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So my dreaded diet started on LAST Friday…well Saturday actually but I always start a day early to “get in the mode”. I know that sounds weird but it so easy to wipe a bit of peanut butter off of a knife and put it in my mouth. I’ve had a bad habit like that for years and most of the time it’s okay but when I’m on this diet it’s a HUGE no-no.
My diet is a low-iodine diet. I have to be on the diet to do the upcoming test to see where the cancer is hiding in me. So I can have salt…not iodized. No dairy, fish, no product whose label says “salt” or “seasonings” on it. Absolutely no going out to eat or processed food. Egg whites are okay but yolks are a no-no.
I’ve had to do the diet three times already…this is the fourth. I hated it every time. It’s such a mind play. Then conflicting information doesn’t help. My book of recommendations say rice is okay….but if I go on the internet and look up rice, some versions of the diet frown on it. So what’s a girl to do? I want the test to be as successful as possible so I avoid the rice.
Then they will list an item like oatmeal. I can have oatmeal…but I can’t have milk on it. I’m picky and not a fan. I can have a salad but I have yet to come up with a dressing that doesn’t include mayo, mustard, eggs, salt, “spices”, dairy or other no-no items. It’s no fun to eat a salad without dressing…that’s why I complain.
This time around I was determined to be better and not whine as much. So I decided that I need to step up and be the good cook I am….so I tried.
Brownies…with oil instead of butter and applesauce substitute for the eggs.
The batter looked okay…but how would they taste??meh. Not good like my normal recipe…but tolerable and at least it’s some kind of treat so I’m not going to complain (too much).
With that somewhat okay result, I decided to make bread. I used the bread machine to mix it and then plopped it out and made a loaf then baked it in the oven.
This was super promising….It doesn’t look bad at all. I made an onion bread and put garlic powder in it.
I took it out of the oven, grabbed the butter and went to butter the top. UGH. I can’t put butter on the top.
I let it cool, took it out of the pan and excitedly tried it…grabbing the butter to put on my slice only to realize again, NO BUTTER.
The bread wasn’t too bad. So I excitedly anticipated supper. I’d have a sandwich. I love sandwiches. That’s when I remembered…no Mayo…no lunch meat, no cheese, no tuna. Hmmm. What exactly was I going to put in my sandwich?? I ended up thinking I could thin slice a chicken breast and fry that…Yep that could work…but I don’t have any chicken breasts.
Well after a trip to the grocery store, the chicken sandwich will be a good idea. I’ll surely miss the mayo but at least I could still eat a sandwich.
Can you see how up and down this diet is…I think of something and continually get shot down. I’ve been at the diet for one week. I have one week to go. You can bet that once the test is done, I’m off to have some food with NO RESTRICTIONS…and a Bloody Mary. I miss Bloody Marys. By then I’ll deserve one.
I don’t know how I did this last spring when Kramer was in the hospital and I was staying there with him. Ahh…I think I was so worried about him that I didn’t think much about myself.
One more week. I can do it!! I do apologize. I know even though I meant to not be whiny…I was pretty whiny.