Thursday, September 6, 2012

Primal Screaming Thread

Yeah! It was a bit of a challenge tracking this down (had to wade through a ton of links to some rock band I did not know about, but I do now!) ... it's been on my mind for days now. Why? Because I'm feeling the SCREAM!!

Primal scream ... some serious therapy. Not that I need it. At least, not that I think I need it, but others near and dear to me may think otherwise.

You see, since deciding I needed to get off my butt and do something serious about regaining good, vibrant health and running away from those sneaky chronic woes of middle age and blogged about it here, I find myself feeling really primal. Caveman like ... or rather, Cavewoman like. I blame this on all this healthy food I'm eating. It's gone and mucked around with my brain!

Anyhow, it's #cbdiet check-in time and here's the cute button if y'all want to join in the fun:

  • Weigh-in:  down 2 pounds. RAWR!
  • Exercise completed:  Been consistent ... RAWR!
  • Splurge/Guilty Pleasure:  What else?  I SCREAM! (aka ice cream)
  • Success Story:  Some of my "fat" pants are beginning their sag. RAWR!
  • Recipes:  See photo below. Very simple, extremely simple ... portabella mushroom, tomato and cheddar cheese; pop in the oven under broiler for a few. PRIMAL RAWR!!
I guess I can call this Primal Pizza!

Portabella mushrooms are amazing things, if you like fungi ... which I do.

Since adopting what I came to understand is a "Primal Diet" I find myself not missing wheat at all. Absolutely NO CRAVINGS for breads and pasta. But I've been missing pizza. Now I can have my proverbial (cuz I won't have the "real") cake and eat it too. These taste so much better as a pizza base than wheat dough, and are just as filling and satisfying. I ate two and felt full for hours, in spite of being much lower in calories than traditional pizza. Next time I'm going to add some sliced beef polish sausage.

If anyone is interested in looking into what primal eating is all about, Mark's Daily Apple is a good place to start. I find just about everything he posts to be very interesting. Some of it can squick (I cannot claim credit for the origin of that word ... but it's a really cool word and needs to be added to the dictionary) a person out, such as extolling the value of eating offal, or today's (Sept 6, 2012) topic of candida. No matter, it's a seriously good read. Another seriously good read is The Real Diet of Man that has a series of serious essays written by a bona fide Texas rancher. While both gentleman have things to sell you, they freely (!!) give a ton of information backed by lots and lots of scientific research studies and abstracts, some with links. Those are serious reads to, if you can understand science-speak.

Getting back to the primal scream ... I used to listen to that record all the time. LOUD. I was young back then and loved to listen to fantastic music played at optimal level. I invested in a Marantz receiver which was top of the line back in the day, along with some really huge speakers. You know what? I remember now what it felt like to be that young. You know why? Because I changed the way I eat, and changed the way I move. My brain knew it would be simple, just a matter of starting. Starting was the single hardest thing to do, but once I started, the momentum took over and now when friends ask me "How are you?" I tell them, with meaning: "I'm doing really good."

Now, what does this have to do with threads and the generally topic of this blog? Well, plenty, actually. I spin my own yarn now, that is primal! I would be raising my own critters for their fiber if I did not live in a city that forbids farm animals in the back yard. But I have plenty of access to people who have the space and capacity to raise the critters.

I can't say my sewing is primal for I will never, ever give up my BERNINA sewing machine. Nope. You'll have to pry that out of my cold, dead hands. But that doesn't stop me from drooling over sites like Alabama Chanin. Natalie Chanin designs the clothing line which is then farmed out to local ladies to assemble ... by hand. Yes! All sewing is done by hand, including the seams. Perhaps not entirely primal (hard to do lots of cotton jersey knit fabric by hand), but definitely getting back to seriously basic skills. If I had a dollar for every person who told me that either they, or their significant other, couldn't even sew on a button ... I'd be feeding my family some grass-fed filet mignon for a whole week!

So, are you ready to SCREAM???? Go ahead, scream away. It feels awesome!


Lynne said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my pieceful blog. My sister and I have been singing the Primal/Paleo song for a while now. I love eating like this! For a while it was all about the bacon (yum), but it's about getting healthy too. Love Marks's Daily Apple!
P.s since you are a no-reply blogger, I am leaving my message here, instead of e-mailing you back. Thanks for stopping by!

aladyinpants said...

Great, simple recipe! I love it!

Hilary Johnson said...

What's "no-reply"?? Must go check my settings ...

Hilary Johnson said...

Thank you ... simple always works for me! Although for last night's sinner I made it more like pizza with chopped onions, bell peppers and smoked german sausage.

Jill said...

Congrats on the 2-lb weight loss! That's great! :) I think what Lynne is referring to is that if you leave us a comment, we cannot reply back via email since your email is not associated with your comments.

Lynne said...

On Blogger, go to your profile page and hit the orange edit button. That will take you to a screen where you can check some boxes. Check the "show my e-mail" box (don't forget to go down to the bottom and hit Save). When you leave a comment on a blog, your email address will now show up in their email page.(instead of no-reply). Don't worry, your email address will not show up on their blog/ comments page, only the comment you left. That way, someone can answer you right back via e-mail!! I hope this helps : )

Lauren from Texas said...

Um, YUM! Those look delicious! I've been wanting to try more "primal" eating, but I am such a carb girl. Slowly but surely!

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