notes for Tuesday 3/26/13
Well, I had a run-in with Dryers Rocky Road ice-cream last week. I thought I could bring some into the house for my mom, but I ended up binging on it. I then had to go out and get some more to replace that for her, and same thing happened. I am not going to kid myself and do this again. She will just have to go up to the Dairy Queen and have a cone or something if she wants ice cream.
As I wrote above, I was going without dairy and artificial sweetners before this incident. I actually only use the sweeteners (Crystal Lite, sugar-free Arizona tea, Arnold Palmer Tea etc) in my water. I dilute it by half otherwise it tastes too strong. (I know, I'm trying to justify myself here...)
But I wonder if going without the occasional sweet taste led to the overwhelming urge to consume mass quantities of sugar... Funny that I keep bread in the house for my mom and I haven't had so much as a slice of that...
Well, because I have been unable to organize my mealplanning and grocery shopping, I signed up for Marks Mealplan service. For the past 10 days I've been cooking recipes from Mark's book (PB Cookbook). It's a bit overwhelming (I haven't always cooked from a recipe for every meal), but I'm adjusting. And the food has been really good!
I found a source (through Craigslist) for homegrown chicken eggs. I found affordable organic HWC at Costco. And I'll be ordering a box of grass fed beef and pastured pork as soon as there is room in the freezer, probably by early April. I am going to do my best to stay Primal. But I'll say Thank you Mark for the 80/20 thing. It helps with the guilt that I cannot be as disciplined as some others are.
I did a 2 mile easy hike on Saturday and a little over 1 mile walk on Sunday. I don't think I did anything Monday. Today I walked the half mile roundtrip to the mailbox. Hope to do that again this evening...
"Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, 'Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.' What I said was, 'Give me all the bacon and eggs you have'. Do you understand?" - Ron Swanson