OH, close your comment window, I mean that in the classic sense - (Retarded comes from the Latin retardare, "to make slow, delay, keep back, or hinder," so mental retardation means the same as mentally delayed. The term was recorded in 1426 as a "fact or action of making slower in movement or time." The first record of retarded in relation to being mentally slow was in 1895. The term retarded was used to replace terms like idiot, moron, and imbecile ...) Whut I mean is, I AM SLOW.
So, I was feeling like crap. Like run-over-a-few-times roadkill. Here are the facts:
- We hit the road in March and were displaced peoples for about a month. I drank truck stop coffee (SO GOOD) and ate Subway sandwiches and drank COKES. Because I am trying not to ingest chemicals, so aspartame vs. HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) I chose the HFCS. It was a delicious thing. Many many carbs were consumed.
- We got to San Diego and there was much rejoicing by our family and friends. Many dinners out were had. Lots of taqueria burritos and enchiladas and restaurant meals were scarfed down. I gave in to temptation and had some cocktails (in my defense, not many! but, SOME). Cocktails = SUGAR. Carbohydrates = sugar! Plus more cokes because hey, delish new DRINK! Tastes so much better than the diet stuff! Many many carbs were consumed.
- Truck stop coffee gave way to home made coffee but I was putting more and more sugar in it (DELISH! what IS this new fangled ingredient?). Many many ETC.
- I have been high on sugar (and too many carbs) for over a month and I feel like CRAP.
Fruit makes my mouth hurt. Especially pineapple. But also: honeydew or cantaloupe (but not watermelon), bananas (especially if they are too green), kiwi, strawberries, ETCETERA. Hello clue! It all makes my mouth feel like I've been chewing on particularly sting-y bees. TINGLY! but, not in a good way...
Full sugar cokes make my mouth HURT. My gums and teeth absolutely ACHE. Jeebus, hello CLUE.
Good grief, how can you NOT think I need a helmet and a short bus at this point?
This is the biggest reason alcohol makes me so sick even if I drink only one (not to diminish the fact that I'm and ALCOHOLIC and all that trivial stuff, har) but even ONE drink makes me feel horrific the next day. This is due to the two-fisted whammy of the tonic water (tons of SUGAR) and the fact that my liver processes glycogen (blood sugar) badly and stops altogether when I add alcohol to it.
So, aside from the fact that I had coffee this morning (SUGAR) I am going to try and stay completely away from the crap I know hurts me (sugar and carbs) and see how I feel. More protein, less crap. Exercise YES.
We will all pretend to be SO SURPRISED when I start feeling great in a few days, OK?