Flab to Fab in 7 Easy Months
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by Mark Sisson: 17
Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
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!
This story was titled by the author of the story, Erin.
I am so excited
to have a story I feel is worth submitting to the Primal
Blueprint Real Life Stories. Its certainly not anything
I imagined at the beginning of this journey.
My story began
like so many of the other stories Ive read on Marks
Daily Apple. Although I was very skinny in my younger years, sometime
around puberty I started to pick up baby fat even though
Id had none previously. Through college my weight would fluctuate
up and down. One year Id be a size 6, and the next a 10. My
eating habits, like most college students, were awful, but I walked
almost everywhere I went, and my job working with children kept
me on my feet all day, so I always stayed in an average
In my early
20s, when I stopped living within a mile radius of everywhere important
I had to be and started working a job that involved a lot more sitting,
I noticed the weight start to creep on again. However, this time
it stayed. I wasnt happy with this new development, and started
to make some changes.
the vicious cycle of Chronic Cardio and CW diet that would inevitably
lead to disappointment and giving up, only to try again 6 months
later when my pants didnt fit. I can remember at one point
going to two back to back fitness classes three times a week (one
strength and one cardio), and spending 60 grueling minutes on the
treadmill or elliptical the other four days. I would go home and
eat some low fat, whole grain dinner and count my calories like
my life depended on it. However, despite all of this work, I could
only take off 5-10 lbs and wasnt seeing the kind of results
that would make my effort feel worth it.
In my mid-20s
my doctor did some routine blood work and told me I was hypoglycemic.
She recommended I check out an insulin resistance diet and make
some changes, since the cycle of hypoglycemia can often lead to
diabetes. I started to eat more protein and less carbs (I still
held tight to the whole grains, I was a self-proclaimed pasta addict),
and did actually lose some weight. But life happened and I quickly
fell off the wagon.
the line, I resigned myself to the way things were and
decided I clearly wasnt blessed with the genes to obtain the
body I wanted. Unfortunately, that resignation, combined with taking
on an incredibly stressful and demanding job in the summer of 2011,
led to a hefty weight gain.
In the spring
of 2012 I attended a dog show (I show Australian Shepherds) and
was so excited to have a wonderful weekend full of many wins. Winning
dogs means taking win pictures. When I pulled up the website to
order my win pictures, though, I was horrified at the me that I
saw. I mean, yes I had had to buy a new outfit the week before because
my usual skirt and jacket suits didnt fit anymore, but I wasnt
prepared for the image I saw. It was truly a low point for me to
have a visual that, at only 26 years old, I was heavy and out of
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