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  • "Frustrations" with paleo/primal

    I've been laughing about some of these "backhanded complaints" about primal with a friend of mine who is also primal. They're kind of in a similar vein to #WhiteWhines or #FirstWorldProblems, if anyone is familiar with those memes. Anyway, I thought Id share, and hopefully hear some other good ones as well!

    1) Before I went primal 5 months ago, I bought a pair of capri exercise pants from Costco that I really liked. I got them home to try them on, and found they were too small. The next day I went all the way back to the store to exchange them for a larger size. Now, this larger size is *falling off of me* and they dont carry the pants anymore so I cant get a smaller one! Balls!

    2) Im having trouble making room for all my grass-fed meats (from a local meat CSA) in my freezer.

    3) I have so much energy at work that im always having to get up and walk around outside.
    "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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  • #2
    I wanted to make some humorous complaints, but after a full minute of contemplation, I only could come up with loose clothes. No complaints from me! Hehehe.
    There aren't many problems in life that can't be solved by sleeping it off, or adding more butter.

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    • #3
      I really hate waking up before my alarm clock goes off... what a waste of money that thing was.

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      • #4
        1. At lunchtime, I have to endure the jealous stares of coworkers eating sad cafeteria food.
        2. My purple VFFs clash with all of my hiking clothes.
        3. Now that I don't get sunburned anymore, I lose track of time while enjoying the outdoors.
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        • #5
          Oh, good. Here I was thinking this was yet another "OMG! I've only lost 27 pounds this month, and last month it was 35! WTH!!!" thread. Thank you for saving me from that.

          My gripes?

          1. My pants don't fit anymore so I have to get some new clothes.
          2. I look better so I have no reason to have sex with the lights out and my power bill is going up.
          3. I can't participate in the never-ending "I really shouldn't be eating this because it will go straight to my thighs!" conversations.
          4. I hardly ever get to visit with my pharmacist anymore.
          5. I have to explain to my doctor that there weren't any errors in my lab results. Those are the actual numbers for a 46-year-old woman that refuses to eat "heart healthy whole grains".

          Really sucks.
          Durp.

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          • #6
            I noticed that I have felt cold more since going primal. I said something to my wife and she said "Maybe it's because you're always NAKED!" LOL! (I work at home).

            I'm not really naked but since going primal I have been wearing shorts with no shoes, no shirt more.

            ~rc

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            • #7
              gold!

              mine are
              I cant have lunch with several friends anymore cos they get the shits with my awesome lunches, which they are eating SAD "healthy" (BORING) lunches

              I hate morning teas because what I bring is always the first platter to go, REAL food is apparently awesome!

              I bought my first pair of above the knee demin shorts and two weeks later, they are too big... frack!

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              • #8
                Pulling yet another big piece of fish or meat or bag of wild shrimp from the freezer every day is starting to make me feel guilty......in a really, really good way

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                • #9
                  Lol, these are funny. I hope that I'll be able to add my own soon
                  Height: 5ft 9"
                  Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
                  Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

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                  “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
                  is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
                  honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
                  ~Albert Einstein~

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                  • #10
                    I'm going to keep track of how many mackerel I've eaten. Once it's in the thousands I can say I'm schooled.
                    Crohn's, doing SCD

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                    • #11
                      DAMMIT. I found a little horn of hair today. You know those? If you've lost a lot of hair, but now it is finally beginning to grow back, it's the short tuft of hairs around your temple that are coming in. They invariably curl up. Makes a little horn. So I should probably change my screen name to SheDevil now.
                      "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                      • #12
                        I have to buy a new belt, I never saw it it the mirror so I had no idea it was all scratched up....
                        I Kettlebell therefore I am.

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                        • #13
                          My rings are all too big now. Things that used to be pinky rings are now on my index finger or thumb.
                          But my shoes are too small due to wearing VFFs or going barefoot and having my feet spread out. My feet refuse to go back into "cute" high heels.

                          Plus I'm having to fend off endless advances from much younger men. I don't know how much longer I can manage.

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                          • #14
                            This is kind of dumb, but ever since my carb belly went down I keep waking up in the middle of the night, surprised at how easy it is to roll over now, and lay on my stomach.

                            I also have fewer excuses to leave the office in the middle of the day now that I don't feel like I'm gonna die if I skip lunch.

                            Also, the other day, I was so. freaking. full that I couldn't even stomach the idea of breakfast the next morning. SO FULL. Off of one serving of Primal soup, some lamb at the Indian place downtown, and coffee with cream.

                            And lastly, I finally worked up the courage to ask about a smaller size martial arts uniform top -- and they were out of stock.
                            ~elaine. twitter, primal journal.


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                            Me: No thanks, I'd rather live a lot.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                              I'm having to fend off endless advances from much younger men. I don't know how much longer I can manage.
                              Love it and can certainly believe it if you're still wearing those leather pants
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