Back when I started the Paleo diet, I weighed in at 247.8 pounds. I wasn’t just fat, I was obese. I could easily loose 50 pounds from that, and would still be overweight; that’s how heavy I was.
And I felt it, too. I was sluggish, had no energy, and had random back & knee pain nearly all the time.
Yesterday evening, my wife made the observation (out loud) that she thought I looked smaller. So, I checked. The scale reports that I am now down to 214.0 pounds. Without strenuous exercises that I am not supposed to do, due to a weak femur bone in my left leg.
Yes, I’m still overweight. Yes, I still experience lower back pain (likely due to how much “gut” I have out front). Yes, I still get pain in my knees. But, losing the weight can’t hurt anything, and I’m starting to be able to think more clearly. In fact, I have blisters on my fingers again – from putting the “Rocksmith” game disc in my PS3 and resuming my efforts to learn how to play a guitar. It’s been over a year since the last time I felt up to doing that.