I have read on this board time and time again about the bad effects of sugar on this DD. Did I cut out sugar???? Heck no. DUH! Even though I have craved salty snacks more frequently of late, I still am a sugar-holic. Love it love it love it. Well hubby left yesterday morning for a weekend golf outing with his buddies and I was so looking forward to two days of being alone, doing whatever I want whenever I want. All day yesterday I was totally lazy which is rare for me. I laid on the couch watching television and snacking all day long on yep, you guessed it ... SUGAR! (Among other things, I ate a dozen Krispy Kreme donut holes, and if you have KK in your area, you KNOW their donuts are solid sugar!) It felt so good to do what I wanted to do without DH around to nag at me. I enjoyed it immensely. And while I did feel guilty about the excessive eating because I need to lose weight, I didn't think much else about my massive sugar intake until early evening. By then I swear I couldn't move!!!! I hurt worse than I have in months. Every part of my body hurt like crazy, and my feet and hands were burning. It was so awful. This morning, after 11 hours of sleep, I feel slightly better but I still ache everywhere and have a "sugar hangover" feeling. As usual, I came on here to check the boards and was reading a post about cutting back on sugar to help the pain. Now mind you, I have read this MANY times but I always thought "oh that doesn't apply to me" ... DUH!!!!!! .... well guess what, it sure as heck does. I don't know why I ignored this info before. Denial maybe? I thought back to the summer of 2003 when I felt relatively good, and realized that a big factor in my feeling good then was because I was carefully watching my diet and losing weight, hence little or no sugar at all. Again, DUH!!! I don't know why I'm posting this because I'm sure you are all thinking, "We know this, where have you been?!?" but I just wanted to share my "revelation." There really IS something to this sugar theory after all, at least for me as I know it is for many others. Darn it. How I do love the stuff. BUT ... I am going to be very careful about it now. (again, DARN!) -from a very SLOW LEARNER, Kat P.S. Please forgive me if this sounds rambling and garbled, I'm sure it doesn't make sense because the FOG is overwhelming as well. Another good reason to stop eating sugar! (Darn) Just wish there was a good quick way to get yesterday's massive dose out of my system NOW!!!!!