So, there I was Jan. 1 2009 weighing in at 250 lbs. I had issues with shoulder pain and stomach issues, sleep problems, cronic tiredness, irritability and general lack of fitness. I began a standard eat less exercise more weight loss and fitness plan. Within 6-7 months I had lost 60 lbs and was able to run 10 miles for fun. Still had pain but stomach problems had disappeared, slept a bit better, had more energy but was still cranky. I've never had bloodpressure or cholesterol problems.
By the end of the year I began to fall of the wagon, unfortunately I ate a fair portion of it trying to climb back on it.
The beginning of this year I was back to 240 lbs and not very fit. I was unable to get back on track for some time the finally I was able to begin again losing 10 lbs relatively quickly.
I found the Primal Blueprint while browsing a book store so I thouht I'd take a look. I liked it alot and and am currently reading it over again.
I started going Primal on April 3rd 2011 so I've been at it about 2 weeks with only one real bad slip up. (I have a thing for breakfast cereal.) I've had a few beers also but Grok can have those when he pries them from my cold dead hands. . I've lost another ten pounds and don't seem to be as tired midday.
I don't really miss grain much and love veggies and meat. I am lucky enough to have a bison farm close by and alot of locally grown produce in the summer. Also raw milk and fresh eggs (if i'm motivated enough to go get them.
I haven't done much exercise so far Some walking, bike riding and yard work but hope to get a better routine going.
My goal is as close to 100% primal as I can though I will certainly fall into the 90's and to drop about 10 lbs a month.
These 2 weeks have gone well and I've enjoyed primal eating so far. I hope to learn more about it and continue on.