1. It's been 2 weeks eating (mosly) paleo. I've had a few cheats, but I've done really really well I think.
Some things I've noticed so far: I have not crashed! As in, when I get hungry, I feel hungry, my tummy rumbles some, but I don't feel faint or shaky. I don't have to EAT RIGHT NOW. I know this because I was involved in the Toronto Festival of Clowns this weekend and didn't eat regularly. (more on that in a moment!) I have to be more organised with food, but that is coming along. There is *nothing* in a corner store that I can eat. No, wait, nuts. I can buy nuts or sunflower seeds. I haven't gone to a restaurant yet, so I don't know what that will be like. I'm sure it will be along the lines of "Can I get extra salad/veggies in place of the potatoes?"
I *think* my moods have been more stable, but this weekend was a crappy sleeping weekend, late nights, not being able to sleep in, so I'm a wee bit grumpy. I also just got my period, so there was some pms, *but* looking back to the last week, it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been, and I didn't get cramps. Day one is *always* crampy. AND there was very little food cravings, and when I have eaten chocolate, it was just kinda ok. My stomach pain was worse than ever, but it seems to have calmed down some. I'm giving myself a month to see how things progress. Or, let's say, to the end of June.
2. CLOWNS! I just spent the weekend with a bunch of clowns and it was rad. It's fun to dance (to a DJ) with fellow clowns (in or out of nose) because they have NO inhibitions! SO FUN. It was nice to see a few people who I met last year, and just to be in the same place more with friends. I was up late and slept little, but it was worth it.
3. There is someone I don't like. This is an awkward thing to write on a public blog, because although you may speak to friends 'in private', you don't announce to a whole room that "HEY! there is someone I don't like...and well, since I'm announcing it to *everyone* I won't tell you who it is!". Regardless, I'm going to continue on and assure you it's is not you (I think...). I find not liking this person (X) frustrating, not just because they annoy the heck out of me, but because in general they are a caring, nice, generous person. I want to yell "SHUT THE FUCK UP!" when X talks. So it's all me. So what the HELL can I do about it? I don't know, because X is part of the community, and as much as I try to distance myself from them, X seems to *always* be there. I feel sad for myself. I know that I'm not going to like everyone I come in contact with, but the absolute RAGE I feel when X is around astounds me.
4. J got a job! yay! he started today with an orientation. I've been working 2 jobs, and am in a bit of a conundrum as to whether I will keep them both. I don't really want to. I'm feeling pretty drained, but we still need to bring our savings back. I figure I'll stay with the gardening until the end of the season (Oct.) and pack away the $.