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Thread: Down 50 lbs and 6.9% BMI (3/28 -- 5/31) Yay me!

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    Down 50 lbs and 6.9% BMI (3/28 -- 5/31) Yay me!

    I've been living Primal since 1/3/12. No sugar, no grains, no legumes. And no processed foods. I started feeling pretty good after a week or so. I know I was losing weight -- clothes were fitting better, some extra energy.

    No real idea how much I was losing -- at that point I was beyond the capacity of the scales available to me (they top out at 400 lbs). I was eating right, exercising, experiencing some results -- but unable to track, and I was feeling like I "should be" losing more.

    In mid to late March, I made some adjustments. Cut out all nuts. Dropped the half and half from my coffee. Started doing some IF'ing. And another thing -- I started using Fit Day to track my eating, activities, and soon to come, my weight. Now, I know that many will say that going Primal means you don't need to count calories. I get it, I believe it. Yet for me, measuring and weighing what I was eating helped me see more clearly that while eating Primal, I was eating more than I needed, and enough to slow my weight loss.

    So I started the tinkering...eating less. Feeling Great! Amazed that I could be so satisfied eating less food (the right food!). I couldn't believe that I could go 24 hours without eating! What a concept to me!! Now, I regularly fast from dinner Friday to dinner Saturday. And the other days I find myself eating twice a day. Some people find it hard to believe when I tell them I do not go hungry. Twice a day, that's it. When it's dinner time, sure, I am ready to eat. But I'm not "starving" (like I used to feel before eating SAD).

    This morning, as I weighed myself, and then entered my data in Fit Day, I was so pleased to see that since 3/28/12 (the first day my weight would register on the scale -- at 400 lbs), I'm down 50 lbs! My BMI on 3/28/12 was 55.79...this morning I am at 48.81 -- 6.91% difference.

    I still have a long way to go. Hell, I have a good sized person still to lose -- my goal is to get to 200 lbs -- and I WILL get there! And most importantly, stay there (or who knows, maybe lower!).

    I read these forums daily. Your words of wisdom and your experience have helped sustain me in many ways. I wanted to share this milestone, in part 'cuz hell, I'm proud of it! And in hopes of inspiring someone just as I have been. If I can do it...YOU can do it too!

    More updates to come....

    John K.

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    Apr 2012
    Chicago Suburbs
    Congrats! Awesome progress.

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    May 2012


    Congrats on your progress and results to date.

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    Dec 2011
    Lexington, KY
    way to go man, great story.

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    Mar 2012
    Congratulations! you're doing great!

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    Jun 2010
    Good for you! Sounds like you've added both quality AND quantity to your life. Keep up the good work!
    Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

    - Robert Louis Stevenson

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    May 2012
    Frisco, TX
    Good for you! Congrats on the progress, but also kudos to you for recognizing the need to make adjustments and follow through. I think that is the hard part for everyone.
    Primal since 4/7/2012

    Starting weight 140
    Current weigh 126


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    Dec 2010
    Terranora, far north coast NSW, Australia
    John that's an inspiring story - and it will be just the start for you. You're right on track for that 200lbs - or maybe even less!

    My own BMI has gone from 45.5 at mu highest weight to 35.1 currently. Nice to see a marker going down.

    I'm adding you to my subscribed list.
    F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
    following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

    My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    That is fabulous, congrats to you and thanks for sharing onwards and downwards

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    Join Date
    May 2012
    Congrats! That is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SW 155 CW 148 GW 135-140

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