It couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Marge had heard I had been unwell and turned up with a box of donuts. My blood sugars had been raging of late and the doctor had warned me that too many highs could be disastrous for me.
So here I was confronted by a smiling neighbor, gift in hand and so concerned for my well fare that she thought a box of poison would be just the thing to cheer me up.
I smiled back, politeness was always my go too with my neighbours.
She meant well and I appreciated the gesture but I didn’t have the heart to tell her my situation.
I nibbled at one before putting it down saying I was feeling much like eating when in truth my body was craving the sugar hit.
She was okay with that and said she’d be going and I ushered her out the door.
I returned to find the donuts just where I had left them.
In temptations way.
I had to get rid of them as the desire to eat them was fast becoming overwhelming. Such a waste I thought.
Maybe one would be okay but I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist just one.
No, I picked them up and threw them into the backyard where the magpies had a right royal feast.
I felt pleased with myself for my actions and at the same time disappointed I hadn’t at least eaten one.
So, it was back to bland for me as I cut up some low-fat cheese and got out the low salt low carb crackers.
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/10/11/what-do-you-see-103-october-11-2021/
Great story Michael!
But if, its true, next time tell her to bring DARK CHOCOLATE and give it t me. Please!!!!! 😊💜💐
Ok I’ll see if I can have her change her mindset
Ok Thanks!! 🙂👍
I hate having to watch everything that I eat.
No fun is it
None at all.
Thanks Michael for joining in today with this super realistic story. Temptation is the enemy of healthy eating plans. I can identify with your character as I too must stay away from high sugar/ high carb diet.
It seems the blight of getting older Sadje
I know! Perhaps nature’s way of keeping us in check.
Where have you been, Michael?
Dear good sir, I have been taking a break. I found I was writing the same thing more often than I should so felt it was time to stop. I still want to write and so thankfully my desire to play with words is still there. You will see me from time to time. Thanks for asking, have a good day.
Good to “see” you again, Michael.
Glad to see some posts from your today Michael. keep well and safe.
Thanks Di doing my best 😊
Though diabetic, I would have eaten the whole box, just looking out for the magpie.
The magpies here seem to tolerate me. They enjoy eating out of my compost.
Oh shame, Michael! Good to see you though 🙂
Good to see you are writing again. Not sure I wouldn’t have had at least one of the donuts.
Glad you’re still with us, Michael. These lockdowns are a bit like the Hokey Pokey. For now, we’re out. I saw my grandchildren for the first time in 4 months last Monday. What a joy that was!!!
I just hope the sudden freedom doesn’t also bring with it a surge of hospitalisations. Stay safe, my friend.
Thanks Lyn yes good to out of lockdown. Went out for breakfast today. You stay safe too.
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