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  • Your location: North Carolina Mountains

    Age (If you want): Old enough to know better

    How Primal are you: Still transitioning. Been heading this way for a while trying to eat clean and eliminate processed foods; now trying to eliminate grains and other insulin spiking foods

    Do you consume dairy: Yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee in the morning

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Trying to reclaim my health and lose some fat

    Favorite exercise: Ice Skating

    Favorite Primal food: MEAT

    Best part about being Primal: Eating fat without guilt

    Worst part about being Primal: I miss popcorn

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    • Your location: Edmond, Oklahoma

      Age (If you want): 38

      How Primal are you: Yesterday was my first day. Just ordered the book and it should be waiting for me when I get home tonight!

      Do you consume dairy: Yes

      Do you drink coffee or tea: Occasionally

      Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm 5ft 8 in, 308lbs, and I've been eating extremely bad. My weakness is delicious craft beer and pizza.

      Favorite exercise: Walk

      Favorite Primal food: NY Strip Steak

      Best part about being Primal: I believe it will help me lose weight and my body will settle into a much lower weight.

      Worst part about being Primal: Trying to do it with a wife, 3 teenage boys, and a little girl who are happy with things the way they are... :-/

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      • Your location: Oahu Hawaii

        Age (If you want): 28

        How Primal are you: I've been aware of the paleo/primal way of life for about a year now, but have only just gotten very strict and consistent the last 3 months.

        Do you consume dairy: no

        Do you drink coffee or tea: yes

        Motivator for switching to Primal: weight, health, control over carb addiction, hope it will help with depression and anxiety, and it just makes sense

        Favorite exercise: hiking with my dogs

        Favorite Primal food: anything coconut

        Best part about being Primal: feeling in control of my eating and food choices

        Worst part about being Primal: challenging in social situations and on the go/traveling

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        • Your location: Western Canada

          Age (If you want): 23

          How Primal are you: Very primal for 2 months other than a few cheats here and there. Hoping to just stop cheating all together, I really don't find it that hard to resist.

          Do you consume dairy: Small amount of whole milk 4 times a week, shredded cheese here and there

          Do you drink coffee or tea: lots and lots of tea

          Motivator for switching to Primal: I have recentley had a run in with some kind of undiagnosed illness. I have always been a dedicated excerciser and then one day was at the gym and felt like I was having a heart attack, this was 5 months ago. Still have the pain and cannot do anything physical, I have also been off work. Doctors can't figure it out, various meds haven't worked. So I am hoping my body can just heal on its own if I am really good to it

          Favorite exercise: weightlifting and rollerblading

          Favorite Primal food: B:egg nog with coconut milk, stevia, raw eggs, cinnamon. D:curry chicken with coconut milk, curry, various veggies

          Best part about being Primal: Weightloss while being on bedrest (7 pounds) and waaaaayyy improved digestion. Also, as soon as I got sick i broke out and my skin has started to clear up.

          Worst part about being Primal: My mother in law telling me I'm going to die eating coconut oil (too much saturated fat) and simliar opinions fro her and other people. I want to ask them why are you so overweight if you know better? lol

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            • Your location: Charlotte, NC (Long Island, NY transplant)

              Age (If you want): 41

              How Primal are you: Just started Monday. I've already lost 79 pounds watching what I eat (less processed foods, etc), eating more fats (I eat almonds everyday yum!) and eating less calories. I keep a food journal and realized I was consuming less carbs, so maybe that has a lot to do with it!

              Do you consume dairy: Yes. No milk (I use almond milk), but I eat Greek yogurt (has lots of protein and good bacteria), and occasionally I will eat cheese (mostly mozzarella and Parmesan) and butter. Except for the yogurt and butter, I am going to try to cut out all cheese.

              Do you drink coffee or tea: No coffee. I drink a mix of white, green, and oolong tea everyday. Love this stuff!

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Get to a healthy weight, improve my health (I have high blood pressure, and diabetes runs in my family), and get more energy! I've researched this program and it makes a lot of sense.

              Favorite exercise: Walk

              Favorite Primal food: Almonds

              Best part about being Primal: I can have more calories if I want.

              Worst part about being Primal: The expense and availability of grass fed and organic products. If I hear my BF whine one more time about how expensive it is to eat healthy I'm going to kick his butt! Just kidding, he is very supportive of my efforts.

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              • My Primal Obligation

                Missed do ing this at first signup so here goes.

                Your location: Thule Greenland, a remote Air Base 900 miles from the north pole in NW Greenland.

                Age (If you want): 53

                How Primal are you: Mostly...getting more

                Do you consume dairy: Hardly any to none

                Do you drink coffee or tea: Both

                Motivator for switching to Primal: Was close before, still ate bread but decided to try the full monty so to speak.

                Favorite exercise: Jump rope and bag workouts although I can't do that anymore due to my joints. So I guess elyptical.

                Favorite Primal food: Nice roasted (bbq) chicken no sauce, maybe some garlic butter baste.

                Best part about being Primal: To be determined... but I do feel better...more energy.

                Worst part about being Primal: Like all things just having to follow any directed path.. I love to follow the path less taken.


                So there ya go.... so far so good.
                Living the dream, inside a myth

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                • Your location: New York

                  Age (If you want): 25

                  How Primal are you: 90% - I eat some dairy and drink alcohol.

                  Do you consume dairy: Sometimes. GF butter and a little cheese with eggs. I am looking to add some size at the moment so I am going to begin cycling more dairy into the diet soon.

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 cup of black everyday. Have been slowly trying to go 50/50 decaf regular

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: I eating primal when I tipped the scaled at 215 in July 2010. I was so upset that I had let myself go so much. I was always very active in sports in HS and college and then just ballooned from a healthy 170s with plenty of muscle to 215 with a spare tire and man-boobs.

                  Favorite exercise: CROSSFIT!! Also enjoy hiking and walking the dog.

                  Favorite Primal food: This is the hardest question! I have become quite the chef since going primal so picking a single food is near impossible. I would have to say a post-workout meal of rare steak, sauteed spinich in coconut oil and a sweet potatoe might be the most satisfying meal on the planet.

                  Best part about being Primal: Well, I have always struggled with body image issues from being pretty overweight as a child. In high school, I got things under control and maintained well until after college. Since going paleo, I have gotten back that "I can do anything" attitude. I am confident in my body again and I don't struggle with any of the body image issues I did before.

                  Worst part about being Primal: Social settings can be difficult and I have been working on new methods of saying no or finding hacks to keep myself full and happy going out. The other challenge I have found is dating someone that eats a SAD. I'm not so fanatical that I CAN'T date someone that isn't paleo, but it would be nice to find a partner that was onboard for it.
                  My Leangains Journey

                  Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

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                  • Your location: Whitby, Ontario

                    Age (If you want): 39

                    How Primal are you: I'd say 50-60%.

                    Do you consume dairy: Butter and Cheese

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: The health of myself and my children.

                    Favorite exercise: Walking while taking in the views.

                    Favorite Primal food: MMMMMM....Meat. Venison when I can get it!

                    Best part about being Primal: I know from being a creeper on here for about two weeks that the best part will be the health benefits gained, emotionally and physically.

                    Worst part about being Primal:I honestly can't answer this yet.

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                      Your location: Pacific Northwest

                      Age (If you want):47

                      How Primal are you: Becoming more so after today's start on the Primal Blueprint!

                      Do you consume dairy: YES! Love milk, yogurt, cheese (especially Dubliner Irish Cheddar)

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee is best smelled and not consumed! LOL. I do drink some diet pop though...

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: I can't seem to lose weight AND keep it off.

                      Favorite exercise: Hiking, Stairmaster, biking, kayaking, splitting firewood (Firewood splitting make Triaker strong.....)

                      Favorite Primal food: Meat

                      Best part about being Primal: Will let you know

                      Worst part about being Primal: I love pizza and burgers (part of the reason I have trouble with weight-loss eh?) So no more breads will be tough but we'll see how it works out!

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                      • How Primal are you: Hard to say. I don't eat any grains or refined sugars, but I still consume some processed foods and non-organic meats/vegetables. That's because it's a matter of cost and I'm also not 100% responsible for what I eat and what our family buys. Gradually getting more primal on that though.

                        All in all I'd say around 85%

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                        • Your location: Shropshire UK.

                          Age (If you want): 46

                          How Primal are you: 100% just coming into 2nd week averaging 1600-1900 cals, 80-120g Carbs.
                          Do you consume dairy: Yogurt very small amount semi skimmed.

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: Both, Coffee once a day.

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: Fed up of Brown rice and Porridge :-)

                          Favorite exercise: Kick Boxing, walking some free weights, Yoga.
                          Favorite Primal food: Not sure yet.

                          Best part about being Primal: Not sure yet :-)

                          Worst part about being Primal: At the moment, it has to be the 'crashes', lets hope they pass soon.


                          Lets see how we gate on.

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                          • Hi, I'm 26 and I went primal about a month ago. I don't like to keep tight numbers, just sort of go with it. I was floating around 208, fluctuating between that and 211 on a bad day, my gut was disgusting, accentuated because of my thin build. I had an alien body. I was 196.5 this morning, the gut is steadily disappearing and I feel lighter and just overall better about myself.

                            When I run, I float, with plenty of energy left at the end of my 1.5 mile jaunts. I ran before going primal but it was a chore lugging the extra ugly weight around. Running is fun for me. Before going primal I thought I had to do it everyday. And I did. But since starting primal, I run when I feel like, sometimes not for 4 or 5 days. And I'm still gaining in performance. Running my first 5k this month.

                            Very good so far. Incorporating upper body strength exercises is my focus right now. I am keeping it simple. Push ups and pull ups. Doing negative pull ups until I can do a regular one. Nothing crazy, but slowly improving.

                            Very good, yes. Good to be here.

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                            • Your location: Westchester county NY

                              Age (If you want): 35

                              How Primal are you: trying to be 100% but I have to get the girl scout cookies out of my house :-)

                              Do you consume dairy: yes

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: yes

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: I have to lose my last 10 lbs of baby weight. I was doing Weight watchers but I was starving. I did atkins back in 2004 and lost weight with that eating foods I love. After researching on the internet I found Primal and loved what I read. Here I am.

                              Favorite exercise: nothing in particular, just weight lifting.

                              Favorite Primal food: filet mignon cooked in butter

                              Best part about being Primal: being able to eat my favorite foods (butter, cheese, red meat, bacon) and lose weight while not feeling like I am being deprived.

                              Worst part about being Primal: Haven't found one yet, but its only been 1 week.

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                              • Your location: Pacific Northwest

                                Age: 25

                                How Primal are you: Not very - just starting out!

                                Do you consume dairy: Some - only milk with cereal once in a while, yogurt and cheese - going to cut that out as of tomorrow

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea occasionally

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: Giving up sugar for lent anyway, so I figured I might as well go all the way. My family also calls me "carb queen" so I wanted to see if I could do it. My iron levels are low, so the increase in veg/meat should help with that too.

                                Favorite exercise: winter - skiing, summer - hiking and running

                                Favorite Primal food: Plain carrots =)

                                Best part about being Primal: Don't know yet, but eager to learn!

                                Worst part about being Primal: Hope I won't have too much of the worst part =)

                                I'm going to start my primal transition tomorrow - nervous! Any tips for starting out??

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