If you were doing Whole30 and Paleo and following the rules with no sabotage (cheat days), then the chances are very high that you would have lost a lot of weight and your body would be much healthier today.
When I was fat, I would watch others start diet plans. Some would fail, but others would not, and they would become the healthy people I admired and wanted to become. I would think to myself, “I remember when they started. It doesn’t seem like that long ago, and look at them now! If I’d have done it, I would be where they are today.”
It bugged me. A lot. Time moves at the same rate for all of us. We’re all time travelers, only we can only move forward at 1x. We get the same number of minutes, hours, and days every year. What we do with them is what separates us from each other. Do you want success or failure? Do you want to make progress or stay stuck where you are? It takes effort. You have to start. Nobody can do it for you.