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  • Hello from sunny Orlando, FL!

    Hi everyone! I just started my first week of going primal. I've been reading about it for a long time, and evangelized the primal/paleo lifestyle to people even though I hadn't made the commitment to doing it myself. To me, it just made sense logically, but I probably didn't have the willpower to do it until now.

    Like I said, I've been reading Mark's website for like a year and a half, but only just today splurged and bought the book. I think I mistakenly believed that the website was pretty much the book, but I'm hearing that's wrong.

    I've been classically pudgy in the middle my whole life - skinny arms and legs, and what I call my wheat belly. I lost it all in college doing all the wrong things and it came back soon after. Now that I've got a 6 and a 5 year old, I want to get lean, mean and strong not just for them, but for me too.

    So one week in, the diet is hard and easy at the same time. I haven't had any trouble giving up sugar and grains at all, but finding things that are primal-friendly to eat has been a challenge.

    This is also my first week of really working out too, and I've cobbled together a bunch of different ideas from everywhere - bodyweight, SimpleFit, Shovelglove, and even HIIT on the elliptical at my gym at work to start building strength and endurance. I'm weak as a kitten right now, because of a really sedentary lifestyle for most of my life, but so far this feels right and I REALLY WANT a 6 pack. Ha!

    So anyway - howdy y'all! A special shout to all of the Florida and Orlando primals here - any local meetups?

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    Alrighty - my copy of Primal Blueprint showed up last night and now I have something to write in. I never consider a book properly loved until it has been marked up!

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    • #3
      welcome Todd!



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      • #4
        Welcome Todd!!!... Good luck on your journey!..

        I'm a Primal in Melbourne, FL! so far I don't know of any Primals in the area but maybe with time we can spread the news!!!

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        • #5
          Hey guys! I'm Charlotte! Brand spankin new to primal and not fully primal yet. Todd, I am also in orlando and meetup.com has an orlando primal/paleo group on there by the way.

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          • #6
            Welcome! I did the same as you at first -- preached and preached but couldn't set the example. I finally gave an effort in February, and even losing 30 lbs so far won't stop the heckling from them if I do have a "cheat" while at work. Oh well, I'm still the one is who actually losing weight :P

            I am in Clearwater, by the way!

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            • #7
              Damn finally some Florida people ! I'm in st. Lucie . There is a great group on Facebook primal / paleo lifestyle I'm the only Florida person though ! Lol
              My mother always told me " your just big boned "
              I tell her there's no such thing as a fat skeleton !!!! Lol

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              • #8
                hey everbody, glad to meet you all. I'm in gainesville

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                • #9
                  Hi everyone! How exciting to see Florida people here. I am in Gainesville
                  You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                  Age 48
                  height 5'3
                  SW 215 lbs
                  CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                  LW 172 lbs
                  GW 125ish lbs

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