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    Age 44 and size 28" waist after being Primal :-)

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    Hi,



    I've been on the Paleo program for about a year. 80% compliant and cheating with desserts more than I should but thought I would share my results with the community.

    At 5'6" and 170 lbs, my "before" was certainly overweight and would have led to health complications. After going Primal for about a year, I am now at 144 lbs and down to a 28" Old Navy pant size. Resting heart rate 49 bpm, blood pressure 110/75.

    On December 22, my blood work came back:

    Glucose Fasting = 5.2 mmol (94 mg/dl)
    Hemoglobin A1C = 6.1%
    Total Cholesterol = 5.23 mmol (202 mg/dl)
    LDL Cholesterol = 2.94 mmol ( 114 mg/dl)
    HDL Cholesterol = 1.88 (73 mg/dl)
    Chol/HDL (Risk Ratio) = 2.78 <4.9
    Triglycerides = 0.91 mmol (81 mg/dl)

    I interpret this to mean my lipid profile is OK but my HbA1c is higher than optimal. I'm working on that and will take another blood test in 6 months.

    More before and after pictures can be seen here:
    http://fitafter40vancouver.blogspot....ey-victor.html

    Healthfully yours,
    Victor
    Last edited by primalpilgrim; 12-25-2010 at 02:22 PM. Reason: Corrected conversion to mg/dl

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    Great job Victor, you look healthy and happy!

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    Thanks jguyc!

    Its been such a journey hitting middle age but I am probably in the best stage of my life so far (I think). Have lots of friends in their forties who want to get in shape but don't know how or where to turn. Lots of skeptics who believe being Primal\Paleo is extreme. But then again these are friends who have trouble losing weight or sustaining weight loss or have poor blood work.

    I am grateful to Mark Sissons and the entire Paleo community for their support.

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    You are correct on the skeptics. Im 4 weeks into primal-type2 diabetic. Life started just 4 short weeks ago, I have never felt this good! Great job again and thanks for sharing your success! keeps me motivated

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    jguyc,

    This article may be of interest to you. It compares the relative risk of cholesterol and blood sugar.
    http://fitafter40vancouver.blogspot....e-and-why.html

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    Great work, Victor, and am amazing transformation. You look younger and much more 'alive'. Well done.
    Odille
    F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
    following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

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    You look fantastic Victor, well done and congratulations! Does your wife/partner share the same WoL, as she is looking pretty wonderful too!

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    Victor, you are an official cutie! :-) Great work, and thanks for the inspiration.

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    Thanks for all the encouragement. You guys are awesome!

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    Sweet, great job... I just dropped down to a 42 waistline, and am aiming for 28 myself. Very inspiring!

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