Well I guess the first few weeks were a bit of a honeymoon period for me, as I was losing weight while eating more than I thought possible (not too much... just a lot more than I thought I'd be able to and still lose weight). However, since then I've sort of stalled... and while I'm not at all giving up, I realise that I still have a way to go, different stuff to learn and different stuff to try!
There are times I've fallen off the wagon a bit, and while I've picked myself back up I don't seem to stay up as long as I could. I've had my husband home the past couple of weeks (and it's been school holidays) which I don't think have helped. It's more the change in routine that's made stuff difficult!
Still, I keep reading and keep learning, because it's just what I do! My obsessions wax and wane (as in, for awhile there I was fully immersing myself in reading every primal/paleo thing I could get my hands on, and now I'm not so much because I'm focussing my interest on another aspect of my life) but that's okay too! It's just the way I am.
School goes back again next week which will help me get back on track. Possibly. Or I may... possibly...have a job that will throw my schedule out of whack and I'll need to re-adapt to that! (I have a part time cleaning job right now at my kids' school which I do evenings... while the work kinda sucks, and is poorly paid, it's actually kind of good for avoiding evening snacking, simply because I'm working in the evenings... If I get a day job, I'll have to quit that job...and I'm not sure what effect that will have on my evening routine).
About once a week, I stand in front of the mirror and chug a liter of mountain dew while squeezing my man-tits and telling myself how much I hate myself.
[QUOTE=Jac;968956]No honeymoon for me, either. More like living together while we get boundary issues sorted out! When I look at magicmerl's list, I now sleep better, have more control of my IBS, have more stable moods, am more spontaneous and laugh more, and I can fast for the first time in my life. I've also lost weight. These are all 'friends with benefits' advantages, but they're not as predictable as marriage.
While I've committed to Primal, he hasn't really committed to me. I get tired of him always getting to decide what will work and what won't. Some days I'm in gut pain, some days I'm not. I can never predict what size my belly will be, and whether I'll be constipated. I am still a size 18. Some days I'm freaking exhausted by it all, and need a nana nap.
The honeymoon will start when I've nailed the bastard down. It's been 19 months so far.
Edited to say sorry for the heternormativity :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Yeah, there's like a whole grab-bag of stuff, isn't there?
Wheat and Vegetable Oils seems to be a recurring theme though...
Primal and I are like a really solid marriage where you just keep falling more and more in love with your partner the more you get to know them and the more you experience things together. The bond just keeps getting deeper. The honeymoon was a fun vacation but "til death do us part" was meant for real.
[QUOTE=naiadknight;968721]Ok, smartassery out of my system, here's the real version.
I can't say I ever had a true honeymoon period. Maybe briefly, here and there, when my body likes the newest incarnation. It's always been experimentation for me.[/QUOTE]
Me too. I've reached my goal weight and then some, but I'm still constantly tweaking nutrients and foods and exercise to see if there's anything I can do better. My biggest goal now actually is to keep my carb craving under control; I eat very healthfully, but I still can really binge on junk food if I allow myself, and it's a struggle to keep that in check. I think it will always be a struggle, to be honest, but at least I am loving the result.
[QUOTE=Chaohinon;968962]About once a week, I stand in front of the mirror and chug a liter of mountain dew while squeezing my man-tits and telling myself how much I hate myself.[/QUOTE]
ur doin it rong!