What Do You See Oct 11 – Temptation.

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/

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24 Responses to What Do You See Oct 11 – Temptation.

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Great story Michael!
    But if, its true, next time tell her to bring DARK CHOCOLATE and give it t me. Please!!!!! 😊💜💐

  2. I hate having to watch everything that I eat.

  3. Sadje says:

    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.

  4. Fandango says:

    Where have you been, Michael?

    • Michael says:

      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.

  5. Glad to see some posts from your today Michael. keep well and safe.

  6. Geoff says:

    Hi Michael,
    Though diabetic, I would have eaten the whole box, just looking out for the magpie.

  7. Chris Hall says:

    Oh shame, Michael! Good to see you though 🙂

  8. Patricia says:

    Good to see you are writing again. Not sure I wouldn’t have had at least one of the donuts.

  9. Lyn says:

    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.

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