Monday, January 26, 2015

Pardon me while I drool over your ice cream that I can't eat

I made the brave decision to go to the supermarket after work to buy some snack items to hold us over during the blizzard. There was not a veggie in sight so I had no choice but to get Cheetos.


The meteorologists are estimating anywhere between 2-3 feet of snow and that means people must buy all the things.

I was waiting in one of the very long checkout lines that just happened to wind all the way back to the frozen food isle. A women excuses herself and opens a freezer door pulling out a delicious looking chocolate chip ice cream. I wanted that ice cream so bad. Chocolate is one of my biggest IC (interstitial cystitis) trigger foods. Normally I can satisfy my sweet tooth without chocolate but today I just really really wanted the chocolate. People ask me if it would be worth it to just give in once in a while. That chocolate would have me up all night peeing. I lose sleep and if I'm working it's hard for me to concentrate because you constantly have that urge to pee on top of being exhausted. Sometimes a flare can last for days so it's just not worth it.

I know I'm not the only person in the world with food restrictions. I will not die if I eat chocolate as it's not a food allergy, so I should consider myself lucky in that respect. I still get to complain on my blog though.

So no chocolate chip ice cream for me, but luckily I can drink beer, and since I don't have to work tomorrow due to the blizzard I'm relaxing with a Bud Light and the Bachelor.

10 comments:

  1. That sounds like an excellent surprise-day-off-work plan!!! And, I'd agree, the effect of the chocolate is not worth the chocolate. But... does white chocolate have the same effect? I mean, it's man made and no actually chocolate....

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    1. So white chocolate is weird. Some white chocolate I can have and I'm fine and others cause me to flare. So I think it depends on how it's made. There's a granola bar I get at the supermarket that has white chocolate on it and I have no problem. I'm trying to figure out what it is that causes this. My guess is maybe the amount of cocoa butter in it.

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  2. A Bud Light to watch the Dud Light.

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    1. ha ha seriously he is such a dud light.

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  3. I get it. Sometimes I really want shellfish even though it will kill me.

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  4. I can't believe how empty that case is! I hope it's not too bad for you guys! Stay safe and warm!

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    1. All the veggies were gone! I was kind of surprised by that. It's still snowing but we have power and heat (let's hope I didn't jinx myself).

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  5. it's still snowing here i think. it's hard to tell with the 50mph wind gusts. but we still haven't been plowed out - not that we had any plans but still.

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    1. Yea it's hard to tell what's going on with all the wind. The drifts are going to be bad.

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