Yes, new here. I have been lurking and beginning a Primal Journey for the last few weeks and have decided to start journaling it because I have noticed big changes in body and feel it needs to be shared.
I have a story as to how I got here and would like to start there.
I am a 45 year old female biker. I love motorcycles, Beer & Food! In that order, lol! I became an ex-smoker February of last year. March of last year a truck ran me off the road on the interstate. I mamaged to come out of it with only a broken ankle! I was pretty happy about that when 10 days later I landed a massive blood clot that stopped just before it hit the main stream in my belly. They were able to get it all out of my left leg. I now have to wear a compression sock cause the main return vein was stripped. Shortly after that the doc did lots of lab work. I had extremely small sticky LDL's and he put me on meds, in fear of stroke. I am 5'6.5" was 199 pounds, pre diabetic, obese and had to make a change. The time came.
I began reading everything I could about all the diets out there. I joined YMCA and Calorie King online to log my food. I tried H20 fitness at first, tried spinn class and took strength classes and eipticalled. That was a good start. I lost 12 pounds throughout the year. Brought my cholesterol levels to normal and reversed the diabetes. This past May I began to get bored with that, I had read the intense arobic exercise would increase my weight loss and so I did the Couch to 5K 9 week program. In August I cancelled my Y membership and have been just running. Since June 1 I lost 10 pounds and 3.4 of the 5.5 belly inches I have lost so far. So running has worked. I had a plateau and so I knew I needed more and a friend of mine just got is Level 1 Crossfit certification. So I started classes with him 3 weeks ago. I am planning to add this to my running. I found this site link on the Crossfit site and it really sparked my interest to the point I began to live it. All I will say right now is, wow.
I will journal the past two weeks next and then begin to keep it current daily and I really love reading Mark's articles.
I look forward to getting to know you all.
Primal Since 10/2009