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New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« on: June 22, 2016, 02:13:19 PM »
Hello!

I'm Edge, also known as PaleoMarine. As the name implies, I was a Marine and in really good shape until I was 31. Then, I left the Corps after 12 years and took an office job. As I sat at a desk, I gained so much weight so quickly, I got stretch marks! 17 years later, I found myself over 300 lbs and with health issues starting to mount. My wife and I discussed it, and with the help of my cousin and a friend's advice, we did a Whole30 followed by Paleo. We haven't looked back.

I'm now 193.8 lbs which is 95 lbs less than I weighed on September 1, 2015 and over 113 lbs less than the highest I got up to. Here is a before/after pic:



Since going Paleo, I've improved my health in so many ways including I am no longer diabetic (was taking Metformin as a Type 2 Diabetic), my liver enzymes are back to normal levels, my cholesterol is at normal levels, my heart rate is good, my stress test passed with flying colors, vision improved, and no more acne. I am more flexible, have more stamina, and I feel young again.

I feel better, have more energy, and I no longer have cravings between meals. It's all incredibly liberating!

I have another 18 lbs to go to my final goal of 165 lbs. I am hoping to get there by September 1. My weight loss has slowed a lot now that I've lost so much weight, but I'm still working at it, sticking with it, and enjoying every step of the way.

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Re: New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 03:34:40 PM »
Welcome!


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Re: New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 03:52:55 PM »
Thanks! I've been doing a lot of reading around here and learning more. It's a nice forum with good people!

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Re: New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 01:24:11 PM »
Hi Edge, Well done with your Paleo weight loss. I am only 10 days in and finding this second week quite hard. I feel sluggish and am craving sugar. Did you experience this and how long did it take to pass?
Thanks Heather

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Re: New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 01:29:36 PM »
I did experience that. It took me about a week to get over it while it took my wife almost three weeks to get over it. She had a much worse sugar/snack addiction than I did, though, so we both think that's why it was harder for her. The good news is that once you break past it, things ease up A LOT and cravings go away and you don't feel like you're suffering from a flu or any sluggishness. It's a bear to get through, but you can do it! 10 days in; you don't have much farther to go before you are past it!


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Re: New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 04:03:55 PM »
Welcome, and gratz! great progress :)

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Re: New guy here: lost 95 lbs in nine months on Paleo!
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 04:40:34 AM »
Thank you both, I did have quite a bad sugar/snack addiction so I am pushing through it. On a positive note I can believe how much better my sleep and ability to cope with stressful daily challenges is. The quick results here are incredible. 😊