Take 2 at the grocery store...
Ok, this time I was only shopping to get stuff to make homemade chicken noodle soup for a friend. Not for me, I promise. I did taste it, just to make sure it had that chicken noodle goodness, but I didn't pour a bowl. Be proud.
Anyway, in addition to the bullion cubes, basil, and oregano, I found myself filling my cart with random beverages. Chocolate soy milk, vanilla soy milk, oooooo, that pomegranate juice looks interesting. Wow, banana colada with 8 essential vitamins and minerals? Yeah, gotta have that too!
It wasn't until I found myself putting tangerine sparkling water next to the sparkling pink grapfruit juice that it dawned on me.
I was splurging. Obsessing over beverages. Because I can.
I can't have soda--too much caffeine and/or sodium. I can't have a lot of chocolate, because for whatever bizarre reason that makes my cysts hurt. I can't have any canned foods (again the sodium issue), and now all carnivorous goodness has disappeared from my plate.
But damnit, I can have pomegranate juice. And whatever else the beverage industry wants to tempt me with. So bring on the tangerine orange banana pina colada grapefruit carrot juice cocktail. I'm buyin', baby.