Sunday, April 4, 2010



Too much sugar.

I'm writing this as a (gentle) reminder to myself that eating too much sugar in one day makes me very, very sick.

In one day, I consumed the following:

1 canned Manishchewitz macaroon (LOVE these)
2 homemade almond macaroons
2 homemade coconut macaroons
2 pieces of homemade Passover-friendly mandel brot
1 Passover-friendly brownie
1 small serving of gelato (totally worthwhile, more so than ANY of the above)
About 5 gazillion pieces of the matzo toffee I made to take to Kansas City for the Easter celebration that I wasn't able to attend because I ate too much sugar yesterday

Y'all, this girl can't handle that much sugar anymore.

What happened afterwards? I crawled into bed at midnight and tossed and turned until 4:30am. When i finally did fall asleep, I slept TERRIBLY; my heart was racing, I was hot and sweaty, and my head was pounding. My poor body just couldn't handle the amount of sugar I consumed yesterday and went into freak-out mode.

Because of the sugar overload, I had to cancel my plans to drive to KC early this morning to see one of my best friends on Easter Sunday. Driving 3.5 hours there, spending the day with Leah's family, and driving 3.5 hours home--all in one day--just seemed like a bad idea after only 2 hours of sleep. Something in my gut was telling me that it would be unsafe, and if I've learned anything in the last 2.5 years, it's that my instincts are usually right. I'm so, SO sad not to see Leah on this trip home, but I feel confident that I made the safest decision for myself.

Other than feeling disappointed that I didn't get to see Leah (and, for the record L-dawg, I'm really sorry about that...) I don't feel guilty about indulging yesterday. Yes, I ate too many of the wrong things, but the food was really good and everyone has days when we eat too much of the wrong thing. I'm back on the bandwagon today and as far as I'm concerned, that's all that matters. Last night was a reminder of what I USED to do to my body and how much better it feels when I do the right things. I guess it's God's way of keeping me accountable even after a slip-up.

So remember, Tracy...
-vegetables/healthy food=restful sleep
-sugar/junk food=no sleep.

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