The last week of 2009 was dubbed (by me) junk week. I decided that since I was going to be going on a diet starting January 1st that I had better eat all those good but not good for me things I wouldn't be able to eat. Just a few weeks before that, I had been having lots of stomach pain and found out that I have acid reflux. They put me on Nexium. I took them for 2-3 weeks and the pain went away so I quit taking them a few days before junk week started. During junk week, I had brownies, cookies, ice cream, donuts, candy...anything I could get a hold of...and I ate a lot of it! The stomach pains quickly came back so I started taking Nexium again and it calmed the acids down enough that I could eat anything I wanted without too many consequences. At 11:30 PM (after a movie) I had my last bit of junk... a donut with some chocolate milk to wash it down.
I woke up the next morning and the sugar withdrawl started. The first few days were pretty hard. I craved those delicious donuts so bad! In all the cravings, I completely forgot about taking my Nexium. I was just thinking about it today but I haven't had a single one since December 31 and I haven't had a single problem. I don't think I can make junk week an annual event though I did thoroughly enjoy it! My body was trying to tell me something and I ignored it completely. I really need to get better at listening to my body if I plan on living till I'm 105-112 years old (which I do)!
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