It’s still hot outside and I saw goats!
All my processed pork except some bacon in the freezer:
3 different kinds of sausage (all with paprika, of course :)), the whole ones are from the pig farm shop, a spicier and a milder one.
Smoked raw ham and a little head cheese from a supermarket (those head cheeses are usually not so great as the really good ones but still nice and offer variety), smoked chuck from the pig farm shop.
So… I don’t even remember my March so well but it was a rollercoaster. I got some data from my more or less accidental experiments but it wasn’t nearly enough hedonistic. April should be almost perfect! We will see. I really mean carnivore this month. I did not so bad in November but I changed since then and I buy more meat nowadays, it should be easier now.
My goals is being as strict as comfortably possible but I will gradually relax my ways, probably. I can imagine several days without dairy but a whole month? I probably don’t want that. But I want to handle dairy almost like my small plant matter: I only eat it if I really feel it would be much worse without it and in really small amounts. I don’t even feel I need much dairy ever. And my interest towards dairy plummeted lately for some reason.
I definitely will do my best to get my preferred level of variety from meat and eggs. I can be very creative when it’s about my food and plans. My doom would be losing interest in my plans as I did in November but it was harder for me then. I did the first 1-2 weeks with eggs, chicken liver and smoked pork, mostly! I can’t even imagine that now, it’s fine and dandy for 1-2 days but that’s it.
And it was still easy while lasted, I just suddenly stopped for a break back then.
NOW if I “stop”, that totally must be at least carnivore-ish, almost no carbs from plants and mushrooms. Can I do a month with my rebellious inner self and very undisciplined personality? Probably if I will be prepared.
So I start with eggs, meat, tea, spices and condiments and do it until it feels okay. Today I had black coffee as medicine but it’s an exception. Fortunately I have a not nice, slightly bitter coffee and I dislike black coffee lately anyways but it always feels nice when I use it as medicine.
Such restriction sounds awesome right now, it feels my body wants just this, we will see what I will say a week later
Rabbits aren’t in my near future but a significant amount of beef is (I try to postpone the stew as it is not strict at all but I have some little beef to fry). But first, eggs and pork. I have a little bacon and a nice amount of roasted pork shoulders in the freezer too. And bony fowl meat for soup.
We have 20 eggs but we will buy about 90 tomorrow, it’s significantly more than enough for a week but it’s nice to have plenty. In the past I preferred having 200. We are kind of food hoarders (it makes food significantly less expensive and we can be sure we won’t suddenly die of hunger or suffer from lack of variety :D) but in a still healthy way, we don’t buy more than what we can eat before it spoils. We don’t hoarder meat much as the freezer is small and there is a butcher in a nice walking distance (6 km) and I can get cheap chicken liver in every tiny village shops.
I am curious about my (probably reduced) salt intake so I will measure it. My smoked pork items will make it harder especially the chuck (zero idea about its sodium content but it’s insanely high) but the saltier the stuff, the less I eat from it so it won’t ruin the accuracy too much. We only bought a little smoked chuck and we will eat it for a month or something.
Maybe in April I can do a meatier week (I planned it in November but couldn’t do it. but those were different times). I don’t think I ever ate 7 pounds of meat in a week in my life, I am not sure it’s comfortably doable for me but not far from that, at least. I love roasted pork but I love my eggs too and while I love the former more, it’s only for a few days while I can eat several eggs every day for a decade and more (but I only have a decade. and not each and every day but almost). But without my other usual items, eggs may be a tad more boring and meat (with variety) has a chance then.
I wanted it shorter, oh well. You know me.
Good luck, everyone! For everything. Wishing well costs nothing to me, why not be generous?
Oh and another plan but not diet related. I really, really want to do my weightlifting regularly (I keep forgetting or eat first and I need to be well-fasted, I find the weights heavy or whatever. I do it sometimes but not 2-3 times a week as I should and I am super weak). And getting more energy or mood to walk longer. I was more tired lately, mostly just my legs, despite I really didn’t walk much or did anything exhausting. Odd. Maybe the lack of cycling didn’t do good to me. Maybe I will try to do some all alone. In the now extremely beautiful wildlife park. But it looks good in every season, actually. But it’s spring now
So I am really serious now. About my woe, among others.