Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 12 & 13: When Life Gets Tough...

The last few days have been some of the hardest in my life.  Life-changing and full of questions without answers.  Everything feels up to me and yet so out of my control.  Trying to make decisions without any real choice.  Both roads feel like dead ends. 

I love J with all my goddamn heart but the thought of never having a family is unthinkable.  The thought of a family without him is just as unthinkable.  So where does that leave us? What do I let go of?  See what I mean about the questions?  They're endless.  

Yesterday at work was torture.  I had to ice my eyes in the morning when I woke up just to get myself looking some level of "OK."  J made me a fried egg and I think I ate it.  I don't even know for sure.  Of course, everyone at work could see that I was not OK and every time someone asked I burst into tears.  Highly unprofesh.  I decided to take a few days off to get myself straight.

Last night we talked and talked and talked and I don't know if we got anywhere.  I woke up today in a world of pretending it was all OK.  It's just not OK.  It's the opposite of OK.  

I know this blog is about my paleo journey and maybe this is all too much information.  I know what people would say about the private nature of this stuff.  But I don't know how else to deal.  I talked openly about the pain of my miscarriage and it helped.  It helps to talk about it.  I know that.  It's also relateable because if I can get through this kind of hurt and pain and keep taking care of myself, I know that I'm getting somewhere.  Last night I wanted to curl up with a greasy cheeseburger and instead we went down the street to Whippoorwill for some really delicious and totally paleo-friendly eats.  It was quiet and dark so I was pretty comfortable crying a bit over my nest of shaved winter vegetables and seared tuna.

I'm going to go for a run.    

Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 11: I Hate Monday's

I went from the "I don't need to eat" stage to the "I need to eat a chocolate bar" stage.

When I really pay attention, it's amazing what I learn about myself.  The weekend are EASY for me.  I'm HAPPY on the weekends!  Worry-free!  Monday's are the worst and by the end of the day I had an extraordinary tension headache that I seriously felt would go away if I could only get home and dig into a bag of chips and some dip...any dip.  DIP!!  Have you heard of this magical headache/stress cure? No?  Pfft.

I'm currently sitting in bed with a tomato and some paleo pesto scrambled eggs.  I'm cheating on the mindful part but I am fully aware of it and giving myself permission.

No one's perfect all the time.  Least of all, me.  

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 9 & 10: Spring Chicken

It was a lovely weekend but far too short and the "spring forward" time change offered nothing to help that.

Yesterday we trucked it to Brick Works for the Farmer's Market and Seedy Saturday.  The main objective was to hand out some handbills for a new project I'm working on (more on this to follow!) I bought a bunch of seeds and picked up some Food Share honey for a Braggot ale we're brewing this week.  We also grabbed some venison sausage for a future dinner!

In the evening, we went to a local joint for buck a shuck oysters before heading to the Queen Elizabeth Theater for the legendary Patti Smith.  The show ruled!

I'm in that stage (I remember it from last time) when I could easily forget to eat.  I woke up late this morning and grabbed a coffee from The Common and srom vegetables for juicing.  I juiced up a beet, cucumber, celery and carrots and had that for a late breakfast.  For lunch, I roasted a lovely bird.  A spring chicken! Cooking a bird is such a great and economical way to eat.  We get 3 decent meals out of one bird.  I stuffed it with lemon, basil, dill and parsley and shoved coconut oil under the skin to make it nice and crispy. I sprinkled lots of salt and pepper to finished it off and roasted it for about 40 minutes at 400 degrees.  We ate the legs with some broccolini when it was done.  For dinner, I pulled all the meal off the bird and used half to make lettuce wraps.  The bones and bits are in a pot with some vegetables making stock that I will turn into soup with the rest of the meat.  That will be lunch tomorrow. One bird = 3 meals!  Nothing is wasted.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 7 & 8

I've been in a hotel at the airport for two days for work meetings.  It's pretty cray!  It's times like this that eating gets HARD. Hotel's provide very CARB heavy food!  Muffins! Juice! Cereal bars! Toast!  Fruit!  Basically a paleo wasteland. I brought my own lunch yesterday and then had dinner at my pal Laura's. She made delicious shrimp with mushrooms and basil and steamed brussels sprouts and broccoli. SO GREEN!  Today I had peameal and eggs for breakfast and I'm about 30 minutes away from finding out if I'm going to be able to eat anything for lunch. I'll report back! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Day 6

I made a very green dish of seaweed, brussels sprouts, onion, mushrooms shrimp and paleo pesto.  It was delicious!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Day 4 and 5

Day 4 happened!  It was good!  There were oysters from Bestellen involved and I'm still paleo!

Day 5 is happening!  Also good and also still paleo. 

Weekdays are busy but I will post something with substance tomorrow. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 3: Procrastination

This blog post = me taking an unnecessary break from working on an assignment that is due TODAY.  Oops.  It's not overly challenging or complicated, just time consuming and annoying.

Yesterday I did a run and went to restorative yoga which was basically laying around stretching.  My kinda workout ;)

I'm still on track with paleo!  Even though I am totally craving doughnuts and layerd taco dip, I am still holding it down.  We just finished a very delicious dinner of almond meal and herb crusted pork loin with carrots and broccoli.  I was too hungry to take a picture but here are some other photos from this weekend.  See y'all on day four!

 Can't get enough of this book!  

From the water.