Friday, January 16, 2009

Days 4 & 5

Day 4 of South Beach was so unremarkable that I actually kind of forgot about it. I ate what I was supposed to and I didn't really crave anything. Thinking back on the last time I did this, I remember that it's about the same. Although the first few days were harder. Does that make sense? I know what I'm thinking but it's not translating well. And today was fine. I even worked out on my bike for 48 minutes without much difficulty. While watching an episode of Psych- I really like that show. *But* a little bit ago I noticed I was hungry and ignored it. It's a habit from high school. My dad was always coming home with this idea or that from the Post Office (where he worked) and one that really stuck was not eating after 4PM. So the we'd eat early and that was it. Tonight I didn't think I should be hungry because I was full after dinner. Anyway, I got this bad familiar feeling of light headedness and was afraid that if I stood up I'd pass out. A few months back I got sick and didn't eat for the whole day because I couldn't and about 4am I felt sick and went through this process of feeling like I was dying or something and I did briefly pass out. Which is what tipped the Dr. off that something was wrong. Anyway, I'd like to avoid that again if at all possible so Travis quickly got some Orange Juice for me. Which is not on phase 1 of South Beach. And I followed it with a banana and string cheese.

I'm a little bummed but at least I didn't use it as an excuse to eat a candy bar. The medicine is going to affect everybody differently and I won't explain it all because it's boring. The jist of it is that the medicine makes my blood sugar drop because it's for diabetics. I don't have high blood sugar so I have to be careful. Anyway, as of right now I think that I'll either have to a) quit working out until I'm on phase 2 when I can eat fruit or b) keep working out and just be on phase 2 now. Either way I'm not eating sugar so I'm leaning toward phase 2 now since I seem to be healthy enough to work out and I'm tired of not exercising. We'll see how it goes.


Mary said...

I think you should do whatever it takes not to pass out. That can't be good for you.

I get that way too, I think I tend toward low blood sugar but I'm not diagnosed hypoglycemic or anything, I'm just on the edge. It has always made diets like that hard for me too, but I have always been able to eat protein instead of sugar, as long as I take care of it right away.

Christy said...

Sheesh, girl. Don't sweat the orange jucie :) I always say that you should trust your body when you make decisions about what to eat.

Amy said...

Well (hangs head sheepishly) I figured out that I forgot to eat when I took my medicine. I've been taking it for a month and a half and that's the first time I've forgotten.

Ms. Tee said...

The orange juice was a good idea - it sounds like you are doing a great job. :) P.S. I really like Psych, too!