Hello. This is my first ever post on this forum, but I've been stalking you all out and reading through the archives for a few months now. I am considering starting a thread on here for my journey but as I updated my progress pic last night I thought I'd post that since it's ready now.
I weighed around ~145lb (~66kg) once I was fully grown height-wise, and had quite a low body fat %. I competed in a few different sports nationally. Without going into things too intensely, lets just say my life spiralled out of control and in the space of about 9 months I gained ~90lb (~41kg). I stayed at that weight for about a year, exercising 5x a week and limiting calories. Nothing worked, I only ever lost 2-3lb a fortnight or so and would soon get frustrated and give up, never losing any more than about 5lb before bouncing back to that plateau. Over the next 2 years I started creeping upwards.... I tried weight watchers, I followed conventional advice, and I was always reasonably active (not sedentary, at least).
This January just gone I found myself standing on the scales, for the first time in months, and seeing 282.4lb (128.1kg) staring back up at me. I could not believe it. I quite honestly felt like just dying. I was so good at convincing myself that yes I was fat, but I was still healthy! Not. Sometimes being a manipulator of yourself works to your own detriment, my complacency cost me my health. I could no longer lie and pretend that I was just overweight, but healthy. Things were obviously getting dangerous.
I started researching and reading late into the night. I was so wary and suspicious of all proposed diet changes. I had experimented with gluten and dairy elimination before and although I felt better, I didn't lose weight (I was still eating very high carb, and low fat, to "lose weight"). In March, on the 19th to be exact, I began my primal journey, from 275.4lb (124.9kg). I had lost about 7lb since my highest ever weight just through calorie restriction, but was miserable while doing it.
Since then, I have lost a further 27.6lb (12.5kg) with primal, in the space of only 2 months. I love what I eat, I rarely feel deprived, and I know my internal health is benefitting too.
So what does this ~35lb (~16kg) loss look like?
The first pic is at about 276lb, the second around 264lb, and the third at about 248lb.
My first goal is 227lb, which will be the lowest weight I've been in 3-4 years, and also will be the lowest weight I've ever been since I gained all the initial weight in the first place.
I hope anyone reading this who is considering primal, just starts tomorrow. I contemplated and thought over things for months before even implementing small changes, which could've let to easy weightloss without even really trying. Honestly, you won't regret it, and it's not difficult. I'm a college student living in overdraft. Don't let excuses stand in the way of a better you, like I did for so many years