Or should I say, Metformin Bottom!!! Goodness gracious me…it sounded like World War Three in my bathroom for most of last week, hence me not blogging! I have never experienced anything like it and it was exactly what I imagine when people used the term ‘Delhi Belly’. Not a pleasant subject to talk about really, and even less pleasant for my other half and poor dog who had to share the house with me! I felt like a dried out old prune for a number of days, and the most I managed to eat in one day was half a sachet of porridge and a small bowl of chicken noodle soup (yes, I’m having carbs…more about that later!) Water was going through me quicker than I can get through a multi-pack of French Fries (my hand goes like a bees wing, and there’s not much left after 10 minutes other than empty packets!!) so you can only begin to imagine how much time I spent on the porcelain throne!
I felt much, much thinner and was sure I could have passed for Kate Moss in a good light (no, I don’t have many mirrors in my house!) Yet a few days later, and a reduced dosage of Metformin, my appetite was back with a vengeance and I demolished a plate of mince, gravy and vegetables for dinner. The hard bowling ball stomach I was left with indicated that I’d eaten far too much, as did my red cheeks and sweating! I shouldn’t have eaten so much, but I was hungry. It doesn’t matter that it was a syn free meal – I’d still eaten far too much…my Kate Moss delusions were a distant memory!
So now I’m back to feeling more like a human, and I went to class yesterday to find myself with another 3.5lb loss, which leaves me with 1lb to go until my 2 1/2 stone award. I also got Slimmer of the Week, which my niece called “first prize” as she proceeded to dive into my bag of fruit and began to demolish the first apple of many! I was pleased with this having not eaten much at the beginning of the week, and then eating lots towards the end – I thought that my body might somehow hold onto this food. Initially, the scales did teeter at the same weight as last week, but then luckily the numbers dropped!
Following a conversation with my Doctor, with my SW consultant, and consulting numerous diabetes websites, I have decided to continue eating carbs – albeit a reduced amount – as I simply cannot imagine a life without jacket potatoes! I have however gone a bit carb mad over the past couple of days and have seen an increase in blood sugar, so I’ll have to keep an eye on this. My medication will be increasing which will help this, but I obviously want to avoid increasing this if it can be managed through an improved diet. I think I need to get some Original Day recipe ideas as I’ve been sticking a lot to chicken salads and am worrying that I’m going to start laying eggs!
I’ve also noticed that I’ve started leaving food on my plate, and not having as many cravings as I used to – which is really positive. I used to be a plate-licker and a real moaner when I have cravings – I’d drive my other half mad and use emotional blackmail until he gave in and helped me sort out my cravings…which wasn’t fair on either of us – but I’ll talk about this more in a future blog as I’m off to watch TOWIE!
Love, light and laughter,