I usually just skip over the occasional course. The other night, while everybody else was eating lasagna, I went out and washed the antipasto plates, and then loaded mine up with extra marinated veggies to munch on with everybody else. I try to spend as much time as I can clearing tables and such-like instead of eating (there is a LOT of food at an Italian family gathering) and when I can intercept a salad before the croutons go in, I dish myself up a helping before it hits the table, that kind of thing. If I knew the pickings were going to be really slim, I would either eat ahead of time or bring something myself. I don't complain or give them a hard time. Our family is getting so complicated with some vegetarians, some people with casein allergies or lactose intolerance, and now me, that it is kind of hard to cater to everybody. Which is the advantage of lots of different dishes. Almost everybody can find a little something.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford