Your location: DC (recently relocated from Philly for work)
Age (If you want):33
How Primal are you:50% - I'm having a lot of trouble sticking to the plan, which is why I thought I'd try to join the community here - for support.
Do you consume dairy: I love real cheese (stinky, creamy, blue being my favorite)! It's a special occasion treat, but I always over do it.
Do you drink coffee or tea: 1-2 cups of coffee a day, usually with coconut milk but sometimes with half and half. I also drink herbal teas at night.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I gained SO MUCH WEIGHT during pregnancy and PPD and haven't been able to lose it.
Favorite exercise: I love to box and kickbox; I am a lawyer who graduated in 2008 - aka, I have a TON of debt and stress! - and punching and kicking things helps me with my anxiety and aggression...but I also love to hike and ride bikes with my family.
Favorite Primal food: Deviled eggs made with homemade mayo, grass fed bone-in steak, green beans
Best part about being Primal: It helps me control my rosecea naturally!
Worst part about being Primal: It's hard to stick to when I'm around my family - they are not supportive at all and in fact actively push SAD food on me. But it's the kind of SAD food that I love, homemade and nostalgia-inducing - mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies being the thing that got me tonight...sigh.
I am really looking for some support as I try to get closer to 100% primal. I get so motivated reading the success stories but am easily discouraged. It probably doesn't help that I am still on medication for my PPD and I also am a bit dependent on my evening glass(es) of red wine to relax. My lifestyle is crazy stressful right now (new gov't job, massively long commute, toddler, and husband who works in another city 3 days per week, don't know any people to socialize with here in NoVA, etc.) I also need advice on getting my toddler to eat things other than crackers and cheese!
Glad to "meet" you all and I look forward to interacting with fellow Grok/ettes, even if it is only over the interweb.