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Thread: Hi from Portland, Oregon!

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    Talking Hi from Portland, Oregon!

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    I'm no stranger to the "low-carb" way of life. I came to this site to find motivation to eat better without going through the exercise of counting calories all the time, which I loathe!

    After being in great shape, I jumped up to 190 in about four years due to stress (bad relationship, long commute, long hours at work, no sleep, lots of stress eating - carbs!) and then "fixed" that (dumped the jerk , new job, moved closer to the office, and the rest fixed itself). Through those changes plus adding an exercise routine, I've nearly effortlessly dropped 30 lbs since May. I find myself "settled" at this "comfortable" weight, and I know it's from keeping some sugars, processed foods, and grains in my diet.

    Besides wanting to look good, and feel great (I already feel pretty good versus just a year ago, but I know I can feel even better), I want to be leaner, faster and stronger. OK, I also want to wear a bikini and own it! I want to reach my potential this year. I don't know what that will mean weight-wise, but I guess I'll know it when I know it.

    I have a running coach (it's a group thing, but we receive individual support) who is great and doesn't want us running ourselves to death. I'm only running up to a half-marathon distance, so I don't consider myself an endurance athlete. I run four days per week (one distance, one strength, one speed, one pace) and do a bootcamp style work out two days per week. Once I get up to my half-marathon distance (end of May) I will run even less and join Crossfit. That's my plan, anyway . . .

    I have a blog (see my signature) where I record all things diet, fitness, and basic life. I don't talk about personal stuff much since some of my co-workers read it. I'm excited to start today!

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    Julie, you are SO going to get there! Welcome to the cave...
    Best--
    Kate

    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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    SE PDX'er here! Welcome.

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    Welcome fellow NWer:-)

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes. Glad to see some local talent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxjulie View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcomes. Glad to see some local talent!
    Welcome Julie - Lake Oswego in the house!

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    Howdy from NW portland! Currently a senior at PSU majoring in Physical Activity/Exercise, minoring in Environmental Studies.

    Been following paleo/primal/ancestral/archevore/whateveryouwannacallit for about 2 years now.

    Good to see another portlander here. I moved up here from Corvallis after living there for the majority of my life, and I absolutely love it.

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    Hi! I am from NW Portland/Washington County! Great job, Julie! FYI, I have a Portland Paleo/Primal Facebook page and discussio board. It's mostly for sharing local sources that support the Paleo/Primal lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxhollym View Post
    Hi! I am from NW Portland/Washington County! Great job, Julie! FYI, I have a Portland Paleo/Primal Facebook page and discussio board. It's mostly for sharing local sources that support the Paleo/Primal lifestyle.
    Thanks! Would love a link to the FB page. : )

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    Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Portl...64256146978348
    Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/220198441407004/

    The group is closed, you just need to request to be a member & I'll approve you.

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