Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Another day of good eats behind me, and a good "active rest day" as well. Lots of walking. Cooking big on the weekends definitely makes it easier to stay on track during the week. Ham, brussels sprouts, and butternut squash for dinner with apples for dessert, paleocrack for lunch (it was a weirdly busy day), and breakfast was bacon, eggs, and spinach all scrambled together.
The biggest hardship of the day was the awkward encounter that I blogged about earlier. Something flipped this year and I went from being basically invisible to the opposite sex to having SO many awkward encounters, from drunk old men at the bus stop to my married coworker to this latest persistent colleague. We've got a first-year field trip that we're all going on this weekend, and I'm hoping things don't get any more awkward after 72 hours in close proximity. Anyway I'm not used to this sort of attention, I'm terrible at deflecting it, and when I find myself feeling uncomfortable my first instinct is still to reach for a cookie or a pint of ice cream rather than facing things head on. I've gotten a lot better at resisting that urge, though, so...one step at a time? Today no bingeing, tomorrow no avoidance? Meep.
Anywho, my next challenge personal challenge is rapidly approaching - three days away from my kitchen, on a field trip with 25 of my fellow grad students. I've been told there will be alcohol, and I don't know what the food situation is going to look like. I've got Paleo Packs and trail mix packed, I'm bringing some fruit to at least get me through the first day, and as long as I can stay as primal as possible this weekend I'll call it a success. So - wish me luck! I've got one more day of home-cooking and then the real test begins.
p.s. Mark Sisson, of "Mark's Daily Apple" and The Primal Blueprint fame, is going to be on tv tomorrow night. I have no idea how long the segment will be but it might be worth checking out.