04-17-2013, 12:45 PM
Your location: Canada
Age (If you want): 43
How Primal are you:
Pretty Primal, but not a fanatic. I shoot for 100% and hope for 80%. I don't loose sleep over the occasional miss step.
Do you consume dairy:
Very little outside of butter and the splash of milk in my eggs.
Do you drink coffee or tea:
2-3 cups a day.
Motivator for switching to Primal:
Due to health, injury and my favorite exercise my doctor said I need to be physically lighter. I lost 55lbs several years ago and although I gained some of it back (cough, cough 30 pounds), I was still the same size as when I weighted 210 and a 34 inch waist. So I have been counting calories and sweating it in the gym with some success.
I have a torn meniscus and my doctors said that gluten and the like are bad for the joints and should refrain from grain, gluten, carbs due to inflammation until after my rehab. So here we go. I was 245 lbs 245 on January 1 and have been on PB for three weeks and just weighed in at 228 and would like to be 195 by October.
I do Aikido 3 to 4 times a week with light treadmill or elliptical trainer 3 days a week low hear rate.
Favorite Primal food:
Bacon, Kale, mushroom, onion saute
Best part about being Primal:
Worst part about being Primal:
Some days I feel like a meat Popsicle and feel like I am sweating protein.
04-17-2013, 02:28 PM
Your location: Forever wandering
Age (If you want): 21
How Primal are you: Almost, almost there! - No grain, dairy, nightshades or processed foods but can't seem to give up the nuts and occasional honey.
Do you consume dairy: Nope, lactose intolerant after being vegan for year and a half.
Do you drink coffee or tea: I love teaaaaaaa.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Negative protien levels, tired of stomach issues- desire to be a lean, mean, tree climbing, rock jumping girl!
Favorite exercise: Yoga
Favorite Primal food: Coconut... or steak... or both... together.
Best part about being Primal: Not having to calorie count, having more energy and more freedom.
Worst part about being Primal: Friends and family stare at me like I have grown a second head when I try to explain why I don't feel like eating a mountain of pasta.
04-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Your location: Portland, OR
Age (If you want): 39
How Primal are you: Not sure, just started Paleo 2 weeks ago. Still confused over the difference between Primal and Paleo. Just started reading Sisson's book today. What I don't eat: Sugar, fruit, grain, starch, dairy, or anything artificial. After 3 or 4 weeks, I will try to add potatoes, oatmeal and rice back in to see if I can tolerate them. After that, I'll experiment with other foods.
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: No, I only drink water.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I wanted a plan for life that would result in health and strength and would result in weight loss as well. I have PCOS and many food intolerances resulting in IBS. I had been at war with food for so long I hated eating. I've had a calm tummy for a short time now and am finally enjoying food.
Favorite exercise: Dance
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Not eating every 2-3 hours.
Worst part about being Primal: Meal planning and preparation. I don't like doing it, but once it's done, I do like that my meals are ready to grab and go.
04-17-2013, 10:46 PM
Your location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: Only 2 weeks into going primal but I've cut out all grains and legumes, all sugar and processed foods and am 100% committed. Due to the fact I work in a remote camp for 4 weeks at a time, I'm limited by what they serve up but I generally manage to find foods to suit. My only issue is where the meat, eggs and veges come from. I have no control of that but I also don't beat myself up over it as I am adhering to the principles of being primal as much as I logistically can.
Do you consume dairy: Only small amounts of natural yoghurt on fruit salad a couple of times a week and a dash of milk in the odd coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: As a long term coffee lover, I still enjoy the odd quality brew but have found that since going primal, I am craving peppermint tea so usually have 2-3 of these a day
Motivator for switching to Primal: It just made sense, pure and simple! Once I started reading about the Paleo lifestyle I then went on to read about the Primal extension of a Paleo lifestyle and never have I read something that resonated so much. I feel driven with a passion to make positive changes in my life. I haven't felt this invigorated in years!
Favorite exercise: Surfing - it doesn't get much better than mixing play with exercise
Favorite Primal food: A juicy grass fed rib fillet
Best part about being Primal: I know that this is the way I am meant to lead my life - just that knowledge alone makes me so incredibly happy
Worst part about being Primal: Dealing with the friends and family who will think I've gone nuts. Not that I really care
04-19-2013, 10:04 AM
Your location: Central Coast of California
Age (If you want): 51
How Primal are you: 7, on a scale of 1-10
Do you consume dairy: Yes, except for drinking milk. Just don't like it especially.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, lots.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I'm a logical person and it just makes more sense than the hogwash my doctors keep telling me.
Favorite exercise: Circuit training at Curves
Favorite Primal food: These: Balsamic-Glazed Drumsticks | Mark's Daily Apple. Except I make them with wings instead of drums, and an entire bunch of cilantro.
Best part about being Primal: I feel like my body is working the way it is supposed to for the first time, ever.
Worst part about being Primal: That I didn't know about it sooner.
04-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Here are the answers to the questions.
Location: Near Mt. Rainier, Washington
Age: 54 (hubby is 56)
How Primal: 80% (Hubby has a weakness for corn, ie. popcorn, corn chips, etc.)
Dairy: Only a bit of aged cheese (just can't give it up, yet)
Coffee/Tea: Yes coffee in AM (1 cup). Green tea and herbal tea during the day.
Motivator: I tried to get my family to convert to the Primal/Paleo diet way back in 2003. Alas, it was just to foreign for them. Now, they finally believe what I've been trying to tell them all these years.
Favorite Exercise: Walking. I was a flight attendant for the last 2 years and would regularly walk up to 16 miles on a 4 day trip, along with the lugging of bags, stair climbs, cart pushing, plane surfing Now, I'm back to my sedentary ways and need to GET GOING.
Favorite Primal Food: All of it! I like just about everything, it's getting my hubby to eat things he thinks are from another planet that's the hard part.
Best Part: Last night for the first time in months I slept through the night without waking up. I'm menopausal so I usually wake up at least once per night with a hot flash or night sweat. Last night was heaven. I had gone the whole day without anything non-primal. Woo Hoo! I hope this is the beginning of better things.
Worst Part: Since we live out in the middle of nowhere, it's hard to find organic, healthy choices. We get a grass fed 1/4 beef from a friend, but the rest is whatever we find at our local market. Fortunately, they are good about ordering the things we want, but it comes at a price.
04-19-2013, 10:09 PM
Your location: Portland Oregon
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: Right now 100% primal
Do you consume dairy: Nope.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yep coffee. Black.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to be truly healthy, I want to feed myself well and take great care of my body. I also want to finish up the weight loss (47 to go!) or find a place that my body is healthy and I feel great.
Favorite exercise: lifting heavy things.
Favorite Primal food: bacon. duh.
Best part about being Primal: nearly unlimited food options.
Worst part about being Primal: i don't know how to cook creatively - and so i use a lot of the same over and over...and it's new so i'm still learning.
04-20-2013, 05:04 AM
Your location: Marseille, France
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: I am 95% primal, I get better with time. I have been doing primal for 9 months and I have lost 5kg. Now my goal is to get more tone.
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes
Motivator for switching to Primal: get healthier & lose body fat
Favorite exercise: hikking
Favorite Primal food: sweet potatoe
Best part about being Primal: No more after lunch dozing
Worst part about being Primal: Being french, I miss my baguette!
04-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Your location: Asheville, NC
Age (If you want): 35
How Primal are you:about 75% there id say, working towards 100%
Do you consume dairy: yes, minimal amounts
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes both, in moderation (ie, 1 cup /day usually)
Motivator for switching to Primal: I agree with everything primal is about
Favorite exercise: zumba dance aerobics
Favorite Primal food: sashimi
Best part about being Primal: the feeling your body gets
Worst part about being Primal: peer pressure from morons not to be
Brianna Marrical Mixon
04-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Heading back to health
Your location: Toronto Canada
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: transitioning with plans to be fully primal by May 1st. Was primal before for 2 years and then went back to SAD in Oct 2011 for numerous reasons.
Do you consume dairy: yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: fitness, health, energy, weight loss, better sleep, better skin, better mood etc etc
Favorite exercise: cycling
Favorite Primal food: anything BBQ
Best part about being Primal: happier body
Worst part about being Primal: I really like diet coke
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