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If I can inspire someone, I'd happily go first!

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Glamorama, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Glamorama

    Glamorama New Member

    To make it short and sweet, I was a massive hormonal mess after the birth of my 3rd child in late 2010. When the baby was 7 months old I decided it was time for change, and I went primal. Its been 9.5 months, and I have uncovered and fixed many health-issues since then, but many things are still a work in progress. I know we all appreciate a good visual in order to really see the success I'm talking about!



    ETA: I followed the Leptin-rx from July 2011, was LS (except liver) from Sep 2011, started post-Rx protocol 2 months ago, and CT 4 weeks ago. I focus on protein/fats, heavy lifting with multiple reps, 1-2 sprints weekly. Average calories pr day 1800-2200, 70 percent being from fat like coconut oil.



    My before photos, at 190 lbs:



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    After 5.5 months, about 40 pounds down:



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    After about 8 months (7 months of Leptin-rx eating, 1 month of post-rx protocol)



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    This photo was taken a few days ago, after 3 weeks of daily CT-sessions. My weight remains 47 pounds down from starting-weight, but the fat is going, and the muscle is slowly packing on. I expect my next set of photos (a few months from now) to be totally awesome!



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  2. finnite@dccnet.com

    finnite@dccnet.com New Member

    you look awesome Glam
     
  3. Xena

    Xena New Member

    Thanks for posting Glam! I'm impressed!



    Xena
     
  4. Enkidu

    Enkidu New Member

    Thanks for getting the party started Glam. That's an amazing transformation, thanks for sharing it.
     
  5. Glamorama

    Glamorama New Member


    The way I see it, I've only just started my transformation. In all those pics my BF% was still quite high (29% being the lowest in the last photo). First goal is 25% BF, then who knows.... :D
     
  6. hazyjane

    hazyjane New Member

    You look great! I can't wait for future pics!
     
  7. Glamorama

    Glamorama New Member


    Loving your avatar!
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix New Member

    Thank you for posting this! It's so encouraging!
     
  9. hazyjane

    hazyjane New Member


    I love yours! HOT.
     
  10. jeepifer@gmail.com

    jeepifer@gmail.com New Member

    Awesomesauce! Thanks for the inspiration, and knowing a fellow mom (two kiddos here, 6 and 8) can do it!
     
  11. WOW! You look great. Can't wait to have some great result pics like you. You certainly are an inspiration :)
     
  12. MJ*

    MJ* New Member

    You look awesome Glamorama! I look forward to hearing more about how you followed the protocols! Thanks for sharing!!!
     
  13. Lexi

    Lexi New Member

    fantastic! did you take stuff to help fix the hormones or did you do it all thru diet?
     
  14. tweety

    tweety New Member

    Awesome! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your successes since the beginning.
     
  15. fitness@home

    fitness@home Silver

    Wow, you look great! All the hard work is paying off.
     
  16. Glamorama

    Glamorama New Member


    I have been using a range of supplements on and off. Didn't know I had hormonal issues until 8.5 months into this WOE... turns out I'm quite high in estradiol/E2. And my liver=function is below average... so I'm taking EstroFactors (metagenics-brand) to promote healthy estragen-metabolism, and have done so for the last 4 weeks. Its really helping, I can tell by mood/sex drive/breast tenderness. Most of my results on the outside were due to Leptin-rx, clean eating, good sleep and HIIT/slow walking.
     
  17. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Ivy - I posted my N=1 to complement yours...:)
     
  18. Robin

    Robin New Member

    Awesome! But 7mo on the reset? eeek. I'm in a week and a half and already dread getting up b/c I know I'll have to EAT. lol. I'll march on tho'... you ARE an inspiration! Thanks!
     
  19. healthnut

    healthnut New Member

    Congrats, You made a miraculous change in a relatively short period of time! :)
     
  20. Glamorama

    Glamorama New Member


    I had all the signs of LS within 6 weeks, but I stuck to the protocol for 7 months because I just loved it and it worked so well for me. I should probably add that my 50 grams of protein in the mornings were down to 35 gr within 3 weeks. I simply couldn't handle the full amount. Most days I ate 25-35 grams of protein in my BAB.
     

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