It’s been busy!
I’m settling into the new job, the Pack has been amazing, and I’ve been doing a lot of hanging out with them.
It’s…unusual to go from being so anti-social to being so social. I sit and talk with my co-workers. I feel just fine talking to strangers. I have no fear of the phone (Which, I lost!!)
I actually was just invited to a pot luck! I’m taking my girlfriend out on that day, but I would have totally gone, bringing bacon wrapped chicken, steak, and my newest idea…meatballs! This would have been my second Pot Luck of the year, but, I promised Dani Shabu Shabu (primal!) and maybe the Field Museum as well! It’ll be a lot of fun! I love showing her new things, and the museum is so amazing. I hope she likes it as much as I do.
Also, I’m working my way through Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. It’s been a MUCH easier read than Good Calories, Bad Calories. He said in the introduction that it was a book for the people who kind of had to fight their way through Good Calories, Bad Calories. I do think that the beginning sounds a little defeatist, with the whole ‘Your genes control everything’ but I remembered Mark Sisson’s idea of ‘You can control your genes’ and made it all the way through the sections about that.
I do recomend it for anyone who’s curious about the science behind why going Primal works. But, if you just want the basic idea, it’s pretty much summed up in Fat Head, which is available on Netflix.
Admittedly, I’m still at about 255 lbs a the moment, but let me tell you about some of the amazing changes in my body.
My ‘Chicken Skin’ Keratosis Pilaris
Very nearly gone. I’ve never had skin this CLEAR in my life. The big ‘full’ swells are almost entirely gone, I haven’t found more than one on my upper arm in a while. My lower arms are still a little inflamed and still a little obvious, but it doesn’t feel like sandpaper anymore.
My Osgood Schlatter’s Symptoms
I went to show a co-worker my OS bump on my leg…
And I couldn’t FIND it. Ever since I was 13 I haven’t been able to feel that bump on my leg. Now all there is is a depression, and some serious muscle around it. I thought I’d have to deal with that for the rest of my life, like my KP, but it’s GONE.
Primal is also supposed to reduce inflammation, and now I seriously agree that it does. I walked 12 blocks today too, and my knee IS NOT killing me. For once in my LIFE! It’s AMAZING.
I WANT to do it, and I’m doing goofy things like dragging my co-workers 12 blocks for lunch (They loved it) and RUNNING like my life depended on it for as far as I think I can. (Which admittedly it wasn’t very far.) I actually started working with the thing at work to start training myself into pullups.
Admittedly, I’ve been feeling a little fragile where relationships with some of my friends are concerned. I’m getting more and more tired of having to defend myself, and it’s causing me to withdraw, and not want to be in various places. But, others have really, REALLY been stepping forward to show me that I do exist, and that they like me the way I am, and that I don’t have to defend myself at all. Which, is really refreshing.
Apart from that, I’ve been stellar! I’m enjoying my life, I’m enjoying primal, and OMG I love frickin’ yellowfin!
Full moon soon! So excited!