A little about me: I am a nursing student finishing my last year of nursing school. I hope to one day be a nurse midwife and have a homebirthing practice. I haven a husband, two children, a dog, and 5 hens. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and religion is very important to me. I also practice martial arts, play the piano, and sing.
Today I am starting a 30 day "Primal Challenge." I am committing to the Primal Blueprint lifestyle and will be trying to strictly follow it for the next 30 days. I started by reading "The Primal Blueprint" recommended to me by my dad. He lost 50 pounds following it, so I wanted to try it too. I read the book, and although I don't really believe all the evolutionary stuff, I do think that the science behind it is valid. So on March 21, 2010 I started with my first 30 day challenge. The first couple of weeks gave me a "carb flu" and I felt like crud. I hadn't realized how addicted I was to sugar and sweets. Even though I felt bad, I promised I would stick it out for 30 days. After the carb flu was over- I felt amazing! So now, 4 months later I have lost 40 lbs and have really reduced my cholesterol and triglycerides (I'll show these pictures and blood info in a future post). What I really love about primal living is that it is a healthy change that you can do even if you are expecting (which I'm not) and even children can follow. Very few nutritional changes (or diets) can be recommended for those who are pregnant or under 18.
So, if you would like to try living primally, go ahead and start the 30 day challenge. All of the information that you need to know about it is on www.marksdailyapple.com . You could do this entire lifestyle change without buying a single thing, because he puts all of his information on his blog for everyone to see.