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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.
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…
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