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Congratulations, Jon, But Now You Have to Tell Us How
I hereby move Jon Gabriel’s status from the shadowy underworld of Facebook to the bright sunlit uplands of Ricochet, re-posting this remarkable piece of news:
That works out to over a third of a pound per day.
Jon, how in the Sam Hill did you do that?Published in General
I followed it on Twitter. One word describes the technique: suffering.
Robinson, I get the feeling Yer P90X system is collecting a lil’ dust.
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.
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.
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
I wasn’t aware that Troy Senik only weighed 38 pounds.
You know, maybe I should just do a post of my own on this…
I’m eating ice cream straight from the container right now.
? I went down to the crossroads…
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!
Beautiful prose, Peter! Made my day.
Not quite three weeks–that’s how long that lasted.
If I have done nothing else today but shame you into just such a post, I’ll sleep the sleep of the just.
Moreover, what better way to say “I love you” than with the gift of a spatula?
He became managing editor of Ricochet, of course. Next comes insanity.
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?
But if we want Trump to drop in the polls, does that mean Gabriel has to regain the pounds?
Jon’s before and after. What a transformation! I salute your courage.
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.
Is that healthy? Too much too fast, in my humble opinion. Congratulations though.
Good for you!!!
Need to lose 50 by March. Diet adjusted and work-outs started. Talk about misery!!! LOL I will update in March!
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.
I lost 50 using weight watchers, but the sympathy weight during the later part of the pregnancy has been difficult to get back off.
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.