My favorite part about this post is the embracing of joy and happiness in life and doing healthy things because they make you feel good. I hate my body because I have nothing or no one else to hate. Well done to you. Sometimes, it’s Capture the Flag. My love for her is so huge that any issues with my body fell by the wayside. Because of my job as a writer and editor in the health and fitness industry, I knew a lot about various diets and exercise protocols that were *supposed* to help me get the body I wanted, but for some reason, I couldn't make it happen. I do a bit of weight training as well. I think today will be ham, edam and mushrooms in between the eggs. Now, I can. Working with a therapist, I discovered better coping mechanisms, such as mindfulness exercises and channelling my energy into hobbies, and received Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which can be used to help process trauma. Now that I’ve gotten this far, I’m going to spend the next 90 days trying to convince myself that “moderation” also applies to cheesecake and dark chocolate. I just want to maintain that. Since January however, I have lost a further 25. I regress sometimes, making choices that make me feel numb, like drinking and random Tinder one-night stands, because I want to remember sex with someone other than my predator. It’s about 10 of us ”. Mark has a good mix of stories, all ages, and with different circumstances. While this pain will never completely go away, I’m now able to live with it and be OK. I’ve found a doctor who I meet with every month, who has put me on thyroid medication and helps me control my blood sugars. Since April however, I’ve lost some more inches. Most inspiring post ever. There are actually a lot of success stories in the archive from men. Learn about their personal struggles, and what they did to overcome them. No matter what has happened to you, you can still be a powerful person who is able to inspire those around you, just by being courageous enough to choose to live. Turns out, it wasn’t much suffering. It was hard for me to get on a bike or run outdoors because of the fear of being whistled at or finding myself in places that were not well populated. It felt like dying would mean I let my attacker win, and I couldn’t have that. Since you are named after the Indian elephant god, I can imagine losing weight was a challenge. I trusted him and my mindset shifted immediately. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Since January however, I have lost a further 25. I love my job. They’re still trying to wrap their minds around “No grains? When I moved cities to start a new job working in a hospital, I faced a nightmare more horrific than anything I could have thought possible: I was raped. Are you ever too old to change it? I sleep better. âYeah,â I tell her âI am bouncy.â What a great story!! Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, MORE : I am a rape survivor who is obsessed with sex – and that’s okay, MORE : Speaking out about sexual assault helped me reclaim my identity, MORE : I’ve created the support I wish I’d had when I was sexually assaulted. Age of my baby girl: 3 months. The pure joy that you radiate is beyond awesome. . I was told that if I didn’t change my habits I would have diabetes, hypertension and heart problems before I hit 40. I started going primal for 6 months and it worked too well – lost 10 pounds in a month – but unfortunately, the boobs left first, so I stepped down because I don’t want to end up like a breadboard. My fiancé and I have been together for five years and have two children together. I politely refused to ever give up meat in favour of flavoured soya chunks and sought out a plan that better suited my palate. I just wanted to feel like I owned my body again. We hadn’t spoken much before, but he always treated me with a kindness I had convinced myself didn’t exist in the world after I was raped. This first pic is what I looked like for all of 2011. I feel like a Primal Evangelist. I hate my body because I am angry and it is an easy thing to focus that anger on. Fantastic! Looking good! NO! This time last year 28″ was the circumference of one of my thighs. Your email address will not be published. My best friend has lost 30. You’re giving your kids the same gift you gave yourself! I AM very happy. If you aren’t yet a newsletter subscriber, what are you waiting for? So thanks Neesh, and thanks Mark (and the MDA family), from just one member of our little Primal tribe . This story is going to be my pick-me-up for down days! My journey started because I intended to give up grains in solidarity with her…. First of all, I’m impressed that you were diagnosed with a gluten ‘allergy’ and that instead of treating the symptom, they encouraged you to deal with the cause. before I found PB I had this feeling like I was always waiting to start living. Your story is so inspiring. I would encourage you and your partner to check out the ebook. I was instructed to give up gluten immediately (since it was an allergy to this, and not asthma, which was causing my breathing issues), along with meat, dairy, coffee, and everything else I loved. . Now that’s an inspiring teacher! In my own case, My weight has stabilized at around 150 lbs. Congratulations Ganeesha….its great to see you happy and healthy and looking awesome. Congrats on your success! There is no timeline for when I will be ‘done healing’, only a slow and steady effort towards a better future. My body was taut and lithe, muscular and fit. God, It feels good. We don’t have to be shaped by our family history. You get the idea. Your email address will not be published. You look incredible. My family is catching on too. My blood tests showed that at 26 I was pre-diabetic and pre-hypertensive. congratulations! You really just need to start, your partner will jump on board once he sees your great success. I need to shed 20lbs…sounds like Primal Blueprint is the way to go. Healthy fats became my friend. What a great story. My class used to get excited about pizza. It’s about 10 of us (friends and family) who follow Primal Blueprint now. Several of my friends and family members are now Primal as well (my best friend, Saidi, lost 50 pounds too! I became less stressed. My cousin’s weight has remained the same but his muscles are ripping out! This is very inspiring! The new year is bringing all the good stuff. I LOVE BEING A CAVEMAN. My uncle has lost 25 lbs. I’d like to ask you how you maintain your feminine figure. Next year, for the first time, I will be putting on a costume and playing mas for Trinidad carnival. Check them out here: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/category/success-story-summaries/#axzz2QJnE2CCg Congrats you look A-mazing! I was 190 lbs. I wish you and all your Primal tribe the best!! And 50lbs lighter, one year later, I’d make the same choice all over again. As for dads…. Every look or gesture from a man at the gym quickened my breathing, and I’d start sweating, become dizzy, and have to leave. But I wasn’t going to let him take my future, my happiness, and my hope of finding someone who could love me despite what happened. ), I’m taking better care of myself and it shows… and it spreads. I’m a primary school teacher. Congratulations on your discipline and results Ganeesha! The best part is how you helped change 10 more people (or more because of your students). Or call Samaritans on 116 123 (the service is free and confidential) or email email@example.com. (and post up those Caribbean-spiced up primal recipes!!). Will be forwarded your story along! Beu dat mensen op social media zich bemoeien met haar lichaam. Ganeesha, Het â¦ Lunch is more often than not a big salad with lamb, chicken or fish. Thanks for the motivation…as well as the desire to visit Trini! How you doing? Mine STILL won’t give up his bread. Turns out, Iâm allergic. My goal for 2012 is twofold. Congrats! What works for you? But most importantly, you look very happy. Go, Team Ganeesha! My family and some friends and coworkers are now entertaining the idea that the Primal Principles make sense and are no longer just questioning and refuting all I say, but so far no one wants to bite the bacon and forego the bread! The slogan has been used around the world and translated into many different languages. Impressive! This is such an essential step, because without the proper nutrition, all the exercise in the world will not help you achieve your goal. I’d like to be one of your success stories myself but that will have to wait since I’m not yet primal – and my partner is not an easy person to do this with since he does not subscribe to what he considers a fad diet. I keep telling people about the Primal life and hopefully I can convince even more that this is the way we were meant to be. First, I intend to kick my asthma’s ass. Enemies engage in a mutual fight. I cannot believe the way my body has changed. Now they scoff at it and encourage their parents to make them salads for lunch. You look wonderful. I had breast cancer decades ago and kept my breasts, and wrote about the whole experience. Ultimately, I am taking one day at a time. Thank you. They swap ideas and recipes for that and bring fruits, nuts and veggies to school as snacks”. Realization #2: The true reason why your body deserves your love. The results are astounding. This second pic is a picture of me 5 years ago, strutting (or at least not wobbling) my stuff down a runway in Barbados. Can you change the shape of your body? I live in Sheffield, Northern England. And it’s because I found this. At 190 lbs, I was borderline obese. I’ve wanted to for years. Go Saidi! Well done. I also reversed asthma symptoms after going Primal. Second, I want to do it while getting back to the size I was most comfortable at. You look awesome and strong, and it’s so great you’re inspiring your students! They’ll come around when they see your results. Thanks for sharing! you are an inspiration. Best of luck to you! How successful were you in sticking with your plan? Before I went fully Primal, I had lost about 15 pounds. But I do think I can tolerate and accept my body fat and move on with my life so I can focus on living out my values.â I had to laugh at this because this is where I am. What a great life lies ahead for you! All best to you and your tribe. YES! I’m 175 lbs right now. I struggle with it sometimes, but now that Iâm in my late 30s, Iâm working on accepting that my body is changing and will change. I’ll be looking out for those “Primal Island” recipes (great name for a book)! Congratulations! @aprilisfabulous, âI love my body because it has birthed and nursed two little girls!â @Ryeswmmr, âI love my body because it is strong and it gets me where I need to go.â @chasingthenow, âI love my body because it makes it possible for me to live a full, healthy life!â @Dana18_Brown, âI love body because I am in control of it. I knew something was wrong so I saw a doctor. Welcome back to my youtube channel. You’re beautiful! Turns out it was the other way around. What Is It, and Is It Safe? 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And biggest miracle of all, he doesn’t argue with me so much when I forward one of Mark’s links to medical studies. I am just beginning this journey and I know I will return to your success story often. As mentioned before, I do pseudo-Insanity 3 times a week and sprints once a week. Probably the most memorable title for me was: I never knew I felt so bad until I started to feel good! Wow. It’s also amazing to see the contagiousness of primal living. “My class used to get excited about pizza. Amazing!!!! But more than anything, she loves my body because itâs mine. I LOVE this story..What a primal transformation!!!! Layered omelette! But he knows that when he’s at my place, bread, pasta, roaches and grasshoppers stay outside. I’ve lost 15 lbs so far. I’m happy with my life exactly the way it is. He was never charged as I had waited too long before reporting him, blaming myself for what had happened, and there wasn’t enough evidence to hold up in court. Everything in my life changed when I chose to stop seeing my own body as my enemy. Not all the time, but hey, it’s a start. It’s because saying anything out loud will prove that you were right all along and Grok knows we can’t have that happening…. You look frigging fantastic. I wondered how my body had changed so rapidly; how, I thought, I had lost control. A great to see a young Primary teacher out there flying the flag; that’s the way to permanent change – inspire the youngsters . I had to really kick my own behind to start spin class. Last year, I put out a call for people to make a public commitment to going Primal in 2012. A teacher living by example will do so much for those kids, that a picture of a coloured plate or an anthropomorphic vegetable cartoon never will. I’m happier than I have been in years. I wore bikinis with wild abandon, purchased off the rack with no thought as to whether or not it would fit because, of course, it would fit. Thank you. And even better than in your model days!! I’ve never seen someone take such tiny baby secret baby steps. It took a week before showers weren’t painful and the bruises faded. I am already feeling the impact as I have lost 3lbs already. And I feel freakin AWESOME. I love your story. *crosses fingers*. Fantastic to see someone from the Caribbean finding the Primal path. Maybe that’s just part of island living, but here in the middle of the US, it seems like the typical suburbanite who’s trying to be healthy does nothing but fret and worry, as if a good life can possibly be born out of fear. It really is fantastic. I wanted to be able to lead my class by example during PE and run around with them. This story is so inspiring. And yes, the smile comes from WAY down. Why did you decide to go Primal, and what exactly was your plan to accomplish your goals in 2012? I didnât have an enemy; I had a victim. QUESTION: "Is it wrong for your fiancé to follow women on social media that post half-naked pictures every day? People are drawn to health and happiness! The past weekend was my most difficult days so far as my entire house still eats rice. And as a 62 year old man who is not having the amazing success these women have had I’d like to see a story about men more my age. I do want to organize some Primal Island recipes, that is, adapt some Primal recipes to a Caribbean ingredient list. She really is a primal evangelist. I was in Barbados in December and was shocked at the diabetes epidemic taking hold there. !Love it!!! Yes! This is amazing. I hardly ever watch tv now. I knew I would never be the same. What a great inspirational success story you are! It is a monster that will fester, ooze, and boil you from the inside out until there is nothing left. It’s free, and it comes with a whole lot of other goodies as well when you sign up. Congrats, you look amazing and your attitude is truly inspirational. You’ve given me the inspiration I need to go on another walk today (glutes still hurting post-squat sesh a couple of days ago- overdid it perhaps!) Sometimes, Cops and Robbers. Recently, on three occasions, I walked into conversations where the vaccine was front and centre. It was hard, made me sweat and oh my gracious I felt it the very next day. We’re a sexy little Primal Tribe! The weight led to health complications: I became morbidly obese and had high cholesterol, chronic lower back pain, insulin issues, and plantar fasciitis, which caused me to experience pain on the bottom of my feet. My body was just existing, serving me well, carrying me through my greatest joys, and surviving my deepest tragedies. Sign up here to get this eBook and numerous other freebies and special offers. The ‘get off your ass’ problem is mine as well, I can eat primally just great but I’m not exercising enough – thanks for lighting a fire under my lily white butt hahaha…. I was frightened by the thought of giving birth, the change of my body. I’m still having a hard time convincing those I love to switch over. I was in bed for 3 weeks with little movement and it â¦ I lived at the top of a hill for a while, so I made it my business to walk it every day. It’s a great one. Thatâs what bodies do! Ok, I’m going to sound like a whiner – where are the success stories by men? So I suppose to answer your question, it became less severe (to the point that I’ve had no episodes of strained breathing since I cut out wheat). I *finally* bought your latest book. Those are two of my favorite foods of course, and I eat them with abandon. I’ll look fantastic, but more importantly, I’ll have the stamina to dance in the street for 2 days straight. you look absolutely amazing. I am unable to download the success stories EBook – is anyone else having problems with this? Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been paired for â¦ Good going Ganeesa. ), and we have our own little tribe, swapping recipes, stories and inspiration all over the place! I keep looking at the after photos and thinking “that USED to be 190”. My body language changed because of the saree : Anushka Sharma on her perfecting wearing the saree in Sui Dhaaga! When I was younger, I would exercise, but I would only do cardio. Whatâs up guys. I stopped swimming because I didn’t want to be that exposed in a swimming suit. All very inspiring! Trying to create one of my own. Simple. and it’s so wonderful to see another islander taking control of their life and health. My body’s happier than it’s ever been and I think because of that, my mind is at ease. It's perhaps not surprising given the sheer volume â¦ Therapy helped me feel that there could be joy in my life again, even though I had to view the world through different glasses. Finally, I’m totally jealous that you have a beach to relax on after work! I’m compelled to keep moving and keep healthy. I kind of feel like a Superhero! I live in paradise. Tears in my eyes. With Kyleena, however, my skin changed, noticeably. Wishful thinking, I know, but one can only hope that the next time “experts” do a review of Paleo, they first read the following before claiming it is “for men” or “all meat”: “I’m a primary school teacher. Love these success stories so much, and look forward to them every Friday just like others have mentioned. Wonderful, simply wonderful!!! We are human, not perfect beings void of feeling. why should she have to suffer alone? I’m also from the USVI (St. Croix MASSIVE!) They swap ideas and recipes for that and bring fruits, nuts and veggies to school as snacks. I have lived my whole life on rice and the week was the first time I ever go without grain of some kind. Congats! What a fantastic way to take a mental break after a crazy busy work week — I look forward to these posts every week and Real Life Story Fridays are one of my favs! Once I removed gluten from my diet, my breathing issues went gently into the night. I’m about to have one now too! Asthma’s ass has been successfully kicked. Keep on Grokin’. Asthma was the symptom, not the problem. My waist, for example, has gone from 30″ to 28″. In fact, for the first one and a half years, I struggled to cover up, what I would consider, bad acne on one of my cheeks and my jawline. It doesn’t matter if I was – it doesn’t give another human the right to do that to my body. Congratulations! "My body has changed a lot and Iâm very insecure about it." We can change our own lives, bodies and destinies through our choices. Congrats! 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