I Enjoy Long Romantic Walks to the Fridge

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t shop when you’re hungry”, right?  Well, maybe I should change that to state “Don’t blog when you’re hungry”.   Seriously. 100% not even joking.  My favorite nighttime ritual of indulging in certain foods is over, and has now transformed into me taking a long, romantic walk to the fridge to look, but not eat, what’s inside.  So….How did this ritual even start?

I’ve recently learned that I have an intolerance to about everything delicious in this world…so naturally, my body and mind only want those things.  All. The. Time.  While the positive of this is that I’m not allergic and may be able to slowly introduce items one by one back to my system, the bad news is that my world has been rocked.  My nightly ritual of eating giant spoonful’s of extra crunchy peanut butter is no more.  Stopped suddenly, too soon.  I didn’t even get to say goodbye….My husband will no longer get to whisper those sweet nothings of “you smell like straight up Jiff” into my ear any longer…Our children won’t have to hug me and tell me I smell like a walking peanut butter sandwich all the time and my weekly trip to Sam’s Club to buy my 64 oz. jar of peanut butter is officially over.  (What will I do with all my extra free time?!!)

The plus side of finding out that you can’t eat certain foods?  I’m saving a ton of money.  How?  Well, basically I can eat fresh fruit and veggies.  So, I buy what is on sale and in season!  Score!  My limits of eating have also trickled down to an extent to my crew as well, so in all reality, we are all upping our healthy eating game! Double bonus!

Did I mention that  I can’t eat ANY chocolate.  I know….I know….UGH.   (not even fake “white” chocolate!)  C’mon…throw me a bone here!

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Wine?  Forget about it.  A shot of tequila?  Vodka?  Margarita?  Nope, nope and….nope.  Have I mentioned that in the few seconds in took me to write those undrinkable drink options, I am now wanting a shot of tequila, chased with a glass of wine and topped off with a frozen margarita.   The struggle is real.

My body and me seem to be at war. At odds.  There is no middle ground.  It’s me vs her.  Battle of the mind vs battle of the body.  If I was a betting girl, I’d bet on the fact that my mind will overcome and win….but my body won’t give up without a solid fight!  Every night, my legs lead me to the kitchen and plant me in front of the fridge.  My mind knows that I can’t consume about 95% of the things in it, but yet….my body brought me to it.  A battle, every day.

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In true “me” fashion, I have to see the humor in this, right?  Isn’t that what life is all about?  Laughing at yourself and enjoying the ride?  Right now, my inability to consume my favorite foods is giving me a bit of a bumpy ride…making me HANGRY if you will…but what I do know is that I’m truthfully A-Okay.  Do I like to joke about the limitations placed on me ?  Of course.  Do I honestly know that I’m fortunate to have food at all to eat and am thankful every single day for that?  Absolutely.  To actually have to limit myself on food that I can have any time I want?  I’m blessed.

So, for now, farewell my late night fridge friend.  My mind is saying not now…but soon.  Until we meet again…

75 thoughts on “I Enjoy Long Romantic Walks to the Fridge

  1. Eloise says:

    I love the whispering ‘you smell like Jiff’ into your ear part. Ha!
    I also have a strict diet do to a rare liver disease I was born with (which almost took my life 5 years ago) I know all about saying goodbye to awesome tasting foods! It sucks but at the same time we’re a live and able to be around family and others which is what life is really about!
    You’ll find your alternatives that become your favs as time goes by!
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  2. AnnMarie John says:

    It’s tough when you’re limited on what you can and cannot eat! I feel for you because I’m a foodie myself and I enjoy making all kinds of food at home and trying new ones when we’re out.

  3. Brooke says:

    LOL’d at your post title, then continued laughing as I read on because everything you said is just SO TRUE lol. I’m a foodie and trying to keep to a strict diet – it’s hard but it’ll be worth it!

  4. Shell says:

    I totally understand ! I was diagnosed diabetic and I had to “quit” several of my fave foods cold turkey and it is tough!!! Especially since several items are still in house for the kids but I can’t have them…

  5. Holly says:

    As a vegan, there are obviously a lot of things I don’t either but that’s by choice, which I get is totally different. Hopefully, when you start seeing positive changes, it will become “easier”. 🙂

  6. Mel says:

    I’m one of those woman who get hangry if I am hungry! But I know my diet is in need of changing, I am terrible lately for super noodles, so reading this has reminded me to get on off my butt and sort it out!

  7. Nicole says:

    Oh no! I have an intolerance to wheat and am missing breads and cakes and good pizza. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t drown my sorrows in chocolate. I’m so sorry. (Also, you title made my mind wander to our own fridge and the goodies waiting for me in there. I’ve been craving ice cream since I started reading this. Off to make those dreams come true!)

  8. Stephanie says:

    It’s so hard! I recently had my thyroid removed and have been told it’s best to cut sugar and gluten as much as possible, but it’s so hard!! Luckily I don’t have an allergy or intolerance, it’s just the best things to cut to not gain weight without a thyroid.
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  9. Shibani says:

    Sad to hear that you had to leave some of your favorite food items because of illness, but probably it is for your betterment. I know controlling cravings are hard, really hard. I have been trying to cut down on junk, desserts so I understand. But it’s healthy and nice to be in shape as well. Hope you too get benefited with these controlling food habits.

  10. Glenda says:

    I totally love your post title LOL. I can relate to you. My body and mind are at war all of the time. I also cannot eat certain foods that I crave because I have GERD. When I stay away from the foods I’m not supposed to eat I’m good but when I cheat I suffer tremendously.

  11. Cia Black says:

    I love that you have such a great sense of humor, as it could have turned ugly real quick. I can’t even begin to imagine the struggle it is that you have to face but at least with humor it’ll brighten yours and the people around you day right up.

  12. La Shell says:

    Gosh! I need to work on this. I love to just get up, open the fridge and gaze. My mother would always say when I was younger “what are you really looking for?!?!” Haha! Once I’m up late at night, I tend to rummage around for snacks. Ugh

  13. Amy Dong says:

    LOL, you’re so funny, this post made me chuckle. At the same time, I’m sorry you can’t eat a lot of things. My best friend has a severe health issue that prevents her from eating almost all normal foods. But she’s probably a ton healthier than the rest of us, due to her medically necessary food limitations.
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  14. Krizia Velez / Reckless Babe says:

    You made me laugh more than I expected… Starting with the title, you have a great sense of humor! It’s nice to see that even though you had to quit eating what you enjoy the most, you still make fun about it and look at the bright side. I couldn’t imagine quitting something to be honest.

  15. courtney says:

    While I love your ability to poke fun and laugh about your situation I can totally relate to what you’re going through and it sucks! I recently found out I can’t have gluten, dairy, soy, microgreens or alcohol and boy has it been an adjustment!

  16. Bea says:

    I am with you 100% here, I don’t think I am intolerant to anything – though I have never check it and I don’t think I want to know. Because I can’t let go of things I really love ^^ I am also re-adapting our diet, it just takes time until your body is happy with the new things you are giving him. Stay Strong!

  17. Tiffany Yong says:

    Haha, I totally understand how you feel! I started doing supper after my boyfriend start staying over at my house (due to the proximity of his workplace from his own house)… and he doesn’t get fat eating supper! Not for me though~
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  18. steve walters says:

    Haha, this is the funniest thing I’ve read all day. Thank you 🙂 My coworkers and I have all been trying to eat better. So, we eat great during the day when we are all together, then at night… well, lets just say we end up making up for how good we did during the workday. If we could just do better at home we would be perfect.

  19. Sylvie Anne Hanes says:

    Life without my peanut butter? oh my… however, a few years ago, after years of being sick and many hospital visits, I discovered I was gluten and lactose intolerant – talk about a diet change! Unreal how many things have gluten in their products… I miss cheese – terribly, and although I buy lactose-free cheese once in a while, it’s not the same. Good luck with your continued quest- thanks for sharing!
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  20. Lulubel says:

    OMG, that sounds awful! No chocolate? No wine? aarrghh! But jokes aside, hang in there, you will see how much better you will feel!!!

  21. Elizabeth O says:

    Oh wow! I absolutely feel you. Lol! Me too.. I enjoy Long romantic walked to yhe fridge. Almost everyday haha. Food is life!!

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