26 Things you Probably don’t know about me!

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After posting this on Instagram and Facebook, I decided that people really want to know more about my journey. I love how receptive and encouraging people are to my vulnerability. I truly believe happiness comes in life by being open, honest and completely revealed. I hope you enjoy my post and please feel free to leave a comment with any more questions you may have.

George Bryant before and after

26 Things you Probably didn’t know about me!

  • I was born 5 weeks early, weighing 3 lbs 12 ounces and spent a month in an incubator.
  • I was beaten up a lot at school. My front teeth were knocked out 3 times and my nose was broken 3 times starting in kindergarten.
  • I started working at 12.
  • I was molested by my babysitter at 9. Then raped by 2 women who tied me down at 13.
  • I was told daily that I was fat and ugly, I started purging my food at 15 and ended up bulimic for 12 years.
  • I enlisted in the Marine Core at 17 years old to run away.

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  • I almost lost both my legs on my 21st birthday while serving in Somalia.
  • I spent 12 months in a wheelchair and had 5 surgeries. I was told I would lose my legs and NEVER walk again.
  • I served as an active duty Marine for 12 years before being medically separated.
  • I tied the world record for the highest box jump while in Afghanistan at 57 inches (I’m 67 inches).

george bryant box jump

  • I was the honor graduate (that’s #1) at boot camp, combat training, and speciality training. All separate.
  • I’ve had 8 friends kill themselves due to PTSD and not getting help (I witnessed 3 of these suicides in person).
  • I have PTSD. I have a pit bull service dog that supports me.

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  • My dad died from metastatic brain and lung cancer.
  • I paid off all of my father’s debt when he died (nearly $100K).
  • The month prior to my dad’s diagnosis I found out my ex-wife was having an affair.
  • I had no idea how to cook when I started my blog, I just started cooking, figuring out what worked and what didn’t.
  • I worked three side jobs in the military and managed to save over $300k.
  • My app called Caveman Feast was #1 best selling app on iTunes of over 1.3mm apps.
  • My first Cookbook Caveman Feast was only released digitally and became a best seller the 1st day out.
  • My second Cookbook The Paleo Kitchen was printed and became a New York Times Best Seller for 22 consecutive weeks, reaching #4 in the world.
  • My most famous recipe is my Paleo Banana Bread, but I talk about Bacon a lot.

Paleo Banana Bread

  • I love speaking about mindset and overcoming limiting beliefs.
  • I’m launching a Podcast I’m super excited about!!
  • I am most grateful for my amazing wife Lindsey and the incredible friends I choose to share my life with.
  • My brother Steve has been a motivating force my entire life. I love you, Steve!

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Leave me a comment with anymore questions you have. I would love to answer them!!

 

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I have only been following you for a short amount of time, but have been amazed by all of your recipes and love watching you on facebook live. Congrats to you for not only overcoming all of those obstacles, but rising above!! Much love to you and your family.

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