11-10-2011, 06:59 PM
Your location: Rockwall, Texas (about 25 miles east of Dallas)
Age (If you want): 50
How Primal are you: I'm primal 99% of the time. Until 3 years ago, I had been vegetarian for over 20 years.
Do you consume dairy: Yes, heavy cream in my coffee, a little butter, cream cheese on occasion. I don't go overboard with it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I drink coffee, and green and black teas every day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Learning about how bad grains, sugars, seed oils are for the body!
Favorite exercise: I used to do Crossfit, but the injuries stacked up and I developed asthma on exercise. I love playing frisbee with my husband, it's not so intense that it gives me an asthma attack. He knows to throw it to my left or right, sometimes throwing it high, so I can run and jump for it! I still love to lift weights. My husband is a former national power-lifting champion, and he tells me it is surprising how strong I am.
Favorite Primal food: Grass-fed burgers grilled over charcoal. And chicken and sausage gumbo. And sweet potato casserole.
Best part about being Primal: Feeling and looking good!
Worst part about being Primal: Refusing desserts, breads, etc. at family/holiday meals. Or maybe it's trying to explain (again) why I'm refusing them.
11-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Your location: UK
Age (If you want): 40
How Primal are you: Only just started so it's difficult to tell. I've restricted myself to fish and eggs as my primary sources of protein to keep my vegetarian girlfriend happy
Do you consume dairy: Butter for cooking, but only until I get some coconut oil
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1 espresso, 1 assam and copious amounts of rooibos tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health problems due to stress and the fact that the Primal lifestyle feels instinctively right
Favorite exercise: I like pretty much everything but I LOVE dancing
Favorite Primal food: Thai green fish curry
Best part about being Primal: It feels so right; it strikes a chord deep within me
Worst part about being Primal: It's more expensive than being either vegetarian or vegan but I am hoping that the cost-benefit of being Primal will wipe the floor with either
11-12-2011, 10:48 AM
My 21 Day Transformation.
Missing Bread. I used to make my own and love the yeasty smell and the great flavour.
Originally Posted by timconradinc
11-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Your location: Oklahoma
Age (If you want):48
How Primal are you: Just starting
Do you consume dairy: Cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes both
Motivator for switching to Primal: Seems natural
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: Backstrap
Best part about being Primal: Don't know yet
Worst part about being Primal: Giving up beer
11-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: Beginner
Do you consume dairy: Very little, mostly goat cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, could not live without it!
Motivator for switching to Primal:I've been struggling with weight issues for years an have constant headaches and low energy. I've read a lot about the Paleo diet and was very intrigued. So I started about a week ago and already have lost 8 lbs. So, that's a HUGE motivator in itself!
Favorite exercise: Dancing
Favorite Primal food: Coconut Shrimp, sweet potatoes and avacados
Best part about being Primal:Weight loss and I've been headache free for a week now. Still waiting for the energy to kick in, but due to the time change, I think I'm going to have to be patient with that one.
Worst part about being Primal: Getting my kids on board, it's been a struggle telling them I'm not buying bread anymore, or they can't have cereal. So, trying to find foods that they enjoy as well has been a huge struggle.
11-12-2011, 04:05 PM
Type I diabetic of 21 years seeking others with Type I diabetes on the PB
Greetings fellow PB followers,
I have had type I diabetes for 21 years now. I was diagnosed at the age of 20 and boy was I surprised because up until that time I was fit and thin, and exercised all the time (played field hockey, and tennis, and loved gymnastics). Now, I am overweight by 50-60 pounds, not as active as I used to be though I still exercise, and my blood sugars fluctuate so much. I have high blood sugars and then I crash with low blood sugars. On top of that I don't have health insurance, so I don't have any guidance from any health care professionals. It's all ME baby!
My A1C is 7.5, my HDL is 44, my LDL is 123, and I take a low dose aspirin, a generic form of Cozaar to regulate my blood pressure, and a statin drug daily. I was put on Cozaar seven years ago due to a slightly elevated blood pressure which was 130/89 back then. The endocrinologist who put me on Cozaar told me that I permanently damaged my kidneys due to excessive blood sugar levels and that I should restrict my protein intake to only 75 grams a day, which for the most part I do quite well, but I bulk up on carbs and as it turns out has been the culprit of my weight gain. Aaarrgh! Diabetes is Frustrating disease!
So, here I am. I like what I am reading. I like the success stories. I want to try to PB to see if I too can be successful. I found this site from a link on Diabetes-Warrier.net and I was impressed by the host who dares to challenge one of the BIGGEST medical establishments in the country, the American Diabetes Association. I was also very impressed by the host who dropped his weight and blood sugars by going on a paleo diet, however he is Type II. Type I diabetes as you may or may not know is a different beast from Type II. My body doesn't produce insulin like Type II bodies can. I have to shoot up my insulin through a needle, and I am trying to regulate what my body used to do by itself. I am not as good at regulating as my body was. So, I am seeking other type I's for their friendship, guidance, and success stories.
Please contact me and I look forward to making your acquaintance.
Your location: Portland, OR
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: Just starting out
Do you consume dairy: Butter and a little coffee creamer
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee
Motivator for switching to Primal: I have Type I diabetes and I am desperate to find something that actually works to keep my blood sugar level and to lose weight.
Favorite exercise: Jumping on a trampoline, walking, SELF DVD's.
Favorite Primal food: I'm still a beginner and I need a cookbook quick! Did I mention that I LOVE to bake?
Best part about being Primal:
Worst part about being Primal:
11-13-2011, 05:22 AM
Your location: Trondheim, Norway
Age (If you want): 18
How Primal are you: Mostly primal. I've been on and of for a few months now.
Do you consume dairy: No, i don't. I'm casein intolerant.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Not regularly.
Motivator for switching to Primal: For about seven years I struggled with sleep, poor digestion, stomach pain, being a bit overweight, severe acne, inability to concentrate and never really feeling well. About a year ago, when I started reading about how food impacts your body, something just clicked. After that, I have been more aware of how I'm feeling after eating, and I'm trying to eliminate dairy, grains (gluten intolerant), sugar and additives from my diet. I'm doing this for my self, all by myself, and it is definitely worth the struggle.
Favorite exercise: Playing! I study drama, so we play until we're sweating - every day!
Favorite Primal food: Bacon, no doubt! I also love fish with homemade pesto.
Best part about being Primal: Being completely confident that this is the right thing to do for my self. I love that this is something I've decided for myself, and that taking care of my body is my own responsibility. I'm feeling better all over! Acne is slowly disappearing, my sleep is improving, and I no longer (ever!) have stomach pains!
Worst part about being Primal: Being alone in this. It's both the best and the worst part. Friends and family won't take me seriously when I try to tell them that living primally could change their lives as it has mine. Being young doesn't make me incompetent.
11-13-2011, 09:55 AM
Here's my info....
Originally Posted by timconradinc
11-14-2011, 12:12 AM
wrote plunged fever
Because that is so urgent, here are the practical things in regard to doing this.
11-14-2011, 03:27 AM
hi just a quick hello to the community. looking forward to meeting lots of people and learning lots
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