Many years ago, when I was in my late 20's, I worked shiftwork for 7 years -- it nearly killed me. I could never adjust to the changing shifts and night shift was pure hell because I could never get quality sleep during the day. I left that job, but maintain my friendships with my mates who have continued to work the shiftwork. My observation is that about 95% of the shiftworkers are very overweight (particularly the women), and their faces are fleshy with excess flab. Most of them have other physical ailments and most are on medications. I truly believe that shiftwork is one of the greatest disservices that we can do to our bodies. In my humble opinion, I've been blessed with genetics of great looking skin. Since going primal, I believe I now look 10 years younger than my youthful 49 years of age. My co-workers were shocked when I shared with them that in 14 months, I will turn 50. I'm wearing a size 8 and have more energy and vitality than ever before. I believe I"m learning to tap into my inner child more than I ever have, and this may also manifest in a youthful appearance. My friends and husband, are marathon runners and they are out there, pounding the pavement day after day, week after week --- their skin looks 'tired'. I don't believe my face looks drawn, despite the 17lbs of weight loss -- I believe my skin has firmed up overall. Anyway, that's just a few of my observations of myself and some of my friends. But I re-iterate that shiftwork nearly killed me and that was when I was still youthful. I couldn't imagine working shiftwork into my 40's or 50's.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.