01 October 2023

Small epiphany

 Last week I was exhausted. I mean just bone tired, weary, not wanting to move exhausted. Initially I thought it was from the quick trip to California. Lots of time with people and lots of driving. So I was tired all week, teaching was a struggle. On Thursday night I took a nap on the couch which is something I haven't done in quite a while. Friday I was wiped. I did some things in here in the morning and then spent most of the day on the couch, watching TV and playing games. Yesterday I was kind of tired too, though not near as tired as I was on Friday. I at least did some things without needing a nap. Then, in the middle of the day, it hit me. My body was switching from a glucose economy to a fat economy. 

I like to say that I don't eat much sugar, but the fact of the matter is something else entirely. Especially lately. I've been having dessert with Hubby - ice cream, huge bowls of fruit, cookies, etc. If there are donuts in the copy room, I will grab one. I have taken things off the cart at the end of the day, and usually not one but two or even three. So while I have been saying I don't eat a lot of sugar, my diet has put a lie to that. 

But this week I have not eaten a lot of sugar. Every thing that I eat has little to no added sugar, so I've only been eating naturally occurring sugar. As a result, my body has got to switch from burning sugar for energy to burning fat. And that takes about a week. Well, guess what? It's been just about a week I've been on this program. Hmmm, coincidence? I think not. 

I guess I have to be careful what I say, and think, about myself. I would have sworn up and down that I don't eat that much sugar, but clearly my body is saying something different. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking 'I don't eat a lot of sugar' and therefore thinking this little bit won't hurt. But when I think that those little bits become a lot and can clearly affect my energy, mood, and overall attitude. 

Today I feel pretty good. I don't have that fatigue fog that has been present for a the last few days. I don't feel that bone weary tiredness. I actually feel kind of energized and ready to do things today. So I think the worst may be over. It's a good thing because I have a bunch to do today. I'm going to cut something on the laser while I do laundry and work on school work for next week. Also, need to watch Suits, it's getting good and I want to see how it goes. 

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