Posts from the ‘Food for Thoughts’ Category

A bit off the wagon…

So, I’m home with my folks at the moment! It’s been fantastic!

But, I’ve also indulged in a Chicago Style Hot Dog, some cake, a breadstick and a half, and Beef a Roo. But, y’know what? I feel pretty good! I’m careful to keep the ‘bad’ stuff to a minimum.

BUT! It has been neat to see what’s affected by the SAD and then my awesome Primal eatings. (I hate calling it a ‘diet’. It sounds so…limiting!)

My ears ring when I eat bread! My dad has SUPER tinnitus. He’s not sure why I’ve got mine, but…I discovered that 20 days of primal, and it was GONE. Like, no ringing at all!

I ate at Beef-a-Roo, and my bloodsugar SHOT up, and … THERE WAS THE RINGING! O.O

So, now I barely want to ‘cheat’ because of the ringing. I’m worried about eating some things because of the ringing! I just feel so FANTASTIC without, I’m worried about eating crap! This is HUGE for me! I’m not one of those people who ‘cared’ about ‘consequences’ before!

It’s difficult to eat out all the time with your family, but, I’m doing fairly well!

I’m just happy it’s all going so well! ^_^


Some success stories.

One of the things that I think keeps me going is the members of the forum over at Mark’s Daily Apple.

But, success stories sometimes bring near tears to my eyes.

This guy was HUGE…and now look at him. He’s RIPPED! At 53!

Is that how it’s supposed to work? And how it’s working?

And it’s working for me too!! I mean, in most things, ‘success stories’ are other people, right? It’s not supposed to be about me…I’m not supposed to succeed, but … here we are! I’m succeeding.

I feel like I can be another success story. Every time I go to the forums, I WANT to work out, I WANT to look like some of the people on the forum. And, the thing about this is…I feel like I can actually DO IT!

I already hit my first (Not very ambitious) goal! My next goal is size 40 pants comfortably!

So excited.

I went to Whole Foods today. I got a third a pound of scallops, which…have already been deliciously nommed. Half pound of organic lamb shoulder cubes, and a whole pound of ground Grass-Fed Organic Beef. It’s weird, I’m spending money on AMAZING food.

I also picked up some eggs (Of course! Can’t make omelets without eggs!) Some Omega-3 eggs, cage free, raised outdoors eggs, of…all kinds of different colors! They’re kind of neat.

Got some veggies, all organic, and some Ghee, which I thought I’d try. It really worked well with the scallops.

My Dairydiction continues, however. I got some cream cheese (To go with the salmon!) and some cottage cheese. But, I’ve pretty much cut grains entirely. I still slip up on occasion, but when I ate my ‘favorite’ rolls at Texas Roadhouse, it … just wasn’t what I wanted. The salad was awesome, even if it had no croutons. (Though, the honey mustard dressing probably wasn’t primal at all…which…I didn’t mind one bit! It was delicious!) I did have rice and flatbread at Old Jerusalem, a really stellar little place, but, really? And I had the extra fixings with the Sushi…In the entire visit my friend Jukka was out, that was all the places that I slipped. Otherwise, I stuck to what I’m doing, and did a lot of walking!

I want to go pick up the actual Primal Blueprint book tomorrow morning. I think it’ll be part of my Moving Slowly. I’ll go for a nice long walk after breakfast, snag the Primal Blueprint, and have that for some nice light regular reading at night, so that I don’t stay up all night and have difficulty sleeping again.

Tomorrow…Omelet! Cheese, onions, bell peppers, sour cream.

I can’t wait!