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5 Oct

Contest Results: What Does Primal Living Look Like?

We know from last year that Mark’s Daily Apple readers live across the world. But what are all of you up to? Apparently you’re standing at work, playing, dancing, lifting heavy things, and hiking in the great outdoors. You’re cooking, getting some sun, napping and spending time with family. You’re rolling around in mud, leaping over fire, acting goofy and, as it turns out, climbing lots of trees (who knew so many of you are tree climbers!). In other words, you’re getting Primal.

One week ago I asked what living Primal looks like. And you answered that question with snapshots of your Primal lives. (See above. It’s broken into two slideshows because Photobucket only allows 100 pics per slideshow.)

I said the Worker Bees and I will pick a winner by choosing the photo that we think best represents the Primal lifestyle, but any one of these could take home the prize. So I’ve done this by way of random drawing instead.

And the winner is…

Connie B.!

Congrats, Connie. Thanks to everyone for participating in this fun contest, and for showing the world how great living a Primal existence can be. Stay tuned for the Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest poll held later today. Grok on!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Congrats, Connie! I think the random drawing was very fair because these are all great…and so very different…people in trees, families on vacation…children gnawing on t-bones (yeah, that’s my girl!) I like the observations that everyone looks healthy in these photos. So true.

    As for the “squat” photo some expected, I have to tell you that my son (who is potty training) exhibited a tendency toward doing that! And while we were camping he did. I did NOT, however, get a picture of it. Aren’t you glad I chose my daughter with the t-bone instead? haha

    Lisa wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • Your daughter is adorable! I love that pic :)

      Timothy wrote on October 6th, 2011
  2. Why is everyone overweight here?

    Freelee wrote on October 6th, 2011
  3. I am never lacking motivation when I leave this site! Thank you!

    felicity wrote on October 6th, 2011
  4. Wow, I just loved looking at all the pictures of Primal Living! Such life! Such enthusiasm and energy! Awesome!

    Jens wrote on October 6th, 2011
  5. So many cool photos!
    My fave is the pregnant woman with her son, while he swings the fish. I think that’s great on many levels. :)

    Melody wrote on October 6th, 2011
  6. That is exactly how I want my life to look!

    Paulette Mihale wrote on October 6th, 2011
  7. Awesome pictures! Personally, I love the baby gnawing on the steak bone.

    Nicole wrote on October 6th, 2011
  8. Yay! Excited to see the pic of my sister and I in front of the crystal clear glacial lake while we were climbing a mountain in the Cascades this summer.

    Photos like these are a great reminder as to WHY we live a primal life in a modern world. It’s not about giving up food or denying yourself, it’s about living up to your potential by truly LIVING!

    Cheers to all!

    madamvonsassypants wrote on October 6th, 2011
  9. What does primal living look like?

    It looks White, extremely White. The primal / paleo movement is a shadow White separatist movement, an unconscious one, one without malice or resentment, but the reality of it is that it is one of the ongoing endeavors of Whites to find a living space for themselves.

    Remember primal life is TRIBAL life: your tribe is your family, your clan, your race.

    People don’t like to recognize or admit it. But the best thing to do is to face it head on … and embrace it. Tribal feelings are natural; diversity is not.

    Remnant wrote on October 6th, 2011
  10. These are awesome! Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures. Like someone said above – some things I’d like to try – and some I wouldn’t. 😀 But I sure have enjoyed looking at all of them.

    Sonya wrote on October 7th, 2011
  11. Hi Everyone…it is great to see so many other people getting primal…I have been a one woman cheering section at work but they are all in awe at how good I look…20lb weight loss so far and I feel great…I am 57 and I have never felt better…

    Ruth wrote on October 7th, 2011
  12. Such great photos! I thought mine would be the most awesome, but WOW – y’all do some fun stuff!


    Jen wrote on October 9th, 2011
  13. This brought tears to my eyes. No kidding.
    I never knew I could be so proud of so many strangers… and I’m thrilled to finally feel part of a larger community–one invested in living the fullest life possible, and sucking the marrow from every moment we’ve got.

    Grok on, you beautiful beautiful homo sapiens.

    Wenderful wrote on October 11th, 2011
  14. Great pictures! Inspiring. Life should be so wonderful and fun as all these folks make it look.

    Paula wrote on June 14th, 2012

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