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  1. #3741
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    Dec 2011
    Louisville KY
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    Oh and my name is Missy

  2. #3742
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    May 2012
    Hi everyone! If there is anyone in my area interested in being "buddies" or if there are any local meetups, I'd love to hear about them.

    Your location: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

    Age (If you want): 30

    How Primal are you: Just starting out, a few days in.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, but am trying to switch to tea. It's easier said than done!

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I studied anthropology and human evolution in grad school, so it just makes sense to me. As I get older (not that 30 counts as old), I can also tell me body is less able to handle processed carbs.

    Favorite exercise: Outdoor hiking/walking.

    Favorite Primal food: Fresh berries

    Best part about being Primal: So far, just generally feeling better.

  3. #3743
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    May 2012
    Hi, everyone!

    I'm starting day seven of cold turkey primal/paleo living. I haven't cheated once, nor have I felt any desire to, truly.

    I'm not yet comfortable saying what my starting weight is, but I do have a lot to lose. A lot. :/ I've lost three pounds in the first seven days and while I'm feeling discouraged about that, I WILL NOT give up!!

    A little about how I came to primal... I know I have a lot of weight to lose, but my main motivation just over a week ago was migraines. I am turning 36 in September and was diagnosed with migraines when I was 24. That's a lot of time to suffer. I used to be on a daily preventative and would take Imitrex when needed. Both were great, but then I moved, lost my neurologist and prescriptions, and just dealt with it. Excedrin Migraine, thankfully, can kill most of the beasts now!

    I live a pretty busy life. I'm a wife and mom and consider my main job to be a SAHM to my four-year-old son who just finished his first year of preschool. I also work at a playschool program three mornings a week, spend a LOT of time at the computer teaching high school English online, and do a lot with my church choir. So while I'm busy, a lot of my work, by nature, is sedentary. I simply don't have time for these migraines anymore! Last week, I had such a bad one on a Saturday night that it kept me awake until 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning, and the frustration led me to Google, to find out if my diet is affecting my migraines. I've been resisting going to a neurologist again and getting on a daily preventative. I feel so strongly that if I open the door to ONE daily medication, then I'll never be able to shut that door again. At 35, I feel too young to be on prescription drugs every day. I'll take something if it's life-saving or absolutely critical, of course! Thank the Lord for modern medicine! But to prevent migraines? I'd rather heal myself through food.

    So here I am. I found MDA and it was like an enormous light bulb the size of the sun went off! I've got the book, the 21 day transformation book, and the cookbook. I've followed it all to the letter, and my husband and son are happily eating what I cook. Living in Mississippi, we have an over-abundance of amazing veggies and fruits all summer and well into the fall! Our tradeoff for living on the surface of the sun is really great food.

    Funny aside... I don't believe in evolution. At all. I'm what you'd call a "young earth Creationist." My benchmarks are Adam and Eve, and then Noah and his family after the flood! Same nutrition facts, different time period! It's all good!

    I'd love to be "friends" here with any other SAHMs, and definitely anyone else in Mississippi. So friend me if you fit the bill!

    Sorry to ramble... just had to share my story so far.

    Here are my answers to the questions:

    Your location: Central Mississippi (near Jackson)
    Age (If you want): 35
    How Primal are you: 100% as of May 21, 2012
    Do you consume dairy: Only half-and-half in my coffee and Greek yogurt 1-2 times a week
    Do you drink coffee or tea: both!
    Motivator for switching to Primal: See above.
    Favorite exercise: walking in my neighborhood
    Favorite Primal food: BACON!
    Best part about being Primal: I feel great so far! Clear-headed and AWAKE!


  4. #3744
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    May 2012
    Sacramento, Ca
    Hey everybody! I fell off the Primal wagon about a year ago because of how busy and hectic my school and work life were. I'm finally making my way back to fully Primal eating, with a few concessions due to my attempts to gain a little weight (mainly rice and potatoes). I'm also getting back into training after serious burnout and a three month layoff.

    A little about myself: I'm a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, blogger, and training consultant. I teach people to move better, so they can (or will) move more often. No matter who you are or what your fitness goals are, anyone can benefit from the ability to move their body through their environment more efficiently and with less chance of injury. I am in love with the kettlebell and barbell. I also use the TRX and other suspension trainers often. I practice Parkour, I boulder, I train for Girevoy Sport (competitive kettlebell), I hike and mountain bike. I'm also thinking about starting a local Rugby team. I just like to move!

    Anyway, to answer the obligatory "about me" questions:

    Your location: Sacramento, Ca

    Age (If you want): 26

    How Primal are you: About 70% at the moment. We're working on re-eliminating things slowly.

    Do you consume dairy: Yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Both. Coffee daily though.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: I am gluten-sensitive and have been getting really bad IBS symptoms and heartburn again, just like right before I switched the first time over 2 years ago.

    Favorite exercise: MOVEMENT! I just love to move. All exercises are really just fancy versions of more basic movements. If I had to pick any, I would have to just say the basic lifts (Deadlift, Squat, OH Press, Weighted Pullup, Bench Press, Bent Row) and kettlebell swings!

    Favorite Primal food: Coconut

    Best part about being Primal: The energy I have and the closer connection to my inner Wild Man.

    Worst part about being Primal: Just the expense. I know the cost is offset by not buying the processed foods, but it's still more expensive than the way we've been eating the past year strictly due to our budget.

  5. #3745
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    May 2012
    Erie, Pennsylvania
    Your location:

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    Age (If you want):


    How Primal are you:

    I am fully primal.

    Do you consume dairy:


    Do you drink coffee or tea:

    I drink hot tea.

    Motivator for switching to Primal:

    The amount of information on and what the site has to offer.

    Favorite exercise:


    Favorite Primal food:

    Meat, meat, meat.

    Best part about being Primal:

    Feeling amazing and finally happy.

    Worst part about being Primal:

    There is nothing negative about being Primal.

  6. #3746
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    Apr 2012
    Boston, MA


    70% for a couple weeks. All in last 2 days.

    Yes, I consume dairy.

    Yes, I drink really good coffee.

    I want to lose 30-40 lbs that I gained (re-gained) the past 4 years. In Aug 2005 (52 y/o) I ran a 5:33 mile at 157 lbs. A baby born 3 years ago and now I am 190#. Another kid on the way. That other kid is a major motivating factor. Plus, I have fairly advanced osteoarthritis in my right hip and I want to see if I can improve it (without replacing it) by 1. losing the weight 2. going on a primal diet with the hope that it is also has anti-inflammatory effects 3. doing rehab and exercising specifically to improve range of motion in the hip. I was a young 50 y/o. I am looking at being an old 60 y/o. I need to trun the corner before I hit 70!


    Grass-fed meat. Anything green and leafy.

    I need to wait to find out the best and worst parts.

  7. #3747

    I'm 43 and from the Upper Midwest, by way of the Northwest, and born in the South.

    Do you consume dairy? yes.

    How primal? 90 percent, for 5 days. I've done variations before. . . And have tried to eat mostly whole foods for years.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, black tea, green tea, and herbal tea. I am a coffee snob.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: It makes sense to me. I've always been sensitive to swings in blood sugar, and have avoided desserts for a while. I am 30-40 pounds above where I should be weight-wise, and have been my whole adult life (and larger at times.)

    Favorite exercise: Zumba, Spinning, running.

    Favorite Primal food: I love all 'real' food. Veggies in particular.

    Best part about being Primal: the food is delicious. Not having blood sugar swings every 2 hours.
    My biggest challenge is planning and eating and cooking/preparing so much meat. We were vegetarians for years, and old habits die hard. I particularly like beans.

  8. #3748
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    May 2012
    Your location: Saco, Maine

    Age (If you want): 24

    How Primal are you: 90%

    Do you consume dairy: Minimally, heavy cream in coffee, occasional cheese.

    Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, not for the caffine I just like the taste.

    Motivator for switching to Primal: My friend told me to read The Primal Blueprint and everything just clicked I really wanted stable energy levels I had been running/lifting for a few years but was constantly tired.

    Favorite exercise: Weighted Dips

    Favorite Primal food: Bacon & Eggs!!!!!!

    Best part about being Primal: Constant stable energy levels I haven't felt this good in a long time

    Worst part about being Primal: Seeing everyone I know following SAD and CW plans for weight loss

  9. #3749
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    May 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by timconradinc View Post
    In other forums I've been a member of in the past - at least for small communities - there's been a 'introduce yourself' thread with some questions that people can answer. I know that there are people reading this forum that are fully primal, partially primal, and are considering it. I thought that I'd put some questions together to cover these things just to get an idea of who's out there.

    The Questions:

    Your location: Delaware

    Age (If you want):29

    How Primal are you: just starting I am evil when withdrawing from carbs!

    Do you consume dairy: yes

    Do you drink coffee or tea: both - tea mostly and decaf coffee

    Motivator for switching to Primal: just finished nursing school and gained 20 lbs, and have heart problems. want to get healthier and put to use what I learned in nursing school: most chronic diseases originate from an inflammatory process. Then I did a research paper on diabetes- and metabolic syndrome. ( i myself exhibiting the same symptoms). The role of stress and changes to metabolism. I knew that I had to apply what I learned to my life and be an example-- since I am now a health care provider. I am 5"9 and 155 lbs. I weighed 128 and had six pack abs prior to school, stress, eating horribly and a sedentary job.

    Favorite exercise:elliptical trainer/ walking dog

    Favorite Primal food: roasted cashews, morrocan lamb

    Best part about being Primal: (my unscholarly opinion)reduces oxidative stress/ systemic inflammation

    Worst part about being Primal:
    carb withdraw

  10. #3750
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    May 2012
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    Hello my name is Debra. I'm 35 and nursing a 4.5 month old. The past few years I had been eating fewer and fewer grains and dairy products and my husband and I decided to make a greater investment in eating primarily about a month and a half ago. I am still using nuts and some dried fruits as a snack food source because I've been afraid of weakening my milk supply. I return to work next week, so I expect some big changes in our lives and want to make sure that I (and my milk) can weather them! Any guidance is appreciated.

    Your location: SF bay area

    Age (If you want): 35

    How Primal are you: 95%

    Do you consume dairy: yes, mostly in raw milk cheese form

    Do you drink coffee or tea: yes

    Motivator for switching to Primal: reduce amount of anti inflammatory meds being taken for chronic pain and so lose some weight

    Favorite exercise: walking...use to be swimming

    Favorite Primal food: beef jerky and salmon

    Best part about being Primal: I don't need anti-inflammatory meds every day! I feel less phlegmy and bloated too!

    Worst part about being Primal: I don't really have one except for trying to explain it to other people and eating out.

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