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picklepete 02-03-2013 09:28 AM

more pickles less pete
I figured I'd make a 1-year report. I began reading "alternative" health info around October 2011 hoping to fix some sleep-disruptingly bad acid reflux. My brother had some luck with a generalized traditional cuisine plan--he basically summarized the three devils as "fructose, linoleic acid, and seed toxins", at least in industrial quantities.

After pillaging the library I began shopping, planning, and recording on Feb 01 2012. Now I don't really follow a prescribed plan or even tally carbohydrate but there are so many other reasons to reject the common and popular carbohydrate foods that I probably ended up in the same place regardless. As long as ~90% of my calories serve some nutritional purpose I feel good.


6 months

12 months

cfine 02-03-2013 09:36 AM

Thanks for sharing! You look great AND you always have a wise word to lend :)

jhbyrd 02-03-2013 09:36 AM

Congrats-you look wonderful!!!! You look younger too, the last picture looks like the first pictures son!!!I bet you feel wonderful too!! I also start last Feburary and have lost around 80 pounds!! KUTGW!!!:high5:

SchoolPsych1979 02-03-2013 09:42 AM

Crazy. You look totally younger! I'm 34 and people tell me I look like I'm in my mid 20s.now imagine if o lost a bunch of weight! Way to go though! Inspirational!

svenskamae 02-03-2013 09:56 AM

Oh wow! You look great, and seem to have lost a couple of decades along with the weight!

When I read the thread title, I was afraid that "less Pete" meant you wouldn't be posting here (off to work on pickles instead, perhaps)? I'm happy that it documented your weight loss, instead; I always appreciate your rational and well-informed posts.

princessmommy 02-03-2013 11:24 AM

Incredible! You look at Least 10 yrs younger if not more! Wow! What an inspiration!

Julie1972 02-03-2013 12:30 PM

Great job! Thanks much for sharing! Very inspiring!

SuzanneM 02-03-2013 01:55 PM

Well done you! You look great. :up:

Gabby1 02-03-2013 01:57 PM

Pete- thanks for posting the (inspiring) pics-- and congrats on taking control of your health through your food intake. Your posts are always informative and encouraging. Thanks for sharing with us! :up:


gello5440 02-03-2013 02:40 PM

Congratulations Pete - you have changed your life.

piratejenny 02-03-2013 03:28 PM

Great progress!!! :up:

How's your acid reflux?

Rhubarb 02-03-2013 04:23 PM

Congratulations. And thanks for sharing your insights on this board. I always find your approach to be interesting and worth considering.

You look great!

Arctic_Mama 02-03-2013 04:35 PM

Woohoo! Less Pete is a good thing, you look great :)

avid 02-03-2013 04:39 PM

I always enjoy reading your posts.

Britt1975 02-03-2013 04:43 PM

Congratulations! You look great! I have to take this time to say thanks for being such a great board contributor. Your posts and responses are always well thought out and reasonable. Your success and understanding of WHY you are doing what you do, and your willingness to share that with others is very appreciated!

Thank you!

marieze 02-03-2013 04:50 PM

AMAZING transformation!!!! Congratulations on your success, Pete!!!!! :high5:

lterry913 02-03-2013 06:02 PM

Amazing ...just amazing :)

giJ 02-03-2013 07:10 PM

Wow, you look great.

And SO much younger!

synger 02-03-2013 07:10 PM

What an amazing and encouraging/inspiring transformation! Thank you for sharing these pics with us.

thealything 02-03-2013 11:31 PM

looking good!

Biochic 02-04-2013 02:35 AM

Wow! You look terrific!:)

picklepete 02-04-2013 05:36 PM

You're all way too kind.
I promise I receive more help from the forum than I give.


Originally Posted by piratejenny (Post 16237641)
Great progress!!! :up:

How's your acid reflux?

All gone except for travel/holidays (which doesn't surprise me much). I think I've pegged it to gluten.

Strawberry 02-04-2013 08:47 PM

(i promise I'm not trying to hit on you) You look totally hot!!!! Congratulations on getting healthy!! Great work!

gladee88er 02-04-2013 09:19 PM

Looking good Pete! Keep up the good work. I'll bet you feel much better.

Mimosa23 02-05-2013 01:01 AM

Excellent! Well done, Pete!

Very inspirational to see your journey in pictures. Thanks for sharing!

h82bl8 02-05-2013 05:09 AM

You look great and much younger!! FANTASTIC job!!:jumpjoy::clap:

Mobear 02-05-2013 05:27 AM

Great job Pete:clap::clap:. Thanks so much for the update and your inspirational helpful posts. :)

clackley 02-05-2013 06:30 AM

Pete, you are transformed!! What a difference - not just in size but as others have said, you look quite a bit younger. WELL DONE!!!:clap:

Trillex 02-05-2013 07:01 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you have even more happiness and great health ahead of you!

misty1028 02-05-2013 08:40 AM

WOW you look fantastic. You've came along ways Congratulations.

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