Today Liz's brain will be replaced by the fountain of snot from her head cold. Observe:
Liz's Brain: I feel a bit sick today what with this impossible head cold. Nothing tastes right and I need a lot of Kleenex. As a result I know the perfect spot for lunch: The Indian buffet! Vegetarian options, healthy and with a strong enough spice to cut through the cold. Plus unlimited napkins and a place to read my book. Bonus!
So out I go to the Indian buffet. The thing about the buffet is while cheap and relatively healthy you ultimately end up eating too much and the spice quotient is dependent on the cook each day. Today's levels - on the high side of spicy. But not enough to stop me from getting seconds. I finish up and pay and I'm still feeling the spice.
Liz's Brain: Man that spice sure does linger. I could use some dairy to cut it down so I can focus on work. Oh wait, isn't there a Coldstone just next door? It might help my cold too after all. Ice cream (particularly with chocolate) does have medicinal qualities (at least according to me).
So I tromp over to Coldstone and before I am really aware of even getting there I am digging into a big bowl of mint ice cream with chocolate sauce and Oreos (the Cookie Mint-ster) and back into my book. It does take the spice away, but also gives me a tummy ache from eating to much.
Now I'm back at work full, having spent more than I wanted, blowing a diet that is still in the "I'll start tomorrow" mindset and still sick. The irony - my book is a sarcastic memoir of diet and weight loss struggles.
I blame the snot. I think it blocked out all sense of self control. (For the last 30 years?)
In related news: Diet coke and sugar free menthol cough drops do not mix.
In other related news: The Walgreen's pharmacist implied I should just "suck it up" and not take anything because of breastfeeding. He is not my friend right now.