09 April 2011

Where exactly have I been??

Working. This first week back to school was brutal. Absolutely brutal. It was long and dragged on and seemed like it would never end. Ridiculous... But it's finally over.

Not much happened in the way of exercise this week. Or eating right either. Just surviving the week became my goal. I did make some really interesting discoveries this week though.

I take my breakfast, lunch, and a snack to work with me. Before classes start I eat my breakfast, usually cereal. Then I have lunch around 11:30, though sometimes it's as early as 10:30 or as late as 12:30. By the time 2:30 rolls around I'm ready for my snack - an apple with peanut butter. Then I come home and usually much on nuts or something until dinner. All this week I have not had dessert so that has been good. I find that I need a specific balance for my lunch or else things go haywire. One day I had a salad with a chicken thigh and ranch dressing that seemed fine at the time, but after I ate my snack at 2:30 I was still hungry. When I get hungry I get tired. So I'm driving home from work and am really, really sleepy and hungry. I decide to stop at 7-11 and get a snack. I end up buying pretzel M&M's and a Reeses and ate them on the way home. I felt better for about 20 minutes but when I got home I crashed. Hard. I fell asleep on the couch for 2 hours. And I was out like I was drugged. It was horrible.... Then, another night, I ate some ice cream and the same thing happened. I crashed really hard... It would seem that my body does not react well to straight sugar anymore. I've been hypoglycemic for years but this is a whole new aspect to it. I guess I'm going to have to avoid things that are straight sugar like candy and ice cream. Cookies don't seem to be too much of a problem since they tend to contain a little protein..Well, this growing old stuff sucks big time....

Also, growing up gives you perspective. I have a niece who wanted to be a teacher all her life. She even attended college for a couple of years. But then she got pregnant and had a baby. Now she is trying to get a bsn online, that's a nursing degree. Online is great, especially with a baby, but she wanted to be a teacher.... Ugh!! Of course, you can't exactly get a teaching degree online but I guess you can complete a lot of your bsn online requirements. Looking back on my own life and wanting to be a teacher for so many years, I know that she is going to regret it. So I guess there are some benefits from growing older :)

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