"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
"Moderation sucks." Suse
"Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
"Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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My mom has been getting more and more primal. Her frustration lately: "All my clothes don't fit! I started this to get healthy, not to lose weight!! I have to get all new pants!"
On my end, I too took a load of pants to donation/ consignment yesterday. Like eight pairs. Some of them were unique finds in and off themselves that I loved and it broke my heart to part with them.
I just hate how when all my good groceries run out now (meat and cream and vegs) I can't slack for a few days eating noodles and dry cereal and whatever else is in the pantry before going shopping again, because now all that's in my pantry is tea.
you know that's right, gravyboat. LOL it's so funny that there are really no cheap primal meals. I find that if I want to spend within my budget, I am forced to IF several days a week.
luckily, i really only eat two meals a day anyway, not like it's a problem.
Yeah, it can definitely get a little pricey. I found a butcher in my area who sells small freezer packs, though. About 30lbs of mixed meats (sirloin steaks, whole chickens, bacon, fresh sausage, etc) for about $100. It's not grass-fed (that I know of) but I totaled out that 30lbs of the various stuff in the package would give me ~90 servings total, so three meat meals a day. Stuff like shepherd's pie, chicken soup (with homemade broth!), baked porkchops and apples with cinnamon, bacon/chocolate/beer chili, salisbury steak swimming in butter, chicken pot pie filling, and stuff like that. Not bad at all. My total grocery budget is $200 a month, but I'm pretty sure I can buy produce and eggs and cream for under $100 if I shop only at the farmer's market. Yay farmers markets!
Bah. Sweet potato is less than a dollar a pound. Add chicken thighs, cook all in advance. You can eat for $2 per meal and get plenty of protein. Also: Soup!
Gravyboat - How much do you pay for other stuff like cell phone service or car payments? No offense intended if you are truly hard up, and there are ways of eating primal cheaply, but prioritizing good food might require a slight budgetary re-think. Americans spend less of their income on food than any other country.
If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/
My sorely neglected blog - http://ThatWriterBroad.com
Anyway, "frustrations"... I sure do hate that the people ringing up and bagging my groceries don't even look twice at me now when buying meat and vegetables! It was so much nicer when they made a big production out of staring at me with disgust and contempt for daring to be a fat person buying junk food.
Also, if I don't put an immediate stop this disgusting upward trend of natural living (no plastic, no makeup, no 'poo, no grain, no sugar, no processed food, no shoes, etc), I'm likely to become so intolerably sanctimonious that I die from lack of social contact. Now I know how vegans feel.