I'm looking for advice on a few issues. It has been awhile since my last post, so a little update.
My family (husband, daughter, myself) moved in with my parents in January. Husband pulled his head mostly out of his ass concerning separation/divorce. Daughter turned 5 in January. Husband is on unemployment since coming off active duty in the Army. We now get food stamps ($271 per month). Now on to the issues.
When we moved in with the folks it was like walking into the aisles at Wally World. Of course I had to be polite and eat what mom cooked. Along with going out to eat 2-4 times a week. Now nearly 3 months later, I have managed to pack on 30 pounds due to my ignorance. I'm at my heaviest weight, 222 lbs. I have pitched paleo quite a few times to mom but its like talking to a brick wall. She loves her pasta, bread and 3-5 cokes a day. When I did cook, it was mostly paleo and mom didn't eat. And she complained that grain fed beef tasted better than grass fed. Basically, I seriously doubt she will ever change but I can't stand to feel or eat the way I have been. I know if I just cook for my family it will start fights and all that wonderful family drama. So there is issue number one, how do I go about feeding my family paleo in a shared house?
Next is paleo budget. Work in Fort Myers Florida is nonexistent. My husband is going to school on his GI bill just to have income at this point. $271 in FS for 3 people is what we have to work with. The farmers market down here doesn't take FS. Before all of this happened we were spending $400-600 a month at EarthFare and the farmers market, almost totally organic. I have no experience in using the less desirable parts of the animal either. Are there any good sites or any advice from personal experience?
CF. I can't afford a box right now. Which sucks because I'm missing out on the community the most. I have also managed to fracture my right ankle, develop bursitis in my right knee and have open cracks on my left heel. I feel like I'm falling apart at the seams some days. I do have the travel wods and try to scale them. Any other suggestions? And are there any alternatives than buying a $35-55 kettlebell?
Thanks for reading my wall of text.