Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I control diabetes with a low carb diet. I've been fortunate that this has worked well for me.
Last night I got caught at dinner time waiting for someone who was late because of heavy traffic.
My blood sugar dropped suddenly and I went across the street to the Subway. I ordered a double meat sandwich to get more protein. I planned to toss most of the bread, but the first bite of that bread and I could feel the sugar from the carbs actually moving through my system.
Yeah, that's how it is when carbs fix that blood sugar drop. I can feel something moving through my blood.
But I am truly like an addict. My next stop was the drug store for something. Long line. I grabbed a Heath bar. So delicious. Mmmm
I got home and gobbled 2 slices of toast.
When I tallied the calories, I was really only over 50 calories for the day, but my weird chemistry treats carbs strangely. I know the next couple of days will be difficult to avoid pigging out on carbs. The candy machine will beckon. Healthy whole wheat toast or candy bars -- my body does not know the difference. I'm not defenseless and I have to stop the cycle. I usually stop it by incessant munching of raw veggies.
I've never used exercise to bring a halt to the gobbling of carbs -- looks like it will be the elliptical this morning and this afternoon to see how that works.