Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday

And here we are, yet another Ash Wednesday where I'm trying to reprogram myself for a 40-day stint of something. Last year, I can't even remember what I did. Did I give up alcohol? Was I successful? I was probably kicking myself the entire time. This year, it's meat. I'm also giving up sweets and bread and all the stuff I usually avoid, but that's more for my own general peace of mind. Giving up carbs isn't something I'd do for religious reasons, because that's something I do all the time. Meat, though? The one place we turn to when we low-carbers are hungry and in need of a quick fix? There's a sacrifice. I forsee a lot of fish in my future, and maybe a few legumes.

I must admit though, I am actually relieved that I've started this today. Having binged on pancakes last night, I felt so terrible for the past few days (having been stuck at home on a limited budget) that restricting myself feels good. At least for now I don't feel all gross and bloaty like I do when I eat carbs. It's fun when they go in your mouth but, uh, they just kinda stay in your stomach for a while. At least they do with mine, which is why as much as I love pancakes, I really hate what they do to me. Thank goodness I only ever do this stuff once a year!!

But I digress, it's no meat for me for the next 40 days. So far I'm feeling great, but I forsee a bad blood sugar drop later. I've got some snacks to take care of that issue, but it's still gonna suck to wean myself off of the carbs AGAIN. Here's hoping I can do it without killing myself.


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