My family has been increasingly primal over the last year. I've never used the word, just started cooking dinners from scratch, keeping primal snacks available in the frig. We belong to a CSA now, get all our eggs and dairy and most of our meat from local farms.
DH lost 50lbs, he thinks entirely through calorie counting, but I'm sure eating better food was a huge help. He has a modest body weight exercise regimen. He took a renewed interest in working in the yard, helped me put in a couple raised beds and has been clearing fallen limbs and weedy trees from the wooded part of our property. He bought himself a chain saw and a maul so we could burn all this wood in our fire pit.
The other day I came home from running errands and as I puledl into the drive way, I saw him in the backyard, with his shirt off, splitting wood. I could see every muscle in his back. I just sat in the car and watched for a while, thinking this is a man who used to be mortified by his man boobs. It was weird because in 25 years of marriage, I never imagined I'd see such a thing. The bonus part is obvious, lol.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related