Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Before and Durings page

  1. #1
    Bex's Avatar
    Bex
    Bex is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    23

    Before and Durings

    I have visible muscles and it's freaking me out!

    Okay so here's the deal. I don't have a scale. I'm in rural Mexico and heading home to Canada in two weeks. At my highest weight several years ago I was 320 pounds. I went low carb and dropped down to 240, stopped low carbing and gained 30 or 40 pounds back. Moved to Mexico, lost some but who knows how much.

    This is me about 6 weeks ago at aprox 250 pounds, before going primal, during a nice vigorous hike:

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t...prox250lbs.jpg

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J...prox250lbs.jpg

    And this is me today! These have been my "in case I lose weight" pants most of the time I've been here, but now they're my "almost fit well enough to wear on the plane" pants!

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0...%252520957.jpg

    Today in the shower, I accidentally poked myself in the arm, and was all like "Woah! My arm is all hard and stuff! That's weird! It's not supposed to be like that!" Then I stopped and felt it, and thought about it and was like, "Ooooohhhh! It IS supposed to be like that!" Hah!

  2. #2
    Kane Augustus's Avatar
    Kane Augustus is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Whitehorse, YT
    Posts
    107
    That's some rockin' progress! Keep it up. It only gets better. Congratulations!

  3. #3
    Troglodyte's Avatar
    Troglodyte is offline Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    The Valley of Horses
    Posts
    70
    Go with it!

    ~Time to kick ass and take names, brother!
    Τρωγλοδῦται

  4. #4
    dragonjax's Avatar
    dragonjax is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    1,315
    FABULOUS!!! Rock on, and Grok on!

  5. #5
    TigerLily's Avatar
    TigerLily is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    metro Portland
    Posts
    3,177
    YOU ARE DOING SO GREAT!

    And, hey, those pants are buttoned and zipped. That counts as fitting into that new smaller size in my world!

    Congratulations.

    ETA: And am I reading that correctly? Only six weeks?
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

  6. #6
    CattyB's Avatar
    CattyB is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Posts
    174
    Go, Bex! Keep on Grokin'!

    Your story sounds...and looks...familiar! I was so afraid of the scale that I wouldn't get on one for months before I started. I judged my size by the seat of my pants -- pun fully intended!

    Now I'm glad to say that I've dropped from a size 22/24W (depending on cut) to an 18/20W and still going strong. (been at it for 12 weeks)

    BTW...be ready for those folks (if you haven't encountered them already) here up north to give you the 'look' ~ the one that says "no wonder you're big, you eat all that butter and other fat". Until we get down to "normal" sizes (or are around people who see our progress on a regular basis) the anti-fat-league (anti both dietary and bodily fat) has agents everywhere just aching to bring us down from our Grok-y Mountain High.
    Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
    Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


    "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

  7. #7
    zoebird's Avatar
    zoebird is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    8,089
    that's awesome. your muscles rock.

  8. #8
    Bex's Avatar
    Bex
    Bex is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    23
    Thanks for the encouragement folks! Yes, those pictures are taken only six weeks apart. We've been here for six months, but the pastries and other delicious cane sugar sweets were very tempting for the first little while! The biggest shock will be going back to Canadian food prices. Luckily I don't have to deal with strangers much, and I'm sure my friends and family will be able to see the difference since the last time I saw them - that's the great thing about being away for six months at a time! It's a lot easier to give that *shock* effect!

  9. #9
    soon2beslinky's Avatar
    soon2beslinky is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    14
    You look amazing, thanks for posting.

  10. #10
    TheDarkMistress's Avatar
    TheDarkMistress is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    191
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Great job, way to rock those VFF's!
    cj

    height: 5' 10 1/2"
    2/20/11: 210
    9/19/11: 185.5
    goal: #170

    "Decide what to be, and go be it."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •