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  • @Mommymd: Great progress, it may not be a huge drop it really is noticeable! Also that workout/yoga top is SUUUPER cute!

    @kcarol: Daaaamn, that really is some great change right away! And yeah, ive been thinking I need to cut the dairy to help kill the last of the ab padding thats frustrating me >.< But greek yogurt and hard cheese are soo delicious and filling. Im trying to make them occassional treats/quick high calorie meals rather than staples.

    Also, yay underpants!! *throws arms up in air excitedly*
    "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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    • Kakes and Corvidae, thank you SO much!

      I know I know, it took me a loooong time to say no to dairy. But my skin is also clearing as well. I'd post THOSE photos but it's...my face...lol. Perhaps another day.

      lol, I think my progress photo theme will continue to be sports bra and victoria secret underwear. yayyy panties! lol.

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      • Lookin' good, kcarol!

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        • Some serious progress there kcarol, it's good that you've seemed to find the formula for success for you. Keep up the good work!
          Went Primal July 25th, 2011.

          Current Age: 25

          Total Loss: 126 lbs

          Starting Stats: Weighed 266 lbs, Body Fat 37.6% (100 lbs), BMI 40.9

          Current Stats: Weight 140 lbs, Body Fat 15.2% (21.1 lbs), BMI 21.2

          Current Goals: Get a stronger core through Pilates and continue being as Primal as I can be.

          My Weight Loss Notes Now on a blog page. It starts with "My Weight Loss: Introduction." Available to the public, share with friends if you'd like!

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          • awesome, kcarol. Your after pic reminded me of all these infomercials I used to watch where women always struggled to get off that pooch. If you show/tell them what you did, you'd be spinning some heads, for sure.
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            • Thanks for the encouragement guys.

              @Issanjose, LOL, yeah I still got some pooch going on, but I never noticed how bloated I looked in the first photo. I want to lose about 30 more pounds for that super fit look. This is just the beginning.

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              • Originally posted by kcarol View Post
                Thanks for the encouragement guys.

                @Issanjose, LOL, yeah I still got some pooch going on, but I never noticed how bloated I looked in the first photo. I want to lose about 30 more pounds for that super fit look. This is just the beginning.
                And it is a wonderful beginning. You look great!

                Whine: I have to give up full fat cream in my coffee? Yikes

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                • The latest update, I hit the 5 month mark. For contrast I've included my 2 month photo. I REALLY wish I had taken this photo when I first started.

                  19 MAY: 5 MONTHS IN


                  18 FEB: 2 MONTHS IN
                  Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
                  Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
                  Starting Energy: "bleh...."
                  Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
                  Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.

                  "Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."

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                  • Originally posted by tapper47 View Post
                    And it is a wonderful beginning. You look great!

                    Whine: I have to give up full fat cream in my coffee? Yikes
                    Thanks! You know I started off with lots of cream and cheese. I put it in everything, and my calories would sometimes rack up to 2700. Eliminating dairy has been tremendous for calorie control and appetite.

                    @BONZ: *blush* looking great.
                    Last edited by kcarol; 05-20-2012, 02:50 PM.

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                    • @kcarol, you're coming along very well! You noticeably slimmed in 3 weeks.... nicely done! You've also got a hell of a lot more discipline than I do, I can't kick the dairy!
                      Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
                      Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
                      Starting Energy: "bleh...."
                      Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
                      Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.

                      "Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."

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                      • kcarol,
                        Wow, that is an amazing change!
                        I can't believe that is only 8 pounds.
                        Great stuff.
                        "Your actions speak to me so loud, I can not hear a single word you are saying."

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                        • ^^ You know how I feel about you PeacefulWarrior. I think this is the highlight of my weekend.

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                          • Nice new what????? Nice new spam?

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                            • Originally posted by gravyboat View Post
                              nice new what????? Nice new spam?
                              i must know!!
                              "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                              My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

                              Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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                              • Hello. This is my first ever post on this forum, but I've been stalking you all out and reading through the archives for a few months now. I am considering starting a thread on here for my journey but as I updated my progress pic last night I thought I'd post that since it's ready now.

                                I weighed around ~145lb (~66kg) once I was fully grown height-wise, and had quite a low body fat %. I competed in a few different sports nationally. Without going into things too intensely, lets just say my life spiralled out of control and in the space of about 9 months I gained ~90lb (~41kg). I stayed at that weight for about a year, exercising 5x a week and limiting calories. Nothing worked, I only ever lost 2-3lb a fortnight or so and would soon get frustrated and give up, never losing any more than about 5lb before bouncing back to that plateau. Over the next 2 years I started creeping upwards.... I tried weight watchers, I followed conventional advice, and I was always reasonably active (not sedentary, at least).

                                This January just gone I found myself standing on the scales, for the first time in months, and seeing 282.4lb (128.1kg) staring back up at me. I could not believe it. I quite honestly felt like just dying. I was so good at convincing myself that yes I was fat, but I was still healthy! Not. Sometimes being a manipulator of yourself works to your own detriment, my complacency cost me my health. I could no longer lie and pretend that I was just overweight, but healthy. Things were obviously getting dangerous.

                                I started researching and reading late into the night. I was so wary and suspicious of all proposed diet changes. I had experimented with gluten and dairy elimination before and although I felt better, I didn't lose weight (I was still eating very high carb, and low fat, to "lose weight"). In March, on the 19th to be exact, I began my primal journey, from 275.4lb (124.9kg). I had lost about 7lb since my highest ever weight just through calorie restriction, but was miserable while doing it.

                                Since then, I have lost a further 27.6lb (12.5kg) with primal, in the space of only 2 months. I love what I eat, I rarely feel deprived, and I know my internal health is benefitting too.

                                So what does this ~35lb (~16kg) loss look like?


                                The first pic is at about 276lb, the second around 264lb, and the third at about 248lb.

                                My first goal is 227lb, which will be the lowest weight I've been in 3-4 years, and also will be the lowest weight I've ever been since I gained all the initial weight in the first place.

                                I hope anyone reading this who is considering primal, just starts tomorrow. I contemplated and thought over things for months before even implementing small changes, which could've let to easy weightloss without even really trying. Honestly, you won't regret it, and it's not difficult. I'm a college student living in overdraft. Don't let excuses stand in the way of a better you, like I did for so many years
                                Last edited by nixxy; 05-23-2012, 10:19 PM.
                                Current weight lost: 82.9lb (37.6kg)

                                Current PRs:
                                Bench: 45kg/99lb
                                Squat: 100kg/220lb
                                Deadlift: 120kg/265lb

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