I Like The Way I Look In The Mirror!
Written by: Zsanae
To start off, I am a 19 year old female in active duty service for the U.S. Navy. I have tried every diet in the world to try and improve my body and overall happiness with myself. I was sadly getting taped to pass my annual weigh-in because I couldn’t pass the scale, and I was tired of it. So my Chief of medical let me borrow your book, The Paleo Solution. No offense to you, but I found no interest in picking up that book at all. So it collected dust for about two months, and I gave it back, never even opening the cover page.
A few days later I saw an old dance mate from high school talk about paleo on Facebook, and I thought, ”wow, people actually have heard of this crazy diet?” So I started my research and ordered your book.. Once the book arrived I set out to start the very next day, I took my before picture and was ready to start! I work the night shift so I am in work from 1800-0700 so most of my meals are pre cooked at home and brought with me.. Which I have mastered. At first it was hard, I wanted every sweet they had set out, and all the pasta from the galley! You may think military provokes a healthy lifestyle, but my friend it’s the opposite! I am not sick from eating pastas, since I have no disease, but I was sick of being the fat girl in every group I was in.
So I focused on my eating habits since mine were so bad before, and my boyfriend really watched me and made sure I stayed on track. Next thing I knew I was 3 weeks in and I decided I would take another picture to see if I had any results, since the scale showed none. And holy Crap I saw a huge difference! For once in my life I saw a change in my body simply from my diet change. Not once have I seen this as a “diet”, but as a lifestyle change. I have been on paleo for the past two months now(on my own, modified for my life, not straight from the book), and my boyfriend had joined me seeing my results. I took another set of pictures at the two month mark, and I tell everyone about this diet. I have gotten 3 new friends to start it with their husbands.
This is the best thing to happen to me, and I couldn’t be any more happy with how things are going. Every time I look in the mirror I know that I like the way I look, and if I want to improve I just need to continue what I’m doing and let my body do the work I am allowing it to do now! Thank you Robb!