It could be something you've said, or something you've done. It doesn't have to be wild "for paleo" - it can be something that was wild "for you" at the time - something that stretched you personally!
What is your wildest-for-you paleo feat - and what reason motivated you to accomplish it?!
I lived in the wilds on the SD/WY border for a week, in a pair of shorts. I only brought a knife, a portable Berkey water purifier, Tango Papa, and a bow drill with a friction chord. I built a shelter out of fallen trees and covered it with pine limbs. Never rained, so I never got to see how well it would have kept me dry. I hunted with sharpened sticks and managed to kill a squirrel on my third day and two rabbits; one on the fourth day and one on my last day. No luck spearing any fish. Gathered some sage for purification/cooking and some chokecherries. I'd walk/sprint for miles up and the Black Hills (using stealth to avoid Rangers/tourists and I did stalk a few!), through valleys, crossed and swam in streams and climbed trees. I spent a lot of time gathering wood and picking off ticks. I saw grizzly, elk, mule deer, mountain lion, eagles and hawks among many others. I did it for only one reason....I simply wanted to experience a Human....BEING.
Pwned my athletic team students (high school) in push ups :) I was the only one to last till 50! (well, not all were full, 27 regular, the rest on knees, but as a woman I was supposed to do all of them on knees!). it was during our school's version of the "Presidential Fitness Test" or something like that. In all of the points I did at least 100%. My plank was seriously best, even compared to some colleagues! yay!
oh, and I did it to impress myself and the kids as well. I like to be the kick-butt teacher ;-)
Fasting. Anything. I used to get sick after just a few hours of not eating, now I can go whole day (most I did was 24h) and I feel great!
I never before did weight lifting. It's the first time in my life that I own a bench and weighted vest :)
oh, and just for the personal satisfaction - I like to eat my 5 egg omelet in the faculty room, with them eating all the low-fat, "diet" meals and "egg beaters" knishes... The terror in their eyes is precious ;-)
I fasted for 3 full days (75 hours total)! This is unheard of for me as I am at minimum a two meal a day girl, and I usually snack too. It was not as hard as I thought it would be, the hunger just vanished. I did it in order to determine what "real hunger" feels like in an attempt to kill cravings. A few months ago, I made it 24 hours with pure determination, but knowing when the finish line was just seemed to make the hunger miserable. The last few months I have tried the 16/8 feeding window, which I have no problem with skipping one meal, but I have a problem with eating too much during that window because it does nothing to abate my appetite. This time, I started the fast with no time goal, just a goal of refraining from eating until I truly needed to eat to function and this mind set made all the difference. Continuing the fast for as long as I did seemed to put an end to "mental hunger" and it was liberating to be free from food cravings.
Sometimes, I just feel like running a little bit for no apparent reason. Like maybe I will be going to my car to get something, and I'll decide to just run to the car. Sometimes someone will ask me what's wrong? Why are you running? And I'll say, "Nothing, I just felt like running." And they'll look at me like I'm totally bonkers.
ANother thing I do is ask the butcher for the cut of meat with as much fat as possible. They always ask me why and when I tell them that is how you eat when lowcarb eating and you can lose weight that way, they act like I am totally insane. One guy said he has been a butcher for 21 years and no one has EVER asked him for that! And you should see the look they give you if you try to tell them that it's healthy!
I also did try out the no shampoo thing. For someone who showers every single day, it took some mental adaptation. And it's not something others can easily assimilate if you suddenly announce that you have decided to no longer use soap! Again, it's something that if said to others could tempt them to think you may be needing a straight jacket next because the aliens from Mars have infiltrated the white house! In the long run, I found that mild totally natural oil based soap makes my hair look much better though.
Eat coconut. Eat oil. Eat beef. Eat butter. Eat macadamias. Eat bacon. Eat whole yogurt...
This is probably old hat to most of you, but if you told me 2 1/2 years ago - when I was anorexic, plagued by digestive problems and weak as a kitten - that these would become my diet staples, I would have thought it as likely and appealing as cannibalism.