." It really cheered me up when I used my little paintbrush program to put a new full body vs an old. Really gave me a better perspective on it.
        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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        • clay im the SAME .. i REALLY wish i had pics
          started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

          my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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          • Amazing job everyone... this thread never ceases to amaze me...
            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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            • OK so i stated lurking here back in the fall when i first discovered Primal, went off the wagon around the holidays but have been back on and loving it for a couple months now. So I decided it was time to be brave and post some before and after pics. the first two (Im in the striped sweater) are pictures that scared the bejeezus out of me and made me get back on. The second two are this morning after two months of pretty strict primal, one month of regular yoga and almost two weeks of no drinking Still a ways to go but this is great progress i think. Note in the second pictures I am flexing my abs (not sucking in though lol)

              before1.jpgbefore2.jpgprogress1.jpgprogress2.jpg
              SW175ish GW140 CW157

              height 5'6"

              Official for real start date 1/10/12

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              • forgot to mention, the before pics were from first weekend in January
                SW175ish GW140 CW157

                height 5'6"

                Official for real start date 1/10/12

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                • [QUOTE=Drea6681;738997]OK so i stated lurking here back in the fall when i first discovered Primal, went off the wagon around the holidays but have been back on and loving it for a couple months now. So I decided it was time to be brave and post some before and after pics. the first two (Im in the striped sweater) are pictures that scared the bejeezus out of me and made me get back on. The second two are this morning after two months of pretty strict primal, one month of regular yoga and almost two weeks of no drinking Still a ways to go but this is great progress i think. Note in the second pictures I am flexing my abs (not sucking in though lol)


                  Hmmm. I get "invalid attachment" when clicking on your photo links.

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                  • Well, I finally got the nerve to take some "before" pictures. Yuck! Let's hope I have some great "after" pictures to share in a few months!

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                    • Originally posted by Sunnivara View Post

                      Hmmm. I get "invalid attachment" when clicking on your photo links.
                      Patience.
                      When pics get posted to the forum itself, the moderation takes forever. We'll be able to see them in a few days.
                      You don't have to be sick to get better.
                      Female, 31 years old, 5'8"
                      Primal start: 1/2/2012
                      My Primal Journal
                      Living, loving and learning.

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                      • for me and a few posters above me, it says "pending approval". Anyone know how long it takes to approve? Or how to bypass the "invalid attachment" error? I can see my pictures when I'm logged in.
                        SW175ish GW140 CW157

                        height 5'6"

                        Official for real start date 1/10/12

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                        • oh, thanks
                          SW175ish GW140 CW157

                          height 5'6"

                          Official for real start date 1/10/12

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                          • Do a search for 'Photobucket'. It's a way to get around the moderator-delay. I'm not innerwebs savvy enough to put up a concise description up.
                            Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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                            • Hey everyone. It may be a bit premature, but I am pleased with my early progress (which by this thread's measure probably only counts as "moderate"). After doing the cliched New Year's resolution to go primal, I have lost 22 lbs in two months. Down just 7 lbs in February, where I took more than half of the month off primal when I traveled to Australia and was less than perfect in the two days after returning. So losing over 7 lbs (considering that I must have gained significantly during my non-primal time) in just two weeks of good eating is fine with me.

                              The freaking wife, though. She is a freak. I'd say that since I started, she has probably been 60 - 70% primal. At 5 foot 8 inches, she initially weighed in at 118 lbs, and yesterday she weighed in at 111 lbs! I couldn't believe it. I didn't think that she had that much to lose. She wants to try to get down to about 105 (she obviously has a very slight frame), and I think she'll probably be able to.

                              At the beginning of this diet change, she complained that there weren't many examples of women in her position. Relatively thin, but wanting to lose the last 5 to 15 lbs. So if anyone out there that matches this description happens to be reading, just know that it is possible.

                              Here are comparison shots from January 3 to today. The "after" shots were taken this morning after a massive cheat night last night (sicilian pizza, mozzarella sticks, beer, a little ice cream). I feel like I've gained ever ounce back, but I think we can see true progress. Check them out.





                              So cheers, everyone. Keep up the good work!
                              Starting Weight - January 3, 2012 - 276.4 lbs
                              One Month - February 3, 2012 - 260.8 lbs
                              Two Months - March 3, 2012 - 253.8 lbs

                              Current Weight - April 3, 2012 - 246.0 lbs

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                              • I definitely see progress there, Freaker. Make sure you work on your posture as well, so as to avoid the rounded shoulders.

                                Waaaaaiiiiit a second there...your wife is 5'8" and wants to weigh 105 lbs???? Is that even possible? I mean, I'm roughly 5'6" and am aiming to get to 140. Are you sure you meant 105?
                                Last edited by Unamused Mouse; 03-04-2012, 05:35 PM.
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