I've bean eating a primal diet for a little over 2 yrs. I'm 5' 2" and I weighed 142 when I started and wore a size 12; I went down to 120 in the first 6 months of eating primal. My weight hasn't changed since then. I wear a size 8 in pants, when ever I read these types of threads I think " shouldn't I be wearing a smaller size?"
Our body is our subconscious mind, and anybody who thinks that their conscious mind is running the show is seriously mistaken. In fact the conscious mind just may be the most narcissistic entity in the universe, it thinks it's running the show. It's not.
~ Nora Gegaudas
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing... -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." ~Vicktor Frankl
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Huh, crazy.... a lot of it must be frame size. I'm kind of narrow but with beefy/muscular limbs. At my largest I was about 300lbs and wore a 26.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.
Actually, I was talking about both men and women. Plus, I do not share Mark's or Paleo vision of Primal paradise of healthy people. I am more along Diamond's vision of primitive cultures as a rather violent and miserable society, who did enjoy a lot of fresh air and free roaming but were checked by violence, stress and vice as much as we are today. I do know that the on-set of agriculture caused the failure of health, but I do not think primitive societies are ideal. I love the modern civilization and believe that humanitarian ideals will lead to a better world, sustainable development and the eventual smartening up of the human race. It is hard not to despair sometimes, but in the end, humanity should not have survived. And we did.
Primal/Paleo is no more than a non-toxic way of eating with a great fitness approach to me.
My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
I would like to lose weight but in a healthy way so my kids see thats its not good to be obese but its ok to enjoy food.
I like them to eat natural and less junk food such as milk chocolate/bread/Happy Meals but also enjoy life and not get tied down to diets!! Hoping to set an example to them as they're still young and their mother is healthy and fit, unlike me for a few years but the last four i'v greatly improved!! As i say Enjoy life and live it
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Magnolia has some gorgeous pics on her journal thread. She definitely fits the curvy blonde goddess thing
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