Today’s weight: Dunno. I’m taking a page out of Janet’s book and eschewing weigh-ins until tomorrow, when we start the three-week Primal Blueprint challenge. Last night Ken and I had a farewell pasta dinner. The verdict, which comes as no surprise–we both felt bloated and lethargic afterward. I’m actually looking forward to the challenge tomorrow!
Today I am grateful for: I’m spending all three of my gratitudes on Janet. Please read her beautiful essay here. She is really one of the funniest, bravest people I know (and a fabulous writer to boot). When Janet took her leave of absence to deal with all this shit, I thought I knew the breadth and depth of what she was going through. But it wasn’t until about a week or so ago that she gave me the complete low-down–summarized in the essay–and now I’m even more in awe of how she was able to stay vertical through this ongoing ordeal. I’m so proud and happy to have her as co-founder and Chief Bitching Officer of BYT. Long may she reign!
If you’re playing along at home, tomorrow, May 7, we begin The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan. But don’t worry if you didn’t get your copy yet; just check out Janet’s summary here.
No gym today, so no gym monitor gleanings, but here’s some fun stuff:
* Don’t like working out?: You’re not alone.
* We had cloud cover last night: So no Super Moon for us. Didja see it?
* Sexting judge?: He seems pretty proud of himself.
* Ha of the day: For all you kitty lovers out there.
* Emergency back-up Ha of the day: Shy Ronnie from last night’s SNL. “Use your outdoor voice, Shy Ronnie.”
* Aw of the day: A Mastiff gets dog paddle lessons. Good lord, THIS IS A PUPPY.
Primal Day Zero
I’m going to be spending some time today prepping for Primal Day One tomorrow. Day One’s challenges involve a pantry purge. Irrationally, I’ve been spinning anxiety cycles on this one for a few weeks now. I can’t force my growing, carb-loading kid to follow my diet–I’ve got bigger battles to fight there. What I’ve finally arrived at is: segregation. Today I’ll spend some time setting up HIS pantry cabinet with all his carb-happy treats, and MY cabinet, which will have no carbs and lots of tea. Plus, I’m going to go shopping.
One of the overall challenges during the 21-day challenge is to perfect a recipe. I’m going to work on mayonnaise. There is a canola-based mayo I adore and buy from my local/organic store, but it has sugar in it. Today: which oil? Will I need sweetener? Stay tuned. I’m getting excited about this.
Gratitudes: All to you guys. Thanks for reading my essay.