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  • Wow, what a difference 9 months can make! Nice work, Mommymd. Keep smiling!

    I just hit 80 pounds lost today (since Jan 1). This may call for some new pics.
    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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    • Originally posted by JMack383 View Post
      Well this is my journey SO FAR. I started Paleo on January 1,2012 with a friendly email from my friend Ryan who thought I could benefit from the lifestyle. I am 6'1", I started out 362 lbs and I am currently 275 lbs. I have been large my whole life, always thought I would be until I read the "Primal Blueprint". After I read the first book I got every other Paleo book I could get my hands on and dove right in.

      I went from a 44" waist to currently a 38". I don't think I have been a 38" since middle school. I went from 3xl shirts to a 2xl and now a few Polo shirts that are XL. That was also a big motivator was being able to walk into a store and buy clothes, instead of ordering them online.

      I work on a tugboat where the diets are terrible even though the coast guard has strict medical guidelines for BMI. That was also always on the back of my mind. They strive for a BMI of 40 or under, even though still unhealthy, if they went any lower there would be no one running tugboats.

      This is my journey so far, I havent cheated at all and I can't go back. My goal weight for now is 225. I think with hard-work and determination I can achieve that goal. My friends and family have been supportive. I have also introduced family members, friends, and strangers to the diet. They have also found success. Well keep fighting the good fight!

      PS. Tattoos are Paleo right?
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      Dang, JMack. Wow you are really looking GREAT! Congratulations!
      SW: 243
      CW: 177
      Goal: Health

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      • Mommymd and ilanatree - you're looking so good. Your results are great!
        SW: 243
        CW: 177
        Goal: Health

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        • Originally posted by mommymd View Post
          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.

          Before:


          Before, July 27, 2011 (L) by Mommymd55, on Flickr


          Preprimal posterior by Mommymd55, on Flickr


          Before, July 27, 2011 (F) by Mommymd55, on Flickr

          9 months in


          9 months primal by Mommymd55, on Flickr


          9 months primal posterior by Mommymd55, on Flickr


          9months primal lateral by Mommymd55, on Flickr

          Mommymd
          you look amazing, keep up the good work

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          • Originally posted by ilanatree View Post
            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.

            I last posted in April: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post805721 At the time I weighed around 185.

            This is me today, 11 July 2012:

            And just for fun, here's a pic of me doing some yoga the other day:
            Love the full wheel! I am still working on it. I just don't have the upper body strength yet.

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            • I can't do bridges because the blood rushes to my head, same problem with hand-stands! I feel like my face is full of fluid within a few seconds and like I'm going to pass out within 5-10.
              Depression Lies

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              • @Mommymd, Great progress! My wife has lost 16 or 17 lbs in the last 8 mos. Her progress is very similar to your's, but I can't get her to post pictures. Oh well, I see her progress. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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                • Brandon and Jenny- your pics finally showed up! Nice!
                  Brandon you look awesome!
                  Jenny- the difference in your face is spectacular. I have no doubt you will get that body and better in not too long!!

                  Awesome work everyone!
                  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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                  • Thank you! BTW I love your avatar, Kakes - that is seriously awesome stuff!

                    Jenny
                    My Writing Blog
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                    • Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
                      Something a little bit unusual... Not about weight loss, but weight gain after a very very severe hypogonadism and degradation of my body and health.
                      It's so fantastic to see how healthy you look!

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                      • Originally posted by cavequeen View Post
                        Love the full wheel! I am still working on it. I just don't have the upper body strength yet.
                        technically, upward bow pose. wheel is when the fore arms are on the floor.

                        This is also an interesting variation (heels up -- it's usually heels down unless you're transitioning to shoulder stand).

                        And, I would say that more shoulder and thoracic spine flexibility would make this posture work. Right now, the whole thing is really sitting in the lower thoracic and lumbar spine, and it might "tweak" if you were to push farther into it at this point.

                        Great flexibility on the front of the psoas -- or hip flexor -- and the use of the gluteus medias is really spot on here, as the rotation of the thigh is great. So the pelvis is properly (perfectly!) aligned.

                        You can also release the neck/head a bit -- look toward the hands a bit more, and it will make it easier to breathe/swallow.

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                        • Originally posted by JMack383 View Post
                          Well this is my journey SO FAR. I started Paleo on January 1,2012 with a friendly email from my friend Ryan who thought I could benefit from the lifestyle. I am 6'1", I started out 362 lbs and I am currently 275 lbs. I have been large my whole life, always thought I would be until I read the "Primal Blueprint". After I read the first book I got every other Paleo book I could get my hands on and dove right in.

                          I went from a 44" waist to currently a 38". I don't think I have been a 38" since middle school. I went from 3xl shirts to a 2xl and now a few Polo shirts that are XL. That was also a big motivator was being able to walk into a store and buy clothes, instead of ordering them online.

                          I work on a tugboat where the diets are terrible even though the coast guard has strict medical guidelines for BMI. That was also always on the back of my mind. They strive for a BMI of 40 or under, even though still unhealthy, if they went any lower there would be no one running tugboats.

                          This is my journey so far, I havent cheated at all and I can't go back. My goal weight for now is 225. I think with hard-work and determination I can achieve that goal. My friends and family have been supportive. I have also introduced family members, friends, and strangers to the diet. They have also found success. Well keep fighting the good fight!

                          PS. Tattoos are Paleo right?
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                          Nice good to see all these good results. Its interesting how much different people look....that's 275? I feel like that looks thinner than me at 249. Maybe its that you still have a shirt on. I have a picture of me ...somewhere in the thread at 249 I think unless I never posted it....not sure.

                          Anyway in case someone hasn't checked it out yet Jack Kruse has some really good blogs over at his site too.
                          Jack Kruse
                          The last one was great page 21 is the first page of blogs....hard to believe its been that many blogs. Didn't start doing them all that long ago.
                          Age: 28
                          Height: 6'1"
                          Primal start date: July 1st 2011
                          Start Weight: 275
                          Current Weight: 248
                          Stats below as of September 1st 2011 Tested via BodPod
                          Body Fat 25.4%
                          Fat Mass 63.721
                          Fat Free Mass 74.6%
                          Fat Free Mass 187.087
                          Goal weight: 180-200 lbs(Recommended weight is around 180 for my height but that sounds low)
                          Total lost so far: 27 lbs

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                          • The beer looks so tiny in your hand

                            Originally posted by JMack383 View Post
                            Well this is my journey SO FAR. I started Paleo on January 1,2012 with a friendly email from my friend Ryan who thought I could benefit from the lifestyle. I am 6'1", I started out 362 lbs and I am currently 275 lbs. I have been large my whole life, always thought I would be until I read the "Primal Blueprint". After I read the first book I got every other Paleo book I could get my hands on and dove right in.

                            I went from a 44" waist to currently a 38". I don't think I have been a 38" since middle school. I went from 3xl shirts to a 2xl and now a few Polo shirts that are XL. That was also a big motivator was being able to walk into a store and buy clothes, instead of ordering them online.

                            I work on a tugboat where the diets are terrible even though the coast guard has strict medical guidelines for BMI. That was also always on the back of my mind. They strive for a BMI of 40 or under, even though still unhealthy, if they went any lower there would be no one running tugboats.

                            This is my journey so far, I havent cheated at all and I can't go back. My goal weight for now is 225. I think with hard-work and determination I can achieve that goal. My friends and family have been supportive. I have also introduced family members, friends, and strangers to the diet. They have also found success. Well keep fighting the good fight!

                            PS. Tattoos are Paleo right?
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                            • Originally posted by docpearce View Post
                              The beer looks so tiny in your hand
                              I miss those tiny beers...not really though it has been 7 months without a beer and I dont have any cravings which is weird because I would drink about 20 throughout a summer day.

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                              • Haven't posted in a while... max weight was 262, holding 170~175 these days. Exercise is a mix of HIT and MovNat.





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