Yesterday I ate:
9:15: two eggs fried in bacon grease, iced coffee with cream (pastured heavy cream)
1:45: two burger patties, about half a cup of mint chip ice cream
10:00: three hot dogs (good quality: grass-fed and gluten-free) with red cabbage/apple/carrot/parsley slaw (dressing of full-fat Greek yogurt, mayonnaise [conventional], apple cider vinegar, garlic, spices)
Yesterday was light on vegetables, because I didn't have a batch of anything prepped to go in the fridge (I'm a big fan of batch cooking) and I was starving when I came home from the gym. After the post-gym meal, I found myself startlingly unhungry through the late afternoon and evening, and finally ate a late dinner when I felt tiny hunger twinges. During the afternoon, I broke down two small chickens and put them in the fridge to marinate (also put the carcasses in a stockpot for stock [edited: I guess primal jargon calls this "bone broth," but I've been making stock since way before I learned that weird phrase, so stock is what it will always be to me]), and made a big batch of slaw for the fridge. I think it's a little overdressed, so may throw some more cabbage in there today.
The quality of my food varies a little: the eggs, hot dogs, and cream are all organic and pastured, but the beef, mayonnaise, and yogurt (I'm assuming—it's Fage Total) are conventional. The chickens I prepped for today are antibiotic-free, but not marked organic. I'm looking forward to joining a meat CSA in the fall, but until then, I'm trying not to beat myself up too much about food quality, buy better when I can afford it, and focus on the positive changes I am making. This post was really helpful for me: Are you paralyzing others with Paleo Perfectionism? | Balanced Bites | Holistic & Paleo Nutrition Education
I'm stiff and sore from lifting yesterday, and hoping it gets better today so I can get back at it tomorrow morning.