So... your face is an event horizon?!
Summer 2010-2011 vs. today
Looked mostly like the left pic until late this summer. Didn't really see much of any visible progress until this September (which is when I started giving an ounce of thought as to what I was doing). Workout is mostly one on, one off, alternating between weighted dips/chinups with other bodyweight exercise sprinkled in. Diet basically paleo/primal.
I am obsessed with this thread and seeing all the great success stories.
Can't wait to post my own before and after pictures. Took my "befores" the other night and that was a scary prospect.
Im new here and just want to say WOW and congrats to all of you! I am so impressed!
Last edited by wesrman; 12-12-2011 at 07:13 AM.
Have been paleo-ish for a couple of years now. Frequent cheats (maybe a little rice/pasta every other day). Also, don't do sprints and only lift. Sometimes though, I do extremely high rep sets (40+) with very short breaks in between, which might physiologically be the same as HIIT. This was me at my peak about a year ago. I'm pretty much the same size, carrying a little more fat in the midsection. Time for a Whole 30 perhaps.
Last edited by Pop Grok and Drop; 12-10-2011 at 06:21 PM.
You know what kind of bothers me though? After looking through this thread there are a lot of good weight loss stories, and it kills me that I don't really have one even though I used to be pretty fat. 3-4 years ago I lost about 40 lbs and that coincided with a lot of GERD-like symptoms that to this day have gone undiagnosed (best I got in the end was "probably IBS"). Then, about a year ago I started trying to get healthier, and for awhile I ate like a rabbit for the most part. Lost way too much weight at that point, and it wasn't until I did some reading about paleo/primal that I finally found something that not only got me back to a normal weight, but almost completely got rid of my GERD symptoms.
But I dunno, for some reason people are more drawn to the dramatic weight loss thing, which I get, but I hate to see it when people do it in really unhealthy ways. I blame shows like The Biggest Loser, and all these diets tips that pop up on various shows which, to me, amount to starvation (they call it portion control). It's really frustrating to watch sometimes. Especially when you know people who try to lose weight this way.
Maybe not the best place to post this rant but I had to get that off my chest.
What do you mean? That's a decent weight-loss story, petriquor.
Well my point was the fact that my initial weight loss was inadvertent and probably as a result of extreme digestive stress. The real victory, the way I see it, was finally getting around to healthy eating.
I agree that getting GERD gone was a high point for me. It was beginning to ruin my life and the docs pretty much had no hope. People wonder why I am skeptical of the medical community in many ways, but it seems like there are a lot of people that are helped by this kind of eating and it should at least get some currency in the profession. There are more doctors coming around, so maybe there is hope.