I'm hypoglycemic - which means I have low blood sugar (not diabetic, though). It's manageable, but it can really screw up my moods and my body if I don't watch it. In high school I frequently felt ill in the mornings because of it. Back then I didn't know what it was. I just knew I would get faint and nauseated during the first period of class and I'd have to be sent home.
Most people's blood sugar is low when they first wake up, which is why breakfast is a really good idea. For me it's essential to have protein for breakfast. (Too many carbs are not good for hypoglycemia.) If I'm feeling shaky, I have juice first.
Close friends have witnessed this change when they sit with me at restaurants. It's a bit like Jekyll and Hyde. I get so giddy when my sugar goes up that I laugh and become an amazing conversationalist - not that I wasn't before, but it's like the light's been turned on in me.
This brings me to the topic of today's Good Fridays. Candy.
What I'm thankful for is that I still can eat candy. The doctor hasn't told me to give it up completely and I hope that never happens. I'll just keep piling on the veggies and the protein and getting as much exercise as I can.
What are you thankful for this Friday?