Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Morning corn delivery

Tomorrow is the day I start the 30-day Paleo challenge, and I feel ready. In fact, I feel so ready that I might have just started today, except that my mom brought over several ears of corn for us this morning, and (being of Iowan birth) I can't think of any reason not to eat them all up. The best part of morning corn delivery is that the reason Mom is shedding corn is because she's planning on doing the challenge with me! This is great moral support, and it's practical, too, because I know we will be having at least a couple of meals at their house in the next month.

My sister was thinking about joining us, too, but I haven't heard her final decision. She was afraid she might starve to death because she can't eat any of the foods she normally eats, and I completely understand that concern. In fact, what she might not know is that even if she does come up with enough calories to sustain life, she might still feel hungry all the time. (But don't let that stop you! I hear it goes away eventually!)

Actually, the main reason I'm feeling so confident about this right now is that I whipped up a batch of Paleo ranch dressing yesterday, and now I know that if all else fails, I can always have a salad. I also made stuffed mushrooms, which are delicious. They're more a snack than a meal, in my mind, but it's comforting to have something easy and tasty waiting in the fridge.


  1. I cannot WAIT to hear all about how this goes for you - I will be cheering for you the whole way (and hopefully learning a thing or 2).

    GO YOU!

  2. And Dad, too, I think they are both doing it. This sister is not, but I'm interested to hear how it goes.

  3. Not quite ready to commit, but read the first chapter of "Paleo diet for athletes" and am definitely ordering a copy. I think anti-inflammatory/mediterranean might be better for me in the long run, but I like the idea of having these huge chunks of delicious salmon, chicken, lean beef, etc.!