Well, the first week is almost over. So far, all I have experienced is a few headaches in the evening – almost every evening this week. Luckily, I have learned that this is normal when you are going through carb withdrawals. On the plus side, I am not tired any more; I don’t feel like I have to have a nap every afternoon, and the other night I went to bed at 9:30 and didn’t think I could go to sleep because I wasn’t sleepy! And I am sleeping so much better at night! This has been great so far. Eventually, further on down the line, I will start to monitor my calories so that I can lose some weight on this plan, but for right now, I’m going to let my body get used to it. I may give myself as much as a month. I have had incredible willpower so far, but I don’t want to do anything to rock the boat since I am just beginning. I don’t want to set myself up for failure. I’ve seen temptation a few times, but it hasn’t been bad (I saw a Snicker’s bar when I was in the gas station earlier and I thought “mmmmm…that would be good” but it wasn’t enough of a temptation for me to pick it up – especially since I know that my energy is coming from not eating that stuff).
I hope that I NEVER take this new-found energy for granted because it is so awesome to have it and I don’t want to lose it.