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Old 02-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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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.


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Old 02-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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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!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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Incredible! You look at Least 10 yrs younger if not more! Wow! What an inspiration!
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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Great job! Thanks much for sharing! Very inspiring!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #9
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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!

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #10
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Congratulations Pete - you have changed your life.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #11
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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Congratulations. And thanks for sharing your insights on this board. I always find your approach to be interesting and worth considering.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #13
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Woohoo! Less Pete is a good thing, you look great
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #14
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #15
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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!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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AMAZING transformation!!!! Congratulations on your success, Pete!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:02 PM   #17
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #18
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #19
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:35 AM   #21
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #22
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You're all way too kind.
I promise I receive more help from the forum than I give.

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Great progress!!!

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.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #23
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(i promise I'm not trying to hit on you) You look totally hot!!!! Congratulations on getting healthy!! Great work!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #24
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Looking good Pete! Keep up the good work. I'll bet you feel much better.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #25
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Excellent! Well done, Pete!

Very inspirational to see your journey in pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #26
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You look great and much younger!! FANTASTIC job!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:27 AM   #27
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Great job Pete. Thanks so much for the update and your inspirational helpful posts.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #28
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Pete, you are transformed!! What a difference - not just in size but as others have said, you look quite a bit younger. WELL DONE!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #29
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CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you have even more happiness and great health ahead of you!
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