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From 228 to 184 in 12 months - Plateau Breakthrough


This has been a life changing experience. 12 months ago my blood pressure was at 150/90 and my Doctor said I was going to start having serious health issues if I didn't get it down.

Somehow I came across Tim's book and it made so much sense to me that I began following it nearly to the letter. The results have been remarkable:

Weight: 228 to 184

Blood pressure: 150/90 to 120/80

Cholesterol: 280 to 180

Waist size: 38 to 33 (nearing 32!)

I have given away about 25 books and act as a "consultant" to about 10 people on a regular basis.

It seems as if I had plateau's at 10lb losses. The most recent one at 192-193 lasted for about a month. Then, one night I made hamburgers for my daughter and I for dinner that I overcooked and we didn't finish. I stuck them in the refrig and the next 3 mornings cut up a 1/2 half patty, probably about 1/4lb. and mixed it in my spinach 3 whole egg omelet - which I eat 6 days a week with 2 kinds of beans and salsa. I lost 7lbs. in 5 days and have now stabilized at 184.

My goal was 180 but I think that's going to so easy that I'm now shooting for 175, 32" waist.


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Congratulations on your success! What do you think was the real cause of the plateau break? Did you change anything up? Maybe it was just the extra protein!

  • Ebescoby commented Jul 12th 2012:

    I definitely think it was the extra protein.

  • sufferingoptional commented Jul 12th 2012:

    mmmm, maddy maybe this is the key to our plateau troubles!


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I eat a lot of eggs too. Can I just make an omelet of 5 whole eggs to count 30g ? will that have negative effect in any ways?


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That's awesome! Congrats on your success!

My blood pressure and cholesterol have been elevated too since I put on about 30-40 lbs in the past year or so. I'm on medication for it, but i got checked yesterday and my cholesterol is almost down to a safe level where I can come off the meds! I've been trying to eat healthy for several months to bring that down, but this is only day 6 of this diet, but I've already lost 9lbs.

My blood pressure hasn't changed much, but I'm going to give that some more time and I'm hoping that if I can drop about 30 more lbs it will make a big difference.

I was at 236.5 when I started, and my goal is 200 right now. Once I hit that I will re-evaluate where I'm at and probably shoot for around 190. I'm 6'1 and a little bigger build, so I've never really been below 195 for as long as I can remember.

I'm starting slow with just the diet and no workouts, so I don't take up too much time right away. But once I get some more momentum going I will consider adding some exercise in there too, and I would love to do the ab 30 day challenge that's on here once I'm a little leaner.

Ebescoby, just out of curiosity, how tall are you?

  • Ebescoby commented Jul 13th 2012:

    I'm almost 6' 1". I was shooting for 190lbs. but have had such success continuing to drop and still have a small stomach "pooch" that I reset my target to 180 or 175.

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