What a long day. I blame it on one thing – diabetes.
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with hypoglycemia. Basically it means there isn’t enough sugar in my blood to maintain regular bodily functions and if the amount of sugar in my blood runs too low then I can go into a seizure (this has happened before many times, not in about 5 years however). It’s not a fun experience, I’m usually sick for a day, I end up throwing up, pounding headache and VERY tired.
So I woke up around 1am and drank some orange juice. The funny thing about hypoglycemia is that it causes the most unusual cravings. I remember in the past wanting blue freezies, a chicken salad sandwich and endless amounts of sunflower seed butter on top of a banana – so weird. Last night though, I seemed to be in sort of weird mindset that I needed to eat A LOT to get my blood sugar up… normally a glass of juice will suffice. It was like there was no stopping me, I downed the juice, ate the Kind+ bar from my Kona Kase, ate a stale white chocolate macadamia nut cookie from Subway and then about 6 Swedish berries.
I consumed like 1000+ calories in about 10 minutes, and
then made my way back to bed, earplugs and all. I woke up with a dry mouth
which usually is a sign that my blood sugar is high, and it was a little bit
high, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be once I remembered the
insane amounts of food I ate at 1am. I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry,
but seriously, you’d think I’d be able to exercise a little self-control. Not
even a little bit.
|This basically sums it up.|
This hypoglycemia episode set the tone in a completely bad way for the rest of my day because I woke up exhausted from waking up in the middle of the night. Like, totally whipped… The shower didn’t wake me up, my first coffee didn’t wake me up, my first green tea didn’t wake me up, my second coffee didn’t wake me up, I’ve basically been sitting looking at my computer screen all day in a complete daze. The good news is I got a lot done because of that. The bad news – I didn’t run today like I was supposed to.
I know a lot of people say that exercise helps to wake you up when you’re tired (I’ve experienced this before so I know that this is true.. sometimes..) but today, not only was I tired, I was just completely sluggish and I’m slowly learning to listen to my body which is kindly telling me to take the day off. And I will, from running. My body is tight from the weight training I did yesterday and Tuesday so I decided that when I get home I’m going to YouTube a yoga video and do it. I need to stretch. My muscles are BEGGING to be stretched out, and what better way to help than yoga. Normally I’m not the biggest fan because I get bored, but I know that it’s good for stretching. I also think I’ll be attending a hot yoga class on Saturday at the 137 Yonge GoodLife Fitness Club if anyone wants to join me! J I’m also not the biggest fan of hot yoga, but again, I want to be stretched out gooooood.
Tomorrow is finally Friday and I’m excited because it’s the end of the week. I have to wake up extra early tomorrow to get to the hospital here by 7:30am to get blood work done, which I have to fast for, from 8:00 tonight until I get blood work tomorrow…. Not too bad! Hopefully I can get in and out quickly if I’m there right when it opens. The next couple of weeks is pretty nutso for me, so I’m looking forward to having this weekend to relax. Next week I have a doctor’s appointment, a meeting with my financial advisor, my mom’s birthday, a health fair, and a race on Saturday. The week after isn’t too bad, it’s just my birthday and I’m meeting a woman I used to work with a few years ago for lunch on Wednesday! I’m excited to see her again, she was always so nice to me!
Ok – so I ended that paragraph roughly three hours ago…..
……….. since then I came home, decided against doing yoga because I crawled into bed and passed out for an hour. I was obviously a lot more tired than I thought I was. I then got woken up to help cook dinner (at my request) and then I had to eat before now so I would be fasting safely for at least 10-12 hours for tomorrows blood work. I’m still really tired, I really must have been tired all day! I can’t wait to sleep…
Anyways, fun news today – I’m going to start doing a weekly column over at Lifestyle & Strength! I’m VERY excited about this and I’m also really nervous! If you go to the website and scroll over “Team”, you’ll see all of the other amazing folks that write weekly, but you’ll also notice how qualified they are versus how unqualified I am in comparison. But alas, I will step up and bring my A-game. When have I ever been one to turn down a challenge? I’ll let you know when my first post is up, and when you can expect my column every week!
I’m going to call it a night now… Have a great rest of your night!