I've been toying with the idea of going primal for a while. What's held me back wasn't the idea of abandoning pasta or bread or sugar. I never really eat any of that anyway. Sodas are a rare, once a month thing and I don't do processed foods. No sugar pop cereal, no frozen lasagna, no pizza. Ok, macNcheese but that's once or twice a month. It was the idea of adding fruit and veggies to the diet. I told someone the other day, Yard Dart I think, that I'm 100% carnivore. Gimme the steak, you can have the potato, broccoli, salad, whatever. My arteries probably look like string cheese. And I KNOW that the times I've forced myself to add fruit and veg to the menu I've felt a hundred times better. But it's like a nasty circle... feel like crap, eat fruit and veg, feel a lot better, go back to eating 100% meat, cheese, & dairy. I feel like shit and have for years. No energy, sluggish, zero motivation. A lot of it is attributable to chronic back pain, but pinched nerves don't explain why I can sleep 14 hours and still want to sleep more. I spend the bulk of my day on the couch, writing on my laptop. The Mr. is a reluctant participant. Take away his mashed/fried/baked taters, angel hair pasta, cherry Coke Zero, and he ain't a happy man. However, he's put on an extra 10 (*cough* 20 *cough) pounds over the holidays so he's willing to go along to a point. I'm sure he'll still be Sonic'ing for lunch. So yesterday was a banana for breakfast... lunch was green curry scrambled eggs with tomato, portobello mushroom, pak-choi, onion, bell pepper, and coconut oil. Dinner was a chicken, artichoke and fennel fricasee that turned out really well. And then the Mr. broke out a frikkin Edwards frozen Turtle Pie he'd picked up on the way home. Cue record scratch. Today breakfast was a banana and shot of carrot juice. Lunch was a salad of fresh picked Romaine, shredded cheddar, a chopped hard boiled egg, and a tablespoon of flax seed. Sea salt, cracked pepper, no dressing. Had another hard boiled egg for a snack, along with a mandarin orange. Dinner will be honey roasted beets, grilled boneless pork chops w bacon, and not sure what else. I have some bell peppers I need to use, may throw them on the grill too. The Mr. probably won't touch the beets... he fails to see the entertainment value in their aftermath. As far as exercise goes, yoga, pilates and free weights for now. I walk the dogs, but there's only so far you can make a Chihuahua walk and their run is barley a brisk walk for me, heh.