So it’s Day 4 of the sugar detox, and it’s actually going shockingly well. Like, I only dreamt about Oreos one time (why Oreos?? I haven’t had them in like a year), and I even resisted the two tiny leftover bites of chicken nuggets on Mason’s plate (if that sounds gross—trust me, it’s not).
I think a big reason for the success is that I’ve had a cold all week (thanks, kids), so my appetite has been way down. I’m pretty sure I’d be over it by now, too—or possibly wouldn’t even have gotten it—if I were getting decent sleep. 2+ months of interrupted night sleep is started to reeaally wear on me…when do these babies sleep through the night again??
Don’t give me the perplexed face. You know exactly what I’m talking about.
Anyway, last night I panicked a little because I woke up at 4 AM feeling SUPER nauseous. I’ve read about people having some crazy sugar withdrawal symptoms, and since I’ve been sick, it’s hard to tell what’s sickness-related vs. sugar-related. (Another reason the cold has helped: I just blame everything on the cold and assume the sugar thing isn’t bothering me at all.) I’ve also read about carb flu, which I thought could be a possibility since I’m kind of naturally eating a lower carb diet, but the symptoms weren’t quite right.
In the end, I decided it was probably from all the herbal tea I’d been drinking all day. Oops. I always forget to take that stuff seriously.
So moving on! There’s this fun little survey circulating the blog world right now, and since Giselle nominated me, I thought it’d be fun to give it a shot.
Hope it doesn’t bore you to tears!
Four names that people call me, other than my real name:
Mom-Mom (haha—for some reason Mason doesn’t really say Mom or Mama, it’s always Mom-Mom)
Kimbo (short for Kimbo Slice of course—note the uncanny physical resemblance)
Gibbler (a few of my college roommates called me this. I didn’t care, but seriously, of ALL the Full House characters to be named after…)
Ma’am (teenaged grocery store employees. I hate it. I’m WAY too young for that.)
Four jobs I have had:
Digital marketing writer
Waterpark lifeguard (best job ever!)
Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
Blue Crush (incredibly random surfing movie I’m obsessed with)
The Holiday (my favorite holiday movie)
A Christmas Story (every year, 24 hours straight, sign me up!)
Four books I’d recommend:
Push (by Chalene Johnson)
My Sister’s Keeper
Eat, Pray, Love
Four places I have lived:
Four places I have been:
Oaxaca, Mexico (study abroad!)
Cabo San Lucas
Riviera Maya, Mexico (our honeymoon spot)
(umm 3 of those are Mexico and the other is in the US…I need to travel more…)
Four places I’d rather be right now:
A beach. Any beach. Anywhere.
The top of a mountain (not too high, of course—I hate the cold—just something with an outrageous view)
Europe (dying to go)
My bed (so. darn. tired.)
Four things I don’t eat:
Gummy candies (yuck)
Raw celery (unless it’s in something)
Rubber (it didn’t specify food, and I’m a dork)
Four of my favorite foods:
Well-prepared salmon (like, what I can’t do)
Four TV shows that I watch:
House of Cards
Four things I am looking forward to this year:
Family vacation (fingers crossed)
Next summer! (how sad…)
Teaching group exercise
Four things I’m always saying:
Gentle please! (to Mason, when he’s “playing with”/punching Josh)
Can you be patient? (again to Mason—not sure why I ask. Pretty sure I know the answer.)
So this blogger I follow… (to the husband—maybe I talk about YOU! haha)
So yeah (lazy way to wrap up a thought)
Four people I tag:
Hope you’re having a great day!
Pick a prompt and answer in the comments!
I legitimately love learning random things about bloggers/readers.