Friday, January 10, 2014
I can honestly say, this is the longest I can remember sticking to a plan and not cheating. Seriously. While that's sad on one level, it's very motivating on many others.
Interesting things (to me at least) are:
With the removal of constant grazing, or popping candy into my mouth, or drinking sugar-laden coffee - I'm noticing what I think of as low blood sugar episodes. That sudden, I'm hungry and if I don't eat now my body might just fall over on me feeling. Not as bad as my partner's diabetic low blood sugar attacks where she breaks into a cold sweat and really WILL pass out, but a less intense version if I go more than 4 hours without eating, or eat too little at breakfast which seems to be the usual culprit.
See, I'm not a first thing in the morning eater. Prior to this, I wake up around 4:30, I'd have a couple cups of coffee, eat a small bite at my desk around 7 a.m., then a snack at 9:30, then a big lunch at 11 a.m. Now....I get up and force myself to down a couple of scrambled eggs to meet the "eat within 30 min of waking" rule set by my nutritionist friend. Wow, is it hard to eat that early for me! yet, I find if I don't add some veggies in there, it's not enough and by 8 a.m, I'm feeling my head start to spin.
All learning curve I guess. I can say, I miss cheese. Eggs without cheese? Sigh. I did have some bad chocolate cravings last night and I was GLAD I had removed it from the house! i don't know if I could have not eaten it last night if it was here!!