Two years ago, I had hypertension. I was on medication for quite a while. This really disturbed me, considering my young age. Then I lost some weight with P90X and my BP returned to normal. I stopped the medication. (with my Physician’s blessing, of course) My Hubby and I took up bike riding after that and we loved it. We had a wonderful trail near our house and we could ride for as many miles as we wanted. Usually it was a good 20 miles or more. The only problem, was I never lost any more weight. It just seemed to be stuck there. My husband found information about The Paleo Diet online and decided to try it. He was hooked! I was skeptical. I spent a lot of time arguing about potatoes, beans and cheese. He lost weight….a LOT of weight (25 lbs). I didn’t (of course). I couldn’t possibly be bothered with this “fad”. It interfered with my crackers and cheese, my hash-browns, potatoes, and my beloved CANDY!
Well, I couldn’t possibly let him get away with that success. So I started, half-assed, but I started. When I started to see results, I started to get hooked. Then I started to read. I realized, soon after, that he was right. (don’t tell him I said that!) Since I’ve been going along with this new “Lifestyle” I have had several changes in my health. No more GERD, IBS, or PMDD! I thought for sure I’d be on medication for the remainder of my life. It really sucked, since I’m only 48. So I am more than ecstatic with the results so far.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been intermittently fasting, have cut the alcohol out of my diet, caffeine is gone, and I even stopped adding that little bit of honey in my green tea.
So, without further adieu:
136 lbs (loss of 1 1/2 lbs, 4 lbs total in 3 weeks)
33 1/2″ – under the bust (loss of 3/4″)
35″ – at the belly button (loss of 1″)
37 1/2″ – at the hips (no change)
20 1/2″ – at the thigh (loss of 1/2″)
As promised, here is a photo of me from January 2011 (top) and another of me today (bottom). I was wearing a 14 in January and now size 10 today!