[quote=kakes;965130]okay guys, (almost) 9 months primal! Feeling amazing, super active and happy. 4 kids worth of stretch marks have turned into tiger stripes. :)
You look so strong, amazing and happy Kakes! So very inspired by you :D
[QUOTE=Patrick;965211]Primal holy-shit-hawtness amplified by a factor of 12 by virtue of pirate/skulls bikini.[/QUOTE]
Ok Here we go again with my success...
Last November 2011 converted to paleo (211lbs)
October 2012 current (188lbs)
you guys are looking great!
Kakes- your abs look awesome and you're an inspiration to me. I too have some mean tiger stripes, but it's nice to see how your skin has tightened as you've lost fat.
BTW Icarian, I know you didn't post an "after", but you look like a beast in your avatar. Meow!
Gotta say threads like this inspires me to workout even though winter is comin..
Kakes, Fabulous Job! Love the abs and the bikini.
Bosstycoon, Amazing, Congratulations.
I got serious about my health after I saw my wedding pictures. I had hit a high of 255 lbs, and didn't really like what I was seeing:
[URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/larryb/8041401649/"]At 255 pounds[/URL]
I started severely restricting carbs in July 2011 - on my own because I hadn't found MDA yet. I didn't take any "before" shots probably because I wasn't too happy with how I looked with my shirt off.
This is a couple of months later and about a size smaller
[URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/larryb/8041400409/"]At about 235[/URL]
And this is where I am now:
[URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/larryb/8041179221/in/photostream/"]Shirt off, front[/URL]
[URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/larryb/8041183527/in/photostream/"]Shirt off, side[/URL]
I'm at about 195 after 15 months or so, and I've been plateaued for a while. But my new-ish exercise program (60% boxing, 40% cross-fit) is moving the mass around a bit.
All in all, I'm happy with my progress. The funny thing is that I'm far more aware of my current spare tire than I was of all the extra weight I used to carry around. Go figure.
The after picture is first. September 8 2012. It is because of the before picture in April.( I am second from the left) April 5 2012. After I saw that, I got serious. I am still losing. Most of all I have lost my Blood pressure meds. My blood sugar is normal. I lost my allergy meds and inhalers, My inflammation in my knees and hips is gone. I can have fun again. I am 57 years old. I have 6 grand children with one on the way. I taught my grand kids to Stand up paddle board this summer.. I FEEL Good. This summer has been so amazing. I plan to lose 30 more pounds and weigh what I did in my 20's . I no longer feel that it is impossible.