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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    kochin and heatseeker: You have both made stunning progress. Y'all are lookin' good! Much more muscle and less fat, better waist, all around great improvements.

    Gadsie: You have also made visible progress in building muscle. I wish I had started weight training as early as you did. You will be an absolute beast in a few years if you keep with it. Keep training smart and avoid injuries.
    Thanks, I try to take rest when I feel pain somewhere, but sometimes the gym is just too addictive to skip
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    Hi!
    I'm new here and have been really, really inspired. I'm not one to do something like this (especially because it's super embarrassing) but I would really like to be held accountable on my journey. I have seen other people post this way, and thought I would try, too.

    Here are my before pictures (taken yesterday):
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    I was pretty appalled at how bloated my stomach is! I tend to retain water, but it's never been this bad before.
    I'm going to try to update once a month.

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    Height: 4'10" (yes, I'm tiny and ridiculously overweight for my height)
    Starting Weight (before I went 100% primal yesterday!): 164
    Current Weight: 162.8
    Goal Weight: 115
    Problem Areas: Arms, Upper back, inner thighs

    I plan to eat at least 85% primal in the long term, but I am going pretty hard for now with 100%. My birthday is coming up in about 3 weeks, so I am pretty sure that 100% will drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    Just for fun, and because it's page 500, and because today I FINALLY beat the 50lb mark!!!!!



    (old pic; I'll do an official "50lb lost" one soon) (and no, it's not cheating. that wasn't just baby weight. For TWO MONTHS postpartum I couldn't lose one pound, and actually started gaining. My thighs were almost 28". Baby didn't do that, lol.)

    I did it with no exercise because of chronic fatigue. Thanks to primal & Jack "the quack" Kruse & Naturethroid, that, too, is finally bidding me adieu. This was 50lb lost, easily, and maintained easily, with no hunger, no calorie counting, ever, just by a primal diet alone. (I will say that I have to throw 80/20 out the window b/c of Hashimoto's & probable celiac disease. It's 99/1 for me, and the only way I got the scale moving again was by going 100%.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    Just for fun, and because it's page 500, and because today I FINALLY beat the 50lb mark!!!!!



    (old pic; I'll do an official "50lb lost" one soon) (and no, it's not cheating. that wasn't just baby weight. For TWO MONTHS postpartum I couldn't lose one pound, and actually started gaining. My thighs were almost 28". Baby didn't do that, lol.)

    I did it with no exercise because of chronic fatigue. Thanks to primal & Jack "the quack" Kruse & Naturethroid, that, too, is finally bidding me adieu. This was 50lb lost, easily, and maintained easily, with no hunger, no calorie counting, ever, just by a primal diet alone. (I will say that I have to throw 80/20 out the window b/c of Hashimoto's & probable celiac disease. It's 99/1 for me, and the only way I got the scale moving again was by going 100%.)
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    Good luck qurlybee! And, amazing job MamaGrok! Wow!!

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    Thanks for the kind words. It is kind of amazing to be here. I randomly picked my goal weight b/c I needed something I had some hope of achieving, thinking I'd never get back down to where I really should be (being 5'4" and all). And it was a nice, even number.

    It feels wonderful to be here! The improvement in hypothyroid, IBS, celiac, CFS, and BED symptoms is the real clencher, though.
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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    Thanks for the support, aix_sponsa!
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    Mamagrok, when you went from 99% to 100% primal what was in that 1% that you gave up?

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    Having a bite of cake on my children's birthdays, receiving Communion in the form of bread, homemade raw milk yogurt once in a blue moon (IDK why, but I have a big problem with dairy that likely comes from my years of not realizing I had a big problem with wheat killing my gut), out-of-season fruit (again, causes big problems for me), that sort of thing. I was doing primal 99% of the time, and 1% of the time - well, really, much less than 1% - I was having some wheat or some corn or some such. And that just doesn't work for me, not with my gut & thyroid & resulting autoimmune problems the way they've come to be.

    Three years, when I started on this forum, or even two years ago, I never, ever thought I'd be one of "those people" with such issues. But I hadn't done my blood work then, and hadn't tied my increasingly worse energy levels and trouble with weight to those things. Now the dots are connected clearly for me.

    Good question! I'm still thinking on it!

    ETA The most recent 6-month stall was broken by eating completely 100% seasonally. I'm having no carbs at all right now, and will continue that till they start to grow here in GA again, maybe late February. Plenty of organs, seafood, etc. Also, I started taking ox bile and that did WONDERS for my bloating, and probably digestion, and I think played a major role in getting going again.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-04-2013 at 09:10 AM.
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    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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    Quote Originally Posted by noldorimbor View Post
    Unfortunately I don't have a "before picture", I just wanted to show results of mixing PBP and P90X.

    I've been eating Primal for 6 months and doing P90X (3 days a week since I read PBP) for 8 months. I have the body I could never imagine to have before, as I work in a bank, sitting on a desk during the day. I have only oneproblem with PBP, I feel like I should eat more carbs, but I'm kind of afraid. Bananas and potatoes are said to be "dangerous", so I can't really decide how much or when to eat them, either I skip them a lot with fear of overeating and I feel weak for p90x, or I feel I overeat them to feel cheated afterwards.

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    It's been 2 months since I posted. Going on with primal eating and P90x. I increased my carb intake, and I admit, I 've also been cheating a lot more than I should with some baked food and some desserts (always happens so during winter :S ) and because it's cold outside I've been working indoors that resulted in slooppy exercises, I always work out better and have more fun outdoors.

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