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    Rookie from NH Getting Started on PB!

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    Hi All,

    I found out about Mark's site and his work through another forum I belong to when a thread started about 'getting healthy for the new year'. I'm so thankful I found this place! I'm amazed at the amount of great information in this community and all the encouragement people offer one another. I'm looking forward to a great year of working on my goals and getting healthy, fit, and finally breaking from CW.

    I lost 45 lbs. about seven years ago following the South Beach Diet, but in about a year I gained all of it back and have been between 220 - 230 for the last two years. I'm just over 6' and hated the way I felt/looked, so about two months ago I started going back to limiting carbs in my diet and trying to eat more veggies - hardest thing of all for me. I have been eating a big salad nearly every day since I decided to commit to the change - more veggies than I've had in the last few years combined and it's not a chore to do.

    I have been making progress, but about one month ago I found out about PB and it just 'clicked' with me more than any other health information I have ever read. I bought the latest version of Mark's book and have his cookbook on the way. I also bought a food journal today to keep track of what I'm eating. In just over two months, I have lost 17 lbs and can see the difference in how my clothes fit and how my face looks. I'm 207, and have a BMI of 25. I know I have a long way to go, but I'm more determined than I've ever been to get back to my goal weight of 175.

    I'm looking forward to contributing and being a part of the community.

    Grok on!

    LerxstFan

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    In 2 years of shopping cart voyeurism I've yet to see anyone I would suspect was primal/paleo. Maybe I'll run into you somewhere on the seacoast. I do miss being near a WholeFoods only because I liked stocking up when the meat/fish went on sale. Have not found any reasonable alternatives around here. Anyway, welcome aboard.
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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    Hi IvyBlue,

    Thanks for the welcome. I'm just getting started, and so far enjoy the challenge of finding the bets food to keep me on track to achieving my goals. I shop at the Trader Joe's in Newington for some stuff. I also go to the Meat House in Stratham that has some great pasture fed beef and wild caught seafood - expensive, but really great stuff.

    I love your take on wheat - truth right there!

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    Love to see people joining who are even remotely close to us! It always feels like everyone lives in the West!

    Good luck!

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    Hi and welcome. I'm new as well. Been doing this for less than a week. I live in NYC---though the west is awesome for the fresh farmed produce!! I'm jealous of that:0) Anyway, nice to have you on the journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvyBlue View Post
    In 2 years of shopping cart voyeurism I've yet to see anyone I would suspect was primal/paleo.
    neither have i...even living in manchester where you would think a bigger variety of people shop.

    @Lerxstfan...welcome to the forums and to primal.

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    Im originally from NYC as well...but I vacation at Lake Winnepesaukee in Wolfboro every summer....does that count ?
    currently in Naples Florida !
    Welcome fellow newbie and good luck !!

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