This is my final Vegas entry, I am back home now in my element. I am going to say that I appreciate home more than ever. I have family and friends who support me 100%. I don’t say that as a half truth. I notice when I talk about my primal lifestyle around work and so forth I get very little interest, in fact I get more ridicule or what I will call typical school yard behavior against the person who is different. When I am home amongst my family and friends I get that genuine support for my lifestyle; in case you wonder no they are not all primal, although a good portion of them try to follow some of the fundamentals. They are just supportive and are truly my friends. I have to say it was great see them all!
Alright so now let me talk about my last two days in Vegas. I finally decided I was not going to let Vegas and this conference win. I decided to take back my primal lifestyle. Starting with Wednesday I would get back on track. I of course have been eating as primal as I can all week, and I still made those choices. I did decided that I would not have even a glass of wine the remainder of the week and I would take back my evenings. I had one more “mandatory” dinner to attend on Wednesday evening. I made my appearance enjoyed some good short ribs (had to scrape the sauce off unsure what it contained) but they were fantastic nice full of good fat. I think I was the first one finished I promptly excused my self from the table and went back to my room. The dinner started at 7:30 I was leaving at 7:50, by 8 I was in my room and decided time for me, after talking to Lorie on the phone I read for the remainder of the evening and fell asleep about 9:30 PST.
Thursday was not much different after attending some meetings, my day was done about 2:30 PST, I then went to the gym for a quick workout. After getting cleaned up I decided to walk around the “mall” for a while, I wasn’t ready yet for dinner and thought it would be nice. Finally decided on dinner, found me a nice Ribeye with Asparagus, it was good but nothing like what Lorie and I fix at home. I was ready to leave, I did check but it was just too expensive to change my flight from Friday morning. After dinner I really just wanted something for myself and I remember a Godiva Chocolate Store in the mall, think they might have some good dark chocolate. For those who don’t know I am a fan if you need something satisfying to have a little Dark Chocolate. I personally like 86%, think it is perfect but most find it too bitter. Different people have different rules, I see 70% a lot I think edge that up to 75% or better is a good rule and only eat enough to satisfy that craving. I usually find 1/2 a serving size is about right. They had these 85% chocolates filled with a 85% chocolate genache, they were incredible about the size of my thumb nail; ok I at 6 of them. After that I retired to my room and repeated Wednesday night. The following morning I woke had an omelette for breakfast and left for the airport. I couldn’t wait to get home.
Looking back at the week I grade my self about a C. I found that I am weaker without my support system in place. I know they were all supporting me from a distance but it is not the same as having them with you, or at least having someone with you that will offer you support. Unfortunately I don’t have that with my work, I wish I did and one of these days I will make a change; more on that another time. The moral to this story is if you are going to live different than those around you then you need support. I hope anyone who is reading this has that support it makes it a lot easier. If not look around I am sure there are a lot of good groups that would offer it. If you don’t find those then start one be the first!