Last night my family and I were watching Netflix. We tuned in (is that the term still these days?) to Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. We usually snack a bit while watching tv/films. For the first time in a long time, we weren’t eating potato chips or popcorn.
We were eating glazed donuts, Dr. Pepper licorice and drinking IRN-BRU sodas. The Sugar Rush hit four out of the five of us pretty hard. My wife seemed unaffected… Giggles and silliness was abound. Then, we crashed.
We crashed hard. All of us went off to bed by about 11pm and passed out. In the morning, I had a tough time waking up. Finally at around 10am I sat up in bed to play some videogames. My wife brought me a coffee, but within an hour, I was crashing again. So I took a nap. For two hours.
All day I have felt like garbage. My body isn’t used to large intakes of sugar. Coffee-yes, sweets-no. Even my heart decided to skip a beat this afternoon while I hung out with my son building Lego. A very relaxing activity that shouldn’t have done anything exhilarating to me.
I don’t eat chocolate very often. Nor do I enjoy cakes, icing, or candy in general. But after the last 24 hours, I can say my body doesn’t like it either. I’m not going to do this again anytime soon.