I had a good 2 weeks. Achieved ketosis, lost some weight, and got my blood sugar readings WAY down. and then it happened ...
I started to feel super tired, dizzy, lightheaded. Every time I stood up, passing out was an immediate concern. I couldn't walk from the LR to the bedroom without stopping in the kitchen to rest on the barstool. I didn't want to eat and only wanted to sleep. After a week, I called the doctor, oh did I mention my BP was under 90/50? He took me off one med and two if I didn't get better.
Fast forward three days, my bp was up to 105 but my pulse was 105 as well "rolls eyes".
Add back the one pill every other day to control my pulse. Symptoms persisted and so I began to do research. After a couple days, it came down to I had become extremely dehydrated from the combo of low bp, low blood sugar from the new meds, low carb diet, and lack of water related to all of them.
Off low carb, eat "normally" while my body stabilized. As a result, weight lost was regained, ketosis is gone and will have to be regained, and blood sugar back into 200+.
Does this mean I am giving up ? Not on your life. I am regrouping and lowering my (probably) too ambitious plans. It is a trait of mine, to overdo and fall on my face.
New plan: go back to Dr. Weil's 8 week program, lower my carbs slower (start at 100 per day). Start doing my ball crunches, wall push-ups and my arm weights, (got the equipment now) with Leslie for cardio and yoga for stretching, watch my water intake more carefully.
Fun times: I have been enjoying you-tube Japanese vlogs ... esp the foodies. I love miso soup and now know how to make it correctly. I have ordered the supplies I need (kombu, bonito flakes, etc.) and some fun stuff (pretty chopsticks and rests, miso bowl with lid and spoon, and new pretty placemats). I am going to get some mushrooms today and possibly get the soup made. A major part of all the vlogs is how everything is so nicely arranged (the food, utensils, etc) it just makes you feel pampered and special, and I decided I wanted some of that, too. Will post some pictures soon.
Minor setback, but I am not discouraged, just motivated.