Just to clarify — I will be handing out candy on Halloween, not toothbrushes.

Tomorrow I am going to start phasing out sugar. I know this comes as a shock to most of you and it is sorrowful for some, but it needs to be done. I am apprehensive, as I know it will provide days of withdrawal headaches and weeks of crabby behavior.
Starting tomorrow I will cut out any sugary foods — candy, cookie, cake, brownies, ice cream — the five food groups. After my body has gotten a hang of that (about two weeks) I will begin to cut out other foods like white breads, pastas and some sauces. I'm not a zero-carbohydrate person so I will continue to eat some carbohydrates in smaller quantities and made from whole-wheat. I've done it before; I can do it again. Right? We shall see.

So, today I am going to finish off my last bag of peanut M&Ms, having vanilla ice cream for dessert (with the last of the whipped cream) and drinking my last Diet Dr. Pepper (no I won't — they are sugar-free).

Tomorrow: Day 1 of scary, crazy-eyed Erin.  

How many stages to grief are there?