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  • How Many Primal Folks In Michigan?

    Do you live in Michigan? Where?!

    I am a Michigander myself... Grand Rapids to be exact. I am just about to start a primal meetup group through meetup.com. Before I do so I wish to know how many people are primal and live in michigan and the exact location as far as city goes.

    Thanks!!
    Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

  • #2
    Me I'm by easttowne

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    • #3
      Wow! I used to live in EGR. 1839 lake dr was our house. I've been in Atlanta for 14 years and have been gone from that house for 30, but I always look longingly at it when I drive by. I <3 that house. I <3 EGR and Easttown.

      When I was 9 we moved to Ada (*way* out in Ada) where we lived until I moved away at 22/23ish.

      I know I've seen my Michigan folks.....there are at least two others from Grand Rapids alone....

      Oh, and my dad and the rest of my family are still there and dad has totally embraced primal in the last two weeks. He's not far from Michigan/E Beltline.


      K



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      • #4
        For a brief time (about seven months, June 2002 through mid-January 2003) I lived in the Grand Rapids area. Southeast side, between the city and Caledonia. If I remember correctly we were close to 68th St. SE and Hanna Lake Ave. Nice area.
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        • #5
          This is so weird that, so far, everyone here with a Michigan tie is from the W. MI/GR area (Grand Haven for me, before I moved to Nashville)!
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          • #6
            I know, right hazyjane? It's bizarre given how conservative GR is. I guess those of us that sought out primal and a support community for it are decidedly different than the traditional Grand Rapidian/Western Michiganian (Michigander...)

            I go through Nashville often.....almost every time I drive to Michigan. I've done it twice in the last month. lol

            My mom has a place in Highland Park in GH. I'm heading up with the girls in a couple of weeks for some good Lake Michigan time. ooh. I just got goosebumps thinking of grand haven....esp when you're driving in the back way, behind highland park....and you come around that corner and can see the vast exapnse of shimmering lake against the bright blue sky. It's one of my favorite sights anywhere. Just like looking at the ocean.



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            • #7
              Metro Detroit over here -- Royal Oak/Ferndale area
              ma blog: http://happybeehive.wordpress.com/

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              • #8
                Hi! Welcome



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                • #9
                  Oakland County!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LP30 View Post
                    Oakland County!
                    Hi Neighbor!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                      Hi! Welcome
                      Thanks Cillakat! I'm a lurker...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                        Wow! I used to live in EGR. 1839 lake dr was our house. I've been in Atlanta for 14 years and have been gone from that house for 30, but I always look longingly at it when I drive by. I <3 that house. I <3 EGR and Easttown.

                        When I was 9 we moved to Ada (*way* out in Ada) where we lived until I moved away at 22/23ish.

                        I know I've seen my Michigan folks.....there are at least two others from Grand Rapids alone....

                        Oh, and my dad and the rest of my family are still there and dad has totally embraced primal in the last two weeks. He's not far from Michigan/E Beltline.


                        K
                        Yea? I live just off of the e beltline/cascade intersection right by the cascade hills country club. My sisters bf lives right off of Michgan/Maryland.

                        So he has been primal for 2 weeks... how does he like it so far?
                        Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dosenberry View Post
                          Yea? I live just off of the e beltline/cascade intersection right by the cascade hills country club.
                          *gets teary* I love how when I think of GR, everything is so familiar to me. Even though I don't love it, I love the familiarity, the *knowing* a place so thoroughly that I don't ever have to think twice about where I am and where I'm going and how to get there. In Atlanta, even after 14 years, I still have to think. lol.

                          My sisters bf lives right off of Michgan/Maryland.
                          uh, yeah, that's where dad is too. we'll have to pm/email. cillakat AT gmail DOT com Let's get together when I'm in Michigan!

                          he has been primal for 2 weeks... how does he like it so far?
                          here is his update:
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/showthread.php?11291-Dad-Went-Primal!!!!&p=163179&highlight=lovely-chat#post163179
                          Originally posted by cillakat
                          Tonight while out shopping for new, smaller clothes, my phone rang. It was dad calling to update me on progress, specifically his blood sugar.

                          Pre-Primal (before 8 July, 2010.....he's had fairly uncontrolled T2 diabetes for 30something years)
                          pre-prandial are 280-320
                          Fasting am 250-350

                          After 5 days Primal
                          Pre-prandial ......103 before dinner (down from 280-320)
                          Fasting am 190......(down from 250-350)

                          After 11 days Primal
                          Pre-prandial.........76 before dinner tonight. Totally normal non-diabetic levels
                          Fasting am..........106 (down from highs of 350 just a couple of weeks ago, to 190 a week ago). It's still in the 'diabetic' range but is getting close.

                          We had a lovely chat. He's been talking to the butchers at various grocery stores about his interest in grassfed meat. He reports that there is a great deal of receptivity and interest....even eagerness to discuss (and offer if they don't already) the benefits of pastured meats.

                          He's been purchasing wild, sustainably harvested (?!?!? oh my gosh!!!!) fish, eating tinned sardines with mustard, plenty of produce, some nuts and seeds.

                          Ayer's blog, Cooling Inflammation, was also discussed as was Whole Health Source (Stephen's blog). Dad loooooves the biochem
                          He's so excited. So happy. He loves the science. Loves that he's not hungry. I think he also loves that it helps him connect to my brother (username moby) and me. Our relationship has not historically been an easy one so this is very......healing really and not just for us as individuals.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                            *gets teary* I love how when I think of GR, everything is so familiar to me. Even though I don't love it, I love the familiarity, the *knowing* a place so thoroughly that I don't ever have to think twice about where I am and where I'm going and how to get there. In Atlanta, even after 14 years, I still have to think. lol.



                            uh, yeah, that's where dad is too. we'll have to pm/email. cillakat AT gmail DOT com Let's get together when I'm in Michigan!



                            here is his update:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/showthread.php?11291-Dad-Went-Primal!!!!&p=163179&highlight=lovely-chat#post163179


                            He's so excited. So happy. He loves the science. Loves that he's not hungry. I think he also loves that it helps him connect to my brother (username moby) and me. Our relationship has not historically been an easy one so this is very......healing really and not just for us as individuals.
                            That's awesome!!!!!!! I need your Dad to talk to my dad, lol. My father is a healthy individual and therefore has no reason to change his lifestyle. But, he could lose some fat and gain muscle, he could use the extra energy, he could be more happy and much more. So, having him quit grains, etc. would be great. Your Dad should talk to my dad, lol.

                            I will e-mail you soon. Mine is primaltoad1 at gmail DOT com

                            When do you plan on coming to Michigan again?

                            I plan on traveling around the world in 2011. I will have to make a stop in Atlanta!
                            Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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                            • #15
                              Living the primal life in Royal Oak. Very cool to see there are others in the area.

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