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when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly
I will have
my one-year Primal Blueprint anniversary this 13 May 2012. Going
Primal changed my life so completely, that I can only compare the
transformation to a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
When I found
Primal Blueprint a year ago, I was beyond desperate. I had
finally admitted to myself and others that I had an eating disorder.
I spent almost 37 years (since I was 9) being a binge eater. During
that time, I also had several bouts of anorexia and exercise bulimia.
My whole life revolved around gaining and losing 5-10 lbs. I cant
tell you how much time was spent managing my weight. This included
all the time that I spent obsessing, avoiding people and life, exercising
to compensate for the weight gain, manically working hard to get
the weight off only to binge again and gain the weight back.
I put my poor body through hell. I spent my entire life being uncomfortable
with myself. My self hatred was off the charts. I was constantly
I learned very
early how to disguise my weight and how I felt about myself. It
was no accident that I found a career in fashion, as I was an expert
at styling-using clothing to disguise any and all perceived or imagined
flaws. I never wore any fitted clothing, and if I did, it was during
the few times that my weight had gone down to where I felt happy.
That never lasted. Soon I would be right back to where I had started,
plus a few more pounds on top of that. I learned that when I wore
fantastic pieces of jewelry and/or shoes, that no one would focus
on what I looked like, but what I was wearing. My entire lifes
work revolved around trying to become invisible.
I am a single
mom. My son will be 20 next month, and I raised him by myself since
the beginning. Before I went Primal, he would express extreme frustration
with the fact that I would wear sweatpants around all the time,
especially in public. But it didnt matter what he thought.
I just couldnt live up to my potential as a human being in
the miserable state I was in. I thought I would NEVER, EVER break
this awful pattern.
I couldnt take it anymore, and I went and got help. It only
took a one hour session with an eating disorder counselor for me
to feel better emotionally. After that, everything snowballed synchronistically.
It was as if all I had to do was admit that I had a problem and
confess it to those near and dear to me in order for my circumstances
to change. The universe stepped in and soon afterwards, I discovered
The Primal Blueprint online. The first story I read was The
Unconquerable Dave. I was hooked immediately. Everything I read
clicked and made sense to me. I ordered the books and began living
the Primal Lifestyle. I never had to go back to that counselor.
In the beginning
I doubted that it would work for me. Could I, would I, ever really
love my body and myself?
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