Boy, today was a bit rougher than the previous days but I have made it through. I did not have problems with energy (until later in the evening), but I felt hungry all day.
This morning, my blood glucose level was 109 mg/dl. I sure wish it would have been lower by now, but it takes time I guess (still much better than 150-200).
Before I went to town today, I ate one bowl of chicken broth.
I went to visit a friend at 9:00… Felt fine, just a bit hungry. Then, checked my blood glucose and it was 74 mg/dl.
I was amazed! My blood sugar was lower than ever, but I wasn’t shaky or anything. I felt completely normal. My body must be adjusting.
At about 2:00 PM, I had a small salad with a very small amount of Italian dressing (less than I would usually use). I still felt hungry but just dealt with it by chewing gum.
I was having a hard time not being annoyed with the kids all giggling hysterically in the back seat over and just being silly …it usually doesn’t bother me as much, but seemed like I had little energy by this point so it was harder. (By this time, I had been all over town running errands). I kept hoping the car would drive faster so I could get home and relax.
Once I got home, I just felt hungry. I ate some beef broth (oh it was so incredibly delicious, too!) and started making supper for the kids. I’ll admit I took a bite of the cooked beef fat from the stew I was making. It was incredible tasting… After smelling it, I couldn’t resist.
I know I have lost weight, but don’t have a scale so don’t know how much. That’s not the goal of the diet, but I’m ok with losing my belly pooch.
Well (just thinking out loud now) actually, weight is kind of important, since I would need to reach somewhere around 116-120 pounds before the diet would make my body start eating the fat off my pancreas? (At least, that’s what I read… That you need to lose close to 1/6 of your body weight before it will happen).
But I do not want to be 116 pounds (I would he a skeleton). I would be ok with temporarily being 120. I wonder if the 1/6 rule applies only to people who have more excess weight? I was 118 pounds when I first got married and I think I looked near anorexic even though I had a healthy appetite. The last time I weighed myself, I think I was 135. Possibly 138. I’ll just see what happens naturally in 10 days, I guess.
About 4:30- 5:00 this evening my sugar again was in the 70’s range: 73 mg/dl.
It stayed in that range for the next couple of hours. It’s 6:30 PM now, and I feel like I have energy, but not much as usual! Still feeling a bit hungry but not unbearable. 🙂
I should mention that from looking up calorie counts online, I’ve been consuming around 300-400 calories a day.