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Saturday, February 23, 2013

40 Pounds in 4 Months! (120 Days)

Yup, Otherbeasts, you read that correctly. I have lost 40 pounds in 4 months (120 Days) just by eating Primal!

Mini-goal of 150 lbs reached today! That's 40 pounds lost so far! That means only 20 lbs left to shed to reach my first real goal of 130 lbs.

Seems like only yesterday I stepped on the scale and saw "190" and cried because it seemed like I had so far to go. Go Primal or go home! If I can do it then so can anyone!

Sorry there's no pics this time around, but the big unveiling will happen May 8th... my 30th birthday.
Oh yeah, there WILL be pictures... maybe even some before D-Day... I'm thinking middle of March will be the last comparison photos.

Remember, don't eat processed crap. And visit this site:
- MarksDailyApple.com

It's called the Primal Blueprint. That's all I've been doing.

Until Next Time,
<3 Shade

Friday, February 1, 2013

Primal Blueprint: 30 Pounds in 90 Days! Pictures!

Holy crapploa, Otherbeasts! It's been a long time, eh? Sorry for the non-existent blogging that happened during January but we had a huge move to undertake. It's dwindling now, so don't worry, I'm back.

I wanted to update you on the Primal Blueprint progress: It has been 90 days on this "diet" and I have good news to report. I have lost 32 35 pounds! That amazes me and still makes my jaw drop.


By just eating. Yeah. It's that simple. I would put up pictures, but because of the move I have no idea where my camera is, but as soon as I do find it, pictures are happening. Nevermind, I found the camera! Pictures are further down! But I digress, to remind you, I started off at 190 lbs. I weighed today and my digital scale said 158. Today [February 12] I weigh 155. Needless to say, I am happy and pleased with my results.

35 POUNDS... in a rather short period of time... without killing myself at the gym... without starving myself... and it's amazing. I can't tell you how many times I've gone over my "caloric intake" in a day but managed to keep my carb intake at around 80g, and STILL lost weight. Because it's about the CARBS.

And I plan to keep at it. My "if-I-take-it-easy" goal weight is 130 by May 8th (my 30th birthday, yikes!) and my more disciplined goal is 120-125. Either way... I have three whole months left to attain that goal and even if I can only shed 8 lbs a month I'll still be 134 lbs. If I can lose 10 pounds per month I'll be 128. Either way, I can't lose. If I really wanna kick it into high gear, I could start jogging again and literally be 120 by May 8th... I can taste it.

But this means buckling down into "serious mode" where I eliminate things like: sweet potatoes, fruit juice, fruit, honey, agave nectar, berries, banana chips, dairy, etc. So basically eliminating all sugars from my diet. And only consuming the "real carbs" found in veggies, meats, and healthy fats. Oh yeah, and I should probably kick up my workouts, which have been yoga twice a week (if that) to something more intensive... like walking everyday with some occasional jogging. Maybe even some running. DON'T FREAK OUT... I will only abstain from fruits/sugars like that for 3 months... then I'll go into "maintenance mode" and eat whatever I please... so long as it's Primal.

And of course no grains, breads, pasta, legumes, or candy. (Sad face about that last one.) The only thing I crave anymore are Skittles... but only the new ones called 'Dark Side of the Rainbow' that have flavors like blood orange and pomegranate. Target is the only place I've found them, so ya.
Eh. I hate cravings. My Mantra: "No Processed Crap."

I STILL eat bacon and eggs almost every single morning. The rest of the day is filled with carrots, sugar snap peas, spinach, kale, red bell peppers, avocados, turkey chili, etc... I could go on because the list of what I CAN eat is longer that the list of what I can't. But I feel good. I feel real good.

What I can't believe is that I'm only 28 pounds away from my goal weight. That's INSANE. Because if you had told me in October that in 3 months I would lose 30 pounds, I would have punched you in the mouth for lying to me. Okay, maybe that's an overreaction, but I would probably have laughed heartily in your face.

It seemed like such a huge mountain to climb... but now that I can see the peak and I'm almost there... it's even more incentive to reach that goal. I am unstoppable! Rawr.

 UPDATE!: PICTURE TIME! 0 to 90 Days!

 There you have it. Go Primal or Go Home!

You are a capable human being and no one else in the world is like you, and I believe in you.
May the Force be with you.

Until Next Time,
<3 Shade

Stacey is a semi-professional blogger and writer currently freelancing to appease her free-spirited nature. When she's serious, Stacey is a mixed media artist with a BFA in Studio Art and a specialization in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. She graduated Cum Laude with Honors from Texas State University and currently resides in Texas.  In her spare time she enjoys writing, crocheting, knitting, hunting, listening to country music, glass-blowing, blacksmithing, leather working, yoga, gardening, eating healthy, enjoying life, and always creating and dreaming up new things.