Your location: City of Subdued Excitement, Washington
Age (If you want): 22
How Primal are you: On a good day, 100%.
Do you consume dairy: Every day (heavy cream and butter; some cheese)
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, one 8 oz cup a day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: It'll sound odd, but my cat went "primal" before I did. I switched her to an "evolutionary" food without grains or soy and she lost her indoor flab and seemed more energetic (July 2011). I had watched Fat Head on Netflix recently too, so I was thinking a lot about the lipid hypothesis. I weighed around 210 lbs. Less than a month later I sustained an upper back injury at work and picked up some Merrell minimalist shoes that helped me immediately (August to September 2011).
From there it was kind of downhill. Through barefoot shoes and Fat Head I discovered Mark's Daily Apple and ordered the book. Never shut up about it, feel great, and (despite sustaining a shoulder injury at the same job) am working towards building my strength and losing the extra weight (down to 180s now). I've discovered the joy of cooking my own meals too, and have become quite the amateur cook!
I've been a forum lurker for a year or so now and don't recall posting here. So here I am!
Favorite exercise: Walking and functional movements. Working on the Four Essential Movements, slowly but surely.
Favorite Primal food: Figs (I daydream about them sometimes <.<)
Best part about being Primal: Feeling like hope for a healthy me isn't lost anymore.
Worst part about being Primal: Having my lifestyle and dietary choices simplified in a negative light and not having the patience to quietly explain. :P
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)