Welcome to the lifestyle - I can relate to your story, although I am still trying to see my way through the first half of my century! At 30 I started to really put the pounds on and shortly there after was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My doctor put me on all sorts of meds for it and lectured me on the dangers of being fat - his words not mine. Of course every diet he tried to put me on or suggested I go on did not work because they were just diets. My brother actually tuned me into the primal lifestyle and I feel great when I am living primal. I'm recovering from a major set back - I fell off the wagon big time but I seem to be back on track. Now to get back to losing the weight and moving forward.
I hope your journey to your inner Grok is a successful and fun one!
"Think of it as a rebuilding stage - I'm beta testing the new Primate 2.0."