Hello, my name is Sonya M, I am 50 years old and from Atlanta ,Ga.
For the last couple of years I have been exercising off and on, joined a gym, modified my eating habits. My highest weight was 220 pounds. I would lose 10 pounds and no more.
Even though I continued to exercise, sooner or later I would give up and gain the 10 pounds back. I used to joke about losing the same 10 pounds over and over again.
I have arthritis in my hip and knees and have a prescription for 800 mg Ibuprofen. I do low impact aerobics and weight training by using DVD’ s.
Since doing the Paleo lifestyle, my starting weight was 214, now I weigh 207.
I have noticed my clothes fit looser, less pain in my hip and knees (I used to walk with a slight limp from my hip pain) and now I can walk normal! I feel energetic and motivated to continue the Paleo lifestyle.
I have less sugar cravings for chocolate candy. I like the Paleo recipes for meat, seafood, vegetables and brownies. This will satisfy my chocolate craving when I eat it occasionally. I always brought my lunch to work but would buy fast food on Friday. Now I cook on Thursday evening, something like some scallops and stir fry vegetables.
I buy more vegetables now and discovered I like cauliflower and avocados. I like the variety of Paleo recipes for cauliflower, sweet potatoes, kale, etc. I like avocado dip with celery sticks as a snack.
I will continue the Paleo lifestyle because it works for me and I am seeing the results and so are my family and coworkers. I sleep better at night and wake up ready to start my day. I can wear some of my old jeans and dresses now that used to be too tight. Woohoo!
Thank you Chad and Brenda for spreading the word about the Paleo lifestyle.