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!
My weight has always been something that I have struggled with. From a young age I had a very love/hate relationship with food. As in I loved eating it and hated when it was gone. Due to this I was a very large teenager. After college, I decided to lose weight and I managed it… but I was eating barely anything, running three to six miles a day, Thai Boxing twice a week, gym five times a week and having two personal training sessions a week. It just wasn’t sustainable. As soon as I stopped all the “Chronic Cardio” I just piled the weight back on.
Over a year passed and I was heavier than ever (roughly 120 kg/18.89 stone). Just before Christmas I went to visit my sisters. My sister Nikk (your biggest advertiser over the pond I should imagine, may as well be a rep) introduced me to your book, The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation. One night over dinner she went through all the principles and what it entailed. She lent me the book and on my merry way I went. Over the next couple of days I couldn’t put the book down. I made it my New Year’s resolution to follow the 21-day reprogramming guide to get to 85 kg. And I did. From the 1st of January, I was Paleo. The first week wasn’t the easiest because I was used to having takeaway three to four nights a week and eating whenever I could during the day.
After the first week I couldn’t believe the sudden switch, everything suddenly became so easy. I wasn’t getting hungry and I felt better. For exercise I used to run a lot but unfortunately, with my weight being so high, I was prone to shin splints. So, I took the book’s advice and started walking after dinner. Headphones in, off I went. Before long I genuinely enjoyed the walks and started walking everywhere. My car became redundant apart from work and back.
Once I started realizing that I was losing weight at a rate of knots, I started weighing myself every day. I was loosing between 0.4 and 1.1 kg a DAY. Could this be right??? YES. I am really happy to report that at the moment of writing this I am 85.6 kg. I’m hoping to be my target weight by tomorrow… or the day after at the latest. And the best thing about this whole experience??? It’s so easily sustainable. I don’t have to devote hours and hours to training, and I am loving the food.
Thank you to everyone involved in the book and my sister Nikk, because it really has changed my life.