Monday, July 01, 2013

Carb Hangover

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.

1 comment:

Randi said...

"Strummin' my pain with her fingers... singing my life with her words..."

I've been trying to watch the carb intake recently. Well, you know. I haven't really cut back a whole lot, but at least I think to myself, "You really shouldn't eat this" as I eat whatever I want. Hopefully this awareness will translate into actual choices one day.

Keep fightin' the good fight! Good luck!