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...Tell Me More
It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!
I don’t even know where to start, but I’ll try to be short :).
Basically, after 21 days I’ve lost 16 pounds and haven’t added exercise yet. Thank you for… well… answering all the questions I had via your site. It gave me enough belief to try this for 21 days. Having done so well, I’m now putting away the scale and going to continue for another month or two without daily monitoring of my weight.
The week before I came across Primal/Paleo I yet again decided to count calories, eat 6 times and day, workout like crazy, etc. The same ol’ same ol’. Of which I’ve done for 15 years of being obese.
That week I failed yet again. By Friday of that week I was literally famished and by Sunday I found myself at Wendy’s eating TWO combos so as not to pass out. I went home sad and told myself I’m never going to lose weight. Another week wasted.
As I laid in bed Sunday night it became clear to me that being hungry and having no energy was my enemy. No matter how good a diet and exercise plan was, I would fail again and again if I was hungry.
So I decided to google other diets that you could eat more or not be hungry. Paleo kept popping up in my searches. I’d give it some reading but would ultimately tell myself I could never do Paleo due to the many restrictions of dairy or yummy fruits, lean only meats etc. Too restrictive I thought.
Then I came across your site and from 8pm till 2am I read and read and read. You’re approach was much more reasonable. I felt I could do this. Bought all your books for my iPad.
By 2am I was beat but before I went to bed I decided I was going to try at least 21 Days when I woke up.
Week #1 – lost 8 lbs
Week #2 – lost 5 lbs
Week #3 – lost 3 lbs
I battled with energy dips, general sick and foggy feelings, sleep problems and being hungry before I started. Within just 3 days I had constant energy, solid sleeping and overall felt great right away.
As a leader in a large local church, a lot of close friends and loved ones are now starting their 21 day journeys based on the basic info I could impart to them.
My goal is 180. I have another 60 lbs to go, but for the first time in 20 years I have deep down hope that I’ve found the way so to speak. I’m expecting to get back to about 1-2 lbs of weight loss a week. I know the first few weeks are unusual.
Just wanted to say thank you. I’m still in my infancy figuring all this out but your resources have been exceptional. I was so happy this morning I even made a video on YouTube.