After a week of careful planning and thoughtful choices, I let a little crazy creep in. I spent the long weekend at my daughter’s in Atlanta and it felt like we did nothing but eat and eat and eat. The food we ate was pretty healthy . . . it was the sweet stuff that was crazy.
I almost never eat sweets. I eat a lot of fruit but I don’t really like candy and could do without cakes or pies or sweet stuff in general, though I do love good chocolate. But during that long weekend, I went on a sugar binge – pies, ice cream, chocolate, just piles and piles of sugar. When I returned home on Monday evening, I continued to indulge in the sweet stuff, things I never eat. On Tuesday, same thing. And Wednesday too. I ate really healthy during the day but at some point daily, I ate sweets.
Every day, I struggled in the afternoon. I was worn out. Every evening, I went to bed early and every morning, I had a hard time getting out of bed. I assumed I must be coming down with something. My body just didn’t feel right. I was sluggish and had a hard time keeping my eyes open every day around 2pm, even though I was sleeping at least 9 hours each night. On Thursday afternoon, I really didn’t feel well and went home around 3pm, crawled in the bed and slept for an hour. I went to yoga later, came home and got in the bed at 9:45pm and slept until 8am this morning!!!
I was catching up on my blog reading this morning and went to one of my favorite healthy living blogs Loser For Life. Today’s post was all about her struggles with fighting off the sugar urge on vacation and after she returned home. She talked about being tired. A light bulb went on. I was experiencing the sugar rush and the sugar crash. And I had kept on feeding it. My body was reacting to the sugar. Stupid sugar!
So bear with me over the next few days as I detox and get that stuff out of my system. Stupid sugar!