I am brand-spanking new to this but here it goes:
Your location: Northern NJ, USA
Age (If you want): 44 (for a little while longer anyway)
How Primal are you: Transitioning and learning from the Blog (can't wait for my book to arrive--soon I hope, I ordered it about 1 week ago)
Do you consume dairy: Yes. Milk, cheese and yogurt (do I really have to ditch them? I like milk)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, both. Hot and cold varieties and alot of them. (Do they get ditched to?)
Motivator for switching to Primal: Well that's an on-going story. In May 2006 I quit smoking. I weighed 200 lbs. Afraid to gain anymore weight I watched what I ate and lost 9 lbs by Oct. In Oct I joined WW and over the next 2 years lost 55 lbs more and reached my goal in Oct 2008. I learned portion control, healthy eating choices etc etc. They really helped educate me. I was also experimenting with various workout routines and finally hit on Crossfit in Nov 2008. Crossfit has changed my life and it was through my trainer that I got turned on to Mark and this blog. As I said, I only just started about 1 week ago but already I have burned through most of the Archives and have begun to realize that CW did me in. Although I am comfortable with my new weight I'm not happy with the way it looks on me or the way I feel achcy much of the time. I chalked it up to being over 40 but I really wanted to bring myself to the next level. With the PB I think I can achieve that level.
Favorite exercise: Deadlifts and wall-balls.
Favorite Primal food: Salad. I eat salads everyday as or with a meal. Crisp bright veggies make me happy.
Best part about being Primal: haven't gotten far enough into it yet to know but for right now the excitment of going to that next level of wellness is pretty cool.
Worst part about being Primal: again, too new to know but I am a little scared. I've fought many demons (not just physical ones) to get to my weight. It's going to take quit a bit of mental retraining to eat full fat anything and not worry about getting heavy again. I haven't been as heavy as some who post here but I've seen my worst and don't want to go backwards in the name of trying to be healthy. Oh, and the limited fruit thing isn't going to be easy for me either. I'm a 6-8 portion per day kind of gal.
Sorry for the really long answers to the questions. I am actuall hoping for some feedback to some of it, as I said I'm new. I look forward to learning and living more Primal. Thanks Mark and all those out there who are already living the Grok life!