For my first 6 months or so I woke up at 3 am most mornings and would get back to sleep around 4, then sleep for another couple of hours.
At first I'd lay there and stress about not being able to sleep, which just made it harder to drop off again. Then I started making use of the time, get up and cook food for the next day, iron my stuff for work, read a book etc. Then I'd get back to sleep no probe and feel fine when I eventually got up.
Iirc Mark also blogged about this being a natural part of the sleep rythm for many people.
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I felt really good today. I only had a few times with a light head, but they went away after I ate. I also notice that my old schedule that I would eat on is really different than what my body wants. I'm eating less but staying full for a longer amount of time. The stomach problems didn't affect me and my energy wasn't as back and forth as my first day. Here's hoping that the LCF is over and I start enjoying this lifestyle.
Something I meant to ask before: how are you finding parental support? Sounds like your dad is fairly active (or he's at least promoting you to be), but are your food choices supported and understood?
I had the same thing happen to me with grain-based carbs becoming tasteless! Nobody believes me heh.
Just wanted to say that I'm impressed with you! How do you handle the peer pressure when all your friends are drinking sodas and eating chips and candy? I have a 15 year old and 13 year old (named Gavin, lol) and I think the peer pressure is part of why they won't join me on the paleo bandwagon. That, and giving up the junk food is really hard, especially for carb addicts like everyone in my family is!
You are doing great! Not many teens would take this sort of challenge; it speaks well of your courage and fortitude! And way to go on that half marathon! Nice job!
Forgot about this yesterday. I didn't get light headed alot, and only got a headache once. My stomach problems are gone, and I'm feeling better. My hunger is starting to get bigger though, mostly for fat and meat I'm hoping to do a workout session this week, and also test out my walking legs!