07-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I'm a non-jock in a sedentary occupation. Most of my adult life I've stayed in a range of "in pretty good shape (for a non-athlete)" to "oh, just a little out of shape (but not bad for a non-jock in a sedentary occupation)".
I'm about 6'2" and at my heaviest and softest I was 190. At my lightest and leanest I was 165.
When in my best shape, I'd run 20-30 miles per week, but never at competitive paces.
But what was lacking from my life was play, enjoyment of life, and stimulating myself with new challenges.
Diet was about denial. Exercise was about set-jaw discipline. And pain. Or at least prolonged discomfort.
Before starting paleo I was on the good end of my range. Lean, and in good shape by my standards.
But I wanted more from life. And paleo has been giving that to me.
I've started using my walks to learn spanish on an audio program, a life long desire. I could never do that running, and when i was done with my run I had neither the time nor the energy.
Also, I usually take a second walk in the day with a member of my family. Which I really enjoy now.
I also am using my extra time to learn to play guitar, another life long desire.
But what I've really gotten out of this is a feeling that, as a member of the dominant species on the planet, life is pretty damn good!
07-08-2013, 02:19 PM
taichitrav entrance to natural eating
Hi all. I've been reading and researching on MDA for a few weeks now. So, thought I'd make it official and say hello to you all.
Your location: Raleigh, NC
Age (If you want): 38
How Primal are you: 85% plus
Do you consume dairy: only Pepperjack cheese. Sweet, sweet pepperjack cheese. Thinking of using Greek Yogurt on occasion. Haven't had any yet though.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee nearly every morning. With French Vanilla or Hazelnut creamer. This is my crack. Looking to make my own primal-based hazelnut creamer soon though.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Logic. My body comes from the earth; so, too, shall my food.
Favorite exercise: Kung fu practice. My LHT comes in the following form: Day 1: Pushup Base; Day 2: Squat Base; Day 3: Pullup Base; Day 4: Recuperation
Favorite Primal food: Right now my favorite go-to meal has been pork chop and 4 eggs. I have only adjusted my WOE in the past month, so I don't have a lot of different primal meal experiences. I'm somewhat lazy, so my meals are simple. Meat/eggs/fruit/veggie - most, if not all, just in their natural state and/or heated/cooked w/ some seasonings if needed. I hardly ever make any concotions or recipes. I look forward to learning how to use more fresh herbs though.
Best part about being Primal: Ease of cooking and shopping. Only two stops in the grocery store: Produce and Meat Departments.
Worst part about being Primal: So far, the guilt of still using my chemical-crack creamer in my coffee.
I started Primal WOE mid-June. So far, I'm down 9.2 lbs. Rock on Natural Foods!!
07-08-2013, 04:01 PM
Hi, I've already posted a question, but thought I'd introduce myself
Your location: Scotland, UK
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: 90%+
Do you consume dairy: one shot of milk per day
Do you drink coffee or tea: Green Tea and herbal tea daily. One coffee per week day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: curiosity
Favorite exercise: Sprint training (swimming).
Favorite Primal food: Chicken omelette with chillies.
Best part about being Primal: ability to lose fat easily
Worst part about being Primal: Constantly having to explain that its not the Atkins diet.
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07-08-2013, 07:06 PM
a friend told me about this type of eating and I have been interested in it for a long time. I have worked out most of my life on and off however just recently turned 40 years old and I am having difficulty keeping the weight off. I am now weighing approximately 300 lbs and I am eager to jump right into this primal eating. I started today and have already noticed a small reduction in bloating. My friend told me you can't outtrain a bad diet and I think I have had some experience with this. Just joined this website tonight and would really appreciate it if someone could help me get started. I have a very busy schedule however i feel i can succeed if it's simplified. Would appreciate any help offered.
07-08-2013, 07:43 PM
Your location: Upstate New York
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you: I try to follow 80/20 or better
Do you consume dairy: Not currently but I am considering adding it
Do you drink coffee or tea: occasionally I drink tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: weight loss and health
Favorite exercise: I am excited to be working my way up to a pull-up!
Favorite Primal food: BACON!!
Best part about being Primal: How good I feel!
Worst part about being Primal: The constant need for cooking!
07-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Your location: Chicago
Age (If you want): 32
How Primal are you: Brand new. Have flirted with wheat-free now and then, but really working to become grain-free.
Do you consume dairy: Yeah. Working on grains first, but I am a big fan of all things cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: About one cup of each per day.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I work out a lot, but am still holding onto too much body fat, so my results aren't as visible as I would like. Have been reading so much information on MDA pages and it all just makes so much SENSE.
Favorite exercise: Strength training. Especially bench press and squats. Also, am three days from finishing Insanity.
Favorite Primal food: MEAT. Had steak, mushrooms, and asparagus for dinner last night and it was just about perfect.
Best part about being Primal: Eating fat. Every other diet acts like it should be shunned like a plague-infected rodent. Butter just tastes so good.
Worst part about being Primal: No sandwiches and no beans.
07-09-2013, 05:42 AM
Another new person here
Your location: California, USA
Age (If you want): 55
How Primal are you: about 70%
Do you consume dairy: occasional
Do you drink coffee or tea: tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: Energy boost
Favorite exercise: walking or biking
Favorite Primal food: prime rib
Best part about being Primal: just starting, not sure
Worst part about being Primal: not sure yet.
07-09-2013, 08:29 AM
Age (If you want):
How Primal are you:
Mostly, I only found out about it yesterday.
Do you consume dairy:
Do you drink coffee or tea:
Motivator for switching to Primal:
I had some success with a generic low carb diet but my wife found it too hard (she is vegetarian). I figure primal is simpler as it allows more vegetables.
Favorite Primal food:
Best part about being Primal:
Ask me in a few weeks time
Worst part about being Primal:
Ask me in a few weeks time
Last edited by ratcliffe_mike; 07-27-2013 at 05:02 PM.
07-09-2013, 09:50 AM
Your location: Michigan
Age (If you want): 23
How Primal are you: Mostly. No grains, no refined food products.
Do you consume dairy: Cheese a couple times a week.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea and Kombucha
Motivator for switching to Primal: Sugar addication and science
Favorite exercise: Squats (or lifting in general)
Favorite Primal food: bacon
Best part about being Primal: energy levels
Worst part about being Primal: difficulties dealing with people trying to cook for me
07-10-2013, 02:57 AM
I'm excited to join the forum and share in this great site.
Here are the answers to my questions:
Your location: Grand Rapids, MI
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: About 80%
Do you consume dairy: Nope
Do you drink coffee or tea:Tea very occasionally
Motivator for switching to Primal: general health
Favorite exercise: handstand push up on the parallettes
Favorite Primal food: Pizza!! Jking... a very colorful salad
Best part about being Primal: keeping a lower body fat
Worst part about being Primal: difficulty of maintaining it in social situations.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
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