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Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!
"I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
"Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
"I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
"Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug
There's always room for improvement, but it sounds like you're a catch now. So own it. If she's non-committal from your text, call her and say "I'd like to cook you dinner. What do you like to eat?" If she turns down dinner at your house, have a plan B on hand, but being confident (or pretending to be) is a good thing. If she says pasta- figure out how to primalize it and roll with it
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Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less
do not invite her for dinner. no way. movie, tapas, badminton at the ymca, drinks and h'ors d'oeurves, the keg --- keep it light and breezy. if u entertain at your ho,e, your bathroom needs to be SPOTLESS! waaaay too much pressure for an at home date.
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Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
I wouldn't go for a first date at someone's house either. I would feel weird and there is no polite escape timetable, like if you go to a movie or skating or something. And your text message doesn't make it clear that she needs to choose dinner at your place or grabbing a bite elsewhere. I wouldn't offer her the choice, actually. Then she has to feel bad if she chooses something other than you cooking for her. Just plan something on neutral ground.
Matinee, early dinner at moderate restaurant, home early, she may or may not invite you in..
During the evening you can sense whether or not she likes you enough to bring up the idea of cooking for her.
It may take several dates out in public for her to feel comfortable enough to go to your house.
And, yes, if and when she comes over, clean your house like you've never cleaned before.
We love clean
I have had really great dates at museums, there is always something to talk about, it's a safe public space, etc. And afterwards, if it goes well, you can suggest grabbing dinner since you will probably be tired and hungry from walking so much. I would especially recommend science museums and the like, that have lots of interactive exhibits. Or if you live in a city with a lot of art galleries, gallery openings are usually free and a lot of the time there is free wine as well!
No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
There are roughly 1 bazillion things you could do for first date material that do not involve your place. Given the setting, that is a 'run for the hills' scenario.
Chelsea piers for the rock climbing wall, walk up and down riverside park. Go to the Guggenheim or the Met. Do the astronomy show at the Museum of natural history. Go to the top of the Empire state building. Hell, take a boat cruise. Then wind up at a small cafe with primal options.
If you are really, really stuck, you could even go to Brooklyn ;-)
Inviting someone round to your house for dinner = sex date. Fine if you're both up for it, but if you like her and want something to develop then I would take her out for the first few dates. It sends a better message.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
My first date with my husband was dinner at his place, but I thought it was a "just friends" thing. We had known each other for a few months and gone out with a group of friends many times. If I had know what he was plotting at the time, I would never have accepted! I ended up basically moving in that night, so be careful what you're doing, lol.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related