Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Day Too Many of the "Elemental Diet"

I truly never want to see turkey or rice again.

Yesterday, Day 4ish of 14, I decided that I wasn't going to eat again until the need to eat was greater than the desire to *not* eat turkey or rice. As a result, I had about 5 bites of rice yesterday afternoon. I also ate a couple of dried apricots, but I figured I've already gotten far enough into this diet that I'd hate to blow it and have to start over, so I closed the pack and put it away with a great feeling of self-sacrifice :-) It's not that I dislike turkey or rice, but it's pretty boring without any seasoning and my system is *not* liking it at all. I have a wierd taste in my mouth that I can't get rid of and my stomach has been rebelling at even the thought of any more rice and turkey.

Last night I headed over to the grocery store and had a talk with the deli people asking if there was *any* deli turkey that was just plain turkey - no added ingredients, preservatives, etc. I had to explain the diet I'm on and we finally decided that the all natural Boar's Head stuff fit the bill. One guy behind the counter remembered from a training session (who knew selling Boar's Head required training?) that it does contain raw sugar and sea salt, but I came to a decision. If I'm allergic to salt or sugar, I'm just going to have to live with it since you can't exactly live without those. And let me tell you, that turkey was pretty good.

So between the girls and I, we polished off a pound of that stuff between dinner last night and lunch today. I may survive a few more days yet.

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