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    Wow, what a difference 9 months can make! Nice work, Mommymd. Keep smiling!

    I just hit 80 pounds lost today (since Jan 1). This may call for some new pics.
    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMack383 View Post
    Well this is my journey SO FAR. I started Paleo on January 1,2012 with a friendly email from my friend Ryan who thought I could benefit from the lifestyle. I am 6'1", I started out 362 lbs and I am currently 275 lbs. I have been large my whole life, always thought I would be until I read the "Primal Blueprint". After I read the first book I got every other Paleo book I could get my hands on and dove right in.

    I went from a 44" waist to currently a 38". I don't think I have been a 38" since middle school. I went from 3xl shirts to a 2xl and now a few Polo shirts that are XL. That was also a big motivator was being able to walk into a store and buy clothes, instead of ordering them online.

    I work on a tugboat where the diets are terrible even though the coast guard has strict medical guidelines for BMI. That was also always on the back of my mind. They strive for a BMI of 40 or under, even though still unhealthy, if they went any lower there would be no one running tugboats.

    This is my journey so far, I havent cheated at all and I can't go back. My goal weight for now is 225. I think with hard-work and determination I can achieve that goal. My friends and family have been supportive. I have also introduced family members, friends, and strangers to the diet. They have also found success. Well keep fighting the good fight!

    PS. Tattoos are Paleo right?
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    Dang, JMack. Wow you are really looking GREAT! Congratulations!

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    Mommymd and ilanatree - you're looking so good. Your results are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommymd View Post
    9 months into this way of eating. I'm down 20 lbs overall, living with long plateaus and then impressive 4lb drops. Big shape changes. I work out twice a week with a trainer doing a hiit workout with light hand weights and my own body weight. Yoga once per week and move slowly about 3 times per week. Probably eat too much dark chocolate, and have started enjoying coffee.


    Before, July 27, 2011 (L) by Mommymd55, on Flickr

    Preprimal posterior by Mommymd55, on Flickr

    Before, July 27, 2011 (F) by Mommymd55, on Flickr

    9 months in

    9 months primal by Mommymd55, on Flickr

    9 months primal posterior by Mommymd55, on Flickr

    9months primal lateral by Mommymd55, on Flickr

    you look amazing, keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilanatree View Post
    I've been living primal since March, and I think I've made some progress. Despite an injury (de Quervain's tenosynovitis) that's kept me from lifting (much) the past month or so, I've been steadily losing fat and gaining muscle, and feel like I'm pretty close to being fat-adapted, if I'm not already.

    Totally off grains, sugar, and soy (well, 95%-5%), and I've incorporated a lot more meat into my diet. I still eat a lot of dairy and some artificial sweeteners, and that's not changing anytime soon (so no lectures, please!).

    As of the last time I weighed myself, I'm around 175 lbs, 42-32-41. Still 5'6". I don't know my body fat percentage, since I don't have calipers or access to any other facilities.

    I last posted in April: At the time I weighed around 185.

    This is me today, 11 July 2012:

    And just for fun, here's a pic of me doing some yoga the other day:
    Love the full wheel! I am still working on it. I just don't have the upper body strength yet.

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    I can't do bridges because the blood rushes to my head, same problem with hand-stands! I feel like my face is full of fluid within a few seconds and like I'm going to pass out within 5-10.
    Current interests - Starting Strength (reading it very slowly)

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    @Mommymd, Great progress! My wife has lost 16 or 17 lbs in the last 8 mos. Her progress is very similar to your's, but I can't get her to post pictures. Oh well, I see her progress. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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    Brandon and Jenny- your pics finally showed up! Nice!
    Brandon you look awesome!
    Jenny- the difference in your face is spectacular. I have no doubt you will get that body and better in not too long!!

    Awesome work everyone!
    You don't have to be sick to get better.
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    Thank you! BTW I love your avatar, Kakes - that is seriously awesome stuff!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daydreamer View Post
    Something a little bit unusual... Not about weight loss, but weight gain after a very very severe hypogonadism and degradation of my body and health.
    It's so fantastic to see how healthy you look!

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