I Have a Sugar Hangover

Halloween has passed and we had over 120 children come to our door. We ran out of pop (we has 96 cans of Fanta cream soda, orange, grape and Barq’s root beer) and had to resort to the backup chocolates. It seems Norm and I both bought extras. Coffee Crisp, Kit Kat (insert groan here), Smarties, Aero, Milk Duds, Whoppers, and Almond Joys: I had to sample them all for quality, right? This morning I have a headache, queasiness, muscle and joint aches, dry mouth, and general goofiness. A hangover! (I actually typed “hagover”, was that a Freudian slip?)

Oh well, Now it’s November and I have no excises for not following an exercise regimen and a food plan. It’s also Movember the month where men grow moustaches for prostate and male cancer awareness!  Maybe this year I’ll let the leg hair grow. Too much information?

Back to the chocolate. Lots of water today so I can flush out the sugar. It really is the sugar I’m having a bad reaction to. (Sorry about the grammar – it’s the sugar – really!) If I’m this bad with only a few Halloween treats, I can only imagine what it is like for all the parents who brought their children here last night. Actually, they may even a sugar hangover themselves, with the “Parent Candy Tax” and all.

I’m getting a little better at resisting temptation. The candy was in the house for over a week before Halloween and I didn’t touch it. OK, I touched it but I didn’t eat it. I would take the leftovers to work but then I’d be working with a bunch of adults on sugar highs. OMG! That’s a terrifying thought. Hmmmm – what to do with all that candy? I think I’ll start out just leaving the bowl out and making it a day-to day challenge. I will record how many days without candy. Yeah, I’m going to do that! 70% or more dark chocolate is not included in this pledge. It’s good for you in small doses – like belladona.

Thanks for listening.;D

Vicky’s Halloween Poem

My friend Diane is spooky
The way she wrote a poem
Of Hallowe’en ghosts and goblins
Coming to our home.

I was so truly frightened
By thoughts of Twix and Mars
Of Bounty, Hershey, Nestles
And dark Cadbury bars.
I thought I’d nail the door shut
To keep those fears at bay
But wait!  The treats were on this side
There had to be a way.
So I ate up all the chocolate
To end temptation’s play
I saved the costumed kiddies
From evil Tooth Decay.
I really am no martyr
My will power had no say
Perhaps I’ll be remembered best
On All Saints Day!

 

by Vicky Austin © 2012
My Friend
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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on November 1, 2012.

2 Responses to “I Have a Sugar Hangover”

  1. Delightful, I passed this on to a friend of mine, and he actually bought me lunch because I found this for him, so let me rephrase: Thanks for lunch.

  2. Keep these artclies coming as they’ve opened many new doors for me.

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