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    I've dabbled with primal eating on and off over the past couple of years but it never stuck. It was always too easy to eat the donuts that got delivered to the office, and too comforting to make pancakes after sleeping in on Saturday mornings. I knew it would be better for me to keep primal for a number of reasons: I'm hypothyroid (caused by Hashimoto's), my weight is just barely "normal" BMI but all of my fat is in my belly, I have sleep apnea, I have joint pain in my hands and feet - quite a little list I've started for a 32 year old!

    Recently, I was diagnosed with PCOS, for which my doctor has prescribed metformin and a low carb/low sugar diet. And with my husband and I hoping to try to get pregnant in the next year or so, I know it's crucial for me to keep to the diet this time if we want a better chance at conceiving.

    In the past I've tried to do it alone, so this time I'm jumping into the forums, hoping that the community support aspect will make the difference that I need. It's such a wonderful community here; I'm excited to take part in it.

    It's day one and I'm feeling positive about it - here's to feeling good about it for the rest of my life!

  • #2
    Hey Sarc .... I'm new here too and waving to ya from just up north the 35!

    Best wishes on your journey!


    • #3
      Waving at you from Houston! I lived in Austin for 7 years, once upon a time...miss it so much!
      It's just another day in paradise
      As you stumble to your bed
      You'd give anything to silence
      Those voices ringing in your head
      You thought you could find happiness
      Just over that green hill
      You thought you would be satisfied
      But you never will-
      Learn to be still
      -The Eagles


      • #4
        Hello, and welcome! I recently moved from Austin and miss it so much. Best of luck on your journey!


        • #5
          Welcome Sarc !
          I'm just south of you in Lockhart.
          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.


          • #6
            Hello from lovely Buda...hang in there, it's really pretty easy once you grasp the gist of it, and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel.

            Good luck!