When I have a good workout, its wierd usually about 30 or so hours later I get RAVINOUSLY hungry, and my blood sugar drops. I take Lantus 1x per day, and if I didnt workout, my levels, since I eat pretty well, are decent. I have learned that the night after such a workout, I need to eat a decent snack full of protein and some carbs before bed, and it USUALLY works.
Usually is the operative word.
I did an awesome cardio and resistance training workout on Wednesday night. Yesterday I ate well, and Last night I had a snack of fat free cottage cheese and fresh pineapple, with a few almonds mixed in to add to the protein. I woke up at 445 am with a blood sugar level of 72, sweats, shaky, etc. So to compensate that, I had a tangerine and a spoon of Peanut butter, and went back to bed. Woke up at 615, back at 75, same thing. So my DH gave me some OJ and a Special K 90 cal protein bar. Numbers Went up, but now I am spending the day behind the 8 ball. Hungry, but trying not to just carb up. So far today, I am 300 calories over my normal allotment by 9am, not because I am craving crappy foods, but because my body is telling me it needs it, and I MUST LISTEN TO MY BODY.
So... days like today are very frustrating. I try to have a 300-500 calorie deficit every day from what I burn, so that I can try and lose 1/2 pound or so a week. I cant have a calorie deficit today, my body needs it. Days like today remind me that I am not like everyone else, that I cant just starve myself or cut out X types of food because nutritionally, my body needs it and if I dont eat it, my body will let me know in the form of sweats, shakiness, low counts. I listen to my body, and this is why dieting while being an insulin dependent diabetic is so hard. There is no easy way to do it.
sigh. I'm not giving up. I have lost 30 pounds dealing with this since Dec. 2011. I have not gained any of it back, and I am hovering around 2 pounds from goal. 2 measly pounds. 2 pounds that I have to bust my stones to lose. And dont worry friends, it may take me until august to get there, but I WILL GET THERE. My endo is so proud of me and my effort and the nutritionist there is committed to helping me get to my goal, and I am very grateful for that support.
I appreciate you all listening to this rant. I feel weight lifted from my shoulders, just knowing I am not the first, nor the only one, who struggles.