Here’s an update from our friend Robert, featured in a previous testimonial here: http://robbwolf.com/2012/12/10/8-months-paleo-lost-70-pounds-people-recognize-me/
Written by: Robert
I started the Paleo program after being encouraged by my son, reading Robb’s book, listening to some pod casts and listening to several of Gary Taubes lectures on You Tube. I began about the second week in May, 2012 and was 278lbs at that time. It is now the end of the first week in July 2013 (so a year and two months later) and this morning my weight was 189lbs. My ultimate goal is still four pounds away and I am still seeing my weight decrease. But I don’t think my appearance will change significantly so here are the comparison pictures. The 1st three are before the diet and the second four are within the last couple of weeks (last two this morning ).
Our exercise routine never really changed. We are both over 60. We still try to walk 6 miles each morning at 4mph and do whatever manual labor is required to keep up two houses, lawns and woodpiles. We have remained as Paleo as possible given the necessity to occasionally eat at someone’s home. I would estimate that in general we are about 95% Paleo and when we are home, near 100%. We have no symptoms or arthritis at all any more and intend to continue this type of diet as long as we can cook for ourselves. We also have been herbalists for some time and often scavenge edible plants when we walk. They have enabled us to try more truly (non-store bought) fruits and veggies and varied our diet.
About a year and a half ago, I was driving somewhere and counting my blessings. The only thing I could think of that might be a welcome improvement in life was to lose a few pounds. I had no idea that a transformation of this kind was even possible. Thanks for all you folks have done with your web site and pod casts to help me! I now take no medication at all for anything. I was on blood pressure meds for over 30 years but have been taken entirely off them by my doctor and have not felt this able and healthy since I was about 30.
Good luck and best wishes,