Into week 12 now, don't feel the need to keep much of a journal, I'm pretty much 95-98% paleo every week. The improvements continue - better health and energy all the time, weight loss continues. I think I still have 25 pounds or so to get to my ideal weight, and the closer I get to this weight, I know that the weight loss will slow down unless i train harder, but it feels great just walking around and being this much lighter. I don't honestly much care how long it takes to hit my ideal weight - the journey has become as enjoyable as I imagine the goal will be. Waking up every day and then remembering, 'hey, I'm slim, happy and physically strong in a way I've never been in my life, bring on the world' does not get old. I used to wake up thinking 'I don't know how much more of this life I can take', and sometimes I would stay right where I laid in bed, through being totally clinically depressed.
I'm sat here in my 32inch jeans feeling pretty much as happy and healthy as I ever have in my life. Sometimes I mull over what might have happened if I'd discovered this maybe 10 years ago, age 24 instead of age 34, but hey I don't mull over it that much, overall just totally happy to have discovered this way of life as young as I am now. I am a 100% convert and will never look back. It came during what has been the most difficult period of my life in terms of personal challenges and situations and it has been totally life-changing. I don't know where I am going to go in life but I know that with this as my guiding principal, it can only get better. I am looking forward to getting, shall we say, older, for the first time since I hit 30 because now I know that I can carry around a bit more wisdom and knowledge but in a body that is still a good place to be.
If anyone reads this who is not yet embracing this way of eating, I urge you to do it now. It's everything I could have hoped it would be and more, and I've never been able to say that about anything in my life before. Mother nature is without any doubt the most powerful force we have at our disposal in terms of becoming healthier, happier, fitter and generally the best version of ourselves that we will ever be. Read this website, listen to what people including Mark Sisson are saying and flood your system with the right proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and the unprocessed, unadulterated photosynthesised energy of the sun from vegetables and fruits and you will never look back, I will stake my life on it.
Or maybe I should say, I will steak my life on it.