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The first picture is me at my college graduation, December 2011. The picture on the right is me now, July 2012. When I saw this picture of me after graduation I was horrified! Wake-up call.
I lost 10 pounds early in the year from going half-assed primal, then I fell off the wagon for 2 months - but did not gain it back. I started back 100% committed 1 week ago and have quickly lost 4 pounds since July 5th. 14 pounds total. My goal is 135.
PPS - This is a picture of me from September 2009. I was around 140 pounds I believe, and I think I looked danged good then (but that was from daily chronic cardio that I hated badly)! I want to get back to this body, and stay there.
I've been living primal since March, and I think I've made some progress. Despite an injury (de Quervain's tenosynovitis) that's kept me from lifting (much) the past month or so, I've been steadily losing fat and gaining muscle, and feel like I'm pretty close to being fat-adapted, if I'm not already.
Totally off grains, sugar, and soy (well, 95%-5%), and I've incorporated a lot more meat into my diet. I still eat a lot of dairy and some artificial sweeteners, and that's not changing anytime soon (so no lectures, please!).
As of the last time I weighed myself, I'm around 175 lbs, 42-32-41. Still 5'6". I don't know my body fat percentage, since I don't have calipers or access to any other facilities.
And just for fun, here's a pic of me doing some yoga the other day:
I'm losing slowly and have some medical issues/disability that limits how physical I can be.
For a while now it has been walking on the treadmill in about ten minute increments (I have dizziness issues and could fall if I went longer)... but I was missing the yoga I used to do.
Now I knew that many poses just wouldn't work for me... head down is very bad for instance. But I dug around and found Healing Yoga: for Aches and Pains to stream in Netflix the other day! All very modified poses for injured and sick people. And I'm starting back at yoga again! Slowly... but hey, small steps are steps too.
Who knows, maybe the docs will patch me up and I can be more serious about it again.
JMack383, big high-five to you brother. You and I are traveling the same path man. I started 370 down to 285. Isn't great being able to buy clothes off the rack......
Absolutely the best feeling being able to shop where everyone else shops and not Casual Male XL. Not to mention it is actually cheaper buying "normal" size clothes. I am always looking for people who started at around the same weight as I did. Nice to meet you, and keep up the good work!
@ilanatree, great progress! The protein powder I use is sweetened with sucralose, splenda, and I mix it with milk, but I love it! So, I can totally relate to the whole dairy and artificial sweetener thing.
Awesome I figure the sucralose can be part of the 20% of non-primal stuff I eat!
9 months into this way of eating. I'm down 20 lbs overall, living with long plateaus and then impressive 4lb drops. Big shape changes. I work out twice a week with a trainer doing a hiit workout with light hand weights and my own body weight. Yoga once per week and move slowly about 3 times per week. Probably eat too much dark chocolate, and have started enjoying coffee.