I got an email this morning along with stunning graphic evidence of a body transformation so profound and in such a short time that if this doesn't inspire you, nothing will.
I just wanted to give you a quick message here to thank you for the awesome work you're doing with your website. I came across your site at the beginning of the year after seeing a link to your shampoo experiment, and really liked what I found. I had just started to try and get into shape (like I do for 2 weeks every January) using the old standby - 6 meals a day, whole grains, low fat, daily workouts, etc. I decided to try the caveman thing out, using your site (and Primal Blueprint, discovered as a link on your blog) as my sources of info.
Well after about 6 months of doing this, which is 4 months longer than I've ever managed to keep to any kind of eating or fitness plan, I've lost 34 pounds and feel better than I have in years, going from 201 to 167. I'm surprised how easy this has been, with fat melting off me even at 36 years old. I'm in better shape than I was in my twenties.
I'm also sending this now after reading your most recent post, maybe as another pat on the back to keep the great work up. There might be a rush of new bloggers coming out of the woodwork, but I'm sure I'd still be fat and cursing yet another failed New Year's Resolution if it wasn't for your blog.
I'm attaching a couple of photos. The first is me at the end of 2009, and the second is a few days old, so basically 7 months between photos. I didn't do any measuring, have no idea what bodyfat is in either photo, all I know or care about is that I'm hauling around 34 less pounds of crap with me everywhere, and I feel better than ever.
Thanks a million, man.
And here you go. To avoid any confusion, the before pic is to the left. You can also click the image for a larger version, y'know, in case it's difficult to tell the difference:
I'm not sure what's more impressive, the transformation itself, or that it took place in only seven months.
In moments like these where I'm the recipient of such gratitude -- and really, the transformation itself is payment enough -- I think it's a good idea to -make a few key acknowledgements myself:
Art De Vany, Mark Sisson, Stephen Guyenet, Peter Dobromylskj, Mike Eades, Chris Highcock, Brad Pilon and others, but these are the main suspects who helped me so much when I was just getting stated. Thanks gents. It's great to receive such sound information and it's great to pass it along.
Any more doubt that the paleo/primal way, including episodic fasting and lifting heavy shit is the way of the future? It's the way of the future because it was the way of the past.