Saturday, December 01, 2012
So despite getting rid of the donuts, I still have other sugary treats around the house. I had a couple of Little Debbie's snacks and since my daughter had a friend over, I made cupcakes that they could frost. I only had one cupcake, even though each of the kids had three.
The problem was more that I did not eat real meals, just snacks and when I don't make a meal for myself, I tend to make improper choices for my body.
I have known this for years now, but yesterday reminded me why I can't have a lot of sugary things without eating proper meals. I had a migraine. It wasn't horrible, but I did have a slight headache with nausea. This was the second day this happened and it's because I'm eating too much sugar.
If I don't have a good breakfast with protein, but decide to have a pop and a donut, I get a headache. I know these are connected because it's happened for years now. I could eat a ton of candy without having real food and I'll get a migraine. If I have pop before breakfast, I get a migraine. If I gorge myself with tons of cake before bedtime, I'll wake with a migraine.
I know these are migraines because they can be a really bad headache lasting for up to three days with the possibility of nausea. No doctor has diagnosed me, but my obgyn believes my diagnosis, so I'll go with that.
I'm no longer getting the monthly migraine, but I'm starting to think that had something to do with my diet around that time of the month too, although my doctor blamed hormones, but he also said it was because I was fat...
I won't be getting any more cakes this week and the rest of Little Debbie's snacks are nearly gone, so I don't have to worry about them much longer.
When I see my doctor again I will get my sugar levels tested, just to be sure. I was on the high end of normal last time I got them checked, but I'm due for another visit. Plus I will be bringing this site to him because his "diet tips" were horrible. He just said "cut down on the carbs". If only he knew how much harder it is than that to lose the weight. I suppose taking weight loss advice from someone naturally skinny is not the best place to go.
So I'm cutting down on the cake intake today and trying to get my migraine to go away again. I'd love to be able to take a "migraine relief pill" but they all have caffeine in them and that is another trigger of mine as I don't normally eat or drink anything with added caffeine in the ingredients. Ibuprofen it is!