Monday, December 22, 2008

Day numero uno of my crazy protein shake journey!

Weekend was disasterous, I am not even going to recap it! Some things are better left alone! Today was the Day! I woke up feeling completely out of it, no energy, no mood and no apetite! As the day went along I was actually forcing myself to eat. Then at night my brain was totally foggy, I felt ligthehaded and my body was rebelling! I dont know if it was sugar withdrawal or carb hang over, or ketosi nightmare but whatever it was, it was a day from Hell. By 11 pm I started feeling completely exhausted, not even exhuasted, it was sureal experience. I decided to go work out to help pump up blood a little bit. In the middle of the work out I felt very lighheaded and felt like passing out. My heart was racing and I couldnt wait to close down the building. I was given candy by security guard, but I refused. I did drink protein shake and it didnt help. I ended up in ER and they said I was hypoglycemic. They gave me an orange juice but I didnt drink it. I said the only way I am drinking it if I feel like I am passing out. So I didnt. I must go on with this challenge. After a while I felt better. I just dont comprehend how I would get hypoglycemic if I am not diabetic. Even given a fact I didnt eat enouph today, the carbs from overindulgence on weekend would store enouph glycogen in the liver to get my glucose up. I am done with day 1, and I am fine. I guess it will be hell for a few days until i get into ketosis and my body will shift into using ketones again. I am very determined to finish this one week challenge in Kevin's memory. I dont know but it is something I want to do badly. When I interviewed for my postition as an assitant director of student life departrment I was asked what was my best quality and I said without hesitation " Loyalty " then she asked me what was my worst one and I said " Loyalty ": My boss was puzzled and said "how can your best qualtiy also be your worst? I am loyal to my friends, my family, my work much more then I am loyal to myself. So at times by being loyal to others I am very not loyal to myself. And they do coincide, its called conflict of intrest! Today I was kind of upset at my best body. He was supposed to host a New Years party over at the Catskills mountains. We have been doing it for years. It is wild and lots of fun. But instead he elected to bail out the very last second becuase his new found girlfriend of 5 days decided she wanted to spend New Years with her friends. I first felt very unease about the whole thing and all my firends are furious at him. How can he do it? I kept thinking to myself. But then I let it go. I cant change him but I can change myself. Let go amd let God, one smart man said. So I am electing to be loyal and I will not bail out! I am going on until I feel overwhelmed and ready to throw a white flag but Keving keep me strong bro, I am doing it desptite my past failures. A week i promised a week i will deliver! Its worth it, I couldnt stand the way people dragged your name to prove an idiotic point. It bothered me! Where I come from we say that you speak highly of a person passed or you dont speak! I hope my actions speak higher than my words! Thank you guys for supporting me despite my past failures! I appreciate your help and I feel your support!


11 am-
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein= 100 cals' prtoein= 15 grams; carbs= 2 grams
1/4 cup of half and half= 120 calories


2 pm-
1 oz mixed nuts= 190 cals: carbs= 6 grams



5 pm-
syrup= o c2 scoops of whey vanilla protein = 150 cals; carbs= 8 grams; fiber= 5 grams; protein=24 grams
1 tablesppon organic cocoa= 40 grams
1 glass seltzer
a bit of sugar-free Devinchi syrup


8 pm-
syrup= o c2 scoops of whey vanilla protein = 150 cals; carbs= 8 grams; fiber= 5 grams; protein=24 grams
1 tablesppon organic cocoa= 40 grams
1 glass seltzer
a bit of sugar-free Devinchi syrup


12 am-
syrup= o c2 scoops of whey vanilla protein = 150 cals; carbs= 8 grams; fiber= 5 grams; protein=24 grams
1 tablesppon organic cocoa= 40 grams
1 glass seltzer
a bit of sugar-free Devinchi syrup

TOTAL CALORIES= 1000 CALORIES
TOTAL CARBS= 25 GRAMS
TOTAL PROTEIN=105 GRAMS
TOTAL EFFORT= ALL I HAD TO GIVE AND THEN SOME!


SHIT, I JUST REALIZED I JUST GOT 100O CALORIES IN, BUT IT WASNT BY DESIGN. I THOUGHT THE WEEKEND CALORIES SPLURGE WOULD MAKE UP FOR IT! I GUESS NOT!

I DID SOME WIEHG TRAINING, WHICH WAS NOT WELCOME BY MY BODY! WHEN WILL MY BODY AND MIND BE A COUPLE I AM PROUD OF?

8 comments:

Harry said...

Good job on persevering today, Vadim!

It sounds like it was a really tough day. I hope tomorrow will be kinder to you.

Since Kevin is such a motivating force for you on this challenge, may I suggest that you print out a picture of Kevin and carry it with you?

Whenever you feel low or feel like giving in ... look at the picture. It just may give you strength?

I'm being serious here. I think you are a very emotional guy. Maybe appealing to the power of your heart may somehow tie into your success in completing this challenge.

I may just be tired and thinking/typing nonsense. You decide. :)

Vadim said...

Harry even when you are tired, you make wise and sound suggestion. I will heed your recommendation and I will indeed print a picture of Kevin. Actually thank you for recommending it. I am at work now and will do it right now. Today I felt much better, still tired and quite unemotional but better! Thanks

Sadekat said...

Harry, I don't know much about you, but I think you are sort of like the father/uncle/brother figure of our low carb circle. You always have the right thing to say to keep us moving and going. You're the best!

NewVision said...

Vadim,
Oh my, I KNOW what you just went through with the dizzy feelingsand feeling like you were going to pass out. Hang in there! Please take care of yourself. We can't lose you.

My husband is NOT diabetic and he gets the low sugar shakes and weakness too. When he eats, he is then fine. Doctor says that is a sign of Pre-diabetes.
~Jo

Vadim said...

I am feeling better, thanks God! I am still hanging in there for now!

Harry said...

I'm happy to hear it, Mr. V! I hope you'll feel even better tomorrow. :)

And thank you, Sadekat! What a kind thing to say. It ended my day in the best possible way.

OnPoint said...

Vadim, wtf is wrong with you?!!!! :-)

You should never let any diet overrule common sense. To wit, it's not always a good idea to work out w/ weights on low carbs. I know others will disagree with that, but you have to make sure you are equipped to handle that - fat adapted, no blood sugar imbalances, etc. If you are still on the blood sugar rollercoaster, working out on low carbs is a horrible idea. I'm not saying to pig out on carbs, but you need enough to keep from passing out. I posted this same advice to Jimmy last spring.

You can very easily have hypoglycemia on low carbs, especially on your first day back on it after a weekend off the wagon. The Induction phase of low carbing usually helps the body adjust to the new lower amount of carbs, but part of the adjustment is often hypoglycemic episodes.

You look to be a fairly substantial man. You need to factor in enough calories/fat/protein to keep that body of yours going efficiently. As I noted some days ago, you have to deal with any diet plan, at least in part, through strategy. You have to work to outwit hunger and cravings. So while doing the protein shakes, you might need to add in some actual food at times, and also time your shakes/meals to keep cravings at bay.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

Vadim said...

OnPoint that was funny the way you came out lashing out. I thoguht I was going to get under attack. But thanks for your comment. I agree wtih you it want the smartest decision ever to work out heavily with barbell on low reserves. However I did manage to lift heavier than before. I think what really had happened was more lie a combination of lower glucose, a bit dehydration and panick attack. Dr Eades seems to agree with me. He said a glucose of 55 at night after heavy work out is not that bad. But I guess for me it was. Lesson learned. I am only doing this protein and nuts diet for a week. Again thank you very much for your input. I love opiniative people even though I may agree or not with you! Lol, keep it coming!