I've been a chronic yo yo dieter since I was about 15.
Looking back, at that young age, I wasn't even over weight!
But that was the 80's and the height of the Jane Fonda aerobics
crazy. My first diet consisted of eating 1 serving of instant
mashed potatoes made with one slice of American cheese
three times a day! LOL I don't remember why I thought that
was a good diet to follow, but it did work. I also exercised several hours
each day. I looked sick after a few months on that regime.

Skip forward to now and my body had been set up to gain
weight and lose weight. I went from being a healthy teen to
a very sick young adult, and now that I'm older, it's worse.
My poor body has changed, weight doesn't come off easily like
it did. My shape is different. The way I feel is different.
If only I could go back and talk to that 15 year old girl. *sigh*

Well, I can't go back, but I can go forward. I started dabbling in
Paleo / Primal a few years ago, but never fully switched over.
I think I'm ready now.

For the last 4 days, I've been on plan and have lost 5 pounds!
I'm excited about the loss, but I'm trying to focus on how
I feel and long term success. I also want to try to make sure
that my 15 year old daughter doesn't follow in my footsteps.

I'm still learning and reading what I should and shouldn't eat, but
feel I'm on the right track. Success will be getting the weight off
and keeping it off, starting an exercise program and sticking to it,
and in general just feeling happy and healthy. Right now I don't feel
happy.