Death by Diet

Day one of a new diet Mom and I are going to work on. Don’t get the idea that I’m a frequent dieter, I don’t do all that counting and scrimping. I’m not some bean counter type. But, Mom really wants to do this so I’m trying it.

Day one and I nearly died at work. I managed to keep going almost the whole six hours but then I was feeling so awful I thought about driving myself to the hospital. I just didn’t want to feel stupid when they tell me (an hour later) that my blood sugar is low from not eating enough today. It’s not a starvation diet. All the fruit and vegetable soup you can stand to eat, that was the plan for today. But, I was hungry all day and my period started at work. That’s when I began crashing. By the time I left work the supervisor said I was looking kind of green. I was a mess. If that ever happens again I will not try to drive home again either. I was half fainting as I drove.

Anyway, the diet itself is quite nice. Plenty of vegetables which I like. Then there are a couple of days when you have 20 oz. of steak/ beef. I don’t think I could eat that much. Not unless it’s really rare the way I love it. Even then, that’s a lot of meat. But, to get to the beef and tomatoes day there are 2 more days of vegetables and soup. One day of just soup, bananas and skim milk. I don’t really care for bananas.

I’m still hungry now but I just don’t want to eat. I start work at 8 in the morning and I think I’m in jewelry again. I’m definitely going home early if I feel wretched again. But, I’ll cheat and get buttermilk at the grocery store before I try driving anywhere. How awful it would have been to have an accident with another car tonight. You never know who’s in the other cars on the road. What they’re going through.

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