Let me start off on a philosophical note.
We have to go through rough times to appreciate the good times.
This explanation would very well hold good for what I am feeling now - resisting the temptation to eat what I loooouuurrvve because it would prove slow the progress of healing!
Let me explain. ......
I have been diagnosed with bronchitis, albeit the allergic variety. What started as a routine matter of cold and cough progressed to uncontrollable fits of whooping cough. The intensity was such that I spent hours rubbing my sore sides :-|! To cut a long story short, a visit to the doctor and an hour's admonition by Amma (which included the likes of "Thank God it did not happen when you were away") I was coerced (blackmail is too strong a term!) into the worst. A diet! And what a diet ! No curds, no oily items and no fruits as well. Well..... as it it leaves any choice(s) for me ! Harrumph !!
A few 'tight' situations:
Aunt: Yenamma? It has been more than a month since you have come back. Come home this evening. I will make baaLekaayi baaji !
Me: What? Groaaaaaaaaaaaaaan !!
A friend of mine, having returned from a trip abroad, availed the (in)valuable services of (good ol') moi to help her decide her breakfast. One look at the menu and there was a great danger of me slipping on my drool! All that food.......nice oily crisp curling tasty golden brown dosas! Sighhhhhhhhhhh! And to see my friend devouring a special ghee plain dosa blissfully was like adding insult to injury! Bah!
Thoroughly disgusted with life (after all, I am being separated from what I love most in my life - food), I arrived home only to find Amma had made hot tasty gulab jamuns! Round, golden-brown, dripping with sugar syrup! Ohmigawd!
To top it off, a friend calls me to discuss the (ever) famous baaLekaayi dose recipe, something which requires oodles of oil! Aaaaaarrgggh....... the injustice of life!
And sites like this only make me go delirious with hunger... and now frustration!
When.......I pray, when will this agony end? Life can be soooooo unfair !