While I was never greatly overweight or did a diet (it was always called 'puppy fat' and I was told it would go when I became an adult. Crap!), I was a couple of sizes bigger than I should have been. At age 27, I got fed up and started working out and ate no fat at all. Just sugar and carbs (oh my poor body). I lost heaps (then too much), but was strong and lean. My very hard muscles were tiny though (no protein to create them). Fast forward - 4 pregnancies and I was the biggest I've ever been save for when I was pregnant. I had GD during one pregnancy, lost 10kg but gave birth to a large baby so it was all me to go. Start of last year, I went sugar free (Sweet Poison)but still taking in the simple carbs. August someone linked me to the leptin reset information, that worked well for me (too well, now I don't have the opportunity to indulge my healthy libido ;) ) and then I found this website and am currently very happy with my body. But also, with how wonderful and healthy I feel :) I look younger than I did 5 years ago (I'm 43) and my brain function has returned (I missed my brain!) and life is good :)
[QUOTE=tomi;856858]Nikitakolata ---- purhaps you could consider dropping the running and start doing the basic movements that Mark promotes. I see people running their little hearts out and never dropping a pound --- but weight baring exercise makes a huge difference. Squats, lunges, push ups, pulls ups - not sure if he's still doing the plank thing - I think he dropped that one. Has staying very faithfully primal in your diet made any difference? Do you track your calories and macronutrients just to see where you are?
Have you had your thyroid checked? What about hormone balances?[/QUOTE]
+1 to all of this plus, if you feel the need to run, how about some wind sprints instead of a steady grind long run? Chronic Cardio is only elevating your cortisol and not getting you anywhere (kind of like a hamster on a wheel).
I think I would qualify as a success story. I've always been a little fat ever since I was a kid or at least since puberty. According to BMI and various weight charts I'm not overweight now. I just don't look like a bikini model or any of the success stories you see. Maybe I'll see if I can find some pictures so you can see.
I have to say that I eat WAY more food than lil ol paleo me and I don't think I come close to the amount of calories she says she eats. Maybe my calorie counting is way way off. Anyway, I did a stint of calorie tracking with my fitness pal. It told me to stay at 1200 calories and I would lose a pound or two a week. I didn't lose anything. I eat ad lib now. My weight is the same as it was then.
It's kind of hard to put it in words, but what I would have liked to express, if I could is how much I wish everyone to find the success and how good it is to check a thread like this in the morning and see the really good results, and that there is hope, even when setbacks are abound.
I had been having a bad sleep week too, and all the silly stuff with the injury, and stuff, but I am starting to feel invigorated.
In terms of what's working, coconut oil is very much worth trying. Better than butter, and I think I will actually try another attempt at a fat fast on coconut oil tomorrow. Well, coconut oil and a high protein supper. My mind is going into another 'meat, meat, give me meat" lag. Those cravings... crazy new cravings.
Have any of you battled and beat adrenal fatigue? By looking at a bunch of websites I'm starting to wonder if that's my issue. Likely brought on my several years of stress following a traumatic event and then losing my mom when I was only 22, followed by nearly 5 years pregnant/nursing.
[QUOTE]The TRIA won't work on white or really light nordic blond hair. It also will not work on anyone with very dark skin. It works on the contrast between your hair and your skin color to know only to zap the hair. But just about any shade of brown or black hair is fine. And we're talking about your natural shade here, not anything you may have altered because it only matters what is at the root.[/QUOTE]
I have light skin and dark hair - can you tell me about this TRIA system? Has it been effective?
Teach, I'm working on beating chronic fatigue. Primal has not been a magic bullet, but it's helping. And I am hoping that the progress will continue, that it's not just one step up and stop there. I have seen people talking about adrenal fatigue in these forums. You might try doing a search for it.
I just started reading a really good blog.
[url=http://www.paleoforwomen.com/]Paleo For Women[/url]
[QUOTE=sbhikes;857382]I think I would qualify as a success story. I've always been a little fat ever since I was a kid or at least since puberty. According to BMI and various weight charts I'm not overweight now. I just don't look like a bikini model or any of the success stories you see. Maybe I'll see if I can find some pictures so you can see.
I have to say that I eat WAY more food than lil ol paleo me and I don't think I come close to the amount of calories she says she eats. Maybe my calorie counting is way way off. Anyway, I did a stint of calorie tracking with my fitness pal. It told me to stay at 1200 calories and I would lose a pound or two a week. I didn't lose anything. I eat ad lib now. My weight is the same as it was then.[/QUOTE]
Yes, I would agree that the calorie count of 2000-3000 is a bit high for what lopm says she's eating. I'd guess its more in the 1500 range at best.
[QUOTE=lil old paleo me;857084]No problem. I start every day with bacon and eggs. Four strips of bacon and two eggs.[/QUOTE]
You might to plug all that into a calorie counter cuz my diet is really close to that and I stay between 1000-1300 calories a day. But then - its working for you so it really doesn't matter what your total count is, right?
I was just curious. Cuz to get to 2000-3000 calories I would have to be pounding down a huge breakfast, lunch and dinner! I mean, thats like 700-1000 calories per meal, if you eat 3 meals a day. And you say you generally eat 2 meals and a snack. So - something has to be amiss there, missy! :) ;) Just sayin'.............