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  • Good job johnny! You look fantabulous!
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    • Johnny, whoa- that's amazing! You look incredible!
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      • Johnny, there is just no better B/A here for the face - you look like a totally different person, from someone who is totally non-descript & actually looks rather ill, to WHOA! !!!
        5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
        Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
        Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
        Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
        ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***


        • Hey John,
          you gotta be doin somethin else besides 25 times at a gym,
          big change,


          • Hey docpearce, Betorq, Earthy Mama, Aix_sponsa, Mama Grok and neik11

            Thanks for so much for all of your kind words of encouragement. It feels really good to get some positive feedback Ė I live alone so donít get feedback anywhere else. . I am definitely happier and more confident now

            The Ď beforeí pictures were taken on my return to Norway in January 2012 having spent two weeks over Christmas and New Year in England. The weather had been awful the entire time I was there. I spent two weeks eating all the wrong stuff (lots of grains/carbs and chocolate) it was as if I was trying to kick-start myself into action. I think I was also coming off some sleeping meds at that time Ė so I think I managed to look worse in that period than I had for a long time . I am still taken aback when I see those pictures from early January (I was tempted to post nicer before pics from around March!)

            I promised myself in January, that during 2012 I would to try to get myself as close as I could, to being the person that I can be. For the first three months I photographed my progress every week. Over recent months Iíve tried to get to the gym at least once a week; I concentrate on lifting and always record my progress (I get really frustrated if Iím not progressing) . I find that if I try to go to the gym too often , I just get very frustrated as my muscles will not have recovered from the previous session. I avoid cardio-vascular exercise; other than walking! For most of the year I have kept carbs below 100 grams a day (and several periods below 50 grams a day). Iíve also cheated a bit; had my teeth whitened and used the sun-bed/solarium at the gym. I moisturize regularly now too!

            I set myself a number of goals at the beginning of the year; 34 waist jeans (achieved about a month ago) 38 were tight at the start of the year. I also wanted to manage 8 pull-ups (I couldnít manage one); Iíve got to 6 which I am pleased with; but still want 8!

            Oh, I turned 52 a month ago.

            Thanks again; youíve given me the encouragement to keep going
            Last edited by johnny767; 12-15-2012, 06:50 PM.


            • AMAZING transformation Johnny! You've definitely motivated me to get back on track with my eating


              • Jus finished this whole thread...its rather addictive innit? ; p

                The transformations are simply amazing and thanks to this thread, I am gunna take some pics of me this weekend in me duds, and doing downward dog splits to measure myself as to where im at now flexibility wise, also of my baby belly, and then same again every month thereafter until me is back : )

                And johnny...that smile sums up so someone said that manly confidence....uber uber sexy. If youve a lady in your life im sure she loves seeing the man she loves looking so positive : )

                we all do lol


                • Johnny, screw 10 years younger, you look 20 years younger! Holy shit balls man... and in only a year, GREAT job.
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                  • Johnny ---- amazing transformation --- you don't even look similar to the 'before pics'. YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!! You are going to have to find innovative ways to keep the ladies at bay --- that's going to present other challenges Thanks for sharing --- truly AMAZING.
                    F, 48, 5'10"
                    Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                    Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                    Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.


                    • Hi everyone-

                      I haven't posted at all in a really long time, but things are going really well for me, so I thought I'd check back in.

                      I last posted here: and have lost another seven pounds since then. Hopefully it's mostly fat! This was me in March last year, at maybe 190 pounds ( I'm 168 as of yesterday.

                      Still doing a lot of weight training, with olympic weightlifting as my main passion (though I've been sidelined with a sprained ankle that I've had to be nice to, which is annoying).

                      Here's me tonight. Sorry for low image quality; I'm just dancing around my childhood bedroom having fun.

                      Everyone is looking great, you are all such inspirations to me!

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                      • I have a slightly different story of going Primal: started with no muscle and was sick all of the time. I'll have to do an entire write-up, but basically, I discovered my gluten sensitivity on my own and have then felt 100x better. No more migraines, no more brain fog, and it helped eliminate my depression.

                        After 3 months Paleo, discovered gluten intolerance. Dropped some bodyfat around stomach.

                        Stats (Started with modified Stronglifts 5x5)
                        Weight: ~140lb

                        Squat - 95lb x 5
                        Benchpress - 65lb x 5
                        OHP - 45lb x 5
                        Deadlift - 135lb x 5

                        After 6 months of on/off lifting and leangains.

                        Weight: ~148lb

                        Squat - 200lb x 11
                        BP - 130lb x 11
                        OHP - 90lb x 7
                        Deadlift - 235lb x 6


                        Weight: ~151

                        Squat - 245lb x 5
                        Benchpress - 145lb x 6
                        OHP - 90lb x 7
                        Deadlift - 265lb x 5
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                        • ilanatree - looking great! Congratz!!!!!
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                          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates


                          • ilanatree - you are looking healthy and happy. Congrats.
                            F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.


                            • OK, my turn I guess.

                              P7140007 by johnmjoy, on Flickr

                              That was me a few years back, around (emphasis on ROUND) 220. I started this project late last February. Presently at 167, feel twenty years younger (ride the mountain bike, am back at Kun Tao class, ...)

                              I'm to the right. (And yes, that's Buddy Valastro. I kinda liked the irony.) Sorry for the not-the-greatest shots, but frankly I'm still nothing you'd want to see without a shirt.


                              • Couple more:

                                Me on Bear Notch Road #3 by johnmjoy, on Flickr

                                On a bike ride in the Whites, early October.

                                Space Critter by johnmjoy, on Flickr