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Pennsic 41 - 2012

So I decided to spend 8 days camping at Pennsic this year, when the last few years I've only gone for 4 days or so. And it made such a difference in my life.

The first 2 days I was whining about why I was there, and it was hot and there were storms and it was muddy.
But as the days wore on, I started to settle in, and it felt good.

I gave up rice while I was at Pennsic since there were less temptations, and I've continued to give up rice. It was my main carbohydate at meals, and now my waist is slowly getting smaller. I really suck at restrictive diets so this has been a major change for me. As a result I'm doing a semi-paleo diet.

I also decided to play in the SCA again. It is a good community, and yes there are douchebags in it like any other people group, but there are a lot of awesome helpful people.

Also, it made me refocus on my fitness. I noticed that my dancing stamina had flagged and I need to get my cardio up. As a result I went to contra dancing on wednesday and I think I'm going again today.

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dnivie
Aug. 20th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
Pennsic sounds awesome ! I'm jealous !

Do you happen to play fitocracy ? It's worked splendidly for me, though admittedly I've only been active there for about a month, and *everything* tends to work great the first month. (the much more challenging thing is to have things work great after a year, or a decade)
spindriftdancer
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on trying Pennsic for the first time this year. I'm definitely on a paleo diet (modified to allow dairy), and I was worried that it would be difficult to achieve. How did you find it for cooking and storing food? Not too bad, or really difficult?
ripresa
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hello!

Actually quite a few people manage a paleo diet on pennsic. There is a food court, and though some come with sides of bread and pasta, you can always throw them away. Just eat the meat. There is one shop that sells produce, so you can get your salad, fruits, nuts there.

If you cook, you can bring your own stove and cooler and stock up beforehand. Swing by a grocery store if necessary.

The temptation comes mostly from social events, just like life :) people drinking and partying.
spindriftdancer
Jan. 5th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
I'm celiac, too, so food court would be *right out*. But, I didn't know about the fresh veggies, etc. until quite recently. That's encouraging.

Thank you (:
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