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    Hey there everyone!

    My name is Bodhi Knight, I'm 18, from southern New Hampshire and I've been completely Primal now for 2 weeks!

    This all started back in February, when I read an article in a men's magazine about unconventional weight loss, eating as much meat and vegetables as you wanted while cutting down on carbs. I've wanted to lose weight for a long time, but I finally got motivated and picked up "Why we get fat, and what to do about it." by Gary Taubes. It opened up a whole new world for me, one where I didn't have to go to the gym every day to lose weight (which I tried and failed at after a week). I didn't have to eat lean-pockets, limit how much food I could eat, and I could have stuff I LOVE! (Mmm... Bacon!)

    Then, about a month ago, I listened to a podcast on where Mark had a half-hour long interview talking about his book and website, and was instantly curious. When I got home I looked up MDA, read a dozen articles or so and was hooked. I ordered The Primal Blueprint that night, and then set a goal to start eating primally on the first of May. So far, I've been mostly successful, except for a trip to long island for mother's day (Ice cream and sushi are hard to pass up when they're free). I had already gone from 260 pounds at 6' 2" to 240 pounds before going primal, just from cutting down on carbs, and I am happy to report I've lost 7 more pounds in 2 weeks, dropping to 233!!!

    I feel better than I have in a LONG time and weigh less than I have since I was maybe 13 (Though I'm also a foot taller). I'm on my way to the best summer of my life and I truly cannot wait to go swimming with my friends in the local river.

    Thanks for looking, I'm sure you'll see me on the boards!

    Have a Primal day!
    "You don't have forever to change yourself."
    Stefan Molyneux
    Freedomain Radio

    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
    Mark Twain

  • #2
    Hey Bodhi !

    Welcome and good luck with your journey =)
    "You can always do more than you think you can !" Sensei Scash


    • #3
      You're off to a great start! Keep posting
      Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!

      Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
      CW: 146.8 lbs
      GW 140 lbs
      A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals


      • #4
        Nice to meet you! Good luck!
        My Primal Meanderings


        • #5
          Welcome! Thinking about looking good in a swim suit is a great motivator.
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