I've been lurking on here for a couple of weeks and thought it was about time I joined in properly.
I've been mostly primal for a few weeks. I've always felt healthier cutting out grains so in a way I've eaten similar to primal on and off for the past couple of years, but I've always fallen back into bad ways, mostly due to a love of bread! This time round though, a friend mentioned trying paleo in her blog and some research led me here. Although I've known from personal experience that wheat does me no favours, it's been an eye opener to realise the implications of a SAD diet for the majority of the western world.
I'm lucky that I've not suffered from any major health problems. I'm reasonably fit thanks to a love of fell walking and running round after my 2 small boys. I guess the transition to primal hasn't been too hard for me so far as I was brought up to not eat much processed food and have always been a meat and 2 veg kinda girl! (just need to cut down on the jersey royals a tad!) I do have a bit of weight to lose (currently 148lbs at 5'2") and I'm aiming to not shy away from the weights in the gym anymore instead of using my lack of upper body strength as an excuse not to lift (yeah makes no sense I know...) Hopefully I can change that reasonably fit, to very fit
Hi Elsielou. I'm 5 2" and 146. I've been a rubbish primal for about two years and for the last 6 days have been primal-excellenti.Longing to see if any of the (small) amount of weight goes. I walk, spint, cycle and lift heavy things when I can force myself into the gym, because I have realised I hate gyms...
Hello and enjoy the journey