Beat the Creep: Gradual Weight Gain Stopped and Reversed
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Hi my name
is Mauricio Sada-Paz and I was born 37 years ago in Nuevo Laredo,
Mexico. I have been in banking for 14 years and have always been
very athletic. However, every year my weight was gradually going
up. I initially simply tried to increase the distance I was running
still mixing it up with weights. When this did not work I decided
to train for two marathons and dropped the weight training. In 2010
I ran the London and NY marathon, yet my weight stayed in the 99-100
kgs area (~220 lbs). I am 192 cms (6? 3?) tall so I did not look
overweight, but I did not look like a fit marathon runner despite
running NY under 3:30. The first picture with me on the boat is
in April 2010 only 4 days before I ran the London Marathon.
In 2011 I did
not train for any marathons as I was starting a new job and my weight
continued to increase. I peaked after New Years 2011 (second
pic below) in the 107-108 kgs area (~238 lbs) after having had my
wifes family and then my own family visit for the holidays.
I knew something was wrong when I ran 7 days, 15 kilometres every
day during the holidays and my weight was still going up. Clearly
I was eating and drinking wine, but still I should not have been
going up at that pace. When I spoke to my boss about it, he said
do not worry
I have the right solution for you. Simply read
Blueprint by Mark Sisson and the fat will just melt off.
I trusted him as he is a super fit cyclist who has his body fat
down to 6%.
I ran to my
iPad and bought the book on the 9th of January 2012. Ever since
that date I have only deviated from the diet on one day when I ate
a burrito with tortilla, black beans and rice. I felt so bloated
and gassy afterwards that this will not happen again. My weight
has plummeted. By the end of January I was already at 102 kgs (~225
lbs) and by the end of February I was at 97 kgs (~213 lbs). At the
end of March I touched a low of 92.9 kgs (~204 lbs) with 16.8% body
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