Meet Mark

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

Less Cardio, Less Fat, More Muscle

I’ve been a distance runner who fights my weight for the past 24+ years. I started running to lose weight in 1985, when I weighed 180. Right now, I’m in the mid-190s. Funny how that worked (not).

Two-plus years ago, I started lifting, which helped with fat loss. Some of the time. As long as I was very careful about what I ate.

In the past few weeks, I think I may have finally found the  answer. I’ve made a number of changes:

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A Primal Workout for Parents

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

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Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

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Contest Results: Primal Fridge Pics

It’s another picture-fest! In our ongoing week of reader created content, and following up reader-submitted breakfast photos and lunch photos, we’ve got pics of your Primal fridges.

I should point out that many of the emails I received noted that their fridges aren’t entirely Primal. Some are just taking the first steps toward becoming Primal. Others live with roommates that have different dietary habits. And still others have spouses or family members that adhere to the SAD or some other eating plan.

Whatever the case may be it’s still fun to peek behind the fridge door to see what other Groks are chowing on. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a few new meal ideas in the process.

But first a little official business. The winning fridge pic, chosen at random, was sent in by…

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Cardio Queen Gone Primal

I was always a little on the heavy side, ever since I had my tonsils and adenoids taken out in kindergarten. I would say 3rd grade was the last time I really felt “normal.” After that it was all down hill. I can remember my childhood being filled with snacks, cakes, and overall poor food habits. As I got into my teens and after graduating, that’s when I started really suffering the emotional consequences. By the time I was 18 I weighed 200 lbs, and being a teenager, that made life pretty much hell. My life was generally unhappy and not going the direction I’d always dreamed, unable to afford college and working at minimum wage jobs. Food was my comfort. It was so comforting I ended up at 250 lbs… at least that’s where I think I ended up. I stopped weighing myself after that.

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Contest: Haven’t Bought the Book Yet? Now’s the Time.

The Prize:

Damage Control Master Formula, a bottle of Vital Omega fish oils, a canister of Responsibly Slim protein powder, and the Grok shirt. Yep, the whole Primal Nutrition package.

The Contest:

You read the blog. You like the message. You’ve been thinking about buying the book, maybe waiting until Christmas, or you still have to finish up the stragglers on your summer reading list before you hit the non-fiction. Well, now’s the time to grab a copy because that’s how you enter today’s contest. Anyone who orders a copy of the The Primal Blueprint before September 1st at midnight is automatically entered to win.

Already bought the book? Great, that means you’re already entered to win!

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