[QUOTE=Velocity;623203]I haven't legitimately deadlifted in 18 months. It's been even longer since I deadlifted with a straight bar, having preferred trap bar deadlifts in the past. Sure, I still exercised the lower back using the bodyweight gymnastics principles I used over that time period (e.g., press headstands), but never did anything in the way of weights.
I go to an LA Fitness today to use a guest pass and I end up pulling 260, which is very close (if not at) my max from when I stopped deadlifting 18 months ago. Win...[/QUOTE]
Isn't it such a great feeling when you realize that despite losing weight(assuming you did in that 18 months), you're still as strong as you used to be? I just got back into the gym this week as well - all those whippersnappers in there better watch it!
[QUOTE=Uppy;623325]Isn't it such a great feeling when you realize that despite losing weight(assuming you did in that 18 months), you're still as strong as you used to be? I just got back into the gym this week as well - all those whippersnappers in there better watch it![/QUOTE]
Well, no... I may have lost a few pounds in that time period (I think I was about 190-195 at that point, now I'm 185-190), but it definitely wasn't significant weight loss.
[QUOTE=MamaGrok;623101]If you've tried to quit sugar more than twice, and failed, you're probably not ready to IF. Dr. Kruse likes IF'ing a lot once you're Leptin sensitive, and when you're doing the leptin reset, the deal is, eat the big protein breakfast, then over a few weeks, you'll start not feeling hungry for lunch, so skip that when you're ready. If you start feeling not hungry for dinner, too, it's time to back the protein down on the breakfast till you hit a balance. Once you're leptin sensitive, he advises IF lunch and/or dinner, not breakfast.
HTH! For those of us who are still iffy with sugar, IF'ing too often leads after a few days to big indulgences.[/QUOTE]
No, you were right, im still not sensitive enough.
[QUOTE=Velocity;623378]Well, no... I may have lost a few pounds in that time period (I think I was about 190-195 at that point, now I'm 185-190), but it definitely wasn't significant weight loss.[/QUOTE]
Oh...well, still awesome to know there wasn't much rust to knock off!
I have a success, I had to go buy some new clothes yesterday because mine are falling off. I saw a scale in the store and decided to test it. I have lost nearly 30 lbs since starting full primal in July. I have dropped 2 pants sizes and now can wear smaller shirts. I'm very happy because I did this life change to feel better and have more energy, the weight loss is big added plus.
[QUOTE=Uppy;623422]Oh...well, still awesome to know there wasn't much rust to knock off![/QUOTE]
Oh definitely. I was quite pleased with what I did. In fact, my deadlift, military press, and squat yesterday were all close to or the same as what I was doing 18 months ago... of course, that doesn't mean I got any stronger... :-/ ...but I still have that strength base from which to progress!
My weight has been 149 for a couple days in a row now, so I am hesitantly declaring myself broken-through the 150 mark. When I hit 148 I will officially be 30 pounds down since June 1st. :)
When I started this journey I was almost at a size 44 at 5'7" and well on my way to XXXL for shirts. Three and a half months later I find myself in a Kohl's buying some gloves and a beanie for the coming winter and on a lark I plucked some size 36 jeans off the wall with a L button up shirt. Wasn't sure what to expect... well the pants ended up fitting perfectly, the shirt was a bit tight in the arms *flex*.
finally hit the 70lbs down mark last week .. we will see where i get by my 4 month anniversary mark on the 23rd ..
thats right .. 70 in 4 months!
new medication might slow me down slightly .. we will see