Every week that my parents go to the grocery store, they get me some chocolate. For a few weeks, I wasn’t eating as much, so I was developing a bit of a chocolate stockpile. (Not much of one, though.) Then, the day before my period started, I started craving chocolate like it was going out of style. I ate all of the stockpile rather quickly, and spent about 5 days with absolutely no chocolate in the house–a time that was extremely unpleasant for me.
When I told my dad that I needed to wean myself off of chocolate if I was going to go on the apparently carbless Dukan Diet, he said something about not having to buy it this week. I pointed out that I had been without any chocolate for almost a week and that I needed chocolate. He didn’t understand how I could have eaten all that chocolate in such a short period of time. And, of course, I couldn’t explain to my father that chocolate is somehow necessary to my body during my period. He would have gotten squeamish and, since he was driving the car, I thought that might lead to a public safety issue. So I just said that I didn’t know how it happened either.
When the only chocolate that came home from the store was bulk chocolate baking chips, I started bawling. I knew I could eat them, but I imagined myself seeking bits from the kitchen cupboard and I could not help but cry. I think that this means that the cutting of chocolate out of my diet will take a little longer than I was expecting. Obviously if I’m having an emotional breakdown over a chocolate shortage, I have some kind of serious chocolate issues going on. (I actually knew this already, but I pretend like I don’t because, I assume, no one wants to admit that they get emotional and agitated when they run out of a type of junk food. I know I don’t.)
Yeah, so…he still doesn’t know what happened to that chocolate, but we do have chocolate in the house now. He and I made a quick trip to Walmart and got me some. So maybe I will make it through the last few days of my period without having some major breakdown again.