Thursday, October 1, 2009

Approaching the cheating hour

I'm getting ready to take my son to taekwondo. And I'm hungry! I took the hoodia earlier, ate half a turkey wrap, took a little nap, picked up my older son from school, came home, felt hungry again so I sliced a piece of homemade whole wheat bread, sliced some tomatoes and red onions over it, drizzled a little olive oil and a cumbled ounce of feta cheese on it. 232 calories. Yum! And I'm still hungry!

I'm trying to wait 20 minutes. My blood sugar dropped before I ate, so I'm still feeling the effects of that. And in those sorts of moments I don't think the hoodia affected me, except a few minutes after I took the single capsule I felt a little nausea and then shortly after that had to go No. 2 in the worst way. If that happens again after I take another dose of it, I'm going to set it aside for emergency purposes.

So between writing and talking with the lawyer and watching the Gilmore Girls, 40 minutes have gone by and I'm still hungry. If I leave for taekwondo in this state, I'm going to fall into McDonald's on the way! I think I should eat something else before I go. Sardines. On a Wasa cracker. That'll bring my calories (lunch and snack) up to 500. Hope that helps!

I forgot to drink my grapefruit juice. Maybe I'll try that first.

I really don't want to lose my resolve and head for a double cheeseburger.


screaming fatgirl said...

That point in time where you're hungry and have to fight it is always the toughest to deal with. Usually, I drink something hot (tea is good, sometimes a packet of instant sugar-free hot cocoa if I have a craving for chocolate) and that helps for a bit. Most of the time, I just try to endure it rather than give it, but it sure isn't easy.

Principessa said...

I ended up eating an apple and drinking some grapefruit juice and then I white knuckled it until dinner. At that point, I had an extra helping of whole wheat spaghetti with sauce, as well as the planned salad. I ended up with 2300 calories for the day (300 over my upper limit), and I lived to tell.

I have to figure out how to manage the hypoglycemia better, but I don't want to be eating 5 to 6 times a day. Trying to stay away from the food!