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  • Hello GAPrimal - I joined in May, as well. I realized that to all of us who posted here and didn't post our own post that none of us got a welcome. And welcomes are always nice to have. I'm going to post this general message to each person who replied to this post in May, but I read your post and I offer you a warm welcome. I am really enjoying eating Primal and it's only been a little over a week for me... And if you haven't figured it out yet...put your picture in the avatar section and your picture will show next to your name on posts.

    Good luck on your journey!
    Kara

    PS - Pasta is one of my weakness. I can avoid it with basically no problem, but if I dare to eat it...I would have to keep eating. If there is a huge bowl - I would eat it all :/ I'm a mutt, but I'm pretty sure there's some Italian in me some where.

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    • Welcome Sunny_Sometimes (lol play on the weather I presume ) I joined in May, as well. I realized that to all of us who posted here and didn't post our own post that none of us got a welcome. And welcomes are always nice to have. I'm going to post this general message to each person who replied to this post in May, but I read your post and I offer you a warm welcome. I am really enjoying eating Primal and it's only been a little over a week for me... And if you haven't figured it out yet...put your picture in the avatar section and your picture will show next to your name on posts.

      Good luck on your journey!
      Kara

      PS - The only person I can get to do anything active with me is my daughter (who's not Primal), but lucky for me... only 11.lol

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      • Hi my wife purchased the book Primal Blueprint for me as i was having trouble losing weight.
        Two months on im glad to say i have lost 26 pounds and feeling a lot better,i still have a way to go but things are looking up.
        Iwould say i,am 90% primal my only downfall being the beer that i have weekly.
        I have started a walking programme aiming to do a half marathon but am not sure what to fuel up on before my daily walks,the programme says to have carb gels but im reluctant to do that as im still 40 pounds off the weight i want to reach.
        Any suggestions would be appreciated.
        Thanks

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        • Your location: Coastal North Carolina

          Age (If you want): 46

          How Primal are you: 99%

          Do you consume dairy: Very little (H&H in coffee, occasional greek yogurt)

          Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, black tea, green tea, herbal tea

          Motivator for switching to Primal: Many health issues, autoimmune diseases, insulin resistant, and need to lose 100 lbs. I want to LGN again :-) I want to have energy again.

          Favorite exercise: Bellydance

          Favorite Primal food: All of them :-)

          Best part about being Primal: Not hungry all the time

          Worst part about being Primal: Missing baked goods.

          I was given a diet to follow by my endocrinologist that was low-fat, with some carbs, and I found it very difficult to follow as I was hungry all the time. I am not hungry on PB. I gained 50 lbs last year from being on Prednisone.

          I tried to eat a McDougall (starch-based) vegan diet for many years, and couldn't figure out why I kept gaining weight. The combination of all the carbs plus undiagnosed thyroid/insulin issues made it the worst possible plan I could have chosen. I am a compassionate vegan at heart, but I will eat what I must to regain and maintain my health.

          I do struggle with fatigue on a daily basis (from several sources), and right now I am having a hard time with the "transition" to PB eating causing me to feel even more tired all the time, and muscles tired when climbing the stairs, etc. I am going to give myself until June to hopefully get past this point. Going to take it easy, only exercise if I feel up to it, sleep more, etc. I don't want to sabotage my chances of success by trying to do too much all at once. I have so far to go. I am trying to baby-step my way there.

          I am using sparkpeople.com to track my macro-/micro-nutrients.
          Last edited by Halima Dances; 05-10-2013, 06:24 AM.

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          • Location: Indianapolis

            Age: 44

            How Primal are you: Meh, trying to get it together to even register a respectable percentage.

            Do you consume dairy: Love it all.

            Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee w/cream & sugar every morning.

            Motivator for switching to Primal: Better health as I age.

            Favorite exercise: Weightlifting, though I'm trying to go more kettlebell & bodyweight.

            Favorite Primal food: Anything with a mommy.

            Best part about being Primal: Eating lots of the above.

            Worst part about being Primal: I hate vegetables.

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            • Your location: Kent, UK

              Age (If you want): 32

              How Primal are you: around 90% depending on your definition, I'm in charge of the food in our house so the times I stray are either eating out/as a guest. (although I did decide to eat a hot cross bun at Easter, and no, I didn't regret it)

              Do you consume dairy: Yes, mostly cheese, butter and cream. Never been able to stomach drinking milk though.

              Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, but mostly black (except for a treasured cappuccino now and then)

              Motivator for switching to Primal: Combination of things, wanting to be a healthy mum (when the time comes), getting married but mostly anger at being fed such a lot of misinformation about health, I've finally lost feeling of guilt at being fat (I've also lost the fat, but the guilt went first!).

              Favourite exercise: Walking or swimming when I get the chance. Walking/hunting rabbits with the dogs was my favourite but the dogs are gone now and we're not in a position to have dogs at the moment.

              Favorite Primal food: So hard to choose just one! Roast beef, vegetable and gravy is awesome, steak, beef carpaccio, a really good salad, confit duck and sauerkraut, and more....

              Best part about being Primal: Losing the shame of obesity (and not being obese), looking great, feeling awesome. More energy, being SO happy, looking forward to a healthy future, feeling like I've been given the magic keys to a great life

              Worst part about being Primal: Having to negotiate eating outside our home (thank you 80/20 principle), dealing with people's expectations and feeling like the pickiest eater! Being at odds with CW isn't always easy.


              We ought to end these on a positive though so I'm going to say that we bought an extra freezer for meat :-) My mum keeps sheep and I've requested a whole hogget (older than lamb, younger than mutton and entirely delicious) this year - it'll be at cost price because she's my mum. I've also ordered a beef box from our community farm - 40lbs (give or take) of locally grass reared, traditional breed (British White) beef! Whoot!

              Our community farm is amazing, managing a wildlife reserve through traditional grazing methods, offering education and volunteering programmes to kids and adults locally, preserving traditional British beef breeds and providing the finest locally managed beef for sale. If anyone can top this for a programme I'll take my hat off to them!

              V :-)

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              • Three weeks in and I've lost a little over a pound, hubby is down about 4 pounds. We've been doing daily walks, working in the yard cutting small trees and lugging them to the dump pile. Sleep like a baby every night. Hubby has stopped snoring. I don't wake up drenching wet with night sweats anymore.

                Have a big social event with food and drink tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how primal we can keep it.

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                • Your location: Tampa, FL

                  Age (If you want): 37

                  How Primal are you: 80-90 percent

                  Do you consume dairy: yes 2-3 times a week

                  Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee and tea occasionally

                  Motivator for switching to Primal: I wanted to look good naked and to avoid health problems that were certain to come

                  Favorite exercise: Mountain Biking, Swimming, Exercising in a Park

                  Favorite Primal food: Any Dish that has bacon in it.

                  Best part about being Primal: It is easy to do. Itís not a Diet itís a Lifestyle.

                  Worst part about being Primal: Listening to people talk about their diets and that they have the perfect diet.

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                  • A warm welcome. I wish you the best of luck on your Primal journey.

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                    • Hello rustla - Congrats on your weight loss success and welcome. Best wishes on your continued Primal journey.

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                      • A big warm welcome, WT Mutant. Hopefully veggies will grow on you

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                        • Hello Gypsykim - Wish my hubby would eat Primal so I could sleep lucky...

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                          • Hello forum, just introducing myself because I now find myself here 3-4 times a week or more.

                            I haven't yet began Paleo. For a couple of reasons. Mostly, I have learned from the past that quick changes for me, as it relates to a diet, never, ever work. They work for a few months, then I'm done.

                            So, I may be doing this completely backward, but here's my plan. I'm taking PKs advice on IF, and inching back a half hour every week, and I've been doing it for about a month and a half.

                            I want to get all the way back to where it's one meal a day, dinner, and then refine more and more from there with Paleo. Perhaps by then, I just right into Paleo, perhaps not. (I read that I should just jump in because of carb flu concerns).

                            Doing the slow but steady method seems so right for me. I feel urges some mornings to get a latte, but they're minor, and I stop them. I think I will get to one meal a day in the timeframe I have set forth (set to get there approx late July, early Aug).

                            Also, here's the answers to the original post questions....
                            Your location: US - Midwest

                            Age (If you want):late 30s early 40s

                            How Primal are you: Haven't started, but I do love steak and eggs!

                            Do you consume dairy: In the form of steamed milk twice every day. I have a grande two pump vanilla latte twice a day from Starbucks now. As I move my time back that will likely only be one, then later, none. I think I will be switching to black coffee 1-2 times a day for caffein, but unsure.

                            Do you drink coffee or tea: Do latte's with espresso count? Also, tea...loads of lightly sweetened tea. Will need to eventually switch to unsweetened tea, and I have no problem with that.

                            Motivator for switching to Primal: Want to be much lighter than I am. I'm 6'3'' 230, and I don't necessarily look overweight, but I certainly feel it. I think I should be somewhere around 185.

                            Favorite exercise: Well, honestly, basketball. But, if I can't get a game, I like swimming, and I like lifting weights.

                            Favorite Primal food: I haven't started, but steak will undoubtedly be my favorite.

                            Best part about being Primal: I think that it will be that the food I am buying is grass-fed beef, and healthier.

                            Worst part about being Primal: May get expensive, and I will undoubtedly have household members who won't want to eat the same as me. I'm okay with this because I will at the very least be eating dinner with these people whom I love dearly.

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                            • Hi Everyone,My name is Margaret I live in Derbyshire UK Im 65yrs old Im diabetic type 2 on insulin very sensitive to carbs dont eat bread Fruit sweetstuff but milk in my tea trying herbal now eat cheese so part primal one coffee per day with cream just given up the wine i ind that the hardest.I want to get off insulin am very overweight lost 6lbs this week I love chicken and beef best part i feel clear headed and my depression has lifted ,worst part nothing nice to drink,but i feel so much better.

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                              • Greetings, all--

                                I'm a long-time lurker on the forum but have decided to introduce myself because I think I might do better in my journey if I participate in a community (the silent struggle--it does not become me...) I learned about primal/paleo through my spouse, who has had a lot of success trimming down and getting healthy, and I've decided it's time I got serious about doing the same. I mean to start journaling about how I'm doing, and I really want to tell you all how much I appreciate the inspiration, information, and insight I get from reading your threads! I hope I contribute a little something, myself.

                                Age: 40


                                How primal are you? Hard to say--call me an 80/20 kind of girl.


                                Do you consume dairy? I'm cutting down in some ways--I have a weakness for ice cream and have tried to knock that down by substituting really small quantities of excellent gelato. I've been also experimenting with CO in my coffee.

                                Do you drink coffee or tea? Another thing I'm cutting down on--I became concerned that I might be overstimulating myself with caffeine to make up for fatigue--why do I stress myself? And decided to use less of both, more herbal tisanes and the like. Now, it's more like a treat than a "pick me up", or worse, a crutch.

                                Motivator for switching to primal: Watching my spouse's success in weight loss (I have about ..I dunno, 60 pounds or so I want to peel off) but mostly for my health, and also a deep concern that the SAD diet is way too unnatural and crap-ridden to sustain life.

                                Favorite exercise: Walking--moving slowly and frequently is right up my alley right now. Swimming is something I like to do, but don't get much opportunity.

                                Favorite primal food: No question--the incredible edible egg. Oh chicken ova, what can't I do with you?


                                Best part about being primal: My spouse is a meat cutter and an excellent cook--I'm already living one of the best parts. But I've also noticed skin, nail and hair changes from this WoE, stoked about seeing what other changes come.

                                Worst part about being primal: Probably the social aspect of eating and whether or not I can accomodate participation without compromising my food values--but I used to be a vegetarian (!?) so, been there, done that.

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