I overdid it last night and now I'm paying the price. Headache, nausea, and a feeling of regret. No I didn't get loaded and make an ass of myself (again).
Nope, this time I OD'd on leftover Christmas sweets. I munched for hours on assorted hard candies, chocolate confections and approximately 57 1/4 cookies. The 1/4 cookie was some awful licorice thing. Who the hell makes licorice cookies? Sickies, that's who.
I started around 5:30 pm and didn't stop until around 1:30 am. When I was too full and short of breath from gorging, I'd chew bubblegum for while, then gorge some more. Around 11 I noticed I felt a little nauseous. I figured it might be from a lack of protein, and I remembered that Snickers are packed with peanuts and peanuts have protein. So I pushed though and 13 mini-Snickers later I was good to go.
I think it was the sheer variety that did me in. With the all the cookies my wife made, the gifts we got from various friends, the leftover dessert plates from the Christmas Eve party, and two plates of assorted homemade cookies from a church fund raiser, I didn't stand a chance. Not only because of the delicious taste, but because after the tenth cookie I was able to rationalize I was probably getting reasonably balanced nutrition. Nuts have protein, jam filling has fruit, chocolate has bioflavanoids, coconut has that weird soapy taste, etc. It seemed like solid reasoning at the time.
And now I feel like complete shit. Thankfully I didn't have to drive home last night, because if I had passed a Krispy Kreme I'd likely be dead now.
Posted December 28, 2006 2:17 PM