Before and After

Before And After Discussion

Akane's Before/After Pictures :)

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Hi everyone! Well, I have FINALLY built up the courage to put together a before and IN-PROGRESS photo collage of myself. I HOPE this works!! Please be gentle. This isn't the MOST recent pic, but I'm only truly 2 lbs lower than the pic I put up! My BEFORE and February 2012 In-Progress Pics I apologize for all those...

100 lbs in 208 days.

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This is more of a Before/During than Before/After cuz I'm nowhere near finished! Starting Weight 12/15/10 - 429 Todays Weight 07/10/11 - 328.8 I have 4HB to thank for it. Lots of kettlebells, walking and intermittent fasting. I feel *fantastic* and can't wait to see where I end up by the end of the year. Update 8/19/2...

My 2-Year Journey on the Four-Hour Body

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Back in March 2009, I was surfing the Internet, looking for new ideas on how to loose weight and I stumbled upon Tim Ferris' blog. As they say, the rest is history... Fall 2007: December 2008 at 348 Pounds: December 2010 at 260 Pounds: Here is a pic that I took last weekend: Right now, I am about 5 pounds or...

Before and After - Week 4

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Hey Everyone, Checking in after my first month on SCD. I am really shocked at the difference in 4 short weeks. Starting Stats(Aug 9 2011): Weight: 143Lbs L Upper Arm: 12 1/4" R Upper Arm: 12 1/2" Waist (at belly button): 34 1/4" Hips: 39 3/4" L Thigh: 24 1/4" R Thigh: 24" TI: 147" Current Stats (Sept 9 2011): Weight: 134Lb...

One year! Fit-aversary!

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Hello fellow slow-carbers! It is official! I have completed one year on SCD! boy what changes I've gone through! 2012 was one of the roughest years I've had and somewhere along the month of May I hit rock-bottom. I took a trip and felt horrendous and embarrassed that I could barely walk through an airport. I felt terrib...

You know you're losing weight when...

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...the food that drops off your fork discovers a previously non-existent gap to fall BETWEEN your boobs and further down inside your top!!! It's a silly milestone, I know, but I feel like it's a major triumph. I no longer have a 'shelf' on my chest to catch everything!!!! Anyone else got a personal milestone story?

I'm not motivated to following the 4 Hour Body

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I've been carrying around the book and I've been reading it here and there. However I haven't started anything. I don't need to loose weight but I need to get the belly fat down. How did you start? What Motivated you all to begin? It seem very overwhelming. I have told other's about the book and its a good read.

SCD Success Story: roberdingo

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I started the SCD just over 3 months ago and have reached my goal. I have had amazing success - I have lost 7kg and ~4%BF. I now weigh a healthy 60kg (bodyfat down from ~ 14% to 10% - caliper 4 point method). I look and feel fantastic. I am never hungry and have more energy than ever. I am in the best shape of my life. And i...

Women, it's true: wait 4-5 weeks

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I arrived at day 30 today and I feel amazing. I have lost 8 lbs. (5 being the past week, finally) and 6.75 inches: 1 off both thighs, 1/4 off both arms, 2.75 off waist, and 1.5 off hips. I have adjusted the diet to fit me a little better over the past 30 days. I cut way back on the beans, and I only eat them at one mea...

From Geek to Freak: Final Results

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Here's my final results of my 4-week adventures in Geek to Freak-Land. It's been a crazy month of pill-popping, milk guzzling, protein overdosing, and iron-pumping, and loved every moment of it all. Last night, just in time for my 1-month anniversary, I finally was able to my goal: to complete 1 pull-up from a dead hang wit...

One Long Year...

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Haven't posted on here for months now, but since hitting my one year landmark on this diet, I knew I would have to check in. My life has been changed by my decision to take better care of my body last year. In mid-August 2012, I stepped on a scale for the first time in months - 280lbs. I felt like a fat tub, and had barely a...

Before & After

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Hi All. I've been on SCD since about mid-April. I haven't been keeping track of inches or lbs, rather I've just been going by how stuff fits. As long as my pants are getting bigger, I'm happy! In the past month I have started Kettlebell Swings and Jogging. So far I am down three sizes and I think around 22 lbs. The photo o...

Blog/photo: Day 30 of six pack'd challenge

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I am done with 30 days Laura's sixpack'd sprint. Sure, photos look good and all, but what they did not told me is that I will feel like million bucks. I wIll take week off and then repeat whole thing. In Laura I believe. For those that dont know what i am talking about, read here: http://4hourpeople.com/question/2667/s...

Why am I doubting myself?

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I'm 7 weeks in and have lost 2 inches on my waist, 7 lbs on the scale and the results are noticeable. They're not drastic changes but noticeable. So why am I doubting that this SCD along with the Building the Perfect Posterior is working? I look at my 'before picture and it's not that different' but clothes fit better, peopl...

8 weeks, 4% BF and 12 lbs down

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Hi all- In the last 3 years (through various diet/exercise methods before 4HB/SCD including South Beach and just general increased exercise) –I’ve lost over 65 pounds. However generally I’ve been stalled for the last 2 years (with one random 15 pound loss in about 2 months in the middle of those 2 years). In the las...

Aug - Jan: before and after (pics)

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I've been avoiding looking at the before photos but I'm at the point where I want to, to avoid backsliding during the new year. I'm not doing the scary underwear photos in case people I know stumble across them and I don't have the full dramatic changes of some of you, but I'm happy with the changes I've seen since I started...

Attn: 4 Hour People - 75lbs down!

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So I set myself a pretty reasonable goal of 100lbs in a year. I've been on the Slow carb diet now for 8 months, which if we are benchmarking here, puts me 1 month ahead of schedule to lose the last 25lbs! I'm going to beat that one year goal! And then I'm going for another 80lbs after that! 220lbs sounds great to me! It's ...

Overdue for a check-in, Just hit a massive landmark!

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Hello fellow slow-carbers! Haven't reported in a while, oh boy it has been a crazy few months but have no fear I still check in on the forum and help when I can. I stopped checking in monthly with progress updates and instead will report every time I hit a new landmark. BOY what a landmark today is. I hit the century mark...

167 pounds to 120 pounds in 28 days. Possible?

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I was on the 4 hour body quest but I suppose I wasnt too consistent or committed. I saw the weight loss but but I plateau after cheat day. This time around I'm heading for a weekend trip with a couple of my boyfriend's friends. I want to feel good about myself around them cos I don't want them to think that my boyfriend is a...

One year, four months in. September Update!

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Hello Fellow Slowcarbers! My last check-in was back right after cheat week! Lots of things have happened since then! took a while to drop back the cheat week weight but boy I've had lots of positive things happen since then so let us get to the nitty gritty first! Numbers! Total Changes since starting 6/4/2012 Total Lbs lo...

Women wait until week 5!

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Today I officially made the 30 day mark on the plan. As I am finishing up my fifth week, I wanted to reply and add some encouragement, because the last two weeks I have been discouraged, but now am excited again. I understand that Tim says the program kicks in for women between week 4 and 5. I am a 52 year old women, 5'1"....

100 days progress

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I did a post on my blog last week of my 100 days progress. I started with the slow carb diet but did a bunch of research, did some experimentation, and made modifications as I went. Getting close to my goal of 10%BF.

ArcticHacker: The Final Push

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I'm at Week 10.5 (I'm doing 10 day cycles between Cheat Days now). I weighed and measured myself this morning. I am at 131.4 lbs and 16.4% BF. Apparently compared to Week 9, I am up 1.2 lbs but down about an inch in tape measurements and down 1.3% in BF. And I am also dealing with my TOM so I'm bloated. No matter how buff I...

30 Days Later

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Stats: Added 120 Day Pic 120 Days Later Weight 219 to 195.4 Waist 42 to 39 inches. Hips 44 to 42 inches. Bodyfat 27% to 19% Details: I followed the SCD pretty closely. For breakfast I have egg whites, beans and some vegetable. I eat a small lunch, nice sized dinner, and drink about 3 liters of water per day. I have cof...

Week 9: Arctichacker -pics of progress

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Nothing as dramatic as the lovely Akane but I finally got my butt into my skivvies and figure out how to work the timer in my camera. Tomorrow is my Week 9 Cheat Day! Week 6 was my last progress blog. I decided to start having cheat days every week and half instead of weekly. So far I've done 2 cycles. The first 10 day c...

Updated Before-and-after pics

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If any of you remember me, here's my original thread. Well, a lot has happened in the last year...including me getting laid off and having to join a cheaper gym that doesn't have as many free weights, but I've managed to finally get out of the 230's, and weigh around 225. It's been hard because I've been dealing with depre...

Cheat Week Experiment and Results!

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Good morning everyone! In my last post I talked about my fit-aversary and taking a vacation week from work. I also decided to run a bit of an experiment on myself during that week. I decided to eat "normal" food and see how it affected my body. A big part of the SCD lifestyle is based on experimentation so I decided to d...

My Then and Now - 50 Days In

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Believe it or not, until I had pictures taken I could NOT see any change in myself. The scales and the tape measure said I was changing but I just couldn't "see" it. I really recommend taking pictures like these to confirm. Start Date December 29th 2010 - weight 93.3 kg (205.6lbs) - body fat % 45.3 (horrifying!) Pictures ta...

2 month Update with pics

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So i started at 200lbs before starting the four hour body. I didn't measure my body fat just because for one I totally believed that this diet would work and also I could tell i was losing body fat just by the way my clothes started to fit. My first mistake i made on this diet was doing steak for lunch and beef for dinner ...

Before and after: 3 months 32 pounds

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Hello my fellow SCD teammates, Long story short, I started at 215lbs and I am now 183lbs. I followed the diet pretty strictly and went nuts on my cheat day. 7:00am wake up 7:10 am- protein shake in the shower, standard process SP complete diary free shake, and morning vitamins 12:00pm: 2 chicken breasts, 2 cups of...

Weight Loss Update

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Added 120 Day Update 120 Days Later Here is my pic at day 75. I weighed in at 180 lbs when I took the photo. That is down from 220 lbs. So roughly 40 lbs lost. I seem to have settled into a groove as far as the diet and exercise go. I am now doing 80-100 kb swings three times a week. Still working on my left/right imba...

180 Days Later -Forget The Scale

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120 Days Update 75 Days Update Hey All, Just wanted to post my latest after pictures, and most recent thoughts about SCD. I have been doing SCD for 180 days now. Wow where to begin? My most dramatic weight loss on the scale happened int he first ninety days. After I crunched the numbers I realized that was because I...

7 Months Progress

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Well I figured I should make a progress thread, I still have a ways to go though. Here is how SCD has impacted my life. Pros: - All my acne cleared up which is very surprising, I have always had acne on my back since I was a teen and its all gone. - I lost alot of weight and have even gained some muscle mass from workin...

90 Day Report

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I began my journey on January 8, 2012. On that day I weighed 271.2 pounds and my fasting blood glucose routinely ranged between 140 and 160. I have been faithful the the SCD since that day and I am pleased to report that my weight this morning was 237.8 pounds and my load glucose, fasting or not, is never above 109 and is ...

ArcticHacker: GOAL!

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I’ve been on the Last Mile for the couple of weeks to see if I could get from 16.4% to 15%BF. I gave myself a deadline of 3 weeks to do it because I know from past experience that I’m not very good on low carb diets. Luckily it took half the time I expected when I reached 15.2% BF. I’m calling it a success!!! To celeb...

Missing: 35.2 pounds. If found, do NOT return to me!!

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So... I missed week 11 weigh in due to travel. I was going to take my scale with me but my wife thought that was a bit too neurotic... Summary and update: start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 pound week, 5 overall day 15: 253.4 5 pound week, 10 overall day 22: 250.0 3.4 pound week, 13.4 overall day 29: 248.4 1.6 pound week, ...

What do you look like now? Show off your results!

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What does your body look like after living and breathing the Four Hour Body? Post your best before & after photos and measurements here. Here's my results after just 3 weeks: Before: 125lbs 30% body fat After: 106lbs 20% body fat Update: A few have been asking about my diet and exercises, so here you go: I didn't want t...

How I lost 1kg (2.2lbs) a week

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Hey Guys! Just thought I'd share my story. The more the merrier, right? One day in late April, I tipped the scales at 120kg (265 lbs). I'm around 185cm (6'1") and a solid build. In my youth, I was pretty active with sports but now at 41, I don't do much - infact, the last 4 mths specifically has been 100% exercise free (no...

Do you see a difference???

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I have a picture of myself from May 2011 (red sports bra) - and then the other picture in the black is from Nov. 6th ( 5-6 months later ) tell me- do you see a difference???? i don't think i have really lost lbs.... but hoping there has been change in my abs .. ... arms look better, but also maybe i was flexing more? i have...

120 Days Later

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Here is my 120 Day pic. My 75 day pic can be found here. 75 Days Before I have now hit my goal weight of 165 lbs. I still want to lose some body fat and pack on some muscle, but I am happy with my weight.

3 month progress

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It's melting off, even with a big stall in Feb. Thank you for all the help! Dec 27: 162.6 lb, 33.8% BF (from scale), Total Inches: 185 March 28: 152.2 lb, 31.9% BF, Total Inches: 172 45 yr old female I set a goal of 24% BF so I still have a way to go, but so far so good.

BMI says I'm overweight

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At just under 6' and 185 lbs, the BMI charts classify me as overweight. I am posting some pics to verify this classification (see below). For anyone looking to establish a goal, please do not use BMI standards to establish that goal. They are based on some random numbers generated in the 1800's and have no relevance to ...

Before & After

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I started this journey on January 3, 2011. I was at 165 lbs, and 24.7% body fat. My waist measured 35 inches. On Friday, 4/22/2011, I was 152 lbs and 6.4% body fat as measured by DEXA Scan. My waist is now 28.5 inches. I just finished a 2 month round of PAGG and am currently on a break from that. I plan on changing m...

My Life-long Quest for Thin

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I've seen a lot of amazing stories and journeys as of late, and they are very inspirational to not just me, but to others here working toward their goals. I want to share my story. Just some background: Until 5 years ago, I was the stereotypical American kid. Since I was young I was made fun of because of my weight, and ...

Almost at my set goal! Some notes.

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I'm almost reaching my set weight loss goal with the SCD diet - I estimate I'll be there by the end of this week. Definitely will post before / after photos when I get there. Started with 99.5 kg (220 pounds), I'm on 92 kg right now (202 pounds). I wanted to get to 90kg (198+ pounds) and lose roughly 10 kg, but as I'm seein...

Down to 14.3% from 20.6% in one month!

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The title says it all. I just made some tweaks to the regimen and fat just disappeared. Full diet plan on request. I was 12st 8lbs now 11st 9lbs. Keep going everyone!

Success Story (so far)

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I love Akane's updates and always enjoy reading them. I thought I would report in as well because I hit another milestone this week: I reached my target weight of 185 lbs yesterday. My journey started March 25, 2012. The only data I have is a scale weight of 254 lbs. I wish I had taken a full set of measurements, but I w...

Weight training before & after photos

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For those of you in the muscle building phase and following Geek-to-Freak or Occam's protocol, I recommend taking before & after photos to track your results. I'm ecstatic about my results, I started the Geek-to-Freak protocol only 12 days ago (after successfully losing 15lbs in 3 weeks from the slow-carb diet) and check me ...

Day 31 with more than 20 lbs of fat gone. (pics)

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Yesterday was my 30th day of tracking my weight, I started the slow carb diet on May 17 at 275.6 lbs and weighed in this morning at 256.8. Yes the scale reads an 18.6 lb loss. However, the moment I started working out a little harder doing Jiu Jitsu and Kettlebell exercises I nearly plateaued in my “weight loss”. Pret...

Before and After (Pictures)

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So, I'm posting these here as an incentive to get my arse straight into gear again after indulging over the week in lieu of my time of the month. As you can see, there is very minimal change in the photographs after four weeks, and I have lost very little on the scale (2lbs). However, I think that this is because a) I have...