Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sweet Temptation

I can resist anything except temptation.”
Oscar Wilde
Rolling along on my unicycle this morning, I laughed internally over a response I received from my post titled “The Puzzle of Balance.” The response is evidence that many are struggling to maintain healthy self-discipline or in other words, “keep the balance.”   

This woman’s response is relatable, funny, and honest:
“Oh, UnicycleRose, you ALWAYS inspire me! My plan for the New Year was to start eating healthy. I have been sneaking ice cream every night because Jim (her husband) likes his ice cream at night and so I eat it after he goes to bed.  I eat so much of it that I have to sneak out the next day and replace what I eat.  So when Jim went to the store the other day I told him not to forget his ice cream; well he thought I told him to get me some ice cream and he bought 2 half gallons of it! Now, in the back of my mind I know that there is a half-gallon of chocolate chip in the freezer and by yesterday, it was all gone. So now I have to go out and replace it before he sees that it's gone! I don't know how I am going to live knowing that it's there and be able to resist eating it again.  But I have to start eating healthy again and not gain my weight back. I pray and pray but I know God expects me to do the footwork! So I know exactly how you feel, and even though I don't do puzzles, I read.”
The visual of her story cracks me up! All that hijinx and tip-toeing around for ice cream!

Truth is …  life can feel like a battle to do what you know you should do versus what the little devil on your shoulder is tempting you to do.  I encourage you (and me) to flick him off like a bee and resist the sweet temptation.
Time to work on my puzzle ;0)

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