I need to bitch.
My mother has seen my results in controlling my hypothyroidism. She's seen my weight go back to where it should be, my energy skyrocket, and all that jazz. We have the same variety and she's been bugging me to help her do the same thing. My mom is a carb freak. I've told her that if she wants to do this, she'll need to quit all the grain stuff and pick up more veggies. She agreed to it. I drew her up a 3 week meal plan that worked with my father's low fat diabetic BS, to an extent (he won't hear me on primal, so I leave him alone,) said follow this and DON'T EAT GRAINS!
She called me several times that first week, asking if she could have biscuits/ syrup/ peanut butter/ whatever. I gave her the answer. The calls stopped during the second week. I figured she'd given up and gone back to her grains. 6 months later, I got a call.
"Your plan isn't doing anything for me!"
"What have you been eating?"
"Toast for breakfast, [sugary low fat yogurt] and fruit for lunch, and whatever your dad fixes for dinner."
"Including the noodles or rice or whatever?"
"Mom, what did I say about low fat, bread, rice, and sugar?"
"I put all that back in so I could eat like a normal person."
"Then you'll look like a normal person and your thyroid will stay fucked up."
"I was following your diet plan, though, I just added that back in."
"And destroyed the entire idea behind it. Either follow it right or give it up and go back to whatever you were doing."
[insert guilt trip from Mom]
Last time I help her with her health, I swear.
"No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
My Primal Battle Tome
Oh hey all, not to thread-jack, but for people who love bitching about the ironic/frustrating things in paleo life (and celebrating the successes) i just started a paleo-themed gif-response tumblr:
What Should We Call Paleo Life
I believe it is relevant to our interests in this thread especially.
You're exactly right. nobody remembers when I was fat, and it was only a year ago. I always get those "oh, you're skinny, you can eat whatever you want. Or, you have good genes". Once in a great while I'll ask some one, "do you remember what I looked like when I got here?" Nobody does. How soon they forget.
Personally, I can't wait until no one can remember what I looked like before. In fact, I fully intend to look like a completely different person so that no one who knew me before even recognizes me anymore. This has already been partially achieved by cutting all my hair off and wearing different clothes and being 60lbs smaller. But I won't be satisfied until I can walk by people I used to know and they don't even realize it's me.
Basically, that part of my life is completely over with and I want a clean and complete break.
When I'm skinny, if anyone ever tries to argue that I have "good genes", though, I'm probably going to crack the fuck up into peals of absolute hilarity.
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