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  • The Questions:


    Your location: NYC

    Age (If you want): 26

    How Primal are you: Trying to move from workweek warrior to full on cavewoman!

    Do you consume dairy: Yes - mostly just ghee, half & half (coffee), and raw milk hard cheeses

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes - love both

    Motivator for switching to Primal: Originally for weight loss, but I'm more interested in fixing my long-term health and digestion issues.

    Favorite exercise: Circuit training. It was ice hockey when I had reasonable access to a rink, but that's been a while.

    Favorite Primal food: Definitely marrow bones.

    Best part about being Primal: I don't go into a coma/have to deal with a rebellious stomach after meals.

    Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with people who don't understand or respect my food choices.

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    • Originally posted by Shalimar View Post
      My goal-to summit Katahdin for the first time.
      Shalimar...how's that goal coming along? I'm planning to do it in September for the 4th time. Maybe I'll see you there! It is no small feat! Can't do stairs for a week after wards no matter how hard you train but worth it! An amazing accomplishment! I think you should just do it!
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      Age: 44, 5' 2", SW: 128 lbs, CW: 118 lbs, Primal since April 2011

      “Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.“
      ~Erma Bombeck

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      • Your location: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

        Age (If you want): 37

        How Primal are you: 80/20 weekends are the hardest, booze & chocolate:-(

        Do you consume dairy: yes

        Do you drink coffee or tea: decaff tea only

        Motivator for switching to Primal: feeling better, lose some weight but most important to set an example to my kids not eat junk all the time.

        Favorite exercise: Running,

        Favorite Primal food: steak

        Best part about being Primal: i love meat

        Worst part about being Primal: i love chocolate also

        Think this a great plan and i hope to stick to it but life always make things difficult at times to be good 100%
        Wish me luck:-)

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        • Name: Elizabeth

          Your location: Georgia, USA

          Age (If you want): 24

          How Primal are you: just started! But so far, 85% or so

          Do you consume dairy: almond milk, no cheeses or yogurts

          Do you drink coffee or tea: both. mostly green tea

          Motivator for switching to Primal: I have lost 15 lbs with Weight Watchers, but got to a stall point. I want to get in better physical shape & I want my body to work more efficiently.

          Favorite exercise: I love walking and running

          Favorite Primal food: All meats and leaves

          Best part about being Primal: Lots of tasty fruits and the good effect it has on my body

          Worst part about being Primal: the cost of eating only organic and natural foods. those things can get pricey!

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          • Name: Elizabeth

            Your location: Georgia, USA

            Age (If you want): 24

            How Primal are you: just started! But so far, 85% or so

            Do you consume dairy: almond milk, no cheeses or yogurts

            Do you drink coffee or tea: both. mostly green tea

            Motivator for switching to Primal: I have lost 15 lbs with Weight Watchers, but got to a stall point. I want to get in better physical shape & I want my body to work more efficiently.

            Favorite exercise: I love walking and running

            Favorite Primal food: All meats and leaves

            Best part about being Primal: Lots of tasty fruits and the good effect it has on my body

            Worst part about being Primal: the cost of eating only organic and natural foods. those things can get pricey!

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            • Hello everyone


              Your location:
              Los Angeles

              Age (If you want):
              Soon to be 17! (November)

              How Primal are you:
              I'm just starting out. Soon to be fully

              Do you consume dairy:
              Yes, some cream and a little cheese on my eggs, but I'm trying to phase as much out as I can.

              Do you drink coffee or tea:
              Tea on occasion.

              Motivator for switching to Primal:
              Weight loss (about 35 lbs., I have been overweight since I was a kid), muscle gain, help with my insulin, more energy, general better health.

              Favorite exercise:
              I love cardio bar, running/jogging, hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing, among other things.

              Favorite Primal food:
              Coconut oil, I could eat it off the spoon!

              Best part about being Primal:
              No insulin crash after eating. Plus the butter.

              Worst part about being Primal:
              I'm a bit of a foodie, so probably not being able to try EVERYTHING I want to when I go someplace noted for it's food. A good example is some of the food trucks in my area. There's one truck that just sells lobster themed foods - I can try the lobster bisque, because that's Paleo. But the lobster bun, pastry, battered lobster, that's all off limits. As well as most deserts.
              My Primal Journal:
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

              16 years old
              5'5"
              SW: 170
              CW: 162
              GW: 140

              Primal since 8/12/12.

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              • Hello, I'm new here, and really enjoying the ride. I feel so much better, no bloating, no indigestion, and in two weeks I have lost a staggering 13 lbs with no effort.

                I live in Essex, England UK, around 30 miles or so from London.

                I'm an obese 63 year old lady who should have known better.

                It's only been two weeks, but so far I only have a bit of milk in my tea or coffee (I drink one cup of coffee each day and perhaps 2/3 cups of tea) and occasionally a small amount of cheese (too hard to cut it out completely, but I've cut down my cheese consumption considerably)

                I wanted to find a healthier diet which was adaptable, not regimented - and the no-grain thing made sense to me as I'd lost a fair bit when I cut out bread a year or so ago (though I fell off that wagon!) but now that the pasta, rice and potatoes have gone, wow!

                Exercise is tricky for me, especially at present. I have an infection in my leg (on antibiotics) and a good deal of pain, also awaiting surgery for badly ingrown toenails which have been made worse by the surgical stockings I've been recommended to wear for years. I've had a lot of surgery on my left leg since childhood, bone grafts, leg reconstruction etc. due to congenital dislocated hip, and the repeated surgery has badly affected my lymphatic system. My job is also sedentary. But I do walk as much as I can, and am already feeling the benefits of weight loss, so hopefully things can only get better. And I'm seriously considering a pair of those Vibrams to try and improve the condition of my feet, I love padding around in bare feet at home anyway.

                I'm really enjoying all the recommended Primal foods - a gorgeous bit of wild rock salmon last night - yum - with a salad. And permission to eat macadamia nuts! I'd always shunned them because every diet book I've ever read forbade them because of their fat content.

                The best things about being Primal has been feeling so much better, the tasty food and not feeling guilty about what I'm eating.

                Worst part about being Primal? I know it's only two weeks, but I haven't found it yet .....

                Thank you so much for all the information and encouragement of this interesting site. I'm so glad I found this community

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                • Your location: California

                  Age (If you want): 45

                  How Primal are you: Beginning

                  Do you consume dairy: Not anymore

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, coffee

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: My BIG Gut

                  Favorite exercise: Cross fit

                  Favorite Primal food: Chicken/meat

                  Best part about being Primal: How healthy I feel

                  Worst part about being Primal: Non so far

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                  • Your location: Wisconsin

                    Age (If you want): 59

                    How Primal are you: Beginning

                    Do you consume dairy: Yes -- Mainly as cheese, yogurt, or cream

                    Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes to both

                    Motivator for switching to Primal: Weight loss, also I hope to have more energy, and to lower my cholesterol. My last test this week showed it is still high, but mainly because my good cholesterol (HDL) has really shot up. I hope my doctor will not be concerned when I see her next week.

                    Favorite exercise: Mostly I just walk the dog. Sometimes we go on hour-long walks. Other than that, I am not motivated to exercise - mainly, I feel guilty for not getting other things done at home. I am hoping to find more motivation and enthusiasm to exercise -- I know in my head that it is important -- so far I just don't want to.

                    Favorite Primal food: Liver and onions -- which I had quit eating because I had heard there were too many toxins stored in the liver. I've started buying calves' liver again

                    Best part about being Primal: Well, I'm new to this, but I don't have to be afraid of eating fat and fried foods any more. My skin has stopped being dry and cracked. For the first time in years I am able to wash dishes without wearing rubber gloves!

                    Worst part about being Primal: Having to avoid some of the great tasting foods at our church pot-lucks! (Everyone brings their best recipes!) Of course I try to bring something primal.
                    Ruth

                    See my journal, The Balancing Act: Integrating Primal into My Life, for menu plans, musings, and more.

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                    • Your location: Southern California

                      Age (If you want): 31

                      How Primal are you: Newly primal, trying to be super primal

                      Do you consume dairynly butter

                      Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee only

                      Motivator for switching to Primal: health and weight loss

                      Favorite exercise: Jogging (I know, it isn't very primal)

                      Favorite Primal food:Bacon

                      Best part about being Primal: Eating tasty food

                      Worst part about being Primal:how others see it
                      SW 220.5 1/18/2013

                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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                      • Your location: Olympia, WA

                        Age (If you want): 32

                        How Primal are you: I'd like to say >95% but it's probably more like 85%.

                        Do you consume dairy: butter only at this point.

                        Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee/tea.

                        Motivator for switching to Primal:in the last year or so, every time I ate carbs of any sort and particularly with gluten I took a wonderful trip to searing gas pain land later that evening.

                        Favorite exercise: smashing some weights!

                        Favorite Primal food: steak

                        Best part about being Primal: I love meat! I love easy diet!

                        Worst part about being Primal: I am a micro brew connoisseur

                        As long as I stay away from carbs I haven't had a return trip to searing gas pain land! I'm also hoping to utlize the paleo eating plan to cut some fat.

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                        • Originally posted by Anonymous View Post
                          In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.


                          The Questions:


                          Your location: Kansas

                          Age (If you want): 44

                          How Primal are you: partial, so far, taking it one step at a time

                          Do you consume dairy: yes

                          Do you drink coffee or tea: coffee

                          Motivator for switching to Primal: saw Fathead, began research, was floored by what I learned, decided it was time to get healthy and get the weight off for good

                          Favorite exercise: walking

                          Favorite Primal food: eggs

                          Best part about being Primal: how I feel

                          Worst part about being Primal:
                          knowing now that it was the SAD that killed my dad years ago - can't pretend anymore that cancer just "happens" to people

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                          • My guy and I started following the PB 11 days ago after reading most of the book (Working my way through the rest of it still)

                            Your location: UK

                            Age (If you want):31

                            How Primal are you: 11 days in so on the grand scheme of things I have a way to go!

                            Do you consume dairy:Yup and I eat a reasonable amount of fruit still. However I am planning on dropping the quantity of both as I move forward and seeing if that has me feeling any better.

                            Do you drink coffee or tea:Coffee/herbal tea. Actually looking for hot drink alternatives if you know any good ones feel free to let me know.

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: To eat well and stay healthy, if I drop a dress or 2 I'll be happy too.

                            Favourite exercise:Cycling so I think that some under walking etc

                            Favourite Primal food: All of it!

                            Best part about being Primal:Felling right in my skin, no horrid bloated feeling and my lethargy is lifting too

                            Worst part about being Primal: 1)Trying to understand the chemical reactions food has on our bodies, I feel like I could be studying this stuff for years and still not "get it"
                            2) Over/under shopping! Still trying to work out how much to buy each shop.

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                            • Hi, brand new to the forum, and quite new to Primal. To answer some questions about myself:
                              Your location: North Texas

                              Age (If you want): late 50's

                              How Primal are you: I just learned about the primal lifestyle in the last month or so.

                              Do you consume dairy: Yes, I use a lot of butter (sauteeing) and my 'dessert' at night is a cup of coffee with a large dollop of heavy cream.

                              Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee - one cup in a.m., one or two in p.m. (have always been at least a 1-pot a day coffee drinker before, so this is really cutting down for me.)

                              Motivator for switching to Primal: Health! Had some health scares about a month ago, all was fine as it turned out, and figured I did not want to take any more chances with all the junk I was consuming. Also weight loss. Must. Lose. Weight.

                              Favorite exercise: Walking

                              Favorite Primal food: Steak

                              Best part about being Primal: I can eat all the meat I want!!! I am a most definite carnivore.

                              Worst part about being Primal: Let's see..... I think eating out would be the 'worse' - although I can almost always find fairly primal items on the menu, I am still working on my self-discipline in ordering at restaurants.
                              Last edited by jool; 08-17-2012, 06:21 AM. Reason: left out location

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                              • Your location: Anchorage, AK

                                Age (If you want): 27

                                How Primal are you: 75-80%. I'm still having some difficulties which I'll have to post about in the nutrition forum...

                                Do you consume dairy: Yes, but I think I need to start cutting it back big time.

                                Do you drink coffee or tea: Yup. One cup a day.

                                Motivator for switching to Primal: I was doing weight watchers and I wasn't seeing a whole lot of progress. I have PCOS and I was doing some snooping around and somehow I came to a post on MDA from a woman with PCOS and she was singing this lifestyles praises and I figured I had nothing to lose (besides some unwanted body hair and pretty bad anxiety) and plenty to gain (regular periods, yay!)

                                Favorite exercise: Bicycling, Hiking, Snowshoeing.

                                Favorite Primal food: Bacon and Eggs

                                Best part about being Primal: Bacon and Eggs

                                Worst part about being Primal: Giving up fried food. I could care less about sugar but bring on the battered, greasy foods!

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