Doctor’s Note

9 Jan

Yesterday afternoon, I went to the doctor to get some stuff checked out. For the past month or so, I’ve been experiencing extreme hunger/dizziness/irritability 1-2 hours after eating a meal and I was curious to know whether it had anything to do with my new vegetarian diet.

My doctor says it sounds like I have “reactive” hypoglycemia — most people get sugar crashes four hours after eating a meal, but *special* people like me actually have hypoglycemic attacks right after eating. Her recommendation was to have a  small, high protein snack like peanut butter crackers whenever I felt the icks coming on.

On a whim, I got a hair cut this morning! It went from shoulder length to a short, super curly inverted bob (love). Is it just me, or does getting a hair cut make you feel like a new person? Feeling rather happy and optimistic about life, I decided it was time for new makeup to go with my new hair. Luckily, almost everything in the cosmetics section of my local CVS was 75% off, so I got a full set of new things for under $20! Including my favorite new nailpolish shade… Gunmetal Grey by Sally Hansen.

After half a day of procrastinating, I finally went to the gym and got in my 30 minutes of cardio. I choose to do 30 minutes, seven times a week instead of longer workouts because I honestly don’t have the attention span for the longer workouts. I usually bring killer music or a great book/magazine to distract myself from the fact that no matter how fast I am run/climb/bike, I’m not actually moving anywhere!

Current read -- I'm a sucker for paranormal fiction.

I’m doing well so far on my mission to “Eat Clean” in the new year; I ate mostly fruits and veggies today, with black bean burritos for dinner. I do have chocolate chip cookie dough frozen yogurt almost every night  — denying myself treats altogether doesn’t ever turn out well.

Not thrilled with this particular brand -- there are only about five chunks of cookie dough in the entire container!

Right now, I’m dealing with some seriously strange cravings — in particular, a cheese and mayonnaise sandwich. I used to eat these all the time as a kid, being the picky eater that I was, but I haven’t thought about them in years!

I’m gearing up to do Shoulders and Arms, the third day of my p90x workout. I actually love this particular workout, but I hate that it’s paired with the Ab Ripper X or whatever it’s called — I didn’t know the true definition of pain until I experienced that 15-minute hell session.

Have a good night!

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One Response to “Doctor’s Note”

  1. Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    That’s an interesting diagnosis. Let me know if the protein snacks help. Those are good things to be eating during the day, regardless of oncoming crashes!

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