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    I have now been Primal for two weeks. I've gone from 250 to 241 for a 9lb weight loss. But, I think more importantly I feel great. I'm sleeping well and have a lot of energy. Considering I normally feel a little depressed this time of year and I usually gain weight, this is quite the welcome change. I'm really glad I picked December to start and not January. The amount of sweets and unhealthy foods that are in the office these days is astounding. If I would have waited to start Primal living until later, I would surely be consuming these foods right now. The funny thing is that I do not crave any of it!

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    You are making a great transition!
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    Hey Matt! Welcome to the lifestyle - glad to see you are enjoying it so far. I'm sure you will hit your end goal before you know it. Happy Holidays!
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    Thanks for the support, you two! Merry Christmas!

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    The last few days I felt the overwhelming urge to sleep. I ended up taking a 4 hour nap one day and going to bed around 9 on another. I think I've thrown a lot at my body these last couple weeks and I believe it needs the sleep to keep adjusting. On top of the diet and extra walking, I have converted my desk at work to a stand up station and also quit the daily coffee (this week). Today, I feel much better and have much more energy.

    I have stayed pretty consistent with the nutrition. I would say I've been about 90/10. Pretty much the only indulgence I have is a glass of wine or two on some nights.

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    When I first went primal I slept and slept. It was great, actually! I slept like a log for 10 hours one night very early on. I think my body was so happy to not have grains and it was recovering.
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    It's been awhile since my last post. But, I'm still living primally!

    I went on vacation after New Year's and managed to stick to eating 95/5. The only problem was that I was drinking more than usual and that stalled out my weight loss. I've been home for a few days now and I can see the downward trajectory again.

    I'm pretty sure that I'm now keto-adapted. The ketosis "taste" that I had in the first few weeks is gone. I have not had any grains or sugar since starting out. I honestly do not miss them one bit. I'm a fat burning beast!

    The next step for me is lifting heavy things and sprinting. I'm in the process of rehabbing my wrists which have had tendinitis for the last 4 years. In the next month or so, I should be cleared to start lifting again. As far as sprinting, I plan to wait until I get down to around 220 lbs. to save my knees. Currently, I am at 234 from a starting weight of 250.

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    Damn, I just wake up feeling great now!

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    You are really getting it now- doesn't it feel good?
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    Oh, it definitely feels good. Not only that but I do not feel deprived of food like I have when I lost weight before. This time, I eat as much as I want. Like last night, I went to Mongolian BBQ and definitely loaded up.

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