I would be a World Class Inspirational Old Fart!!
(There should be a medal for whomever gets there!)
I am 59, obese, with a handful of health issues that would cause most to trip up a little, mostly when you realize you're no longer the 30 year old god you thought you were. ("Thought" being the applicable fantasy word here.) Oh the mind games we can play on ourselves!!
I discovered Paleo this past spring, and haven't looked back. Not too bad for someone who thought nothing of downing 5 or 6 donuts at a sitting and then dinner an hour or two later, mostly to fool family members into thinking you we're eating right.
The gun already is at my head. Three years ago we buried my Mum, who passed away from suites of complications brought on by obesity, and a singular unwillingness to change lifelong habits. Two months later, and for the first time in my long and lazy life, I joined a gym. Through the years to today, I tried "WW" only to watch weight continue to pile on. I did Atkins, but not knowing that the reason it made me sick was an allergy to eggs.
3 years, 30 lbs down, and several diets later, I'm exercising a little every day and finally finally ecstatic with a diet of Paleo foods.
I have 100 more to go - and figger that will take about a year.
Worth a medal, huh?