A little inspiration for you all, courtesy of the Caveman forum. We know these first few days have been rough...but stick with it. The results are worth it! We know full well that you all are going to have some staggering results. Don't forget to LOG your food and post it by Monday at the latest to the Google Group (those of you who are official 90 participants!)
"Today makes 4 weeks and I feel amazing!
My blood sugar levels are stable all day. I have NO cravings for anything at all. There are 2 different kinds of cake in the house right now. I have no desire for either. My recovery rates are incredible!!!!! My asthma is a non-issue. I don't have a dire need for food after even really hard exercise sessions. My girlfriend keeps calling skinny and telling me my body appearance is changing. I think I am down about 1/2 a waist size? I can't wait to see what I look like at 90 days. I know this is a lifestyle for me now. My athletic performance matters most to me. At 42 I need to find a fountain of youth of some kind."
"I too am about a month in, and my results are awesome too! I am very slim now! I was pretty trim to start with, but now even more so. I noticed that almost right away, and I like it! I feel stronger and my muscle tone is better. My skin is soft, clear, and smooth, and the keratosis pilaris on my arms is completely gone and on my thighs it is improving greatly, which is really awesome!"
"I'm not doing the Paleolithic Diet to lose weight (even though I have lost about 5 pounds). I'm doing it to help my running. I'm training for a marathon. The difference has been staggering. I ran 20 miles last night and felt the best I've ever felt. I kept speeding up the whole run, and I reckon I could have belted out another 6 to make it a marathon, but I thought better of it. This morning I got up and did a 10k race in my local club. Another really strong run."
"A year ago, just as I was about to graduate from University, I came down with Mono. Some people aren't affected at all by the virus. Most of the people who do show symptoms feel very, very tired for a few months. I was one of the unlucky few who came down with boiling high fever, swollen liver and spleen, excessive vomiting and diarrhea, strong feelings of vertigo and, of course, a total lack of energy. I ended up graduating, but a couple of months late.
When I was sick like this, dehydrated, starving and unable to keep any food down (before they put me on steroids, in other words) I dropped from 245 lbs down to 212 lbs in just a couple of weeks. I was weak, jaundiced and very sick. I have probably never felt worse over such a long period in my life.
I started the Paleo WOE on February 29, 2008 weighing 235. I had stopped trying to be a vegetarian a few months ago. I attribute my attempts at being Veg to taking me up to 245. The sickness and a few months back on the SAD had dropped me to the 235.
Things have been going well with Paleo, in spite of a couple of slip ups due to parties, trips, lack of willpower, etc. I don't feel hungry all the time like I did with Weight Watchers and I don't feel like I'm going to die like I did on the Mono diet.
The reason today is a milestone is because I officially weigh 211.6 pounds as of this morning. That, my friends, is less than I weighed when I stood on death's doorstep. I don't feel sick, I don't feel hungry and I weight the least I ever have in my adult life. Also, I went shopping a few days ago. I tried on a pair of 36 waist jeans and found they were simply too big for me. I've worn that size since I was 16 or 17 years old. Just out of curiosity and with no actual hope of fitting them, I took a pair of 34 inchers to the dressing room. Much to my shock and joy they fit me beautifully.
I can't believe how wonderful this is. Paleo is changing my life! Thanks for all the information, help and support."