I Didn’t Know How Bad I Felt Before, Until I Started Feeling So Good!
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Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal
Blueprint Real Life Story from a Marks Daily Apple reader.
If you have your own success story and would like to share it with
me and the Marks Daily Apple community please contact me here.
Ill continue to publish these each Friday as long as they
keep coming in. Thank you for reading!
I am writing
to add myself to your list of PB success stories. The pictures Ive
attached above pretty much tell it. The first three were from the
last few years, and they show me at my heaviest. The one in the
pink gown was taken at about three months into the PB plan, and
the last one, of me with the kettlebells, was taken a few days ago,
at 7 months into the plan. I am holding 40 pounds worth of kettlebells
and thats how much weight Ive lost since February of
this year, with your help.
I am currently
54 years old, have struggled with weight gain and loss for the last
35 years. The yo-yo started going up and down in college, and I
would gain and lose over and over. I have tried every fad diet there
is, including starvation, and have done Weight Watchers three times.
I was active over the years, but my food intake was typical of the
standard American diet you refer to all the time. SAD indeed. I
was lazy when it came to food preparation and I ate a lot of cereal,
bread products, and protein, power, or granola bars. I would never
have thought I could go without it like I do now. Cereal and toast
or an English muffin was a favorite breakfast, and dinner of mine.
I drank a lot of coke over the years.
I gained more
recent weight after I had a hysterectomy in 2005. My hormones got
messed up. I had a few job changes, life stressors in excess (sick
parents, a son in college, financial issues), and a terrible, wheat,
other grains, and sugar filled diet. If I managed to lose some,
I would gain it back, plus more. I worked out with a personal trainer
for close to a year in 2010. I managed to lose about 18 pounds by
counting calories, carbs, protein, and doing excessive cardio, and
a very strict lifting schedule. The minute I lost focus, back it
I had a physical
exam summer of 2011 and I was unhappy with my weight (high 170s)
and lab results. My cholesterol and triglycerides were high, and
my HgA1C was borderline for Type 2 diabetes. I had asked my doctor
to run one, because I wanted to see what my numbers were. As a nurse,
I was seeing a huge increase in the number of diabetic patients
and it worried me. I felt like I was headed to being a Type 2 diabetic
if I didnt change things. I didnt feel good, I felt
sluggish, and was really self conscious about how I looked.
I moved to
Tennessee in August of 2011, (knowing no one, to start a new job)
and joined a gym for something to do. I dabbled around at it, then
the holidays started and I got heavier, and hit 183, my highest
ever. I made a New Years resolution to lose weight, yet again.
In January 2012, I got a free session with a trainer, who was sympathetic
to my tale of woe. She listened to my frustrations, and then she
told me she had something for me that she thought would really appeal
to me. Her words were, as a nurse (Im a registered nurse
for 34 years) you will like the science behind this plan.
She wrote your website down for me, and I was interested enough
to look at it.
I studied your
website for about three weeks. I read every article, every link,
several success stories. I signed up for your emails, and started
having many aha moments. I ordered the 21-Day
Total Body Transformation, read it, and committed to trying
it. I endured low carb flu and detoxed off sugar and
learned how to shop differently. I started taking my lunches to
work, and got a lot of questions about what many perceive as an
odd eating style. Weight did not come off fast at first. I almost
gave it up, about four weeks into it, because I was not seeing results
like I wanted to see. I remember reading in your books, though,
to stick with it and be patient and that eventually, without the
constant influx of carbs my body was used to, it would HAVE to start
burning my stored fat. At last, slowly but surely, pounds started
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