Woke up this morning and the scale said I'd lost 40 lbs since May. Before: 226lbs and a 42 inch waistline: OMG what a disgusting blob! But you what? I'm no longer ashamed of how I used to look because this is how I look now: Today: 186lbs and a 35.5 inch waistline. After an initial 1 pound gain I dropped a steady 1-2 pounds (and sometimes 3-5 pounds) every week! With little or no exercise! I shit you not! The only exercise I've done is Mark Rippetoes starting strength 2 or 3 times a week for 30 or 40 minutes and the 100 Pushup Challenge 3 times a week. I can now bang out 30-40 pushups pretty easy and 50-60 if I really push it. None of that jogging 5 or 10 miles or "chronic cardio" P90X shit I used to do either. It wasn't needed. Not to bad for guy a few days short of his 48th birthday huh? I went from having to wear XL T-shirts to L. I went from a size 38 jeans to a 34 and they're loose! Here's how I did it: The Primal Blueprint | Mark's Daily Apple Instead of following the FDA's Food Pyramid I followed this one instead: Can you see what's missing? Grains! Why are grains unhealthy for you? Why Grains Are Unhealthy | Mark's Daily Apple Now I know what yer thinkin': As part of my job I have to pass a physical every year and that includes blood work. Last year my cholesterol was 246, this year it's 222. Last year my triglycerides were a whopping 461. Now they're 102. That's while eating 2 or 3 eggs for breakfast every day! These numbers were brought under control by diet alone because I refuse to take statins because of the side effects. I think I can lose another 10 maybe 15 more pounds by next summer and really thin out.