[QUOTE=qurlybee;1053622]I am frustrated that on only my 5th day of primal, I've disproved my long-time belief that I have no willpower. I just turned down a myriad of my favorite pre-primal foods without a thought or regret. Now I don't have any more excuses :([/QUOTE]
Glad to hear you've had a great start! Stick with it you will be amazed at your results.
Frustration today: Going grocery shopping after the mostly-vegetarian SO gets back from her trip home and seeing the stuff she buys. Tofu, tortillas, pitas, corn chips, popcorn...
To each their own, though it frustrates me a little for her to see my success, complain about her weight (I think she looks great) and then continue down a path that isn't working for her.
[QUOTE=canuck416;1053971]Glad to hear you've had a great start! Stick with it you will be amazed at your results.[/QUOTE]
Today's frustration: Even worse. I turned down pizza, my pre-primal 2nd favorite food. And it was free. And there were so may extras left over that they were begging to give away.
But I turned it down and it didn't even faze me. Where did my lack of self-control go??? It was such an awesome crutch!
Whenever I have a problem that makes me worry enough to book an appointment (happens once or twice a year), the problem heals up by the in the 2 or 3 days waiting to see a Dr/Nurse.
I cannot bear to go without a decent night's sleep any more. If I don't get at least 7 hours, I feel like I'm coming down with the flu and I am in bed right after dinner tha next night. I'm not sure if I just felt so crappy all the time before that I didn't notice the effect of not enough sleep or if eating better has made me into a fragile flower.
If you are feeling the cold, eat more fatty foods.
A Doctor who spends months every year at one or the other of the poles, recommended this. (I wish I could get on his list, but then he would be absent most of the year!) I wonder though; did he get that tip from the Inuit?
Incidentally, the other day I just stocked up with a week' or so supply of expensive, grass fed meat, and wild fish, etc. This afternoon my refrigerator packed up. So now all that lovely food is in the freezer... which I didn't really want to do!
Oh so many frustrating "frustrations". :p
* I feel guilty when I look at people who are trying to be healthy and/or lose weight eating cardboard while I enjoy my delicious meal.
* It annoys me when during lunch I'm not hungry or don't need even a snack while most of my friends/colleagues are famished and run to the cafeteria for their midday fix. I have to entertain myself otherwise.
* I also have various old medications from some years back and I have to keep stopping by the pharmacy to dispose of them since they've remained unused and passed their expiration date. So much money wasted.
Paleo, what you do to me...
I can't wear jeans more than twice, because they fit out of the dryer with no problem and then get looser. I might have to start wearing belts! I don't like wearing belts!
I am guessing in a couple of weeks, I will actually need new pants. I tried looking up how many lbs of weight loss = a new women's dress size, but there's no universal rule of thumb. Guess I will find out when I get there.
ok I have one really "first world problems" Primal rant. My husband splurged when we remodelled the house, and got us a 36" shiny black glass induction hob/cooktop with a fancy stainless steel backsplash. You would NOT believe the mess that a pan full of bacon makes of it, or how long it takes to restore it to pre-bacon glossiness. Our old crappy electric stove was much less stressful (and also 100% crappier). :P
[QUOTE=lonefrontranger;1083044]ok I have one really "first world problems" Primal rant. My husband splurged when we remodelled the house, and got us a 36" shiny black glass induction hob/cooktop with a fancy stainless steel backsplash. You would NOT believe the mess that a pan full of bacon makes of it, or how long it takes to restore it to pre-bacon glossiness. Our old crappy electric stove was much less stressful (and also 100% crappier). :P[/QUOTE]
Don't you know that all the cool kids bake their bacon? :)
Seriously. Best thing ever. Put it on a parchment covered cookie sheet, place it in the cold oven and then set to 400˚f. Give it about 20 minutes give or take.