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Share Your Paleo Before and After!

Commented on February 25, 2015
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm new to Paleo, and still feeling my way around. I've seen some powerful testimonies - in words and photos - at a few blogs, but it would be super cool to have a huge list of Before and Afters here that folks could refer to when they are starting out or when they need a boost of inspiration.

Tell us how Paleo worked for you. Show your amazing Before and After photos.

Please inspire me and others to stay the course! It's tough jumping in when Conventional Wisdom says that eating red meat and fat are the worst things you could do to your health.

Thank you! Can't wait to see what folks post!

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on February 25, 2015
at 02:03 AM

 

 

Hi - I am looking into Paleo for health purposes  - I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and have getting worse.  I am already gluten free and have eating seriously low carb, before.  I know I can do it and if it helps with health as well as regulating weight I would be thrilled.

Funny thing -  I can't see the pictures - and I would love to see them!  The pictures are squashed flatn and pulled wide!  wacky!  anyone have that experiene?

Thanks,

Elaine

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on February 25, 2015
at 02:03 AM

 

 

Hi - I am looking into Paleo for health purposes  - I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and have getting worse.  I am already gluten free and have eating seriously low carb, before.  I know I can do it and if it helps with health as well as regulating weight I would be thrilled.

Funny thing -  I can't see the pictures - and I would love to see them!  The pictures are squashed flatn and pulled wide!  wacky!  anyone have that experiene?

Thanks,

Elaine

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on December 01, 2014
at 08:34 PM

Currently have lost 75 pounds from March 2014 to December 2014, being about 85-90% of the time paleo and with very little exercise.

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on July 04, 2014
at 05:44 PM

What!!!? I would swear you had a tummy tuck. Amazing, really...

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on July 01, 2014
at 05:35 PM

Do you exercise at all and if so what do you tend to do?

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on July 01, 2014
at 05:34 PM

You look great and has paleo really helped you do this?

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on June 24, 2014
at 02:37 PM

Awesome transformation :)

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on June 19, 2014
at 05:59 PM

Spearfishing is the bomb, man.

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(0)

on June 04, 2014
at 10:04 PM

Hey mate, looks like that picture is photoshopped. I can see the door frame change shape as well, as it bends along with your belly.

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on February 06, 2014
at 06:40 AM

awesome, I have hope I will look this good too

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on February 06, 2014
at 06:39 AM

amazing transfomation! Rock on with your bad self

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on January 27, 2014
at 01:55 AM

For me, it wasn't about losing weight. I developed Crohns over 2 years ago and my weight spiraled down with that. I grew up a competitive gymnast weighing around 135lbs at the end of my gymnastics career. When the Crohns developed i dropped to 95lbs within a few months. Nothing would stay in my system, i was depressed and constantly tired. That is when i went paleo. I have been paleo for a year and a half now and i am back to a healthy weight of 125 lbs.

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on December 21, 2013
at 01:47 PM

That's impressive! You look much younger too in the 2010 photos!

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on December 20, 2013
at 04:08 PM

if you're still around, thank you for sharing! Literally made me tear up--very encouraging.

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on October 16, 2013
at 10:55 PM

This is incredible! I can't believe it is only 1 year from "before" to "after"

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on October 16, 2013
at 10:54 PM

Wow this is amazing! I hope my before and afters turn out this good!

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on October 14, 2013
at 11:53 PM

You look so much younger as well!

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on October 02, 2013
at 03:09 PM

The picture in the link is awesome! Just thinking of starting Paleo and checking out the results people are getting. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm tired of being tired!

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on September 09, 2013
at 04:41 PM

You look amazing!! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts... can you send your story to [email protected]?

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on September 09, 2013
at 04:39 PM

Awesome progress! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts we do... can you send your story to [email protected]?

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on September 09, 2013
at 12:38 PM

OMG. You have seriously burnt lots of weight.I am shocked. Well, I have also start having paleo recipes based on my 8 weeks paleo diet plan. Hope I will post my picture here too soon.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Great Job!! Has your wife aware of the benefits of paleo now?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

WAKA WAKA what a progress!

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on June 10, 2013
at 06:23 PM

Brb, gonna go and make some more bacon.

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on April 20, 2013
at 10:38 PM

Looking good ! :-)

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on March 23, 2013
at 01:00 AM

the perfect example of how this is a weight loss regime

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on February 16, 2013
at 03:23 AM

I love your podcast Angelo! It's my favorite!

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on January 04, 2013
at 06:52 PM

Wow. Amazing Transformation. Nice abs too!

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on January 04, 2013
at 06:44 PM

I love the way you have the same outfit! Really great.

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on September 24, 2012
at 02:42 AM

skin looks better too!

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on August 08, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Yep. Up to 500 lbs according to Powertec. But when I was doing reps with 370 it felt like just about all it could handle, and no more weights would fit on the bar either. I sorta "outgrew" this machine. I was squatting 370 for months with no room for advancement. So I sold all of it. Gonna get a gym membership now :)

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:52 AM

Can you do weighted squats on the machine?

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on July 23, 2012
at 08:41 PM

For me this is the most important before after on here, because the others are about weight loss. I'm a guy but I've started to get curls now too, though it's slight. I've started getting hair under my eyes which give a rather cool effect. The only things I can't seem to shake is my jaw dislocation, my general pufiness (I have high cortisol) and lupus.

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on July 21, 2012
at 10:01 AM

april 12011? you're from the future?

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on July 21, 2012
at 06:14 AM

Im still friends with all of them because my personality has not changed even though my weight has.

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on July 20, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Kamal - Yea I have been wondering about tendons and bone broth. Both seems like they might be good supplements but I think that the body just doesn't produce collagen in these area, I don't think it has to do with bioavailability. But hey, couldn't hurt to try right? Pilates involves slow eccentric exercise as well so you could also be right there.

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Be sure that if you are going to go to a Pilates studio that you let them know ahead of time that you are hypermobile and make sure they are comfortable working with you. I got lucky in that one of the owners of the place I go to is also hypermobile and has moulded her routine around that. It has made a huge difference for me.

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:46 PM

I go to the studio, and I would highly recommend anyone else that is Hypermobile do the same for two reasons. The first is that because you have poor proprioception you will need a coach to tell you that your form is correct because it is hard to tell for yourself until you get used to the move. The second is that you are going to be mainly using the machines, as much of the floor work is stretching and the only stretching you should do is hamstrings. You want to stiffen not loosen. (continued)

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:46 PM

Thrak- I'm constantly trying different stuff. Since my job is reading clinical trials, and my thesis is about pain, I'm full of ideas (that mostly get dumped because of laziness or cost). One thing that I like is very slow eccentric exercise for joints. Another is eating tendons in soup. Another is weird supplements. Eventually I'll write some posts on my website about the most effective things.

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on July 20, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Congrats on your progress and good luck getting the hypermobility under control. I feel like I live in constant fear of dislocations (super painful for me, perhaps not for you) but that anxiety has lessened recently. I do think that I need to add some Pilates to my exercise routine, though. What do you recommend? Do you go to a studio? Videos? Just your own routine?

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(1010)

on July 20, 2012
at 05:17 PM

That's the thing. In your fat pictures, you're with real hot girls, in your healthy pics, you're alone. Girls feel comfortable around guys with fat on them, and it usualy beats out the pros of having a good body. Unfortunately, hot girls like personalities better than bodies.

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on July 20, 2012
at 05:16 PM

By the way what do you do to cope with your symptoms? Mine are under control but I am always on the lookout for tips!

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on July 20, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Nice work! ----

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(1230)

on July 20, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Oh man yea I am not quite at the Ehlers Danlos point but I am close. I just posted a link to a great resource on JHS you might like. http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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(24543)

on July 20, 2012
at 04:59 PM

Plus one million! I have hypermobility as well (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)

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on July 16, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Never heard of Vitalis. They are just vibrams. They, sadly, fall apart after about 3 weeks. At least for me...then again even in that after picture I'm still 6'5" and 300lbs.

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on July 16, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Just chiming in, I thought she looks fabulous in both...

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on July 16, 2012
at 01:11 PM

f*** me... epic. rig. well done mate

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on July 16, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Dang! That's so inspirational, congrats 2 you bro!

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(289)

on July 11, 2012
at 06:58 PM

and I am single :)

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on July 11, 2012
at 04:43 PM

This is amazing. Congratulations! And sure, tattoos are Paleo...and hot. :-)

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:51 AM

Those are the shoes that Daniel Vitalis is selling, am I right?

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:33 AM

Wow, nice work! You look great. I'm sorry that you received comments about looking better in the first pics- you were beautiful then as you are now, but the changes and increased muscle visibility, especially in your side body and legs, are noticeable and I think look GREAT! I'm especially glad to hear that you are feeling good, with lots of energy. Congrats!

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on June 10, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Yeah, thought the same thing. I think she looks great in all pictures.

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:04 AM

great job. i'm also looking for health results versus weight.

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on May 30, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Its rude that people are commenting that she looked 'better'... Our culture is horrid towards women - you're either too curvy or not curvy enough.. theres barely any in between, ugh.. I think you're gorgeous!! Whatever makes you feel like a goddess, go with it!

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on May 23, 2012
at 03:08 AM

I completely respect your opinions but everyone has their visions of what they desire to look like & personally I prefer how my body is now. I know that pear shapes are more desirable, I used to get a lot more male attention before than now but that's not the reason I decided to go on this diet. I personally prefer more athletic builds. So far I've been completely fine health-wise, I certainly don't suffer from an eating disorder & I definitely am not too thin. I come from a family of very thin women and my body before was bigger compared to the rest of my family.

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on May 21, 2012
at 09:58 PM

I agree the first pics are better, but I'm guessing you mentally feel better on paleo. Like everyone else though, I'm criticizing without giving a solution, cause I'm not sure where one gets "fat"

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on May 21, 2012
at 09:54 PM

^I know most you women are smart, it's okay to do dumb things, but I won't tell anyway

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on May 21, 2012
at 03:12 PM

You should read Why Women Need Fat- the pear-distribution is desirable for health and also considered more attractive by most normal men in studies across the world. There are a lot of women on here who have struggled with EDs, which is probably why you might be getting downvotes. Being too thin has huge consequences. A lot of these women are still struggling to get their menstrual cycles and other hormonal systems back into balance. The "pear" fat is very important hormonally.

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on May 21, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Imo you look better in before pic.

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on May 20, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Looking good. You should try to add a bit of muscle now,IMO.

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on May 20, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Pear shaped is good! http://huntgatherlove.com/content/why-women-need-fat Either way, you look great and you looked great before , but being that thin does put you in danger of amenorrhea.

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on May 20, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Wow so much more toned! Nice work :)

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on May 20, 2012
at 09:11 PM

Unbelievable difference!

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on May 20, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Looks like you grew some chest hair and exposed those lines at the inner part of your hip that makes smart women do dumb things. Basically, you look much more manly in the last picture (as opposed to boyish in the first two). Nice work.

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on May 16, 2012
at 04:53 PM

you look amazing!! your abs are great!

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:19 PM

So much of this sounds like me (your "before")! I hope this works forr me too!

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on May 02, 2012
at 04:15 AM

This is strangely mesmerizing

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on April 26, 2012
at 06:14 AM

http://www.limitless365.com/2012/04/25/success-story-stephanie-radnan/ - woo success!

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on April 11, 2012
at 11:01 PM

You've worked really hard!! And...awesome new shoes:)

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on April 11, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Appreciate it. Thanks for fixing the links!

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on April 11, 2012
at 01:37 PM

You look beautiful! Congrats!

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on April 11, 2012
at 08:53 AM

+1 for meat and feeling awesome!

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on April 11, 2012
at 08:50 AM

Nice work man, keep it up!

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on April 11, 2012
at 06:39 AM

Didn't work but this is the link to the album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150790091917223.468326.632367222&type=1

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on March 23, 2012
at 04:10 PM

well, I'd say it's safe to say that whatever you're doing is working for you. Yikes, smokin!

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:24 PM

haha no wii! i sold that when i decided to get serious :D

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on March 21, 2012
at 08:59 PM

Looking great now! I would not look to lose any more weight personally. It is nice to be strong female if you know what I mean. I am hoping to get some muscles like yours! :D

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on March 21, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Hi, I can't see your pics, but was interested in your mention of eye sockets being a bit sallow - have you noticed an improvement at all? I ask only because my eyes are quite hollow (I used to be a v skinny vegan!) and am wondering if my face will ever fill out again! Have noticed big skin improvement after 2 months :)

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on March 21, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Your skin looks really great! I have notice my pores getting smaller on my nose, and my elbows getting softer..not what I was expecting, its the weird little things that I get a kick from though! :D

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on March 20, 2012
at 05:42 PM

Dang, nice job! Although by the picture, it appears that playing Wii has had a hand in your weight loss...

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on March 17, 2012
at 11:24 PM

Thank you Isabel!! :)

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on March 16, 2012
at 06:40 AM

My thai boxing practice starts at 5.30pm so I usually eat handful of walnuts and dried dates/piece of fruit and sometimes another hot cocoa. When I get back I eat only lean animal proteins (usually just another piece of meat/fish/egg whites) about 8pm. That's all. But sometimes I feel like something missing and I'm not sure about my pre-workout meal, but I still try to find out what's best for me.

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on March 16, 2012
at 06:36 AM

Thank you:). Typical day for me starts from big breakfast around 7am. I always eat 3 eggs with some kind of meat (bacon, chorizo, chicken leftovers etc.) and/or vegetables, sometimes I add butter, sometimes I just eat boiled eggs and strawberries/apple. Recently, I love to drink cocoa powder + hot water, cause it makes me feel kick-ass for the rest of the day:). I usually eat some fish/meat + plenty of veggies for lunch around 1pm. Then I get back home from college around 3.30pm and I eat full diner (meat/fish + veggies and sometimes fruit).

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on March 16, 2012
at 03:26 AM

Yep, you look fantastical right now! :)

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Wow, thyroid here too. You look great, what a transformation. Good luck with your continued lifestyle.

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Totally different person. Awesome work. Good looking guy right there.

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Beautiful bod! Awesome work!

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Very nice work!

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(24543)

on March 16, 2012
at 02:15 AM

You are perfect right now!

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Rockingly good work. You look great. Esp the last beach shot!

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:14 AM

Amazing work. You look so much healthier. Brilliant!

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Holy mother. I think I love you. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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on March 16, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I am your before, and I want to be your after. You look amazing!

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on March 15, 2012
at 09:13 PM

You look awesome and very healthy! I see nothing wrong with you sticking with how you are now but I wouldn't go off of what others think; do what makes you feel your best.

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on March 15, 2012
at 09:06 PM

Looking healthy; what does a normal day of food look like for you?

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on March 13, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Haha nope, not a popular subset at all. I've only been in Cincinnati for less than a year. I was born in India but I've lived in too many places to count - my family has pretty much moved every 2-3 years since I was born. When people ask me what my hometown is, I say "the internet" since it's been the only constant.

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on March 10, 2012
at 12:40 AM

LOL! Thanks Craig, I actually found the empty glass ball terrariums on Amazon for $5.99/ea, and I'm going to experiment with some of the natural flora in my backyard. I've got loads of air plants lying about the yard, that should be a good start ;)

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on March 07, 2012
at 08:43 AM

Just curious, whats the age difference in the two pictures? Helluva job.

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on March 05, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Yup, the best (read: worst) fourteen years of my life were spent in Canton, Ohio. I see from your bio that you're "Atheist, determinist, and socialist." Not a popular subset amongst Ohioans, but maybe Cincinnati is different than northeast Ohio?

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on March 05, 2012
at 04:19 AM

You should use free-diving fins, not scuba fins.

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(150)

on March 04, 2012
at 06:28 PM

A spear gun, doesn't get more primal than that...

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on March 04, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Thanks BamBam and Aaron. :)

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on March 03, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Thanks Kamal! You're from Ohio too? Props on being the token Indian bodybuilder - that's my next goal. I'm packing on the mass these days (in a paleo fashion of course).

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on March 03, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Wow.....BEAUTIFUL! Great transformation.

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on March 03, 2012
at 10:56 AM

Nice work! Isn't it awesome to feel so good all the time, too!

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on March 03, 2012
at 10:54 AM

I like your formal black VFFs for the serious ink occasion.

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on March 03, 2012
at 07:00 AM

You are absolutely an "after". Whatever improvements you keep making are icing on the cake ;)

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on March 03, 2012
at 06:53 AM

Very clear increase in muscle definition. Keep at it!

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on March 03, 2012
at 06:52 AM

Watcha carryin' there?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21415)

on March 03, 2012
at 01:36 AM

Kamal - I met Jesse years ago, right after he took second in China. Callie competed in the Women's Tri-fit in Tampa, and he came along and trained with us. He was an awesome guy.

Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

(944)

on March 02, 2012
at 11:58 PM

thanks! feel like it too!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 02, 2012
at 11:56 PM

Wow, you would fit right in with Don Johnson in Miami Vice, in a good way :)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 02, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Excellent job, my fellow Indian from Ohio!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 02, 2012
at 11:51 PM

Sweet! As a longtime lurker at Jesse Marunde's forum and the Gripboard, I am envious of your experience. When you pull a Dave Tate and become crazy ripped, someone should write an article up about you.

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on March 02, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Thanks :) I wish I could take credit for the terrariums but I bought them at a shnazzy little art gallery near my home called Pigment (www.shoppigment.com).

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on March 02, 2012
at 10:31 PM

Agree with Renee,You are hot in these last pictures!

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(0)

on March 02, 2012
at 10:13 PM

ACK ACK ACK!!! I love your terrariums!!!!!!!

Ee70ee808f748374744404a00e1c22ed

(1163)

on March 02, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Awesome changes! Also as a fellow beard-wearer, I just have to add that they rule. Every once in a while I shave, and then instantly regret it.

1dcfcebc5f36408d121f124a78292d42

(1295)

on March 02, 2012
at 03:47 PM

wow your abs look great!

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(0)

on March 02, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Wow, this is awesome

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on March 02, 2012
at 03:03 PM

Did you make those terrariums hanging by your mirror? DO WANT!!!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 02, 2012
at 01:52 PM

You. Are. HUGE!!!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on March 02, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Wow! You're like a different person!

Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

(944)

on March 02, 2012
at 01:08 PM

jesus christ! THAT is a paleo transformation.

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on March 02, 2012
at 12:43 PM

looking gooood.

707bb8a600ee5ae10d4699a5020a8211

(259)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Thanks! Need to get back pn track ATM :D

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 27, 2012
at 12:01 AM

Manual burr ground coffee does a body good!!!

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(0)

on February 26, 2012
at 08:16 PM

My story is almost the same- I was never that fat/overweight but now I feel so much fitter :)

A64ed062eb5e2c3407122fcf16c5de6b

(715)

on February 21, 2012
at 10:51 PM

This needs more plusses!!! Awesome!

662a4ea915eb7c758bdd797d77ead7b6

(656)

on February 04, 2012
at 02:10 PM

What happened to the pics?

707bb8a600ee5ae10d4699a5020a8211

(259)

on January 08, 2012
at 10:43 AM

Whoppaz, I gained back a few kg's (about 6), time for at least a full month of strict paleo, as I'm not feeling energized and the Mrs is complaining about me snoaring again :D .

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11693)

on November 23, 2011
at 07:50 PM

you are insanely hot. just sayin.

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(3175)

on November 21, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Sexiest ab shot ever!

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(1010)

on November 16, 2011
at 01:43 AM

you are hot, but I kinda liked the first one in some ways better.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on November 02, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Wow! You're a knockout! Super cute.

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(5639)

on November 02, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Nice work man, your upper chest definition is crankin

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 18, 2011
at 02:11 AM

Holy Moses. :: gawk ::

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 18, 2011
at 02:08 AM

Yep, nice..."cabinets." ;)

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 18, 2011
at 02:06 AM

Wow, you can really see the difference. You are beautiful in BOTH shots, though! :)

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on October 12, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Just, wow !

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on October 12, 2011
at 05:12 AM

Wow! You look amazing.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Nice built-ins. The cabinets.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 13, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Hormones can do such wacky things - like curling hair! After having 2 kids my hair got a bit bouncy, won't say curly but it was stick straight all my life and now it's got a little sumpthin'

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on September 07, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Thank you for the kind words. My wife is certainly aware of the potential benefits of being Paleo but her decision to be/remain vegetarian is not a health-based decision, its a moral one. Its a discussion I try and leave alone since all it will do is run us around in circles.

707bb8a600ee5ae10d4699a5020a8211

(259)

on September 03, 2011
at 07:14 AM

Aha, I was wondering as well ? =)

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on September 02, 2011
at 11:32 PM

wow, way to go dude!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on September 02, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Cheers stud! Its been so great watching your transformation. Your hard work and dedication clearly shows in the pics, but its even more amazing in real life. Keep on keepin' on.

78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

(2290)

on September 02, 2011
at 08:29 PM

Hahhaa awesome!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on September 02, 2011
at 04:05 PM

You look great- keep up the good work :-)

78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

(2290)

on August 30, 2011
at 02:56 PM

Yup, that's him. This is also after a very large dinner in Charleston, hence his stomach haha

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on August 30, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Nice results, the guy in the above pic is who got you on low carb???

707bb8a600ee5ae10d4699a5020a8211

(259)

on August 23, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Thanks!! Morphing it makes it a bit more obvious, doesn't it ;)

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on August 23, 2011
at 12:18 PM

You're not the only one who gained weight on a healthy vegetarian diet! I gained 20 lbs when I went macrobiotic in my 20's.

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on August 23, 2011
at 12:27 AM

Seriously! Great idea with the .gif

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(39821)

on August 22, 2011
at 06:32 PM

That .gif is awesome.

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(1902)

on August 21, 2011
at 11:13 PM

Thanks, Futureboy!

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on August 21, 2011
at 08:17 PM

That's an insane transformation, awesome

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on August 21, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Superduper!!!!!

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on August 21, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Fantastic, an evolution of body and mind!

Medium avatar

(5639)

on August 21, 2011
at 04:57 AM

You can totally tell!! You look great!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on August 07, 2011
at 08:51 PM

"No one should be striving or starving for any particular kind of body" - cannot agree with this statement: everyone do it, afterall (this is the sole purpose of 99.99% of all diet attempts); and, besides, the very idea that "you are good as is, you're the best" is very very... how should i put it, American=politically correct (which doesn't work / used anywhere except in the US socio-cultural environment)

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on August 04, 2011
at 06:03 AM

You sound like many an anorexic (16-year-old) I have known. I hope you get help. I eat lots of potatoes, it doesn't effect my waist because it's my body type and hormonal profile to be slim with a smaller waist. No one should be striving or starving for any particular kind of body; you're stuck with what you've got in large part, and trying to fight it will leave you sick, frustrated, or even dead.

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on July 30, 2011
at 03:34 PM

Wow, so much healthier looking:)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on July 24, 2011
at 09:46 PM

i personally loathe the idea that it is women who can strive to have a thin waist - what can be more noble (and this is the only thing that really matters) than having one irrespectively to what sex you belong strength? - who needs it unless they are porters? bulk without exquisite 'aristocratic' fragility is brute and coarse - leave it to sweet-potato eating primitive 'tribesmen'

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on July 21, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Lean is one thing, 5% body fat is another. It looks ugly to me. A wild wolf is lean enough and always hungry, but it's not emaciated unless it's near death. A healthy wild wolf has a glossy, muscular appearance. Why go to harsh extremes when you can look better and be healthier in both the short and longer term by feeding your body nourishing foods and focusing on strength rather than cutting down your body fat to nothing and having a waist tinier than any woman's? You need some therapy sir.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 15, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Great results! Keep smiling!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on July 15, 2011
at 03:45 PM

Welcome back :)

351cbf133b44fb7a1b90781e148d28d7

(597)

on July 14, 2011
at 11:25 PM

There is a huge difference between a crazy hairstyle and starving yourself. Crazy hairstyles aren't a danger to your health - this is.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 14, 2011
at 09:10 PM

oops, ill have to find them and repost.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:00 PM

@animalcule "Take it easy" - i definitely will, but only as soon as i reach my goal: which is, allegorically speaking, to look like a 'hungry wild wolf' than 'stuffed pet dog': that may very well be a reflection of an "unhealthy attitude", but...: some people have crazy makes ups or hairstyles, some are gays, some are scientologists - so, why not a 'hungry wild wolf'?: as a russian proverb says: "everyone goes mad in their own particular way"

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on July 14, 2011
at 06:59 PM

@grenadine Machiavelli is generally disliked because he was writing the truth about the nature of people, and the truth always tends to be rather unappealing so people prefer to turn their eyes away, and castigate the 'prophet'

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on July 14, 2011
at 01:54 PM

You look so much younger!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on July 14, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Your digital scale has no basis in reality. Get an accurate reading via BodPod, DEXA, or professionally-administered calipers. I can't put my hands around my own waist and it is 22" with my abs engaged (and my hand are long, for a woman). You have some really unhealthy attitudes evident in these posts. And you look great, if a little too lean and thin for my taste (but I dig short guys, too tall is a turn off). Take it easy on yourself please.

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on July 14, 2011
at 01:43 PM

If you'll stand there posed like that,I'll clean your room ;P

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on July 14, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Thank you!I didn't notice they were messed up!I'm just completing the family migration.We came from Germany,Ireland,Poland to Pennsylvania,Michigan and Ohio.My parents drifted to North Carolina,I went to SC, and plan on moving to Belize to start a family.Last 200 years have just been trying to escape the cold..:)

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

(90)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:15 AM

Did you notice you look about 10 years younger now? Beautiful in both pics :-)

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on July 14, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Beautiful and healthy...way to go

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:54 AM

..there are other "strategies". love, for example. start with yourself. i'm pretty sure you are human, acceptance of this fact is the only way to peace. you are fighting an imaginary and losing battle.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:53 AM

hm. i'm not sure Machiavelli is a very useful touchstone here. or in general.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:35 AM

well, considering that my ultimate goal is to have 5%BF, and be able to link my hands around my waist, "starting eating" doesn't seem like a sound idea))) - only starvation through diet and torture through exercise makes people wonder if i had escaped from some sort of killer training camp (for as Machiavelli wrote in "The Prince": it is a better strategy to be feared rather than despised)

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(2159)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:14 AM

Dude, you remind me of a viking. \m/ keep up the awesome work!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:09 AM

get off the scale and start eating.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:02 AM

"corset"??? - no, no corsets - just fasting, coffee, ZC, and lots of pull-ups and, yes - there is fat (to lose) - at least that's what my digital scales tell me(((

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 13, 2011
at 11:23 PM

Nice! Your hair looks fantastic. And I like... "grew a bum".

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 13, 2011
at 11:09 PM

are you wearing a corset? i definitely don't see "a lot of fat to lose" here.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19230)

on July 13, 2011
at 10:56 PM

"Summer at the beach, BBQs, parties, eating out, bars." Sounds good to me :) I sometimes wish I lived somewhere warmer...

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19230)

on July 13, 2011
at 10:52 PM

Fixed your photos, hope that is ok.

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on July 13, 2011
at 09:30 PM

Or.. Where did He go? No activity for a long time

Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

(2854)

on July 13, 2011
at 05:21 PM

I'm hoping for an eventual afro, and then maybe just an electric halo. Baby steps.

A0b8c4cc369f93ee987ce15b1bf323fe

on July 13, 2011
at 05:14 PM

+1 for a fellow masshole !

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 13, 2011
at 03:47 PM

What if your hair keeps getting more and more and more curly?!?!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on July 11, 2011
at 12:51 PM

S-A! Where'd your pictures go!?

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on July 11, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I must say I was surprised when I got to the bottom pictures that it was you. Your more natural physique accentuates your wholesome girl next door look. You are stunning. I wish you had a twin.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on July 11, 2011
at 01:04 AM

i guess, it should be acknowledged that there is (can be) no 'positive definition' of 'paleo'', but the only feasible one is exactly the 'negative' one: "eat less/don't eat bad stuff"

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(5639)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:31 PM

nice work! You look great!

7b0fc3bfeef02de39dcbec8aa38f746b

on June 21, 2011
at 05:26 PM

From one Melissa to another - you look awesome! So happy and strong. It's great to finally put a face to a name - I really enjoy your blog (and I didn't realize you were so young! I'm 21...you're an inspiration!). Keep on keepin' on. :)

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on June 19, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Welcome back. Cute smile :-)

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 05:13 AM

Well played, Jack. Keep up the good work :)

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:53 AM

I switched the butter for coconut butter, and the lindts for 99% cacao :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:46 AM

Holy Crap Todd! THAT'S you? Dude that's it I am going to Henry's right now and getting raw cream and raw butter.

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(19469)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Yay Leigh! You go girl!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:13 AM

I said right, but I meant left. ^^

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I want to see the back! I am actually probably more a fan of backs than of fronts, LOL.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Alan - I'd say about 85% diet. I cut out all cardio other than soccer, and only lift 2-3 times a week. While on the right, I was running over 30 miles a week and lifting 4-5 times.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:57 AM

Thank you :) It took some serious discipline, but I'm happy. The back is still a work in progress, but getting there.

Dff04a01301cab76ee2b9bed1c149f51

(60)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Awesome transformation..... be interested in reading all that you did. For me the diet was the main thing with a logical exercise/workout process..... Great pics!!! Thanks for posting!!!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:50 AM

There is no way in hell you have the "back fat" you claimed that was keeping you from posting. Good lord Todd, you are one ripped dude.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:49 AM

jesus christ, broseph!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:47 AM

Had some difficulty posting lol :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:45 AM

I was so excited to see your post in this thread, but I can't see the pics!

Bd142c32b4055224d3191461f1f57520

(1098)

on June 14, 2011
at 05:39 AM

That is awesome Leigh! You look radiant!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 14, 2011
at 04:47 AM

That's some CGI shit right there! Great job!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:57 AM

NICE WORK!!! Thanks for continually updating!! :D

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:56 AM

Oranges13, I wanted to add... Throwing yourself "against the wall" may have aggravated or elevated your cortisol and elevated cortisol inhibits both weight-loss and sleep (and sleep lose in turn inhibits weight lose). Never underestimate the power of a rest and recover day!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Thanks Wonko. :)

C678bf33580271beecf36ab23424c3bb

(100)

on April 27, 2011
at 12:44 PM

Absolutely gorgeous.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on April 25, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Omg, your little girl's smile is priceless. So cute.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 23, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Just Paleo :) Have only just started exercising recently.

Bf417f0ad3560adb1a5d1c155246831a

(193)

on April 22, 2011
at 11:11 PM

wow, did you get that just by eating paleo or by excerising too?

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:48 PM

You got that right

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:46 PM

I like these photos that show people getting better looking with age.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:43 PM

No one here seems to be too shy about it.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Looking very good to me. If this is 90%, I'd be almost afraid to see 100%.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Now if we could get some of the women to submit some photos showing their dirty, dirty bedroom photos...

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:35 PM

Really good stuff

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Very inspiring.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on March 25, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Aw thanks :)....

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 24, 2011
at 05:52 AM

I ran a half marathon in early 2008. I ran a sprint triathlon in early 2009. I ran the LA Marathon in early 2010. I trained with mostly short fast runs and long slow runs. I fueled with mostly nuts and dried beef and not carbs. I did not do Crossfit Rx. I think the half marathon and sprint triathlon were both beneficial and helped. I think the full marathon probably didn't help. I hope this helps! P.S. I just joined a Crossfit gym and am currently doing 2x/week plus sprints and lots of walking.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Aww, shucks! I'm thinking of posting some photos of my muscular progression thanks to paleo + CF soon.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 23, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Hey that's awesome - and I totally know the feeling I'm trying to lose weight and seeing that it took you almost 3 years to do so is giving me hope that maybe I'm doing it right but its SO FRUSTRATING. Out of curiosity, how much did you work out, if any? My biggest frustration is that I tried throwing myself at the wall (almost literally) with working out and it totally didn't budge the scale at all.

949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

(1021)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Fantastic! Really impressive.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:17 AM

Cynarin, UR SPECTACULAR GRRRRLFRIEND!! Your comments also always crack me the f*ck up... I like my peels too, hey better livin through high tech I say!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:16 AM

I love this THREAD!! Cool transformation and nice posts on ur BLOG.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I'm droolin... at both the machinery and the ABS *wink*

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 20, 2011
at 12:51 AM

i actually think you look really nice in the top pic too :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 19, 2011
at 01:09 AM

"No before or after just generally how I look if anyone is interested." I bursted out into laughter at this Mathew. That's very funny.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 19, 2011
at 01:02 AM

see Melissa. you get dirty! that's why you let me keep it. lol. that pic makes me wanna go camping.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 19, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Good grief Gilliebean. You are rilly pritt tee ;)

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(834)

on March 18, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Thanks animalcute, sherpamelissa and gilliebean!

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(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:55 AM

He's almost as cute as a red panda. :)

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Incredible. I thought my bloating was bad before! I've seen a similar transformation.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:51 AM

There is a huge difference in your face from the weight loss. Can even see it between the last two pictures. Great job!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Holy crap. Would never be able to tell those pictures are all of the same person. And you can surely tell the difference between the last two, look at those guns! Amazing job!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:46 AM

You really do look phenomenal now! And it is a big difference - although I disagree that you looked bad in the 'before'. You looked very pretty then, but heavy of course.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Very inspiring!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 10:00 PM

I just caught the 'paleo nerd' line... I VERY resemble that remark.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 09:58 PM

I'm very much a work in progress. I keep old photos around to reality-check that I am actually changing. It is so hard to see from day to day. I may have to be a new shape for a few months in a row to know that it is real.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Very stunning on several fronts.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Very stunning, glad it was a still photo... moving video might have melted my mind a bit. (grin)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 12, 2011
at 04:39 PM

Thanks guys!! I'm so encouraged! <3

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2052)

on March 03, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Omg! You look like Lisbeth Salader XD

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 03, 2011
at 03:32 AM

Skin shmin. I'm not sure why no one else has noted this yet: HOT!

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on February 28, 2011
at 11:46 PM

Your start/finish weights are close to mine (esp. as a goal) so I look up to your before/after as a beautiful example of what's possible. You look great!!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 28, 2011
at 11:44 PM

Amazing how quickly weight loss shows in folks' faces - yours here is a great example! :)

2b4f887f5fd32a37c6038eb0aaaf3bf5

(1648)

on February 28, 2011
at 10:08 PM

Thanks everyone!!!

D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Melissa, this is inspiring. Way to go!

D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Awesome progress mate.

D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Amazing. Just amazing.

D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 07:11 PM

Thanks Melissa!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 28, 2011
at 07:10 PM

Nicely done, JP!

A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on February 22, 2011
at 01:06 AM

thanks juhuuu. yes, i think i put on a bit of fat since the second photo, while trying to bulk up a bit. also the lighting was quite favourable.

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(0)

on February 15, 2011
at 09:20 PM

For the extreme that you have been at, your weight loss very impressive.

0c0eb7d2b9d87dfb70f368d64dff8ba5

(0)

on February 15, 2011
at 09:18 PM

you look incredible, so lean, in the second photo, don't understand the order? 1. you were not so good, 2. then amazing, but 3. put some fat back on?

5d0283f9cf2480374a0b7df56b7f3d9b

(418)

on February 12, 2011
at 04:18 AM

you look hot!!!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on January 31, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Thank you both, @Suzanna actually I have chosen a particularly unflattering image for the first picture, but there was little variation in my appearance up until I started concentrating on diet just over a year ago. thanks for the suggestion too :)

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:35 PM

Great skin. And I can only dream of no allergic undereye circles.

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Well, if you ever need a second career to fall back on, I'd advise underwear or swimsuit modeling. Were most of those changes from the past year or had you changed something else between age 28 and 33?

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:24 PM

You look like your much younger sister now! Keep us posted.

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:23 PM

Teeny waist! Wow!

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Your face looks so much younger. Great transformation!

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(2261)

on January 31, 2011
at 05:23 AM

wow, this is nice to lay my eyes upon

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on January 28, 2011
at 11:48 PM

thank you sarah ann :)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on January 28, 2011
at 02:12 PM

Thanks very much :)

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(5838)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Well done :) Quite a difference

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4173)

on January 27, 2011
at 02:26 PM

One word, haawwwt. This is my kinda body, I don't like when men are too bulky and I know most of my friends agree, good work!

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on January 27, 2011
at 10:29 AM

WOW You look great!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:34 PM

I'm not going to lie...I'm a skincare junkie, so that's paleo + pumpkin peels and vitamin C serums and such. But I never ever thought I could reach even that point. And thanks. *blush*

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:24 PM

You're gorgeous! Your skin looks FANTABULOUS. I can't believe your not wearing foundation.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19230)

on January 26, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Look at the buttons at the top of the box where you type your answer. Click the 6th button from the left to add a picture. The picture needs a web address.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 26, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Right on, keep on trucking!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 26, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Kick ass! I've lost 22 pounds so far, down from 212, and have more to go. Congrats to you.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 26, 2011
at 07:32 PM

Great results, you look younger!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 26, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Awesome, well done!

Ac9425a387b78cb37a01972fe848bddb

(655)

on January 24, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Thanks a lot, it was tough but I did it!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 16, 2011
at 11:00 PM

PaleoLady!! You're looking amazing!! What a wonderful journey you're on!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 16, 2011
at 10:59 PM

Love it! Belly dancing is a great workout! You look amazing!!

Medium avatar

(39821)

on January 12, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Wow. 40 pounds ain't bad. Great work. Just stick with this forever and you'll be whatever weight you want. My girlfriend finally succumbed to my nagging and lost 10 lbs in about as many days.

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on January 11, 2011
at 05:57 AM

You mean you're not that little red fox like creature??!

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on January 11, 2011
at 05:30 AM

There's something very sexy about paleo women with slim figures, many great examples here. And gilliebean, you're the best

64df3ea3e056e702ae5c503d0ffeca7b

(70)

on January 10, 2011
at 07:40 PM

that's unreal - strong work

64df3ea3e056e702ae5c503d0ffeca7b

(70)

on January 10, 2011
at 07:37 PM

wow that is totally inspiring

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 10, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Master B, Mari, Shelly, Adam, Melissa and Chris. Thank you. I feel so encouraged! :D

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 10, 2011
at 12:30 AM

Progress is already yours! Go at your own pace, you are doing great.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 10, 2011
at 12:29 AM

Progress begets confidence in the process. Now that you know that this way works for you, you'll be able to cheat less and less often! At least, that's what happened to me.

7a1d67d93f254b982e0be4e54086cb4a

(415)

on January 10, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Doesn't even look like the same person. The person in the top picture looks like she's about 50 years of age. The gal in the bottom picture looks to be about 25-35, no more. Very nice.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 09, 2011
at 11:19 PM

Very nice example for the Paleo lifestyle! You look fit and happy and healthy!

2b4f887f5fd32a37c6038eb0aaaf3bf5

(1648)

on January 05, 2011
at 06:28 PM

And you are right, @sherpamelissa, a cheat can really be like an avalanche. I'm really working on getting refocused this month, and am going to be a lot more prepared & aware in what I eat.

2b4f887f5fd32a37c6038eb0aaaf3bf5

(1648)

on January 05, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Thanks! I think that is been one of the best lessons with the paleo diet, that even with cheating I'm still doing much better than just giving up. Even if I only eat 50% paleo, that is still 100% better than how I was eating. And it is really helped me learn not to be so "all or nothing", and about not giving up (which I was quite skilled at making healthy changes for 2 weeks and quitting). I hope it is helpful to people, when I tell them that you don't have to be perfect to be able to lose weight & improve your health. Every step forward counts.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on January 04, 2011
at 05:51 AM

Well I certainly wouldn't read your blog if you weren't cute :)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on January 04, 2011
at 05:50 AM

Well I certainly wouldn't read your blog if you weren't cute :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 04, 2011
at 03:08 AM

I almost thought it was the same shirt and it just swallowed you up! But then I realized this years was long sleeved! :p

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

(13635)

on January 04, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Yeah I gained weight in the beard and glasses areas. My taste in new years head gear also changed. ;0)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 04, 2011
at 02:39 AM

@ Sherpamelissa: hooray! I've asked my partner to keep an eye out for them too. She says she'll let me know when she spots 'em. @Sarah-ann: I've done some sword work and smithy work at historical festivals, Interesting that it 'shows'.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 04, 2011
at 02:36 AM

You've lost so much weight your beard looks bigger! ;) Nice job Carl!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 04, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Nice work. You just seem more solid in the new photo. You are also giving off a little bit of the "paleo *is* serious business" vibe.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 04, 2011
at 01:35 AM

Thanks :D Renaissance/pirates! The pic was from our first dance, a pavan http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephthegeek/sets/72157609647126732/

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on January 04, 2011
at 01:02 AM

You look handsome! I'll be nicer to you now ;)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on January 04, 2011
at 01:02 AM

It's amazing...someone might reverse the chronology of these pictures because it looks like you got younger!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on January 04, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Wow! What an incredible transformation! Congrads! BTW I like your wedding dress :) Medieval/LOTR?

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 04, 2011
at 12:39 AM

Wow.. incredible!! Love your hair too btw ;)

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 04, 2011
at 12:15 AM

You look amazing - cheats and all!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 04, 2011
at 12:10 AM

I love the fact that your eyes look 'brighter' as you go along.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 11:21 PM

Every time I scroll past your pics I am struck again at how ADORABLE you are. I want to put you in my pocket and carry you around! And now you would fit. :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 11:12 PM

Huge difference already Paleolady! You look super! The cheats do tend to get out of hand. I know I'm better off not even starting.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Hahaha, thanks. Good to know!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:58 PM

Thanks Melissa! Bellydance really is for all shapes and sizes... don't let your tummy stop you! It's so much fun and quite in line with paleo ideals :) I'd say only 1/3 of students in my classes even have their belly uncovered... and flesh-toned torso stockings are often worn for performance. No excuses ;)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:44 PM

You look SO GOOD! Healthy and fit! I wish I had the confidence to try belly dancing, but my belly is the one thing that I still hate how it looks!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:24 PM

P.S. my hubby has lost 50 lbs so far, and looks extra damn sexy now too ;)

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4173)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:28 PM

You look like you have the roman-gladiator body type, lucky you!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:11 PM

I have the same size confusion when I get dressed.. "too small to fit" I think, then it turns out to be a bit loose. - Congrats on the quick work and the slow and steady progress!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:08 PM

You lost 10-15 years of apparent age and at least one chin. Excellent work!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I love how it is the same great smile, framed by, well, a tighter frame. You look great and snazzy.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:50 PM

Lanyard vs. mudstreaked..... the Mud (and big smile) Wins!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I don't think anyone could deny the great results you have. Great work!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:47 PM

Stunning difference. In your last pic you look happy, and a little surprised!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Awesome Adam! If I squint just right I can almost see your abs already! :)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:26 PM

The difference in your face is incredible. You look great!

82a8b7c6e7f67787c2b16bd595db510e

(253)

on January 03, 2011
at 07:17 PM

You did that in a year!? That's fantastic!

82a8b7c6e7f67787c2b16bd595db510e

(253)

on January 03, 2011
at 07:15 PM

I think you look great, too! You also looked great at 185 -- I thought you were some kind of curvy model-type in the photo!

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on January 03, 2011
at 06:34 PM

good job! i put my dad and half my family on it starting today. i am trying to get them to stick with it long enough to see how good they will feel after a month on it... good luck.

Bcad307b240275ae3f5820ba6eb4a712

(923)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:46 PM

The sadly comic part is that I was a skinny kid, a skinny teenager, and then I went vegetarian in my early twenties "for my health" and gained a bunch of weight.Thanks to Richard Nikoley and Robb Wolf!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Wow! You don't even look like the same person!

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I'm speechless. wow!!

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:29 PM

oops. To answer your question, I let meself eat nuts, fruits, and cheese on Sundays. The other 6 days, I don't.

15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:03 PM

Yeah, I couldn't imagine doing it when I used to watch the crazies doing it on the news. But paleo has me open to any seemingly crazy idea with unconventional health benefits and figured at the very least it would make for a great Youtube video. It actually felt great!

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 01:12 PM

Aww, thank you! It took me about 6 months to lose 12 lbs. I was on South Beach at that time. Then, I switched to Paleo and lost 10 lbs in the first month and 6 more the second month. I just started my third month. ;) So far, so good!

27a29804a79e90f5b8193ea33f392852

(227)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:16 AM

You look great!! I just started (about a month ago) I'm at 154 and to go down to 130 would be a dream! how long did it take you? And do you eat any nuts or fruits?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Nice start! I can't imagine the Polar Bear Swim. Brrr.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Gorgeous! You can really see your cheekbones in the second picture. I love chestpieces on women, I think they are stunning.

Eea6a68f5a7190d13c60e1c72417a581

(1376)

on December 31, 2010
at 02:47 AM

Wow! you lost 10 years in 6 months!

E898c2f2df1cfdec26df439648463f5b

(458)

on December 20, 2010
at 03:36 PM

Oh, and I went form a size 40 waist to a size 32, and from an xxl t-shirt down to a medium...It still feels weird putting my arms up through a shirt and thinking "this won't fit" and then it does!! Paleo Rules!!!

E898c2f2df1cfdec26df439648463f5b

(458)

on December 20, 2010
at 03:33 PM

I loved those lamb-chops, but mostly i think, because I was hiding behind them. Now all I have for facial hair is itty bitty sideburns so everyone can see my handsome mug.

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on December 19, 2010
at 08:11 PM

I suppose it is not only camera and lighting techniques that make the difference. Or does the messy room make you look more ripped? Serious, major progress!!!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 19, 2010
at 02:49 PM

Nicely done! I can definitely see the difference in your face and your chest.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:36 AM

+1 for cuteness

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:36 AM

the sad SAD face makes this.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:35 AM

Congratulations, you look great!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:33 AM

You look amazing.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 09:15 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks for taking a "now" picture! Great results! People *must* ask what you've been doing!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 18, 2010
at 03:04 PM

You look much more sleek, if you know what I mean, more compact like but still powerful! Nice job!

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on December 18, 2010
at 05:11 AM

holy cow, how did you do it?

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on December 18, 2010
at 05:10 AM

Very sexy progress!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:31 AM

Wahoo! Once you take a "now" picture, you should update this post!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:30 AM

AMAZING!! Great work! :D

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(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:25 AM

Amazing results!! You look awesome!!! :D

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(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:23 AM

You look AMAZING! Hotness!!

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(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:21 AM

You look awesome. Very handsome!!

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(12407)

on December 18, 2010
at 12:39 AM

i would def lose muscle going that low. right now i'm at 240 as of this morning and the electronic bf unit says i'm right at 20%bf. that means i've stayed at 200lbs of lean muscle mass since i've started dropping weight which seems about right since my bench has stayed at 375 and my squat and deadlift have gone up about 20% to 510 and 520 respectively. i figure if i were losing muscle, my lifts would be going down. but if i land at about 215lbs and 7.5% bf, i wouldn't be upset, hah.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 18, 2010
at 12:25 AM

looks like a great start. I started at 285, thought id stop in the low 200s. It didnt stop coming off. went all the way down to 180, and have been putting muscle back on now. If you think 230 feels good, wait till you drop below 200. Superman! Keep it up. Eating Right is Amazing.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 18, 2010
at 12:23 AM

great job, now if you cleaned your room, you might be able to find pants. :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 12:03 AM

Great results LB! Congrats!!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:34 PM

I'm so humbled. Thank you, thank you!! P.S. Pieter, the word "sexy" is fine with me. :D

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4173)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:16 PM

Are you kidding? It's like two different people! Dramatic is putting it mildly, you also look about 10 years younger to boot.

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(12407)

on December 17, 2010
at 08:30 PM

seems im totally clueless as to how to get these pics posted. sorry.

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(10299)

on December 17, 2010
at 07:28 PM

Is it unpolite to say: sexy on this forum? If not: sexy!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 17, 2010
at 07:03 PM

Awww! Thanks guys!! I feel encouraged! :D

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 06:47 PM

Dramatic and fantastic, well done !

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 17, 2010
at 06:46 PM

#1. I want to be your friend, it makes me sad I am not in California! #2 I would say it's dramatic! The difference in your face is amazing. And your curves are gorgeous! NICELY DONE!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 17, 2010
at 03:02 AM

Yes, it was natural. I never actually looked that jacked, believe it or not. Much of it is lighting and flexing. I went through pretty much all major training methods during my gym days. Careful research in lifting methods (I think) allowed me to go from 135 pounds to 170 pounds in about four years. During the first half, I did normal training splits. Then, Westside powerlifting. Lastly, everything else for a couple years. Nothing was obviously best, but HST was good, weighted sled dragging was great for the posterior chain, and weighted chinups were a staple.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:47 AM

you can always just post a "now" picture. the more good looking paleo photos for inspiration the better.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:45 AM

you both look so much better!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:45 AM

dont take this wrong. Honest curiosity, is image 1 Natural and what was your training schedule like back then?

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on December 17, 2010
at 01:37 AM

Wow! Major props!

A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on December 16, 2010
at 10:09 PM

Chris, I messed about with p90x on and off for about 6 months. But most of my results came with a couple of months doing the stronglifts 5x5 program. Now days I'm doing crossfit and loving it.

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(1537)

on December 16, 2010
at 06:58 PM

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!! Congrats and GREAT WORK!!!! You look fantastic, what a wonderful testimony for a paleo lifestyle!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 04:33 PM

Yay! My comment for you somehow went to the Original Poster. AMAZING PROGRESS! You look like a whole different person!

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(8868)

on December 16, 2010
at 04:30 PM

You look fantastic!

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(7073)

on December 16, 2010
at 02:16 PM

nice to be able to put a face (and body) to people who hang around here at last - great question!!!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 12:20 PM

You are very handsome in both pictures!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 12:19 PM

Thanks guys! It was a lot of work, but totally worth it! @WCCPaul - Of course it was the White Sox! ;p

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:22 AM

I have deduced from your timeline that the White Sox championship in 2005 was the secret to your success ... Just joking! Congratulations on the hard work and the improvement to your health.

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on December 16, 2010
at 05:56 AM

Wow, Melissa - 111 lbs - amazing!

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on December 16, 2010
at 05:51 AM

Thanks, Tserb!!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 04:16 AM

Always on the ball Stephen. "Muscular" was before paleo, "losing the paunch" is during paleo. It's not the typical paleo case.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:57 AM

Always on the ball Stephen. "Muscular" was before paleo, "losing the paunch" is during paleo. It's not the typical paleo case...I seem to have followed Mark Sisson's trajectory into paleo, minus the world-beating running skill, but with 100 times the joint problems.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Nicely done!!..

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:49 AM

Did I read wrong? I thought the top was the before one?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:43 AM

You know that old saying--"never judge a gender by its avatar". Paleo and Amelie are two of my favorite things (well, other than chocolate and bubble baths...maybe I am actually a girl?!)

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:24 AM

And I thought Kamal was female based on the avatar :-) But he is a ripped guy! Good job

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:21 AM

Angelo, love your podcast! And of course great progress!

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(383)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:20 AM

Looking much better already, keep it up...leave the dark BigMac past behind :-)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 02:23 AM

Ay carumba!!!!!

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(20817)

on December 15, 2010
at 05:52 PM

You were skinny fat before. Now you're just lean!

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on December 15, 2010
at 05:15 PM

Thanks! I feel like a totally new person. Going with Paleo has put me in the best shape of my life, without a doubt!

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(90)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:52 PM

Wow! What's your workout regime?

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(3641)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:15 PM

haha i was thinking the same thing! i think a photoshop of the muscle photo with amelie's face is in order... at least for Kamal's avatar.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:44 PM

You look awesome Angelo! Excellent job!

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on December 15, 2010
at 02:19 PM

DIY Crossfit is a great way to train.

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(10299)

on December 15, 2010
at 10:50 AM

Kamal, you are not a man that looks like Amelie Poulain? I'm so glad for you ;)

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(361)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:59 AM

All I can say is wow!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:52 AM

That picture-askew montage format makes losing weight seem so fun!

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(4573)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:06 AM

Those lamb-chop sideburns were pretty dang good.....

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:40 AM

That's great! Thanks for sharing!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:27 AM

45lbs in a year is excellent! I really think losing slowly is extremely important to allow yourself to learn new habits and create a new lifestyle rather than considering it a diet.

E898c2f2df1cfdec26df439648463f5b

(458)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:16 AM

I lost around 45lbs...still dropping, but now it's good and slow about 1.5 lbs a month.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:13 AM

Nice! You look like 1/2 the size you used to be!

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:11 AM

Wow! Congrats to that progress!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:08 AM

That is awesome progress! My before/afters aren't from Paleo. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to find this, but I'm glad I'm here now.

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(558)

on November 14, 2010
at 11:22 PM

Amazing change, especially in your face! All that in just 6 months?

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on November 14, 2010
at 11:18 PM

Very impressive. You just look so much more alive and healthy. Like you could pick the old you up and carry him down the block. (I would have said that even if you'd just posted the clothes-on photo!)

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(477)

on July 24, 2010
at 12:53 PM

Grace thanks for the compliments and info. I'll have to read that pdf on Mg.

7bea72ef073e8f76b5828727f1460900

(2713)

on July 23, 2010
at 05:53 AM

Thanks grace! Your brother is more than welcome to practice with our team: http://www.teamlightwave.org/ Especially if he loves to eat and/or is Paleo!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 23, 2010
at 04:59 AM

OMG another 50+ wt loss slamdunk! STRONG WORK Ebice.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 23, 2010
at 04:58 AM

Gary, Very nice dragon boat bod!! *wink* Love your website and fb. Hey I have to tell my lil bro who justed moved to SF about you. He did dragon boating at USC. Maybe you can point out some people to practice with?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 19, 2010
at 01:00 AM

Well done sir..

7bea72ef073e8f76b5828727f1460900

(2713)

on July 18, 2010
at 09:35 PM

I don't really do ab work. I think abs are mostly about cutting your abdominal fat so that the muscles actually show through, and you do that mainly through diet. As far as my workout is concerned: On cardio days, I do Tabata sprints. On weight-lifting days, I do pull-ups, push-ups, and thrusters (usually just one set each, max reps). I try to get in a couple of days of each type a week. Each session of either cardio or weight-lifting lasts less than 20 minutes, so it's very time-efficient. I also paddle twice a week to train for Dragon Boat racing.

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on July 18, 2010
at 08:06 PM

Great job! Can you tell us more about your workout routine? Do you do ab work? I can't stand working my abs and have been told that squats will give you abs but I think that I need to implement an ab rounine too. Thanks

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 03:11 PM

updated thyroid management proposed for mainstream: http://www.ccjm.org/content/70/4/329.full.pdf

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:12 AM

magnesium link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19780401 insulin resistance p. 17 http://www.baumancollege.org/pdfs/articles/MTCardioFinal.pdf

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:11 AM

(part deux) I have observed many things can reduce the insulin requirement in patients: addressing deficiencies of magnesium, selenium, zinc, activated B-vitamins, vit C, ultra high dose omega-3, vitamin D replacement (60-70 ng/ml 25OHD), thyroid replacement (see FT4 FT3 TSH guidelines below), DHEA, pregnenolone, plant/animal antioxidants (pycnogenol, CoQ10, carnitine, taurine, etc). All the above I suspect work synergistically -- they amp up the energy regulation pathways in the mitochondria...

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:11 AM

Mike, you guys are the dream and gonna put Sisson + wifey to the test! 35 units isn't that much. The Trigs are mildly high (thought you've made ASTOUNDING MIRACULOUS improvements) and the HDLs low which suggest a hormone deficiency and insulin resistance.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:01 AM

Jezwyn, You are total complete utter CUTENESS!! (and creativeness and chef-ness **ahaaha*) I feel the same about a medication -- had a severe problem with weight gain, edema, fatigue and hormones for 2+yrs. VERY FRUSTRATING. Hang in there and hope you feel better soon!

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on July 16, 2010
at 02:46 PM

thanks! i should post more embarrassing pictures in the future.

8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

(2517)

on July 16, 2010
at 10:36 AM

@MikeD: XL to Medium! (I recommend the American Apparel shirts for the way they fit, FWIW.) @Grace: when I get my chestpiece I'll lift up my shirt for a pic. ;)

23814fb403606c0424bf90770dd5c0f5

(477)

on July 16, 2010
at 10:09 AM

Thanks Grace. My all time hi trigs were 1475! and yes pancreatitis 3x eventually killed my pancreas and forced the necessary insulin. No pics but if you can imagine I'd be a cross of Stephan Aegis and MikeD befores and Stephen Aegis and Brandon afters! LOL! Just no six pack yet and I'm not as young as either of them. I'm slightly younger than Mark Sisson, but trying to look like him! My wife is slowly, slowly joining in. Maybe someday we can look like Mark and his wife. Dream, dream, dream.

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on July 16, 2010
at 09:40 AM

Great - you look better AND younger, despite it being six years later on

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:53 AM

Here's my before/after. I initially started not knowing about evo/paleo/primal... so the loss was slow but used it exclusively for last 2+ yrs after joining Xfit and doing the nutri certification w/Robb (and Nicki) to lower body fat from 25+% to <20% now. http://drbganimalpharm.blogspot.com/2009/10/low-carb-paleo-lost-50-pounds.html

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:49 AM

Adam you must show your pictures -- 50 lbs is no easy feat. I think cheating is good -- it's in our DNA *haa*. I cycle my carbs -- which is good -- better physical gains and other improvements with it. Please post more.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:47 AM

John and Steph -- that is AWESOME. I bet you both make your friends jealous. Wait until the abs APPEAR...

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:44 AM

the 'good' HDL chol increased a ridiculously STELLAR 67%. WOW. no drug or pharmaceutical or herbal does that. (only diet) Excellent work Mike! WIth trigs of >> 500 the risk of pancreatitis was quite high and you saved it. Pancreatitis is when the pancreas basically blows up and requires insulin for life. Congrats again! I want to see pictures. I love Bernstein!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:41 AM

Dan, Great story -- you are in a fantastic position to affect growing open minds. I love reading your transformation story!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:40 AM

Love your before/afters and great food blog posts!! What a long list of mental, muscle, mood and mega improvements.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:39 AM

Resolution of fibromyalgia where traditional conventional medicine has no cures or effective drugs (lyrica s*cks) is nothing short of AMAZING. who knew so easy right? the SAD is suffocating the muscles of certain susceptible genetic types... Can't wait to hear the lab measurements later. please update?

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:36 AM

God what changes in only 4 months!! congratulations and keep up the excellent modifications. Toss the old pants! You don't notice more energy, easier to wake/sleep, longer endurance/vitality?

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:34 AM

Nice ink. You have had a 50+ lb weight/fat/muscle shift of seismic proportions dude. STRONG WORK THERE!! Next time lift up ur shirt please... ok i'm kidding i'm not trying to harrass u... not really.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:32 AM

WOW. Phenomenal body recomposition! I love hearing how GERD magically disappears on grain-free diets... 'cavehair' is better than no hair! *haa*

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:30 AM

SWEET!! You look like ur in your element...!!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:29 AM

I like the improved symmetry, shiny dark hair and shwingtastick SKIN! Good changes in hormone cascades. For hard gainers fish oil is great stuff (make sure it's highest quality, molecularly distilled). Read robbwolf.com. Strong work!!!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:26 AM

Fantastic blog and HAAWWT pict!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:25 AM

Corinne, Consider getting plugged into a Crossfit or similar community. Every Crossfit gym has AMAZING stories of health recovery, weight loss, liver, migraine, stomach/IBS reversals! JUMP IN!! This is a great thread that u started... THANK YOU HON! Can't wait to see ur picts later :)

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on July 15, 2010
at 02:55 PM

did your black t-shirt size go from a large to a medium? ;)

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on July 14, 2010
at 10:33 PM

Nice! You're looking good. I lost a lot of weight when I stopped being vegetarian. I'm just now starting paleo but I'm excited for the results! Great job and you look much happier!

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on July 14, 2010
at 11:32 AM

Impressive - well done!

A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on July 14, 2010
at 04:17 AM

Thanks! I'm too lazy to keep a proper food log but here's a gallery of the kind of food I've been eating. http://drop.io/paleoprimal I'll generally have a meal or two like that a day, maybe a big salad and graze on some mixed berries throughout the day and whatever else I can get my hands on.

14aa918d730371ed14f8e7e7d6eb6587

(373)

on July 14, 2010
at 02:38 AM

Wow, good work. What exactly is your diet?

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on July 13, 2010
at 10:34 PM

I love the last part of what you said... I'm in week 5 of paleo and lost 8 lbs without really trying or ever going hungry.

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on July 13, 2010
at 11:36 AM

Fantastic - ripped!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 13, 2010
at 03:52 AM

I bought a hole punch for my belt for $10 at lows, great investment. Keep it up, it only feels better and better

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 13, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Congratulations btw

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 13, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Sleep is just as important as food. Seriously

0637289bb4a0ab314d80fa4de627d395

(1015)

on July 12, 2010
at 08:12 PM

You look amazing! I made a similar transformation. Coming from 230 to ~170 lbs. Funny thing is that I changed jobs, diet and life style during the transformation. Now people who knew me at 230 lbs don't recognize me and people who only know me from the 170 lbs weight can't and won't believe I ever weighed 230 lbs.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 12, 2010
at 02:38 AM

I feel like Superman, FYI

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 12, 2010
at 02:37 AM

I get a mixture of double takes and who are you from people that hadn't seen me. Actually had a friend talk to me 5+ minutes at a party before he looked quizically at me and then did the triple take, was hilarious.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 12, 2010
at 02:35 AM

Red pill. It's both disturbingly sad and yet awesome that a simple diet change makes the difference I found my exercise increased, not for weight loss, but because I had to release the energy :), keep it up!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 11, 2010
at 11:35 PM

Hot, you even look Sad on sad

030e4c293151bf6c70550dcfcfde0f67

(1537)

on July 11, 2010
at 09:04 PM

Melissa, you have really changed your body composition! You look fantastic! Really stunning!

030e4c293151bf6c70550dcfcfde0f67

(1537)

on July 11, 2010
at 09:04 PM

Now THAT is some inspiration! Looking fantastic!

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on July 11, 2010
at 07:22 PM

Wow! Looking awesome!

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4173)

on July 11, 2010
at 06:35 PM

Omg, Well done, you look AMAZING! I bet you feel it too! Do people even recognise the new you??

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on July 11, 2010
at 05:16 PM

Stunning! Excellent job

030e4c293151bf6c70550dcfcfde0f67

(1537)

on July 11, 2010
at 03:36 PM

Awesome, Laurie! Congrats on such success! I'm hoping to eliminate my migraines, too! Your blog looks like a good read - I just bookmarked it. :)

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 17, 2010
at 06:40 PM

I've hesitated to put some photos up because while my weight-loss (etc) may be dramatic personally, it's doesn't seem to be dramatic objectively. Regardless, here they are...

BEFORE - 185 lbs in July 2007

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

AFTER 1 - 145 lbs in March 2010

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

I kept telling myself, "The slower it takes to lose the weight, the longer you'll maintain the weight-loss." ;)

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4173)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:16 PM

Are you kidding? It's like two different people! Dramatic is putting it mildly, you also look about 10 years younger to boot.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 17, 2010
at 07:03 PM

Awww! Thanks guys!! I feel encouraged! :D

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(10299)

on December 17, 2010
at 07:28 PM

Is it unpolite to say: sexy on this forum? If not: sexy!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 17, 2010
at 11:34 PM

I'm so humbled. Thank you, thank you!! P.S. Pieter, the word "sexy" is fine with me. :D

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:33 AM

You look amazing.

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(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 06:47 PM

Dramatic and fantastic, well done !

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 17, 2010
at 06:46 PM

#1. I want to be your friend, it makes me sad I am not in California! #2 I would say it's dramatic! The difference in your face is amazing. And your curves are gorgeous! NICELY DONE!

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(383)

on December 18, 2010
at 05:10 AM

Very sexy progress!

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on January 04, 2011
at 01:02 AM

It's amazing...someone might reverse the chronology of these pictures because it looks like you got younger!

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(253)

on January 03, 2011
at 07:15 PM

I think you look great, too! You also looked great at 185 -- I thought you were some kind of curvy model-type in the photo!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I love how it is the same great smile, framed by, well, a tighter frame. You look great and snazzy.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 10, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Master B, Mari, Shelly, Adam, Melissa and Chris. Thank you. I feel so encouraged! :D

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(415)

on January 10, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Doesn't even look like the same person. The person in the top picture looks like she's about 50 years of age. The gal in the bottom picture looks to be about 25-35, no more. Very nice.

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on January 11, 2011
at 05:30 AM

There's something very sexy about paleo women with slim figures, many great examples here. And gilliebean, you're the best

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(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Amazing. Just amazing.

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on February 28, 2011
at 11:46 PM

Your start/finish weights are close to mine (esp. as a goal) so I look up to your before/after as a beautiful example of what's possible. You look great!!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 12, 2011
at 04:39 PM

Thanks guys!! I'm so encouraged! <3

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(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:46 AM

You really do look phenomenal now! And it is a big difference - although I disagree that you looked bad in the 'before'. You looked very pretty then, but heavy of course.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 19, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Good grief Gilliebean. You are rilly pritt tee ;)

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 23, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Hey that's awesome - and I totally know the feeling I'm trying to lose weight and seeing that it took you almost 3 years to do so is giving me hope that maybe I'm doing it right but its SO FRUSTRATING. Out of curiosity, how much did you work out, if any? My biggest frustration is that I tried throwing myself at the wall (almost literally) with working out and it totally didn't budge the scale at all.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 24, 2011
at 05:52 AM

I ran a half marathon in early 2008. I ran a sprint triathlon in early 2009. I ran the LA Marathon in early 2010. I trained with mostly short fast runs and long slow runs. I fueled with mostly nuts and dried beef and not carbs. I did not do Crossfit Rx. I think the half marathon and sprint triathlon were both beneficial and helped. I think the full marathon probably didn't help. I hope this helps! P.S. I just joined a Crossfit gym and am currently doing 2x/week plus sprints and lots of walking.

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(100)

on April 27, 2011
at 12:44 PM

Absolutely gorgeous.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Thanks Wonko. :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:56 AM

Oranges13, I wanted to add... Throwing yourself "against the wall" may have aggravated or elevated your cortisol and elevated cortisol inhibits both weight-loss and sleep (and sleep lose in turn inhibits weight lose). Never underestimate the power of a rest and recover day!

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(3313)

on July 11, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I must say I was surprised when I got to the bottom pictures that it was you. Your more natural physique accentuates your wholesome girl next door look. You are stunning. I wish you had a twin.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 04, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Thanks BamBam and Aaron. :)

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(1248)

on March 03, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Wow.....BEAUTIFUL! Great transformation.

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(0)

on July 01, 2014
at 05:34 PM

You look great and has paleo really helped you do this?

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on September 24, 2014
at 05:30 PM

Ub...I seriously don't mind either way she lives. :-)

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065bc9a541c742defb28b9c58ad34fbd

(1783)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:27 PM

Dear everyone on Paleo,

You are ridiculously hot.

Sincerely,

Ruby

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:47 AM

you can always just post a "now" picture. the more good looking paleo photos for inspiration the better.

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on December 15, 2010
at 04:47 AM

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Here's an image I put together for my blog's About Page. I lost about 45 lbs of the weight using a low-calorie, (mostly) whole foods approach -- but not Paleo. Toward the end, I was very hungry. Always thought about food.

I lost the last 10 lbs or so after switching to a Paleo approach and then started adding some much needed muscle mass as well.

Still thriving on Paleo, love the approach / lifestyle. Never hungry, even if I don't eat.

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on December 16, 2010
at 05:51 AM

Thanks, Tserb!!

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on December 15, 2010
at 02:19 PM

DIY Crossfit is a great way to train.

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(24543)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:52 AM

That picture-askew montage format makes losing weight seem so fun!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:44 PM

You look awesome Angelo! Excellent job!

B294438548c32ed878905baf6cd1b332

on December 15, 2010
at 05:15 PM

Thanks! I feel like a totally new person. Going with Paleo has put me in the best shape of my life, without a doubt!

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(383)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:21 AM

Angelo, love your podcast! And of course great progress!

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(253)

on January 03, 2011
at 07:17 PM

You did that in a year!? That's fantastic!

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Your face looks so much younger. Great transformation!

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(3280)

on February 16, 2013
at 03:23 AM

I love your podcast Angelo! It's my favorite!

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(0)

on October 16, 2013
at 10:55 PM

This is incredible! I can't believe it is only 1 year from "before" to "after"

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(15)

on December 21, 2013
at 01:47 PM

That's impressive! You look much younger too in the 2010 photos!

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on December 16, 2010
at 01:51 AM

Okay. I totally can't resist a before and after, I haven't been Paleo that long, but it has made a difference.

First. Here's me in July 2004. 247lbs.

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

This is me at my first goal weight of 150. Non-paleo.

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

This is me at my 2nd goal weight of 136 (officially normal BMI) and Paleo for 2 months. I lost the last 14lbs and dropped my bf from 30% to 24%. I think you can see the difference.

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

You also get a fun view of my office bathroom! \o/

I am counting on Paleo to continue to work on my body fat and just make me healthier all the way around.

B294438548c32ed878905baf6cd1b332

on December 16, 2010
at 05:56 AM

Wow, Melissa - 111 lbs - amazing!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 12:19 PM

Thanks guys! It was a lot of work, but totally worth it! @WCCPaul - Of course it was the White Sox! ;p

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 16, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Nicely done!!..

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(1537)

on December 16, 2010
at 06:58 PM

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!! Congrats and GREAT WORK!!!! You look fantastic, what a wonderful testimony for a paleo lifestyle!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:35 AM

Congratulations, you look great!

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on December 17, 2010
at 01:37 AM

Wow! Major props!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on December 16, 2010
at 02:23 AM

Ay carumba!!!!!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on December 16, 2010
at 04:30 PM

You look fantastic!

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:22 AM

I have deduced from your timeline that the White Sox championship in 2005 was the secret to your success ... Just joking! Congratulations on the hard work and the improvement to your health.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:25 AM

Amazing results!! You look awesome!!! :D

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on January 26, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Awesome, well done!

D5db204527668aa712504995c0f8f96f

(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Melissa, this is inspiring. Way to go!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 10:05 PM

Very inspiring!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Holy crap. Would never be able to tell those pictures are all of the same person. And you can surely tell the difference between the last two, look at those guns! Amazing job!

6d989e4f3f91ef4e05bbf15acc057d10

(0)

on October 16, 2013
at 10:54 PM

Wow this is amazing! I hope my before and afters turn out this good!

801d6b5178f34be9ff11295f65b55b53

(0)

on July 01, 2014
at 05:35 PM

Do you exercise at all and if so what do you tend to do?

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on December 16, 2010
at 04:30 PM

Here's my story.

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 17, 2010
at 02:45 AM

you both look so much better!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 16, 2010
at 04:33 PM

Yay! My comment for you somehow went to the Original Poster. AMAZING PROGRESS! You look like a whole different person!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:30 AM

AMAZING!! Great work! :D

949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

(1021)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Fantastic! Really impressive.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on April 25, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Omg, your little girl's smile is priceless. So cute.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

WAKA WAKA what a progress!

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(20)

on October 14, 2013
at 11:53 PM

You look so much younger as well!

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on July 16, 2010
at 09:03 AM

Here's some of the info from my Before/After post from last year (before a pain-killer screwed up my hormones and sent my fat accumulation into overdrive):

Here's a shot of me in December of 2004, after two depressing years of living on campus, subsisting on pita bread and cheese, white bread and butter (scraped on thin, cos it's "so bad for me"), grilled chicken breasts, pizza, and lite ice-cream.

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

After 9 months of paleo eating, I stepped out in a bikini for the first time in my life during a holiday in Thailand:

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

I'm still battling some hormonal imbalance, but I'm working to see the scales move back towards where they were sitting during the Thailand trip. Despite the weight gain, my health hasn't been adversely impacted since I've stayed paleo throughout. My flexibility and strength continue to improve, and even my vision is better than it was two years ago!

I know that paleo will help me achieve the health and fitness that I desire; I know too much now to ever return to my old ways!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:01 AM

Jezwyn, You are total complete utter CUTENESS!! (and creativeness and chef-ness **ahaaha*) I feel the same about a medication -- had a severe problem with weight gain, edema, fatigue and hormones for 2+yrs. VERY FRUSTRATING. Hang in there and hope you feel better soon!

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

(2604)

on July 16, 2010
at 09:40 AM

Great - you look better AND younger, despite it being six years later on

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:36 AM

+1 for cuteness

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:23 AM

You look AMAZING! Hotness!!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 11:21 PM

Every time I scroll past your pics I am struck again at how ADORABLE you are. I want to put you in my pocket and carry you around! And now you would fit. :)

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Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

on July 13, 2011
at 02:56 PM

I started Paleo for healing purposes- after 13 years of vege/veganism (from age 10-23), I had been diagnosed with an 'incurable' immune deficiency, had stopped mentstruating, struggled with bloating and constipation, low energy, no libido, and anxiety. It's been a slow but steady healing process with a lot of trial and error. I wouldn't call this a 'before' and 'after', but more like a 'before' and 'continuing'. Here I am in 2005, vegan, 5'7", 135 lbs. Not overweight, but not very vital- Note the sickly skin coloring and belly bloat...

share-your-paleo-before-and-after! It took two years of Paleo to curb my regular upper-respiratory infections (due to the immune deficiency). In the past 3 years, I've only gotten sick twice! I use some herbal remedies, but no western medicine (sans one round of antibiotics). This picture is in 2010 (I'm on the left)- I had dropped underweight, to 113lbs, because I still wasn't mestruating and didn't have hormonal balance. My energy had gone thru the roof, tho, and my anxiety was no longer overwhelming!

share-your-paleo-before-and-after! In the past year, my hormones have regulated- it was a rather scary process over about 6 months. I literally went thru puberty again ("leave me alone! nobody understands me!!"): began menstruating regularly, gained almost 20lbs (in primarily muscle), grew a bum, went up a cup size, libido-galore, and my hair curled (seriously- I've had straight hair my whole life!). I'm learning to love my body, to love being a woman. Here I am now, at 130lbs, vigor and curls (and tequila and water...)-

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

To life!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 13, 2011
at 03:47 PM

What if your hair keeps getting more and more and more curly?!?!

Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

(2854)

on July 13, 2011
at 05:21 PM

I'm hoping for an eventual afro, and then maybe just an electric halo. Baby steps.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 13, 2011
at 11:23 PM

Nice! Your hair looks fantastic. And I like... "grew a bum".

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on July 13, 2011
at 05:14 PM

+1 for a fellow masshole !

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on July 14, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Beautiful and healthy...way to go

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 15, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Great results! Keep smiling!

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on July 30, 2011
at 03:34 PM

Wow, so much healthier looking:)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 13, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Hormones can do such wacky things - like curling hair! After having 2 kids my hair got a bit bouncy, won't say curly but it was stick straight all my life and now it's got a little sumpthin'

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on October 12, 2011
at 05:12 AM

Wow! You look amazing.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on July 23, 2012
at 08:41 PM

For me this is the most important before after on here, because the others are about weight loss. I'm a guy but I've started to get curls now too, though it's slight. I've started getting hair under my eyes which give a rather cool effect. The only things I can't seem to shake is my jaw dislocation, my general pufiness (I have high cortisol) and lupus.

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on July 11, 2010
at 07:12 PM

Me age 20- living SAD Vegetarian at the UIUC dorms share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Me age 24- After Movnat workshop and living ~3 years paleo share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 11, 2010
at 11:35 PM

Hot, you even look Sad on sad

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:30 AM

SWEET!! You look like ur in your element...!!

030e4c293151bf6c70550dcfcfde0f67

(1537)

on July 11, 2010
at 09:04 PM

Melissa, you have really changed your body composition! You look fantastic! Really stunning!

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on July 14, 2010
at 10:33 PM

Nice! You're looking good. I lost a lot of weight when I stopped being vegetarian. I'm just now starting paleo but I'm excited for the results! Great job and you look much happier!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on December 19, 2010
at 12:36 AM

the sad SAD face makes this.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:50 PM

Lanyard vs. mudstreaked..... the Mud (and big smile) Wins!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 19, 2011
at 01:02 AM

see Melissa. you get dirty! that's why you let me keep it. lol. that pic makes me wanna go camping.

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on June 21, 2011
at 05:26 PM

From one Melissa to another - you look awesome! So happy and strong. It's great to finally put a face to a name - I really enjoy your blog (and I didn't realize you were so young! I'm 21...you're an inspiration!). Keep on keepin' on. :)

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2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on January 27, 2011
at 09:11 AM

Gluten Belly

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Paleo Belly

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Well done :) Quite a difference

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on January 28, 2011
at 02:12 PM

Thanks very much :)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Very stunning, glad it was a still photo... moving video might have melted my mind a bit. (grin)

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Incredible. I thought my bloating was bad before! I've seen a similar transformation.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on March 25, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Aw thanks :)....

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 23, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Just Paleo :) Have only just started exercising recently.

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(193)

on April 22, 2011
at 11:11 PM

wow, did you get that just by eating paleo or by excerising too?

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(0)

on July 04, 2014
at 05:44 PM

What!!!? I would swear you had a tummy tuck. Amazing, really...

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(834)

on December 16, 2010
at 09:07 PM

This is me at 290

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

This is me at 235. The sweat shirt makes me look eh but the hat makes it.

share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

I am now down to 224 but do not have an updated picture. EDIT: weighted in at 223 this afternoon: share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

EDIT 2: Weighted in at 208 3/1/11 - Do I look healthier? share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Edit 3: Up 5 pounds (213) but down one pant size (size 33).
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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 04:31 AM

Wahoo! Once you take a "now" picture, you should update this post!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 19, 2010
at 02:49 PM

Nicely done! I can definitely see the difference in your face and your chest.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on December 18, 2010
at 09:15 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks for taking a "now" picture! Great results! People *must* ask what you've been doing!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 18, 2011
at 03:51 AM

There is a huge difference in your face from the weight loss. Can even see it between the last two pictures. Great job!

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(834)

on March 18, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Thanks animalcute, sherpamelissa and gilliebean!

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(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:35 PM

Really good stuff

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(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:57 AM

NICE WORK!!! Thanks for continually updating!! :D

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(11693)

on November 23, 2011
at 07:50 PM

you are insanely hot. just sayin.

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on March 02, 2012
at 10:31 PM

Agree with Renee,You are hot in these last pictures!

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on December 15, 2010
at 02:10 AM

November 2009 and November 2010

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0d2dec01a5ed9363a9915e111ae13f7e

(4573)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:06 AM

Those lamb-chop sideburns were pretty dang good.....

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(8868)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:40 AM

That's great! Thanks for sharing!

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(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:13 AM

Nice! You look like 1/2 the size you used to be!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:27 AM

45lbs in a year is excellent! I really think losing slowly is extremely important to allow yourself to learn new habits and create a new lifestyle rather than considering it a diet.

E898c2f2df1cfdec26df439648463f5b

(458)

on December 15, 2010
at 02:16 AM

I lost around 45lbs...still dropping, but now it's good and slow about 1.5 lbs a month.

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(458)

on December 20, 2010
at 03:33 PM

I loved those lamb-chops, but mostly i think, because I was hiding behind them. Now all I have for facial hair is itty bitty sideburns so everyone can see my handsome mug.

E898c2f2df1cfdec26df439648463f5b

(458)

on December 20, 2010
at 03:36 PM

Oh, and I went form a size 40 waist to a size 32, and from an xxl t-shirt down to a medium...It still feels weird putting my arms up through a shirt and thinking "this won't fit" and then it does!! Paleo Rules!!!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:11 PM

I have the same size confusion when I get dressed.. "too small to fit" I think, then it turns out to be a bit loose. - Congrats on the quick work and the slow and steady progress!

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on January 26, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Kick ass! I've lost 22 pounds so far, down from 212, and have more to go. Congrats to you.

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A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on July 13, 2010
at 11:04 AM

I've only been paleo for about 4 months, in this time my asthma, acne and allergies have mostly disappeared. My original goal was to put on weight but I actually lost about 7-8kg. Now I'm starting to gain that again in muscle mass.

October 2009

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June 2010

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January 2011 Almost a year of Paleo now. Getting stronger and feeling great. I think this is going to be a great year. I'll update in a couple of months. share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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(2604)

on July 13, 2010
at 11:36 AM

Fantastic - ripped!

A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on July 14, 2010
at 04:17 AM

Thanks! I'm too lazy to keep a proper food log but here's a gallery of the kind of food I've been eating. http://drop.io/paleoprimal I'll generally have a meal or two like that a day, maybe a big salad and graze on some mixed berries throughout the day and whatever else I can get my hands on.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:29 AM

I like the improved symmetry, shiny dark hair and shwingtastick SKIN! Good changes in hormone cascades. For hard gainers fish oil is great stuff (make sure it's highest quality, molecularly distilled). Read robbwolf.com. Strong work!!!

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(373)

on July 14, 2010
at 02:38 AM

Wow, good work. What exactly is your diet?

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(20817)

on December 15, 2010
at 05:52 PM

You were skinny fat before. Now you're just lean!

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(90)

on December 15, 2010
at 04:52 PM

Wow! What's your workout regime?

A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on December 16, 2010
at 10:09 PM

Chris, I messed about with p90x on and off for about 6 months. But most of my results came with a couple of months doing the stronglifts 5x5 program. Now days I'm doing crossfit and loving it.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I don't think anyone could deny the great results you have. Great work!

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(0)

on February 15, 2011
at 09:18 PM

you look incredible, so lean, in the second photo, don't understand the order? 1. you were not so good, 2. then amazing, but 3. put some fat back on?

A084b36367ea15b995fb033cd8aba6a1

(242)

on February 22, 2011
at 01:06 AM

thanks juhuuu. yes, i think i put on a bit of fat since the second photo, while trying to bulk up a bit. also the lighting was quite favourable.

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(551)

on February 28, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Awesome progress mate.

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on September 09, 2013
at 04:39 PM

Awesome progress! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts we do... can you send your story to [email protected]?

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on August 21, 2011
at 02:40 AM

I don't have pre/post body shots, but the weight definitely came off in my face. Furthermore, my hair and skin look a lot better than they used to--in the first picture, I'm wearing foundation and lipstick. In the second picture, I'm wearing neither.

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1: Pre-paleo, a couple of years ago. 2: Today, 11 months paleo.

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on August 21, 2011
at 11:13 PM

Thanks, Futureboy!

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(5639)

on August 21, 2011
at 04:57 AM

You can totally tell!! You look great!

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(5242)

on October 12, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Just, wow !

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(18452)

on November 02, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Wow! You're a knockout! Super cute.

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(1010)

on November 16, 2011
at 01:43 AM

you are hot, but I kinda liked the first one in some ways better.

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(150)

on March 21, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Your skin looks really great! I have notice my pores getting smaller on my nose, and my elbows getting softer..not what I was expecting, its the weird little things that I get a kick from though! :D

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on January 03, 2011
at 10:21 PM

Here's my story! Major life changes happened in 2006 and I ended up going from about 155 lbs to 175 lbs over a few months, then that kept creeping up to about 184 lbs late spring of 2010. Those years were very stressful (moving to another country, wedding, grad school, starting a business) and I tried to do the low carb thing a few times but could never stick with it.

It was tough because I used to do nude and ahem other alternative modelling and was very comfortable with my body, but here I was feeling like a lump, low energy, just not seeming like "myself" anymore. But I was so busy and focused that I didn't really care and didn't know how I could possibly ever have the energy or interest in "working out" (the way I thought you were supposed to lose weight at the time).

My stepson got into paleo via crossfit in 2009 and then my husband started in January 2010 and lost 20 or so lbs seemingly effortlessly over the next few months... so I jumped on board in June 2010.

The initial month or so had some tough cravings -- I didn't think in a million years I'd be able to completely give up pasta, bread, etc. but I rediscovered saturated fat and re-learned cooking with these new paleo principles, and suddenly it was an exciting and delicious new challenge. Other than the first couple of weeks, I've never felt like I've been suffering or depriving myself of what I wanted to eat. I have a fitbit and tracked food for at least a couple of months through their site so I could understand what I was eating.

The last six months have seen some refinement in my approach... at first it was mostly to kill the sugar, obvious grains/potatoes/legumes, up the meat, and adjust supplements. Then I started understanding the whole omega thing, and became more concerned with the oils and quality of meat I was using -- both for the sake of my own health, and the planet's. Then the sleep and blue light thing. Now I also use less sweeteners, minimize the frankenpaleo baking, avoid gluten like a celiac, sleep with blackout curtains, drink a mug of coffee with half a cup of heavy cream in the late morning, and usually only eat twice a day.

I can now proudly say that after 6 months I am a full on paleo nerd, telling people about it everywhere I go. It has caused me to challenge everything I assumed about diet, the products we use, the way we live... through this community I've also stopped using shampoo and other detergents, factory farmed ingredients, grain-based cat food, and as of this weekend, hormonal birth control. I have my arsenal of cheats, like occasional fries, GF baked goods, or peanut butter... but I'm happy with the balance.

My tastes have changed, I'm exploring previously-unthinkable foods, and through this newfound energy, finally getting seriously back into an art form I used to love -- bellydance.

So far I've lost 2 dress sizes, 26 lbs (down to 158), and over 5" off my waist. The waist was pretty dramatic -- snug shirts fitting over my stomach was the most sudden change.

The weight loss definitely slowed down over the past couple of months. I'm at a point where I'm really happy with my body again and am not shooting for any specific number, but I suspect another 5-10 lbs might happen when all is said and done, especially if I add in some planned strength training this year.

And now... pics!

BEFORE

My wedding in 2008 -- just the face, but you can see it share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

2007

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AFTER

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Warming up with my bellydance troupe

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:58 PM

Thanks Melissa! Bellydance really is for all shapes and sizes... don't let your tummy stop you! It's so much fun and quite in line with paleo ideals :) I'd say only 1/3 of students in my classes even have their belly uncovered... and flesh-toned torso stockings are often worn for performance. No excuses ;)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:44 PM

You look SO GOOD! Healthy and fit! I wish I had the confidence to try belly dancing, but my belly is the one thing that I still hate how it looks!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 04, 2011
at 01:35 AM

Thanks :D Renaissance/pirates! The pic was from our first dance, a pavan http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephthegeek/sets/72157609647126732/

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:24 PM

P.S. my hubby has lost 50 lbs so far, and looks extra damn sexy now too ;)

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on January 04, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Wow! What an incredible transformation! Congrads! BTW I like your wedding dress :) Medieval/LOTR?

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 04, 2011
at 12:10 AM

I love the fact that your eyes look 'brighter' as you go along.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Hahaha, thanks. Good to know!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 16, 2011
at 10:59 PM

Love it! Belly dancing is a great workout! You look amazing!!

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:23 PM

Teeny waist! Wow!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 10:00 PM

I just caught the 'paleo nerd' line... I VERY resemble that remark.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Very inspiring.

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on September 09, 2013
at 04:41 PM

You look amazing!! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts... can you send your story to [email protected]?

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Bcad307b240275ae3f5820ba6eb4a712

(923)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:23 PM

About half on a standard diet (sloooow going) and half paleo (easy going).

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Wow! You don't even look like the same person!

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I'm speechless. wow!!

Bcad307b240275ae3f5820ba6eb4a712

(923)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:46 PM

The sadly comic part is that I was a skinny kid, a skinny teenager, and then I went vegetarian in my early twenties "for my health" and gained a bunch of weight.Thanks to Richard Nikoley and Robb Wolf!

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(418)

on February 12, 2011
at 04:18 AM

you look hot!!!

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on August 23, 2011
at 12:18 PM

You're not the only one who gained weight on a healthy vegetarian diet! I gained 20 lbs when I went macrobiotic in my 20's.

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Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 01:24 AM

I am not exactly an "after" yet. I am still learning and adjusting. I have my weaknesses and can no way claim to be 100%. I'm hovering around 90%. I feel great, though. And I am SO close to where I want to be that i already feel like I've won. I love living this way! I started at 158 and am currently at 130.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:26 PM

The difference in your face is incredible. You look great!

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 01:12 PM

Aww, thank you! It took me about 6 months to lose 12 lbs. I was on South Beach at that time. Then, I switched to Paleo and lost 10 lbs in the first month and 6 more the second month. I just started my third month. ;) So far, so good!

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(227)

on January 03, 2011
at 10:16 AM

You look great!! I just started (about a month ago) I'm at 154 and to go down to 130 would be a dream! how long did it take you? And do you eat any nuts or fruits?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Gorgeous! You can really see your cheekbones in the second picture. I love chestpieces on women, I think they are stunning.

Bc2110309df459e4fd6c8dab58e364ab

(1096)

on January 03, 2011
at 04:29 PM

oops. To answer your question, I let meself eat nuts, fruits, and cheese on Sundays. The other 6 days, I don't.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 10, 2011
at 12:30 AM

Progress is already yours! Go at your own pace, you are doing great.

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on February 28, 2011
at 11:44 PM

Amazing how quickly weight loss shows in folks' faces - yours here is a great example! :)

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2052)

on March 03, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Omg! You look like Lisbeth Salader XD

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Looking very good to me. If this is 90%, I'd be almost afraid to see 100%.

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(90)

on July 14, 2011
at 07:15 AM

Did you notice you look about 10 years younger now? Beautiful in both pics :-)

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on March 03, 2012
at 07:00 AM

You are absolutely an "after". Whatever improvements you keep making are icing on the cake ;)

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F0b764e40bda541a4848ed7e4dfc577b

(150)

on March 02, 2012
at 12:35 PM

Pre Paleo - 178# Despite non-stop gym workouts for years I thought I was a "Hard Gainer"

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Post Paleo - 195# Can add and drop muscle mass at will now.

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F0b764e40bda541a4848ed7e4dfc577b

(150)

on March 04, 2012
at 06:28 PM

A spear gun, doesn't get more primal than that...

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on March 02, 2012
at 12:43 PM

looking gooood.

D3f3b91d1dd9ce60865654faeb2ec809

on March 03, 2012
at 06:52 AM

Watcha carryin' there?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on March 05, 2012
at 04:19 AM

You should use free-diving fins, not scuba fins.

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(1085)

on March 07, 2012
at 08:43 AM

Just curious, whats the age difference in the two pictures? Helluva job.

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on June 19, 2014
at 05:59 PM

Spearfishing is the bomb, man.

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(1085)

on September 02, 2011
at 08:05 PM

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on September 02, 2011
at 11:32 PM

wow, way to go dude!

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(5838)

on September 02, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Cheers stud! Its been so great watching your transformation. Your hard work and dedication clearly shows in the pics, but its even more amazing in real life. Keep on keepin' on.

C5671827e24f2648301b6b123ab3a728

(75)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Great Job!! Has your wife aware of the benefits of paleo now?

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on September 07, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Thank you for the kind words. My wife is certainly aware of the potential benefits of being Paleo but her decision to be/remain vegetarian is not a health-based decision, its a moral one. Its a discussion I try and leave alone since all it will do is run us around in circles.

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(1085)

on March 02, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Thanks :) I wish I could take credit for the terrariums but I bought them at a shnazzy little art gallery near my home called Pigment (www.shoppigment.com).

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(0)

on March 02, 2012
at 10:13 PM

ACK ACK ACK!!! I love your terrariums!!!!!!!

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on March 02, 2012
at 03:03 PM

Did you make those terrariums hanging by your mirror? DO WANT!!!

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on March 10, 2012
at 12:40 AM

LOL! Thanks Craig, I actually found the empty glass ball terrariums on Amazon for $5.99/ea, and I'm going to experiment with some of the natural flora in my backyard. I've got loads of air plants lying about the yard, that should be a good start ;)

E8a7aa8380d003c8dadd62d0aa5a9511

(0)

on February 06, 2014
at 06:39 AM

amazing transfomation! Rock on with your bad self

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(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:43 AM

The picture on the left is me in early 2010 (topped of at 189). The right is a couple weeks ago (hover between 157 - 160).

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I want to see the back! I am actually probably more a fan of backs than of fronts, LOL.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:57 AM

Thank you :) It took some serious discipline, but I'm happy. The back is still a work in progress, but getting there.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:50 AM

There is no way in hell you have the "back fat" you claimed that was keeping you from posting. Good lord Todd, you are one ripped dude.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:47 AM

Had some difficulty posting lol :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:46 AM

Holy Crap Todd! THAT'S you? Dude that's it I am going to Henry's right now and getting raw cream and raw butter.

Dff04a01301cab76ee2b9bed1c149f51

(60)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Awesome transformation..... be interested in reading all that you did. For me the diet was the main thing with a logical exercise/workout process..... Great pics!!! Thanks for posting!!!

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(24543)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:49 AM

jesus christ, broseph!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:45 AM

I was so excited to see your post in this thread, but I can't see the pics!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:53 AM

I switched the butter for coconut butter, and the lindts for 99% cacao :)

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Alan - I'd say about 85% diet. I cut out all cardio other than soccer, and only lift 2-3 times a week. While on the right, I was running over 30 miles a week and lifting 4-5 times.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 04:13 AM

I said right, but I meant left. ^^

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(383)

on August 21, 2011
at 08:17 PM

That's an insane transformation, awesome

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 18, 2011
at 02:11 AM

Holy Moses. :: gawk ::

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(659)

on July 16, 2012
at 01:11 PM

f*** me... epic. rig. well done mate

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on January 03, 2011
at 07:50 PM

April 2006 - April 2010 lost 50+ lbs doing Intermittent Fasting and increasing weightlifting and mild cardio - Yes, I was stuck at that composition for about a year and half.

April 2010 Switched to EVOLUTIONARY-BASED Eating

April 2010 -January 2011 Dropped 21lbs and 4% bodyfat

Here are the pics, from worst point to NOW.

April, 2006 260lbs 46 inches BF% Unknown

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April 1st, 2010 216lbs 33.8%BF

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December 31st, 2010 195lbs 30%BF

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I'm just 14 days into a 3 month run of Scott Sonnon's TACFIT Warrior, and I can feel my abs even if you can't see them yet.

THEN, I was an XXL for my shirts and an XL for the pants. NOW, I'm down to a large for my shirts and down to a size 34/medium for my pants.

Big thanks to Scott Sonnon and Steven Barnes for helping me get my head and body working together again, and big thanks to Kurt Harris and Rob Wolf for getting my food right.

Day 14 of TACFIT Warrior, and I can feel the changes underneath the skin, and know that they will show through my ever thinning layer of fat SOON.

My short-term physical goal is to actually see my abs this spring, I think I last saw them in my teens.

I'll come back and add a newer photo to this post at the end of February. share-your-paleo-before-and-after! March 3rd, 2011

UPDATE: July 2011 in the ADK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adirondack_Park share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

October 2011: I'm flatter in front and have less inner thigh wibble... but I don;t think there is enough change to merit a new photo.. Feeling Great and strong, tho!!!!

November 2011: Grok shirt and all! share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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(18701)

on January 03, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Awesome Adam! If I squint just right I can almost see your abs already! :)

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(10778)

on January 04, 2011
at 02:39 AM

@ Sherpamelissa: hooray! I've asked my partner to keep an eye out for them too. She says she'll let me know when she spots 'em. @Sarah-ann: I've done some sword work and smithy work at historical festivals, Interesting that it 'shows'.

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(4173)

on January 03, 2011
at 09:28 PM

You look like you have the roman-gladiator body type, lucky you!

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on January 26, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Right on, keep on trucking!

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(2159)

on July 14, 2011
at 12:14 AM

Dude, you remind me of a viking. \m/ keep up the awesome work!

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I was so inspired by everyone else's progress that I thought I would share mine. When I started Paleo I was sure that I would never get rid of my belly. It turns out what I thought was Battle Scars from my two pregnancies was actually Wheat Belly. In 5 weeks I have lost 15 pounds with nothing but diet change and 1-2 long walks a week. I feel great and can't wait to see what kind of transformations the future holds.

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(0)

on February 06, 2014
at 06:40 AM

awesome, I have hope I will look this good too

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on July 13, 2011
at 09:10 PM

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SAD diet, 2008, 170 pounds

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Had quit gluten,corn and soy, but still way too much sugar in my diet. Too thin because I was always sick. 125 pounds, 2010

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Last week,4th of July. Nice middle ground, been Paleo 90/10 since January, working to make that 98/2 (Summer at the beach means a lot of BBQs, parties, eating out, bars and sitting at home would be the only way to be 100%).

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(19230)

on July 13, 2011
at 10:56 PM

"Summer at the beach, BBQs, parties, eating out, bars." Sounds good to me :) I sometimes wish I lived somewhere warmer...

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(1600)

on July 14, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Thank you!I didn't notice they were messed up!I'm just completing the family migration.We came from Germany,Ireland,Poland to Pennsylvania,Michigan and Ohio.My parents drifted to North Carolina,I went to SC, and plan on moving to Belize to start a family.Last 200 years have just been trying to escape the cold..:)

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(19230)

on July 13, 2011
at 10:52 PM

Fixed your photos, hope that is ok.

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(1392)

on June 14, 2011
at 04:26 AM

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This was end of December, 2009, and end of April, 2010-- I started Paleo on February 1st, 2010 and lost 50 pounds!

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(24543)

on June 14, 2011
at 04:47 AM

That's some CGI shit right there! Great job!

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(1098)

on June 14, 2011
at 05:39 AM

That is awesome Leigh! You look radiant!

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on June 17, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Yay Leigh! You go girl!

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(5639)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:31 PM

nice work! You look great!

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(3280)

on October 18, 2011
at 02:06 AM

Wow, you can really see the difference. You are beautiful in BOTH shots, though! :)

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(971)

on January 04, 2013
at 06:44 PM

I love the way you have the same outfit! Really great.

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on November 21, 2011
at 06:57 PM

This is NOT an after picture... It is a before and now picture.
Paleo has done so much more for my health than weight loss. I am no longer insulin resistant and I am happier with a better disposition on life (it can't fix all my crazy, but it has helped.) I just started a blog http://apaleoishlife.blogspot.com/ share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:14 AM

Amazing work. You look so much healthier. Brilliant!

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(492)

on July 10, 2011
at 07:47 AM

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Not totally due to paleo, about half doing the traditional eat less "bad stuff" and move more thing. Paleo was just my transition to better, more enjoyable eating. I think the overall positive attitude, as shown by my two thumbs up, is all because of paleo though!

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(78417)

on July 11, 2011
at 01:04 AM

i guess, it should be acknowledged that there is (can be) no 'positive definition' of 'paleo'', but the only feasible one is exactly the 'negative' one: "eat less/don't eat bad stuff"

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(78417)

on September 02, 2011
at 04:05 PM

You look great- keep up the good work :-)

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(8938)

on July 21, 2012
at 10:01 AM

april 12011? you're from the future?

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on July 13, 2010
at 07:01 PM

I don't have pictures, and I don't think I have any drastic differences in the way I look. But I know a lot has changed. I have a lot of energy, I actually want to do stuff. My fibromyalgia got better - I have less muscle pain, joint pain or "fibro fog". I am generally more positive and cheerful. My skin cleared and now I hardly ever have any breaks. My digestive system works better - no bloating, minimum gases, no constipation... and no bad smell in the bathroom.

I can go for hours without snacks or need to eat NOW. I feel good even with fasting periods, which I couldn't do before.

My muscles got stronger and bigger, I have much more definition.

hm... can't think of anything more. I will have blood tests in two weeks, I am really looking forward to check that up!

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:39 AM

Resolution of fibromyalgia where traditional conventional medicine has no cures or effective drugs (lyrica s*cks) is nothing short of AMAZING. who knew so easy right? the SAD is suffocating the muscles of certain susceptible genetic types... Can't wait to hear the lab measurements later. please update?

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(207)

on June 10, 2012
at 04:04 AM

great job. i'm also looking for health results versus weight.

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(259)

on August 22, 2011
at 11:06 AM

Since this was one of the threads that really convinced me on getting started with paleo, I decided to add my contribution as well.

Before paleo I was somewhere above 100kg (I did not have a working scale at home in the beginning). I was eating bread/pasta in huge amounts, and still not feeling satisfied after a meal.

I have been mostly paleo for about 3.5 months now, with 2 weeks of non-paleo recently, and an occasional beer/wine/liquor/bread/pasta and other non-paleo stuff on social events.

In the first month I started with strict paleo in order to get my leptin sensitivity back to normal. In that month I lost about 10kg (mostly fluid I think; the biggest advantage was losing the "puffyness" in the face almost instantly.)

After that month I decided to go a bit less strict (social events etc), and the weight loss continued at a steady but slower pace, until I got to about 90kg. I loved the fact that I could skip a day of eating altogether if I did not feel like eating that day, instead of being dependent on food. (I think I was as addicted to food as I had been to cigarettes in the past.)

During my vacation, my weight increased again about 3.5kg, due to not being paleo at all. (I consider 3.5kg acceptable, because we consumed mostly bread/cheese/wine, since we were in France after all.)

Oddly enough, it looks like the recurring weight is not where it used to be (my belly), so I have got no idea where the extra weight went; maybe it's on my earlobes ? ;)

I have slowly been moving again to a slightly stricter approach, and my weight is dropping again (currently about 92kg). I also started doing some Tabata sprints as wel again (2 times/week).

I decided to post a morph of a before and after pic just to show everyone - especially myself - how well paleo has been for my body (next to healing IBS which I had been struggling with for 2 years, not snoring any more - the Mrs. loves this - , and being able to wear some tighter clothing without looking like a human "Lazy Boy" ;) )

Here we go (3.5 months, after a slip of about 2 weeks during vacation): share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

I think I still have to lose about 10kg, but I will see where my body takes me... It looks like the belly fat is a bit more stubborn then the other fat, maybe because it has been there for about 10 years ?

My biggest paleo-sin is not getting enough sleep; I am coming from an average of about 3 to 5 hours, so I already made a lot of progress, but I still need to improve it... I think I am now probably sleeping about 6 hours on average.

After the initial six months of mostly paleo I plan on having my blood checked, introducing a moderate amount of carbs again (at a slow pace), and living a healthy life again...

If any of you are hesitating to try paleo, then just commit yourself to 30 days of paleo, and see where it takes you ! Good luck!

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(1204)

on August 23, 2011
at 12:27 AM

Seriously! Great idea with the .gif

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(39821)

on August 22, 2011
at 06:32 PM

That .gif is awesome.

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(259)

on August 23, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Thanks!! Morphing it makes it a bit more obvious, doesn't it ;)

707bb8a600ee5ae10d4699a5020a8211

(259)

on January 08, 2012
at 10:43 AM

Whoppaz, I gained back a few kg's (about 6), time for at least a full month of strict paleo, as I'm not feeling energized and the Mrs is complaining about me snoaring again :D .

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on May 02, 2012
at 04:15 AM

This is strangely mesmerizing

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(715)

on February 21, 2012
at 10:51 PM

This needs more plusses!!! Awesome!

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(259)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Thanks! Need to get back pn track ATM :D

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(0)

on June 04, 2014
at 10:04 PM

Hey mate, looks like that picture is photoshopped. I can see the door frame change shape as well, as it bends along with your belly.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 20, 2011
at 05:47 AM

"Pre-Paleo" August 22, 2009. Weight: 163 lbs. Standard American Diet minus HFCS and hydrogenation.

Not terribly overweight, but I had very little definition and a bit of a belly.

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Began strength training on the Powertec system Aug 1, 2010. Also began eating "Paleo" style Aug 9, 2010.

I've gained tremendous strength and my bodyfat % was measured at 10.1% a few weeks ago.

Mar 19, 2011, after 7 months Paleo and strength training 3x week. Weight: 150 lbs

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u230/CLSD/082209before-1800.jpg

Dips on the bench bar. My feet are actually about 2 feet off the ground here.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u230/CLSD/03192011after-mirror-1800.jpg


Aug 22, 2011, after 1 year Paleo and strength training (began 5x week 1 month ago). Weight: 158 lbs

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Here's my station in our spare bedroom that we use as a gym.

It's a Powertec Workbench leverage system with 395 lbs of Olympic free weights.

I can do over 20 different exercises, incl squats and dead lifts. Bitchin machine because I don't need a spotter.

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3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I'm droolin... at both the machinery and the ABS *wink*

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(5838)

on June 17, 2011
at 05:13 AM

Well played, Jack. Keep up the good work :)

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(16131)

on September 15, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Nice built-ins. The cabinets.

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(3280)

on October 18, 2011
at 02:08 AM

Yep, nice..."cabinets." ;)

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(5639)

on November 02, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Nice work man, your upper chest definition is crankin

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Holy mother. I think I love you. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:52 AM

Can you do weighted squats on the machine?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 08, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Yep. Up to 500 lbs according to Powertec. But when I was doing reps with 370 it felt like just about all it could handle, and no more weights would fit on the bar either. I sorta "outgrew" this machine. I was squatting 370 for months with no room for advancement. So I sold all of it. Gonna get a gym membership now :)

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:16 AM

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On the left: My highest weight, a few months before discovering paleo & WAPF On the right: 5 years later... results speak for themselves :)

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(1669)

on September 24, 2012
at 02:42 AM

skin looks better too!

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on March 02, 2012
at 01:19 PM

from 18st (252lbs) to 12st (168-170lbs) in around a year, usual protocol paleo eating and a dash of weight training and HIIT

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2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on March 02, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Wow! You're like a different person!

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(944)

on March 02, 2012
at 11:58 PM

thanks! feel like it too!

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Totally different person. Awesome work. Good looking guy right there.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 20, 2012
at 05:42 PM

Dang, nice job! Although by the picture, it appears that playing Wii has had a hand in your weight loss...

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(944)

on March 22, 2012
at 04:24 PM

haha no wii! i sold that when i decided to get serious :D

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(0)

on June 24, 2014
at 02:37 PM

Awesome transformation :)

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(19469)

on August 21, 2011
at 06:19 PM

I know I posted a "before and after" previously, but I did a little more tweaking (you can read about the entire process here) so I figured that an update would be in order.

Before

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6 months later (first 3 "Paleo", next 3 "Primal")

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It's also worth noting that I'm consistently hitting new PR's on all my lifts (65lb dumbbell curls, 295 bench, 100lb weighted pull up, 300+ for reps on squats and deadlift) and feel like an entirely new person. My diet is pretty low carb (sub 50gms/day) with moderate protein and high fat. I usually eat 2-3 meals and have been implementing 1-2 IF's (18-24 hrs including sleep) each week.

For the first time in my life, I feel like I'm free from the tyranny of food. This doesn't mean that I don't enjoy eating but rather that I am now able to fully enjoy a meal and then move on. I'm capable of simply being in the moment and can appreciate life's unfolding without the anxiety and need for constant stimulation that previously defined my experience. It is beautiful to feel contented whether I'm going on a walk, riding in the car, at work, or simply laying down on the grass watching the clouds go by.

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on August 21, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Fantastic, an evolution of body and mind!

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(383)

on August 21, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Superduper!!!!!

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(8938)

on March 02, 2012
at 01:52 PM

You. Are. HUGE!!!

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on January 12, 2011
at 07:32 PM

I actually just had my first "progress" picture on Monday. This version is small and I'm blurred (I'm still too heavy to not be shy :P) but there is some progress:

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I decided I was going to take my picture in the same place in the same color/similar outfit and in the same lighting because I don't want to be like those scam advertisers... but yeah, this is after one week actually being strict.

When I went from vegan to around 70/30 paleo (I wasn't supplying my own food) I went from around 270 to 230 pounds which is where I am in the January 3 picture. I did not have the mind to photograph myself then. Maybe it would have given me more motivation, but on the other hand, I'm kind of glad I don't have to see myself at that weight :P

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(39821)

on January 12, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Wow. 40 pounds ain't bad. Great work. Just stick with this forever and you'll be whatever weight you want. My girlfriend finally succumbed to my nagging and lost 10 lbs in about as many days.

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on July 13, 2010
at 09:48 AM

I don't have any pictures, I don't own a camera, LOL, but, I'll let the statistics speak for themselves

Pre Paleo (normal range in Parentheses) Total Chol (70-140)=249 Trigs*(<150*)=996 HDL*(>39*)=24 LDL*(<100*)=134 Chol Ratio*(<1.3*)=18.13 A1C*(<6*)=8.9 Weight(175)=209 % Body Fat(20)=30 Meds=Lipitor, Tricor, lisinopril, Metformin, 50u. Insulin daily Pants size 36 waist/32 leg

After 1 year Paleo (I follow Dr. Bernstein and Mark Sisson/Kurt Harris's style) Total Chol=107 Trigs=124 HDL=40 LDL=61 Chol Ratio=.89 A1C=5.1 Weight=174 %BF=12.3 Meds=35u. Insulin daily(Doctor took me off everything else) Pants size 30 waist/32 leg

It worked for me!

Mike

Primal Insulin Dependent Diabetic

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:11 AM

(part deux) I have observed many things can reduce the insulin requirement in patients: addressing deficiencies of magnesium, selenium, zinc, activated B-vitamins, vit C, ultra high dose omega-3, vitamin D replacement (60-70 ng/ml 25OHD), thyroid replacement (see FT4 FT3 TSH guidelines below), DHEA, pregnenolone, plant/animal antioxidants (pycnogenol, CoQ10, carnitine, taurine, etc). All the above I suspect work synergistically -- they amp up the energy regulation pathways in the mitochondria...

23814fb403606c0424bf90770dd5c0f5

(477)

on July 16, 2010
at 10:09 AM

Thanks Grace. My all time hi trigs were 1475! and yes pancreatitis 3x eventually killed my pancreas and forced the necessary insulin. No pics but if you can imagine I'd be a cross of Stephan Aegis and MikeD befores and Stephen Aegis and Brandon afters! LOL! Just no six pack yet and I'm not as young as either of them. I'm slightly younger than Mark Sisson, but trying to look like him! My wife is slowly, slowly joining in. Maybe someday we can look like Mark and his wife. Dream, dream, dream.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 03:11 PM

updated thyroid management proposed for mainstream: http://www.ccjm.org/content/70/4/329.full.pdf

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:11 AM

Mike, you guys are the dream and gonna put Sisson + wifey to the test! 35 units isn't that much. The Trigs are mildly high (thought you've made ASTOUNDING MIRACULOUS improvements) and the HDLs low which suggest a hormone deficiency and insulin resistance.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 17, 2010
at 05:12 AM

magnesium link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19780401 insulin resistance p. 17 http://www.baumancollege.org/pdfs/articles/MTCardioFinal.pdf

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 16, 2010
at 05:44 AM

the 'good' HDL chol increased a ridiculously STELLAR 67%. WOW. no drug or pharmaceutical or herbal does that. (only diet) Excellent work Mike! WIth trigs of >> 500 the risk of pancreatitis was quite high and you saved it. Pancreatitis is when the pancreas basically blows up and requires insulin for life. Congrats again! I want to see pictures. I love Bernstein!

23814fb403606c0424bf90770dd5c0f5

(477)

on July 24, 2010
at 12:53 PM

Grace thanks for the compliments and info. I'll have to read that pdf on Mg.

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532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on December 18, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Me at 280 lbs and me at 160 lbs

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D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

(1042)

on January 04, 2013
at 06:52 PM

Wow. Amazing Transformation. Nice abs too!

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on July 11, 2012
at 04:23 PM

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Summer 2011

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July 11 2012 share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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Well this is my journey SO FAR. I started Paleo on January 1,2012 with a friendly email from my friend Ryan who thought I could benefit from the lifestyle. I am 6'1", I started out 362 lbs and I am currently 275 lbs. I have been large my whole life, always thought I would be until I read the "Primal Blueprint". After I read the first book I got every other Paleo book I could get my hands on and dove right in.

I went from a 44" waist to currently a 38". I don't think I have been a 38" since middle school. I went from 3xl shirts to a 2xl and now a few Polo shirts that are XL. That was also a big motivator was being able to walk into a store and buy clothes, instead of ordering them online.

I work on a tugboat where the diets are terrible even though the coast guard has strict medical guidelines for BMI. That was also always on the back of my mind. They strive for a BMI of 40 or under, even though still unhealthy, if they went any lower there would be no one running tugboats.

This is my journey so far, I havent cheated at all and I can't go back. My goal weight for now is 225. I think with hard-work and determination I can achieve that goal. My friends and family have been supportive. I have also introduced family members, friends, and strangers to the diet. They have also found success. Well keep fighting the good fight!

PS. Tattoos are Paleo right?

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on July 11, 2012
at 04:43 PM

This is amazing. Congratulations! And sure, tattoos are Paleo...and hot. :-)

96f9196d670ced8b2b2a247af0f1df9e

(289)

on July 11, 2012
at 06:58 PM

and I am single :)

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(367)

on July 20, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Nice work! ----

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(289)

on July 21, 2012
at 06:14 AM

Im still friends with all of them because my personality has not changed even though my weight has.

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

(1010)

on July 20, 2012
at 05:17 PM

That's the thing. In your fat pictures, you're with real hot girls, in your healthy pics, you're alone. Girls feel comfortable around guys with fat on them, and it usualy beats out the pros of having a good body. Unfortunately, hot girls like personalities better than bodies.

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(435)

on March 02, 2012
at 10:17 PM

I went from about 180 to 140 in the course of ~4 months. I'm not sure on the duration.

BEFORE: share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

AFTER:share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

8a3fdcbbec724506de15c14bb6271264

(435)

on March 03, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Thanks Kamal! You're from Ohio too? Props on being the token Indian bodybuilder - that's my next goal. I'm packing on the mass these days (in a paleo fashion of course).

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 02, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Excellent job, my fellow Indian from Ohio!

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(24543)

on March 05, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Yup, the best (read: worst) fourteen years of my life were spent in Canton, Ohio. I see from your bio that you're "Atheist, determinist, and socialist." Not a popular subset amongst Ohioans, but maybe Cincinnati is different than northeast Ohio?

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(435)

on March 13, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Haha nope, not a popular subset at all. I've only been in Cincinnati for less than a year. I was born in India but I've lived in too many places to count - my family has pretty much moved every 2-3 years since I was born. When people ask me what my hometown is, I say "the internet" since it's been the only constant.

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Beautiful bod! Awesome work!

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(435)

on March 17, 2012
at 11:24 PM

Thank you Isabel!! :)

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on January 26, 2011
at 11:22 PM

I've been reticent to do one of these because I came to paleo for autoimmunity and not for weight loss or body recomposition. My muscle/fat distribution has changed slightly, but the most drastic physical change for me has been my skin. I had horrible acne as a teen and it continued to a slightly lesser extent through my 20s.

In this photo, I'm 19. It's hard to tell because of the black and white, but I'm rather spotty on the face, back, and shoulders.

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This photo was taken candidly this past December, after about 10 months paleo. (Makeup: just lipstick and eyeliner/shadow). Also note lack of allergic undereye bags.

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Of course, I also learned how to groom my eyebrows in the intervening time.

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(18701)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:24 PM

You're gorgeous! Your skin looks FANTABULOUS. I can't believe your not wearing foundation.

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(6550)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:34 PM

I'm not going to lie...I'm a skincare junkie, so that's paleo + pumpkin peels and vitamin C serums and such. But I never ever thought I could reach even that point. And thanks. *blush*

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(558)

on January 31, 2011
at 02:35 PM

Great skin. And I can only dream of no allergic undereye circles.

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(24543)

on March 03, 2011
at 03:32 AM

Skin shmin. I'm not sure why no one else has noted this yet: HOT!

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(10778)

on March 12, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Very stunning on several fronts.

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(18452)

on March 20, 2011
at 12:51 AM

i actually think you look really nice in the top pic too :)

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(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Aww, shucks! I'm thinking of posting some photos of my muscular progression thanks to paleo + CF soon.

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(3703)

on March 23, 2011
at 03:17 AM

Cynarin, UR SPECTACULAR GRRRRLFRIEND!! Your comments also always crack me the f*ck up... I like my peels too, hey better livin through high tech I say!

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(8868)

on March 27, 2011
at 05:46 PM

I like these photos that show people getting better looking with age.

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on May 20, 2012
at 08:01 PM

Hi everyone I've been on the paleo diet for only 20 days and it has made such a big impact in my life so far. I'm absolutely in love with this diet! I started this diet May 1st in order to hopefully have a bikini body by June but I was also looking to permanently change my eating habits. My job requires me to have a lot of energy through out the entire day so I was also looking for a healthy diet that can keep me energized. This diet is PERFECT and just so amazing. I'm one of those people that loves feeling full and this diet allowed me to feel full and I still lost weight! I'm 5'4 and weighed about 120 before, which I know isn't big but I really hated my body shape I was very pear shaped I am now between 105-110 pounds and am finally on a diet that I don't feel like I'm starving myself! I do occasionally cheat (I love chocolate and coffee) but it didn't matter since the rest of my meals were healthy. Thank you person who came up with this diet! lol

Before(excuse the mess i was in the process of moving!): 5'4 120 Poundsshare-your-paleo-before-and-after!share-your-paleo-before-and-after! After(finally moved in lol): 5'4 107 Poundsshare-your-paleo-before-and-after!share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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on May 20, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Pear shaped is good! http://huntgatherlove.com/content/why-women-need-fat Either way, you look great and you looked great before , but being that thin does put you in danger of amenorrhea.

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on May 20, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Wow so much more toned! Nice work :)

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(776)

on May 20, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Looking good. You should try to add a bit of muscle now,IMO.

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(5853)

on May 21, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Imo you look better in before pic.

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on May 21, 2012
at 03:12 PM

You should read Why Women Need Fat- the pear-distribution is desirable for health and also considered more attractive by most normal men in studies across the world. There are a lot of women on here who have struggled with EDs, which is probably why you might be getting downvotes. Being too thin has huge consequences. A lot of these women are still struggling to get their menstrual cycles and other hormonal systems back into balance. The "pear" fat is very important hormonally.

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(1010)

on May 21, 2012
at 09:58 PM

I agree the first pics are better, but I'm guessing you mentally feel better on paleo. Like everyone else though, I'm criticizing without giving a solution, cause I'm not sure where one gets "fat"

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(60)

on May 23, 2012
at 03:08 AM

I completely respect your opinions but everyone has their visions of what they desire to look like & personally I prefer how my body is now. I know that pear shapes are more desirable, I used to get a lot more male attention before than now but that's not the reason I decided to go on this diet. I personally prefer more athletic builds. So far I've been completely fine health-wise, I certainly don't suffer from an eating disorder & I definitely am not too thin. I come from a family of very thin women and my body before was bigger compared to the rest of my family.

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(195)

on May 30, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Its rude that people are commenting that she looked 'better'... Our culture is horrid towards women - you're either too curvy or not curvy enough.. theres barely any in between, ugh.. I think you're gorgeous!! Whatever makes you feel like a goddess, go with it!

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(8938)

on June 10, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Yeah, thought the same thing. I think she looks great in all pictures.

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(3049)

on July 11, 2012
at 05:33 AM

Wow, nice work! You look great. I'm sorry that you received comments about looking better in the first pics- you were beautiful then as you are now, but the changes and increased muscle visibility, especially in your side body and legs, are noticeable and I think look GREAT! I'm especially glad to hear that you are feeling good, with lots of energy. Congrats!

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(659)

on July 16, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Just chiming in, I thought she looks fabulous in both...

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on March 15, 2012
at 08:54 PM

Hey. I'm strictly on paleo since September and I've already lost about 32 lbs:). I have never been so slim before and I feel AWESOME! I don't have problems with getting up early on morning (as I used to have before), I sleep well (I have never slept good before), I have loads of energy. I train thai boxing, my body is now about 10% of fat. What do you think about my change? Before paleo my weight was about 146 lbs, now it's about 114 lbs. I'm 66.9 inches tall. What do you think? Should I keep my present weight or lose/gain some weight now?

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(24543)

on March 16, 2012
at 02:15 AM

You are perfect right now!

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(85)

on March 16, 2012
at 06:40 AM

My thai boxing practice