I'm samazon...welcome to my Primal Journal! I'm a wife, graduate student, and mother (to a little doggie). I first heard about the Primal Blueprint from my husband, who was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. He decided to give it a go, and I decided to go along as well. I've been going hardcore (90% primal) for 11 days.
I actually never thought I'd stick to it so long, which is why I didn't start this journal 11 days ago! Originally I thought "Well lets just get through 24 hrs..." but 24hrs turned into 48 turned into 72 turned into...264 and I'm still here!
My goals with the Primal Plueprint are:
1) Lose some pounds, gain some fitness. Full disclosure: I'm 5'10", 218lbs (yikes!). I don't have a specific 'goal weight' or anything, I just want to feel fit and energetic. During undergrad I was on a Division 1 sports team and at that level of fitness I felt like I could dance on air. I want to work towards that feeling.
2) Eat more veg. I love vegetables but I just never ate very many of them...probably because my parents weren't into veggies when I was growing up, so I never got into the habit of buying them. All our meals were based around carbs, especially pasta. I love to cook though, so I've been having a lot of fun learning new ways to cook veggies.
3) Learn that I can go without carbs, especially bread. There was a time when the idea of going an entire day without bread was frightening. I'm already moving away from that feeling. After only 11 days my cravings are nearly gone.
I want to do this hardcore for 30 days and then assess how I feel. A lot of people online seem to think that the primal Blueprint is way too restrictive, hard etc to stick to for even 30 days, but I haven't found it that hard at all so far. I mean, last night we had roasted chicken breasts with balsamic reduction and asparagus sauteed in butter... how awesome it that?!