Sunday Chuck and I had breakfast and coffee. I also had my teeny tiny Glucophage crumb. We waited a few minutes then hit the streets.
A little over a mile into it my stomach told me that it was not happy. Glucophage. I know how it makes me feel. It makes me nauseated and lethargic. It's really a terrible feeling but I pushed through and Chuck and I finished the 3.1 (5K) run in a lightning 44 minutes. Woohoo! Stomach was turning by the end.
My doctor told me that I am "sensitive" to Glucophage. With the terrible reactions I have to small amounts, I wonder if I should be taking it. He seems to think I should. I go back for a visit to see how I'm handling the meds and if it's not better by then I'm going to have a serious talk with him. This is ridiculous.
I also got my blood work results back. Thyroid is still low so he upped my dosage slightly. Everything else looks great.
- Fasting glucose: 84
- Total cholesterol: 147
- HDL: 72
- LDL: 49
- Blood pressure is lower too!
Today (Monday) I woke up to be reminded of my run yesterday. My hip joints are sore and my quads are stiff and achy. I had planned on starting my new weight routine today but I think I'll take this week to get back into running and start weights next week. Perhaps I'll just work on upper body today and let my legs and hips recover. Later I'll go for a walk and tomorrow another run.
Breakfast-2 fried eggs and a piece of light toast with a schmear of sugar free grape jelly and cup o' coffee
Lunch- just snacked around off and on during the day. We stayed outside the entire day because it was so beautiful. beef jerky, an apple, a few sips of Chuck's light beer, piece of cheddar, a few peanuts in the shell (slows you down)
Dinner- didn't have anything planned so I just threw together a bunch of stuff from the freezer. Grilled chicken fajitas, grilled turkey sausage links, roasted red peppers, spinach, carrots and broccoli, greek yogurt, cheese, salsa and low carb tortillas. It was terrific!
Dessert- low carb ice cream bar nom nom
I'm surprised how full I am when I cut back on my carbs!
I am not weighing today because of the sore muscles. I know it will show a gain because of the fluid retention and I just don't feel like messing with that. :)
Have yourself a great day. Don't forget to exercise. We always make time for what's truly important to us.