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  • Tofu? Ew. Anyway, I do see some progress there, and I don't mean to come across as a jerk, but if you're eating "mostly vegetarian" then you're kind of missing the whole point here.
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    • I'm doing the best I can. I'm poor and a student, and my kitchen is dairy only due to the fact that my roommate keeps strictly kosher. I eat as much fish as I can. I've cut out almost all processed grains and sugar and am working out the right way, so yeah, you're basically coming across as a jerk. I'd hoped to get some encouragement, not to be told I'm missing the point.

      Thanks though.
      Last edited by ilanatree; 03-24-2012, 01:13 PM.
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      • Originally posted by ilanatree View Post
        I'm doing the best I can. I'm poor and a student, and my kitchen is dairy only due to the fact that my roommate keeps strictly kosher. I eat as much fish as I can. I've cut out almost all processed grains and sugar and am working out the right way, so yeah, you're basically coming across as a jerk. I'd hoped to get some encouragement, not to be told I'm missing the point.

        Thanks though.
        great progress as far as I can tell. you've made the most important steps. as far as what mouse is saying, i'd agree that you should cut out the tofu and incorporate more meats and eggs. but great job so far.
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        • Thanks for the reply. My goal is to replace tofu with meat as I can afford it (I already eat a tonne of eggs, like three a day). I've replaced soy milk with almond milk. Basically, I know what I'm doing "wrong," (even if Mouse is wrong about tofu being DELICIOUS) but it's not an issue of stubbornness, it's finances and culture. So.

          Thanks a lot for the encouragement, I'll keep trying
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          • Ah well, I tried. Sorry you're angry.
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            • I'm not really. Sorry if it seemed like I was. I appreciate your comments.
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              • Originally posted by ilanatree View Post
                Thanks for the reply. My goal is to replace tofu with meat as I can afford it (I already eat a tonne of eggs, like three a day). I've replaced soy milk with almond milk. Basically, I know what I'm doing "wrong," (even if Mouse is wrong about tofu being DELICIOUS) but it's not an issue of stubbornness, it's finances and culture. So.

                Thanks a lot for the encouragement, I'll keep trying
                Cheers to you--I can absolutely see some progress! Welcome and definitely don't feel bad about easing into it no matter what the reason. You should feel great about the changes you've made so far, it only gets better from here. Yay for you ;0)
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                • Originally posted by ilanatree View Post
                  I'm doing the best I can. I'm poor and a student, and my kitchen is dairy only due to the fact that my roommate keeps strictly kosher. I eat as much fish as I can. I've cut out almost all processed grains and sugar and am working out the right way, so yeah, you're basically coming across as a jerk. I'd hoped to get some encouragement, not to be told I'm missing the point.

                  Thanks though.
                  You're not missing the point by not eating meat. Mark's wife manages just fine on fish and whey protein. Not all of our ancestors would've had access to red meat and game anyway. For some fish would've been the major, if not only source of animal food. I love tofu, but I don't eat it any more because it's pretty unhealthy stuff. I'm a devout onmivore, but it doesn't mean everyone has to be. Many people adapt the Primal principles around a vegetarian framework with success. You've made good changes so far, go ahead and enjoy the benefits. I think your progress in 2-4 weeks is fantastic. Imagine where you'll be in 6 months.
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                  • Even Mark has said that tofu is not so bad because of the way it's been processed (fermented? I think?). You are definitely making progress, just look at a single part and compare photos (great photos btw, good idea to take them like that). Under the boobs, folds on the sides, new curves, whatever. You look great
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                    • Tofu isn't fermented. Can't believe I used to like that stuff.

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                      • I have seen quite a few people taking pics in the same clothes and I like that idea. So, here are some pics of me in the same horrifying fat sticking to swim shirt that I wear sometimes.

                        fat May 2010.jpg
                        Fat in May 2010 260ish

                        fat Jul 2011.jpg
                        Fat in July 2011 around 274

                        Less fat March 23, 2012
                        2012-mar-23 swimshirt 10.jpg
                        2012-mar-23 swimshirt 09.jpg
                        2012-mar-23 swimshirt 06.jpg

                        274 starting weight on Sept 19th, 2011. 232 current weight March 26th, 27 weeks of primal goodness.

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                        • Thank you I feel very motivated.

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                          • Originally posted by Buffdv View Post
                            I have seen quite a few people taking pics in the same clothes and I like that idea. So, here are some pics of me in the same horrifying fat sticking to swim shirt that I wear sometimes.


                            Fat in July 2011 around 274

                            Less fat March 23, 2012


                            274 starting weight on Sept 19th, 2011. 232 current weight March 26th, 27 weeks of primal goodness.
                            Buffdv!! You look awesome! Nice work!
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                            Primal start: 1/2/2012
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                            • Thanks to everyone who has replied; your encouragement means a lot I'll post pictures again around 24th April.

                              Buffdv, your progress is really impressive! I'm inspired.
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                              • Kakes,

                                Looking really good and fit.
                                Nice.

                                What is your workout like?
                                Colby

                                Pre Primal
                                January 2010
                                215 LBS 40 in waist

                                Today
                                170 LBS 36 in waist
                                Goal (1) Look Great Naked (and visible abs)
                                Goal (2) More defined muscles and functional strength
                                Goal (3) Achieving Mastery level in Convict Conditioning

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