Hi everybody! I've been reading about this way of eating/living for what seems like eons (about 2 years now I think) and I have decided to take the plunge and start living primal. And wow, it wasn't a plunge at all, it's more like emerging from a terrible nightmare!
I have lived in fear of fat for so long. I'm 23 and for 9 years I've gone through every eating disorder and disordered way of eating imaginable. Something snapped in me about a month ago and I've decided to clean up my life. Its still tough, I am currently recovering from bulimia and was recently diagnosed with depression but in just under a month I am doing so much better and I'm determined to beat my depression by just living a full, happy, healthy life. My horrible cycles and cravings are already disappearing. After so long I finally feel...fine. To put it mildly primal living is FREAKING AWESOME. For most of my adolescence and adult life I have been torturing myself to eat like "Hungry-Girl" (aka the bride of franken-food) and believed with every fiber in my being that once i looked like a lolly-pop I'd be attractive and therefore happy. I was never happy eating like that or looking like that though. Only now am I starting to actually know what it is to feel beautiful.
I am absolutely shocked that I can eat this food and not gain weight...but whats cool too is for the first time that's not a priority. I am so grateful I don't have to punish myself on the treadmill for hours. Instead I feel soooo nice after a workout now. I'm no longer freezing my ass off while others are walking around in shorts. I'm no longer hungry after every meal.
Anyway, I'm love it, and I look forward to getting more active in the forums now. Thanks everyone for all the great discussions, I read them daily and it has helped push me over the edge to change.