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Phosphatidyl serine 100 mg (also called PS100) 3x daily. Rhodiola rosea 3x daily. 5-HTP an hour before bed. A MASSIVE B-vitamin complex (called B-600 with adrenal support), 3 in the morning, 3 at lunch. Iodine 2x in the morning (I'm deficient), and progesterone cream at night--I haven't been officially tested, but based on symptoms they think I'm estrogen dominant. Hence no licorice.
Fantastic job otzi! Awesome inspiration (just starting my journey...).
What did you do for the exercise part - follow Primal or something else?
100% bodyweight exercises, although I do own a treadmill and have a 60 pound sandbag I squat with.
I started out very weak. Just did pushups and situps during commercials on TV. Then progressed to more inventive pushups, squats, pullups, sprints, and planks. If I don't walk a lot at work, I get on the treadmill after dinner.
2 years ago, I was 'sedentary'. Now, I walk 3-5 miles per day, do bodyweight exercises 3-4 days a week, and sprint once a week or so.
Cool thanks. Same as I plan on doing on my end. I just started yesterday with the Primal eating - but also yesterday I got diagnosed with "Marcher's Foot" (stress fracture) so there goes the interval training part for now.
...and after...confiscating my daughter's size 2 jeans.
This is my story. I wasn't sure the best way to put it here so I am inserting a link with my story and pictorial journey. I hope it will stir encouragement for those starting on this journey.....and for those entering the second half of a century....your goals are attainable.
I may soon be adding more photos to illustrate muscle increase, but I want some decent back muscle first.
WHR has gone down to 0.69, though. First time ever under 0.7. And arms are firmer, despite the loose skin from my "crash-diet fat shed" a few years back. Even starting to see some tricep-shaped things filling the skin up. Soon ye shall see...
Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.
I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
I'd apologize, but...
That is amazing what a difference those 11lb have made, RachT! Welcome aboard, and here's to many more years of health thanks to a natural way of eating & living!
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***