It’s Day 10. It’s 8:30 pm. I almost feel like I am out of control. Day 10 is always hard for me, because it feels like I could just quit and get food, but I know I should make it through the night unsullied.
For the past 2 days, I have seriously thought about what I want to eat tomorrow. I know what the rules are (fruit juice), but I always disobey them. All of the cravings have been crowding around (pizza at Quintessence –do they still have pizza? I stopped going there when they started serving cooked food, steak and lobster!!!! at Red Lobsters – I’m just saying – these are cravings) This morning I woke up knowing that what I really really want is a banana. So, I have decided that I will have a banana blended in a protein shake, and I will take a banana along with me to eat for lunch.
I went up to Fairway and got some food for the week (my refrigerator was empty, save a couple of giant lemons). I had to be a)frugal, and b)mindful of what can be done on a candida elimination diet. I found a 1-lb bag of chopped kale for less than a 1-lb bunch of kale.. I grabbed a cabbage (slaw, more sauerkraut – for some reason I am worried about this batch that will be ready tomorrow night), two shiny jalapenos (the scotch bonnets were awfully pretty, but I don’t know how they would work out in sauerkraut), some campari tomatoes, and a nice big bunch of basil (boy was I the popular one on the subway train home – everyone around me was sniffing and staring at my bag), oh! and, of course, the bananas.