All of that to say, that I do in fact have sores in my mouth. Hang on let me go count them.... I think there are only 3 or 4 and only one of them is on my tongue. So it's actually not so bad right now. And I think this experiment has convinced me that my diet has something to do with it. SO, I have to have coffee. That's all there is to it. If I don't have coffee I have days like yesterday, which I won't get into in detail right now, but it was full of excitement, cleaning of my children's bodily functions, and culminating in a very unfortunate haircut that my daughter decided to give herself after which I completely overreacted. I need the coffee. So I am seriously considering going to a Homeopath. I believe they know what they are doing and that the treatments work, and I'm hoping they can offer some relief. My husband tells me I've been drinking the Kool-aid. Maybe I should just drink Kool-aid instead of coffee.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Well, we are in the 4th week of the experiment, and so I thought an update might be in order. I've actually been doing pretty good keeping up with it. I'll just start off confessing, again, all of my shortcomings. I ran out of apricots a while back and so I thought I'd try dates. I don't love them. So while I have choked down a few I'm coming up short there. Why, you ask did I just not buy some more apricots? To be truthful, I don't know exactly. I *think* I have a disease that was either caused by or encouraged by my short-lived career as an inventory manager, but I have food-inventory-management issues. For some reason, until the dates have been consumed, I cannot bring myself to buy apricots because then there would be two opened cans of dried fruit in my refrigerator. I know it's neurotic. Point being in all of this that I skimped on the dried fruit. Ok. The spinach I have managed to stay up on, for the most part, believe it or not. My husband is totally burned out on spinach salad, and I am quickly reaching that point. There have been a couple of days that I just had salad and not spinach salad, but those were only a few. The coffee I've been doing really well on, although I did have to make an exception on Wednesdays. I was unfortunately falling asleep in the middle of the BSF lecture. I could almost make it, but then the last 15 minutes was like college all over again. I'd come home with a whole page of illegible notes that looked like I had written them while drunk because I was mostly asleep, but still trying to write. So I started having coffee on Wednesday mornings. An aside (as if there weren't already enough of those): I love Starbucks. I think I first started to love them several winters ago over a Peppermint Latte. I had tried to resist because I don't like jumping on bandwagons, but I caved that winter. Our relationship has progressed over the years through the Mocha, Caramel Macchiatos and Salted Hot Chocolate. More recently the Salted Caramel Mocha and now the Peppermint Mocha. I love you all. end aside. Ok, so those were the dietary things - the unfortunate things that I did not foresee occuring during this experiment were : 1) A trip to the dentist. Why oh why does the hygenist have to practically rip the flesh off of my gums while cleaning my teeth? 2) I ran out of my toothpaste. I used a SLS free substitute for a few days, but it was not the same. 3) I got sick. I think because I was just run down, not a true bug or anything, but I didn't feel like eating much for about 2 days and ran a fever until I finally just went to sleep and rested for a little bit.