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The last four or five months the scale hasn't changed much, but I've been keeping up with my usual patterns, simply assuming that my remaining pudge might slowly be eeking away and gradually being replaced by muscle. So I've been focusing on my dancing and my yoga, hoping that things are progressing, but also coming to accept that even if they arent, Im in a pretty good place.
Yesterday I finally got around to having my boyfriend take a progress picture of me, and I have to say...
...it's pretty much what I've been hoping to get to this entire time. My waist is well-defined, my ab-pudge isnt constantly pouring over the top of my pants (on the sides OR the front), and my posture is nothing short of stellar. I'm so confident that I've finally removed the facial fuzzying in my stage-by-stage photos:
There are more advances Id like to make, but they're more on the realm of flexibility and core strength and things that don't show up well in photos, so I may have to call an end to my regular progress shots. I dont expect I'll ever look like super-ripped crossfitter-runner-EXTREEM-etc, but thats ok cause I like my boobs and would like to keep them ;D
I plan on documenting my story and scraping up a couple other interesting before and after pictures to submit as an official Success Story soon
Yep, can't wait to be there myself. I'm not even close to that point in my journey though. Just have to keep moving and I'll get there. I hope soon to be able to find a good gym or buy some good free weights and put my Body By Science exercises into action. I really liked how in depth that book was and I really think it'll help me a bunch.
Anyone looking to do some good exercise should check it out. I think it would be good for everyone looking to do any exercise. It goes over quite a few things and the authors believe in Paleo though they don't mention it specifically they refer to Hunter-gatherer diets multiple times though.
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
Hey guys! This is my first post in this part of the forum, as I was inspired by the thread to look through some old photos. Great work everyone, by the way!
My history is that I was quite big as a teenager (270lbs+), but managed to lose some of it by giving up sugared drinks. Over the next many years my weight has fluctuated between 215 and 235lbs, trying desperately to lose weight with chronic cardio and restricted died. Always failed, always ballooned up as well. In January 2011 I quit smoking and started working out (a Starting Strength type program) and still didn't manage to lose weight, although I did get stronger. At Christmas 2011 I read Eat Stop Eat, and decided to give IF a try. It was tough, but I managed. I weighed around 230lbs at this time. Pretty soon after I cought onto the Primal Blueprint and started adopting it over a few months. That has been behind me now being at my lowest weight in ages, and just feeling way better! Not quite there yet, but it's working. Today I´weigh in at 194lbs. I haven't done much lifting this year, due to injuries, but hopefully soon I'll be able to follow a proper weightlifting course again!
Here are some pics illustrating the transformation so far: