I participated in the paleo challenge that my gym held from December 8 - January 19. The holidays were tough!!!! I did a pretty good job of sticking to strict paleo. Christmas - New Years I had some cheat days. I gave up beer, which was my ultimate goal in doing this challenge. I never thought I would be a contender in winning, I more did it for myself. All 28 participants paid $20, had before and after pictures, measurements and weights taken. The coaches picked the top 3 finalists and the winner was selected by the other participants vote. I lost 9 lbs, 11.5 inches from my chest, waist and hips. And won $560!!! And feel great! Score! I can say the best part of the 7 week challenge was I felt awesome in my workouts. And my face cleared up a lot!!!! I still have a long ways to go from where I want to be, but this is a reminder to keep living a healthy lifestyle, eat real food, lift heavy things and move more!!!