I am about to be a *former* fatty. I follow a Paleo nutrition way of eating, and have recently adopted an active lifestyle.
I had been to the doctor several times about irregular menstrual cycles, and I was having issues with my blood pressure before Christmas, so I had an idea that I had gotten very unhealthy. Christmas 2010, my mom took a picture of me, and I glanced at it. Just that glance triggered something in my brain (finally) that I had to get healthy, and quick! December 26th I began researching ways of eating online, and decided that Paleo was the way for me to go. It was either December 28th or 29th that I quit processed foods, and most carbs cold turkey. Then, over the next few weeks I weined myself off of grains, and milk entirely. Not long after that I quit most fruits, and only have fruit as an occasional treat now.
Since the end of December, I have lost 40ish pounds (as of March 2011), and I am still losing.
I decided a few weeks ago that I would train for a triathlon, and hope to compete in one before the end of the summer.
I can’t wait until I see what I look like in six months! This is so exciting!