I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Primal Challengers!
I have some great news. My parents, Chuck and Linda Grimmett, are officially taking the 30 Day Challenge for the month of October! (Yes, we both go by Chuck. This is confusing sometimes, but I really like being named after my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.)
When my parents decide to do something, they jump in with both feet. They’ve already purchased the Primal Blueprint, an almond flour cookbook, planned out some primal breakfasts, and picked out some primal recipes they want to try. I am going home for a few days two weeks from now, so I am excited to cook some primal feasts and have some fun outdoors with them.
Here is a photo I took of my parents a few years ago in Vermilion, Ohio when we went our for an afternoon walk:
I asked my parents to write a little bit about themselves and their goals to post on here. This is what my Dad wrote:
Hello! My name is Chuck. I first heard of living primally from my son, Chuck. He is an adventurous college senior who loves to experience different cultures and foods. Listening to him and seeing first hand the changes in his eating habits and weight loss has inspired me to take the Primal 30 Day Challenge.
This challenge is very real to me, and a true challenge.
I am a 52 year old dad who loves to eat! Growing up it was meat, potatoes, a vegetable, salad, bread and dessert every day. I have continued this eating habit throughout my life. My current food passion is bread and pizza. My current breakfast consists of bagels, english muffins w/ jelly or cream filled doughnuts!
I currently take six heart meds and have 4 stents in my heart. My goal for this challenge is to learn what and how to eat, lose some belly fat, lose inches from my barrel chest and start a path to get off some of my heart meds.
Joining me on this challenge is my lovely bride of 27 years, my wife Linda. Linda is a food conscious petite size eight who tries her best to keep me healthy. Linda loves chocolate and pasta! To both of our benefits on this quest, Linda is a fantastic cook, and we both love to try new and interesting foods. Linda has a knack for creating her own dishes and recipes.
Linda’s goal for this challenge is to lose some belly fat and firm up her arms and thighs.
We are planning a daily walk and/or bike rides depending on our busy schedules.
We both look forward to this challenge and we appreciate all the input and posts on this blog, and most of all we appreciate or son Chuck, for caring enough to inspire us to change the way we eat and live our lives.
Maybe you can take some photos and post some of the dishes you create. We’d love to see them! Also, update us at the end of the 30 days with your results!
Good luck, Mom and Dad! All of us here at The Primal Challenge welcome you and are supporting you!