I've been reading MDA for a few weeks now and just got the book yesterday from Amazon. My story is one of constant yo-yo dieting based off of what I needed at the time. I did the crazy cardio in college and got lean but was obsessed with what I ate and constantly going to the gym. When I stopped that the weight slowly crept on. I got serious again before my wedding almost 2 years ago but went right back to old bad habits after the wedding. I started going primal March 2nd and I feel great. I've already lost 10 lbs (trust me, it was much needed and I still have a ways to go). I always figured I would be a bigger framed girl but I'm beginning to think that it could have just been the food I was eating.
Today was my first mini-IF. I had my birthday steak last night and a frozen banana on a stick (it's super yummy, my mom used to make them for me when I was a kid) for dessert. I say mini-IF because I had lunch at 1:30pm with a good friend of mine who wanted to take me out to lunch. I was a little bad and had some of a lemon meringue tart for dessert since she wanted to make my birthday special. It's amazing how many things are associated with food, especially sweet food. Lunch was a baby spinach salad with a little goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts and seared rare ahi tuna. Very, very tasty. I think I'm very lucky to live in Southern California... all the health conscious people create a demand for healthy organic restaurants and so many farmers markets and stores.
I'm not as good about workouts as I should be. It's not that I don't enjoy them, I'm just good at finding other things I need to do. I've been thinking about trying cross fit out. They have a military discount at one near my work that makes it affordable (kinda). I am intimidated by all of the super fit folks that are there already but I really need to get over that.
Mostly, thanks to the MDA community and Mark for all of the information and the positive change it has already made so far!