Sun, Apr-22-07, 08:53
hey congratulations and go-for-it proteus! one milestone down and you are in the swing for knocking down the rest!
about eating something totally shameful, and this also relates to nelson's recent thread about eating some chocolates that turned up in the work-place, i had this recent experience. i had pretty clean paleo eating for quite a while. last weekend i went to a steak restaurant which seemed like a good paleo choice but i somehow (without any advance plan to do this) had a beer, bread & wine with the meal, and a chocolate dessert. it had a terrible result, i even missed a work-day last week. i am just about back to normal now.
well not everyone is me and would have that reaction, but i think the more paleo that i eat, the more sensitized i am to non-paleo food. that experience really might be the one that stops me from ever 'treating' myself again!
Originally Posted by ProteusOne
I recently achieved my 25% weightloss milestone. I was thinking the other day that I should try to mark the occasion in some way (Kallyn, I was thinking of your birthday cake question...)
Should I "fast" on the occasion? Eat something totally shameful? Do nothing?
What I decided to do was a compromise: make my own "paleo" dessert; hike 7 miles, and; try my first formal fast. Anyway, here's the dessert I made.
Layer in a parfait dish (or beer mug!) the following ingredients, anyway you wish:
-Raw nuts (pine nuts, almonds, and walnuts are my staple)
-Fresh berries (I used strawberries and blackberries)
I may try experimenting in the future with different nut butters and naturally dried fruit.
I tell you, I enjoyed this dessert as much as I ever have any dessert. I know that sounds crazy, but as I'm sure everyone knows here, going without refined foods and sugar really sensitizes those taste buds.
(BTW, I've got the hike and dessert behind me. Still planning the fast.)