Astounding Reader Progress

I got an amazing email this morning that delighted and thrilled my soul, and so I’m going to congratulate reader Chris right out loud and in public, because he really deserves a great big round of applause.

You’ve asked to be kept up to date, so I thought I’d touch base. As of this morning’s weigh-in, I’m down 94 pounds in just under 6 months. Now, that’s from a high of 374, so at 280 I’m not exactly svelte (yet), but needless to say I’m thrilled with the progress. I’ve lost 10 inches from my waistline. It’s actually been quite easy – it’s amazing what we can do when we just make up our minds.


Thanks again for all the great information, you (along with some of the other paleo bloggers) have helped me find a lifestyle that works very well for me.

Well you’re welcome, Chris, and thank you for making the commitment to change your life, for sticking with it, and for making your results known to me so that others can be inspired and motivated by your phenomenal and rapid success on a path to health and vitality.

The best to you, and please continue to keep us informed.

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  1. Mike Gruber on November 5, 2009 at 12:41

    AWESOME, Chris. Keep at it!

  2. Mike M on November 5, 2009 at 12:54

    I love reading success stories like this one. What a change in just six months!

  3. Bud B on November 5, 2009 at 13:17

    So very inspiring! Congrats to Chris. Kudos to Richard Nikoley.

  4. John Campbell on November 5, 2009 at 14:21

    Chris, that is wonderful for you. Richard gave you the tools, but you put them to use.

    It just gets better – keep us up to date and enjoy your new body.

  5. Andy on November 5, 2009 at 14:25

    That rocks! I’ve dropped 40# over the past year, and I’m still incredibly inspired by the folks who shed even more. Way to go!

  6. KetoWarrior on November 5, 2009 at 15:41

    Great job, Chris! Stay the path.

  7. Chris on November 5, 2009 at 17:00

    Thanks for all the kudos, folks. The size and speed of the progress is, I suspect, mostly a function of how overweight I was. It’s instructive to see what our genes do when given the right stimulus. No doubt it will start to slow down when I get closer to an ideal weight.

  8. Natalie on November 6, 2009 at 00:00

    Hey Chris – Progress pics or it didn’t happen :)

  9. Chris on November 6, 2009 at 09:55

    LOL – you’re right. I’ve got the do the progress pics thing. I’ll try to put something up this weekend.

  10. Greg on November 7, 2009 at 11:19

    Hey Chris that’s awesome. I’m a couple months ahead of you having started at 386 and just weighed in at 230. Don’t worry, it just keeps getting better and better!

  11. […] go back to early November where Chris reported to me and I reported to you that since May of 2009 he had logged weight loss of 94 pounds (6 month's time) doing the paleo / […]

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