In other news, I am toying with the idea of doing a sugar detox. I am fairly certain that I am addicted to sugar. I have been reading about sugar addiction online and have found all of these great 21 or 28 day sugar detox plans which I have been circling around like a shark, but I am not sure if I am ready for that kind if commitment. This is how I know that I am an addict: I do not think I can live without sugar. I am not sure if I want that kind of life. But I do know that eating the amount of sugar that I eat on a daily basis is going to cause me to die young, not to mention what it's doing to my skin.
February is notoriously sucky anyway, maybe this will be my sugar detox month. I really want to do it, I'm just not sure if I've hit rock bottom yet. I mean, why bother with the recovery process until I've reached that point, ya know? I am craving Oreo cookies.
Speaking of rock bottom, this week was kind of the pits. My poor husband got strep throat. I have no idea from whence he contracted this horrible illness. It was his turn for the penicillin shot in the bum this time and I took great pleasure in watching him wince whenever he sat down. "Imagine running thirteen miles like that!" I declared self-righteously and repeatedly. This was the day before his 31st birthday.
Yesterday - DJ's birthday- I woke up with one of those 12-hour flu bugs that eternally destroys your appetite for whatever you ate the previous day (Vietnamese shrimp soup, spring rolls, chicken shish kebabs). And when I say "woke up with" I mean the nausea pulled me out of a dead sleep at three a.m. Totally lame.
AND ON TOP OF IT ALL I think I have a stress fracture on my foot. The thing about stress fractures is that you can't run on them for 6-8 weeks or the bone will completely break and you will need surgery. Long story short: I will spend crappy February unable to do the one thing in this world that I enjoy most. I best rethink this sugar detox plan.
Finally, here is a link to my latest column at St. George News. If you haven't already read it, it is about the geological perils that surround us in southern Utah.