Friday, October 19, 2012

A Peep Overdose And Sugar Addiction!

It may or may not have started with an overdose on Halloween Peeps. I ate this whole box in, oh I don't know, ten minutes? Pretty gross, if you ask me.

Did you know they made Halloween Peeps? 

I didn’t but I ran into them at a drug store in New York. Until Sunday, I only thought Peeps were available at Easter and Christmas so I've never pursued them at any other time.

You see... I’ve had a scandalous seasonal romance with Peeps (not as intense as my love affair with peanut butter but an affair none-the-less).

As a matter of fact, my mom still buys me Peeps for Easter and brings them over to my house. Is she still feeling guilty that she discontinued our Easter baskets in favor of her grandkids? I never, ever tell her that I’ve already had several boxes. That would disappoint her. I always get a box of traditional Peeps exactly like this:

And I’m not terribly partial to a color but as far as Easter Peeps go, I choose yellow first (always) but I will eat pink, purple and white bunnies as well. I'll eat any color.

What I’m confessing to here is I have an addiction to sugar, not always, but currently and I make bad decisions/food choices because of it. 

I eat way too much of it and too often; it gives me an energy boost only to drop me on my ass an hour later. And it’s a vicious cycle that I keep feeding!!!

I don’t sleep well and lack of sleep triggers sugar cravings big time.

They (web M.D. and other such sources) say the withdrawal should last only a week. It’s been 5 days.

And you know what?

I want to tear (am tearing?) my entire house apart looking for sugar because I have depleted my sources. If I dug around in my daughter’s room, I’d probably find candy somewhere but since she hasn’t lived at home for a few years, it’s would likely be stale, gray chocolate and everything else just plain nasty. That’s if she's become more lax in her hiding places in her older age.

So what have I been thinking? Just how desperate am I right this minute?

I’m almost ready to turn the Hersey's Syrup bottle upside down and take a few squirts to give me a bump. Anyone ever done that? I'm not saying.

Someone talk me off the ledge.

Or send me a piece of fine, dark chocolate.



  1. I think those nuclear reactive looking thingies are made of marshmallow which is why i love them so much

    1. And completely covered with toxic dyed granulated sugar! YUM! I need chocolate!

  2. You ought to buy three cases of Twinkies. Those things never go bad.

    1. I hate Twinkies but I will take Hostess Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, or cupcakes in a heartbeat!

  3. Awwww...Halloween is a bad time for us sugar junkies!

    1. Really! I don't buy my candy bars until the last minute. AND I try to buy things I'm unlikely to eat which isn't much. Awwwwwww is right!