My Story

Discussion in 'Testimonials' started by Curt :-), Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Curt :-)

    Curt :-) Member

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    Hi Peeps.
    Aquaman asked me to relate my story. I'm not sure how interesting it will be for you guys- it may just be your story with different details- but here goes :): I shall try not to ramble

    I am 26 years old. I started boxing at age 17. For some reason I quickly got addicted to it. From there I branched out into swimming and various other forms of cardio. I was supposedly gifted in the ring, but never wanted to compete because I didn't want to be 30 and have a face like a bag of smashed crabs (Aussie saying no.1- count 'em).

    I don't even remember when it started to happen, but I was training so hard/eating so little protein that by age 19 or so, I had no libido whatsoever. I started reading everything I could on sex drive, testosterone and so on, trying to figure out what was wrong with me. It was during the next few years that I learnt just how much garbage exists on the internet, and how incredibly useless (and arrogant) doctors are. When I went to the doc and spoke of my concerns, he said "don't worry about it, you're just stressed". Ironically, he was right; my body was under more stress than I could have possibly imagined, it just wasn't the kind of stress he was referring to. I said that I didn't feel stressed, and asked that I have my testosterone checked. He sighed, but agreed. It came back at 207. The range at that time was 250 -800. He said "Its fine. You're good to go". I commented that it was below the lowest it should be. He said- wait for it- "oh, I can give you Viagra if you want?". What. The. ****. I should have slapped him one on principal.

    Moving on, in the following years I continued to study in my spare time. I studied Chinese medicine, detoxification, naturopathy and so on (none of that ***t works, by the way). I studied all the so-called guru's; Charles Poliquin (met him, actually a good guy), Paul chek (what a wanker), all the Paleo guys (Mark Sisson is a top bloke). Basically I studied anything and anyone who might have had an answer to my libido problem. I also studied psychology as it pertains to the sex drive; one writer almost convinced me that I was gay and hadn't consciously recognised it yet, that my mind was stopping my body from feeling sexual desire (towards men) so I would not have to consciously deal with the "shame". *note that I am not homophobic in the slightest; this was just another avenue I was looking into at the time*

    Anyway, after I learnt about the whole cardio/cortisol thing, I stopped doing cardio and just strength trained at a moderate intensity. I continued to study and play around with various things; avoiding EMF's, meditation, herbs, new age "T boosters" such as D-aspartic acid *actually, DAA is one of the few things that actually did something- no libido increase, but increased seminal volume considerably*. This went on for years. In early 2013 I got certified in BioSignature (Poliquin's nutrition/hormone course). My pals and I gave them stupid amounts of money, thinking that their supplements were the answer to better performance/physique/libido/whatever. I cringe at the thought...

    I actually came across Ray's work by accident. I had a sneaking suspicion that fish oil was making be feel worse, so I started googling peoples experience with it. I found a whole bunch of people on random forums who were reporting reduced libido from fish oil (and these were people who were not aware of Ray's work). From there I found Rays work through the googleplex. I was baffled that in all my years of research, no one had pointed me in the direction of the thyroid.

    Fast forward to the present day, I have been somewhat loosely Peating for perhaps 5 months now and I feel great. My libido isn't in teenage mode yet, but it certainly getting there, and because of that I am able to have a healthy relationship (turns out I do in fact like girls). I now have the motivation and energy to pursue my lifelong love- music. I feel I owe Ray so much. He is a brilliant man. I am so excited to learn more from him in the future.

    Cheers, Curt

    PS. I love this forum. Lots of great information, sans ego :):
     
  2. aquaman

    aquaman Member

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    thanks! What did you eat and how many calories per day roughly? Also are you still training? What age/weight are you now?
     
  3. max219

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    Great story man, glad to hear things are going well!
     
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    Curt :-)

    Curt :-) Member

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    Thanks fellas!
    @aquaman, training like a demon and lovin' it mate! I'm still cautious not to train too often and to allow adequate recovery. It's hard to monitor this because I feel more energetic and motivated than I ever have, so I just want to train everyday, even if I'm tender from yesterdays workout. I should mention that my training is my own version of gymnastics/"ghetto" training, not weight training. Im 72kg, 5"7, at 9% BF. Ill post pics at some point.
    In regards to calories, Ive never counted calories so I couldn't even take a rough guess. Diet consists of low fat milk and cheese, whey protein, orange juice, and coke mostly. I also eat non Peaty dinners; my girlfriend is a bit of a whiz in the kitchen so she cooks "normal" foods like salads, cous cous, lasagne, chicken, lamb, vegetables and so on. They're not Peaty but they always use whole foods so I'm cool with that. It's only 5 or so meals a week. I'm not totally Peaty but it seems that avoiding PUFA and having more sugar/salt has been enough to improve my health considerably :):
     
  5. sctb

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    That's pretty good, indeed!
     
  6. hypo4toolong

    hypo4toolong New Member

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    I'm in a similar situation, but I haven't had so much luck on Peat eating..it is winter time and too cold to continue :( I am back on a SSRI. Did you suffer depression and or symptoms when you lost your libido? Did you have morning wood as well?
     
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    Curt :-)

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    @hypo4toolong, I did have some mild depression when I was doing all that training, but at some point it just stopped (too long ago to remember details). Throughout my 20's I've been very positive/happy. I don't understand why this would be, considering how hypo I was.
    I haven't really had morning wood since high school, but I'm getting some solid wood now haha. I'm hoping to soon be wielding an iron boner. One thing that has totally surprised me on Peaty is that my orgasms are tremendously satisfying now. Before they were like "yep, that was fun", now, they are earth trembling.
    Its bizarre...
     
  8. 4peatssake

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    ;)

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