I had a cookie yesterday, it was delicious. I managed not to eat any in front of my guests, but they were hanging around and I was feeling peckish. My friends know I'm "doing that paleo thing" so it makes it easier for me to stay accountable and not cheat. I didn't have any of the pizza we bought for our guests. I did have some Haagen Dazs that we bought both Saturday and Sunday night. My teeth felt bad after the sugar (also had some goopy candy bacon, I think we had too much sugar and too low heat).
Constipation: super constipated over the past several days, finally pooped last night. It was not pleasant. My stomach hurt about as much as it did when I overdid the coconut oil, but fortunately I didn't vomit this time. I'm going to add in some magnesium chelate in the evening at patski's suggestion.
I'm leaving for Washington DC tomorrow morning so I probably won't be checking in on MDA at all (can't imagine trying to browse the site on my phone). I'm going to bring enough Tyrosine, C. Away, and one of my pill-based probiotics with me to last the week. I'm not going to stress if I don't take everything. I know I will allow a few non-primal foods, like the fries at Gordon Biersch, and probably some brews from local breweries. I realize these cheats may set me back, but I really just want to focus on having a good time this week and being stress-free. Oh yes, and because it promises to be GORGEOUS down in DC this week (mid-70s!), I'm not going to take Vitamin D, but I should bring a hat & sunscreen!
I'll try to take lots of pictures and will share a link with y'all when I post them online
Personal note: Not using oral contraceptives anymore, it's been a very difficult transition for Boyfriend and I to get used to condoms again. After resorting to the Plan B pill (thank the gods for it being accessible) too many times, it's time for us to really crack down on not messing up again and again. For the moods and flow concerns, I do not want to go back on hormonal BC, but I'm hesitant to go the Paragard route as I was once (prior to any BC, ages 13-18) prone to heavy flows. I'm going to talk to Boyfriend about my concerns with Paragard and see if we can make this work without. Apparently we don't have a lot of resolve when we try to mix mine with his, but my resolve is pretty damn good since going primal!
Things I still need to pack:
-iPod & earbuds
-phone charger (also works for Kindle)
-camera battery charger
-sunscreen (might wait and buy it there)