Well I started my journey with the Primal Blueprint January 1...thought I would tie my lifestyle change with the new year to have a good date to mark the start.... not really as a new year resolution per se...those get broken. I picked up three of the books to read up on over the Christmas holiday and on New Years day I kicked it off. The wife joined me on the plan which was easier for her since she seems to be the diet master.... very helpful in keeping me straight on the plan. She has been gluten free for years. When I ETS'd back in 97 I weighed 197 and was in good shape.... that is my target weight for right now. Where I end up time will tell.... Our dinners have always been along the Paleo type of diet with Pizza as an exception from time to time. The biggest challenge I have had over the years is with breakfast and lunch as I tend to grab something fast. So the hardest part for me was the dietary change in what I eat... and not cheating.... Sad to say that I do cheat a little with maybe a beverage or two I should not have.... from time to time. Meal planning is the hardest part I would have to say. Since I have started I have not been to a fast food joint (the wife is amazed at that item). I made the change to the plan cold turkey in regards to what I am eating and am very happy with the results to date. I told myself I was either in or out..... and the deal I made with myself said YOU ARE IN!! Two weeks after I started I was down for about a week with a mild case of the flu. This set me back on any working out for the most part and so I have just started to get back to that area. Thanks to @melbo and @Quigley_Sharps for the spark, motivation and endless detail which have spurred me on, as well as the many others of us that our now on our journeys. I have already had to punch holes in two belts and when I do not carry IWB, my pants are to big.... guess I will be picking up some new pants this weekend. I seem to be sleeping better at night and have more energy throughout the day. January 1st- Start Weight- 229lbs February 3rd Weight- 215 Change to date: -14 lbs.