No, we're respectful of each other. She's doing it mainly because of an ethical stance over the treatment of animals, which I get, and knows that I'm doing primal for health reasons, which she also respects. This is also a family full of deeply held and diverse religious opinions, and we have a lot of experience in learning how to get along. We just generally avoid contentious issues and look for the common ground. With our own kids, the issues can sometimes be discussed, if we are all in dispassionate, objective mode. If not, I pull the matriarchal weight and shut down the discussion, unless the patriarch is involved, in which case I leave the room until it's over. If the kids are having fun with it, they'll continue and call me when they're done; if not, they get the message and back off.
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