I'm a little behind on journalling. I've been under the weather and just didn't feel motivated. Fortunately, I can report that I stayed on the wagon, just didn't document it.
I've been working on the path to doing a pullup. So far . . . I can barely even do a flexed-arm hang. I know that slow negatives will build up the muscles to allow pullups someday, but now I am so puny I can't even manage those. Sad. But I keep trying.
Dearheart saw me installing the pullup bar and said, "Hey, I used to be able to do about 20 pullups. Wonder if I still can?" And then he attempted one, and was VIVIDLY reminded about his cracked rib. I banished him from the room and told him not to even LOOK at the pullup bar until his rib has healed. Goober!
I have also been working on my goal of learning to like avacado. So, at work we have a salad bar. The lettuce/spinach mix is pretty good but the other salad topping options are pretty lame. To round out my meals, I usually try to bring in about two cups of steamed veggies and a cup of meat and mayo salad (tuna salad, chicken salad, etc . . .). Friday, I noticed that the salad bar offerings that day included guacamole. So, I decided to give it a try and I plopped about two tablespoons on my salad along with everything else. Then I tossed it all together with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing and . . . .I didn't hate the guacamole. Even the chunky bits where I KNEW I was eating an avacado, it didn't taste bad to me.
Next week, if there is still guacamole on the salad bar, I will try a bigger portion.
So, in the News Today. I have a UTI. This is both bad and good news. Bad News for all the usual reasons, but Good News because of my family history.
My mother has Interstitial Cystitis. According to her doctors it is 1. Incurable, 2. Hereditary, and 3. Unpreventable. Therefore I tend to panic when I feel that something is not quite right down there.
When the doctor told me the test results shows infection markers I almost jumped for joy.
I sometimes get frustrated, "I've been primal for almost two months, how can I NOT be healthy?!?!" But I have to remember I abused my body with grains for almost eight years. It will take a while.
The funny thing about the doctor's visit is that the doc told me he theorized my UTI was kicked off by last week's stomach virus. He said, when your digestive system is out of whack, you get overloaded with bacteria and . . . the rest of what he said was drowned out by my inner-amusement. He almost sounded like a Grok. I actually wanted to ask him if he had heard of the Primal Diet. But I decided just to nod and smile and promise him I would take probiotics.
Drinking parsley tea right now. My herb books tell me it's good for Urinary tract health. I happen to have enormous amounts of parsley in the garden. The tea tastes like, well, parsley. Which is a good taste, but odd for a drink.