Wow, it’s amazing what too much sugar can do to a person…especially when that person hasn’t had much of "that" kind of sugar.
Every now and then, okay, about once a month or so, I feel the need to indulge in a few sweet treats. Today, apparently, I over did it. Really. Don’t get me wrong, I eat sugar – the natural kind found in apples, oranges, bananas and McDonald’s ice cream cones. Oh wait, I guess that’s not the natural kind I was talking about.
Today, I was just about done with work when I heard the door to my co-worker’s cabinet/locker-thingy open. She’s in the next cubicle over, but metal doors aren’t the most quiet in a nearly empty office, especially when the door kind of sticks. That sound signifies that someone is more than likely snitching a piece of candy from her candy bowl, which she so graciously keeps full for all the sweet tooths in our office. You can almost always find the likes of Hershey’s kisses, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, Dove chocolates and much more in that gigantic plastic bowl of hers. Usually, I don’t indulge. At least not that often. Maybe once a week. Maybe. Really, it’s probably once a month. Really.
Well, today was my day. After the candy thief went back to his/her own corner of the office, I made my way to the candy cabinet. Because it was that once-a-month thing I was talking about, I knew I had no business even peeking in the cupboard. But I did. I snitched my own piece or two…during the first trip. By the time I got back to my desk, the two pieces I ate – two Dove chocolatey caramel goodness pieces – were long gone and I wanted more. Not the it would be awesome if I could have a couple more feeling. It was the OH-MY-GOD-I-HAVE-TO-HAVE-MORE-NOW feeling. I think it took me five steps instead of the usual 15 to walk to her desk. It was crazy.
Well, I snitched three more pieces. Ate them down so fast I don’t think my brain processed exactly what I was doing. Funny thing when I was done, though, I immediately went online to my Weight Watchers site and logged my five Dove chocolate/caramel candy pieces. Five pieces, five points. Yep…5. I can eat an entire meal for less than that. But, honestly, it was worth it. Even though I don’t think I necessarily chewed them or for that matter sucked on them until they melted, they just kind of went down. Fast. But nonetheless, I enjoyed them greatly. Because I kind of stocked up on fruit today (let’s see, I ate an orange, a banana, an apple and a pear), I was fine with eating five pieces of chocolate.
Well, until about 10 minutes after I was done. WOW! It was like I was floating on some kind of sugary cloud. But with another cloud above me that was rumbling over my head causing a kind of sugary headache. I really didn’t like that feeling. At all.
I really don’t think I will be indulging in that much sugar in such a short amount of time ever again. Ever. Not to say that I won’t indulge in that much sugar again…it will just be spread over a longer time period.
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