Thursday, December 29, 2011

Groceries & the Beginning

Since it is winter break and I have a little more time on my hands (not that I am using it well), I took a photo of my last shopping trip to Aldi; $33.  Non-paleo items include the crescent rolls (could you really get more non-paleo??) and cream cheese.  I am not tempted to eat the crescent rolls since they are all packaged up together.  I will use them for when I need to make a frugal dessert of some sort to take somewhere.  I just got the cream cheese since it is a good price due to the holidays.  I can stick in the freezer if we don't use it for awhile.  The holiday cupcake wrappers (save for Valentine's day or next Christmas) and balsamic vinegar were on clearance for 50 cents and 99 cents, respectively.  Avocados are still 49 cents!

I am still thinking of trying some fermented cod liver oil.. for these low-sunlight winter days... but I have to work up the nerve to both try it and spend the $$ on it.

So... I've decided I want to kick the cravings.  I've slowly gone down the sugar slope over the past few weeks.  Readjusting to no sugar or caffeine is going to be brutal... especially in the afternoons.  I can do no grains OR no sugar/caffeine, but both at once?  Well, let's just say if you try it, you will realize how addicted you are to them.  Last spring, when we did our first paleo 30 day challenge, it took me half a week before I could think straight without them. BUT, then I felt better than ever.

I figure if I start today, I have 5 days before heading back to work, so I should be able to get over the worst of it before then.

(I have easily grown to enjoy coffee, and I am telling myself I will look forward to it's occasional return after 30 days, provided it doesn't make me feel sick.  One of my friends runs a coffee shop, for crying out-loud, and I received a gift card to there for Christmas that I really want to use! Excuses, excuses, right?  Not for 30 days!!)

So: December 29 - January 27.  30 days of paleo, here we go!

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