Sunday, November 27, 2011

This is me without the B

I mentioned a few days ago I'd stopped taking my new multivitamins with megadoses of vitamin B. I haven't resumed taking the GNC Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins, which also have vitamin B but in a moderate amount. Based on a few incidents, I believe that added vitamin B was making me lethargic and depressed. I don't believe added vitamin B has those effects on most people, but I may be sensitive to it.

I don't know if the change in my vitamin regimen had anything to do with it, but today I got up at 3:30 a.m. (couldn't sleep), washed the clothes, washed the curtains, cleaned the refrigerator, finished painting the living room and entry (a project I started in April and resumed yesterday), cleaned, repaired and painted the heat registers, dropped off a bunch of items at Goodwill, did the grocery shopping, skipped dinner, and watched a movie at my parents' house. (Except for the painting, that's typically what I might get done in a week, outside my job.) It's 10:47 p.m., and only my eyes are tired. The rest of me could go dancing.

I wasn't fueled by a Thanksgiving leftover carbohydrate bender. Breakfast was sausage and a poached egg with decaf coffee and cream; lunch was prosciutto, half an avocado, olives, mushrooms, cheese, and low-carb ice cream; and I snacked on about two-thirds of a high-cocoa chocolate bar, and a spoon of almond butter before going to my parents' house, where I had some pork rinds with cream cheese and a few chocolates. If nothing else, it refutes the old "gotta have carbs for energy" chestnut. Funny how all those carbs at a typical Thanksgiving dinner don't make anyone energetic. It must be all those tryptophans from eating two slices of turkey.

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