All in all, though, considering how often I would cheat beforehand, a good two or three weeks of fairly strict primal eating and one slip-up involving a sweet tea and three flour tortillas is not a huge deal. I also, for what it's worth, turned down a heck of a lot of food during this same time period, including a lot of free food, which is my kryptonite. I'm talking cake, breaded fish, candy, the whole lot.
The sickness I've been dealing with by taking garlic in pill form (and in non-pill form), extra probiotics, noodle-free chicken soup, and Dayquil when I need it.
I also made a rummage sale purchase. It's something I've been looking for cheaply for ages:
I already made some bacon in it that I think turned out good, as well as some ribs. I didn't actually finish the ribs in the smoker, I put them in the oven after a while because I was already hungry and didn't have several hours, but man did it ever make them delicious.
I also, due to the Gander Mountain financial troubles, got a really inexpensive electric meat grinder/sausage maker. So my next project I think will be venison bratwurst or maybe even hot dogs, probably smoked because, darnit, everything's better smoked. I also found out that it's possible to make black garlic--something I've always wanted to try--in a rice cooker, so I may have to grab a dedicated rice cooker I left at my parents' house for that. I'll also probably do it in the shed as it apparently smells pretty strong.
Anyway, as far as my DIY updates, that's about it for now. Happy Trails!