I thought it seemed like there were a lot of women here!
Some of the men can come off as know-it-alls, especially if they are younger. They seem to think because it's so easy for them, we women have to be lacking discipline.
I'm 46, somewhere around 150lbs but have no idea really, 5'3". I hike a lot. I really like it. It's good for combating nature deficit disorder. I try to get out in nature every day, even if it's just a little walk around campus or on the beach. Today the tide was the lowest I've ever seen it so I walked on the beach looking for shells and rocks.
I've been doing the low-carb version of this (using the guidelines from archevore.com or Protein Power or Andreas Eenfeldt's dietdoctor.com website). I realize it's not exactly the primal blueprint, but it sure seems to me they're all saying basically the same thing. Stay under the carb curve. Eat real food. No grains, no seed oils, etc. Even when I've poked around Mark's blog posts he consistently seems to recommend a low-carb approach. People on the forums here seem to think otherwise. I haven't read his book so I'm not sure. Anyway, low carb works for me even if it doesn't seem to give me the stellar effortless amazing weight loss I'd hoped for.
I really wish wine worked better with this diet.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 77.5lbs.