So I've been on SB for over 2 months and have felt in control the whole time. I've had no problem staying on plan. If I went off plan, 99% of the time I planned it. For example, I told myself in advance that I could have one piece of cake at my son's bday party. And then I had the one piece and that was that. Or, I would tell myself I could have a meal off plan when we went out to dinner with friends one week, and then I would just have the one meal and be right back on plan the next day; I'd even be excited to get back on plan! Things were going well; I felt good, I was in control, and I was satisfied.
Then this week, I don't know what happened. Well, I kind of do. I had a really low calorie (500 cals) day on Tuesday because I have been calorie cycling, and then I did not plan well on Wednesday. I was in a setting where I did not have access to my normal foods. By the time I went to pick up my kids at my in-law's at 3 o'clock, I hadn't eaten all day. So, basically by Wednesday afternoon, I hadn't really eaten in 2 days, which was NOT my plan. I felt light headed and dizzy and still had to drive my kids home--safely. By that point, I knew I just needed to eat regardless of whether or not the food was SB approved. I grabbed a couple of non-SB snacks and ate, not out of hunger so much but because I felt completely off.
The rest of the day just got worse. I think my blood sugar was completely messed up by that point. I felt sick, nauseous, head-ache, irritable etc...
Thursday I had a normal phase 1 SB day, but I was NOT content; again, I was irritable, nauseous, and basically didn't feel motivated to stay on plan (although I did stay on).
Friday was my Easter baking day and I had already told myself I wasn't going to stress the food since I experiment with new additions and stuff while baking and part of the fun is in tasting new concoctions. Anyway, I felt like crap by the end of my baking marathon. I was probably in sugar shock or something. I had a headache, stomachache, and just felt abnormal...again.
So, today: I have eaten phase 1 SB all day and will NOT be going off at all tomorrow either. But I HATE how I feel. I'm irritable--again, with that same headache and stomachache. I know by this point my body is probably all confused and whatnot. And for the first time since beginning SB, I'm not excited about being on plan. I hate that this thought is even in my mind. I have been dedicated and motivated for over 2 months. I have been enjoying being in control and making healthful choices. I have been losing weight steadily and healthfully. I've realized the whole extreme calorie staggering probably wasn't such a hot idea. If I hadn't eaten so little on Tuesday, I wouldn't have felt so horrible by Wednesday afternoon.
So, basically I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has been in a semi-similar situation. Have you lost motivation or felt side-tracked at all along the way, and how did you rededicate yourself? Thanks, and I apologize for the length of this rant.