There's about four songs in there. Gives you an example of my mental state.
I'm back!!! Mostly alive, not entirely of sound mind, body is so-so. How is everyone? I had four lovely days of sleeping many, many hours and reading many, many hours. Then I cleaned my house. I'm ready for another four days of sleeping and reading.
Before things got too insane at the office, I was trying out the paleo diet for about a week. For those not familiar, you're eating lean meats, fish, most nuts, most veggies, and fruit. No dairy, grains, sugar, or legumes. Starches like corn, peas, green beans, and potatos (all kinds) are out. No cured meats like bacon, ham, or deli meat. Honey is okay. Cheating on this diet is encouraged. I like the meat and the cheat parts the best. I'm moving back towards being on paleo again.
It's kind of odd to have meat for breakfast that isn't bacon or sausage. I had shrimp for breakfast a few times, this morning I had beef (London broil -- it was tasty). Dairy is the hardest thing for me to cut out; I like my cheese. But you can cheat, as long as cheating isn't the norm, so I can still have cheese. Some folks are paleo plus cheese. Weirdly, grains like wheat are the easiest to avoid. When I think about chowing down on stuff, I usually think meat. Most people think bread. I always had to make a conscious effort to eat grains.
Getting a variety of fruit and veg is a little difficult for me. I have fruit issues. Mostly involving bugs and mold, but many involving the ease of access to a fruit. As in, I either don't know what to do with it (peaches still mystify me unless they're out of a can) or I don't want to bother to take the time (oranges). I love apples but you either have to hold it the entire time as you eat it, or you have to cut it up which takes time plus the flesh turns brown.
Today I have grapes (good for easy fruit access, although you have to pay attention that you don't pull them off with stem still attached, which annoys me) and raspberries (if I don't eat them today I'll end up throwing them out for fear that they have bugs and/or mold). A romaine salad topped with crab. Grilled boneless pork loin chops.
I find I graze more with this than anything else I've done previously. You think at first that you'll need more than a serving of beef for breakfast, but I nibbled on that for at least an hour and wasn't hungry for a couple hours more after that. I'm sitting here now thinking about breaking for lunch (as in, actually eating food) but I'm just not all that hungry still. But I have a good book to read so I guess I'll nibble some more.
And maybe go look up the warning signs of protein overdose again.