Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 2...Could Be Better

So, yesterday, the official start day of Comp. prep went really well. There was one meal where I waited a little too long to eat and my blood sugar went low and I felt a little shaky but after I got some food in me I was good today.

Today, I had another blood sugar issue. My diet is low in complex carbs (or any carbs for that matter) because of my PCOS. However, I think I need some fruit carbs in the first meal of my day, after my 1st cardio session, because by then my blood sugar just feels really low. So yeah, I was at work and started feeling kinda queezy and shakey again. I thought it might still be the stomach flu but when I think back on it, I think it was more likely a dip in my bloodsugar. Well, of course I didn't have anything sugary with me (who needs the temptation) so I drank a snapple iced tea from the vending machine and had 2 small christmas cookies (ok, 4 cookies!). I immediately started feeling better. I really trust my coach but I also know how my body is. I went back into my old diet journals and looked at my meals even then, when I was losing at a really nice pace, I didn't take all fruit out. So, for now, I think I'm going to have 1/2 an orange with my Meal 1 and 1/2 with my Meal 6. I'm also upping my almonds from 1/3oz to 1oz per day because I think I do better with a little more fat. If I try this for a week and I'm not losing then I'll pull 1/2 the orange out and 1/2 an ounce of almonds but I think this will work and keep my blood sugar more level.


  1. Glad you know enough not to put yourself into danger when it comes to your body. Cookies will not be on my diet.I've been too lax lately and since I'm only doing 12 weeks, I won't be able to have the little goodies here and there. Cold turkey all the way for me. YIKES LOL

    Keep on keepin' on girlie.

  2. Yeah, cookies will not be on my diet either! That's why I have to plan a healthy "sugar" alternative.