I'm so glad to see some success stories being posted on here. As of this morning I am now at 211 lbs., 37 inch waist, 16.5 inch neck. The last time I
weighed this little was in 8th grade; over 15 years ago. My blood tests all came back normal, and my BP is back to an acceptable range. I am
convinced by this life style, now that I've been living it for two months.
One of the posters mentioned the belly fat becoming more squishy. I'm seeing the same thing in my transformation. I'm not sure if that's due to
extra skin or burning fat, but I've been losing on average 2-3 lbs. a week for the past month, and it's becoming even more accelerated now that I'm
back to my summer job, which is very physically intensive. I'm constantly walking, lifting, bending, twisting, etc. At the rate I'm going, I should
reach my goal weight of 175 by sometime in October. My arms are becoming more defined, and I can see my collar bones for the first time in probably
17 years. I wish the belly, love handles, and moobs would go away quicker, however.
(they have all decreased in size, however).
I have to make a point to say that when you reach your goal weight, you should make sure to up your vegetable, fruit and nut intake. Your body will
let you know when you've reached your stasis weight. I'm eating on average about 1700 calories a day including a wide variety of fresh veg, fruit,
nuts, and proteins. Gotta love the farmers markets this time of year.
I've also found an interesting side effect of going primal: I can no longer tolerate any wheat or grain products, including beer. My body has a
negative reaction which includes cramps, lightheadedness, and just a general crummy feeling for the entire following day. I still tolerate these side
effects when I have a beer once every few weeks, but I make sure to do it on a weekend when I can have the entire next day to recover and detox.
Distilled alcohol does not produce these side effects. When I get back to my home PC (I'm on my mobile right now), I'll post before and after photos.
As a reward to myself, I went on a shopping spree for new clothing, seeing as my old clothing no longer fits. I can comfortably fit into a size 38
and I can squeeze into a size 36 pant. In another month, I'll be able to wear the size 36. I'm also into the large size young adult male shirts,
which are just a tad too big for me. By late August I think I'll be able to wear a medium.
This has been a long road for me, and I'm so happy with the progress that I have been making. I feel better, I look better, and my confidence level
has reached levels that they've never reached before.
I wish all of you going through this journey with me the best of luck. Keep yourself honest, and keep going. The end results will be worth it.
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