Joined May 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
168.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.6 lb

Current Weight
169.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.0 lb
Still to go: 4.6 lb
I'm a tall guy 6'5" who has never had a real issue with my weight but I have always carried an extra 20 lbs or so of fat around my mid section, ass and thighs. In September of 2010 I fell while riding a mountain bike and broke 8 ribs, my iIliac crest (hip), and punctured my lung. This accident made me realize how important core strength is and I set a goal to get in better shape. Along the way I stumbled upon the primal diet and it really struck a nerve. The realization came to me that I was not eating the right way and had to make some changes. The approach has worked and its now a lifestyle choice. My ultimate goal is to get to 6% body fat and gain 10 lbs of lean muscle and get a 6 pack for a total body weight of about 180lbs. So far so good. I am at 7.3% body fat and 167 lbs.

Gratefull's Weight History


last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
only visible to followers
last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up

Gratefull's Latest Posts

‎"Americans are fat and sick because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." - n
Spacey, your so right on its not even funny. People have a hard time reconciling their actions and the results that will inevitable come. If you break down being overweight into such simple terms it rattles people's minds and takes away their long held excuses. Have you ever watched survivor on T.V.? Its amazing that when you have little or no food you drop weight. Its so simple but if we accept that fact then we just burden ourselves with the idea that it really does come down to your hand and mouth. Control that and you have won the game. Easier said than done for most folks. In fact I would go so far as to say that people like the idea of being on a diet just so they can say they are trying. Of course you can never can either do it or not. There is no concept of trying...the act of trying implicates the action that is "doing".
Alright, getting down off my soapbox now. Happy Holidays~
posted 21 Dec 2012, 15:20
explaining what you eat!
Really when you eat a clean diet and or paleo your body speaks for itself. I let that do the talking. Having blood work done along the way is another great way to track your progress and measure your results. The numbers dont lie!
posted 01 Sep 2012, 13:00
Veggies For Breakfast
I love the veggie hash onions, bell pepper. Spinach or kale, garlic and ginger. Sauté and cook down the onion garlic peper and ginger. Throw in the kale at the end. Set aside. Make bacon and two to three eggs over easy. Add some Braggs amino acid to the sauté and then plate. Add eggs on top with 4 or 5 slices of bacon and you have a great start to any day.
posted 01 Sep 2012, 11:06
There are no diets that will get you what you want, only a fundamental lifestye change hit the nail on the head. 1 small change at a time is all humans can really handle if its going to be long term change. The majority of folks get all excited and try and change 50 things all at once with eating and dieting. They are doomed to failure and that's been proven again and again in scientific literature. The process is simple....the execution is hard.

1) Eat less carbs
2) Eat more protein
3) Eat more vegetables
4) Lift heavy things
5) Get good sleep

Wash, rinse, repeat.
posted 17 Aug 2012, 11:45
There are no diets that will get you what you want, only a fundamental lifestye change
So many people say "I need to lose weight" and then they investigate the latest diet and stick with it for a week or two and then fall off the wagon and feel miserable. Wash, rinse, repeat. Sound familiar?

To manifest true change you need to examine your underlying lifestyle, not just the food your consuming. Diet is short term. Is that what you really want? Or do you want long lasting lifetime results? Go look at my weight chart. I don't belong to a gym, I just choose food that my body knows how to process and makes the most efficient and lean "me" I can be and so my weight stays almost the same over time. Effortless weight management, boundless energy, it can all by yours if you WANT it to be.

Change is not easy, but if you really are looking for something that's going to last then CHANGE (mentally, psychically, emotionally) is really what you need, not another diet.

Need help? Talk to me...this is my passion!

Be well.
posted 16 Aug 2012, 12:09
view all Gratefull's posts

Other Related Links


The Paleo Diet

Gratefull's journal

13 March 2013

I love the primal lifestyle and its ability to regulate weight. Here I am at 170lbs and feeling great!
on diet The Paleo Diet  

21 December 2012

Well its been almost a month since I last posted. Time sure does go by quick. The interesting thing is that I am still at 168.8 pounds. The one thing ...
on diet The Paleo Diet  

Gratefull's Recent Food & Exercise

Gratefull's Groups

Go Primal For Health!
My life was dramatically changed when I cut out grains and sugars. Please join me!

30's with under 10 lbs to Lose
30 somethings with up to 10 pounds to lose.

Bicycles are for Riding
Bikes: Ride them.

Gratefull's Recent Activity

Gratefull's Own Activity

No recent activity.


No recent activity.

The Paleo Diet Recent Activity

aschmaeling recorded a Weight Entry at 232.4 lb.
rebeccaberg recorded a Journal Entry.
mkjt2258 recorded a Weight Entry at 168.8 lb.
trojan_n_phx recorded a Weight Entry at 163.4 lb.
Jesusluvr203 recorded a Weight Entry at 124.4 lb.
Spotts71 recorded a Weight Entry at 183.1 lb.
brandylentz recorded a Weight Entry at 153.5 lb.
rob2819 supported hannahraem's Journal Entry.