Tuesday, May 18, 2010
If you know me and my blogs, you know that I am a good sparker. I stay on track and on task. Calorie ranges in check, the occasional plateau, but I beat them. Well, last night I had a bit of a scary moment.
I did a lot of freelance work yesterday. I ate throughout the day, but my roommate was having a jam session, so I went into my bedroom to work in the evening. I came out later when they were done. I finished up my work at around 1AM, and closed up for the night. I went to bed and woke up at 3 with a splitting headache in my right temple. I couldn't sleep. I was also freezing, and it really wasn't that cold out. I tried to get out of bed, and I was so weak I could barely stand. I made it to the kitchen and figured pain meds were in order and went back to bed. Nope, that didn't do it. I got up again and wobbled my way down the hall, and it dawned that maybe food was in order. Maybe I had not eaten enough yesterday. Maybe my blood sugar was too low. The only reason this dawned on me was because my roommate is diabetic and I know the signs when he is not eating right. So I fixed a quick egg and a piece of toast (I figured protein was a good option). Instantly the headache started to go, but I was still weak. I headed back to bed. At least now I could get to sleep.
This morning I woke up and still felt a little funny, but better. I could walk without wobbling, just weird. So I made a high protein breakfast and sat down and logged into spark and tracked my day from yesterday. Normally, I don't track except for every once in a while if I feel I am getting out of control to see how I am doing. Needless to say, I was under calories. 250 under. Funny. I wasn't hungry at all yesterday. Oh well, live and learn.
I certainly don't want to feel like that again, so I need to make an active choice to make sure to not eat to little now. Don't know when that switch occurred, but I find it ironic, you know the ex-chunky-monkey who used to stuff her face wasn't hungry enough at each meal to eat enough calories apparently. I know I can easily fix this, but like anything else, it is a conscious effort, and one that involves me not getting to busy and disregarding my choices. I am sure within another day I will have a better handle on it now that I have had a bit of a scare. Everything happens for a reason! I don't want to write a blog that says I just returned from the hospital. ;)
So take a note from me and make sure you are eating enough, as well as not eating too much. It wasn't on purpose, but it was scary enough to not want it to happen to you.
Take care of yourselves.