I ate too many cookies today. I am miserable. It is all my fault.
This isn't some kind of "poke fun at your own decadence" thing where you're supposed to laugh that you'll pay for it next time you step on a scale. I am physically very uncomfortable, because my blood sugar has almost certainly plunged, but I ate enough decent food in addition to my cookie overload that there is simply no room in my stomach for anything decent. I am thirsty, I have a very strange headache which I cannot locate except to say it seems to be "following my brain around", I can't find a comfortable position to sit in, and I desire to simultaneously have much less and much more in my stomach.
Anyway, the silver lining is that this is all caused by my flirtation with paleo-paleo living. I'm not as serious about paleolithic eating as OneSTDV, but I've kept in mind his advice to eliminate grains and sugars in mind when planning meals. Accordingly I've reduced pastas, white breads (but not pumpernickel, which I love even though it's not all that much better than white breads), certain legumes (soy and peanuts), and especially sugar.
I've felt a lot better over the last couple of months but apparently I've lost my tolerance for ordinary Christmas eating. That's the awful truth: eating 20 or 30 cookies over two days wasn't out of the ordinary for most of my past holiday seasons. Having repeated this behavior without the associated tolerance I can feel how bad it really is for human physiology. Nature is finally giving me the punch in the chops it has owed me for years.