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    I'm going to lose 100 pounds

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    Hi, I'm a 37yo mother of two, and I am going to lose 100 pounds. I started living primal in a sort of half-assed way in February and I probably lost a few pounds, but I really buckled down on May 16 (the day after my daughter's birthday party in which I loaded up on pizza and cake!) and since then I have lost almost 20 pounds. I started at about 230 and I want to get to 130, I am 5'3". I am very, very strict! I don't do 80/20 I do 100/0, at my size and my level of resitance I really can't afford any cheats and to be honest, I dont crave anything! Except macademia nuts but in the past those have stalled me so I eat very few. I eat no legumes, no grains of any kind, very little dairy (just a dash of grated cheese on my salad) and no nightshades (allergic). In the past I have lost weight on Atkins but the last time I did I stalled out completely at 199 but now I think I know why. On Atkins I ate TONS of franken foods and fake sweets - atkins bars, fake chocolates and splenda sodas. No wonder!

    I wear a very accurate pedometer (from Brookstone) every day and I get about 10k steps a day, some days more. After dinner I walk around a local outdoor shopping plaza for about 3 miles. Days when it is too hot or rainy to walk outside I go to an all night Walmart and walk until I hit 10k steps. Last week I joined a gym and I'm doing one cardio day a week, and 2 weight lifting days a week. I may add more, the gym is also good as an alternative to walking. Oh, I am an avid yoga practitioner too! Recently I've discovered I can hug my knees to my chest, and cross my legs; I wasn't able to do that a month ago

    My goals:

    lose 80 more pounds
    get a teaching certificate for yoga
    alleviate my autoimmune problems (vitiligo, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, sun allergy)
    regain my core strength (I had two c-sections)
    utilize Rolfing to help my posture and mobility

    I can't wait to post my before and afters in the success story section in 2011

    p.s. I'm open to suggestions, am I doing enough cardio? Enough weight training?

    P.p.s. just wanted to add that by late October 2011 I lost 100
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    Welcome and best of luck! I just kicked off a July Challenge myself. Aiming for 100% as well!

    Yah!
    Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward!

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    start. stop. start.stop...now ramping up to cruising speed!

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    I like your attitude Ruby! I needed to lose 170 when I started and it's coming off fast. I had a grass fed bone in New York with grilled onions, parm crusted zucchini for breakfast today. Yeah, this is rough.

    With your matter of fact approach, I know you will get this done.

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    You'll get there no doubt. I have nothing to critique about your fitness approach, it might just intensify 30lbs from now but that's all good! best of luck for sure!

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    Very motivating! I don't even know you, but I get a strong feeling you can do it! I also switched from Atkins to PB, and I love it.

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    Ruby, you're awesome! I'm totally inspired by you and I'm looking forward to reading about your success! Woohoo, where are my pom poms? Oh, that's right - I don't have any. I never was the cheerleader type - and least not the uniform wearing kind!!

    Go Ruby!!

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    Ruby, you sound like your switched on and will definately succeed with that awesome attitude. I have lost 90lbs down from 235lbs, it took me a year and I too was 100%, you can do it!!!

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    Hey Ruby..good luck!! You sound like you are really serious and on the right track! And congrats on your first 20lbs! (btw - speaking as a former fat girl - isn't it amazing when you can really cross your legs again? such strange simple things that no one that has never been fat before take for granted make a world of difference.lol)
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    How's it going, Ruby? Just wondering how you're doin!

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    Have you thought about incorporating some IF and doing some intervals in your cardio?

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