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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Caffeine Chaos

I'm in a foul mood right now. I feel my work doesn't appreciate me; one of my colleagues is a major A-hole for subtley attacking my credentials as an editor; and The Spouse is irritating me.

It's time to cut back on the caffeine.

A few years back, I figured--finally--that I'm hypoglycemic. Unlike a diabetic, who produces too little insulin, I produce too much. The effect is the same: low blood sugar. But whereas a diabetic has to give themselves a shot of insulin, I have to consume...more sugar.

This is not carte blanche to consume massive quantities of sweets. Since I don't feel the effect of the extra sugar until minutes later, I can consume hundreds, if not thousands, of calories as I
desperately try to bring my sugar levels back to normal.

Caffeine worsens the situation. The substance blocks adrenaline which can prolong the sensation. Even low amounts of carbs, depending on the amount of caffeine in my system, can cause what I call "the crash" as its converted into sugar.

I don't hate people (and in the case of my spouse, love certain individuals). Thus I'm here munching on a cinnamon roll while reminding myself that it's not
their fault.

This time.

Monday, January 29, 2007


Hmmm. Let's see.

Friday I played until 4:30 AM Saturday morning. Yikes!
Now I remember why I don't like all-nighters any more.
It didn't help I barely slep Thursday night/Friday
morning due to The Spouse being on-call.

After meeting with our financial planner later that
afternoon, we spent the day out in Huntington Beach.
We watched a lot of DVDs over the weekend. Currenly
we're enjoying the anime, Flame of Recca, though we
also saw the first episodes of Futurama and several
mystery series.

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