[QUOTE=Patrick;980156]G'luck, iniQuity! I need to get myself back into a more fine-tuned Primal pattern, too.[/QUOTE]
Can be hard to maintain... or rather, can be hard around mediocre ass people trying to drag you down! However, I definitely started thinking my slip-ups couldn't be that bad, and still think that way, but the added poundage does say otherwise. Fairly confident just about a month or so of pseudo-ketosis is all I need to get back to fat burning mode.
I really do love this thread. VERY impressive! And thanks for all the pictures, everybody! (and hi iniQuity, Patrick, everybody...)
Johnny767, your avatar is appropriate because all I could think was "OMG it's Daniel Craig's Primal Twin!" I think I scrolled between your before and after pic about 10x; the change in your face is unbelievable...and yeah, the body too *blush*
Wow betty and gravyboat! those are some awesome progress pictures. *very cool!*
I love the way eating Primally makes clothes disappear :-D
Timothy wow that is so cool. Congrats on the transformation! I love seeing people change their lives! :)
Last year at this time I changed my lifestyle. With encouragement from a coworker and indirectly comments in a newspaper online I investigated The Ancestral Health Movement. I read the science behind the benefits of Low Carb High Fat, and High Intensity Interval Training. I chose LCHF over strict Paleo and Primal. I increased my workouts with my trainer to twice a week, incorporated occasional sprinting, and have recently added Intermittent Fasting. I read tons on Marks Daily Apple and The Eating Academy. Here are the benefits I've experienced: My middle of the night insomnia is much improved. I no longer am a slave to hunger, I eat only when hungry, at times fasting through breakfast. Minimal snacking. I have lost 20 lbs (all in the first 6 months). My body composition has completely changed. Strength gains in workouts. My skin is softer with fewer blemishes. I have cut out processed foods, sugar, and refined carbs. I eat meat, fish, vegetables, berries, full fat fermented dairy-yogurt, creme fraiche and cheese, butter, nuts, dark chocolate, tea and coffee, and occasional alcohol.
I've presented some of my journey previously, but here again is the before:
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/44372640@N03/6723375341/]Before, July 27, 2011 (F)[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/44372640@N03/]Mommymd55[/url], on Flickr
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/44372640@N03/6723376073/]Before, July 27, 2011 (L)[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/44372640@N03/]Mommymd55[/url], on Flickr
And here is where I am today:
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/44372640@N03/8109057577/]IMG_2446[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/44372640@N03/]Mommymd55[/url], on Flickr
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/44372640@N03/8109059469/]IMG_2447[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/44372640@N03/]Mommymd55[/url], on Flickr
Thanks for everyone's contributions to this great site and to Mark Sisson for making this so understandable and doable.
mommymd- Yeah girl!! *wolf whistle*
You look amazing! So sassy and confident!
Wow, mommymd, that's awesome! I love the big smile in the second set of photos.
Excellent mommymd. You should be proud, you look as fantastic as you must feel in those pics.