Friday, March 26, 2004
10 days. 8 pounds. I haven't maimed or killed anyone yet, so I guess I'm doing quite well. My friends at work are astonished. No one ever thought I'd last this long. I went food shopping today with Ray. Usually, I only do eat out or take out food. We really shouldn't have gone there while I was so hungry though. I was FINALLY able to go 8-12 hours without eating and I got my blood tests done this morning, and we decided to pick up a few items on the way home. By the amount of people in the Shop Rite I have to assume that many people still cook and use real food. Thank God Ray was with me. I'd like to say that even if I were alone I would have been able to withstand all of the temptation, but I think I would be lying. Grapes, juicy peaches, plums and bananas in the fruit section. Ice cream in with the frozen foods. Lucky Charms in the cereal aisle. Ready Whipped Cream and tapioca pudding in the dairy section. They even had chocolate chip mousse behind the counter with the lunch meats in the Deli. But the hardest part was walking through the Bakery Section. I bet they have a bakery in heaven. There is nothing on earth like the smell of cinnamon. I saw blueberry muffins with sugar crumb topping. Strawberry Short Cakes. Cherry Danish. Chocolate layer cake with butter cream icing. The temptations were almost too much to bear. Actually they WERE too much. If Ray hadn't been riding shot gun for me I would still be there. Only a SWAT Team and a sharp shooter would have been capable of taking me out. Shoppers would grab their children and run to the exit doors, fearing for their very lives. The store manager would beg me over the intercom not to rip open any more packages of sticky buns. Newscasters would interview my neighbors on live TV. "She seemed like such a quiet woman.... We're totally shocked." The surveillance cameras would show me clutching a Jewish Apple Cake to my chest. Eyes wild and glazed. Melted chocolate and powdered sugar all over my face. "Come any closer and I'll eat another one! I mean it!"