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  1. The King Prawn Inactive
    The King Prawn
    @TheKingPrawn

    I followed it on Twitter. One word describes the technique: suffering.

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  2. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Robinson, I get the feeling Yer P90X system is collecting a lil’ dust.

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  3. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    He paces angrily for an hour when the Reuters daily poll shows Donald Trump in the lead.

    Trump’s at around 38 in the poll. Jon’s lost 38 pounds. Coincidence? I think not.

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  4. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    I did the same thing for my wedding last April.  Total de-carbohydrate diet, daily exercise, burned my old clothes as they got too big.  Lost 39.5 # from Dec 26 to April 10, that’s 105 days.  Went to NYC for 5 days after the wedding, ate rich food and drank fine champagne, gained 17# in those 5 days.  Worked most of it off.  Now, 7 months later, struggling to maintain a 25# net loss.  Easy come, easy go.  It ain’t easy.

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  5. Caleb J. Jones Inactive
    Caleb J. Jones
    @CalebJJones

    October 2012, I weighed 97 kg. I cut out almost all highly refined carbohydrates (sugar, flour, rice, potatoes, et al) and by August of 2013 I was down to 79 kg. That’s a loss of 39.7 lbs in 10 months. This morning, I weighed 77.3 kg (170.4 lbs). That’s what I weighed upon release from active duty in the Navy in 1969 when I was in the best shape I’ve ever been in. My blood work is fine, according to the cardiologist. So, all the meat (red, white, and shades in between) and other fats have not caused any of the problems the Nannytarians threaten us with. Check out Timothy Ferriss’s “Slow Carb Diet” for more information. It’s very similar to what’s popularly called the Paleo Diet.

    Here is a short bibliography of useful works:

    Champ, Colin E., Misguided Medicine: the truth behind ill-advised medical recommendations…

    Colpo, Anthony, Whole Grains Empty Promises

    Durant, John, The Paleo Manifesto: ancient wisdom for lifelong health

    Ferris, Timothy, The 4-Hour Chef: the simple path to cooking like a pro…

    Lusk, Jayson, The Food Police: a well-fed manifesto about the politics of your plate

    Minger, Denise, Death by Food Pyramid: how shoddy science, sketchy politics, and shady special interests have ruined our health

    Petersen, Grant, Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog

    Taubes, Gary, Good Calories, Bad Calories

                              Why We Get Fat

    Teicholz, Nina, A Big Fat Lie

    Wolf, Robb, The Paleo Solution; the original human diet

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  6. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
    The Cloaked Gaijin
    @TheCloakedGaijin

    I wasn’t aware that Troy Senik only weighed 38 pounds.

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  7. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    Meth.

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  8. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    Just kidding…

    Amputation.

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  9. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    You know, maybe I should just do a post of my own on this…

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  10. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    I’m eating ice cream straight from the container right now.

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  11. Paul Dougherty Member
    Paul Dougherty
    @PaulDougherty

    ? I went down to the crossroads…

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  12. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    God bless beef jerky.

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  13. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    Mike LaRoche:God bless beef jerky.

    When I first moved to Texas, I read a guy’s Match.com profile that said if he really likes someone, he gives her flowers or jerky.

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  14. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    RightAngles:

    Mike LaRoche:God bless beef jerky.

    When I first moved to Texas, I read a guy’s Match.com profile that said if he really likes someone, he gives her flowers or jerky.

    Cured beef is a surefire way to win a Texan’s heart!

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  15. Mark Wilson Member
    Mark Wilson
    @MarkWilson

    Peter Robinson: the bright sunlit uplands of Ricochet

    Beautiful prose, Peter!  Made my day.

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  16. Peter Robinson Contributor
    Peter Robinson
    @PeterRobinson

    Jimmy Carter:Robinson, I get the feeling Yer P90X system is collecting a lil’ dust.

    Not quite three weeks–that’s how long that lasted.

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  17. Peter Robinson Contributor
    Peter Robinson
    @PeterRobinson

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:You know, maybe I should just do a post of my own on this…

    If I have done nothing else today but shame you into just such a post, I’ll sleep the sleep of the just.

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  18. profdlp Inactive
    profdlp
    @profdlp

    Tapeworms.

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  19. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    Mike LaRoche:

    RightAngles:

    Mike LaRoche:God bless beef jerky.

    When I first moved to Texas, I read a guy’s Match.com profile that said if he really likes someone, he gives her flowers or jerky.

    Cured beef is a surefire way to win a Texan’s heart!

    Moreover, what better way to say “I love you” than with the gift of a spatula?

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  20. Aaron Miller Inactive
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    He became managing editor of Ricochet, of course. Next comes insanity.

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  21. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz
    @drlorentz

    This thread is puzzling. I met Mr. Gabriel briefly at the Ricochet LA event at USC in January 2014. He struck me as a guy who didn’t have 38 lbs. to lose. Am I to infer that he gained 38 pounds during 2014 so he needed to lose them in 2015?

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  22. Marion Evans Inactive
    Marion Evans
    @MarionEvans

    Jim Kearney:He paces angrily for an hour when the Reuters daily poll shows Donald Trump in the lead.

    Trump’s at around 38 in the poll. Jon’s lost 38 pounds. Coincidence? I think not.

    But if we want Trump to drop in the polls, does that mean Gabriel has to regain the pounds?

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  23. Chris Campion Coolidge
    Chris Campion
    @ChrisCampion

    Jon’s before and after.  What a transformation!  I salute your courage.

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  24. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    C’mon Jon. Fess up. You used Beachbody, didn’t you? Worked your butt off — literally. Everything from P90X to 21 Day Fix to PiYo. Weights, Intervals, Cardio — 30 minutes a day every day =  Accelerated Burnnnn.

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  25. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
    Tom Meyer, Ed.
    @tommeyer

    Congrats, Jon!

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  26. Manny Coolidge
    Manny
    @Manny

    Is that healthy?  Too much too fast, in my humble opinion.  Congratulations though.

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  27. Marley's Ghost Coolidge
    Marley's Ghost
    @MarleysGhost

    Good for you!!!

    Need to lose 50 by March.  Diet adjusted and work-outs started.  Talk about misery!!! LOL  I will update in March!

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  28. Man With the Axe Inactive
    Man With the Axe
    @ManWiththeAxe

    The quickest way for a middle-aged man to develop the motivation to take the weight off and keep it off is for him to acquire a much younger mistress.

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  29. Guruforhire Inactive
    Guruforhire
    @Guruforhire

    I lost 50 using weight watchers, but the sympathy weight during the later part of the pregnancy has been difficult to get back off.

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  30. DrewInWisconsin Member
    DrewInWisconsin
    @DrewInWisconsin

    I did the same last year, 215 to 175 in about six months. It was a combination of severely restricting carbs and weight training. Dropped to a pants size I hadn’t seen since about 9th grade.

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