I’m now two weeks into my hiatus from starting the Paleo experiment. In that time I haven’t been eating like total crap, but I have my ups and downs. My lunches have consisted of a huge hoagie, cheesesteak or otherwise packed sandwich every other day. I’ve been snacking on pretzels and sweets. All of this is being washed down with lots of Coke Zero again. These aren’t the cravings that I speak of though. Instead what I’ve been craving is something far different.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. It’s sometime early in the morning and you are roused from your sleep by the alarm blaring at your head. A quick snooze will give you that extra ten minutes of sleep. Maybe a few more snoozes before you have to wake up. Perhaps your body “just wakes up” right before that infernal alarm starts up, so you can proactively hit it. While you start off dragging ass a quick jolt or two, or ten, of caffeine gets you wired up fine. Maybe a little sugar high too can be used to push you on your way. The rest of the day can be fine or an exercise of chasing one caffeine or sugar high to the next. Sound a bit familiar?
People of Christian faith would probably recognize the expression, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.” Well, that certainly applies here. Life gets in the way of things I suppose, and it is very true here. Due to a very large event in my life I’m going to be focusing a significant amount of time and energy into some matters that need immediate attending to. This is going to be going on for several weeks and possibly longer. While I didn’t intend the experiment to occur under idealized lab conditions, I don’t think I’ll be giving it a fair trial under these circumstances. I’ll be trying to eat well, but I know I’m going to be eating lots of foods out of convenience rather than pure intention. I know I’m not going to be sleeping properly and probably not getting appropriate exercise either. I won’t even be able to get the blood tests and other metrics to kick this thing off. For that reason I’ll be delaying this until these events pass. Perhaps a month, maybe two or three. It’s still something I intend to do just when it is appropriate.
If you know me in person (which is most people), please feel free to reach out to me if you want more details. Otherwise, catch you when I get back to this in the future.