Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hey there!

So I just re-read my most recent post, and wanted to give an update - now I set two alarms to ensure I wake up; it's been a phenomenal change. I haven't slept through it once this week - four for four on morning workouts!

Last night The Gal and I joined her dad in going to a lutefisk dinner. Those who don't know what lutefisk is... you're lucky. I only heard it referenced in jokes about Minnesotans, but never had I experienced it before.

And never shall I again.

Blech.

It's supposedly fish (cod) that's been "luted". Don't know what that is, though the stuff comes out jiggling on the platter, like chunks of white jello. Its initial taste is in fact fish, though the texture is much like biting into a phlemmy snot.

Blech!

I was so hungry though, and was 35 miles from home in some church basement where this was going on (1000 people expected btw; I was number 692!), so I had to eat something. I had water. I had potatos. I had rutebega. I had lefsa. I had Swedish Meatballs. I ended up having to push away from the table due to feeling like I was swollen and drunk on carbs. Seriously... And this morning I'm finding that all those carbs eaten without a nice chunk of protein to accompany them has created an imbalance. My body is *screaming* for carbs right now! Cookies, cakes, donuts... I had a muffin for breakfast, but I'm fighting hard to avoid any others for the rest of the day. I feel like I need to OD on protein to bring my levels back to normal.

Also, and this is nutty... I hadn't stepped on the scale since last week. This morning? 255. Again. wtf?!? I think that the heavy lifting I've been doing this week, coupled with carb overload, has me retaining water something fierce. I've had only a bit of water today, but I've peed 4 or 5 times already. C'mon water, get outta here!

Anyway, please... please please please... avoid lutefisk. And carb overloading. Trust me.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

'Drunk on carbs' made me laugh out loud! Thats exactly how I feel when I eat too many carbs and no protein.

Katie J said...

Dude, that is so funny you mentioned that fish. I LOVE all kinds of fish except for catfish but now I can add lutefish to my list hahaha thanks for the warning!

antgirl said...

I love fish, but that sounds horrible. I think I'd have to pass, too.

Have some handfuls of veggies and some protein. It will maybe balance you out.

Wow. You were brave for even agreeing to go.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

lutefisk sounds disgusting...ew...I'm glad I'm from Wisconsin!

Patsy said...

I didn't think - as a veggie - that I could follow a low carb diet successfully, but I started a couple of weeks ago and I can! AND it's really been successful. :o)

With regards to your oversleeping, I'd strongly recommend (if you can get something similar where you are?) this: http://www.lumie.com/shop/categories/dawn-simulators?gclid=CN3Cu63Z9J0CFYwA4wod4hFAJA

I have one and my partner, who gets up at 5am to commute to work in London LOVES it - it's like waking up in the middle of summer to natural sunlight! It helps you wake naturally so an alarm blaring isn't such a shock to the system. Just an idea... ;o)

TC said...

Thank you for the warning. Anything that is compared to snot must be a yummy treat!

I am with you on the carbs begetting carbs thing! I had a muffin and the next day I wanted cake, and cookies and any other baked good I could find. Didn't have 'em, but still. I will remember to try some protein with carbs next time!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Mmmmmm fish jello. Cut me off a slice, fella.

Here's hoping you can recapture a little of that missing mojo.

screwdestiny said...

Well, you don't have to tell me twice. I like my Jell-O sweet, thank you very much.

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