belly and back fat,  month 14

Paleo Update: Month 14 and Mystery Rash Solved?

If you compare this photograph with those of my initial Mystery Rash post, you can see how the red bumps have gone away, leaving hyperpigmentation behind. At least the worst part of the rash is over: the awful itching. Now it’s a waiting game for the dead skin cells to slough away. Although I was…

@GrainFreeMe One Year Paleo Anniversary

How to sum up what Paleo Primal living has done for me in this past year… “Feeling Good” Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel Sun in the sky, you know how I feel Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel It’s a new dawn, it’s a…

belly and back fat, month 11

@GrainFreeMe Paleo Update: Month 11 (Keto Update: Month 3)

Can’t believe next month marks one full year of living Paleo! I’m thinking a primal tattoo of some sort should commemorate this achievement. Perhaps a crow or tiger! Here are my Month 11 measurements: Waist:  28″ Gut:  32.5″ Hips:  37.25″ Left thigh:  22.25″ Right thigh:  21.75″ Weight:  134 lbs I think I’m over the how-can-I-up-my-fat-intake…

Day 1 StrongLifts 5X5

Strength Training with Starting Strength

These are my Starting Strength “Before” photos. In the coming months, I hope to share some impressive “After” pics. Update 2/16/14: Initially I was going to follow StrongLifts 5X5, but after injuring myself in Week 2, I decided I better read Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe, so I can learn proper form…

Ladies – Go Large

Originally posted on RE|EVOLUTIONARY:
One of the ongoing battles any personal trainer has, is the perpetual myth that women who lift heavy will bulk up. The people that believe this myth believe that women should only lift light weights for multiple reps (often upward of 15-20) or engage in exercises such as yoga or…

Mystery Rash

Mystery Rash and Latex Allergies

I’m about to embark on yet another experiment – this time removing fruits and vegetables known to cause urticaria in those with latex allergies. Foods that have a high frequency of cross-reactivity with latex proteins are avocados, bananas, and chestnuts. Those with moderate frequency are apple, carrot, celery, kiwi, melon, papaya, potato, and tomato.

belly and backfat, month 10

@GrainFreeMe Paleo Update: Month 10 (Keto Update: Month 3)

Measurements (March 2013 in parentheses): Waist:  28″  (33.5″) Gut:  31″  (37″) Hips:  38″  (42.5″) Left Thigh:  22.75″  (26.25″) Right Thigh:  22.25″  (25.75″) Weight:  140 lbs  (173 lbs) During my last follow up with my Paleo MD, I was reminded to test blood ketones at different times of the day (three hours after meal), not just…