Welcome Sascha ! I'm new as well. Good luck on your healthy journey.
I've done paleo in the past and liked it for the most part. I'm not sure if I want to do that completely this time around as I don't know that I can or want to give up cheese and rice/bread at this point- but maybe in the future.
Wanting to be healthy to be around for family and friends is a lovely goal as well. Much luck to you!