I Enjoy My Life So Much More

By Mark Sisson
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It’s Monday, 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 Monday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

Yup, success stories are back! And I’m looking for more. Follow-ups, mid-progress reflections—every story at every stage has the potential to inspire folks out there who are getting started or contemplating a new beginning. Contact me here to share your story—long or not so long. You never know who you’ll impact by doing it. Enjoy, everyone!

Dear Mark, Thank you for asking for my contribution. And thanks for your unending support, inspiration and courage that you show everyday in your writing, your offering of healthy food, and your very presence.

I was a food addict. I was unhealthy. I didn’t really care.

Interestingly, I had Mark’s Daily Apple on my computer for years and never put it together that it was you or that it could be of any real help to me; some cool ideas….someday. When the stronger inkling of doing something about not feeling so well came up in me (age 65), it was the book Primal Blueprint that was there for me and that I was drawn to. Ultimately, I would need to lower my carbs even more to succeed at weight loss, but I am glad I started with your book because it talked about wonderful things like walking barefoot and volleyball on the beach with young studs. It got me feeling/thinking and opened my perspective on food and life.

The pictures above are the beginning middle and ongoing part of my keto/new lifestyle way of living. I now use fasting and lower carb eating to continue to sculpt and improve and perhaps lose a bit more. I think of it as reshaping and renewing now rather than aging.

I now kayak with people younger than me and train with a gyrotonic instructor a few hours a week. I am 19 months into my new journey.

Once I made the decision and choice to do keto, and my body switched to burning fat as my fuel instead of carbohydrates, which for me took 3-4 months, when it became easy for me and has been a joy ever since. Let’s see…..eat this piece of bread or FEEL FANTASTIC. No chance, especially since I can have my own bread which I make with all organic ingredients.

I enjoy my life so much more. Food is this glorious celebration after fasting for a bit. I continue to read and tweek things, and the adventure will never end.

This final picture is just for fun. I feel playful now and frisky. Not sure if the world is ready for me……..

Submitted with so much JOY!!!

Paula M.
September 2019

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  1. Look at that transition! Another later in life success story…thank you for sharing. It is inspirational for all ages.

  2. Wow, good for you!!! I am over 65 and have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I do attempt to intermittent fast and low carb, but I seem to fall off the “wagon” more than I should even though I always feel better and it does keep me from being way overweight. Your story has given me more incentive to keep on keeping on.

  3. Congratulations Paula! You look great, thanks for sharing! Play on!

  4. Fantastic! Keep up the good work. As for the world possibly not being ready for you – ready or not, here you are. It’ll just have to deal with you. 🙂

    Thank you for giving me some inspiration to continue on my path.

  5. ” Food is this glorious celebration after fasting for a bit.” Now THAT is a perfect gem of primal life philosophy!

    That woman in the last picture looks like she is on to something very, very awesome 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love your words resculpting and renewing! Fantastic way to look at things. A wonderful story, thanks for sharing. All the best with your wonderful primal life x

  7. Wow! You look amazing Paula! Thank you so much for sharing your story. It has inspired me to join Mark’s January Keto challenge.