Yesterday I had a day out at the kids dancing concert and there wasn't any primal foods available. I popped home at lunchtime and ate some leftover roast lamb, then had bacon, eggs and milk for a late dinner. I was happy that I managed to stick to the eating plan even in a situation that was difficult.
Today I had another day where I was put in temptations way. It's my Mum's birthday, so we had lunch at my sisters house. The options were chicken, salad, chips, bread sticks, soft drinks and mini quiches. I ate heaps of the chicken and salad with water to drink but also had a mini quiche at the end because Mum said she'd made them especially for me since she knows I like them. I haven't told my extended family about my change in eating because I don't want to get into a debate with them.
Mum told me today that her recent blood tests show she is extremely low in vitamin B12 and will need injections for the rest of her life to boost her levels. She is also borderline type 2 diabetic. I suggested she try to get her B12 from dietary sources, but she has already decided that wont work. My Mum likes the attention of being ill, so she is forever having tests (that all show she is basically healthy), and imagining every headache is a brain tumour. I find her attitude difficult to deal with at the best of times, but it is becoming difficult now to know when something is actually wrong with her and when she is just overreacting to the everyday things that go along with getting older on a SAD. I've suggested changes to her diet in the past, not to primal, but just for her health and to help her feel better, but she's very resistant, so I've learned not to say anything. Unfortunately I don't think she actually wants to get better, so don't think anything I say or do will help.
Anyway, I'm happy with the way I've eaten over the past 2 days especially as they were challenging in terms of what was available to eat. I haven't exercised much, but will do something tomorrow.
My weight was back down to 72.4 this morning. I think next weighin will show a drop as I've gone back onto primal foods after the few days off.