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June 17, 2011

It’s Not a Matter of If, It’s a Matter of When

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

For as long as I can remember I have been on the heavy side. I remember going through grade school being made fun of and teased because of my weight. I was raised in a traditional Hispanic household where almost everything we ate was either fried or refried. I grew up on sweet breads, sodas and gallon jugs of sugar overloaded fruit punch. Life as a teenager for me was a living hell. My life was headed in a direction that I could not imagine. I turned to food for comfort. I was an emotional eater and I was such a wreck because of my weight. I quickly ballooned up to 250 lbs. by the time I was 18.

At the age of 20 I had found my career calling. I wanted to be a police officer. I knew that getting into a police academy would be difficult. So I went on the traditional crash diet of malnutrition, severe calorie restriction coupled with hour long extended cardio sessions. I quickly dropped the weight in a very unhealthy manner. I was weak, very agitated and had the appearance of being sickly.

After only a few years of working the streets as a police officer and the need to constantly eat on the run – going through drive thru windows swallowing 2-3 hamburgers in one sitting – I quickly ballooned back up to 285 lbs. I was miserable. It not only affected my work performance but my personal relationships at home and my overall health was in jeopardy. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and high blood pressure and was immediately put on a daily regimen of medications.

In January 2011 at 265 lbs. my life appeared normal and I gave the perception of being happy on the outside but inside I was a living a life of turmoil. I was ruining the relationship at home with my fiancé. I didn’t feel happy about myself and how I looked so we seldom went out in public and I began to have feelings of self-consciousness in our intimacy. I finally said enough is enough and I started a new journey of getting a hold of my life and health. I started a quasi-paleo diet. It was more of a high protein, low carb quick fix. I started walking on the treadmill 3 days a week and did some light resistance training with a power band on alternate days. I gradually was able to start running again and started to see some weight loss. Around the beginning of February 2011 I had gotten my weight down to about 230 lbs. Then the unthinkable happened. My fiancé and live in girlfriend of 7 plus years dropped a bomb on me and ended our relationship abruptly. Again my life was a wreck and again I immediately turned to food for comfort. In less than a week I gained a quick 5 lbs. and felt like crap.

With the help of some good friends I decided it was time for some life changes. I had to move into a new apartment which allowed me to cook for myself and finally eat what I wanted – which meant I could control my own destiny. I could either fall into the same old rut or keep moving forward. I survived!

With the help of Mark’s Daily Apple I immediately switched to a complete Primal lifestyle. I got my life and diet straightened out. I started shopping at local farmers’ markets and preparing Primal meals on Sunday night for the entire week. I joined my local CrossFit box and worked out 3 days a week and started high intensity interval training on the treadmill at work on alternate days. The fat started to melt right off and I was building some muscle. My overall mental health improved and I was finally able to cope with the loss of my fiancé.

I recently purchased the 30-minute Primal Blueprint recipe book and use it regularly to help plan my weekly menu. I’ve learned great lessons about not only eating Primal and living Primal, but making the lifestyle change I needed to overcome my emotional eating habits and improve my self-consciousness.

I am proud to say since going completely Primal that I am down to 180 lbs. and I am starting to build lean muscle. My doctor has completely taken me off the medications I was taking. I lost a total of 85 lbs. of weight in about 5 months. I still have about another 10 lbs. to go to reach my goal weight. Living the Primal lifestyle I no longer have to worry about losing weight and constantly weighing myself. It’s not a matter of “if I get there” it’s just a matter of “when I get there.”

Jose

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The Real Food Mama
5 years 3 months ago

Way to go!!! What a great inspiring story! No matter what life throws at us, we control our own destiny!!! GROK ON!!!!

Crunchy Pickle
5 years 3 months ago
Congrats! I truly believe that food has the power to transform emotions. I know that I may stand alone in this in my circle, as I am a strong Christian. I DO believe that God is the answer – but sometimes He provides an answer right in front of us. I see people struggling with their self-image and crying out to God to change how they view themselves. Little do they know that the food they are consuming has the power to change the MAJORITY of their negative emotions like feeling guilty over gluttony or a lack of self-confidence (or… Read more »
Jaybird
5 years 3 months ago

+1

Cara
Cara
5 years 3 months ago

I 2 am a believer. 🙂

Christie
Christie
5 years 3 months ago

I completely agree with you–I have found this to be true in my life! Glad you shared it.

Congratulations, Jose! Very inspiring!

Brooke
Brooke
5 years 3 months ago

You are not alone. 🙂 There is nothing like the power of prayer.

Cheers to you Jose!

Jose Zeballos
Jose Zeballos
5 years 3 months ago

I am sure that food has the power to transform emotions too. Nothing like a brain fueled on ketones!!

Congrats Jose!

Joe
Joe
5 years 3 months ago

God is the answer for nutrition? I’ve been getting all my nutritional advice from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny!

Dana
Dana
5 years 3 months ago
That was kind of rude. I am not a Christian but it stands to reason that if you believe in God, and you believe He made the universe, then of course He also made the food we eat, so yeah, in a way, He *would* be the answer for nutrition. Ya know? Belief doesn’t hurt anything. It’s just thoughts in your head. Action is what counts. I wish people who made fun of the religious would spend more time standing up to real bullies–not just those who claim religion and use it as a club to destroy others, but people… Read more »
Harry
5 years 3 months ago

Hey, come on. It read like a harmless joke to me. Like, “how can our kids learn to eat healthy foods when holidays center around junk food?”

Tim
Tim
5 years 3 months ago

There’s no reason *not* to make fun of silly ideas. I’d definitely tease somebody who believed in unicorns.

Hey! A unicorn! Over there!

Drat, you missed it. Again.

Primal Toad
5 years 3 months ago

Harmless or rude joke? It depends on how you look at it.

I felt it was completely unnecessary to say. That’s all. Some people will ignore it but it will also hurt a lot of others feelings.

Poor joke.

Elenor
Elenor
5 years 3 months ago
“Belief doesn’t hurt anything. It’s just thoughts in your head. Action is what counts.” You’re kidding, right? “Belief doesn’t hurt anything”? How many millions of people have been (and still are being) burned to death, tortured to death, married off at age 11 to 50-yr-old men, stoned to death for having been raped, put to the sword or driven out of their homes, by all sorts of “beliefs that don’t hurt anything”? Actions are CAUSED by the beliefs in one’s head! IF “the religious” would stand up to the bullies within their ranks — there might be cause for consideration.… Read more »
Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 3 months ago

Many wars have been fought over religion…it’s far from harmless.

Crunchy Pickle
5 years 3 months ago

I am not offended, don’t worry. I would have to be truly naive to think that everyone on MDA would agree with me! I wouldn’t have posted if I were thin-skinned. 🙂

Sorry to steal your limelight, Jose!! Congrats, again.

fritzy
fritzy
5 years 3 months ago
Well said, Elenor. Dumb and dangerous ideas are dumb and dangerous ideas. The mystical does not get a free pass. While Crunchy Pickle is a good gal with a great blog and her religious beliefs are mostly the harmless kind, it is still faith, and faith is belief beyond reason–a seriously flawed, anti-intellectual philosphy. It is either entirely gratuitous or counter to the science of PB. If Pickle uses her religion to motivate her to eat healthy, that’s great but don’t be surprised if someone makes fun of it by pointing out it’s incongruity with reason and scientific inquiry.
Dasbutch
Dasbutch
5 years 3 months ago

people of zee wurld…relax!

Lee
Lee
5 years 3 months ago

Belief doesn’t hurt anything? Are you awake lady? Or did your curly hair curled up your brains too? Belief in so-called god is what the Taliban is all about!! That’s going on today!! Not counting the countless massacres and genocides made in the name of the lord. But wait!! Nobody expects SPANISH INQUISITION!

bee
5 years 3 months ago

It offends me when people consistently refer to the Creator (if there is one) as He. I’m a non-believer, so it’s not only presumptuous, but sexist.

van
van
5 years 3 months ago

Can we just keep this site focused on nutrition and ideal food consumption? While I am a christian too and on a regular basis expose the illogical conclusion of non-believers “an amoeba is a fish, is a dog, is a chimp, is a human” faith, this is not the place for it.

So let’s focus on the intent of this website and try to keep posts positive and relevant to the subject.

Patrick
Patrick
5 years 3 months ago

Way to get a last minute dig in. Ever hear of science? Try learning some…

Alyssa
Alyssa
5 years 3 months ago

+3

Fred
Fred
5 years 3 months ago

If the question is; whats not the answer?
LOL

in North America, Luckily, religion is like a cafeteria you can pick and choose what you like and dismiss what you don’t.

Forgiveness check. Compassion check. thats all I need you can keep the rest.

Trav
Trav
5 years 3 months ago
Yep, and none of those religions would have hurt so many people without the force of GOVERNMENT, institutionalized violence, behind them. I’m a total atheist (just not the arrogant militant sort) but I don’t lay all the blame for the worlds ills on religious folks. Stalin, Mao- atheists- and responsible for the death, torture and suffering of tens of millions of human beings. I’m not trying to give violent religious thugs a pass, they are deplorable, too. You just have to have a bit of perspective. All violent, sadistic, tyrannical control freaks should be condemned, religious or godless. But it… Read more »
Kim
Kim
5 years 3 months ago

As a Christian, I’ve been trying to reconcile how well this diet is working for me and my belief in a creator. I prayed for God to give me wisdom in knowing what foods to put in my body and He did. I’ve just started following your blog and I feel much less alone knowing there are other believers following this lifestyle.
Congratulations, Jose!

Hilary
Hilary
5 years 3 months ago

I so totally agree with you. 100%. I am a believer too.

jennachica
jennachica
5 years 3 months ago

HOLY CRAP!!! What a fantastic story! Good job, a true inspiration!!

Stephanie
5 years 3 months ago

Real men have pink flower shower curtains 🙂

Milemom
Milemom
5 years 3 months ago

Ha… I noticed that too 🙂

Tam
Tam
5 years 3 months ago

Perhaps the pink shower curtains means there’s a new woman…..? (or a helpful mother, lol).

Very inspiring Jose, Looking very hot!

Torgeir
Torgeir
5 years 3 months ago

It warms my heart to see changes like these 🙂

Peace.

lachlan
lachlan
5 years 3 months ago

Awesome story, it was really inspiring. Just got home from work(1am my time), and felt like eating something shit but you inspired me man. Thanks for this, and thanks mark for putting these up.

Chris Sears
Chris Sears
5 years 3 months ago

You’ve come a long way in a short amount of time. Keep up the good work!

Allie
Allie
5 years 3 months ago

DANG!
85 pounds in 5 months! You look great, sir. Love the “it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when” mindset.

Croí
Croí
5 years 3 months ago

Ok, As a chic, I’m pulling a guy comment here. Can you say “Hottie!” 😉 Go you!

Harry
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah. The chicks are gonna be coming after him.

Taco
Taco
5 years 3 months ago

To make tacos & burritos.

Chris Sturdy
5 years 3 months ago

Wow! Great story.

fritzy
fritzy
5 years 3 months ago
Jose– Way to go, man!! Terrific job! Congratulations on taking control over your life. Very empowering feeling, huh? I work as an occupational therapist at a rehab hospital in central CA, so I see a lot of Latino patients, some of them not much older than you, who were raised on a similar diet and are now in the hospital for conditions related to type 2 diabetes. They receive little to no useful information on how to improve their situations (conventional, low fat, calorie-in, calorie-out diet, no mention of physical activity.) For those that seem receptive, I refer them to… Read more »
frank
frank
5 years 3 months ago

Now that aint a fake story!

Mark Sisson
5 years 3 months ago

I know you’re kidding, but for the official record there’s never been a fake story on MDA.

conrack
conrack
5 years 3 months ago

This one’s not as funny as the one last week. 🙁

Robin
Robin
5 years 3 months ago

I see you returned to the regular type of success story and people are much happier but then you still got a religious war going on in the comments LOL! You just can’t please everyone Mark.

Tim
Tim
5 years 3 months ago

Just poking a little fun at the theists, not really a war!

Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 3 months ago

omg, I just flushed my sinus with raw goat milk…lol !

Timothy
5 years 3 months ago

Jose, congratulations! You look like a completely different person, and much happier. You should be very proud.

And deep respect for taking the loss of your fiancée in stride. As painful as I know that can be, you couldn’t have made a better start at rebuilding your life.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Peg
Peg
5 years 3 months ago

That smile in the last photo says it all!

Susan
Susan
5 years 3 months ago

I am so happy for you! I really am.

But, geez, I wish someone could explain how it is possible to lose weight this quickly. If you do the math – 3500 calories per pound, you would have to starve yourself. I have been primal and under 50 grams carbs per day for years and the best I can do is maintain on that. In order to lose anything I have to dramatically restrict calories and I do this sporadically.

Mary C
Mary C
5 years 3 months ago

That’s my problem, too, Susan. I wish there could be some discussion of what tips you toward weight loss and what stands in the way. It’s obviously more than the carb level.

Laurie
5 years 3 months ago

Same here! I’m finding that everyone around me who eats Paleo and does CrossFit sheds some serious weight but I just maintain. Believe me I have some weight to lose. I’ve been on this lifestyle since the beginning of March. Enough about me though. Congratulations Jose!!! You look great. Your fiance will regret leaving you 😉

Chipin
Chipin
5 years 3 months ago

How much are you cooking your own food. I lose way faster when I cook for myself, then when I buy “primal” choices ready-made.

Peter
Peter
5 years 3 months ago

60 pounds in 6 months w/o anything as intense as crossfit for me. Never have counted a calorie or a carb either. Some folks seem to overthink this rather than just go with it.

Dana
Dana
5 years 3 months ago

What’s your protein intake like? If you eat too much protein, you might as well be eating carbs because your body will turn that protein into sugar and presto, your weight goes nowhere.

I’m going to guess he’s in ketosis–once you turn stored body fat into ketones, you can’t store them again. So he doesn’t even have to be burning all that fat. He just has to turn it into something that will leave his body. And ketones do–in urine and sweat and breath. It’s pretty neat.

Robin
Robin
5 years 3 months ago

Good point Dana. Low carb is often interpreted as high protein. Fat should be your main source of fuel, like 80% of calories.

Peter
Peter
5 years 3 months ago

80% of calories from fat? I need to do some re-reviewing, but I was thinking in the 50-60% range?

Gorm
Gorm
5 years 3 months ago

I would suggest some HITT if you haven’t already.

Mark Sisson
5 years 3 months ago
Shaun
Shaun
5 years 3 months ago

Hi Mark- Ive been lurking about on your website for about 6 months. I finally went all in 30 days ago. The difference between kinda going primal and going all the way has been shocking, in a good way. Thank you.

Question: Was just reading your 17 reason you aren’t losing weight and you mentioned sprinting as an impt component of weight loss- Would you consider Body By Science style high intensity training a sprint workout? It would seem to a similar metabolic effect.

thanks,
Shaun

dragan
dragan
5 years 3 months ago
Even if you ignore the fact that “3500 calories per pound” is at best an estimate and at worst highly misleading, other factors come into play. For example, were all 85 pounds “pure fat?” Very unlikely. Jose is also a male with a demanding job (Police Officer) and a demanding exercise schedule (CrossFit + HIIT). And he was pretty big to begin with. Hence his energy needs are very high. If he ate Primal to fullness, which tends to reduce food intake, he could be sitting on 1-2k calorie restriction per day–which would produce the results he suggests. If you’re… Read more »
bradley
bradley
5 years 3 months ago

Second that! Great job Jose!

Nia
Nia
5 years 3 months ago
I’d venture to say that he quotes all of his loss in about 5 months. That could indicate it took a little longer. 5 weeks is about 21 weeks. If he initially lost say… 20 lbs of water weight (which we’ve seen stories of before)that would leave him losing about 3 lbs a week. He’s also doing some awesome workouts so maybe his caloric expenditure is way up. 🙂 Also… he’s a man. >.< They seem to drop weight so much easier than we do. Another thing that I've noticed is that a lot of women drop their calories sooooo… Read more »
Debbie
Debbie
5 years 3 months ago

I am 5’8″. If I were 145lb, I would be doing a serious happy dance. I can’t wait to get there!!!

Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 3 months ago
I’m 5’10” and keep a steady 140 lbs with no effort. The total calorie consumption per day is an average of 2000 at least. I drink 2-3 gallons of whole fat RAW goat’s milk a week, too, on top of my meals. I lift weights 1x a week to exhaust major muscle groups, that’s it. The difference between me and other primals is probably that I don’t eat ANY tubers or nuts and limit my fruit consumption to 2 servings a day of low glycemic fruit such as blueberries and green apples. I also don’t consume chocolate like so many… Read more »
Chris Sears
Chris Sears
5 years 3 months ago
If you accept the “calorie in-calorie out” theory of weight loss, you would have to burn an extra 2150 – 2200 cal/day. That’s counting from Feb. 1st until yesterday and not accounting for any muscle mass gained. If you cut out 1000 cal/day from your diet, you would still need to burn off 1150 calories. By running at 8 mph, a 240 person would have to run for 47 minutes to burn off that many calories. Jogging at 5 mph would require one hour and 41 minutes to burn that many calories. Reference here. Of course, this is a simplification… Read more »
fritzy
fritzy
5 years 3 months ago
You’re still thinking “calories in, calories out.” As has been pointed out, that’s probably not 85 lbs of fat. There is a great deal of water loss involved. When you factor in 25-30# of water loss, it seems a little more attainable. Also consider that ketosis forces your body to use it’s fat stores, and that ketones can be excreted if not used, and that increased, active muscle mass requires more calories to sustain, and the math makes more sense. This is not to negate the remarkable nature of Jose’s accomplishment (as critics of low carb diets are apt to… Read more »
bbuddha
bbuddha
5 years 3 months ago

I struggle with that myself, it is the food and the activity. I only lose noticeable weight when I’m keeping active. summer is good for me because my garden keeps me very busy. Rocky soil with a high clay content means working the soil is a “workout” 🙂

dani
5 years 3 months ago

Amazing!! Congrats!

Jose
Jose
5 years 3 months ago

Thanks for all of the comments. They are heart warming and will continue to inspire me to GROK On! Though my true inspiration and gratitude I OWE to my Ex -fiance. Though our relationship was ended abruptly I must burden a large portion of the blame. It took a life changing experience to shift me into overdrive! Thanks Again!

Dana
Dana
5 years 3 months ago
I understand, dude. When my blood sugar was messed up (I don’t think I was diabetic but I sure had reactive hypoglycemia!), I was impossible to be around. I still have my days but getting blood sugar in line is a HUGE help. My mother’s going through similar. I don’t think she has ever had her blood sugar under control. It’s hard for people to understand that one’s body chemistry can affect one’s outlook and behavior. And in the end, everyone has their limits on what they can tolerate from others. Congrats to you that you are getting a handle… Read more »
Debbie_Downer
Debbie_Downer
5 years 3 months ago

You look great Jose keep up the good work

Betsey Ford
Betsey Ford
5 years 3 months ago

Congrats Jose! Glad to know you feel as good as you look.

cnico
cnico
5 years 3 months ago

Very inspiring Jose… thanks for sharing.

Your hard work really paid off!

Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly
5 years 3 months ago

Great story!

bleu
5 years 3 months ago

Wow! You look great. Congrats and Good job 🙂

BW
BW
5 years 3 months ago

I can’t see the pictures, just two blank squares in the article. Anyway, good job Jose, sounds great.

bbuddha
bbuddha
5 years 3 months ago

click on the blank spot, that worked for me.

Milemom
Milemom
5 years 3 months ago

If no luck w. clicking on picture, bring up the site on Firefox(if you’re on IE) or vice versa.

David
David
5 years 3 months ago

Wow Jose – that’s amazing and worthy of praise. Congratulations on your triumph!

Gorm
Gorm
5 years 3 months ago

Great stuff Jose!

vicky
vicky
5 years 3 months ago

Awesome story! Keep on truckin’! As for your ex, it’s her loss!

kerrybonnie
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah, I was just thinkin, ‘Bet she’s sorry now!’ Well done, Jose! You’re a good example to all the other cops too, proving that shift work doesn’t need to mean weight gain. 🙂

Patty P
Patty P
5 years 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing your story. It is very inspiring for those of us just starting our primal journey. All the best to you!

Stevemidd
Stevemidd
5 years 3 months ago

Great stuff!

Chipin
Chipin
5 years 3 months ago

Is that…Grok slipping on a banana peel?

LOL!

Stevemidd
Stevemidd
5 years 3 months ago

😉
I never did manage to crack rule 8

Moochy
Moochy
5 years 3 months ago

I am just amazed at the before and after of the people Mark presents. Not only is their health improved but internally they are “new and improved” human beings.
Congratulations to all of you.

Susan Alexander
5 years 3 months ago
Way to go, Jose! Here’s what you wrote that really jumped out at me: “I had to move into a new apartment which allowed me to cook for myself and finally eat what I wanted – which meant I could control my own destiny. I could either fall into the same old rut or keep moving forward.” It seems like you used the transition into your new apartment as a way to transition yourself into the Primal lifestyle. I really admire that. At a time when there was a lot of change going on in your life, you added on… Read more »
andrey
andrey
5 years 3 months ago

I started near end of feb at 245. I peaked at 258 last year. now, I am down to 198, and I am 47 years old asian male. My goal is also 180ish by september. I am doing p90x with the nutrition, and I work sitting down. I have managed to maintain 2+lb/week for most of that time. (slowing to about 2lb/week now)

Good Job Jose. way to go…

PrimalGrandma
PrimalGrandma
5 years 3 months ago
Getting your bod and your head together at the same time can be a truly daunting task, but you’ve managed to do both. I really think you’ll find that things just seem to fall into place better emotionally when you feel good physically and look good, to boot. Dealing with your previous eating habits from when you were a kid can be exhausting especially if your family doesn’t understand what’s going on with you now. (Believe me, I know, having come from an Italian family raised on bread, pasta, bread and more pasta.) However, your primal lifestyle will become so… Read more »
Cory
Cory
5 years 3 months ago

Congratulations Jose…very inspirational.

Kvalhion
Kvalhion
5 years 3 months ago

Awesome job!! It’s a pretty amazing journey to finally get into great health. I hope that your success brings you optimism on what the future holds.

Good luck and keep up the good work 🙂

Edje Noh
Edje Noh
5 years 3 months ago

Talk about a success story. Great job, man!

cTo
cTo
5 years 3 months ago

I just started this month and I have been amazed at what a calming effect it has had on my mood and my ability to deal with the stresses in life. I am glad that you were really able to maximize on that benefit yourself to reshape your life 😀

Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 3 months ago

What a great big smile. I love it !!! 🙂

becca
becca
5 years 3 months ago

awesome job Jose!!! congrats on your well deserved new look. you did it!
and a little plug here for God….He rocks too! what you believe about yourself really does matter. i think it all starts in minding your mind!

Dasbutch
Dasbutch
5 years 3 months ago

u da man!

cindy
cindy
5 years 3 months ago

Congrats! Me so happy for you!! 😀

Daria
Daria
5 years 3 months ago

Congratulations definitely for being able to get off your medications.
Also for being a fit police officer.

Goldengrokette
Goldengrokette
5 years 3 months ago

Congratulations, Jose and thanks for sharing your inspiring story.

bbuddha
bbuddha
5 years 3 months ago

way to go Jose, You look great and truly happy.
Food can definitely effect your mood and behavior.

Allie
5 years 3 months ago

Awww, yay! I’m so glad for you.

surbastian
surbastian
5 years 3 months ago
religion does not make wars – people do. real faith is not in using bad things like using religion for bad things. real faith is in love, energy, positivity, creativity and childish play (:P). god migth be a thing human made, and a thing only beying real in our brains, and a thing that people have used for good and bad, but if you ever tried practice prayer and meditation .. oh boy. i mean go try it. im really not in on all that american bullshit like buuhuuuh i am the atheist in the world and got the “real”… Read more »
Alex
Alex
5 years 3 months ago

Am in AWE! Congratulations and yeay, very happy for you. Inspiring. You know now there´s no going back to the ´old´ you. 🙂

Dawn
Dawn
5 years 3 months ago

85lbs in 5mo?! O.O You may just be the inspiration that pushes me forward! It’s so daunting when I look down and realize that I have a person and a half to lose and it’s all just fat. Depressing and daunting. Especially when I figure that most people would say to take 2-3yrs to even get all that off! 🙁 So thank you for your inspiration.

Arty
Arty
5 years 3 months ago

It will melt right off eating primally 🙂
Just remember NO grains of any kind, NO beans of any kind and NO processed, man-made sugars of any kind.
Buy only fresh, REAL foods and get busy cooking. The cooking and doing dishes every day will burn extra calories as a bonus!

kcult
kcult
5 years 3 months ago

I commend you on taking control of your diet and congratulate you on your accomplishments, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say that the beginning of your story frightened me. Picked on as a kid and teen because of your weight and then you decide to become a cop? I sincerely hope it was from a desire to protect and serve.

Alex
Alex
5 years 3 months ago

I would not want to be a criminal in this dude’s neighbourhood. or any neighbourhood but you get the point, good work.

Samantha Moore
Samantha Moore
5 years 3 months ago
Gosh, if everyone is feeling SO much better with the paleo diet and how it affects their brain and attitudes and outlook on life, why do people here still put the butt-hurt on other people about ANYTHING? Don’t you all feel there is enough room on this planet to make allowances for other beliefs, perspectives, and ideas? I for one am grateful for the wonderful effects and benefits of the paleo diet, and I might be high on meat or something, but I don’t mind just reading these inspiring stories and feeling thanks for living long enough to do something… Read more »
Evelyn
Evelyn
5 years 3 months ago

Great job! Primal really works, and it’s pretty low carb naturally so don’t be afraid of that. Keep it up, you’ll shed those ten pounds in no time at all. Glad to hear you’re off meds. Have some fun, you deserve it:)

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