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  • Grock'n in St. Louis

    Well, I've been lurking on the forum for maybe 2 months now and decided to jump right in.

    I've always just gone to 'New Posts' and never really bothered with the structure, so really hadn't followed that there was a 'Meet and Greet' section. So I went straight to starting a journal. But it's only been a couple of days, so I guess I'll backtrack to here.

    Your location: St. Louis, MO. South side. 1 mile walk to the center of Tower Grove Park if you know the area.

    Age (If you want): (sure, why not?) 42.5

    How Primal are you: Between 75 and 85%. 'Nibble cheats' when making the kids' food. Eat processed meats like bacon and the occasional sausage. Good amount of nuts and fruit.

    Do you consume dairy: Some cheese, a little milk. Plenty of butter.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: No. Makes me too jumpy and shakey.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: General health. Former athlete looking for more well rounded conditioning and a less-round shape than I currently have.

    Favorite exercise: All over the body weight stuff. Right now I kinda like burpees with a sprawl, push-up, jump, and pull-up inserted.

    Favorite Primal food: Besides bacon? I've become a big fan of rib-eye steaks.

    Best part about being Primal: To twist around Mark's graph - insidious weight loss. Near effortless 1 to 2 lbs/week. Slow and steady.

    Worst part about being Primal: I freely admit I miss pasta and baked goods from time to time. And the psychological comfort of mindless snacking. Not good for me, I know, but still some withdraw going on.
    Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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    I lived in St. Louis for thirteen years. Great place to eat primal, with all the farmers markets and farms just outside the city! Though I love California, I do wish sometimes I lived closer to a nice farmer willing to sell me some meat.

    And Tower Grove is lovely! One of my favorite parks in the city. I used to drive over to the Forest Park area to go to aikido. Many fond memories of me and the guy walking through both of those parks!
    Steph
    My Primal Meanderings

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    • #3
      I used to live very near you. You're awfully close to The Hill. Good luck with that!
      Oh and between 2 Ted Drewes, double good luck.
      kiss = keep it simple, sister!

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      • #4
        And the new(ish) Tower Grover Creamery and Gelateria Leone in case I get tired walking to Ted Drewes! Yes, both our good and bad choices seem to be improving...
        Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by VeloCity.X View Post
          And the new(ish) Tower Grover Creamery and Gelateria Leone in case I get tired walking to Ted Drewes! Yes, both our good and bad choices seem to be improving...
          If I miss anything from St. Louis it's the custard and gelato. Hard to believe, but there just aren't many good ice cream places within convenient driving distance of my house in San Clemente. So sad.

          I love the London Fog gelato from Gelateria Leone next door to Pho Grand. Pho Grand still has the best Vietnamese spring rolls I ever ett.
          Steph
          My Primal Meanderings

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          • #6
            Next time you are in St. Louis I'll introduce you to Bahn Mi So #1. Further south on Grand that Pho and may beat them out in the spring roll department....

            Spring Rolls... The reason 80/20 exists.
            Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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            • #7
              Welcome, although if you've been lurking for 2 months you've been here longer than I. We also live in St. Louis.

              You must live near Local Harvest Grocery and Cafe. Jealous!

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              • #8
                Hello and welcome! I'm in the St. Louis area also. We have a fantastic Meetup group if you'd like to check it out: www.meetup.com/Primal-Living-STL You'll meet a lot of great people and get plenty of support as well.
                - Primal Living StL Meetup group

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nicoleah View Post
                  Hello and welcome! I'm in the St. Louis area also. We have a fantastic Meetup group if you'd like to check it out: www.meetup.com/Primal-Living-STL You'll meet a lot of great people and get plenty of support as well.
                  You guys do have a great group of Primes there. I wish I had gotten enough feedback to merit starting a group like yours here. (any local feedback would have been a good thing really)
                  http://www.facebook.com/daemonized

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                  • #10
                    Yep! There are two weekly group WODs, plus dinners out together, potlucks and group "field trips." We're even visiting a grassfed cattle farm in IL on the 17th and splitting half a cow. At least two of our members are in Kansas City since there isn't a KC group yet. There's a thread on our board about a starting one if you're interested.
                    - Primal Living StL Meetup group

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                    • #11
                      Just joined! Actually was briefly on the page a couple of weeks ago and rode through the WOD in Tower Grove while I was coming home from the bike races. Now that the season is over expect to see me there from time to time.
                      Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by amieable View Post
                        You must live near Local Harvest Grocery and Cafe. Jealous!
                        Other side of the park, but still walkable. Great folks there. So happy they are doing well and moved into their new digs (100' closer to me!)
                        Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VeloCity.X View Post
                          Next time you are in St. Louis I'll introduce you to Bahn Mi So #1. Further south on Grand that Pho and may beat them out in the spring roll department....

                          Spring Rolls... The reason 80/20 exists.
                          We went a couple times. I know RFT loves Bahn Mi So #1's spring rolls, and the owners are awesome, but I really found Pho Grand's spring rolls to be superior.

                          Also, their lotus root salad, which I don't seem to find outside St. Louis. And the pho, which I do find outside St. Louis, but it's still not as good as the stuff at Pho Grand. Pho Grand was where I learned to love the nasty bits!
                          Steph
                          My Primal Meanderings

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nicoleah View Post
                            You'll meet a lot of great people and get plenty of support as well.
                            Went to my first WOD in Tower Grove Park this evening and had a blast. You are completely right. Great people. I'm looking forward to more events.
                            Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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                            • #15
                              Hey guys I just moved to STL from Texas and looking to meet other Paleo peeps. I interestingly just heard about Paleo, but have been eating like this for the past 10 years without knowing it. I do eat a bit more carbs because I just can't seem to gain weight, so I guess my body is much less insulin resistant than most.

                              Anyways, I'm 32yo and living downtown STL. If you guys have meetups in the area, let me know.

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