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    Well, last year I hopped on the Paleo/Primal bandwagon on April 1, 2013. At the time, the scale wouldn't register me. After 2 weeks, it finally weighed me at 350 lbs. I knew it must be working since the scale finally registered. The first few months went great. I was dropping weight by following the Blue Print and lifting weights and bike riding. September came around and I had 2 bachelor parties, then 3 weddings in October. Eating didn't go so well (according to my new found health knowledge). My diet stayed healthier than it had been prior to primal though. Pretty much just maintained through Christmas and New Years, then got back on board New Year's Day. On April 1, 2014 I had my 1 year primal anniversary. I'm down around 260 and I would assume I'm right around 100-105 lbs lost in the year. I wish I had been able to find a scale to measure me when I started. I love the primal lifestyle and have noticed how much happier and healthier I feel when I stick to the Blue Print and avoid CW. My goal for the upcoming year is to get to 200, but I honestly believe that by sticking to the plan I could be around 180-190 by this time next year. It's hard to believe how well this works. When I was in 8th grade, 12-13 years ago, I wrestled in the heavy weight division that was capped at 230 lbs. I struggled to make weight every week and resorted to starving myself for days before matches. Thinking that I could possibly weigh less this year than I did during an excruciating time period of starvation and chronic exercise while eating so much, blows my mind. I will be posting my before and during pictures before too long!

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    Awesome story! Congrats.

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    • #3
      Awesome! Congrats!!

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      • #4
        Can't wait to see the pictures!

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        • #5
          Congrats on your achievement!


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          • #6
            Way to go! Great dedication and approach.
            5' 9" 47 YO F
            PB start June 2, 2012
            Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
            Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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            • #7
              Thanks everyone. I'm super proud of where I am, but a little disappointed that I stalled out towards the end of last year. Winters are tough up here in NE Ohio. Winter is cold and we get tons of snow. It was a major feat to just maintain the weight lost, while being shut inside all winter. Weather has finally turned to spring around here and I'm dying to get the bike out again. Once I'm able to be outside and moving again, the weight should start falling off quickly. I'm thinking of starting a Whole 30 at the beginning of May just to get a good jump at being back to 100% primal again. Tough to break the habits that I developed when I slacked off. For some reason, around December, I got a sweet tooth for soda (mountain dew). Tough to break it, but my before pictures from last April are a good motivator.

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              • #8
                Wow! What an accomplishment. Be very, very proud.

                Don't worry about the lost months just note it and work on developing strategies to prevent a repeat next winter.

                Thanks for sharing your story!

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                • #9
                  I'm in pittsburgh-- this winter was indeed brutal. I just started my walking program and being outside is great. Keep moving forward!!


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                  • #10
                    Way to go! Great dedication and approach.

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                    • #11
                      You're doing an amazing job! I think the best thing for everyone is for us to be forgiving of ourselves. Long winter leads us to maintenance instead of weight loss? That's cool -- we didn't gain weight. Gained during a long winter? That's cool -- once the weather is accommodating, we can get outside and get more active. Having the right attitude goes a very long way. You've accomplished so much already -- you'll keep hitting your goals and setting new ones. Congratulations!
                      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                      • #12
                        100+ pounds. Wow. Very well done.

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                        • #13
                          Great success!

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                          • #14
                            It's spring. You made it! Congrat on the past year.

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