"What can you eat?" I always want to answer "Well anything that won't kill me!"
"What can I fix you" ... I'll just have some of that sugar and salt sweetened vomit you're serving so I can go back to weighing 220 lbs, thank you"
But that is WAY WAY WAY in the back of my mind, and I promptly say three Hail Mary's.
The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
Pope John Paul II
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What am I doing? Depends on the day.
I tell people I don't eat fake food. That I ate what people ate before heart disease. Lots of veggies, fats and meat.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
This isn't so much a funny CW moment as a self-congratulating, smug Primal moment:
Our annual workplace wellness check was this week - the health department comes over and does weight, BMI, flexibility, blood pressure, grip strength, etc. Two of my superthin coworkers scored poor on the grip strength, while I scored excellent. And I'm 20 pounds heavier than I should be. One of the women is a cardio queen and could not believe that she scored poor and I scored excellent, especially since she's always telling me that I could lose my last bit of weight if I worked out for 2 hours after work every night like she does:
Her: "But I work out more than you do!!!"
Me: "Yes, but I lift weights and make sure I get enough protein."
Her: "But I do an hour of Bodypump 3 times a week, and I can hold Warrior I for 3 minutes!!!"
Me: (Just looking at her because I don't want to have the same conversation about my exercise and diet routine that she constantly puts down...)
Her: "Maybe I need to add another protein bar or shake to my day - I'll have to figure out if I can afford those extra calores...."
Failed at work pot-luck today. I indulged a little, but the choices were slim. Lots of pasta, bread, wraps, sandwiches (with hardly any meat), desserts, blah. I made a super delicious artichoke salad with uncured pepperoni, banana peppers, sun dried tomatoes, olives, onion, EVOO, spices, garlic, etc. I have a TON left. But the pasta....is gone. And all the desserts.
Got my blood test results back Wednesday. The doctor's assistant called me because the total cholesterol was 237. "We're just concerned because it used to be 197 [yeah, way back in 2007]. If you log on to our website, there's a ton of great information about how to lower your cholesterol. You know, just cut back on the fat, especially the saturated fat."
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Are we done yet? My Trigs were 72 after only 4 months being Primal, so I'm not too concerned.
Something else interesting I noticed, though. Every time I give blood, they automatically run the numbers for total cholesterol too. Since I'm Queen of the Spreadsheet, I entered the data and compared. Here's what I saw:
Feb 28 2010 - TC 208 - Blood donation
Mar 30 2011 - TC 231 - Medical lab
Jun 13 2011 - TC 209 - Blood donation
Sep 12 2011 - TC 237 - Medical lab (same one)
Does that look odd to anyone else?