The more I learn about people, the more I find that everyone has little quirks about their bodies. Sleep apnea, bad knees, thyroid disorders, intense PMS, etc. I fall under the category of hypogycemia. I know there are worse conditions out there, believe you me. I am so grateful for the fact that I have hypoglycemia and not something else.
The truth is, I don't know too much about this particular disorder. I'm not sure it's much of a disorder, at least the degree that I suffer from it. All I know is that I'm starving quite often and my body is very particular about not ever being hungry. If I ever get to the point of being hungry, I'm starving. It's either full or starving...nothing in between.
This provides for some problems. I am not always available 100% of the time to drop what I'm doing and eat food. Eating food requires time, money, and if you want to be doing anything with your hands after, you have to wash your hands. Since I have to eat like a bajillion times a day, I have to wash my hands a bajillion times a day, thus leaving my hands extra dry and cracked for the winter season. Yessssssssssssssssss
Also, if you have to be available for appointments such as visiting teaching, music lessons, and class, it doesn't always work to have your eating schedule be different from "normal people's."
"Just bring snacks with you," you might say. Yes, that's what I do a lot of the time. But to find time to pack healthy snacks that aren't going to make you blow up like a balloon from exessive carbs is actually a little more time consuming than it should be. Also, if I don't eat enough meat or protein, it only keeps me full for about 30 minutes.
I know I've blogged about this before, but I decided to do it again, considering it has presented itself to be a problem as of late. Especially when other people can't understand when I can't eat when and like "normal people do." I'm sorry, world, if I've inconvenienced you in any way. Please try to be understanding that I have to eat more often and at different times than most people, especially when I'm busy and I'm burning tons of calories at the gym and sprinting across campus multiple times a day to meet deadlines. At least over the Christmas break I can be laid back and maybe my body will cooperate with me more.