Hi Kakes and Paleobird! Yaaay, I'm so glad to meet you! Kakes, I'm glad that I've been entertaining, and Paleobird, I'm honored that you stop by and I thank you for your perspective/wisdom. It's been interesting; I put the scale in the garage and haven't looked for it since. Boyfriend has been weighing himself more than once a day. He says it works for him as a motivational and observational tool (oops, shouldn't have had all of that "x" yesterday...). Personally, I think the mind games engendered by regular shmegular weight fluctuation would depress me and elate me too much, and I want to keep up with this happily positive emotional keel without expecting either miracles or failure.
I'm thinking that in terms of measuring my progress over this month that I will snap a photo once a week, on either Tuesday or Wednesday morning--and then post it. That'll help me to evaluate how I'm doing without looking at the scale.
Yesterday I went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant. They made me shrimp scampi and a side salad without pasta and without complaint. While I'm sure it wasn't a perfect paleo meal, it was close--and if I can eat basically primally at an Italian restaurant, I can eat primally ANYWHERE.
Can I just mention here that I'm really excited to raise my little boy on the values of Mark's primal lifestyle? The food will be his decision, but if I can teach him to be a barefooted, sunshined, well-sleeping, unstressed little critter, his life will be so much better. Especially if I value playing and play with him tons and tons and tons.
One thing: I can't believe how much I don't want carbs. I am not a virtuous person. I am not a person with good self-control. I don't do deprivation without getting all panicky and anxious.
I used to call myself a "coffee and carbohydrate fueled person." I gave up grains, had a headache for three days, and now I'm all de-bloated. Holy crap. I feel hope! This might actually work.
I watched all but the last seventeen minutes of "Fathead" yesterday (I have a baby; I don't watch entire movies.) It's one of those documentaries that's so biased that I can't watch it without feeling propaganda-ed to, but it does line up with many of the concepts of paleo eating--so I guess it's good to get some independent verification.