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    Some people lose fast. Some people don't. I don't! Struggling with sugar addiction and binge eating, I have tweaked and searched and finally, after 5 months of trying to do the 8 weeks of the leptin reset, I am able to resist sugar. In fact, it's hardly "resisting;" the call is almost not there. All this primal eating; all this hormone restoration is working.

    I have gone through Halloween, an extended family vacation in the mountains, and two of my children's birthday parties, cooking and preparing and serving food all the way, including many sweet drinks, desserts, favorite cheesy foods, and more, and not indulged a bit. ANd not missed it. This is nigh on a miracle that I've been praying for for a decade.

    TBTG!
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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    5 weeks primal today, and comfortably back into my "skinny" jeans that I couldn't even pull over my hips since last fall. I've dropped at least one pant size, probably closer to two - from size 14 down to 10s and 12s.

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    Congratulations, MamaGrok! That is indeed impressive. I'm so glad the reset has been so successful for you! If I went through all of those events without any cheats, I'd be shouting it from the mountaintops.

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    Here's my triumph. I did two 3-month long distance hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2008 and 2009. After both of these my feet were majorly screwed up. Two years later and I still would limp and hobble out of bed or after sitting down for a while. After a day hike, getting out of the car was torture. So much pain and hobbling.

    Pain's gone. Hiked 11 miles yesterday. Got out of the car and walked up the stairs without hobbling or pain. Got up in the middle of the night without pain or hobbling. Wonder what the magic ingredient is. Protein?
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    Got DH on the 'official' scales at the clinic where I work on Friday. We figure he started at over 360 lbs back at the beginning of July...he's now at 286! 85 pounds in 4.5 months puts him in the same whoo-hoo range as you, touchdowntodd! I can't help but be so proud.

    Now if I could just get past my own month-long plateau...
    Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
    Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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    wow! good for him!!!!

    for your plateau try a leptin reset .. its what im going through right now and its pushing me past it ..
    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

    my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html




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    woah that is great! I wonder if it is possible for women to have weight loss success like that...85 pounds in 4.5 months!
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

    You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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    Thanks for the congrats and advice, tdt... he's been such a good boy!

    p.p.-7; I think a woman could lose that much...but I wouldn't want to be a 5'5" woman weighing over 350 to start out with!
    (actually, I had a friend that had lap band surgery who was 5'8" and 335 to start -- she lost over 100 lbs in 3 months! Wouldn't wanna go through her pain, burping and loose skin issues +, though)
    Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
    Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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    Made some lard today, and the cracklins were delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Here's my triumph. I did two 3-month long distance hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2008 and 2009. After both of these my feet were majorly screwed up. Two years later and I still would limp and hobble out of bed or after sitting down for a while. After a day hike, getting out of the car was torture. So much pain and hobbling.

    Pain's gone. Hiked 11 miles yesterday. Got out of the car and walked up the stairs without hobbling or pain. Got up in the middle of the night without pain or hobbling. Wonder what the magic ingredient is. Protein?
    Lack of inflammation is my guess. Without grains and with a lower carb intake, you are getting fewer insulin spikes. Insulin spikes can screw around with the immune system and cause more reactionary inflammation than what your body needs to heal. Sure youll get SOME inflammation if youre injured, but itll be less and heal up a lot faster than it would otherwise.
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