RE: success stories, Mark, and the forums -- he wasn't necessarily watching Rivvin in the forums. Rivvin had already contacted Mark with the success story so I'm sure it was just a question of getting the latest news for the book. (That said, I'm sure some minions do indeed watch the forums.)
I don't even have time to properly follow the journals of all you supportive folks these days, so I'm mercifully oblivious to most of the recent arguing betwixt LR, IF, etc. I must say I've seen a lot of "my way is the only way, I don't care that the other thing worked for you" crossfire sniping from pretty much all the groups you mention there in the past.
It is entertaining to hear the field reports from you all though, thanks. :D
Aaaanywayyyy... Yeah, I don't care much about the scar, just want it to be physically stable! I can't even begin to express how stressful this has all been. I know it's just a relatively small wound in the grand scheme of things, but A) holes that shouldn't be there in people are basically my #1 squick point, so this has been extra nightmarish, 2) I just wanna feel healthy goddammit, III) I wanna swim waaaagh!
I seriously feel like I have some kinda medical PTSD after all this time. I don't trust my body at all anymore and I'm really avoidant in mood, sleep-seeking and working really hard to stay perky. Optimus says I've been great with the kids, but it could be better IMO. Hopefully refreshing my primal approach will help with the energy levels.
Been reviewing the 21-day book s'more. Looks like he eliminated one of the "essential movements". Now it's just pushups, pullups, squats, and planks. Good. I had lousy form on jackknife press anyway! XD
There's apparently some shift in his food pyramid graphic too (he says as much right below it), but I haven't bothered putting the books side-by-side to discern what it is.
I think Sisson is going to run out of material to hash out into future books... he's done a great job with his books so far and the concept is really not all THAT complicated, it's just a question of compliance really. "Just Do It" yadda.
So, we did a kitchen overhaul today to make sure we were all primally squared-away. For the non-primal stuff we kept, we have a sort of quarantine area for our supplies for visitors (we have a lot of weekend visitors so we can't entirely ditch cereal, etc. for them). But nothing in there is seriously tempting for us, so it doesn't really matter.
We also went through the fridge and tossed some expired stuff, and sort of reminded ourselves which condiments are really not primal so we can contemplate alternatives later.
Personally I don't worry too much about condiments and their paleo-ness since we don't have any clear-cut sensitivities that would react to such small quantities, but if we could work out others to use long-term, that would be good.
Speaking of primal laws, we should go get adequate sleep considering that Optimus is passed out on the floor here. (He's in a disaffected haze of disappointment after renting Transformers 3 again! It's barely watchable even when he uses fast-forward to just see the rock-em-sock-em robots.)