Archives for: February 2004, 08
I start the night shift tonight, and I went to bed at 5:15 this morning. I'd hoped to stay awake until dawn, but didn't quite make it. I plan to take a nap this evening, say around 9pm, and then get up at midnight and get ready for work.
Stayed up last night by watching a DVD ("Marvin's Room - wonderful!) with Mike. Kicked him out, cleaned the kitchen, watched TV, and then did Pilates for an hour. Finally gave up when I was falling asleep in my La-Z Boy.
I woke up starving today! Made some scrambled eggs with salmon, and I'm heading to the grocery store shortly to get some ground lamb, spinach, and maybe some feta cheese to throw into eggs on the weekends. I made some quinoa and rice (a Seeds of Change package - yummy stuff!) the other night, and I've got a salad and also a shrimp and asparagus dish. That ought to hold me tonight during work. I need to take some kind of snacky stuff like dried fruit or blueberries. When I get tired I want sugar, so to avoid the vending machines I'll need something better.
I had another close call yesterday, and I think it was related to blood sugar levels. I don't get paid until next Friday, so I don't have a lot of money right now, and have been holding off on going to the grocery store. I had rice cereal and soy milk for breakfast, and then went to an appointment. Five hours later, I headed home, and ran a red light at a busy intersection nearly hitting two cars. I thank God that we didn't collide! As I was driving home and feeling VERY lucky, I realized that I had not even SEEN the light, and that I'd been hungry for a couple hours during my appointment. Normally when I get hungry I don't have serious blood sugar issues, but since I'd had very little protein in my breakfast, I think my blood sugar peaked and crashed instead of being its usual steady level. I'm buying some chicken sausage today so that I will have some easy protein at the ready at all times.
Heading off to the store now, and trying to stay safe!