Hello!
I'm quite new here, but I've decided that since I dove in to primal head first and haven't stopped, I may as well dive right in to keeping a journal as well!

I'm a 35 year old mom of three very active boys, ages 9, 3 1/2, and 1 1/2. I am a full time inpatient social worker in a very busy county hospital. My husband is a runner, and completed his first half-marathon on 3/31 this year. He came home with The Primal Blueprint and The 21 Day Total Body Transformation, and asked me to look at it, and consider doing it with him.

A little background: My weight was highest with my second pregancy, topping out around 220lbs, but swiftly dropping back to hover around 200-210lbs. When I got pregnant with my third son, I was 205lbs, and actually wound up around 199lbs after delivery. My weight has hovered around there ever since...

I am 5'3". My weight topped out at 207lbs around the end of December 2011. I decided I'd had enough.

Step 1: January 1, 2012- No More Transfer Buses
I bus in to a busy metro area. The first of this year I swore I'd never ride another transfer bus. I started walking the half mile to work, and back to my express bus. Every day. Yes, in snow and ice if it was there, in rain, whatever. It felt good. I was generally faster than the buses.

Step 2: January 23, 2012- Joined Work "Healthy Weight For Life Program"
Ok, so this didn't really do anything for me, other than give me a daily means to track my weight and exercise and eating habits. And gave access to the hospital RDs. Who, of course, pushed whole grains. 3 months of this and I was bouncing between 5-9lbs of weight lost. Which really pissed me off, since I could feel my clothes fitting better (probably more due to the fact that I was walking so much).

Step 3: March 14, 2012- Was Rear-ended Into the Car in Front of Us
And sustained a pretty nasty right knee sprain, which I'm still recovering from. Thankfully, that was the only real damage (except for our vehicle). This however, has effectively ended my daily work walking, has forced me to use transfer buses again, now that I'm driving, and generally sent me off track in lots of ways.

Step 3: April 1, 2012- Husband Came Home With Primal Blueprint
And a couple days later, asked me just to look and think about it. Not even really thinking I'd agree, rather thinking he'd have to convince me, or maybe I'd at least support him.

Step 4: April 7, 2012- Day 1- Completely Primal
And I haven't looked back! So far, no cravings. I feel great! I was down 10lbs the first week, another 2.5lbs the last time I checked. Last weekend I pulled 4 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of jeans, and a pair of shorts out of my closet forever, with another 2 pair soon to go! (Mostly because I stepped on the hem of the pants at work and nearly fell down the stairs because the pants were so big they were dragging on the ground.)

I have surprised my husband with how readily I took to going Primal, but as I explained to him, I was ready. It was time, and this was just what I needed!

~ER