I think it was Robb Wolf who dropped that quote into comments sometime back.
Yep, another Real Results post, my favorite. I have another post on a very controversial topic well into draft that was going to go up this afternoon. It can wait. It seems that whenever I begin to question why it is I put so much effort into this blog and have for years, now, something comes along to remind me of exactly and precisely why it is I do it.
And it both energizes me and reminds me of the implicit commitment to this endeavor I’ve taken up for myself. Imagine that someone, somewhere, gets wind of this great lifestyle for getting lean and healthy, only to find a site no longer updated, or dead. I can’t really bear to think about that possibility.
So enough about me. First, let’s see the comment Marc dropped last evening.
You changed my life. I found your blog in January and have since lost 60lbs, and seen numerous health improvements. I will send you a full report toward the end of the year but thought you could use hearing some appreciation about now.
You are appreciated. People may not share it enough but what you are doing is more important than surveys on a blog. You really are helping people lead better lives.
Thanks a million!
Speaks for itself. Being a 60 pound loser myself, I can attest to the life-changing nature of it. Congratulations, Marc, and feel free to add any other info you’d like in comments for the other folks out there where, right now might just be their "January."
Next up is Jeff, who just emailed me to let me know he had this to say over at Mark Sisson’s Daily Apple:
My name is Jeff Hopkins. I am 54 years old and have been seriously overweight my entire adult life. I have had many health problems due to the extra weight including diabetes, and most of the bad things that go with being obese.
The most I ever weighed (that I know of) was 324lbs. Thanks to finding Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint, Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solutions, and the Free the Animal blog, I am now a much slimmer 225 lbs. […]
I was desperate to change and knew if I didn’t I was going to have a slow miserable death. I remember making the deal with myself that I would eat this way for one meal at a time at first. It worked. It was amazing to watch the pounds fall off my body. I am convinced that this is the only way to live and I hope my short story can be of some use to you.
You’ll want to read Jeff’s whole story over at Mark’s, but in the meantime, here’s 1,000 words.
Jeff’s Before and After
I’m very gratified to have played a role in these dramatic transformations. I’m also very appreciative that so many are so willing to come forward as an inspiration to others. These Real Results, here, at MDA and other places are always unsolicited, read and look real, and have no relation to the typical "testimonial" bullshit you see everywhere as part of some attempt to sell some crap product or book that will only make people worse off.
Because in this case, "it’s almost like this stuff really works." Oh, and here’s more. You may have seen the post, but have you seen all the comments from those reporting their positive experiences? Check it out, if you haven’t.