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Primal Challenge done!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So I started at 211 lbs and ended at 204 - 7 lbs down, 2" off my chest 3" off my waist 2" off my hips and 2" off my thighs. i am down 1 - probably 1 1/2 pant sizes as my 14's are a bit loose too.

Overall a good experience especially since the hardest part was doing without the cheese (which was apersonal choice not primal). And I think that cheese is not a big issue with me anyway. so i am going to go back to some limited dairy products (I don't do milk - yuck!)

Things that do make a difference with me - are to many or to little carbs - my sweet zone is 50 - 75. Anything less and i stall anything more and I stall.

Water - if i don't drink at least 64 oz of water on top of my tea etc then I don't lose. As soon as I start again it washes off of me emoticon

Calories - my average was 1610. But I varied from 780 (on IF days) to 1790. I think leveling my self out at 1500 if I can get my protein and fat in would dial me in better. but hey - I can't complain as it is pretty effortless at these calories and I am not starving!!

Exercie - i didn't overdo it but I didn't/don't slack either. I want to increase my strength training - think I amgoing to read up on HIT I know about it but want to explore some options.

So that is my primal experience. I think the diet is dialed in pretty well and defiantely the lifestyle for me. Here is my after pic - I don't have a before!! emoticon

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  • ELLIE381
    Thanks for sharing. I plan to do this soon also. Sorry I am no seeing the after pic but sounds like you did really well with the weight, inches lost and down 1 - 1 l/2 pant sizes. emoticon
    1738 days ago
    Great blog, you've thought through a lot of things. I've heard of a lot of injuries with HIIT but only have limited experience. I found I can't do it in addition to running or my legs get injured. If in doubt just do a little bit and see if you are sore the next day or only do the upper body and core exercises. emoticon
    1776 days ago
    1796 days ago
    Great and wonderful blog. Seems like it was a good experise for you, too.
    1797 days ago
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