Monthly Archives: November 2011

Morning Links

The NYT article, Should We All Go Gluten-Free?, goes viral. Clifton Harski, the lead trainer at MovNat, published some exercise videos on his new blog.  Let’s hope he keeps up with the regular posts. The best piece I’ve read on … Continue reading

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New Member

Hey everyone!  My name is Mark and I’m doing the primal challenge for the next month (and hopefully forever!).  I did the primal diet 5 years ago and had tremendous results.  To put it in perspective, I lost over 30 … Continue reading

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Beginning CrossFit

Last week in my progress update, I indicated that exercising and building muscle has been the weakest part of my primal lifestyle. I have the eating, sleeping, and stress maintenance down, but I can’t seem to exercise on a regular … Continue reading

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Why We Get Fat

As I mentioned last week, I have been reading Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes, and I finished a few days ago. This book deserves a second read at some point, as it is packed with countless sources and … Continue reading

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Holiday Damage Control

If you are anything like me, you probably indulged on some of your Thanksgiving favorites like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, ice cream, pumpkin roll, sugary cranberry sauce, and bread stuffing this past Thursday. Maybe you also drank a little too … Continue reading

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Weekend Challenge: Two Steps at a Time

This weekend’s challenge is to take the stairs two steps at a time. I started this two years ago as part of my preparation for a hiking trip with Ben Stafford. I started using the stairs instead of the elevator … Continue reading

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My Response to Chuck’s Weekend Challenge

Last week one of my good climbing buddies, Jeff, found out that he was going to Nevada for a work meeting.   As it turns out, the meeting was an hour outside of Red Rock Canyon, home to some of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! // Hard goals and soft goals

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving!  I trust you all have a safe, happy, and primal Holiday 🙂 This post isn’t Thanksgiving related at all…maybe it will be next year. Anyway, I wanted to tee off of a recent post by Chuck … Continue reading

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Paleo soda?!

I don’t know about you, but I used to love soda. I have drastically reduced my consumption to the point where I don’t even enjoy it that much anymore. Yet, somehow I still crave it every now and then. Today … Continue reading

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Progress Update

I committed to the 30-day challenge on August 1 this year. I have been primal for almost four months, so it is time for a progress update. My first two weeks were tricky. I had intense carb cravings but didn’t … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving plans

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It signifies the beginning of a season surrounded by family and friends. This will be my first primal Thanksgiving, so I will be approaching the holiday a little differently. Rather than … Continue reading

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My primal weekend

After a long week of cubicle dwelling, my primal urges were at an all-time high. It is tempting to  succumb to a lazy weekend after a week of inactivity sitting in front of a computer and living like a zoo human. But … Continue reading

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Pizza is Paleo

Ok- so my Sunday post is simply this.  Pizza- is NOT a vegetable. BUT according to Congress, it IS. What do YOU think?

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I’ve been toying with different levels of milk and dairy products in my diet during my last 60 days. At first it was hard for me to cut out dairy so I continued to use milk in my coffee and … Continue reading

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Progress Update: Chuck Grimmett Sr.

The following is a progress update from my parents, who successfully completed their 30 day challenge on November 1. It was written by my Dad, Chuck Grimmett Sr. Great job, Mom and Dad! I am proud of you! My thirty … Continue reading

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