I’m sure this has been talked about elsewhere by someone medically experienced, but I thought it was worth a mention because it has a large impact on my life. I can take most of my emotional melt-downs, (when I’ve completely decided my husband doesn’t love me, or when I’m incredibly angry at him) and count back five hours to figure out what I ate last and if it was something crappy, I don’t get to blame my husband, I have to blame low blood sugar. I’m not diabetic, but eating junky, sugary food has a bad effect on my marriage and on my mind. It usually takes me twenty or thirty minutes to realize that my breakdown is food related and not husband related. Once I figure out the REAL problem and go drink a glass of milk, my anger and sadness often disappear.
Now, if he’s done something terrible, that’s different. This is when I make up the problem in my head and I think it’s really happening when he is completely clueless about doing anything wrong. Also, if I’m having a really bad eating week, it might take a little longer to get out of whatever depression funk I’m in and my body will constantly tell me to eat sugar, sugar, sugar but I have to ignore it and eat healthy food instead.
I’ve started putting more emphasis on weight lifting lately and less on cardio, hopefully it will get my body moving the right direction.This exercise is supposed to be really good at helping you get an almost pre-baby tummy back!