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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Month: August 2009

Bringing Home the Bacon

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The Beginning of a New Life

Hi Mark,

I’ve been Primal for about two weeks.

In that time, I’ve learned more about how my body works, how ill-informed doctors can be, and how important movement is to health than in all my 38 years combined. This is both mind-blowing and humbling for me.

I’ve always lived in my head. I never had much use for my body, because I was a chubby kid and I became a more-than-chubby adult. I ignored warnings about high-sugar food, went on every diet known to man at the time (from the 600-calorie-per-day no-fat diet to Weight Watchers to the Water Diet, where you ate… wait for it… water and nothing but), you name it, I’ve probably tried it. Exercise hurt and made me sweaty, which meant I had to shower, which meant getting undressed and looking at my body, which I didn’t like doing. It was just easier not to exercise. I hid in books and, later, computers and the Internet. By trade, I’m working on being a sociologist and a statistician – lots of head-work, but not much field-work. (I used to say that that was the advantage of sociology over anthropology: you don’t have to go out into the fields to do your field-work.)

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The Prize:

A “Grok On!” T-Shirt! It’s the official shirt of Mark’s Daily Apple; wear your philosophy on your sleeve…or chest.

The Contest:

Today’s contest is a piece of cake (Primal almond cake). Simply leave a comment in today’s blog post: The Beginning of a New Life

To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for a chance to win the shirt. Commenting on this post will get you nothing.

Contest Deadline:

Midnight tonight, August 29th.

Choosing a Winner:

One comment, and thus one winner, will be chosen at random.

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Primal Circuit Training, Fire Building and Meat Eating

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Beef with Prunes “Stew”

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My Life with Primal Blueprint Fitness and CrossFit

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