January Book and Sugar Withdraw

This is just a quick update.

Number 1:

I finished my January book. I plan to read a book a month. It was Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.

I wanted to get this book after I heard the author on NPR. It’s a pretty classic style novel about an upper-middle class family’s problems. It’s filled with touching character development that leaves you loving and hating each character. I can’t really pretend to be a great critic on books, but Oprah and the President liked it. I would recommend this novel to someone looking for a good story, but nothing cerebral or challenging.

I’m already 100 pages into my February book. Is that cheating? But it’s so good. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. If you’d like to read along, it’s David Grann’s The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. This is: 1. Nonfiction; 2. Written by a journalist; 3. An exotic story of treasure hunts and dangerous adventures. I can’t put it down.

Number 2:

I’ve officially been off of sugar for 3 days now. This weekend was terrible. I pretty much had a nonstop headache, and I can only attribute it to sugar withdraw. I felt really nauseous on Sunday, but I think that might have been a result of a 48 hour headache. I also slept most of Saturday, but was pretty active on Sunday. In order to curb any cravings, I munched on a 1 lb. bag of cherries. It’s possible to consume a pound of cherries in a weekend. I also noticed I lost some weight, without really trying. I promised myself during the hardest parts of withdraw I could eat whatever I wanted as long as it didn’t have sugar.

Then I woke up this morning and I feel kind of great. I think the worst withdraw symptoms might be over. But it might just be this 24 oz. black coffee I’m drinking. I think it’s time to employ the teeth whitening strips.

One thought on “January Book and Sugar Withdraw

  1. Hi!
    Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom” is supposed to be great, last year Vogue did a review on the book.

    On the caffeine, I think you should try smoothies with some caffeine supplement.

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