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  • I didn't think I'd be posting in the success thread any time soon, but here I am.

    I'm posting a progress photo. The second was taken approximately 15-20 days after the first photo (!!).

    I've deflated from 186 lbs to ~178.5 lbs. I wanted to post because it doesn't look like major weight loss, but I just look so much less "swollen" that I thought it'd be worth sharing. This is a 7.5 lbs difference (I'm 5'10"):



    Other miscellaneous:

    Diet: No dairy or nuts besides Kerrygold. No drinking calories, protein shakes, extra sauces, etc. Haven't been worrying about carbs (mmm potatoes). Eating low calorie.

    Workouts have been walking, maybe 4-5 times a week. I've only recently started a weightlifting regimen and sprinting to keep pushing.

    More to come, I hope!!!!
    Last edited by kcarol; 07-31-2012, 12:34 PM.

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    • HUGE difference for such a short amount of time kcarol!! It really does look like you just deflated! Nice work!
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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*
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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!
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              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.

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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.
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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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