Six months ago I moved to California to start a new job. Quite a bit has happened in the interim: I lived in six different places. I got used to hearing people say, "It won't rain again until the fall" (?!) and walking past palm trees without staring.
I wandered out of paleo territory and hoped that living gluten-free would be enough (answer: no). I thought if I added dairy-free to the list that would do the trick (answer: still no). I fell down a bewildering rabbit hole of MSG and learned things about excitotoxins that I can never un-learn, even though I had to personally experience their bizarre effects over and over before I got the hang of things.
I went to a Whole9 day-long nutrition workshop and went the next 30 days living by their rules. I discovered the fabulous benefits of eating red meat and saturated fat, and found three sources for local grass-fed beef less than ten minutes away. I found out getting back on a paleo diet is not always smooth sailing. I read what feels like all 4,000+ questions on the wonderful PaleoHacks.com.
What I didn't do: post here.
It's good to be back!