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Carb Hangover

Monday, July 01, 2013

Sometimes I think I'm just being a prima donna and making up this little wheat/carb sensitivity thing to, I don't know, make myself feel special? Be high maintenance?

Well, this hangover I have this morning is definitely not all in my head.

I was on course to have 6 out of 7 days on plan for the last week of the June Challenge. However, we wound up staying for this fundraiser at church yesterday for the Young Men's (ages 12-17) summer camp. I thought it would be a buffet so I could load my plate up with salad and then have some turkey or something when I got home. But they actually served us a first course of salad, then rolls and spaghetti, then cookies (and the boys were adorable!).

So I basically carb-loaded yesterday in preparation for my hard day at work sitting on my bum.

Plus, last night I discovered we still had some Dancing Deer Molasses Clove Cookies that a friend brought to a concert we went to Friday night and then gave to us, and which I virtuously did not eat on Friday, but figured last night that I had already consumed a great big carb bomb so might as well eat a couple of cookies too, right?

Anyway, this morning I was supposed to go swimming, but I felt terrible and just wanted to sleep. So I texted Rebecca and said I wouldn't make it, then slept hard for another hour and a half. I'm still feeling pretty groggy.

The moral of the story is, even if I'm not losing weight by eating low-carb (because I'm not. Sigh.), I feel so much better overall that it's worth it to stick to the plan as much as possible.
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    Oh yeah... been there, done that.... did you actually eat the spaghetti? I used to live on spaghetti (pasta in general), but I can't get near it now. It literally makes me ill just to smell it. Bread and cookies, now, that's a different story. They taste so good while you're eating them, but after? Oyyyyy..... I hope you feel better soon.
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    I hear ya. Just keep working towards avoiding it and eventually it will stick.
    1789 days ago
    Well, at least you know that you didn't imagine it! When people try to tempt us with "oh, one bite won't hurt" you can say, "no, it actually DOES hurt - I'll take a pass".
    1789 days ago
    I've been gluten-free since November of 2012. I feel so much better! If I eat any gluten grains at all, I feel horrible for days.
    1789 days ago
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