Primal newbie from Iowa
Hi there from the banks of the Mississippi River - well not right on the Mississippi river, but close enough. I had a long post typed up and then lost it, darn it, so I'll try to recreate it....
Your location: Eastern Iowa
Age (If you want): 41
How Primal are you: I'm in transition, I'm working on it - as much as I can be right now....
Do you consume dairy: Yes and do plan to continue dairy.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Either/or occasionally.
Motivator for switching to Primal: A lot of research, a lot of thinking and reflection, and a desire for a healthier lifestyle....
Favorite exercise: Hiking, kayaking
Favorite Primal food: Steak
Best part about being Primal: Steak, Steak, and more STEAK
Worst part about being Primal: No garlic bread. Listen, I'm a recovering carb addict, okay? Recovery is a process and I'm working on it....
Okay, now that I've answered all the obligatory meet and greet questions, let me tell you a bit about the REAL me. I'm 41, happily married to the love of my life, with a 15 year old daughter. My 7th anniversary is this coming Sunday, and we will spend a romantic day putting new rafters and a new roof on the cabin we acquired through a tax sale. (Be still my beating heart LOL!)
Ok, I've been fighting obesity and even morbid obesity (to be technical) for the last 13 years. I've tried every mainstream method, diet, program known to man. Some of them several times. I've lost weight here and there but never much and always managed to put it back on. Then almost a year ago, I discovered the HCG Diet. I'm sure I'll get bashed just for even mentioning it, but hey, it worked to help me lose almost 60 pounds. Listen, I was 289 pounds, could not walk up a flight of stairs or a block without having to sit down, okay? It worked for me and now that I'm 50 pounds lighter, I'm finally to a point where I can begin to work out again and to be honest, it's just too restrictive for me to continue. But I do think of it with great affection because it got me to where I am now.
Where am I now? 235 pounds and finally able to walk several miles instead of several feet. I can't run yet, don't know if I ever will be able to, but I'm gonna keep trying. One common denominator in ANY success I've had over the past 10 years has been with low-carb living. I feel better, look better, and just happier when living a low-carb lifestyle. I love bread and sweets and all the trimmings, but when I consume those things, I bloat, gain weight quickly, feel like crap, and have problems with fatigue and mood swings.
So all of that is WAY more than you wanted to know, right? I am just trying to get it all out there - the journey getting here has made me who I am and while I've got a great life - I know it can be even better.......
Lady Gecko, a.k.a. Theresa.