Food. It's calling to me.
I'm having one of those days where, no matter what I do, all I want to do is eat. I want to eat anything I can get my hands on. I had my typical banana and granola bar for breakfast. Last week, that breakfast satisfied me to the point where I almost forgot to eat lunch at the usual time. Today, not so much. I thought about going out for a bagel or a breakfast sandwich or something similarly delectable. Instead, I chose to sit at my desk and work... while munching on handful after handful of peanut M&M's.
This is bad. I shouldn't be eating candy in the morning. I really shouldn't be eating candy much at all. I especially shouldn't be eating chocolate.
Watch out, this part is depressing:
I think I need to stop eating chocolate entirely. I'm taking a daily prescription medication for chronic heartburn/acid reflux. Even on this medication, I still have days where I get wicked heartburn (that's "wicked" in a bad way, not a good way, folks). I realized over the weekend that this supplemental heartburn only happens after I eat chocolate.
Yes. Chocolate is giving me heartburn. For all I know, it's also giving me headaches and back pain and pimples and weight gain.
Egad. I was trying to be sarcastic there, but with the exception of back pain, chocolate could very well be giving me all those things.
I want to eat the rest of that candy bowl. All those delicious little M&M's...
But instead, I'm going to try NOT eating chocolate. Any of it. Except for the little chocolate chunks in my granola bars. I think that tiny amount won't hurt me. I hope. Next time, I'll buy the bars without chocolate. Then we'll know for sure.
I don't want to do it, but at the same time, my curiosity is telling me that I have to do it. I need to find out if cutting out the chocolate solves some of my issues. If this fix doesn't work, I can always start eating chocolate again.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
1 week ago