Nov 3, 2007

Sucker punched

October was the craziest month ever. Like I said, I was gone for half of it and now my entire family is sick. It really sucks! I think its the flu. My sister is having a reception this weekend in CoeurdAlene and we can't go because we're all achy and puking! ( ew gross, I know!)

Now as most of you know, I have been off of sugar for probably a good month now and its been great. My headaches have disappeared and my energy levels are higher than they have been in a very long time. So its sad to say that Halloween came and slugged me right in the face, I wasn't even looking! It was a cheap shot I tell ya.

Candy, buckets of it, is now residing in my house. I thought I was strong enough to resist. I was wrong.

You know that smell of all the different kinds of goodies mixed together in one huge bowl? It brings back memories of childhood Halloweens past, cold nights of running around screaming and laughing with friends. Finally being old enough to go without parents and being able to keep all the candy you so diligently collected on your own. These are the things I think about when I secretly enter my pantry to sniff at the plethora of sugary filled delights I have so stupidly allowed to accumulate in my home.

But what thoughts enter my head as I stuff them all into my mouth? " those headaches are going to come back and its really going to be bad!" " Ashleigh, you have no will power, whats wrong with you?" " this chocolate is going to go straight to your thighs! Not to mention your stomach, arms, face and booty.....come on man!!" " so much for losing weight!"

I know, harsh right?

But as I have been sitting around for two days, being totally sick out of my mind, I have decided that, although I did give in to the evils of sugar for a few days, its ok. I can start over, tomorrow is a new day, no one is perfect. Every now and then there will be times when I will want to have a piece of cake, or a sip of a milkshake. And that is ok.

So yes, October was a crazy month. And getting punched hurts! :-) Hopefully November will be a little quieter and back to normal! We are planning on having thanksgiving at our house and The Mans parents are coming down to spend it with us, so the end of November might get a little out of control, but we shall see!


  1. Hahah, I'm so sorry you got punched! Reed's been seriously contemplating the no sugar thing for a while now and since my halloween binge I'm thinking it might not be a bad idea but don't tell him that! I hope you guys get feeling better.

  2. Good for you. Just start fresh. It only take a minute to have a sugar free minute under your belt again!


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